Meet members of our team: Dr. Jennifer Koumaras, Monica Vasquez, our front desk coordinator, and our dental assistants Leanna Ruiz.
Dr. Jennifer Koumaras
Dr. Jennifer Koumaras is originally from Philadelphia and moved to California in August 2007. She earned her bachelor degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. She completed dental school at New York University, and continued on to do a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Jennifer is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society. She is the proud and busy mom to Stella (2) and Max (born 1/2015) .In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, going to the beach, reading, bike riding, and playing with her cat. We are delighted to have Dr. Jennifer join our team. She is available to see new patients, and will also provide check ups and all phases of pediatric dentistry to existing patients. Please come by and say hello to Dr. Jennifer.
Monica Vasquez has been in the dental fields for 7 years. Her main focus and strength is managing the front desk. Outside of work, Monica enjoys reading, hiking, and shopping. Her son Diego (8) is the love of her life. Monica recently joined Dr. Annie’s practice, bravely tackling the scheduling, and endearing herself to patients and parents.
Leanna Ruiz was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She is a graduate of San Marcos High School. She is the mother of 3 boys, Ruben (16), Jacob (12), and Roman (5). Leanna has been in the dental field since 2005, starting in orthodontics. She joins Dr. Annie practice in 2012, and has been steadily learning pediatric dentistry. At work, Leanna enjoys interacting with the children and their parents. Outside of work, she devotes her time to her 3 boys. They particularly love football and hanging out at the beach.