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Dr. April Buckins was born in Los Angeles, CA but raised primarily in Dayton, OH. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Public Health and Dentistry, where she obtained both a Master Degree in Business with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration, as well as a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Buckins has a strong passion for helping those less fortunate which has lead her across the country, in addition to mission efforts in Ethiopia, Honduras and Jamaica. Her continual passion for people has lead her to believe that she has been called to care. She was first drawn to dentistry as a result of her own personal experience with crooked teeth and how dentistry was able to drastically change her appearance and confidence. One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is the ability to immediately change a person’s smile!
In her free time she loves to travel, try new restaurants, jet ski, play a good game of racquetball and spend time with family and friends. She believes, ” Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one who finds the gold.”
Dr. Jane Law is a specialist in Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Certificate in Advanced Periodontology from the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She focuses on creating individualized treatment plans based on the most innovative practices and technologies with proven results. Her philosophy has been to “treat patients the way that she would want to be treated”, with kindness and compassion. Dr. Law has extensive training in the management of periodontal disease, periodontal plastic surgery, and dental implant surgery.
Dr. Law is married to a native of Westlake Village and lives in San Marino with her newly adopted maltipoo, Noodles.
Dr. Walia is a caring and skilled endodontist who serves patients throughout Southern California. She recognized her passion for endodontics early on in her dental career, after which she fully immersed herself in the field.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies and minored in Chicano Latino Studies in 2011. In 2016 Dr. Walia obtained her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she was a Dean’s Scholar and graduated with honors in both Community Service and in Dentistry for Radiological Services. Dr. Walia completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in 2017. She obtained her certificate in Endodontics from NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in 2019. Dr. Walia is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE).
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Walia enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, traveling and hiking. She plans to teach in the future.
Wendy comes to Westlake Smile Studio with over ten years of dental management experience. She graduated from Cal State, Northridge with a degree in Kinesiology, and has resided in Ventura County ever since.
She loves working with patients to help them have an enjoyable experience and achieve the smile they have dreamed of. Wendy spends her spare time traveling throughout California and neighboring states with her husband and daughter, who is pursuing her passion for competitive travel softball.
Lindsay received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from CSU Channel Islands in 2014. Afterwards, she went on to graduate top of her class from the Oxnard College Dental Hygiene Program. While in school, she led her class as class president and received numerous leadership and academic awards.
Lindsay’s main priority is her patients’ comfort and well-being. She strives to make your visit enjoyable, empowering, and informational to help you achieve optimal oral health. Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, husband, and dog. She enjoys action sports, beach volleyball, and the outdoors.
Kamilla started out as a dental assistant 20 years ago. After years of learning as much as she could working alongside excellent dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dentists, Kamilla decided that she wanted to contribute more to the field of dentistry as a healthcare provider. In 2012, Kamilla went on to pursue a career in dental hygiene. In 2014, Kamilla graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with honors and received her Dental Hygiene degree. Kamilla loves being a dental hygienist as it allows her the opportunity on a daily basis to educate patients about the relationship between oral health and overall health and to motivate them to make small behavioral changes that can help them live healthier lives. Kamilla goes above and beyond to make her patients’ experience as easy and comfortable as possible.
When not working, Kamilla enjoys spending time outdoors doing things like hiking and going to the beach with her husband, stepson, and two amazing Huskies. She also enjoy traveling, reading, trying and creating new recipes, baking, and gardening.
Priscilla received her Bachelor degree in Biology from CSU Northridge in 2017. Subsequently, she received her Bachelor in Dental Hygiene from West Coast University, Anaheim. Priscilla aims to provide the utmost care to make each visit a comfortable and pleasant experience for her patients. When she’s not improving someone’s smile, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.
Kayla joined the Westlake Smile Studio team in 2020 as a dental assistant. She enjoys comforting our patients and watching them leave our practice with a confident smile. Kayla loves working in the dental field and aspires to become a Dental Hygienist. In her spare time. Kayla enjoys going to the beach, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
Josh grew up in Ojai Valley and joined the Westlake Smile Studio team in 2021. Josh is passionate about helping others and that shines through in his daily interactions with our patients. His love of the healthcare and dental fields has been the catalyst in his decision to pursue his education to become a Dental Hygienist. Josh loves the outdoors, particularly the mountains for snowboarding.
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