Dentist in Forestville, CA
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials, and work experience.
Karol H. Scheiner, DDS
Dr. Karol Scheiner received her BS degree in Biopsychology and pre-dental studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1987. She then graduated in the top 10% of her class at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco and received her DDS degree in 1991. She did a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Temple University in Philadelphia before moving to Sonoma County in 1993. She bought the dental practice in Forestville 10 years ago after working for the Sonoma County Indian Health Project and for other dentists in the area. She does extensive continuing education each year and stays up to date on all of the latest technology in dentistry. She is a member of the ADA, CDA and local Redwood Empire Dental Society as well as a member of a local study club for dentists. She has been married for almost 25 years to her husband Dave, a local endodontist in Windsor. They have two grown sons, Bradley and Sean, who are both away at college now. In her spare time, Dr. Scheiner enjoys gardening, running half marathons, scrapbooking and just enjoying time with family and friends.
Courtney, Front Office Manager/Receptionist
Courtney has been in the dental field since 1989. She began her career in dentistry as an RDA. After 11 years, she decided she preferred the management side of dentistry. Courtney moved to Forestville in 2004 from the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015, she and her husband Jon purchased their dream home in Guerneville. They reside there with their two beautiful children, two dogs and a cat. Courtney loves this beautiful small town and feels very fortunate to work so close to home. When she's not working, Courtney enjoys watching her children's performances and sports games. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, swimming, gardening and bike riding.
Billy, Registered Dental Assistant
Billy has been in the dental profession for over 32 years. He is a highly trained Registered Dental Assistant. He stays current with continuing dental education classes and takes his commitment to helping patients maintain their dental health seriously. Patients appreciate his gentle and compassionate bedside manner. Billy enjoys living in West Sonoma County and resides in Forestville with his Life Partner. They enjoy traveling, nature, cooking, gardening and friends and family.
Haleigh, Front Desk Receptionist
Haleigh is one of two front desk receptionists at Forestville Family Dentistry. Although she’s been with us only a short time, she already loves the patient interactions, learning about dentistry, insurance and billing. She really loves being part of a small office with staff who really care about their patients. When she’s not working, you can find Haleigh studying for school or having an adventure with her husband and dog, Peach!
Hannah, Sterilization Technician
Hannah is new to dentistry and is our sterilization technician and all-around happy helper in the office. While taking a break from beauty school, Hannah helps to clean instruments, set up treatment rooms, and organize dental products in the office. She shows interest and great promise in furthering her career in dentistry. When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys visiting her friends and traveling.