Meet Dr. Ishida and Staff
Phyllis M. Ishida, DDS
Dr. Ishida has been practicing general dentistry in the Silicon Valley for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry where she is a Willard C. Fleming Scholar. She is a member of several professional associations including the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Santa Clara County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Team for Implants, and International Academy of Dental Research.
Dr. Ishida is a member of local service and community organizations. She has been an active volunteer with Quota International, West Valley Community Services, and CDA Cares. Dr. Ishida has earned several awards such as the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow award, City of Cupertino STAR award, and Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Crest award; for all her hard work helping others. Dr. Ishida enjoys serving her community and works hard to make sure her patients are comfortable.
Jenny Mai- Administrative Manager
Jenny has worked in the dental field since 2009 starting as a chair-side Dental Assistant (DA). She is now our Administrative Manager at Dr Ishida’s since 2014! Helping people learn about their overall health and how they can make it better is a great satisfaction for her. Jenny definitely gives important ways to best help the patients and provide them the best service. She is currently waiting for acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program to further her career in hopes to become a Dental Hygienist! On her free time she loves going on food adventures, spending time with her family and dog (Pochacco), and going to the gym!
Debbie Condensa- Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbie graduated from Foothill College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 1996 with Karen Mock. Debbie has been with Dr. Ishida part time since 2010. Debbie’s favorite part of the job is being able to interact with patients, making them feel comfortable, and seeing their great smiles! Debbie and her husband Dave have two teenage children, Ryan and Rachel. They all love their dog, Koda, and live in San Jose. She loves to read, hike, ski, and enjoys family vacation with her family and friends.
Karen Mock- Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen began working with Dr. Ishida in 1990 as her receptionist. In 1992 Karen graduated from Foothill College’s dental assisting program and became Dr. Ishida’s assistant. In 1996 Karen graduated from Foothill College’s Dental Hygiene program and began practicing as a dental hygienist for Dr. Ishida. Karen, her husband Brian and daughter Emily love to spend time vacationing at Disneyland.
Kat LaFreniere- Registered Dental Hygienist
Kat has been a dental hygienist for over 25 years and is a graduate of Foothill college dental assisting and the dental hygiene program. She is dedicated to educating patients to achieve their optimal oral health by attaining personal goals. On her free time she enjoys vacationing with her husband Kris and two sons Ryan and Mason.
Tiffany Nguyen- Registered Dental Hygienist
Tiffany joined Dr. Ishida’s team in 2021. She truly enjoys educating patients on how to keep their teeth nice and healthy. It is her main goal to make sure that patients are always comfortable in the chair and strives to make dental cleanings as pleasant as possible. She loves seeing people smile! In her free time, Tiffany enjoys shopping and eating adventures as well as traveling to different places!
Margarita Vega- Registered Dental Assistant
Margarita has been working for Dr. Ishida since 2014. She graduated from Advanced Dental Assisting program in 2001. Margarita became a dental assistant because she loves helping people. She has experience in Endodontics, Orthodontics, and General Dentistry. She likes to spend time with her daughter, Daniella, and is very fond of her vacations to Cancun, Mexico.