Our Team

Martha S.

Practice Manager


Martha is our office manager and has been working in the dental field for over 16 years. She graduated from the dental assistant program and obtained her RDA; She also has a bachelor’s in business administration from Simpson University. Martha joined our practice as an RDA in 2016 and strives to make dentistry understandable for every patient. Originally from Colombia, Martha moved to Redding in 2001. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her kids’ school. Martha and her husband enjoy cheering their kids at all their sports, camping, traveling and attending professional sporting events.

Heidi S.

Lead R.D.A.

Heidi Stewart is a Registered Dental Assistant with ten years of experience. Heidi joined our practice in June of 2021. She likes to be on the cutting edge of dentistry. Heidi has lived in the Redding area since 1989. Heidi has been married to her husband Monte for 13 years and they have 4 kids and 2 grandchildren. In her free time, Heidi likes to go camping, spend time with family.

Sandy S.

D.A./Sterile Technician

Sandy is a Redding native who moved to Southern California to train in surgical technology. She moved back to Redding in the early 2000 and worked locally in the surgical field, she decided to transfer into the dental field and has been with Exceptional Smiles for four years, bringing dedication and providing our patients with the utmost care. On her off time, she enjoys gardening, cooking and camping with her family.

Karen A.

Administrative Assistant & Front Desk

Karen is the office’s administrative assistant and the friendly voice you will hear on the other side of the phone when calling the office. Karen has been in the dental industry for about three years and plans to continue her journey in the field by becoming a dental hygienist in the future. She enjoys spending free time with her loved ones and her dogs while enjoying good laughs and yummy food!

Deanna C.


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Deanna has been in the dental field for 30 years and became a dental hygienist in 2003. She started as a dental assistant which inspired her to further her education and become a Dental Hygienist. She is passionate about dental health and enjoys spending time with patients to encourage them to maintain good periodontal health.

Deanna has lived in Shasta County since she was 4 years old. She is married and has two sons and two grandsons. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and various hobbies.

Gayleen P.


Gayleen P.
Gayleen is a Redding native. She has been a dental hygienist for 20 years and loves getting to know the patients and their families. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 30 years, has two adult daughters, and is excitedly waiting for her first grandchild.