Committed to providing outstanding service and exceptional standards….
Welcome and thank you for choosing our Thousand Oaks dental practice, where our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality dental care in a warm, friendly, state of the art environment. In our practice each patient is treated like family and we have extensive training and unique skills to improve your dental experience. Find out more about our dental technology here, or meet our team below.
Meet our passionate team that are dedicated to optimal dental care achieved through unsurpassed, exception service and attention to detail
Meet Dr. Curtis Couch
About Dr. Couch
Dr. Couch received his undergraduate degree in biology at CalState University Northridge. He then graduated with honors from University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1994. Since, Dr. Couch has taken extensive advanced training in cosmetic, implant, and full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Couch’s professional affiliations include:
- Member of the California Dental Association
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Member of the Academy of General Dentistry
- USC Alumni Association
- Santa Barbara / Ventura County Dental Society
The Man Behind Your Smile…
Dr. Couch enjoys living a fast paced life and considers himself an avid outdoorsman. Most people can’t believe he is a dentist, with his ‘live large, go hard’ attitude and thirst for adventure. In his spare time Dr. Couch’s passions include surfing, bike riding, snowboarding, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his lovely wife and three young boys.
Mike Frisbee is renowned throughout the wider community and the industry as a leading, advanced ceramist. Mike Frisbee has been with the practice for over 30 years and creates all ceramic restorations for patients in house. For more information about Mike’s work within the practice, contact the practice to learn more.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Inbo Cho
We would like to introduce Dr. Inbo Cho, an exceptional Dentist, to our practice. He has previously worked with Dr. Couch for 7 years and we feel very fortunate to have him join us here.
B.S., Northwestern University
Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York City – Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Pierre Fauchard and the Percy T. Philips student awards
UCLA/Sepulveda VA Hospital – two year general practice residency – chief resident.
Certification to perform adult oral conscious sedation (“sleep dentistry”) in the State of California.
Invisalign certified and experienced in treating teeth crowding and spacing using clear aligners.
Continuing education Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
San Fernando Valley Dental Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Eva Yancey
Dr. Yancey was born and raised in Sweden, and moved to California with her family in 1977. She received her Bachelors of Art in Biochemistry from University of California-San Diego and her DDS degree from University of California-Los Angeles. Her Residency in Periodontal Surgery was completed at University of California-San Francisco. She has been teaching as a lecturer at the Advanced General Education of Dentistry Residency and the Esthetic Clinic at the UCLA School of Dentistry for over 15 years. Her hobbies include traveling, golf, birding, reading, and gardening. She and her husband are involved in a conservation effort of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa and take guests on safari trips to the area on a biannual basis.
CREDENTIALS AND TRAINING
- DDS-UCLA School of Dentistry
- Periodontics Specialty-UCSF School of Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- West Los Angeles Dental Society
- American Academy of Periodontology
Meet Our Hygienists
Annette – Hygienist
I grew up in New England and went to North-eastern University where I received an A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene. Later I earned a B.S. Degree from Rutgers University in Health Education. I have been a dental hygienist for over 20 years, 13 of which have been with Dr. Frake and now Dr. Couch. I’ve lived in Westlake Village for 20 years and have raised 2 children that are in college now. I am physically active and enjoy working out, rollerblading or kayaking around the lake.
Carol Riccobono – Hygienist
Carol Riccobono is an extremely qualified and diligent hygienist. Educated in Florida, Carol comes with an extremely extensive and impressive resume. She takes essential time and pride in giving each patient the tools to achieve better oral health.
Suzene Niles – Hygienist
I moved to Conejo Valley in 1961 and grew up out here with my father who was a dentist also. I raised 2 children here and worked in the office for 33 years as a dental hygienist and graduated hygiene school at UCLA. I like to garden, walk, play piano, travel and spend time with my grandchildren.
Kelly – Hygienist
I was born in Orlando and moved all over the world. I graduated High School in England and worked for many years as an RDA then went to college for 7 years before going to West Los Angeles Hygiene School. I’ve been married for 20 years and had 2 great children. I enjoy hiking the trails of Oak Park and love gardening, cooking and taking vacations.
Kelly Jones – Hygienist
I graduated from West Los Angeles College and trained at Cedars Sinai and UCLA. I’ve worked as a hygienist for 6 years, 5 of those years at this practice and I love it. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, outdoor sports including hiking and biking. Most of my free time is spent coaching my sons track team. I couldn’t ask for a better career, helping others feel confident about their oral health.
Susan Guy – Hygienist
I graduated with B.A from USCB in 1990 before graduating from the WLAC hygiene program in 1994. I have been married for 12 years to Clint and we have 2 daughters; Sara 7 and Natalie 4 and our dog Trixie. I’ve worked at this office for 18 years.
Bari Belcher – Hygienist
I graduated from the University of New Mexico in dental hygiene before attending the West LA College where I achieved my Rdhap certification to treat special needs patients. I continued on to work in a variety of dental office settings including periodontal, general, university, pedodontic and I have worked for Dr Frake for over 25 years. I very much enjoy my current and continued role as registered dental hygienist for Dr Couch.
Meet Our Dental Assistants
Maria- RDAEF – Lead Assistant
Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions.
“I have over 25 years of professional experience in all phases of clinical and surgical dentistry. My passion for professional improvement led me to undertake additional courses at UCLA to improve my already sharp set of skills. I am Dr. Couch’s lead assistant.”
Lorraine Irigoyen – Dental Assistant
I graduated from Santa Clara High School and completed my dental assisting course in 2005. I’ve worked at this office for 6 years and have a beautiful daughter.
Cassie Fillmore – Dental Assistant
I graduated from Reseda High School and started my dentistry career in 1992. I’ve worked at this office for 10 years and I am married with 4 children and have 1 grandchild.
Meet Our Front Office
Steffany – Hygiene Coordinator
Born and raised in the Conejo Valley, I’ve been at this office for 19 years. I started working in Dr. Scheduling then moved on to billing administrator before becoming the hygiene coordinator.
Vicki Schuster – Front Office
I was born in Colorado and grew up in Europe and Japan. I went to high school in Hawaii and college in San Francisco. I have 3 beautiful boys, 2 dogs and I’ve worked in dentistry for over 25 years. My hobbies are watching my sons play baseball, travelling, cooking and hiking.
Dianne Scafidi – Hygiene Coordinator
Dianne Scafidi has been a member of the front office staff for nearly 18 years. She has truly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people in the community. In her free time Dianne enjoys taking long walks with friends, gardening and cooking. She has been married to her husband Tom for 39 years and together they raised two daughters in the Conejo Valley. She looks forward to continuing her work with all patients and is excited to be working with Dr. Couch.
Norma – Insurance and Billing Administrator
I have a long working relationship with Dr. Couch spanning 12 years. I was his main dental assistant when he first graduated from dental school and helped manage front and back office procedures. Currently, I am the insurance and Billing Administrator striving to deliver the best customer service to our patients with any insurance questions or concerns.
VIP Services and Treatment…
At our practice, your comfort level is of critical importance to us. Our highly trained team takes great pride in continually searching for new ways to enhance your experience. Following is a list of some of the ways we hope to make your visit more enjoyable.
- High Definition television screens for patients with Direct TV
- Wireless headsets for patients during treatment
- Various music channels to choose from
- Relaxing atmosphere, with treatment rooms overlooking lush surrounding gardens
We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients
- For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Payment is due at the time service, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at (805) 497-8077. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.
- Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.
- We will send you a monthly statement. Most insurance companies will respond within four to six weeks. Please call our office if your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated. We can make arrangements for a monthly payment plan but this must be done prior to the actual procedure.