Meet The Staff
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 Our Dental Assistants
Maria Flores- RDAEF – Lead Assistant
Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions.
“I have over 25 years of professional experience in all phases of clinical and cosmetic dentistry. My passion for professional improvement led me to undertake additional courses at UCLA to improve my already sharp set of skills.”
Cassie Fillmore – Dental Assistant
I graduated from Reseda High School and started my dentistry career in 1992. I love spending time with me husband, four children and seven grandchildren.
Stephanie Velasquez – Dental Assistant
I started out my dental assisting career by graduating from Concorde Career College in 2006, I then continued on by graduating in 2009 from Pasadena City College with an A.S. in natural sciences. My time away from the office is spent with my husband and little princess Mia.
Meet Our Hygienists
Annette Brousseau – Hygienist
I grew up in New England and went to Northeastern University where I received an A.S. degree in dental hygiene. Later, I went on to Rutgers University and earned a B.S. degree in health education. I have lived in the Conejo Valley for over 20 years and raised my two adult children here. I enjoy being physically active and like to participate in local 5K charity races. I have worked in many dental offices in my career and I know Dr. Couch’s practice is by far the best.
Suzette 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 38 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 Jones – Hygienist
I graduated from West Los Angeles College and trained at Cedars Sinai and UCLA. I’ve worked as a hygienist since 2007 and love it. I enjoy spending time with friends, family, and outdoor sports. Most of my free time is spent with my two boys. I couldn’t ask for a better career helping others feel confident about their oral health.
Susan Guy – Hygienist
I graduated with a B.A. from USCB in 1990 before graduating from the WLAC hygiene program in 1994. I was fortunate to start my career in this practice at that time. I enjoy spending time with my husband Clint, and our two daughters, Sara & Natalie. In my free time you will find me being a Girl Scout leader or talking long walks with our dog, Trixie.
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.
Lisa Sobelman – Hygienist
I am a Southern California native who grew up in Moorpark, and I’ve been a hygienist since 2013. When I’m not cleaning teeth, I can most often be found decked out in black, silver, and white cheering for the LA Kings.
Meet Our Front Office
Steffany Hudgins – Hygiene Coordinator
Born and raised in the Conejo Valley, Steffany has been a part of this practice since 1993. Starting off doing the doctor scheduling, then moved on to the billing administrator before becoming the hygiene coordinator. She is blessed with two daughters, one son, and one granddaughter.
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 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 Delgadillo – Insurance and Billing Administrator
I have a long working relationship with Dr. Couch. 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