Expert Team at Dr. Thomas Kepic DDS | Upland, CA
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Our Team


Office Manager

Misty attended Pasadena City College. She has worked in dentistry since 1997 and in periodontal offices since 2001. She joined Dr. Kepic’s office in 2017. Her experience includes all aspects of running and managing a dental office, such as reviewing treatment plans with patients, insurance billing, and liaison with referring offices. Misty has a contagious enthusiasm for dentistry and she thinks it is very important for patients to leave Dr. Kepic’s office knowing more about their needs and treatment options.

Misty and her husband Anthony have four sons. She enjoys watching her boys play competitive sports, hiking, and indoor cycling.



Hygiene/Office Coordinator

Tanya has been in the dental field since 1993.  She graduated from Cerritos Community College in Norwalk and earned her bachelor’s degree in Organization Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. Tanya has her Designated Teaching Credential and has taught at Alhambra High School. She has a wealth of dental office experience.  Her college teaching experience began in 2007 at Citrus College as Adjunct Instructor and Pasadena City College in 2010. She considers herself a life-long learner, as she prepares to continue her education.  Tanya is currently serving as Treasurer for the California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT). During her free time she enjoys hanging out with her three favorite guys—her husband and two kids. She enjoys watching her two sons play sports: roller-hockey, soccer and football.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica has worked for Dr. Kepic since 1987. She was fortunate to find her dream job in Dr. Kepic’s periodontal office after graduating with a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from USC. Caring, calm, and multi-talented, Jessica is a tremendous asset to the team. She is proud of Dr. Kepic’s confidence in her as well as the long-term relationships she has developed with her many hygiene patients. Jessica’s home world centers on her husband whom she assists in the family real estate business. Many patients would be surprised to learn that Jessica is also an avid orchid gardener and an accomplished ballroom dancer. She is proud of her two adult sons: Howard, a U.S. Air Force officer, and Kevin who helps his father in business.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Senovita earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at The University of Southern California, where she became both a Lecturer and Instructor in the USC Department of Dental Hygiene. She remained an integral member of the department while working towards her master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies at Azusa Pacific University. Enthusiastic about her work and the patient-clinician bond, she has found her niche in Dr. Kepic’s practice. One of strongest interests in periodontics is the growing research regarding the relationship between gum disease and certain systemic conditions. Senovita and her husband are dedicated to their children, two sons and one daughter.



Registered Dental Hygienist

In addition to earning a B.S. in Dental Hygiene at USC, Krystal completed her Master’s in Business Management (M.B.M.) with a concentration in Human Resources from Azusa Pacific University in May.  As a member of the California Dental Hygiene Association, Krystal takes great interest in pursuing continued education in dental hygiene.  No one is more meticulous about her work than Krystal.  She discusses specific oral hygiene needs with each patient and offers individualized suggestions and instructions for the best home care.  She is gentle, yet thorough, providing patients the opportunity to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.  Krystal enjoys traveling as often as possible, taking care of her three small dogs, and of course USC Trojan Football!



Registered Dental Assistant

Lupe has been with Dr. Kepic since 2003. Dr. Kepic regards Lupe as a brilliant surgical assistant in complex cases, someone who radiates kindness and earns the respect of staff and patients alike. Her steady hands and ingenuity serve her both at work and in the creation of exquisitely complex beaded jewelry. Since she began exhibiting her work at the Los Angeles County Fair competition, she has now earned 23 first place awards and nine additional ribbons in other categories. She earned the judges award of merit in 2011, also the best of show ribbon in 2017. Lupe continues to vacation annually in Sumter, North Carolina, visiting her older brother and family. Lupe and her husband Jose have two children, her daughter Lupita, and son Elias.  



Registered Dental Assistant

Martha came to Dr. Kepic with a rare recommendation from her former periodontist employer: that she was the best assistant he ever had! With an A.A. degree from Chaffey Community College in Science, Martha has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1978. She has worked in periodontics for 27 years and for Dr. Kepic for six years. Martha’s intelligence and adaptability to work in various phases of Dr. Kepic’s practice have made her contributions valuable and appreciated. She is also notable for her jovial nature, kindness, and courtesy to staff, visitors, and the general dentists’ staffs she visits. Along with world travel, which she and husband, Dave, enjoy, Martha says her motto is “I came; I saw; I shopped.” They also have a great time with their two grandchildren: David Matthew (16) and Daniel Jefferson (6), who live in Richmond, VA. 



Dental Assistant/Office Coordinator

Emily has worked in Dr. Kepic’s office since 2016 and she loves her job. She is a graduate of the Chaffey College Dental Assisting Program. She says that the best parts of her job are learning more about the specialty of periodontics, helping patients to relax, teaching patients about procedures and oral health, and being part of a highly competent team with strong values. In her free time, Emily is a Volunteer Storyteller at LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. She has been involved with acting, the tech crew, set painting, costuming, and she has worked as a production assistant.


Registered Dental Assistant

Shelby grew up in Rowland Heights and graduated in 2017 from the Chaffey College Dental Assisting Program. Known as a go-getter who likes a challenge and thinks on her feet, Shelby enjoys getting to know her patients. She is very happy to have the opportunity to work in Dr. Kepic’s periodontal and dental implant practice. Shelby’s long-term goal is to become a dentist.