Meet The Team
TEAM SHOMS (SicatHSU Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery):
"The core of our practice is a team of talented and highly trained individuals who are dedicated to making your visit a positive experience. To provide the best possible service, we devote numerous hours for continuing education from highly qualified experts and professional organizations. Our staff members come from diverse backgrounds but all share one common goal...taking care of our patients' needs with dignity, empathy, and compassion."
"We are committed to earning your trust and look forward to taking care of you."
Director of Christensen Sicat Hsu, DDS Inc. (S-Corporation)
I provide the corporate administrative support for SicatHSU Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I am an Army Veteran and met my wife Dr. Christensen Hsu when we were both on Active Duty and stationed in Okinawa, Japan. My best memory in life is watching my wife walk down the aisle on our wedding day! My proudest accomplishment is bringing my entire military unit home safely after a year-long combat tour in Iraq.
I'm a triathlete and have competed in various triathlons to include Ironman 70.3 Oceanside and the 2022 World Championship Off-Road Triathlon in Romania. Random fact: I have a corgi who can run as fast as me!
Lead Patient Care Coordinator
I coordinate patient appointments and obtain pre-authorizations and pre-determinations to ensure accurate information regarding treatment plans. I help patients understand their dental insurance benefits, coordinate timely payments, and facilitate insurance reimbursements. I am the first Patient Care Coordinator to be hired at SHOMS since its establishment in September 2021. I am a trained Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (OMSA) and have successfully passed the OMSA Certification. This knowledge and skill enable me to provide additional information regarding treatment plans to patients.
I grew up in Sunny San Diego and in my free time I love trying new restaurants and go on road trips with my family.
I coordinate the clinical and administrative operations for the practice. I also serve as a liaison for Dr. Hsu and business partners. I assist Nadia when she is out of office and ensure patients are scheduled in a timely manner. I am an Artist by trade and graduated from Temple University in Japan. My artistic skills gave me the opportunity to design the official logo for SHOMS.
I grew up on Philippine Cuisine but love Italian and Japanese food. I enjoy pop culture and love expressing it through my art. When I have a free Saturday, I volunteer at the nearby ranch in Bonsall to help care for a dozen race horses. My favorite horse at the ranch is No Foolin.
I am the Registered Nurse for SHOMS currently pursuing a doctorate in nurse anesthesia. Patient safety and maintaining our high standard of care are my top priorities.
I perform the medical interview to help determine the best course of care, monitor and assist in surgical procedures, and your first resource in post-op care. I'm a former collegiate swimmer from UC Davis and lifeguard. An 80's soul, favorite movies being TOP Gun and Rocky. I am also a guitarist, weightlifter, and jiu jitsu fighter. Random Facts: Favorite animal is tiger yet I'm a dog person and a weakness for pizza.
Lead Surgical Assistant
I am Dr. Hsu's lead surgical assistant. I am certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and skilled in a wide array of oral surgical procedures and sedation services. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for over 10 years and enjoy taking care of patients. I love watching documentaries with my husband, eating pizza, and taking care of my cats Yaweh and Chewie.
When I'm not working at the clinic, I volunteer at my husband's job (Tri-City Pantry) to help families in need. I love the color purple because it's a peaceful color. I find comfort and peace through my faith in Christianity.
I am a Registered Dental Assistant and proud to have graduated with a 4.0 GPA throughout the program. I was also rewarded with a Perfect Attendance Award. I am one of Dr. Hsu's surgical assistants and have learned a great deal about surgery in just a short amount of time. I aspire to become certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support and to continue to work in the surgical specialty.
I love to cook, bake, and most importantly make my products beautiful and presentable. Having twenty-three immediate family members make FAMILY a big part of my life. I love coffee and carbonara pasta! My favorite movie is A League of Their Own.