Oral Surgery Team in Encino CA

Meet The Staff


Treatment Coordinator- Janet Cardilino

Janet, a patient advocate for over 25 years, brings her compassionate and friendly personality to all who meet her. As Dr. Maranon’s treatment coordinator and insurance expert, she is here to guide you through your journey of oral surgery. Whether it be scheduling your appointment or helping you to finance your care, Janet will make you feel at ease. She has been a welcomed asset to Dr. Maranon’s office since 2010 and as a member of “Team Maranon;” she participated in the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. She has been happily married for more than 26 years and enjoys camping with her husband and 2 beautiful children.

Receptionist- Gloria Dominguez

Gloria is our director of first impressions. She is usually the first voice you hear when you call and the first face you see when you first arrive at our office. She is one of the newest members of the team. After taking time from her previous dental career to raise her beautiful 3 daughters, she is excited to be back in the dental field and is always wanting to learn more about oral surgery.

Administrative Assistant- Krystal Quintans

As Administrative Assistant, Krystal assists Dr. Maranon and the entire front staff in many aspects of their jobs. She has been in office administration for over 6 years with a background in information systems and healthcare, and her diverse experience is a great addition to the office. She truly enjoys working with our patients and takes pleasure in seeing each one leave with a happy smile on their face. When not at work, she loves to spend quality time with her husband, their son, and both extended families. Krystal is an avid reader, babysitter extraordinaire, and finds pleasure in outdoor activities such as hiking.

Certified Oral Surgical Assistant and Lead- Amanda Cortez

Amanda has been working as a certified surgical assistant in the oral and maxillofacial specialty since 2010 and enjoys every minute of it! She is certified in both Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Amanda looks forward to pursuing her passion for providing excellent patient care and building relationships. A born and raised California girl, she enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her beautiful daughter, family and friends.

Surgical Assistant and Implant Coordinator Iliana Conboy

Iliana came to us from a general dental office and has jumped right into the oral surgery scene. She spends her free time raising 3 energetic children. Always ready to help, her energy and eagerness always brings a smile to our patients and other staff members. Iliana is currently studying to become a certified oral surgery assistant.

Certified Oral Surgical Assistant- Marcella Godinez

Marcy has been a certified oral surgery assistant since 1991 and has vast knowledge in implant and orthognathic surgery. She is a detail-oriented and dedicated team member whom enjoys the personal interaction with patients and teammates and strives to make each day fun and enjoyable. She takes pride in relating to each patient in the most personable, informative and caring manner, making your experience with us as comfortable as possible. When not at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband Brian, family and friends. Marcy and Brian are proud new parents of Ariana, born March 15, 2016.

Surgical Assistant- Kayla Salsberry

Joining us March of 2016, Kayla has described herself as a social butterfly who loves interacting with our patients. Kayla is always smiling and making everyone she talks with more at ease with their situation.  Being very compassionate and respectful of our patient’s needs, Kayla creates the office “feeling” for everyone. Kayla is certified in both Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Practice Administrator- Dr. Melanie Gullett

Melanie Gullett and George Maranon met during dental school. After graduation, she started her own general dental practice ending up in Santa Monica. She and Dr. Maranon were married in 1996 and spent much of their free time as Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders for their sons. After 20+ years in practice, Dr. Gullett sold her office and has been the practice administrator for Dr. Maranon’s office ever since. Besides handling the payroll and banking, she jumps in where needed to make the practice a great place to be for patients, staff and also for Dr. Maranon! She created “Team Maranon” in 2012 to celebrate 5 years cancer free, and together with their boys and staff participated in the 39 mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara, raising over $19,000.00. In addition, she joined Dr. Maranon in a volunteer trip to Uganda where they spent 10 days providing oral surgery to the local people there. In 2014, Dr. Gullett created Bryan’s Smile, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to spreading awareness about drugs and addiction in response to the increased number of deaths and overdoses of our young. Besides remodeling, gardening and her new hobby of oil painting, Melanie loves spending time with family and friends, traveling and enjoying life.