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Dr Frank Hodges

Dr. Hodges DDS, MSD

Dr. Hodges graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. After two years as a dentist in the US Air Force he completed a two-year pediatric residency at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hodges is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to his private practice he is an assistant professor at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dr. Hodges lives in Santa Rosa with his wife, Dianne, and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Dr Ramos

Dr. Raymond Ramos, DDS

grew up in Southern California skateboarding and surfing. He majored in Biology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. While in college, he worked at a dental laboratory which sparked his interest in becoming a dentist. He moved to Northern California in 1990 and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of the Pacific Dental School in 1993. On weekends, he would mountain bike in Sonoma County and knew it was where he wanted to live. He practiced as a general dentist in Sonoma County before attending the University of Maryland and receiving his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He joined Dr. Hodges in 1999. Dr. Ramos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He met his wife, Dr. Cheryl Willett, at the University of Maryland where they were classmates and convinced her to move to beautiful Sonoma County. They have two wonderful daughters. When he's not at work or at one of his daughter's activities, he rides and races mountain and road bikes and snowboards. When asked what he likes most about being a pediatric dentist, he says "I love what I do and it doesn't feel like work. As a dad, I appreciate the trust the parents place in me and it's a privilege to watch their children grow up over the years. Even when the kids are old enough to graduate to an adult dentist, I still see their little face from their first visit with me when they were a toddler."


Dr. Cheryl Willett, DDS, MS

Was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. From the age of 8 she had an interest in pediatric health care. Growing up in a family of artists, she also developed a strong love of arts and crafts. One day while talking to her father about what exactly to do in health care, he suggested pediatric dentistry and called it a great combination of medicine and arts and crafts. She started shadowing dentists while in college and knew it was the profession for her. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Miami in 1993 and completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Northwestern University in 1997 where she earned the Outstanding Service Award and the American Association of Orthodontists Award. She received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Maryland in 1999. She earned her Masters in Oral Biology from the the University of Maryland in 2001 with a thesis titled "Predisposing Factors to Pediatric Dental Anxiety." She is the former Dental Director for St. Joseph Oral Health Programs. Dr. Willett is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She moved from Chicago to Sonoma County when she married Dr. Ramos. When not being a mom-taxi or working, she enjoys yoga, cooking, and making photo albums. Dr. Willett enjoys giving children a positive dental experience and educating parents about prevention. Dr. Willett joined Dr. Hodges and Dr. Ramos in 2011 covering the office while Dr. Hodges traveled the world and is now a permanent part of our pediatric dental team.


Dr. Austin Nuñez, DDS, MPH

Was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He attended college at the University of Nevada and majored in Biology. During this time he volunteered at a dental clinic for underserved children. This experience lead him to what he wanted to dedicate his life to. He attended Creighton University School of Dentistry In Omaha, Nebraska and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. He then moved to Austin, Texas to practice general dentistry as a member of the National Health Service Corps. Dr. Nuñez really missed working with children. He returned to school and attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry as well as his Master's in Public Health. He met his wife, Dr. Jennifer Nuñez, while they were in dental school in Nebraska. All of Dr. Jennifer's siblings live in the Bay Area and they are so excited to all be back together again. When not in the office you can find Dr. Nuñez rock climbing, skiing, or playing some golf. He is very excited to be apart of the dental team here in Petaluma. Dr. Nuñez is board eligible with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He joined our pediatric dental team in 2016.


Brenda Wilson - Patient Coordinator

Brenda is our patient and financial coordinator. She has been with our office since 1983. Brenda, a lifelong resident of Sonoma County, graduated from Montgomery High School and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. Brenda enjoys interacting with all the patients and their parents. Watching patients grow and helping to ensure a positive dental experience for everyone are two highlights of her job. When she's not at our office she enjoys her two sons, anything to do with the outdoors, cooking, traveling, yoga, and being with family and friends.  


Susie Kirkbride - RDA Dental Assistant

Susie and her husband moved to Santa Rosa in 1975 at which time she began her career in the dental field. Susie feels very fortunate to have been a part of our team since 1989. As a registered dental assistant she finds it very rewarding to help provide dental care to children and to educate children and their parents on the importance of good oral hygiene. Susie especially enjoys working with special needs children. Outside the office Susie enjoys the outdoors, exercising and treasures her time with family and friends. Her family includes an adult son and a daughter who is married and has two children.


Shannan Kirk - RDA Dental Assistant

Shannan grew up primarily in Forestville. She now resides in Santa Rosa with her dog and her 25 year-old miniature parrot. Shannan has been apart of our team since 2005. She is grateful for the opportunity to get to know our patients and their families. For fun outside of the office she enjoys outdoor activities, water sports, culinary arts, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

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