Helen graduated from San Francisco City College in 1987 with a degree in dental assisting. She became a registered dental assistant in the same year, and has worked in both the front and back office ever since. She has been a part of Dr. Whitley’s team since 2001, and now manages the practice. After more than 25 years in the dental field, Helen has gained extensive Dental and Insurance knowledge and is able to answer most questions. Helen is bilingual, so she and is happy to help those who speak Spanish.
In her free time, Helen enjoys watching sports, especially baseball. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and her two dogs Scooter and Joey.
Registered Dental Assistant
Kate has worked in the dental field for twenty-five years. She began her career in Berkeley as an assistant in an endodontic practice and then moved into general dentistry in Pleasanton and Milpitas. She has made a full circle in coming to be a part of our practice.
Kate loves dentistry and is happy to be a part of our team helping create beautiful smiles. When she is not at work, Kate is a die-hard Warriors fan and loves spending time with her grandson.
Rosemary always knew she wanted to work helping people improve their health. While in college, she discovered the world of dental hygiene and knew that this what she wanted to do with her career. She pursued her dream and graduated from Diablo Valley College in 2012.
She is now a member of our friendly staff, pursuing her dreams. Rosemary is very friendly and loves to work with her patients, educating them on their dental hygiene needs. She loves meeting new patients, and providing caring, gentle and individualized care.
In her free time, Rosemary enjoys walking and gardening. She loves being at home with her husband and two daughters as well as her cats, Leo and Luna.
Annette Lysmer is the newest member of our dental team and brings with her many years of experience, first as a registered dental assistant before becoming a registered dental hygienist in 2004. She is passionate about promoting dental health and education, while developing relationships with her patients.
Annette grew up in nearby Albany and North Berkeley, and has remained in the east bay ever since. She shares a home with her longtime boyfriend, and her pet dog and cat, Willie and Evi. In her free time she enjoys traveling, photography, music, reading, crafting and the great outdoors.