Philip Tim Griffin DDS, Inc.
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Call: (831) 722-8469

Meet The Team

About Our Staff Which Has Been Together Starting In The 1980's 


At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that have been together for over 30 years.  We take pride in this and think it speaks volumes on how much we value our employees.  The strength of our team allows us to make lasting relationships with all of our patients. Our team is fully committed to every patient that comes into our office for general, cosmetic, pediatric or restorative dentistry.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.  In our office, you become a part of our family and every time you come into our office, you'll know what it feels like to receive great personalized dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere where everyone knows your name and dental history.

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.

To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Sonia Farias

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sonia graduated from Watsonville High School in 1981 and began working with Dr. Griffin at his practice as a dental assistant after graduation. She then went on to Cabrillo Dental Hygiene School and graduated in 1990. Sonia has been our hygienist ever since. Her hobbies include running, tutoring her kids, hiking, camping and family time.

Anne Sanchez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from Minnesota, Anne joined Dr. Griffin's dental practice after graduating from Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene program in 1996. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends, travelling, running and gardening.

Janette Nakamura

Treatment Coordinator

Janette has been working in the dental field since 1998 as an assistant and front office duties. She joined Dr. Griffin's dental practice in 2009. When not at the office, she likes to spend time with her two children and family.

Mary Griffin

Business Manager

Mary received an accounting degree in 1975 and was a Controller for Sears Roebuck and later an accounting manager for Comcast Cable. She became involved in management of Dr. Griffin's practice in 1988. Mary enjoys spending time with children, family and church community.

Joanna Alba

Registered Dental Assistant

Born and raised here in Watsonville, Joanna received her dental assistant training through the Gilroy ROP program.  She earned her Registered Dental Assisting license while working in our office.  On her free time, Joanna enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.


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