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Gentle & Caring Pediatric Dentists

Meet the Adventure Dental Team

Friendly & Effective Pediatric Dentists in Santa Clarita

At Adventure Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care possible. Learn more about our staff here!

Dr. Amy Monti

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Dr. Monti has been living in Southern California since 1988, earning her bachelor and D.D.S. degrees from UCLA. She completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry in Boston at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children's Hospital. She currently lives in Valencia with her husband, Ryan, and children, Joseph and Elizabeth. She enjoys exercising, attending Dodger’s games, and cheering for the UCLA football team.

Dr. Monti is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American and California Dental Associations, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and Southern California Society of Dentistry for Children.


Dr. Shandra Pepper

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A native of Southern California, Dr. Pepper graduated from UCLA in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences. She loved UCLA so much that it is where she chose to earn her dental degree. Somehow tired of the sunshine and warm weather, Dr. Pepper next moved to Boston, where she completed her pediatric dental residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Because Dr. Pepper always wanted to serve her hometown community and be close to family and friends, she happily returned to the Antelope Valley.

Dr. Pepper now lives in Palmdale with her dog Bubbles, a very excitable, little Maltese. She loves country music, going to the gym, In-N-Out, and, of course, rooting for UCLA. Go Bruins!


Jessamyn Ratzlaff, RDA

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Jessamyn lived in Santa Clarita for most of her life but recently moved to Lancaster. She is happily married with two children, Aurora and Robert. She started her career in general dentistry but now says that she is so happy working with kids that she can never imagine going back.


Michelle Duren, RDA

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Michelle spent her early years growing up in Simi Valley but has spent most of her life in the Antelope Valley. She graduated from Highland High School but she won't say when. She attended the RDA program at Clarita Career College. She is very happily married and has two children, Hayle and Austin. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends in her free time. When she isn't cheering on her kids at one of their sporting events, she is out at the Angels' games cheering for them.


Kelsey Davis, RDA

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Kelsey grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Saugus High (go Centurions!) and Charter College. She has been a dental assistant for the past six years and loves all aspects of dentistry, especially pediatrics. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Kendra Anaya, RDA

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Kendra has been an RDA since 1994 and started working exclusively with children in 2003. Born and raised in Granada Hills, Kendra now lives in Valencia with her daughter and their two Pomeranians. On her days off, Kendra enjoys horseback riding with her daughter, camping at the beach, and going to the gym.


Frances Jimenez, RDA

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Frances has worked as a dental assistant since 2001. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and moved to Palmdale in 2004. Frances has 5 daughters and enjoys spending time with her family playing baseball, going to amusement parks, riding fast roller coasters and travelling.


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Donna has lived in Castaic for 20 years with her husband Fred, daughter Alexa and her dogs Rigby and Ellie. She has worked in the dental field for 9 years where her passion is working with kids. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, camping and watching football.


Karla Pineda, Treatment Plan Coordinator undefined

Karla I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and now resides in Palmdale with her husband and son, David. She’s been working in the dental field for past 5 years and has been with Adventure Dental since 2015. On her days off, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, going out to eat, watching movies and traveling.


Edith Montalvo, Patient Coordinatorundefined

Edith has worked in the dental field for 11years. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking with her English bulldog Zeke and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

What Patients & Parents
Are Saying About Us

  • Dr. Monti, the hygienists, and the office staff are fantastic.

    “I know my boys are always in excellent hands!!!”

    J. G.

  • We love this office!!!

    “Our family has been coming to Dr Monti and her team since my oldest was seven.”

    Wendy G.

  • Dr. Monti and her staff are exceptional.

    “We have felt so welcomed and well-cared for here at Adventure Dental!”

    Portia G.

  • The BEST child's dentist ever!!!

    “I couldn't ask for a better dental team.”

    K. D.

  • Dr. Monti is a wonderful and patient dentist!

    “She really is the best!”

    Happy Patient

When You Trust Your Child With Our Team, You Can Expect:

  • Highly educated dentists with degrees from UCLA and Harvard.
  • Careful treatment that is focused on educating parents and children on proper dental care practices.
  • Treatment focused onto issues that children often face with their oral health.
  • A caring staff that is committed to providing a great environment for your child.