Meet Our Team



Our Dreamsmile Team

Ting-WeyYenDDSStaffDr. Yen’s office staff is unique in their approach to patient care: they understand that the service and quality provided by this office is unmatched, and continually strive to improve themselves and their patient’s experiences.

Each member has invested hundreds of hours in continuing education to update their skills and knowledge of advanced dental procedures, as well as participate in service-oriented seminars to help patients feel at ease.

They are a self-motivated group of individuals who have dedicated themselves to providing a caring, safe, and comfortable environment respecting each patient’s unique needs.

Michele150Michele Smith 

I joined Dr. Yen’s team in 2005 after a 30-year career in banking. As a Front Office Administrator, I am here to welcome you into our dental family. My goal is to promote your dental well-being and to achieve your dream smile.

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and moved to Long Beach in 1976 to marry my husband, Dan. Our son, Christian, graduated from California State University in Northridge in 2005. I enjoy gardening, reading and shopping. Looking forward to meeting you!

LinSolinda “Lin” Thach

I obtained my dental assisting degree in 2007 and am preparing to attain my RDA license in 2013. I have been a member of Dr. Yen’s dental assisting team since September 2008. Prior to that, I assisted in a restorative practice. My experience with computers has allowed me to participate in the care of patients unique to this prosthodontic practice since all records are digitized. I help Dr. Yen with everything digital–from e-mail correspondence to uploading and organizing his digital images and creating slideshows.

I am bilingual in English and Cambodian. I enjoy listening to music, reading and working on the computer. I look forward to assisting in your dental care and ensuring your comfort.

calle250Calle Paplia

I joined Dr. Yen’s team in October 2012 and live in Long Beach, where I was born and raised.  I am blessed to be working with a great team that truly cares and respects their patients. I enjoy reading, drawing and outdoor activities.

I will work hard to help maintain your comfort during your visit.  I look forward to seeing your confidence and happiness increased with each visit.

Joyce150Joyce Kranig

I am a native Texan, and joined Dr. Yen’s team over 21 years ago.  My passion for dentistry stems from the positive impact I have seen over the years working with Dr. Yen and our patients.  I believe that today’s dentistry can truly be life changing.  Working in the specialty field of Prosthodontics as one of Dr. Yen’s office administrators has been very rewarding.  I love building relationships with our patients and love working in the great community of Long Beach. I am Director of JK Marketing and will be attending Cottonwood Leadership College in the fall.  I love spending time with my three beautiful grandchildren.  I also, enjoy painting, cooking, photography, fly-fishing, and traveling.

Try our office, because I can assure you visiting our office will be one of the best dental experiences you have ever had.  I am here to help should you need anything during your visit. I look forward to greeting you!

tu150Tu Nguyen

I obtained my Registered Dental Assistant license in 1993 at Cypress College and my Registered Dental Hygienist license in 1996.  My area of specialty includes periodontal treatment and maintaining optimal oral hygiene care for my patients.  In addition, I am also an active licensed esthetician, makeup artist and a certified eyelash stylist through Xtreme Lashes.

My hobbies include spending quality time with my two boys and family, ballroom dancing and yoga. I am always striving to provide excellent personal and professional service.