Meet Our Hygienists

Karen Fritzen


Karen is a native of Southern California. She attended South Torrance High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. She has been past Vice President and Treasurer of the Los Angeles Dental Hygiene Society. She is a current member of the LADHS, CDHA and the South Bay Dental Hygiene Study Club.

Yuka Aoki


Yuka was born and grew up in Shizuoka Japan. She earned her associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in Tsurumi Junior College in Yokohama, Japan. She worked as an RDH for several years in Tokyo, Japan and later moved to Los Angeles. She earned her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene in West Los Angeles College.

She enjoys giving quality patient care and focuses on the individual’s needs. She is always happy to help translate for Japanese speaking patients and help answer any questions or concerns. Yuka currently lives in Culver city and enjoys cooking as well as visiting family in Japan when she has the chance.

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