Meet Our Fremont Dental Team
Karin is our office manager who just also happens to be the wife of Dr. Jim Block. She has been working here since 2010. As the office manager she enjoys continuing to learn by bringing in new and up-to-date technology.
Karin is from Alameda, CA, where she attended James Logan High School and then went on to the Santa Barbara Business College. She and Dr. Block have two sons and two daughters. Together they enjoy hiking, rock climbing, trail running, going to the movies and traveling.
Rebecca is a registered dental assistant who enjoys making patients feel better and look better. She is certified in CPR and licensed to assist in general dentistry, orthodontics and endodontics. Originally from Princeton, TX, Rebecca attended Chabot in Hayward, CA, and Western Career College.
Rebecca is married and has two daughters. When she is not at work, she enjoys attending her daughters’ softball games, watching old history movies and sharing a meal with her family.
Aileen is a registered dental hygienist who has been working in dentistry for 36 years, 26 of them with Dr. Block. She is licensed in expanded functions which include administration of local anesthetic curettage and digital radiography. Aileen received her bachelor of science degree in Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University.
Aileen and her husband have 6 children. She enjoys movies and gardening and is a certified pilates instructor and a grandmother.
Heather has been working in our front office since 2005. She is a Fremont, CA, native who attended Crossroads High School and Western Career College. She is a registered dental assistant with licensing in x-ray and coronal polish.
Heather and her husband have one daughter, whom they enjoy taking to Lake Elizabeth after work to play. She loves to travel and visit Disneyland. As one of Jehovah’s witnesses, she spends her free time teaching the bible.
Julia has been a dental hygienist for 36 years, and has been working in our office since 2007. Her favorite part about work is the great patients she treats.
Julia has received advanced training in the use of an intraoral camera, digital radiography and software, and digital panorex and software. She is certified in soft tissue laser application and is an oral health advisor for Colgate.
Julia is originally from Algona, Iowa, and attended community college and the University of Iowa. She has two daughters and one granddaughter. She loves to read and is a member of a book club. Julia is also an avid movie buff and enjoys walking, hiking and singing. In fact, she sang and played guitar with a number of bands during college.
Carlene is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She studied at Chabot College, her philosophy behind being a Hygienist is not only being a person who can do the physical work as a hygienist but also a person who can spread awareness about nutrition counseling, oral cancer screening and proper oral hygiene education. Carlene enjoys fitness and listening to live music.
Yolanda has been working as a dental assistant for over 25 years. She has attended Foothill College and received her degree from Clayton Career College. She is a registered dental assistant with licensing in xrays, coronal polish and CPR. She enjoys working with patients as well as making them feel comfortable and relaxed. In her free time she enjoys gardening, making quilts, and embroidery.