Maria Pantoja – Administrative Coordinator

Maria Pantoja – Administrative Coordinator

Hi, my name is Maria. I’ve been in the dental field for over seven years and I love it! I was born in Mexico, but migrated to the U.S. at the age of nine. Learning a second language was difficult, but not impossible. I graduated from Pasco High in 2008 with a 3.8 GPA.

Unfortunately, I did not have the support to pursue a college degree, but my long-term goal is to be a college graduate. After high school graduation, I started searching for a job, but with the 2008 recession, it became difficult to find one. Fortunately, thanks to Dr. Stacey, I was given the opportunity in the dental field.

I started filing charts and soon became a dental insurance specialist for a pediatric dental office in Kennewick, WA. I knew I could do more, so I decided to seek another opportunity and go that extra mile. When I first visited Walla Walla, I fell in love with the town and the community. This became one of the reasons why I decided to work here and become the Administrative Coordinator for Walla Walla Pediatric Dentistry. I am family-oriented and love spending time with my daughter Arleen and husband.

My hobbies include: going to the movies, dinner dates, and going out of town. I love doing crafts. My dream vacation is to visit Rome, but going to Rio, Brazil could be a possibility as well . With that being said, come on in and let us take care of your child’s smile.

“Smiles by Dr. Stacey”