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Our Team

Chalmers Dental - Meet Us

Stephanie BruceStephanie Bruce

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Stephanie was raised in Oregon and completed all her schooling, including her B.A. and hygiene education there as well. Her husband, Branden, brought her to Sacramento through his job and she was hooked! When she’s not busy with her coonhound, Duke, or her rescue kitty, Porter, Stephanie enjoys eating ice cream, spending time with her family and home projects.

Sharla SilvaSharla Silva

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

We’re still working on Sharla Silva’s biography. Please check back soon for updates.

Tammy McKayTammy McKay

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Tammy Graduated from California State University, Chico in 1982. She is the newest member to our team, bring over 30 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Tammy is very passionate about her work and pays close attention to details in making patients feel comfortable and excited about there smile. The past 7 years she has joined the organization Great Shape Inc. Jamaica. Volunteering, educating and changing the smiles of the Jamaican people. In her free time you can find her either down by the river running, biking or in the kitchen whipping up a gourmet meal! She is most proud of her two grown children Kyle and Courtney!

Lily MarvelLily Marvel

Dental Assistant (DA)

Lily, like Josh, was a patient long before she joined us as a dental assistant after completing a Dental Regional Occupation Program (ROP) in high school. She will have completed her RDA by the end of 2015. She is fluent in American Sign Language. She enjoys camping on the weekend and running with her puppy. She tries to adventure up to the mountains as much as possible. We picked Lily to join our office because she is just the kindest young lady we’ve had the joy of meeting.

Susan BeckSusan Beck

Treatment Specialist • RDA

Susan has been in dentistry over 30 years. Her roles in the dental field have ranged for assisting to managing and even the general contractor for her last practice, which was built from scratch. She was born and raised in Southern California and moved to the Sacramento area with her family five years ago. Susan is married with three children and her grandson just had his 1st birthday! She loves taking off on the weekends for adventures with her family, but her greatest passion has got to be coffee. For the local java hotspots ask Susan, she knows them all!

Josh LudwigJosh Ludwig

Insurance Specialist

Josh was patient in our office for nearly seven years before joining our team. When he applied, we couldn’t have be more thrilled! Josh is an amazingly friendly guy and he loves working with all of our patients. He is fun and engaging and we’re sure he’ll have you in stitches more than once. Josh just graduated from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Psychology. He love animals, including his two Shetland Sheep dogs, Creedence and Prudence (yes, he loves 70s rock as well), and is always off to do something fun with his girlfriend and group of friends.

Kori BarberKori Barber

Scheduling Coordinator

Kori has always wanted to work in the dental field and is currently in school to become a dental hygienist. We are pleased to have her at the front and we never have to worry about her not being on time. One of Kori’s big fears is being late. In her free time Kori likes to spend time with her boyfriend Sean and their two kitties, Coco and Ice. She enjoys the oldies and adventuring out of town.

Desirae ChalmersDesirae Chalmers

Chief Operation Officer

Desirae was raised in Placerville and graduated from El Dorado High School. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside. Before Dr. Chalmers convinced her to move into the dental industry, Desirae worked as a Business Manager and Events Coordinator for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Desirae manages all financial, marketing, philanthropic and long-term business planning for Dr. Chalmers’ office.

Desirae actively volunteers for various groups (including leading a Girl Scout Junior troop) in the Arden area of Sacramento and enjoys long laughs with friends. Her favorite things include monthly “taco parties” with friends, driving 15 hours – each way – to the Gorge in Washington to watch the Dave Matthews Band 3-day concert every Labor Day weekend, enjoying beachside vacations and dealing with the craziness of her two girls, currently in 3rd and 6th grade.