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Meet The Team


At the core of Encore Dental at Napa is a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to helping you look better and live longer through the best dentistry available today. We view each patient like family where we tailor our treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to the prosthodontic needs of Napa County, we encourage clear communication and strive to serve you at the highest level. Please know that we are here to care for you and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Laura Hooker

Financial Coordinator

From humble beginnings in nurturing her lifelong love for dentistry, Laura grew up in Hayward, earned a degree in Dental Assisting in 1983 and served patients right after graduation!  Years later, she met (her then boyfriend) James and moved in 1991 as his position in a wine marketing firm had relocated to Napa. Forever passionate about Napa's beautiful landscape, Laura and James married in 1993 on the steps of St. Supery in Rutherford, California where she stays connected to the Valley by sharing her love for wine by providing winery excursions with Platypus Tours over the weekends. Her other interests include: Spending quality time with James, 49ers football parties with loved ones, spin aerobics, hot yoga, gardening and walking her dog Duff around the neighborhood.

Anne Christian

Registered Dental Hygienist

Anne is the Registered Dental Hygienist at Encore Dental. She graduated from San Jose City College with an A.S. degree in Dental Assisting. Soon after, she furthered her education on to receive a B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Anne enjoys working with our patients, helping them to improve their overall dental health. Achieving a sparkling smile is her passion. Compassionate in her care, her warm and kind demeanor is sure to put you at ease! Anne is married and has 3 children.

Paula Tanpoco

Registered Dental Assistant

Passionate about helping friends feel better about themselves, Paula has served for more than 24 years as a Registered Dental Assistant where she takes great pride in doing whatever it takes to improve your smile. Humble in knowing that she is not able to help everyone on her own, she is thankful to be surrounded by a team that is professional, caring and dedicated to the same level of excellent oral health care she aspires to deliver. She loves spending time with her son Noah, who keeps her very busy. In her free time she enjoys her love of the outdoors by running, hiking and camping.

Heidi Robbins

Registered Dental Assistant

As a California native with a deep appreciation for its ethnic diversity, Heidi enjoys diving into different cultures where she learned to speak Spanish in fostering her love to serve others. Furthering these passions, over the past 10 years as a Registered Dental Assistant and valued team member, Heidi also takes pride in helping many in her community look better and live longer by striving to provide the best oral care possible. Dentistry aside, she enjoys staying healthy with her family by enjoying the outdoors and volunteering to feed the animals at Connolly Ranch every week. With a grateful heart, she takes great care in helping others achieve their best.

Danny DeLeon

Dental Laboratory Technician

Danny has been in the dental field for 30 years and has been with our prosthodontic practice since 2004. He is the key member responsible for the fabrication of our removable dentures, partials, splints and relines. He is available Monday through Friday to attend to any emergency denture repairs that may arise. Danny received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1984 from Central Escolar University in the Philippines and has been a laboratory technician for 17 years. During the Gulf War he worked in the US Embassy medical clinic in Saudi Arabia. Danny is married and has one child.