Dr. Shook on her staff

The dental staff at Shook Dental Care is made up of some of our area’s most highly qualified, skilled dental professionals. Trust your smile to Shook Dental Care and let us help you create a beautiful and healthy smile.

Peter Katzaroff in San Pedro, CA With Dr. Victoria Shook of Shook Dental Care
Peter VP

Peter is our Vice President. He helped establish our practice with Dr. Shook in 2001 and came on full-time later that year. In addition to his title of VP, he is also our office manager, dental concierge, and whatever else is needed to keep the practice running smoothly.

Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and has attended continuing education seminars on dental implants, dental photography, and Invisalign. He enjoys helping patients get the smiles they’ve always wanted by explaining the treatment process. He also enjoys taking photos, managing financing, and coordinating patient appointments.

In his free time, Peter enjoys going to the movies with his family, exercising, gardening, traveling, and playing Ping Pong.

Rosalba Cardoza in San Pedro, CA With Dr. Victoria Shook of Shook Dental Care
Yunhee Registered Dental Hygienist, BS, MPH

Yunhee joined Dr. Shook’s team in 2015. She graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene with honors. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and a master’s degree in public health. She is highly trained and has extensive experience in the dental field, including dental hygiene practice, dental research, and teaching at dental hygiene schools. Yunhee is fluent in Korean and holds the following certifications:

  • Diode Laser
  • Periodontal Therapy with Biolase
  • Soft tissue management with DenMat
  • Invisalign for Hygienists by Aligntech

Her favorite part of working at Shook Dental Care is developing trusting relationships with her patients, educating them on good oral hygiene and treatments, and creating an atmosphere where they feel comfortable.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her friends and family and exercising. She also enjoys cooking different types of food.

Kathy Registered Dental Hygienist

Kathy began her career as a registered dental assistant in 2008. She loved the field so much that she went back to school at West Los Angeles College in Culver City to earn her degree (with honors) in dental hygiene in 2011. She joined our team in 2018. Kathy has completed additional training in CPR, laser dentistry, infection control, and the CA Dental Practice Act. The best part of Kathy’s job is building relationships with her patients. She loves having the opportunity to educate patients about their oral health. She also enjoys working with such a great doctor and team members.

When she is not busy working in the dental field, which she finds very rewarding, Kathy enjoys working at the Baskin Robbins in Inglewood that she co-owns with her husband and sisters-in-law. She also enjoys going to the movies, taking vacations to Mammoth (and other great snowboarding locations), and above all, spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Dental Assistant

Laura is a very talented member of our team not only because of her certifications but because she is bilingual. She speaks English and Spanish. She began her career in 2002 and has since completed additional dental training in coronal polishing, infection control, CPR, HIPAA, radiation safety, and Invisalign. The best part of her day is interacting with patients. She likes getting to know patients better and making them feel more comfortable in the office. In her free time, Laura enjoys going on road trips, spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, baking, and going to the movies.

Maria Receptionist

Maria has been working in the dental field since 2000. She joined our team at Shook Dental Care in 2018. The best part of her job is being able to talk with patients. Maria enjoys interacting with our patients while she explains their benefits and treatment. In her free time, Maria enjoys being with her family and doing volunteer work. She shares her time with an organization called Harbor L.I.T.E.S., which benefits the officers, Harbor Division, LAPD, and their youth programs.