Meet Our Team

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.

Cristina Chaves, Meet the Team San Pedro, CA Dentist | Shook Dental Care
Cristina RDH

Cristina started her dentistry career in 2004 as a dental assistant at an orthodontic office while she completed her dental hygiene degree at Cerritos College. In 2013, she joined the family here at Shook Dental Care as a hygienist. You can meet Cristina when she is in the office on Tuesdays. Cristina is certified in laser dental hygiene therapy and is fluent in Spanish. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her son and three dogs.

Rosalba Cardozo, Meet the Team San Pedro, CA Dentist | Shook Dental Care
Yunhee RDH, 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.

Sadie Verdugo, Meet the Team San Pedro, CA Dentist | Shook Dental Care
Sadie RDA

Sadie is our registered dental assistant. She started her career in the dental field in 2011 and joined our team in late 2013 as a dental assistant. She quickly became licensed as a registered dental assistant. Sadie is fluent in Spanish and holds the following certifications:

  • Coronal polishing
  • Infection control
  • CPR
  • Pit fissures and sealants
  • Radiation safety
  • Advanced implant restoration
  • Invisalign training

Sadie loves working with people and educating her patients so they feel confident about their procedures. In her spare time, Sadie enjoys spending time with her family, running, salsa dancing, and watching movies with loved ones.

Yunhee Birch, Meet the Team San Pedro, CA Dentist | Shook Dental Care
Rose DA

Rosalba has four years of dental experience and joined the team at Shook Dental Care in 2016. Like some of her coworkers, she too is fluent in Spanish. Her certifications include:

  • Coronal polishing
  • Infection control
  • CPR
  • Radiation safety
  • Invisalign training

The thing Rosalba enjoys most about her work is seeing the look on a patient’s face when they see their new smile for the first time. To her, the joy in their eyes is priceless.

In her spare time, Rosalba enjoys running marathons, hiking, trying out new foods, attending music concerts, traveling and going on road trips, arts and crafts, and watching cooking shows.

Peter Katzaroff, Meet the Team San Pedro, CA Dentist | 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.