Meet The Team

We proudly provide family focused dental care.

Sarah Armstrong is our Administrative Assistant. She joined our office in 2016. Sarah graduated from Foothill Tech in 2006. She attended both North Idaho College and Ventura College. She always brings a welcoming smile to our office and likes meeting all of our patients and making their dental visit a positive one.

When Sarah is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, baby daughter, two dogs hiking and going to the beach. In her spare time she likes to take old worn out furniture and re-purposed it to beautiful works of art.

Francesca Gonzales is a Registered Dental Assistant who grew up here in Ventura. In 2010 she she graduated Buena high School, attended Ventura College and graduated from Ventura County Dental Assistant School in 2012. She then furthered her education and became licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2016. She has been in the field of dentistry for 5 years and loves getting to know the patients as well as helping them reach their dental needs.

When she isn’t in the office she enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys hiking, biking and going to the beach with her husband and son. She also has hobbies such as film photography, painting and making art for a local coffee shop.

Juliana Navarro is our youngest team member. She received her Dental Assisting Certification from the Regional Occupation Program. She was born and raised in Santa Paula, loves the small town feel and familiar faces she sees on a daily basis . The same small family feel is what she loves about working at Dr. Petron’s.

She is excited to learn more about dentistry and is looking forward to pursuing a career as a dental hygienist. Outside of the office Juliana loves spending time with family, friends and making unforgettable memories.

Chrystal Costello is a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Chrystal earned her dental hygiene degree from Oxnard College in 2009. She was the honored recipient of the Golden Scaler award for top clinician. Chrystal earned her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Northridge in 2011, and is currently working towards a Master’s in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee health Science Center. She enjoys every aspect of dental hygiene and has a passion for getting to know people and promoting oral health. Chrystal has been with Dr. Petron since she began practicing dental hygiene eight years ago. Her favorite hobbies are reading, crafts, hiking, and any outdoor activities with her son, wife and puppy.

Briza Gonzales is a Registered Dental Hygienist

Briza began her career in dentistry in 2007 as a ROP intern at Dr. Petron’s practice while in high school. Dr. Petron hired her as a full time Dental Assistant at the conclusion of her internship. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2009 began college in 2010 with the goal of becoming a dental hygienist. She received an AA in Natural Science in 2013 later that year she entered the Dental hygiene program at Oxnard College. Briza graduated in 2015 and was awarded the Golden Scaler as the top clinician in her class. She converted from Dr. Petron’s assistant to his hygienist and feels like this office is her 2nd home. She enjoys helping the patients improve their dental and overall health. Her motto is “When you love what you do you never work a day in your life.” In her spare time she loves travelling with her husband to new places.