Meet Our Team
Yasin Assadi – Dental Hygienist
Yasin completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, received her Dental Hygiene degree from the University of the Pacific, and completed a Masters at UC San Fransisco. She believes in lifelong learning and teaches at the UOP School of Dentistry. She is a soccer fan, loves eating out, painting, and photography. Yasin, also, loves to laugh and to make others laugh. Next on her list of activities, is learning new cooking skills.”
Lori Hageman – Front Office Manager
Lori has been in dental management for over 25 years. She has managed an array of small to large dental offices. Her extensive experience gives her a unique perspective and she brings great value to our dental practice. Lori possesses many skills but her specialty is dealing with difficult insurance companies.
Lori has a gift in connecting with each patient on a higher level. She’s truly caring and considerate. Her memory is fantastic and she remembers the unique characteristic of every patient as in what day and times they prefer their appointments and all sort of different details that makes them feel special.
Lori says: “My favorite aspect of dentistry is by far the patients. We have the BEST patients! Seeing their faces come through the door is the best part of my day. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help them with any questions they have, from appointments to insurance.”
When she’s not in the office, you can find Lori hiking in the mountains, or finding a beach to fish from with her husband Brian.
Britney Goguen – RDAEF
Hello everyone my name is Brittany Goguen, I’m very excited to be apart of Dr. Lazaar’s dental team! I’ve been a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions for the last 5 years and working in dental for the past 9 years. As a lifelong bay area resident, I attended the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for Extended Functions, and San Jose City College for Dental Assisting. I always knew I wanted to work in the dental field and truly enjoy coming to work every day! When I’m not practicing dentistry, you can find me on my yoga mat or spending time with my daughter Brooke and my husband Michael.
Natalie Kevargiz – Dental Hygienist
Natalie has been in the dental field for over 30 years! She started off as a dental assistant and decided to pursue her education in dental hygiene. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 10 years and brings in a lot of experience and excellent patient care to our team. One of her passions is to educate the patients in order for them to achieve optimal oral health. “I love to interact with my patients and create a friendly environment, therefore creating a positive dental visit experience”.
She’s been married to her lovely husband Charlie for over 15 years and has a 12-year-old son, Lucas. In her spare time, she loves cooking, baking, hiking, camping, and also watching her favorite TV shows.
Malali Rasuli – RDA
Malali brings a lot of experience to our team with over 20 years dental assisting. She’s worked a variety of dental specialities, including oral surgery, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and of course general dentistry. Malali is very caring and loves helping patients.
“I am passionate and feel great satisfaction seeing people embrace their healthy smiles. I love meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds.”