Theodore A. Tanabe, D.D.S.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Gentle and Compassionate Care
Call: (562) 698-0387

Meet the Team


Cathy is our Office Manager.  She is precise and organized, perfectly suited for her job.  Cathy is skilled and experienced at handling your financial arrangements, including insurance billing and payment options.  She also works very hard to make sure all aspects of the practice are efficient.  Cathy is an original member of Dr. Tanabe's team and knows many of the referring doctors and their staff personally.

Lannette is dual-trained as our new Patient Relations Coordinator and a certified Surgery Assistant.  She completed her training right here in Whittier at the Tri-Cities ROP and has proven to be very skilled in all aspects of patient care. Lannette is very warm and caring and brings a special level of care for all of our patients and referrals.

Jamie is our Marketing Relations Coordinator.  She takes pride in arranging events for the office and has many wonderful ideas for how to keep in contact with the referring doctors and their staff. Jamie is also trained as a Surgery Assistant and joins the team in that capacity when needed.

Jeanette is a wonderful Surgery Assistant who takes pride in connecting with our patients.  She completed her training locally at Cerritos College and her outgoing and sweet personality has a way of calming and reassuring the most anxious of patients.  Jeanette is also honing her language skills and aspires to be a proficient translator.

Andrea is another skillful Surgery Assistant who trained at Cerritos College.  She spent time with our office as an intern and immediately connected with our staff.  She is bright, personable, and well-versed in the intricacies of our oral and maxillofacial surgery office.

Nikki is a very helpful Surgery Assistant who joined our team in 2018.  She has extensive experience in oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics.  Nikki is friendly, takes excellent care of our patients, and has been a wonderful addition to our oral surgery team.


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