Our Dentists

Dental Hygienist

Gabriela Maldonado
Gabriela Maldonado is a Registered Dental Hygienist that graduated from Southwestern College in, one of the top dental hygiene programs in California. She also holds a license as a Registered Dental Assistant and a degree in General Studies from the University of Maryland. Gabriela was born and raised in the Caribbean country of Venezuela. She considers herself very lucky to work in a professional, caring environment where the priority is always the patient. The RDH’s primary role is to educate patients about oral health and its impact on the human body. Additionally, Gabriela feels a great reward in helping patients to achieve a healthy smile. She speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Italian. Outside of dental hygiene, Gabriela is a mother of two gorgeous kids (Mark and Anabella) and a wife. Her perfect weekend as a family would be to be doing something outdoors, going out to eat, and taking the dogs to the park. She also enjoys playing volleyball and painting.
Education: Associates in Science (Dental Hygiene), Southwestern College. Associates in General Studies, University of Maryland.


Dr. Alan K. Newman, DDS
Location: Mountain Health Family Medicine
Dr. Newman received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. He continued his education at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has over 30 years of experience in the dental profession, including; general practice, all types of extractions, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Newman is also experienced in endodontics including molar root canals and surgical exactions. Dr. Newman joined the team at Mountain Health and Community Services, Inc. in 2018.


Dr. Gerald Massimei, DDS
Location: Community Heights Family Medicine
Dr. Massimei graduated from NYU Dental College in 1967 with a DDS degree. He owned and operated as a solo practitioner and CEO in Farmingdale NY until 1987. Dr. Massimei then sold his practice and moved to La Jolla, CA to run a dental consulting company. In 1999 he purchased a dental practice in Chula Vista and worked full time doing all phases of dentistry and was the acting CEO until he sold the company in 2011. Dr. Massimei then worked as a general dentist in San Marcos, CA. In 2018 Dr. Massimei accepted a position at Mountain Health & Community Services, Inc.

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