Meet The Staff
We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment.
SUZANNE R. HODSON, RDH
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am married to Dr. Hodson and have been working with him for 28 Years. We have four adult children, and five grandchildren. I enjoy walking my beautiful Labrador Retriever “Syrah” on long walks with my husband. I am learning to play the piano and someday hope to play for Nordstrom’s at Christmas time. (Okay maybe just for my family!) On our days off together Don and I love to cook and have dinner parties. We also enjoy exploring our National Parks, wine tasting together and sometimes I like just “being still” with a good book.
My patients have become dear to me and through the years many are friends. I only wish there were more time for our visits together. My philosophy is to remind my patients to take the time to take care of themselves, and that with good health comes good living.
It has been my pleasure to work for Dr. Hodson for the past 21 years in the front office assisting patients with their appointments, billing and insurance and on occasion assisting at chairside. I have been married to my husband for 31 years and we have four grown children, Amanda, Steven and twins, Matt and Chris. My hobbies are sewing, taking morning walks, reading and spending time with family and friends.
I have known Dr. Hodson for 26 years and have been his main assistant for the past 17 years. I have lived in the Inland Empire my entire life. My husband’s name is Dean and we have one daughter, Lindsey, and a son, Eric. We enjoy camping, reading, shopping and riding our Harley. I plan to retire when Dr. Hodson retires.
I have worked for Dr. Hodson for the last 10 years. I started as an intern at the age of 19, and have literally grown up in this office. I have three beautiful daughters, Mackenzie, Hailey, and Natalie. I have been married for five years to my wonderful husband, Rick. In my free time I enjoy watching my husband drag race on the weekends and taking trips to Indiana to visit my parents. I also enjoy going to Las Vegas, the Harley Run in Laughlin, and just spending time with family and friends.
DEBRA MASTERSON, CLIENT RELATIONS
Debra has been working in dentistry for over 30 years. In that time, she has been fortunate to work in every aspect of a dental office, from front office to assisting. She has been with Dr. Hodson for 16 years and works in client relations. Debra is the mother of two children, her son Jordan, his wife Liz, and her daughter Rebecca. She is the proud grandmother of three wonderful grandchildren: Hannah, Hope and Aaron. Debra enjoys interacting with patients and being a part of the American Family Dentistry team.
CAROL ARREDONDO, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Carol is a USC graduate and has been happily practicing dental hygiene for almost 30 years! She has been blessed to be married for 29 years and has two beautiful daughters. As for her interests, she is passionate about anything that involves all avenues of health and fitness. She and her husband co-own a gym called CrossFit Descendants in Chino. She also owns her own company called TransformbyFood that teaches others how to meal prep to become their best version of themselves.
Carol feels blessed being able to do all three occupations part time! She looks forward to having the opportunity in caring for your periodontal health!
CHONG ALTENBURG, REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Chong is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice, which allows her to deliver hygiene services to high-needs patients outside of a traditional dental office. This is her fifth year working with Dr. Hodson and his team, and overall brings 31 years of dental work experience.
Helping people through her work is her passion. Over the years she has worked at military bases and private offices around the world, and volunteered extensively for the American Red Cross and her church community. She has two sons, one who helps open new public schools across Los Angeles and one who flies for both Southwest Airlines and the U.S. Air Force as a reservist. She’s a two-time Boston marathon finisher—and is planning to do one more! Chong enjoys working out, yoga, and spinning. Her latest hobby is learning to play the Ukulele.
ANA ALBARRAN, DENTAL ASSISTANT
Ana Leyva, I have been very lucky to belong to Dr. Hodson’s dental team for the past 4 years, assisting him.Recovering smiles, a healthy life style, and often times self-esteem is the best part of my job, and the rewarding feeling I get after we have finished a procedure is indescribable. Aside from my passion for the art of dentistry I enjoy spending time with my beautiful 2 year old daughter and my wonderful husband whom I been married for 8 years. My most important desire in life is to give the most of me to my community, patients, and family and with Gods help I strive each day to become a better me.