Meet Our Newbury Park Dentist & Dental Team
Dr. Gary Chaffee
Dr. Chaffee was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1975. Later, his post-graduate studies included the two-year Progressive Orthodontics Program. In 1992, he became an international instructor for Progressive Orthodontics and taught the course to dentists for more than 10 years in fifteen countries worldwide.
He has been practicing dentistry since 1975, and was influenced to become a dentist by his family dentist and by his Orthodontist. His philosophy is that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of ideal dental care. Dr. Chaffee loves helping people look and feel better and giving them beautiful, healthy smiles.
"I am so happy we found your office! You have made going to the dentist a better experience all around!"
Dr. Chaffee has a lovely wife, Debbie, two grown sons, Garrison and Marc, and two younger children, Darryn and Ben. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, swimming, composing music, and playing golf. He is active in the community and volunteers for the "Give Back a Smile" program as well as "Donated Dental Services" for the physically disabled.
He has memberships in numerous dental associations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Barbara Venture County Dental Society.
The team at Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics welcomes you! We are here to make yours the best possible dental experience.
Our Dental Team
Debbie, Office Administrator
Debbie's responsibilities include everything from accounting and billing to advertising and insurance. A native Californian, she and Dr. Chaffee opened Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics in 2008. Patients appreciate Debbie’s easy going nature and personal touch, as well as her ability to keep our office working so efficiently. Debbie is married to Dr. Chaffee, and together they have two sons, Darryn and Bennett. When she’s not at the practice, you’ll find her swimming, traveling, watching a movie, or spending quality time with her family.
Wendy, Co-Office Administrator
When you visit the office, you’ll likely encounter Wendy’s smiling face first. Our resident people person, she enjoys getting to know our patients personally and providing exceptional service. What does she like about our practice? The level of honesty provided to both patients and staff. Wendy is married with two wonderful boys. Her hobbies include reading, camping, a good game of Bunco, and spending time with her friends and family.
Kim Jones, Hygienist
Kim graduated Loma Linda University with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing for 24 years and still loves her job! She enjoys helping her patients attain and maintain a healthy smile. Kim says that the best part of her job is meeting and getting to know so many wonderful people. She has been married to her husband David for 23 years and they have 4 amazing children. In her free time, she loves attending her children's sporting events, spending time with her family, cooking and baking, reading, and serving in her church.
Julie Newton, RDA
Julie acquired her RDA license and training from UCLA, and is fluent in French. She has been an RDA for more than 20 years and feels that it has been a wonderful career choice for her. She enjoys being helpful, nurturing, and getting to socialize with our patients. Julie joined our practice just over a year ago, and says she feels fortunate to be part of our dental family. In her spare time, Julie loves being a mom to her two daughters and spending time with her family and husband of 18 years, Tom. When not with her work family, she loves to travel, hike, read, and attend her daughters' sporting events and activities.