Our Team

Learn more about our amazing team. We hire only the most professional and friendly people to work out of our office. No matter who you work with, we know that you will aways be treating with a smile.

Kimberly McCarty

Office Manager | Patient Care Coordinator

I graduated from Maxwell High School in 1992. Following graduation, I attended Yuba Community College, then Western Career College for dental assisting. Upon graduation, I attended Western Career College and became a certified Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), I worked many years for a busy oral surgeon in the Yuba/Sutter area. I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Clay Gidel’s team in 2001 until his retirement in 2018. At that time his son, Dr. Chad Gidel took over the practice. I received my Postgraduate Training License from the University of San Francisco (UCSF) in 2004.

Working in the dental field is a rewarding and fulfilling career. There is joy caring for patients and helping them. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with patients in both the front and back office. I love that my job changes the lives of patients, and I have developed strong connections that inspire me not only on the job, but in life. I have been married to my husband since 1997, and we are blessed to have two daughters and one son.
When I am not working, my time is spent with family and friends. I love traveling, cooking, shopping, and taking sports photography for Colusa High School. My hobbies and interests include paper crafting and card making.

Shaila Brown- RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up knowing I wanted to be a Dental Hygienist. My dad, Dr. Clay Gidel would talk about the career and how he thought I would make a perfect fit. I love the patient interaction that comes with being a dental hygienist. Knowing that I can help someone better their oral hygiene which in turn betters their overall health is what continues my love for this profession. My family started in Williams where my fathers first practice was. When I was three years old, we moved to Yuba City and my dad opened the practice in Colusa. I ended up going to Sutter High School, then got my associates in science at Yuba College. After that I attended Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz to study Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2017. I started working for my dad, Dr. Clay Gidel, in 2018. My brother, Dr. Chad Gidel, soon became my boss and I have loved it. Many patients ask how it is working for my brother and all I can say is I really respect and believe in his core values as a dentist. At Gidel Family Dental we strive to put the patients needs first and always want everyone to feel comfortable and welcomed.

I have been with my Husband since sophomore year of high school and we have two amazing sons. When I am not working my husband and I do a lot of house projects and enjoy our two dogs and family time. We recently moved onto two acres and expect to grow into a mini farm, with animals and gardens.

Shaness Gidel

Registered Dental Hygienist

My love for dentistry started at an early age, wandering the rooms of my dad’s office in Williams, which later moved here to Colusa. Watching his interaction with patients and the passion him and his staff had, sparked my interest in the dental field. After graduating Sutter Union High School in 2007, I went on to complete my prerequisites for dental hygiene school at Butte College. In 2016 I completed my Dental Hygiene program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz and moved to Sacramento to start my journey in the dental field.

After 4 years practicing in Sacramento, I started a family of my own and am now a mother to a beautiful baby girl. This life changing experience led me to move back home to Yuba city to be near family. This was the best decision I ever made because it gave me the opportunity to work where my passion for this field began, at my dads office that my brother has taken over. I love hygiene and all that it allows me to do. I love building personal relationships with all my patients and provide the standard of care that my dad would be proud of. The best part about being with this practice is that I get to not only work along side my brother, but as well as my sister, and the amazing team members who are becoming more and more like family every day! Here at Gidel Family Dentistry, we truly are family!

Andrea Robledo

Registered Dental Assistant

I am so grateful to be a part of the team at Gidel Family Dentistry! I was born and raised in Colusa County and have been coming here since I was a kid. I graduated from Maxwell High in 2012 and moved on to Shasta College where I played softball. In 2018, I graduated from Carrington College and immediately came to work for Gidel Family Dentistry. I always knew I wanted to work in an atmosphere where giving and kindness serve a purpose and Gidel Family Dentistry is all that and more. Coming to work every day knowing that what we do helps people become more confident and happier is what motivates me. When I’m not in the back working with patients, I love to be outdoors, shopping, hanging out with my family, and playing sports with my son Vincent and Fiancé Nick.

Christy Pearson

Registered Dental Assistant EF2

Hola! I have been working with this great team since October of 2019. I have been an RDA since 2014 and made the choice to go back to school for the Extended Functions 2 license because I had a desire to learn more about the restorative side of dentistry. This allows me to perform more technical procedures and work closely with patience. I love helping patience feel comfortable and build a trusting relationship while we help them improve their smiles and dental health. I have 3 daughters, we enjoy hiking, camping, and pretty much anything outdoors.