3840 Woodruff Avenue Suite #208 Long Beach, CA 90808

(562) 421-9361

Our Team

Emery & Emery DDS GroupIntroducing the Emery DDS staff! We are the friendliest office in town! If you have a few minutes, enjoy this message introducing you to our wonderful team.

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Dr. Alyson graduated from UCLA with a BS in 1982 and from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry with a DDS in 1985. Dr. Alyson is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Past President of the Harbor Dental Society. Dr. Alyson was inducted into the American College of Dentists at the American Dental Association Convention in October, 2011. This honor is recognition of her contributions, leadership and fine example of a professional person. Dr. Alyson is a member of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Women’s Council. She is also very active in an organization called Professional Business Associates or “Tippers” serving as the 2013 President. Since 2003, one of her passions has been National Charity League (NCL), a mother/daughter philanthropic organization that supports approximately 20 local philanthropies. She served as the President of NCL in 2008 and is still involved in two of the sustainer groups. In 2017, she and her husband worked hard to personally raise $83,000 for the Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute by participating in "Dancing for our Stars". When Dr. Alyson is not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is married to John Zahn and has two children Kelli and Eddie. As a family they enjoy traveling, skiing/snowboarding and landsailing.
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Dr. Doug Emery Dentist (DDS) graduated from Carroll College with a BA in 1982 and from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry with a DDS in 1985. He is also a member of the ADA, CDA and Harbor Dental Society which he has served as editor of the Journal many times over the years and as the Treasurer of the Harbor Dental Society Foundation for over twenty years. In 2001 Dr. Doug completed advanced training in Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Check out Dr. Alyson’s beautiful smile that he created for her! Dr. Doug is also active in the community and his primary passion is the Long Beach Rotary Club. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honor awarded by Rotary. He serves on the golf committee and participated in Camp Enterprise where Rotarians took local high school students on a retreat to help them learn business and leadership skills. Dr. Doug also enjoys time with family and friends as well as playing golf at Seacliff Country Club where he has been a member for many years. He is married to Elizabeth Emery and has three children; Kelli, Eddie and Billy. The Emery family enjoys travel as well and has been to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, and Montana. You will also find Dr. Doug enjoys fishing and has been all over enjoying his passion.
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Sue has been with our practice as our Office Manager since 1998. She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Her interests include walking, TaeBo and of course Paris! Sue will be happy to aid you with any questions regarding our office policies as well as questions regarding dental insurance. She enjoys working with our great staff and all of our wonderful patients. Not only is Sue very competent and hardworking, but she has other talents that add to our office. In particular we all appreciate her sense of humor and singing voice!
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Adrienne is a helpful addition to our team here at Emery & Emery.  She enjoys working in the dental office and meeting new patients.  Holidays are her favorite time of year, filled with life and laughter.  During her time off from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.  You may see Adrienne out and about on weekends in Seal Beach and Long Beach walking with her mom, Sue (our office manager).
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Michelle Urbano, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Michelle grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Poly High School. She attended LBCC and then received her dental assisting certification from the National Education Center with high honors. Michelle has over 22 years of experience as a registered dental assistant with a background in pedodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. Her hobbies include dancing and singing. Michelle spends lots of time eating out at different types of restaurants or watching movies with her husband, family, and friends on the weekends. She enjoys living a well balanced life by exercising, doing yoga, getting a massage, and taking time to travel once a year with her husband to unwind from their busy schedules. Michelle joined us in July replacing Dr. Doug's assistant Martha who moved to Columbus, Ohio. Michelle is a very competent dental assistant, has a very positive attitude and is a pleasure to work with.
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Andrea Drew, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Andrea is our newest addition to our practice. She was born and raised in Lakewood, California. She comes to our practice with eight years of experience in oral surgery and dental assisting. She is newly married and she and her husband enjoy hiking, camping and travelling together. Andrea is often spending her off time with family and friends embracing life and making new memories and adventures.
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Melanie Anderson, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Melanie has been with us since 1988. She graduated from Southern Illinois University and moved to California that summer. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She recently travelled to Paris, a lifelong dream, and is excited to travel to many more places. She also likes spending time with friends, hiking and lazy beach days.
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Marie Benson, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Marie is a Long Beach native and has been with us since 1994.  She is a graduate of the West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene program as well as a holding a bachelor’s degree from CSULB, and a master’s degree from University of Phoenix in Adult Education.  She divides her time between private practice and teaching dental hygiene at Cerritos College.  Marie enjoys traveling and says her greatest accomplishment was finishing the Los Angeles marathon in March 2017.
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Kaylin Cannon, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kaylin received her Dental Hygiene Degree in 1993 from Cerritos College, and she is happy to have been working with Dr. Doug, Dr. Alyson and the Emery team since 1998.  Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, she is grateful to be living in Southern California, especially right here in Long Beach, where she loves the diversity of people, the beach, fun activities the city has to offer, great food in downtown LB, and the wonderful friendships she’s developed in the area.  Kaylin loves traveling domestically as well as internationally with her husband, and they often go hiking in the local mountains on weekends.  Other activities she enjoys include going to the movies, music events and museums, as well as cooking, trying new recipes, and, of course, eating which then leads to more hiking.
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Elizabeth Saputo, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Southern California, Elizabeth graduated from the West Los Angeles hygiene program. In her free time, she enjoys bike riding, hiking, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends. She enjoys getting to know her patients and giving them a brighter smile. Elizabeth has been a valuable member of our team for 4 years, and is also very good at helping us with our technology.

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