Diana Rose DDS, MS
Diana Rose DDS, MS, Dr. Diana Rose was born in New Jersey. Her family moved to Danville when she was 10 years old, and she attended school locally at Saint Isidore School and Carondelet High School. Dr. Rose’s interest in orthodontics began when she underwent extensive orthodontic treatment as a teen. This positive experience as well as its outcome inspired her to want to do the same for others. At the same time, a class trip to the University of the Pacific Dental School solidified this aspiration.
Dr. Rose received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from UCLA, graduating with cum laude honors. Before entering dental school, she worked as an exercise physiologist at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, CA while volunteering at her dentist’s office. Dr. Rose received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from UCLA, and was nominated by her instructors for membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. She completed her specialty residency at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she earned both a specialty certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology. She received special training in the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic, treating unusual cases requiring interdisciplinary care, and was nominated by her residency instructors for membership in the University of Minnesota honor society Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Rose practiced in Santa Rosa before opening her current office, where she has been practicing for over 15 years.
Dr. Rose’s philosophy is conservative. She carefully monitors the timing of orthodontic care to keep her patients’ treatment time as brief as possible while still striving to achieve an ideal result. Dr. Rose has a particular interest in cephalometrics and esthetics, and attempts to provide the most ideal result from both the front and profile of the patient’s face. Follow-up of an orthodontic result with retainers is essential. Dr. Rose encourages her patients to return for complimentary follow-up care, and many of Dr. Rose’s patients have continued to return for monitoring of their orthodontic result for many years.
Dr. Rose resides in Danville, and enjoys spending time with her children. Her other pastimes include quality time with friends and family, cooking, dancing, hiking, working out, playing the piano, and various crafts.
Rebecca McConnell, BA, RDA
Rebecca McConnell- BA, RDA, Becki, a Registered Dental Assistant, has been been part of Dr. Rose’s team since 2006. In 2009, she became Dr. Rose’s patient too! She handles diagnostic records, assists chairside and instructs patients on care of orthodontic appliances. She has a gentle way of placing patients at ease. One of her personal job satisfactions is working with the patients from the beginning, watching their smiles change and continuing a relationship after treatment. Becki lives in Livermore with her husband Steve and their adorable dogs, Joey & Gia. They enjoy traveling, concerts, books, swimming and gathering with friends.
Nickole Hansen, DA
Nickole is a dental assistant who before becoming part of our team was one of our patients back in 2003. Nickole has been a dental assistant for four years now and loves it! More recently she has become our receptionist. She is one of the first smiling faces you see when you walk in, and one of the enthusiastic voices you hear on the phone. Nickole enjoys getting to know our patients and their families, and seeing the beautiful transformation in our patients’ smiles at the end of treatment. Outside of work, Nickole enjoys spending time with her puppy Hunter and her boyfriend Izak exploring the outdoors. She loves hunting, fishing, hiking, rockclimbing, mountain bike riding and snow boarding. From her gorgeous smile it is obvious she is also diligent with her retainers!
Aida Arifovic, DA
Aida is a dental assistant and another hardworking member of our team! She handles taking diagnostic records, assists Dr. Rose, and makes sure our patients know how to take care of, and become comfortable with, their braces and other orthodontic appliances. Aida enjoys seeing the changes in our patients’ smiles from the beginning to the end of treatment, and the reactions of our patients the day they complete their treatment. Aida has a wonderful sense of humor. She is more than willing to suggest color combinations one may wish to try out on their braces! She takes a personal interest in each and every patient. In her spare time, Aida likes to attend concerts and is an avid swimmer.
Natalie Morales, DA
Natalie has worked in many aspects of the dental field and is happy to be the other smiling face you see as you enter our office! She is always available to help answer any question you have or help you with your insurance processing. Natalie lives in Livermore with her boyfriend, daughter and cat. She loves animals, video games and being outside.