Meet The Staff


Dr. Ludwig's Staff :

  • Susan Johnson
    Office Manager
    Susan started working for Dr. Ludwig in 1991. She has enjoyed every minute that she has been with the practice. The practice has wonderful patients and a great staff and Susan loves working with them. Susan and her husband have two daughters. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends,

  • Melissa Ma
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Melissa began her dental career in 2003. She has worked in Periodontics as a Registered Dental Assistant most times before she became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2014. Melissa considers herself fortunate to have focused her career in both periodontics and general dentistry. Her job gives her the opportunity to work with people to better understand their periodontal health, support and motivate them to have better dental and health care. She makes sure the patients are comfortable, and very attentive to patient's needs. When not working, she likes hiking, cooking and playing with her dog, Coco.

  • Jennifer Leicht
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Jennifer was born and raised in San Jose. She graduated from Foothill College’s Dental Assisting (1996) and Dental Hygiene programs (1998). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University (1999) and a Master of Science in Education from CSU East Bay (2017). She has a passion for caring for patients and educating about the oral systemic link. Jennifer enjoys education so much she is also an adjunct faculty at Foothill College. She has been happily married to her husband for 10 years, and they share two little energetic boys.

  • Betina Benitez Chi
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Betina began her dental career in 2016, where she worked as a dental assistant. In 2020, she graduated from Foothill College’s dental hygiene program, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

    She grew up in Paraguay and became a Bay Area local when she moved with her family to San Jose in 2010. She loves working with patients and is passionate about providing excellent individualized dental hygiene care for each of her patients. In her free time, she likes trying new foods, staying active, spending time with friends and family.

  • Diane Chin
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Diane has been in the dental field over 25 yrs. 

    She is a skilled & trained registered dental assistant.

    She has worked in a variety of dental specialties, including Orthodontics, Periodontics, & of course general dentistry.

    Patients appreciate her gentle & calming chairside manner.  

    She stays current with continuing dental education classes.

    In her spare time, she enjoys baking & outdoor activities.

  • Pamela Norman
    Receptionist/Dental Assistant

    Bringing contagious enthusiasm for all-things-dental, Pamela is thrilled to join Ludwig Dental team in May 2023. She loves going to the dentist herself, so she's excited to work alongside the caring staff and patients. A south bay resident since 1993, Pamela dotes on her son, beloved grandpuppy, and sunny beach walks. With a passion for pearly whites, Pamela is sure to brighten any visit to Ludwig Dental.

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