Our Covina dental team

Meet Our Covina Dental Team - St. Mary Dental – Saeda Basta, DDS, MS

Our exceptional and friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about their careers, love and enjoy what they do, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. 

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and upbeat--and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun! And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had in a dental office. Contact us to learn more about our team or to schedule an appointment.

Roxanne Monge - Dental Assistant


 Roxanne Monge
Dental Assistant

        Hiding behind her mask is a smile our patients love to see.  Roxanne has been Dr. Basta's "other" right hand and managing our back office since she joined our team in September 2006.

        Roxanne received her Dental Assisting Certification from Northwest College in 2002 and has been practicing dental assisting ever since.

        Some may perceive her quiet personality as shy, but we see it as one of our greatest asset for our patients as she is the greatest listener.  Our patients find comfort in confiding with Roxanne their greatest dental fears and anxieties.  She is able to help them overcome any apprehensions they may have by allowing them to verbalize their fears.

        Armed with years of experience in the dental field, Roxanne is able to effortlessly walk our patients through any procedure, big or small, while ensuring all their comfort needs are met.  She reinforces Dr. Basta's teachings to our patients on how to maintain their oral care long after they leave our practice.  Her quiet personality and sincere smile shed away any reservations our patients may feel. 



Alicia Maciel - Patient Coordinator

Alicia Maciel
Patient Coordinator

        Most likely she will be the first and last person whom you speak to when you visit our office, and her laugh is like no other!  She is the voice behind our phones here at St. Mary Dental and she keep our front office running efficiently.

        Alicia received her Dental Assisting Certification from Hesperia Regional Occupational Program in 2003 and has been practicing in the dental field ever since.  She joined our practice in January 2008 and our patients have enjoyed working with her ever since.

        She is our patient account and insurance specialist.  She is able to answer any questions our patients may have regarding their accounts, treatment plan, payments,  and insurance benefits.  Alicia's extensive experience in the field of dentistry enables her to guide our patients to select the best treatment for them.

        With her cheery smile and optimistic personality, she is here to answer any questions our patients may have without hesitation.



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