Meet the Staff

Patient Special Hanford - Doctor and the staff

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

Hanford Dental Practice - Dr. Nikunj Raiyani Dr. Nikunj Raiyani graduated from the University of Southern California, one of the pre-eminent schools in dental education; here he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is welcoming and personable with his patients. Dr. Raiyani has the ability to make his patients feel relaxed and comfortable by getting to know them and understanding their dental needs. Always thinking of new and better ways to improve patient and staff communication, Dr. Raiyani goes beyond basic patient needs to provide a comfortable office setting in which dentistry can be productive and relaxing. Dr. Raiyani wants his patients to leave the office knowing they can trust and feel relaxed anytime they visit Hanford Family Dental.

With his passion for dentistry, Dr. Raiyani is enthusiastic about continuing education and training. His goal is to be as qualified as possible to care for your oral health and smile enhancement needs. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and Tulare-Kings Dental Society.

He has a passion for helping people with their dental needs and strives to make every visit to the dentist an enjoyable one. Dr. Nikunj Raiyani believes strongly in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur, and makes sure to keep patients fully informed about their dental health.

In his spare time, Dr. Raiyani enjoys reading and spending time with his friends and family. Originally from Los Angeles, he made Hanford his home in 2006 with his wife and two beautiful kids.

Patient Special Hanford - Dr. Nikunj Raiyani Family

Dr. Sukhmani Marwaha

Hanford Dental Practice - Dr. Sukhmani Marwaha

Dr. Marwaha earned her dental degree from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She has also completed a research fellowship in Orthodontics focused on Cleft Lip and Palate research. As a dentist, Dr. Marwaha focuses on providing top-notch personalized care to her patients. She understands her patients’ needs and tries to make their dental visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Meet our Hygienists:

Veronica -

Hanford Dental Practice - Veronica

Veronica is always willing to inform patients on preventative ways to keep their gums and teeth healthy. She is a great asset to our team, helping wherever needed. In her spare time, Veronica likes to bake, read, and play with her dogs.

Tina -

Hanford Dental Practice - Tina

Tina takes her time to explain to patients the best ways to improve dental health. When you come to our office, you can always expect to see her with a smile on her face and a welcoming personality. Her chair side manner creates a comfortable experience for patients, always providing them with a laugh or two before they leave our office.

Meet our wonderful staff:

Mireya -

Hanford Dental Practice - Mireya

Mireya has been with us for 12 years. She is a dental assistant who is always prepared for the task assigned to her. Mireya approaches tasks in a determined yet relaxed manner, and has an amazing ability to multi-task with a great deal of precision as she assists our dentists and patients.

Tracy -

Hanford Dental Practice - Tracy

A great team member for nine years, Tracy shows dedication and precision in every task she is given. She is our go-to girl; very knowledgeable in how the back office is run. Tracy makes sure that our patients receive prompt attention and can quickly get back to their busy lives. In her free time, she enjoys getting together with family and friends for BBQs. Our office family always looks forward to her homemade desserts.

Cassandra -

Hanford Dental Practice - Cassandra

Cassandra joined the Hanford Family Dental Care team in 2011. She has a welcoming personality and is always eager to help patients in any way she can. Cassandra is in charge of making sure that each patient gets a "five star" experience. She is very knowledgeable in the various aspects of dental insurance, and efficiently handles scheduling, administration and insurance verification. Cassandra always looks forward to family time and football Sundays.

Monica -

Hanford Dental Practice - Monica

Monica has been a part of our front office team for one year. As a Treatment Coordinator, her main priority is to help patients understand their insurance coverage and show them their options for payment. Her ability to speak English and Spanish allow her to better assist our patients by explaining their benefits in great detail. She loves spending time with her 4-year-old son and enjoys Netflix with the occasional Starbucks drink in hand.

Denise -

Hanford Dental Practice - Denise

Denise is the newest member of our team. Patients will be greeted by her radiant smile as they enter our Hanford dental office. Denise handles our recall appointments, making sure that our patients maintain their healthy smiles by coming in regularly for exam and cleaning appointments. A health conscious person who enjoys walking her two dogs and staying active outdoors, Denise is always ready to go for an outdoor adventure.

Yanet -

Hanford Dental Practice - Yanet

Yanet has been with us for 10 years. She is a dental assistant who is attentive and prides herself in knowing what is expected of her. Dr. Raiyani calls her "Super-Assistant." A creative type, Yanet is always eager to decorate the office for various holidays.

What our patients say about us

Hanford Family Dental Center reviewed by patient

I am terrified of dentists. The entire staff did an outstanding job of putting me at ease. My treatment was painless. I am thrilled to have found a dentist I feel comfortable with.
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