Meet our Staff

Mirna J. Acuna 

Our Office Manager, Mirna J. Acuna has been in the dental profession for thirty years.  She graduated from Allen Hancock College in Santa Maria, California in 1986 with a dental assistant certificate.

Instrumental in helping design Dr. Pua’s dental office, Mirna has been working with Dr.  Pua since the dental practice opened on May 1, 2000.  She has been enjoying the transformation of smiles and achievement of  excellent health as well as education and care of our patients.  Her warm personality and infectious smile greet each patient, whether new or existing, as they enter the building.

 In her free time, Mirna enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoys volunteering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and has been doing so for seven years.  She also volunteers for Tatum’s Garden, a specialized playground for kids with physical challenges located in Salinas, California .  Her passion is working on stained glass projects and keeping physically active.

Genny Foster, RDH 

Since 2008, Genny Foster has been one of our Registered Dental Hygienists and has been an integral member of our highly skilled and caring dental team.  Due to her easy going personality, she is well thought of by her patients and her co-workers alike. 

Genny graduated from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon in 1975. For over 35 years, Genny has been a practicing dental hygienist and she still loves her chosen profession! 

One of her favorite parts of her job is to help educate her patients to achieve a healthy mouth. She strongly believes that this results in overall whole body health.  With a caring and thoughtful manner, Genny has built rapport and trust with her many patients. 

Genny is an avid daily walker and loves to read novels from authors, such as, Stephen King, Agattha Christie and Tom Wolfe.

Tina Johnson, RDH

Tina Johnson is one of our two Registered Dental Hygienists who joined our team in 2010.  She was born and raised in Watsonville, California and graduated from Cabrillo College in 2000 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. 

She uses her knowledge and expertise to help restore and maintain the oral health of our patients with regular and periodontal hygiene care and education.  

In her free time, Tine enjoys time with her children and dogs.

Johnna Ledesma

Johnna Ledesma joined our team as a Certified Dental Assistant in the summer of 2016. She was born and raised in Soledad, California.  Johnna obtained her certification from Carrington College in San Jose in 2015.  She is currently working on becoming a California State Registered Dental Assistant.  

Johnna enjoys working with longtime patients, many who have been patients since 2000, as well as welcoming new patients into our practice.  

Johnna enjoys listening to music, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and her family. Her four year old pitbull-chihuahua, Bandit keeps her entertained and very, very busy!