Meet The Staff

Norman K. Thaxter, DDS
Dr. Thaxter was born and raised here in the valley in Fresno where his parents and grandparents also called home. After graduating from Fresno High he attended UCLA (BA), Fresno State (MA) and USC (DDS). For 17 years he had a private practice in Fresno and established an outstanding reputation as a caring, proficient and ethical practitioner. In 2006 he answered our Nation’s call to service and entered Active Duty, USAF. He served proudly, readying our brave Airmen for the battle raging in the Middle East. Dr. Thaxter lives in Merced, is married and has 4 children-3 daughters and a son.
Cosmetic Dentistry is his passion. Dr. Thaxter has a reputation for providing natural looking esthetic bonding so that teeth appear not to be altered or filled. He has over 20 years of private practice in the use of porcelain or “white fillings” and veneers and associates with only the best dental laboratories in California. Whiter teeth are becoming a necessity and we offer safe and effective solutions to lighten the shades of most everyone. A nice smile is so valuable in our society and we can absolutely make it possible to have that perfect smile you have always wanted.

Randale is our Registered Dental Hygienist and is in charge of helping our patients maintain healthy gums. She is amazing at educating patients on proper hygiene. Randale started off working as a Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Thaxter in 2010, but in 2013 went off to Fresno City College to become a hygienist. We are proud to have her part of our team. Randale is happily married to her husband and loves being a Mommy to her two handsome boys. Together they enjoy relaxing on the beach and going to the mountains. With her sweet personality and professional skills she will make all patients leave our office with a smile.

Catherine 'Cat' is a Dental Assistant and has been part of our back staff since 2017. While attending Brightwood College, she studied to be a RDA. Cat is very warming and sweet; she can calm the most anxious patient. With a kind smile she makes everyone she meets feel like family. Cat enjoys spending time with her nieces and family. She loves hiking, fishing and cuddles from her fur babies (dogs).

Cheri is our front office coordinator. She enjoys greeting our patients with a warm smile as they enter the office. She joined our team in early 2022, but has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Cheri and her husband have 2 beautiful adult daughters, which are their pride and joy! In her free time, Cheri loves to read a good book and snuggle with her dog, Bella.

Marguerite is a Dental Assistant that has been a part of our team since October 2021. She strives to make patients feel comfortable and ensure they have the best experience. Marguerite loves spending time with her family and friends and playing softball and cornhole.
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