Meet The Staff 

Certified Surgical Assistant

Brandi has been in Oral Surgery for almost two decades with the majority of that time with Dr. Yamada.  Brandi moved to San Diego in 1998 after completing dental assisting school and quickly earned her certification as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (CALOMSA). In addition to helping patients overcome their anxiety about surgery, Brandi enjoys helping patients understand their oral health needs. When she isn’t working, Brandi enjoys spending time with her, husband, Kyle, her daughters Drew and Emma, and their rescue dog Koto.

Certified Surgical Assistant

Brenda is a native Californian and was born and raised in San Diego.  After high school she joined the Air Force where she became a dental assistant. Once Brenda’s military service was completed, she decided to pursue Oral Surgery.  Brenda is a certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (CALOMSA), has been with Dr. Yamada for over 15 years and enjoys watching patient’s confidence grow with their new smile. When she isn’t working, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony and their adorable cat Princess Diana.

Certified Surgical Assistant

Bryclin joined our practice in November 2022.  She received her B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Since graduating, Bryclin has been working as a Oral and Maxillofacial surgical assistant in Lincoln prior to moving to San Diego when she joined our team.  Her plans are to pursue a D.D.S. degree.  Outside of working, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with her pup, Willow.


Photos by  Julia Hiebaum