Meet the doctor
MEET DR. TRUSAS
Born and raised as a third generation Redding resident Doctor Maurice Trusas could not imagine practicing and raising his family anywhere else. After completing his education Maurice returned home to once again enjoy everything the north state has to offer. As a husband and father of three, camping trips, visits to Turtle Bay, having date nights with his wife and making dinner on his Trager are some of his favorite activities. He also loves getting up before the sun rises and throwing his favorite lures on local lakes and rivers in the pursuit of that next big bite.
Maurice’s passion for dentistry started at an early age and was in full swing by high school as he attended Shasta High School. He would spend many afternoons shadowing and working at local dental offices. His education included completing an A.A. at Shasta College, B.S. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Biological Sciences, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from UOP San Francisco in 2006. Even though he has been in full time practice since 2006 Maurice still continues his love of learning always taking several continuing education courses and staying on top of the latest technological trends.
MEET THE TEAM
Tammy is a Redding native and has worked in dental since 1999. She is happy to be a part of an office that helps patients overcome fears and loves to see them leave happy, with a sparkling smile on their face. It’s exciting and fulfilling to schedule treatment that a patient has been afraid or nervous to tackle because she knows they will be treated gently and with great care. Tammy has a son, daughter and two grandchildren she adores. She loves time with friends and family, any craft project, biking, paddle boarding, and running. She set a goal of running a half marathon and we are proud of her for accomplishing the goal.
Tera is our financial coordinator tackling treatment plans since 2003! She is ready and willing to answer questions, discuss payment options, and is happy to bill your insurance. Tera loves being part of a dental team that is passionate about helping others and loves coming to work each day knowing that she’s making a difference. When she’s not in the office, you can find Tera fishing or camping with her husband and three sons or working in her garden and caring for her chickens. Tera and her husband also own a wood decor design business that involves building and painting any sign you can imagine. So talented!
Registered Dental Assistant Expanded Functions
Danell has been in the dental field since 1997 as a dental assistant. She recently completed additional training and is now qualified as an expanded functions dental assistant! In 2013, after working for years in Arizona, Danell moved to Redding with her husband and son. She was excited to be closer to family and to explore all that the Northern California area has to offer! This includes biking, kayaking, and SUP yoga. Danell loves dentistry and caring for her patients. Helping them overcome anxiety and making sure they are comfortable is always her goal and she finds joy in improving someone’s confidence by changing or restoring their smile. With her experience and training Danell is an amazing assistant!
Registered Dental Assistant
In 2010, Stephanie took on the world of dental assisting and hasn’t looked back. She finds it so rewarding to know the deep, lifelong effects that dentistry can have on a patient’s health as well as their appearance. She loves seeing patients leave happy and confident in their smiles, and is thankful to be in the role that she’s in. Stephanie’s kind rapport with patients always seems to put them at ease. She enjoys painting, hiking, decorating, and wedding planning, but most of all she loves spending time with family and friends. Stephanie welcomed her first baby in July of 2017 and he is one handsome baby boy!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Hayley is our dental hygienist and has been with the practice since 1994. She started her dental career in 1983, and loves her job! She enjoys connecting with patients, making them comfortable, and watching them leave with a sparkly clean smile. Our patients LOVE visiting with Hayley while getting their teeth cleaned. Hayley has been married to her husband Wes for over 20 years and they have three children that they have raised together. They recently welcomed their first granddaughter and enjoyed visiting her in New Zealand. When Hayley isn’t cleaning teeth, she enjoys staying active, spending time with family, restoring old furniture and shopping.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mandy is a dental hygienist. She has been in the dental field since 1997, and finds her job so rewarding. When a patient is fearful or apprehensive about coming to the dentist, Mandy can be found calming their nerves and gently approaching the treatment plan so the patient feels safe, welcome, and ready to tackle what needs to be done! She is a proud wife and mom to her two daughters and her son. Mandy holds a position on multiple boards in our community and is the current Board President of Girls Inc. of the Northern California Valley. When she is not at work or volunteering, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, traveling and loves to make people feel special by throwing birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers or any kind of party or event.
Sterile technician/ Dental Assistant
Teddy was born and raised in Redding and joined our dental team in 2016. She loves working at Trusas Family Dentistry because every day is different than the last. There are new challenges and new experiences and she loves finding solutions and being a part of a team that changes lives. Teddy adds that she works with an incredible group of people and feels valued every day, a luxury in the workplace! She loves traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends… oh, and DISNEYLAND! Teddy is currently working on her education goals and wants to further herself in the dental field.