Norina was born & raised in the Philippines coming to the United States as a teenager. Norina started out in the dental field working in the front office of a practice in 1997. After one year, she challenged the State Boards and passed her written & practical exam to be a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). After working as an RDA, she realized she wanted to pursue a dental career and went back to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended West Los Angeles College for her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene and completed her clinical rotations at UCLA and all 8 VA hospitals. She also volunteered at Kids Burbank for a year. Norina is continuing to complete her B.A. at WLAC. There is nothing that Norina enjoys more than changing the world one smile at a time. Norina’s love of her life is her handsome 13 year old son.