All professionals at Luma Ajlouni, DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Luma Ajlouni, DDS
Dr. Luma Ajlouni grew up in Chicago, IL. She attended two years of undergraduate studies majoring in Molecular Biology at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL before moving to San Jose, CA where she completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from San Jose State University in 2004. In 2006, Dr. Ajlouni was accepted into the prestigious University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree in 2009. Upon graduation, she worked full time in both private practice and public health serving an underserved population. Dr. Ajlouni is very passionate about dentistry and strives for clinical perfection to attain excellence. She works collaboratively with her patients as a team to help figure out the best course of treatment to maintain long term dental health. With her smiling face and no pressure attitude, Dr. Ajlouni presents all of the options to let her patients make the right decisions for themselves. She is actively involved in several study clubs in Gilroy and is committed to higher and advanced learning in restorative dentistry.
Dr. Ajlouni is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the Santa Clara Dental Society, Spear Dental education, and the Santa Clara County Advanced Dental Club.
Dr. Ajlouni had been married for 14 years to her husband Charlie and together they have 3 children. In her spare time, Dr. Ajlouni values quality family time, enjoys traveling, and listening to her oldest son sing.
Sandra Hernandez - Front Desk Receptionist/ Scheduling Coordinator/ Insurance Coordinator
Sandra Montejano has been with the practice for 17 years covering both front and back office duties. She takes pride in her work and is dedicated to great customer service and patient care. Over the years, Sandra has developed a great rapport with her patients and has gotten to know many of them on a personal level to where she knows what they need in order to feel comfortable and well taken care of. She is happily married to her best friend of 17 years and loves to spend time with her furry babies, parents, in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Josue Villalobos - Registered Dental Assistant
I’ve been in the Dental Field for over 9 years. My love for dentistry began when I enrolled in a dental assisting class in the Mission Trails R.O.P center in Salinas in 2010. After several years of working as a DA, I wanted to further my education and expand my clinical skills, therefore, in 2018 I went back to school and obtained my Registered Dental Assisting (RDA) license. I have a broad knowledge of the many different aspects of dentistry as I've worked in several different dental offices and clinic settings right out of High School . Staying current and up to date on the latest in dentistry by taking continuing education classes locally and attending annual dental conventions further fuels my passion and enthusiasm for dentistry. I highly enjoy the patient interaction and feel joy and happiness through service and giving.
Outside of work, I enjoy time with my family, dear friends, and my amazing girlfriend. Traveling and helping others in the community is also something I'm passionate about.
Maria Sanchez, DA
My curiosity for pursuing a career in the dental field was inspired and fostered by my amazing sisters, who are both dental assistants. Once I graduated high school, I enrolled in Carrington College Dental Assistant program. While in school, I learned many things that piqued my interest and deepened my love for the field, such as patient care and hands on clinical work. Part of our graduating requirement was a 6 week internship in a dental office, which I was fortunate to complete at Dr. Luma Ajlouni’s office. My compassion, motivation, and quick ability to learn lead me from being a student intern to a full time team member in the summer of 2020. While working alongside an amazing doctor and coworkers during my internship, I developed a deeper meaning of the impact my work has on patients and what it means to be a successful dental assistant. As I continue to grow as a dental assistant, I plan to further my knowledge by acquiring my RDA (Registered Dental Assisting License) and staying current through continuing education courses. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my nieces/nephews and going to the beach.