Meet The Team

Amy Guthrie

Dr. Amy Guthrie

Amy Guthrie knew at age 6 that she would be either an elephant rider in the circus or a Dentist. Sadly for Ringling Brothers but happily for our teeth, she chose enamel over ivory. After indulging her passion for reading with an undergrad degree in English Literature she graduated from the Ohio State University Dental School in 1987. She began independent practice in Palo Alto in 1990 then moved to Los Altos in 2013. She is particularly interested in minimally invasive dentistry, TMD, sleep apnea and occlusion.

Amy is a member of:
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  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Peninsula Institute for the Advancement of Dental Studies
  • Spear Education Study Club
  • American, California and Mid-Peninsula Dental Associations

When not immersed in dental nerd stuff, she loves tennis, kitties, reading, hiking, rock & roll, and cooking. You see her here modeling our super-stylish safety glasses!
Saumya Ram

Dr. Saumya Ram

Saumya Ram knew she wanted to be a dentist when she was 7, and spent many years of her adolescence volunteering at free dental clinics in Kansas, where she grew up. She is officially a Californian after getting her bachelors degree at UC Berkeley, living in Los Angeles, and getting her DDS degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Ram loves nerding out on dentistry by taking continuing education courses and reading dental literature. She is also a member of a Spear Study Club and the American, California, and Santa Clara County Dental Associations.

When she's not at the office, she loves doing hot yoga, playing tennis, singing (in the shower, exclusively), baking, and long walks on the beach.
Ashvin Forouzandeh

Ashvin Forouzandeh

Ashvin Forouzandeh is our senior dental hygienist. After a B.S. in Biological Science from San Jose State, he obtained his hygienist credentials from Indiana University and has been working with Dr. Amy since 1999. He has advanced training as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice, allowing him to practice independently. He also has training in the soft-tissue dental laser. Ashvin is efficient and direct. If you like to get in & out quickly or have more challenging hygiene needs, you should give Ashvin a try.

When he's not busy adding to the national stockpile of healthy gum tissue, Ashvin likes doing DIY projects around the house and hanging out with his family. (Psst. If you want to get him talking, ask about his baby...)
Megan McLelland

Megan McLelland

Megan McLelland has been with Dr. Amy since 2003, shortly after obtaining her Dental Hygiene degree from Chabot College. Megan's friendly, outgoing manner helps her clients relax and enjoy their time in the office. Her thorough, meticulous work inside the mouth, combined with a superb ability to explain ways to take care of teeth and gums at home, have won her many loyal fans.

Away from the office, Megan's wide-ranging interests encompass everything from cooking to kickboxing classes and driving a dump truck.
Marie

Marie

Marie makes sure information flows smoothly between you and the office, as well as to/from insurance companies and specialists. Phone, email, or in person, she is there to help make the logistics of your dental health as easy as possible.

Away from the office, she loves hanging out with her family or going out for a run.
Jenn

Jenn

Jenn is at the front desk when Marie can't be, making sure you have as great of an experience as possible by ensuring that everything gets where it needs to be with minimal bother to you.
Diana

Diana

Diana is Queen of the back office, and Amy's "left hand." She keeps all the clinical material and equipment ready to go, and assists Amy during clinical procedures.
Rich

Rich

Rich is the business manager, painter, plumber, webmaster, assistant to Marie and Jenn, and, most importantly, photographer. If you like the pictures around the office, let him know and make his day.

Outside the office you're likely to find him motorcycling, tinkering on his '66 Mustang, or on the tennis court where his opponents have been known to mutter, "you're a lot faster than you look."