John M Pisacane, DMD

Dr. Pisacane was born in Yonkers, New York, where he lived the good life of a child in the 1960s. He ran around his neighborhood all summer with almost no parental supervision, played lots of baseball, and went to school 50 feet from his home.

Dr. Pisacane attended Cornell University, receiving his BA in Biology in 1982. His concentration was in neurobiology and behavior.

He then attended Tufts University for dental school, enjoying his time in Boston and graduating with his DMD degree in 1986.

He immediately moved to Flushing, New York, to spend a year in a hospital residency program. He took care of trauma cases, worked in the ER, and also provided general anesthesia in the OR. He doesn’t practice that type of dentistry here in Willow Glen but certainly can handle any emergency that comes his way!
He moved to San Jose in 1987 and has loved living here ever since.

Dr. Pisacane loves his job, and learning new dental techniques to benefit his patients is his passion. He has taken nearly 2500 hours of continuing education since his graduation 25 years ago, ensuring his ability to provide the most current and ideal treatment to his patients.

Dr. John has three sons over 20, Greg, Joe and Tim, and his wife Teresa has worked at Cisco for over 20 years. He is very involved in his local and state dental societies, holding leadership positions in both organizations. In his spare time he enjoys target shooting, working out at the gym, and going to movies.

Fatima Sousa

Registered Dental Assistant

Fatima was born in Terceira, the Azores, a chain of islands 900 miles off the coast of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean.
She moved here in 1995 and worked in the high tech industry for three years. Fatima decided to enter the health care field. She graduated from a dental assisting program in 1998 and received her Registered Dental Assisting license immediately afterwards.

She assists Dr. Pisacane and makes sure our patients are comfortable and at ease with her warm smile, sincere personality and great sense of humor.

She treats patients like family and helps them feel better.

She also keeps Dr Pisacane on his toes with her constant banter! In her free time she enjoys shopping, hiking and cooking, and eating!

Shanté Guel

Treatment Coordinator

Shanté will usually be the first person you talk to when you call Willow Glen Dentistry, and you’ll see her big smile when you walk in the door. She is our receptionist, but behind her smile is a bright, hardworking woman who serves many roles in our practice. She gives every patient the individual attention and care that they all deserve.

Shanté is committed to providing every patient with the high quality service expected at Willow Glen Dentistry. She is familiar with nearly all dental insurance plans, and helps every patient with treatment planning, scheduling and making financial arrangements.

Shanté grew up in Gilroy and Morgan Hill, and has lived in the South Bay her entire life. When Shanté isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her son Marcelino and her daughter Sienna. She also loves to travel and plays pranks on the other staff members!

Shannon Septimus

Registered Dental Assistant

Shannon was born in Santa Cruz. After the 1989 Bay Area earthquake Shannon’s family moved to Queens, NY, but returned to Santa Cruz when Shannon was nine. She graduated from Soquel High and received her initial dental training in 2008. A few years later she got her RDA license and started here at Willow Glen Dentistry in 2019. Shannon works at the chair assisting the doctor and hygienists as well as at the front helping the administration of the office. She loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking and concerts. She and her partner Gentry have a gorgeous two year old daughter Layla, and she takes up most of Shannon’s personal time.

Julie Nagel

Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie is a born and raised California native. She enjoys all the state has to offer, from the beautiful beaches to paddle boarding at the shore to a walk through the redwoods. Julie will often be on those trails with her husband Jeremiah and some or all of her four kids and several dogs! When not enjoying the outdoors Julie loves caring for her patients. She not only will take care of you in her chair but will teach you how to care for yourself between visits! She might also share a recipe with you. It’s no secret why patients love Julie.

Lauren Wright

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren was born in San Jose, Ca and shortly after moved to Hollister where she attended school. She is a San Benito High Haybaler alumna. At an early age she knew dental hygiene was her future. After graduation she decided to enter the dental field as a registered dental assistant until she was ready for the challenge of hygiene, goal accomplished! Lauren has a 4 year old son and uses her time off to explore nature, have fun at the beach and enjoy life!