Meet The Team

Meet our Dental Team in Fairfield, CA

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us. Contact Us to schedule an appointment today!


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Melanie McCauley

Office Administrator/Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, My name is Melanie. I have been in the dental field for 10 years. I joined the Toolson team in 2014. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Debbie Gonzales

Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, my name is Debbie. I have been in the dental field for 11 years. I grew up in Sacramento and moved to Vacaville 5 years ago. I joined the Toolson team in 2018 and I keep very busy helping the office run smoothly.

In my free time I like to spend time with my husband, my 2 kids and my dog. 

Marites (Tess) Baro

Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been a registered dental assistant for 30 years and counting. I’ve worked with Dr. Toolson for almost 24 of those years and with Dr. Reyes for over 13 years. I am very passionate about my job and I love to create relationships with each and every one of our patients. 

I enjoy gardening and I keep all of the plants alive in our office.  I love spending time in my garden, traveling and being with my family.

Veronica Graybill

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Veronica, one of the Registered Dental Assistants here at Dr. Toolson's office.

I have lived and grown up in Vacaville. I’ve worked with Dr. Toolson and Dr. Reyes since 2017 and I truly enjoy being part of the team here and working with our patients.

In my free time I love walking my 2 dogs and reading books. 

Karen Fraser

Registered Dental Hygenist

I received an A.S. degree in Dental Assisting from City College in San Francisco. I continued my education by earning an A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. I have happily worked in the dental field and with Dr Toolson for over thirty years. We love to make our patients feel loved and comfortable. 

When I’m not at Dr. Toolson’s office, I keep busy with home life and family. No birthday, holiday or anniversary goes uncelebrated in my family! I love making the best and most of every day. 

Marguerite Blackard

Registered Dental Hygenist

Marguerite has lived in the Bay Area since 1973. Graduated from LSU School of Dental Hygiene in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Married to an Air Force Pilot, Marguerite has lived in numerous places and was licensed in several states across America.

Her love for her profession and patients is clearly seen as she is very kind and gentle, while educating each and every one of her patients in precise techniques on individualized brushing and flossing… With her hands on approach education.

When not at the office, Marguerite enjoys sailing, gardening, traveling and her Cajun style cooking.
She also loves Hawaii and her precious Yorkies, Lord Eric and Lady Elizabeth Lizzie.

Pat Maggard

Registered Dental Hygenist

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, I spent the first 18 years of life as a bilingual "Army Brat." My dad was very adamant about keeping our family together, so we did lots of moving around and except for a one year tour in Vietnam, we always stayed together. We were stationed in Holland, Washington State and did 2 tours in Kentucky and Germany. I had the opportunity to graduate from High School in Würzburg, Germany, an incredible experience!

From the 8th grade I knew I wanted to be a dental hygienist. My Opa was a dental lab technician and my Mutti a dental assistant. I truly found my destiny! In 1983, I graduated from the University of Louisville in Kentucky with a Degree in Dental Hygiene. My first hygiene position was with a very progressive dentist in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where I first learned of micro dentistry and implants. This is also where I met my husband, the boss’s brother in law! I spent the next 21+ years as an Air Force bride. My career as a dental hygienist flourished during this time. I had the opportunity to work at Letterman Army Hospital at the Presidio of San Francisco and David Grant Dental at Travis AFB. For over 13 years of my career I worked with a periodontist, a dentist specializing in treatment of gum disease. I have been back with Dr. Toolson since May of 2006, I had the pleasure of working for him from 1987-1990, but had to leave after my husband’s transfer to Beale AFB.

During my 38 years as a Dental Hygienist, I have had the opportunity to work for some amazing dentists. I have learned so much from all these experiences. I have beyond doubt had a well rounded career, learning all phases of dentistry. When assessing my patients, I definitely look at the big picture, taking all variables into consideration. I love my job! I wake up every morning with a smile on my face and look forward to coming to work.

My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this past August. We have one beautiful daughter who recently got married. When not at work I teach Jazzercise, run and have rekindled my love of photography.

Anita Owens

Scheduling Coordinator

Hi, my name is Anita and I have been in the dental field since 1985. I’ve worked for 2 previous “family” dentists and found that this is my passion. I enjoy being part of a team that cares so deeply for their patients and treat each one like family members. I’ve worked all aspects of the front desk and enjoy it tremendously. I’m thankful to now be a welcomed part of Dr. Toolson's dental practice.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and going on weekend “adventures” with my husband.

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