Call: (619) 463-1113

Meet The Team

Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Hedi Wright

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hedi is a Registered Dental Hygienist who was born and raised in San Diego. Hedi earned an Associate’s Degree in Math and Science from Grossmont College.  Thereafter, she continued her education and graduated at the top of her class as a Dental Hygienist from San Joaquin Valley College.

Hedi enjoys working closely with wonderful staff and patients to achieve improved oral health through outstanding dentistry. Hedi loves her chosen profession because she can contribute to her patients' overall health and well-being. She has a gentle touch and works hard to educate patients about their oral health.  During her free time Hedi enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Noella Maricich

Office Manager, RDA

Noella is a native San Diegan.  She is an R.D.A., even though most of her days currently are spent in the front office of Parkway Dental Group.  She started with this practice in 1984 and has seen the patients grow up and now bring in their own little ones. She is single and the proud mother of one adult son, Travis, and grandchildren, Ariana, Aleyna and Ace. She enjoys a cat named Maverick. The weekends you'll find her doing the things she loves,  volunteering for community activities,  having friends over for dinner (she loves to cook) or doing a wine tasting with friends and discovering new wineries!  She is dedicated to dentistry, and will strive to help you get the smile you've dreamed of, one step at a time.

Laurie Govea

Registered Dental Assistant

Laurie is a Registered Dental Assistant.  She devoted 28 years at Parkway Dental Group.  She loves her job and enjoys helping people take care of their teeth; she cherishes the friendships she has acquired over the Years at PDG.  Laurie was born and raised in San Diego.  She lives in Spring Valley with her 3 dogs, 2 Chihuahuas and a pug.  She enjoys spending her free time refurbishing a very old family home, going to the beach with her dogs, and just spending as much time as she can enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather with family and friends.


William Rodriguez

Dental Assistant

William is Dr. Ahwal’s D.A, he graduated at the top of his class from Concorde College. He was born in San Diego, California, though he was raised in Baja California, Mexico. Both of his grandparents took care of him when he was younger, he loves spending time with family and friends. His favorite hobby is going on long road trips and exploring the beauty of earth. He loves being professional yet friendly.

Jill Close

Administrative Assistant

Jill was born and raised in San Diego, California. She spent the last four years as a Dental Billing Specialist and enjoys helping patients make their visits enjoyable. Jill also enjoys working as a team with the amazing people at Parkway Dental Group. She is a proud wife and mother and shares her home with one dog, two cats, and six chickens. Jill loves being outdoors and spends her free time hiking and tending to her vegetable garden. She also enjoys cooking and loves to share fresh produce and eggs with family and friends.

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We encourage you to contact Dr. Wade Ahwal, with any questions or comments you may have. 

8881 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 265
La Mesa, CA 91942

Phone: 619-463-1113


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