Meet The Staff

Donna, Scheduling Coordinator and Air Traffic Controller
Warm and friendly, Donna enjoys welcoming patients as they arrive. She checks them in and always has a few minutes to talk about their day. At the end of their visits, as she is checking them out, she asks how things went and how they are feeling. Donna also helps patients schedule appointments and accepts payments.
Donna’s been married for over 40 years. She has raised three daughters, a nephew, and is a proud grandparent to eight grandchildren and one grandson. She also has six furry children: two dogs and four cats.
Shelly, Implant Coordinator
Shelly enjoys getting to know our patients and ensuring they receive the best care for their needs. She loves seeing the difference in a patient who regains his or her oral health and confident smile. Shelly is a coordinator between the patient, our office, and the patient’s general dentist. She offers patient education, explains treatment, and handles follow-up.
Shelly’s been married to Alan, for over 20 years and has a married daughter who lives in Dallas and has identical quadruplet sons. Her family motto is Faith, Family, Friends, and Fitness. She volunteers with San Diego Zoo Safari Park and her church. When not at work or volunteering she enjoys swimming, working out and hiking. 
Tami, Front Office Assistant
It’s often Tami’s friendly voice you’ll hear when you call our office. Warm and helpful, if she can’t answer your questions, she’ll get you to the person who can. Tami’s a registered dental assistant with many years of experience. She supports our front-office team and is here to help you, too.
Tami has two adult daughters; she enjoys her quiet time cuddling with her cat. And cannot pass-up a good Cooking Show or an episode of Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. 
Kiran, Surgical Assistant
Kiran likes helping patients feel comfortable at our office. Understanding that some people are nervous, she talks with them about their procedure, and explains what will happen and what to expect. She sets up and breaks down the operatories, sterilizes instruments, and assists the doctor during surgeries.
Kiran’s been married for over 35 years. She likes to paint, sew, knit, crochet, make jewelry, and learn languages. She volunteers in assisted-living facilities, mentors in schools, and loves time with family and friends.
Jennifer, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer loves hearing each patient’s personal stories. She’s happy to spend her days helping people develop healthy smiles and great oral health. While she cleans a patient’s teeth, she talks with patients about their dental health. She teaches them the best way to keep their mouth and smile healthy, clean, and looking great.
Jennifer has two daughters and one grandson. She enjoys crafting, hiking, and gardening. She is involved with the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society and volunteers her gardening skills at the San Diego Safari Park.
Leah, Insurance and Hygiene Coordinator
Leah loves helping people achieve their goal of improved dental health and wonderful smiles. She works in our front office: answering phones and scheduling appointments. She talks with patients and answers their questions about their treatment. Leah also helps patients with their insurance questions.
Leah’s been married for more than 30 years. The couple has a niece, three nephews, and a grandniece and grandnephew. They also have two cats. Leah enjoys watching her husband play in his many bands, as well as doing photography and spending time with loved ones.
Angela, Office Manager
Angela loves to help others and is always up for a challenge. She has discovered her passion for Oral Care and Management and strives to create and streamline processes to consistently deliver the highest quality patient care. Angela manages all aspects of our day-to-day office and assists with Treatment Plans and insurance questions.
Angela has been married for almost 12 years, she has three beautiful daughters, one handsome son, and two grandsons. She spends her free time traveling to her sons many football games and tournaments, loves to work out and help organize people’s homes and offices and go to as many Laker games as possible. 
Janelle, Hygienist
Janelle loves working with her patients and educating them to reach their best smiles! She takes pride in her gentle but thorough technique and making patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. In addition to helping her patients improve their oral health, she loves getting to know them personally and hopes to build long-lasting relationships!
Outside of the dental office, Janelle can be found at the beach, staying active by hiking or doing yoga, or reading in her spare time. She also loves road trips and traveling with her friends and family. 
Julie, Dental Assistant
Julie was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and is the youngest of 7 children. She moved to San Diego in 1980 and has been in the periodontal field for 40 years. Julie love helping patients get their mouths healthy.
 Julie has been married 42 years to my husband Bill. They have a son and daughter and 5 grandchildren, which she loves to watch them grow!! Julie also enjoys traveling, camping, go to the desert and off road in our jeep or ATV vehicles. Her faith, family and friends are very important to her.
Natalie, Dental Assistant
Natalie has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2005, and in the Periodontal field since 2006. She enjoys making her patients feel as comfortable and fearless as possible.
She is married to her high school sweetheart and they share a beautiful daughter who keeps her on her toes when she is not working. Natalie is a true Native San Diegan!