Lena has been working in the hygiene field for over 37 years. Throughout that time she has cultivated a close, personal, relationship with each of her patients. Lena graduated from Old Dominion University in 1972 with an AA in Dental Hygiene; and she received her BA in 1974 from the University of California at San Diego. She loves to travel to exotic regions and enjoy a fine dinner with friends.
Lisa has attended an array of colleges, including San Diego State University, the University of California Los Angeles, West Los Angeles College and University of California San Diego. In addition to being a licensed dental hygienist, Lisa also is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer. She has twenty-seven years’ experience, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, kayaking, scuba diving and watching her two sons participate in various extracurricular activities.
Michelle brings to us 20 years of dental experience (4 as an assistant and 16 as a hygienist). She graduated from USC in 1994 with a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Hobbies include cooking, baking, yoga, hula dancing, traveling and watching movies. She states that she “would love to learn to surf!”
Diane has 17 years of Dental Hygiene experience. After completing the hygiene program at Pasadena City College, Diane moved to Oceanside and has never left. Her hobbies include camping, scuba diving, hiking, traveling, volunteering with animal shelters and spending time with her own family and friends.
Nancy is a Registered Dental Assistant. Her high degree of experience and the care she shows for every single one of her patients make her a wonderful asset to the doctor, as well as the whole office. Nancy graduated from Palomar College in 1996 with a degree in dental sciences and has fourteen years of experience. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and antiquing.
Susan is a Registered Dental Assistant. She brings twenty years of high level cosmetic experience to our office. Susan obtained her state license in 2000 after relocating from the east coast. As a Cardiff local she enjoys all the beach life has to offer.
Being a “North County” native, I have enjoyed seeing our community grow and all the new generations that have come along with that! I have had the pleasure of being in Cosmetic Dentistry for 20+ years and I have gained so much knowledge which has allowed me to understand Patient Care and the importance of gaining your trust. I very much enjoy being your Dental Concierge to help assist you in all of your front office needs regarding scheduling, insurance billing, along with, coordinating your treatment with our back office staff (Nancy/Susan) and other Specialty offices when needed. Please feel free to call anytime and I am more than happy to assist you with any of your questions and/or needs.
When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family/ friends, live music, taking vacations, visiting one of our many local beaches and endless road trips. I am happily always up for an adventure & what life chooses to bring me!
Favorite Quote: “ Be the change that you wish to see!” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Originally from Northeastern PA, Melanie obtained her BS in Environmental Studies before moving west to North Lake Tahoe where she resided for 13 years. Opportunity brought her to the North County San Diego area in 2015. Melanie has worked in the dental field over the past 10 years. She started out dental assisting, but it wasn’t long before finding her niche at the front office where she provides exceptional patient care. Melanie’s warm, friendly smile and patient manner allow her to connect with patients in helping to make their dental experience a positive one. Melanie’s passions include music, wellness, and nutrition. When Melanie’s not working she enjoys running, yoga, reading a good book on the beach and hiking with her boyfriend and two English Labs, named Cash and Dylan.