Our friendly dental team is excited to meet you! We are committed to providing the highest possible quality of care to help you improve your smile, health and wellbeing. When you visit our office, you can count on us to listen to your needs and desires before providing personal treatments. We invite you to call us today at 858-794-7768 to schedule your appointment with our dentist and learn more about complete dental care in Solana Beach, California.

Rochelle — Team Leader and Treatment Coordinator
Rochelle has been in the dental field for over 25 years and has been with our team since 2013. She enjoys getting to know our patients and welcoming them to our office. She regularly completes continuing education courses and has received training in ozone therapy, nutrition, and biological and holistic dentistry. Rochelle uses her extensive knowledge and experience in treatment planning, insurance coordination, continuing education and problem solving to make each patient’s experience warm and comfortable, and she is ready to help in any way she can. She listens to our patients’ needs and works to facilitate their care so that they can enjoy improved health, wellness and longevity. She appreciates working in a team environment in which we focus on patient care from an oral-systemic approach, combining holistic practices with the latest technologies.

Rochelle is married and has two beautiful daughters. Her hobbies include traveling, nutrition, walking and hiking, and she can often be found spending time outdoors enjoying nature.

 

Emily — Scheduling Coordinator
Emily joined our team in 2018, bringing with her more than 36 years of experience in the dental field, six of which she taught dental assisting. She will receive her Bachelor of Arts in healthcare administration in May 2019. She loves our team and seeing our patients’ reactions to their new smiles, and she hopes to build lasting relationships with them in a fun, loving and caring way.

Emily firmly believes that family is important and enjoys spending time with her parents and her two adult children. She is involved in her church, and her hobbies include jab boxing, walking, swimming, reading and watching sports. She is a Charger and Padre fan!

 

Ian Ponder
Ian — Insurance Coordinator
Ian joined our team in June 2017, bringing with him over nine years of experience in the dental field. Ian loves our team and our office environment and aesthetic, and he takes great pleasure in creating wonderful experiences with patients using his professionalism and personal charm. He makes a big impact in our office, extending large parts of himself into his work and his relationships with others.

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ian has been a resident of San Diego since 2013. Ian’s mother lives in South Carolina and his older brother lives in Nashville. Ian is a poet and lyricist and also lives and breathes tennis.

 

Nellie — Back Office Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant
Nellie has over 25 years of experience in the dental field and has been a valuable part of our team since 2009. She is enthusiastic and dedicated to providing patients with excellent personalized care, and she always gives 100% to all aspects of the practice. Nellie enjoys the hands-on aspect of her job and finds patient satisfaction greatly rewarding. She loves seeing our patients happy and building relationships with them. Nellie is committed to teamwork and continuing education, and she stays informed about all new products, techniques and technologies in order to stay up to date and continue providing excellent care.

Nellie’s family is very important to her. She spends the weekends with her father and sisters, with whom she shares a deep love of cooking. Her hobbies including cooking, going to the movies and traveling.

 

Michael
Michael — Registered Dental Assistant and Extended Functions II
Michael graduated from Palomar College and achieved his extended functions certification from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He has been with our team since 2016 and loves everything about our office. He especially loves cosmetic cases, where he can watch treatments change people’s smiles and lives. Michael enjoys being able to work with such wonderful dentists whom he admires and aspires to be like. Michael is committed to earning his patients’ trust through his knowledge and quality care so that they can receive the care they need. He is diligent in helping in any area of the practice where he is needed so that our office can grow to its full potential.

Michael has been married since 2006 and has two daughters and one son. His hobbies include surfing, mountain biking and creating beautiful smiles.

 

Jen — Registered Dental Assistant and Extended Functions II
Jen has more than eight years of experience in dentistry. She completed her Extended Functions certificate at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry shortly before joining our team in 2018. She enjoys how our staff goes above and beyond to educate and care for our patients, and she often takes on additional responsibilities to increase our doctors’ availability to help our patients.

Jen is happily married with three fur babies and loves continuing education, camping and softball.

 

Elisabeth — Registered Dental Assistant
Elisabeth got into dentistry right out of high school! She loves seeing the change in a patient’s smile and how life-changing it is for them to have a straight, beautiful smile. Elisabeth has been with our team since 2012 and enjoys the teamwork found at our practice. She ensures that our office is supplied and has everything needed to provide care for our patients, and she especially enjoys providing Invisalign® treatments.

For Elisabeth, the best thing in her life is spending time with her husband and their baby girl, Camila. She loves hiking, dancing and music. Elisabeth is also a foodie and is fearless in trying new foods.

 

Ashlee — Registered Dental Hygienist
Ashlee graduated from dental hygiene school in Sacramento in 2009 and practiced there for over five years before returning to San Diego, where she joined our team in 2014. As an RDH, Ashlee is passionate about oral health care and its correlation to overall wellness. She greatly enjoys working in a field where she is able to help so many people achieve healthy goals, and she follows our patients’ cases from beginning to end to ensure that their entire health care is encompassed and that treatments are coordinated into an effective plan that will meet their needs. Ashlee enjoys working in an office where she has the resources and technologies available to treat her patients in a more natural and effective way, and she strives to create a safe atmosphere in which her patients can feel comfortable.

In her spare time, Ashlee enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures with her 6-year-old son.

 

Jayna — Registered Dental Hygienist
Jayna has been with our team for over three years. She absolutely loves what she does and loves getting to know patients and hearing about what they’ve been up to since their last visit. She loves each of her team members and appreciates being part of a high-skilled team that works well together. She finds that our teamwork is reflected in the care we provide for each patient and enhances their overall experience. Jayna strives to provide a high standard of individual patient care and create a fun, friendly environment for each person who visits our office.

Originally from Oregon, Jayna has lived in the Encinitas area since 1984. She enjoys all the perks that our sunny weather has to offer, such as taking her Pomeranian out on various outings and picnics in the park. She also enjoy wine tasting, decorating, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. As a dental hygienist, her goal is to provide a high standard of individualized patient care with a focus on making her patients feel comfortable and at ease.

 

Tommi — Dental Hygienist
Tommi graduated in 2011 and worked in California before moving to Hawaii and Georgia. In 2018, she returned to California and joined our team! She enjoys walking into our office every morning and seeing happy, smiling faces from our team and patients alike. Tommi has worked in many different offices and enjoys getting to know her patients and listening to their stories.

Outside of the office, Tommi enjoys running, hiking, going to the gym, occasional yoga and going to the beach.