Meet Our Team

Jennifer Snyder - Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer

Chief Operations Officer

  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    Amalfi Coast, Italy for the beauty, culture and great wine.
  • If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
    Head football coach for my University of Oklahoma Sooners…would maybe even settle for assistant coach or personal assistant to the current head coach - Lincoln Riley.
  • What one word best describes you? 
    Virgo!
  • What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent? 
    Ability to use power tools and woodworking.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
    I’ve been in healthcare for 25 years and with Dr. Lin and Dr. Gramins for 10 of those.
    The best part of my job is the ability to help make people’s lives better, whether it’s a team member and helping them to be the best they can be at what they do or a patient and ensuring they receive the highest quality of care possible.
  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    Santorini, Greece is at the top of my list because of the beautiful scenery and breath-taking sunsets.
  • If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
    I would love to get into forensic dentistry.
  • What one word best describes you? 
    Multitalented.
  • What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent? 
    I have an artsy side and love to zone out on craft projects… I need to update my vision board.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
    I have worked in oral surgery since 2004 and my favorite thing about my job is the people. Every day I interact with all kinds of different personalities. I love the challenge of easing someone’s worries or providing input to teammates to help them navigate challenges.
Jessica Valdez

Jessica

Assistant Practice Manager 

LEXI

Lexi

Director of Clinical Care

  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    Santorini, Greece! I love everything about their culture, food, wine and stunning views.
  • If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
    The Announcer for the Boston Red Sox (I wish!)
  • What one word best describes you?
    Tenacious.
  • What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
  • If I told you my hidden talent, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore. 😉
  • What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
    I have been in the Oral Surgery field since 2011. My favorite thing about my job, is that it doesn’t feel like a “job”! I love what I do!
  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    I would choose Paris because it is such a historically beautiful and romantic city.
  • If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
    I think I would make a great teacher and really enjoy working with children.
  • What one word best describes you?
    Determined.
  • What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
    As a musician, I’m surprised at my ability to memorize the music and lyrics of so many songs so quickly. Also, I can beat almost anyone in a game of chess.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
    I’ve been in the dental field since 2000, and with the practice since 2013.  I like the variety of this specialty and the fact there is always something new to learn. I appreciate the opportunity for growth on a professional and personal level.
Laura Ogie Director of Patient Services

Laura

Director of Patient Services

Lisa

Lisa

Financial Coordinator 

  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    If I could spend a week anywhere in the world it would be Thailand. I hear it is beautiful and unplugged. I would love to learn more about the architecture and history.
  • If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
    If I wasn’t working in dental, I would facilitate a group home for underprivileged children.
  • What one word best describes you?
    Calm.
  • What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
    I have strong hands. I give a great back massage.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
    My favorite thing in this profession is helping others. I am a problem solver, patient and understanding. It is my pleasure to work with patients and their insurance to help them best receive treatment.  I have been working in dental field since 2009.
  • If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    It would be somewhere under the sea in the Galapagos! I love to scuba dive with big beautiful marine wildlife. I have heard the Galapagos is one of the best places for that!
  • If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
    I am aspiring to be a firefighter/Paramedic in San Diego.
  • What one word best describes you? 
    Adventurous.
  • What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent? 
    Certifying new scuba divers.
  • What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
    I have the pleasure to work with an amazing group of people that support and care for one another.  I meet and get to know new patients every day with all different backgrounds and personalities. I have been with this practice since 2019.
Jasara

Jasara

Surgical Assistant

  • Mission Statement

    La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery strives to be the most respected and cutting edge Oral, Implant and Facial Cosmetic Surgery practice in San Diego County. We make every effort to provide our patients with a compassionate and low-stress environment in which to receive their surgical care. Patient safety, exceptional surgeons and outstanding results are the core of our practice.

  • La Jolla OFS Accreditation
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