Meet Our Team

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 for almost 14 years 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

Jessica

Practice Manager 

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Lexi

Practice Manager

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?
Thailand because it is beautiful and has my favorite food.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would be a police officer.
What one word best describes you?
Witty.
What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
Double-jointed.
What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
I enjoy working with great coworkers and being challenged by all different kinds of patients. I have been in Oral Surgery since 2018.

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Jenny

Director of Clinical Care

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Madeline

Financial Coordinator

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would love to go back to Costa Rica and spend more time closer to the coast, maybe at Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. I’ve explored La Fortuna and I fell in love with all the greenery,  cute little monkeys and lemurs that wandered around and of course the food.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
Either a forensic scientist or a forensic psychologist.
What one word best describes you?
Intuitive.
What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
I’m pretty good at cornhole/bag toss, and I don’t play often. My hidden talent is hiding, even from me. 😁
What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
I’ve been in the medical field since 2013. I love being a helping hand, a voice, and an advocate for patients when they are their most vulnerable.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
There are so many places to go, but anywhere that has a peaceful beach.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
Professional foodie, specialize in pasta and desserts.
What one word best describes you?
Versatile.
What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
I was boxer in my past life.
What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
I decided to take a break from the beauty industry after the pandemic hit. I’m new in the oral surgery field; however, I see all the growth that comes with it. I’m excited to learn new things and what 5+ years of experience with personal care services can integrate with it.

Jessie

Jessie

Scheduling Coordinator

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Selina

Implant Coordinator &
Certified Surgical Assistant

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I have been to a lot of countries but I have yet to visit New Zealand and Australia. Those are two beautiful countries that I’d like to scratch off my world map 😉 !
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would enjoy being a veterinarian surgeon because animals have diverse anatomies. I think it would be interesting to learn the different anatomies and physiologies of exotic animals.
What one word best describes you?
Personable!
What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
I can tread water for a long period of time.
What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
My two favorite things about my job would be the care we provide for our patients and how I am able to gain new knowledge every day!

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Thailand! I grew up there and my family still lives there, I love spending time with them and wish I could see them more often.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
Event planner, I'm highly organized and have always enjoyed planning holiday events, birthdays, and game nights! Seeing an idea be turned into reality, from concept to execution is an incredibly rewarding feeling!
What one word best describes you?
Warmhearted.
What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent
Surfing! I love dawn patrol at our local beaches!
What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
I have been in the Dental Field since 2015. I enjoy getting to know patients and making sure they are comfortable and always have a positive experience!

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Sarah

Surgical Assistant

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Surgical Assistant

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
This is a tough one, because I want to travel everywhere! But I would really love to explore all over South America and learn about the natural world and incredible cultures there.
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would be a nature photographer! Traveling the world and documenting all the beautiful places, animals, plants and phenomena across the globe — ideally with David Attenborough by my side.
What one word best describes you?
Insightful.
What are you surprisingly good at/what is your hidden talent?
I love learning about herbs and creating my own tea blends at home. Not to toot my own horn... but I can make a pretty good cuppa!
What is your favorite thing about your career/job and how long have you been doing it?
I started working in Oral Surgery at the beginning of 2021, but joined the healthcare field about 6 years ago. I love the medical field because I am so fascinated by how the human body works, and on top of that I love the patient care aspect - meeting and interacting with all sorts of patients makes work feel special!

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.

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