Meet the Staff
Certified Dental Assistant/ Sleep Coordinator
Nichelle grew up in Orange County and completed her degree at Orange Coast Community College. Her Nana suggested working in the dental field and Nichelle took a class and loved it. She began working in the dental field in 1991 and has been at our office since 2004. The aspect of dentistry that she enjoys the most is that there is always a great variety of work and something new to learn. Dentistry is not just about teeth but about the overall health of the patient. When she is not in the office, Nichelle enjoys hiking.
Debra knew she wanted to be a dental assistant at age 11 after having a bad experience with a mean dental assistant. She didn't want anyone to feel that way so she started working as a dental assistant after graduating college in 1992. She joined our office in 2014 and has been helping patients achieve a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. When she is not at work, she enjoys time with her husband and two boys. She also enjoys painting, scrapbooking, and hiking.
Registered Dental Hygienist
JoAnna grew up in Colorado and spent a lot of time at the dentist as a kid. Even with proper home care, she still developed a lot of cavities. Her wonderful dentist inspired her to go into the dental field. She became a dental assistant in 1999 and joined our office in 2004. She wants her patients to understand the connection between dental health and overall health and wellness. Outside of the office, she also enjoys volunteering at her children's school, working out, cooking, crafting, and being with family.