Meet Our Team
“We are committed to you… giving patients a reason to smile”
We are committed to providing our highest quality care to all of our patients and to our community. We believe in education, dedication, communication and appreciation. We strive to educate our patients about their options and their procedures. We believe good decisions are informed decisions. We are dedicated to keeping current in our field. We strive to create tranquil and comfortable experiences for our patients. We always keep in close communication with your referring doctor, and will coordinate your appointments. In appreciation of the trust placed in our hands, we give back to our community by participating in a variety of charitable events.
Our Patient Care Coordinators
Our patient care coordinators are extremely compassionate people with excellent communication skills. They specialize in working with patients of all ages with oral surgery needs. As your advocate, they will help coordinate your care with your restorative dentist, making your experience with our office as simple and convenient as possible.
Elaina, FAADOM, Practice Administrator, Implant Treatment Coordinator, Study Club Coordinator
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Alijanian since 2005. I began as a certified surgical assistant and quickly found myself cross-trained in both the back and front office. Now as an Implant Treatment Coordinator, I am fulfilling my passion of improving patient’s dental health through personalized care and education. As of 2016, I became a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers which is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals. I feel privileged to be a part of such an amazing office that strives to provide patients with the best surgical care possible and with a doctor who continues to motivate and support our team.
When I am not in the office, you can find me spending time with my husband and our two children taking trips, camping, playing Avengers with my son or helping coach my daughter’s softball team.
Gretchen, Patient Care Coordinator
I have been in the dental field for a little over 10 years, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Alijanian since April as patient care coordinator. It is an honor to be working for an amazing doctor who truly cares to provide the best care to his patients. It’s also a blessing to be a part of a team that strives and allows potential for growth. I enjoy assisting patients because I love being able to help in any way I can.
On my spare time, I practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, staying active, and spending quality time with my loved ones.
Marcie, Patient Relations Director
I am a registered dental assistant and I have been in the dental field for 30 years. I have had a passion for dentistry since I was a teen. I have had the pleasure of helping patients in many different facets as a chair side dental assistant, a patient care coordinator, financial coordinator and office manager. I am always excited to see how a smile transforms a person and to be able to play a role in that process brings me great joy. I am extremely excited to be a part of such a dynamic team, the enthusiasm our team shares is contagious.
Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two boys. When we are not on the soccer field we are boating, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Estelle, Treatment Coordinator
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Dr. Alijanian since 2013. I started as a certified surgical assistant then took some time off to have my daughter and now have returned as a treatment coordinator. I can’t seem to stay away! I love being able to help put smiles on our patient’s faces.
Vanessa, Scheduling Coordinator
Unlike many of my colleagues, my experience in healthcare was previously in the medical field for 6 year before making gratifying change to the dental world. I have been part of this amazing team a little over a year as a patient care coordinator. The most rewarding part of my job is the SMILE on our patients when they leave our office. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 boys. I am a huge Disney nerd, love the ocean and an amusement park enthusiast.
Gina, Insurance and Financial Coordinator
I joined Dr. Alijanian’s team in late May 2018, with a background in general dentistry. I started my dental career as an RDA in 2004, and transitioned into front office/insurance coordinator which I discovered I absolutely love! I’m excited to be part of such an amazing, progressive office with an awesome Dr who loves what he does. In my spare time I love to hang out with my tiny dog, Charley, and also enjoy my workouts, as I am training for my first full marathon! I participate in many local and non-local races, and I spend as much time at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as I can!
Our Surgical Team
Our surgical team members are highly skilled certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Assistants by the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They are trained in assisting with IV sedation in our state of the art facility. In addition to their professional CPR certification, they are also ACLS certified and attend ongoing emergency training regularly.
Leah, Certified Oral Surgery Assistant
I initially joined Dr. Alijanian’s team in 2012 as a sterilization assistant and was inspired to further my education in the dental field by attending Loma Vista Dental Assisting Program. I graduated in 2015 and had the opportunity to return to Dr. Alijanian’s team as a surgical assistant. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, a 6 year old daughter, and an awesome family that keeps me grounded.
Alyssa, Certified Oral Surgery Assistant
I have been in the dental field going on three years now. I have had a passion for dentistry since I was younger. Caring for our patients brightens my day. I enjoy being able to care for them and see the process of them moving towards the smile they want and deserve! When I’m out of the office, I really enjoy spending time with my daughter, going on road trips, spending a relaxing day at the beach, or spending time with good friends and family.
Maritza, Oral Surgery Assistant
I am excited to be part of Dr. Alijanian’s team. Together we work hard so our patients have the best experience possible. I look forward to helping patients anyway possible with a positive team attitude, knowing that our best reward will be our patient’s smile.
When I’m away from the office I enjoy visiting friends and family as well as listening to music, eating tacos and ice cream!
Haily, Sterilization/Oral Surgery Assistant
I’ve been in the dental field since 2011 and was given the opportunity in 2018 to join Dr. Alijanian’s team. It’s a blessing and I feel very lucky to work alongside such an amazing doctor and team. I love being a surgical assistant, comforting patients and making them feel relaxed. I want each patient to feel like they have a friend they could trust when coming in for a dental procedure. I get great pleasure in seeing a patient smile and becoming more confident with themselves and knowing that I helped be a part of that happiness. When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Cooking, eating good food & watching scary movies with my significant other & oldest daughter Hazelle.
Christina, Oral Surgery Assistant
I have been working alongside Dr. Alijanian since 2010. I started as a surgical assistant and currently work as a scheduling coordinator. My career in the dental field grew from my fascination with human anatomy. Of the many highlights, I would say I enjoy meeting our patients and giving them a reason to smile, even if it’s at the most unlikely place.
I spend my free time with my family, my dog Tucker, and with my friend going on adventures and trying new things.