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 and 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 for 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, or helping coach my son’s baseball and daughter’s softball teams.

Paula, FAADOM, Insurance and Treatment Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Alijanian since 2011. Starting as a scheduling coordinator and moving into the position of a treatment coordinator, I strive to provide the highest quality of care available for our patients and to make each visit comfortable and pleasant. Dr. Alijanian has encouraged me to fulfill my passion for improving patients 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. It is an honor to work with such an amazing doctor and team. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling with my fiancé and spending as much time as I can with family and friends.

Gretchen, Patient Care Coordinator

I have been in the dental field for over 10 years, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Alijanian as a 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 is also a blessing to be a part of a dynamic and exciting team that excels for the best. The best part of my job is seeing patients walk out with confidence and smiles.

In my free time, I enjoy grappling, staying active, and spending quality time with my love, family, and friends.

Vanessa, Patient Care Coordinator

Unlike many of my colleagues, my experience in healthcare was previously in the medical field for 6 years before making a 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.

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 beautiful 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!