Meet Us

At Wellness Dental Group, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures.

Greeted Personally, Treated Personally

At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning & late evening appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen & get to know each patient as an individual. The entire team at Wellness Dental Group looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!

Wellness Dental Group Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Wellness Dental Group’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!

Caroline – Office Manager

CarolineCaroline has been with Wellness Dental since 2005, as a Registered Dental Assistant, office manager & insurance coordinator. She is a native San Diegan, who grew up in the East County. She started her Army career in the United States Army as part of the Dentac unit stationed at Fort Irwin, & after her military service she came back to her hometown. Caroline has been with Wellness Dental for over 12 years. She continues to expand her dental knowledge by attending many continuing education courses & prides herself on her broad understanding of each patient’s unique dental needs. She is full of positive energy & you will always see her with her signature smile.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, kick boxing & taking her dachshund-schnauzer mix, Remy, out for walks.

Mariah – Clinical Care Coordinator

MariahMariah was born & raised in Chicago, IL, & has worked in the dental field since 2013. She has gained experience in all aspects of general dentistry & has received additional training in both oral surgery & orthodontics. Outside of work Mariah loves spending time with her son, Jayden, doing all things outdoorsy & dining out with friends.

Lisa – Treatment Coordinator

LisaBio coming soon.

Michelle – Insurance Coordinator

MichelleBio coming soon.

Lainey – Registered Dental Hygienist

LaineyLainey became interested in the dental field when she started working in an office in high school. In 2010 she received her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene while living in Sacramento, CA, & went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Oregon Institute of Technology. Lainey is very passionate about lifelong learning & is always eager to learn new techniques & technologies that improve patient care. She focuses on being as gentle & thorough as possible during each visit. She was born & raised in Northern California & moved to San Diego in 2018. Lainey enjoys spending her free time with her spouse at Disneyland, enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather at the beach & playing with her two mini dachshunds, Mina & Twitch.

Adrienne – Registered Dental Hygienist

AdrienneAdrienne is a native of Napa, CA. Her father was a dentist & during summer vacations in high school & college she would work at his dental office filing charts, sterilizing instruments & developing x-rays. In 1998, she moved to San Diego & began her dental career as a Registered Dental Assistant. She worked as an RDA for a year before being accepted to dental hygiene school at Cerritos College in Los Angeles. She was in L.A. for two years & after receiving her degree in dental hygiene, Adrienne could not wait to move back down to San Diego. She has been here ever since.

When not at work, Adrienne enjoys spending time with her husband, their two kids & their labradoodle, Chewie. As a family they love to go fishing & watch baseball games. In her spare time she enjoys reading, crafting & collecting beach glass.

Arlene – Registered Dental Hygienist

ArleneArlene earned her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene & Bachelor of Science in education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to San Diego 20 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As a technical sales representative with a dental materials company, she taught continuing education courses on cosmetic dentistry. During her 20+ years of practicing, she has worked in several specialty dental practices but has called Wellness Dental her home for 10 years.

Arlene offers a holistic approach to oral hygiene. Her vast experience in dental health allows her to help patients obtain optimum oral health with kindness & care that caters to individual needs & lifestyles. She enjoys working with patients of all ages from young children to senior citizens.

For fun, Arlene enjoys cooking, working out, reading, gardening, painting & designing jewelry. She recently earned her degree in interior design.

Chau – Registered Dental Hygienist

ChauChau earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. While an undergrad she Tahitian danced & studied abroad for a year in Australia. In 2004, she earned her Dental Hygiene degree at USC, where she served as class president & was awarded the Century Club Leadership Award & Dental Hygiene Leadership Award. Chau has remained academically active & up to date on the latest dental procedures & technologies. She regularly attends continuing education conferences & seminars. Her top priority is to provide the highest quality dental care with a gentle touch.

After graduating the University of Southern California, Chau practiced in Beverly Hills for several years before getting engaged & moving up to the Bay Area in 2006.  While in the Bay Area she took up tennis & played singles & doubles competitively. She & her husband moved to San Diego in 2010 & she has worked for Wellness Dental since then.

Chau & her husband love spending time with their two young children & golden retriever, Kona. Her interests include cooking, wine tasting, camping, traveling & running.

Vanessa – Clinical Dental Assistant

VanessaVanessa was born in the Philippines & moved to San Diego, CA, in 1984. She’s been a dental assistant since 2002 & she got her certification at UEI college in Chula Vista, CA. Vanessa strives to learn something new every day about the dental field & to help patients be more educated about their oral health. Vanessa loves to spend time with her son, Jordan. She enjoys bowling, going to the beach, hiking & trying new restaurants with her friends.

Jeff – Clinical Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.

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