Meet The Team
America has been with Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions as Front Desk Staff for a year. She helps schedule patient appointments and can answer any questions about your dental experience that you may have. She prides herself in being a fast learner and she loves to learn more about her job every day. America grew up in Carson, CA. She enjoys running, watching planes land and take off at a park near the airport, and spending time with her family. She attended Pasadena City College for two years. Some of her hobbies include working out, skydiving, and gardening.
America is warm and friendly and can’t wait to welcome you to our practice.
“I love being a part of this team and seeing patients leave with a happy smile”
Deana has more than 30 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant and front office staff. She can answer any questions you might have regarding treatment and insurance. She has been a part of Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions since February 2020. Deana grew up in the San Fernando Valley and now lives in the South Bay. She enjoys spending time by the beach and a hot cup of coffee every morning. She attended Bryman College where she completed the Dental Assisting Program and graduated with honors. Some of her favorite hobbies include camping, walking on the beach, and attending concerts.
Deana has such a welcoming and positive energy. She will make you feel at ease.
“I want to make sure our patients understand the ins and outs of their insurance and make sure they leave with a smile”
Jacob recently joined the Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions team in August 2020 He has been in the dental field for 2 years and loves working as a dental assistant. He attended UEI College where he completed the Dental Assistant training program and received licenses and certificates in Radiology, CPR/BLS, HIPAA, Infection Control, and Dental Practice Act. He was born in Portland, OR and moved to California when he was only a child.
Jacob lives in Baldwin Park, CA, but doesn’t mind the commute because he loves being near the beach. His hobbies include road trips, traveling, and sky diving.
“I love building relationships with patients and educating them. It’s important to me to help patients better understand where they stand with their oral health.”
Kristin has more than 20 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. She has been a part of Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions for two years as our Office Manager. Kris has many certifications in advanced dentistry. In particular, she enjoys dental photography, advanced imaging, and fabricating in-house crowns. Kris is a California native and she grew up in San Gabriel Valley. She enjoys spending quality family time with her son, Jacob. She attended North West College and completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2001. She became a registered dental assistant in 2006. Some of her hobbies include dancing, karaoke, fishing, and hiking.
Kris has high energy and a positive personality that is contagious. Patients love her chairside demeanor and sense of humor.
“I am passionate about my work; I take great pride in educating patients on their dental needs and providing excellent service.”
Lorena is a registered dental hygienist at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions. She has been in the dental field since 2008 and became a registered dental hygienist two years ago. Even though she has only been with us for a short while, she feels like she has been with us for years. Lorena currently resides in Hermosa Beach, CA. She has been married for 9 years and has 3 Maltese dogs.
During her free time, she loves jumping in the ocean at early hours of the morning. She loves watching sports, meditating, taking beach walks, exercising, reading, learning new thing, trying different cuisines, visiting new places, and creating new adventures.
“I love the ability to help my patients achieve the smile they desire but most importantly helping them gain the confidence to smile as big as they want. I love working at this office because every single staff member is 100% dedicated on providing the best dental care for each single patient.”
Marie is a registered dental hygienist at Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions. She has worked at this office for 27 years. Her specialty is treating gum and bone disease. She is part of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Marie was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now resides in Manhattan Beach, CA. She has been married for 37 years and is very proud of her son and daughter.
Her hobbies include tennis, snow skiing, biking, water skiing, traveling, and reading.
“I love having the freedom to recommend the most up to date scientific information for each individual regarding their gum and bone maintenance and all other patient needs.”
Monika joined the Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions team in June of 2020. She is a certified dental assistant. Monika has been in the dental field for over 25 years and she loves every aspect of it. She is CPR certified, has a coronal polishing license, and a radiology license. She graduated from SCROC top of her class. Monika was born and raised right here in Manhattan Beach, CA. She is married to her middle school sweetheart and has been with him for 35 years. She has two kids, one who’s 18, another who’s 15, and they are the loves of her life.
She enjoys classic rock and loves taking walks with her corgi, Socks. She also enjoys tending to her plumber’s garden and lemon tree. On the weekend you will find her cooking in the kitchen to get ready for the work week.
“I love the family feel of the staff. The care we provide our patients is high quality and our location is beautiful.”
Valerie has been with the Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions team since December of 2019. She is a registered dental hygienist who loves helping patients keep their teeth and gums healthy. Valerie has been in the dental field for about 10 years and she became a registered dental hygienist around 2 years ago. She was born in Van Nuys, CA and was raised in Riverside, CA. She moved to Los Angeles to be closer to her family.
Her hobbies include hiking and spending time at the beach in the summer time. She also likes to travel and go camping.
“I enjoy building a connection with patients and ensuring that they are healthy. I love my co-workers and the warmth everyone brings to the office.”