Meet Our Team

Orange CA dentistry team member LizJae, Operations Manager

I have a passion for helping patients reach their smile goals. I help clients, including children, adults, and families find great options to strengthen their dental health. My educational background includes a BA in Human Resource Management from the University Of Arizona and over 22 years of experience in the dental profession.

Orange CA dentistry team member ChristinaChristina, Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a California native (my hometown is Indio!). I attended both College of the Desert and Concorde and currently have more than 14 years of experience in the dental field under my belt. All these years later, I am just as passionate and enthusiastic about educating patients on the importance of good oral hygiene. It’s my favorite part of my job!
In my spare time, I love hanging out with my loved ones. I also enjoy camping, fishing, and just about anything that lets me enjoy the great outdoors! Here’s an interesting fact about me: I am scared of heights.

Orange CA dentistry team member Vanessa
Vanessa, Registered Dental Hygienist

I am the second hygienist in the family and have been working in the field for 14 years. I graduated from Cerritos College and Concorde Institute. As a child, I have had my own dental traumas and so I strive to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible.

On a personal note, my husband and I have two beautiful children, two dogs, and a huge tortoise. We love to spend time with our families and are in the pool every chance we get! Here’s an interesting fact: I love to cook and am always willing to try new recipes.

Orange CA dentistry team member sharon
SHARON, Patient Care Coordinator

At Michelsen Dental, I help keep the office running smoothly. I handle a wide range of administrative tasks, from scheduling appointments to answering phones, and managing patient inquiries and social media content. The best part of my job is helping patients on their journey to a healthy smile.

I enjoy watching movies, road trips, and trying out new restaurants in my free time. An interesting fact about me: I love dogs!

Orange CA dentistry team member Dawn
Dawn, Registered Dental Assistant

I was born in Huntington Beach, CA. After graduating high school, I went on to study at Orange Coast College before attending North Orange County ROP. During that time, I earned my X-ray and Registered Dental Assistant licenses. With other two decades of experience in the dental field, I get to help provide essential and comfortable care for our patients so they can walk out of the office with healthy and beautiful pearly whites. My favorite thing about my job is making people smile.
If you don’t find me at the office, then I’m likely spending time with my loving husband and two wonderful boys. My hobbies involve hiking, camping outdoors, and kayaking. One interesting thing about me: I truly love helping people!

Orange CA dentistry team member Veronica
Veronica, Patient Care Coordinator

My hometown is Long Beach, CA. I went to a charter vocational school before I moved on to study at Long Beach City College. There, I underwent a rigorous training program for dental assistants. While I started off working in the back office, I later transferred to the front office so that I could engage more with patients. Now, with over a decade of experience, you can find me helping patients in person and over the phone, answering any concerns to help make patients feel at ease with their dental care!
Whenever I’m not at the office learning, growing, and helping people with their smiles, I’m usually spending time with my little one. We love to hang out outdoors or goof off around the house. I also thoroughly enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes for tasty meals.