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DR. RASTEGAR

Dr. Rastegar completed his undergraduate work at San Diego State University, and earned his doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tuffs University in 1993. Since 1993 he has been in private practice and was active in the Rotary and the La Jolla chamber of commerce. Through extensive ongoing continuous education, Dr. Rastegar remains at the forefront of dental advances. In his free time he enjoys sailing, skiing, mountain climbing, and is learning to be a pilot. He is involved in many community activities and is currently writing a book titled “The Pathway to Life.”

Our team

MITRA

OFFICE MANAGER

I have been with Smile Makeover Center since 2004. I have a Masters Degree in the History of Religion and Comparative Religions. I also have 15 years of experience in teaching. My experience helps me to provide better services to our patients with the highest of management skills. What I can say about our office is that you are walking into the best quality and updated technology. We have a very friendly staff and environment and we appreciate your trust in choosing our office.

ROXANA MONTREAL

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Roxana is originally from Santa Cruz, CA. but grew up in Coachella, CA. She has been working in the dental field for over 9 years and has been with us since July 2013. Roxana specializes in treatment planning and betters herself by taking business classes. She is optimistic, compassionate and an amicable person. She speaks fluently in Spanish and English and serving others is her passion.

JESSICA PHILLIPS

RECEPTIONIST

Jessica has been in the dental field since 2004, when she attained her dental assistant certification from PIMA Medical Institute. She is a mother of three and a board member of the Otay Ranch High School football team. She is a San Diego native and enjoys the sunshine, warm weather, and sports. When she is not working, Jessica spends her time volunteering for high school and youth sports organizations.

LYNETTE ALINA

RECEPTIONIST/DENTAL ASSISTANT

Lynette was born in Connecticut and moved to San Diego at the age of 14. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with her dental assisting certificate in 2004 and has been working as a dental assistant for most of her career. Lynette became part of our dental family in 2014 as a receptionist, but she still really enjoys helping out in the back when needed. Some of her favorite things to do are traveling to tropical places, fishing, and snowboarding.

Dr. SARA AZAD

D.M.D.

Dr. Sara is a San Diego local, she completed her undergraduate studies at University of California San Diego, San Diego in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctoral Degree at the University of Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Sara is a member of San Diego Dental Society, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. She is very passionate, and a perfectionist and truly loves dentistry. She enjoys helping her patients by giving them the extra attention they need to feel comfortable in a dental office. Her goal is to provide the best, most efficient, and excellent care possible for each of her patients. During her spare time, she enjoys being a DJ, acrylic painting, and outdoor activities. Dr. Sara is a wife and a mother of two cats and is a strong advocate for animal rights.

JEANNIE

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Jeannie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1991 from The University of Colorado, Denver. She maintains her license in both California and Colorado. She is up to date with the latest technologies through continuing education. Jeannie has been with our practice since August 2001. She is committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of care available. She educates her patients by stressing the importance of maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Jeannie resides in sunny San Diego with her daughter, her cat JoJo and her dog Mr. Noodles.

LEUGIM REASONDA

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Leugim is our Lead Registered Dental Assistant. He was born and raised in the Philippines. Leugim moved to San Diego when he was 17 years old with his sister and parents. After graduating high school, Leugim went to San Diego Mesa College to get his Certificate and Associate’s Science Degree in Dental Assisting in 2009. Leugim did most of his hands on training at the 32nd street U.S Naval Base, there he gained knowledge and experience in assisting a wide variety of dental procedures. After graduating, Leugim took his Registered Dental Assisting exam and passed it the first time. Since then, he has been working in the dental field as an RDA. With over 7 years of experience in the field, he has done it all by helping patients chairside mainly working in the back office. When Leugim is not working in the field, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and going to the gym.

ERINA STEVENS

DENTAL ASSISTANT/JAPANESE COORDINATOR

Erina is our Japanese Coordinator, and also a Dental Assistant at our office. She was born and grew up in Okinawa, Japan. Erina migrated to America in 2013 along with her husband who is in the Marines and their 3 young boys. Erina started her assisting career in Japan in 2004 and she attended California Dental Certifications to be certified as a Dental Assistant in the United States in 2014. When she is not working in the field, she likes to go shopping, and spend time with her 3 boys and husband. Her main goal in our office is to provide excellent service, and to help our Japanese patients.

SARAH ZALDIVAR

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Sarah attended Grossmont Health Occupations Center for dental assisting and has been an assistant since 2013. She has been working with us since 2015. Sarah always makes our patients feel calm and at ease when they come in for treatment. She is a San Diego native spending time with her niece and nephews when she is not working. Sarah’s hobbies include any water related activities like swimming or riding beach cruisers.

ABIGAIL MANRIQUEZ

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Aby was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from UEI college in 2008 and has been working in the dental field for over 8 years. When she is not working, Aby loves spending her time with her husband and baby Dorian, her bull terrier. She always enjoys a good barbecue and loves to go camping.

OLIVER MAGDALENO

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Oliver graduated from Concorde Career College in 2012 and has been a valued member of our team since June 2015. When he is not working, Oliver loves to eat Mexican food and enjoys spending his time outdoors. His hobbies include playing soccer and spending time with his family and friends. He believes everything happens for a reason and if you remain positive life will be good.

CARISSA LARSON

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Carissa has been working as a dental assistant since 2012 and has been with our office since April 2015. She always makes patients feel comfortable and at ease while having dental treatment done. Carissa is a San Diego native and enjoys being outdoors. When she is not working, Carissa spends her time hiking or relaxing with her friends and family.

MITRA

OFFICE MANAGER

I have been with Smile Makeover Center since 2004. I have a Masters Degree in the History of Religion and Comparative Religions. I also have 15 years of experience in teaching. My experience helps me to provide better services to our patients with the highest of management skills. What I can say about our office is that you are walking into the best quality and updated technology. We have a very friendly staff and environment and we appreciate your trust in choosing our office.

ROXANA MONTREAL

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Roxana is originally from Santa Cruz, CA. but grew up in Coachella, CA. She has been working in the dental field for over 9 years and has been with us since July 2013. Roxana specializes in treatment planning and betters herself by taking business classes. She is optimistic, compassionate and an amicable person. She speaks fluently in Spanish and English and serving others is her passion.

JESSICA PHILLIPS

RECEPTIONIST

Jessica has been in the dental field since 2004, when she attained her dental assistant certification from PIMA Medical Institute. She is a mother of three and a board member of the Otay Ranch High School football team. She is a San Diego native and enjoys the sunshine, warm weather, and sports. When she is not working, Jessica spends her time volunteering for high school and youth sports organizations.

LYNETTE ALINA

RECEPTIONIST/DENTAL ASSISTANT

Lynette was born in Connecticut and moved to San Diego at the age of 14. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with her dental assisting certificate in 2004 and has been working as a dental assistant for most of her career. Lynette became part of our dental family in 2014 as a receptionist, but she still really enjoys helping out in the back when needed. Some of her favorite things to do are traveling to tropical places, fishing, and snowboarding.

Dr. SARA AZAD

D.M.D.

Dr. Sara is a San Diego local, she completed her undergraduate studies at University of California San Diego, San Diego in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctoral Degree at the University of Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Sara is a member of San Diego Dental Society, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. She is very passionate, and a perfectionist and truly loves dentistry. She enjoys helping her patients by giving them the extra attention they need to feel comfortable in a dental office. Her goal is to provide the best, most efficient, and excellent care possible for each of her patients. During her spare time, she enjoys being a DJ, acrylic painting, and outdoor activities. Dr. Sara is a wife and a mother of two cats and is a strong advocate for animal rights.

Dr. SARA AZAD

D.M.D.

Dr. Sara is a San Diego local, she completed her undergraduate studies at University of California San Diego, San Diego in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctoral Degree at the University of Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Sara is a member of San Diego Dental Society, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. She is very passionate, and a perfectionist and truly loves dentistry. She enjoys helping her patients by giving them the extra attention they need to feel comfortable in a dental office. Her goal is to provide the best, most efficient, and excellent care possible for each of her patients. During her spare time, she enjoys being a DJ, acrylic painting, and outdoor activities. Dr. Sara is a wife and a mother of two cats and is a strong advocate for animal rights.

Dr. SARA AZAD

D.M.D.

Dr. Sara is a San Diego local, she completed her undergraduate studies at University of California San Diego, San Diego in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctoral Degree at the University of Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Sara is a member of San Diego Dental Society, American Dental Association and California Dental Association. She is very passionate, and a perfectionist and truly loves dentistry. She enjoys helping her patients by giving them the extra attention they need to feel comfortable in a dental office. Her goal is to provide the best, most efficient, and excellent care possible for each of her patients. During her spare time, she enjoys being a DJ, acrylic painting, and outdoor activities. Dr. Sara is a wife and a mother of two cats and is a strong advocate for animal rights.