Meet Our Team
Dr. Laura is proud to have a team of experienced and compassionate dental professionals ready to serve all your families dental needs. Parents find our staff members friendly, kind and informative when providing expert dental care to improve your child’s oral health. And kids think our team members are silly and fun during their visit. Take a peek at our Staff Getting to Know You page and find out more about our amazing team!
Ellie (Hygiene Coordinator)
Ellie is the first smile you’ll see when you walk in the door. A recent graduate from the California State University of Northridge (CSUN), with a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development, she uses this background to greet our patients with warmth and confidence. Just like her favorite animal, the elephant, Ellie exudes intelligence, gentleness, and peace. In her free time, she enjoys visiting the beach and surrounding herself with family and friends.
April is one of our amazing chairside assistants who’s been practicing in the field of dentistry since 2003. She enjoys the art of dentistry and takes great care in providing a positive experience for our patients. April has found immense joy working with children, and is always cautious and attentive to their needs. Her calm presence, soft tone, and gentle touch will put any little one at ease during their visit, allowing her to take the time to be thorough in her care. Outside the office, April enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and three furbabies (who are often more mischievous than the kids). She loves being outdoors, especially hiking trails or chillin’ on the beach.
Kayla joined the dental community in 2021 after graduating from dental assisting school this past March. Getting to know each of the children, and their unique personalities, has been a lot of fun for her. Kids really do say the darndest things! She finds it very rewarding to see how appreciative parents are when we exceed their expectations. Kayla looks at each day as an opportunity to learn something new and exciting, and is thrilled with her new career path and position. When not at All Kids Dentistry, Kayla has a very busy social life that keeps her calendar full. She enjoys cooking for loved ones and spending her free time working out at the gym, hanging out by the pool, or rocking out at a concert with her favorite DJ and friends.
Daniella began her dental career over 18 years ago after earning her dental assisting certification in high school. As she practiced post-graduation, her passion for dentistry grew, so she embarked on her next goal earning her licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2012. Though she started in the field working with adults, she realized her passion working with younger patients when she came on board at All Kids Dentistry. Daniella takes great pride in patient care and continuing education and is happy to be part of such a friendly and dedicated team that values those same things. She is a loving mom of a 9-year-old son who she adores.
Monica (Insurance Coordinator)
Monica is our very own insurance savant, having been working in the dental field for over 29 years! When she’s not ensuring you get the most out of your dental benefits, she’s using her witty banter and jokes to keep patients and staff in stitches. Monica is always willing to share her extensive knowledge and ready to help out where needed. Spending time with her family is her favorite thing to do outside of the office. Being the mother of four, she has a full house and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Monica has a very special relationship with each of her children, and enjoys spending any down time she has facilitating that bond over meals, movies, and merriment.
Maria (Treatment Coordinator)
Maria came to our office with over 14 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys explaining to parents recommended treatment for their children and then helping them to plan and schedule it. She loves fostering relationships with parents and children and watching smiles transform with every visit. When away from the front desk, Maria loves spending all her time hanging out with her daughter. At the top of their activity list are doing most anything outdoors or cheering on their favorite sports teams at events (Go Trojans!!). The only other thing that can rival her love for her daughter and USC, is her love of all things furry. She has three dogs and two cats, who she admits she “spoils to death”.
Jen joined our hygiene team in 2020. Though new to pediatrics, she has worked in the fields of general, cosmetic, and periodontal dentistry, as well as sleep medicine, for over 16 years. She believes in using health education as the cornerstone of her care to help patients understand that oral health is multifactorial, and not just about brushing and flossing. Her goal is to provide thorough, gentle care, in a judgment-free and positive environment. Outside the office Jen works in other dental specialties and loves to plan events. Jen’s creativity and handiwork is behind our cute decorations and customized raffle baskets. When not cleaning, crafting, or coordinating, you can usually find Jen with her nose in a book. She is a devoted daughter who cares for her elderly mom, and the proud mama of a 3.5lb rescue Pomchi named Bella Grace.
Courtney is the one you’ll see sitting chairside helping our doctors through various restorative and surgical procedures, including IV sedation visits. When she’s not in op, you’ll see her out in the hygiene bay helping take of your kids pearly whites. A team player at heart, Courtney is always willing to help out the little dental family she’s built with her co-workers. Having over 10 years of experience in the dental field, she is a true asset to All Kids Dentistry. Courtney is a fun-loving, adventurous girl at heart, who enjoys traveling and spending time at the lake with friends and family.
Amanda has been in the dental community since accepting an entry-level position at a pediatric dental office in 1996. Finding she loved pediatric dentistry so much, she started shadowing the doctor and clinical staff, learning to take x-rays and perform other chairside techniques. Building on this passion, she decided to go back to school to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. One of the few in her graduating class to do so, she worked evenings and weekends through the academic rigors and stressors of hygiene school, managing to graduate with honors, at the top of her class. Nicknamed, Ms. Sunshine, she’s been practicing as a dental hygienist for over 16 years, with the majority in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Her experience and sunny disposition help her relate to parents and children alike. When asked, Amanda will say “the kiddos are her favorite part of the job”. When not creating beautiful smiles at All Kids Dentistry, Amanda enjoys spending time with her three beautiful children and wonderful husband, camping at the lake or jeeping to the ocean.