Meet the Staff
Meet our San Diego Dental Studio team
We chose our team based on their credentials, chair-side demeanor, and desire to provide personalized dental care. Every member of our staff, from the front desk to our dental assistants and hygienists, strives to ensure your total comfort and satisfaction.
We see a range of patients, with a range of needs. We want you to rest assured, whether you are here for a routine cleaning, or a more complex dental problem, you will receive the most thorough care available from our knowledgeable and friendly team.
Carla, Office Manager
Carla's main goal in our office is to help you feel comfortable and confident that you have found your lifelong dentists here. Her experience includes over 30 years in the dental field. Carla originally started her career as a Registered Dental Assistant but soon began helping in all areas of the office, including working as the doctor's main assistant, performing all the front office duties, insurance, scheduling, and treatment presentation.
Carla is a native to San Diego. She has two wonderful sons and a beautiful new granddaughter. She is also a die-hard Chargers fan.
Denise, Treatment Coordinator
Denise has been in dentistry for over 10 years. It is her passion to work in the dental field which shows through her hard work and dedication through each patient she encounters. She adds a personal genuine touch when encountering each person that walks in. Denise began as a dental assistant, after a few years, she decided to transition and expand her dental knowledge working in the front desk. Her passion on patient care has only grown since then and continues to do so. Denise is a person you can rely and depend on and is an asset to our dental office.
She is a loving, caring, compassionate mother, wife and loves spending quality time with her family on her free time. From traveling to different parts of the world, to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Michelle, Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle is a 1984 graduate of the University of Maine and brings over 30 years of experience to our office.
Michelle moved to California from the east coast 12 years ago. She lives in Carmel Valley with her husband Chris and their two sons, Andrew and Corey, both college students.
Katie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie moved to San Diego in 2005 where she attended San Diego State University and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology. After receiving her degree she went on to receive her Associates in Science in Dental Hygiene from Moreno Valley College. She has been in dentistry for over eight years, five of which she worked for Dr. Carol Summerhays, president of the American Dental Association. Katie enjoys learning new things and advancing her knowledge in the field of dentistry so that she can provide her patients with the best level of care. She strives to make her patients comfortable and provide them an enjoyable and educational experience.
Outside of the office Katie is a huge sports fan with her top teams being the San Diego Chargers and the SDSU Aztecs. She also enjoys golfing, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.
Brooke, Registered Dental Hygienist
Brooke has been in the dental field since 2012. She grew up doing medical mission trips since she was 7 years old. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center and Baylor College of Dentistry.
She loves getting to know patients and to be a part of a team of healthcare professionals.
Brooke married her high school sweetheart. They have 2 dogs and they love exploring San Diego.
April, Registered Dental Hygienist
April was born and raised in San Diego and has been working in dentistry since 2000. April has many interests including travel (especially to Vietnam), face painting, and hanging out with family & friends. April has two great dogs, a Siberian husky and a t-cup Chihuahua. April is a big San Diego sports fan; she loves the Chargers, Padres & Aztecs. April loves to have the ability to brighten smiles every day.
Nika, Registered Dental Hygienist
Nika was born and raised in San Diego where she attended Mesa College and the University of San Diego. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from Southwestern College in 2014 and has been working as an RDH ever since. Nika loves building strong relationships with her patients and is dedicated to giving her best to ensure their comfort and satisfaction during their visit.
When Nika is not at work or hitting the gym, she enjoys outdoor activities, watching movies and great TV shows, trying new foods, and traveling the world.
Stacey, Registered Dental Assistant
Stacey has been in dentistry for 28 years and 18 of those here in this office. As you can see, she is dedicated to her work. Dentistry is always changing and improving, and she loves the advances in technology and learning new things. Stacey enjoys taking care of others.
If not at the office, then she's at home spending time with her husband and son. Her family enjoys watching most sports especially football (Go Chargers!). If Stacey's not doing something with the family you will always catch her reading a book somewhere.
Daisy, Registered Dental Assistant
Daisy has been in dentistry since 2012. She started her dental career working in the front office but later transitioned to working as a Registered Dental Assistant. Daisy has a gift for connecting with patients and is particularly good at soothing anxious patients. She treats our patients like they are her own family members. She understands coming to the dentist can be difficult so she is dedicated to go the extra mile to accommodate your visit and make it as stress free as possible.
Daisy moved to San Diego from Imperial Valley with her husband. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her 2 dogs and family exploring San Diego.
Payal, Dental Assistant
Payal has been in dentistry since 2009. She is a foreign-trained dentist, who received her education from a dental school in India. Since moving to California in 2014, she has continued her work in dentistry driven by a passion for education and the creation of a beautiful healthy smile. Painting, crafting, traveling, cooking and enjoying the beautiful California scenery are some of her favorite hobbies. If she did not choose a career in dentistry she would have pursued her love for art.
"The staff at San Diego Dental Studio were so courteous and helpful to me during my visit to their office. Dr. Bierman was very kind and answered all my questions."
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