Meet the Team
We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I make sure all the administrative aspects of our office run smoothly and efficiently, including our accounts receivable and appointment schedule. Creating a comfortable, welcoming environment for our patients to enjoy is one of my top priorities. Surfside Dental combines a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service; it is a pleasant place to be and I look forward to coming in the office each morning.
I began my career assisting in 1975 with my father, who was a dentist. I have always enjoyed helping people and appreciate the opportunity to learn new and interesting things every day. I am the proud mother of seven children and six grandchildren. I’ve been married for 31 years — one of my greatest accomplishments! I enjoy singing in a quartet and in a band in my spare time.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I attended Northern Arizona University and earned a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. At Surfside Dental, I provide personalized oral hygiene care and instruction in order to help my patients reach an optimal level of oral health. Dr. McMahan is a pleasure to work for. He is conservative in his treatment approach, and takes a genuine interest in his patients’ lives. I grew up in Vista/Oceanside along with my three younger brothers. I love going to the beach and enjoy jogging, hiking, and swing dancing in my free time. My whole family is scuba certified and we went scuba diving this summer at Catalina Island!
Making sure our patients are comfortable and helping Dr. McMahan and the rest of our team provide outstanding dental care are the most important aspects of my job. I love the environment here at Surfside Dental, and I love my coworkers. I’ve known Dr. McMahan most of my life and feel very fortunate now to work alongside him. When I’m not in the office, I’m almost always listening to some kind of music. I love to bake, hang out with my family and friends, and spend time with my dog, Shelly.
It’s a pleasure working alongside such a talented and dedicated staff. Dr. McMahan has a wonderful way of setting his patients at ease while providing excellent care. My goal is to assist Dr. McMahan in making your experience here at Surfside Dental comfortable and relaxing. I’ve raised five children here in Carlsbad for 22 years and I love greeting friends from the community, as well as making new friends each day. I enjoy music, gardening and basically anything outdoors.