Meet the Team

We recognize that all of 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.


Nicole

Nicole

Dental Assistant

I assist Dr. Aro with patients and treatments, clean and set up patient rooms, and sterilize instruments. While I only recently joined this team, I have over 22 years of experience in the dental field. My favorite part of my job is working with the patients: making them comfortable and getting to know them. I enjoy working with Dr. Aro because he is very caring to his patients. The people on our team are wonderful as well, and I love spending time with them.

I was born and raised on the Central Coast. My three children and I love to spend our time camping, boating, and going to the beach. We have two dogs, Jada and Jazmin, with whom we love to walk and spend time.

 

Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am responsible for providing all aspects of dental hygiene to my patients. With over 32 years of dental hygiene experience, I know just how to educate, encourage, and maintain ideal oral health. My favorite part of this job is the people; getting to know the patients and doing what I love to do makes me smile each and every day!

I love this community and enjoy many outdoor activities. Living in the San Luis Obispo area is wonderful!

 

Lorri

Lorri

Office Manager, Patient Care

Patient care is my focus. I explain treatment plans and insurance plans, answer phones, manage the schedule, and manage claims and accounts. My favorite part of my job is helping patients understand the treatment that has been recommended for them and how their insurance can be utilized to maximize their benefits. Dr. Aro is one of the best dentists that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His passion for dentistry, innovation, and his ability to think outside of the box is what makes this office an exciting place to work. Our staff is made up of professionals who strive to give the best patient care possible.

I have been married for 32 years. My husband and I have a 14-year-old daughter and a Chow Chow. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay area, and my family and I moved back from Las Vegas to the Central Coast in 2010. I am passionate about reading and love what I do.

 

Marisa

Marisa

Registered Dental Assistant

I work with Dr. Aro during the treatment of our patients, make temporary crowns, order supplies, sterilize equipment, and set up rooms. Helping the patient feel comfortable is my favorite part of my job. I like that Dr. Aro is gentle with his patients, because it makes my job that much easier! He genuinely cares about the patient and how they feel. As a team, we all work together to provide the best possible care!

I have lived in Santa Maria my entire life. I have two children: a 19-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. I love to go hiking and enjoy spending my time just relaxing at home on the weekends.

 

Traci

Traci

Front Office Administrator

In May of 2014, I graduated from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE with an Associate’s degree in Health Information Management-Medical Office Management. In the summer of 2014, I moved to Morro Bay, CA with my mother and daughter, and joined Aro Dental. I am here to schedule and confirm appointments; create, file, and organize patient charts; and confirm patient insurance eligibility. Interacting with the patients and the team is my favorite part of working at Aro Dental. We’re all like a family here! We are close yet still remain professional.

 

Crystal

Registered Dental Hygienist

Maintaining my patients’ oral health is at the forefront of what I do every day. Whether it is through preventive cleanings and exams or home-care education, I want my patients to experience the benefits of a healthy mouth. My favorite part of my job is giving someone the confidence to smile again. As a team here at Aro Dental, we all get along great, and there's a real sense of teamwork and comradery amongst us. Each team member has an important role and executes it well.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending my free time with my beautiful family which includes my English bulldog, Frank. I also enjoy cooking and reading about my profession in dental hygiene magazines that I receive on a monthly basis.

 

Cyndi

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working as a dental assistant in 1993. I went back to school in 2004 for dental hygiene, and joined Aro Dental in 2014. As a dental hygienist, I promote dental health for patients by providing preventive treatments including cleanings, radiographs, oral cancer screenings, perio-dental screenings, and patient education. I love helping my patients achieve optimum dental health all while building long-lasting relationships. I love working in an office where everyone shares a common goal: ensuring the health and happiness of our patients!

I have lived on the Central Coast for seven years with my children and a mini farm full of animals.


Mirna

 

Mirna

 

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