You will find that our team is highly skilled and provides their care and services in a friendly and warm manner. We feel fortunate to have them, as they add a personal touch to the quality healthcare we provide.
Robin has been in the dental field for 40 years, with experience as an RDA and a lab technician. She has worked front office for the past 32 years and loves what she does. She has two sons she loves, 5 grandkids she adores, and a sweet dog named Rio. "I feel very fortunate to be a part of a dental family that laughs and genuinely likes coming to work every day!" When she is not at work she spends time with her family or at the beach, her home away from home.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Trained at Southwestern College, Michelle has over eight years of experience and has received laser certification from Advanced Laser Training, Inc. She finds playing a role in improving patients' oral and systemic health through treatment and prophylaxis extremely gratifying, and the fact that the practice is so caring and that patient needs and priorities come first, make working with the team at Dr. Christensen's office truly enjoyable. Says Michelle, "I love my career as a dental hygienist and I take pride in providing optimal health to patients." Michelle is married and has twins. She enjoys going on family vacations, spending quality time with her friends and family, and appreciating the great outdoors.
A graduate of the Grossmont Community College dental assistant program, Teresa has 40 years of experience in the dental field – all of them right here at San Diego Smiles. "I was 19 years old when I first started working with this office," smiles Teresa. "Now I am 59 years old. A lot has changed in that 40 years. Progress keeps us on our toes, but attending continuing education courses (such as Hornbrook, my all-time favorite) helps. One thing that hasn't changed is the way we cater to our patients. After visiting other doctor's offices, I really appreciate the care we give our patients and the fact that we try to make them feel at home here! I like being in a field where we make a difference in people's lives; I feel good at the end of the day." In her spare time, Teresa likes to attend Corgi meetups with her two dogs, which has allowed her to try out many dog parks and beaches in the San Diego Area. She also loves camping and hiking with her family and going to Idyllwild two or three times a year with her girlfriends. She is a fan of movies and enjoys beading, reading, and sewing.
Front Office/Registered Dental Assistant
Carly was born and raised in San Diego, where she attended Mesa College for dental assisting in 2008 and received her RDA license in 2009. Carly has been in the dental field for 7 years and cannot compare Dr. Christensen or the team to any other office. 'I really care about my co-workers and our great patients. My main goal is to make sure everyone has a great experience with us and feels like family when they leave." Carly transitioned to the front office in 2014, because she wanted to further expand her skills in the dental field. When she is not at work, she is enjoying her time with friends, family, and her cat Bibi.
In the dental industry for over 43 years, Cindy loves to learn – and that is definitely a benefit to our patients! She studied to be a dental assistant at the Pacific College for Medical and Dental Assisting. Now she takes continuing education courses at Grossmont just for fun! In fact, her job feels more like a hobby to her than work, and she loves the people she interacts with on a daily basis. She feels that everyone works together extremely well, better than any other practice she has worked at, and that together, they keep the practice running like a well oiled machine. "I wouldn't change what I do," says Cindy. "I love all of it!" When she is not at work, she spends as much time with her two children and six grandbabies as she can, enjoying her happy life to the fullest. Her hobbies include bead working, sewing, painting, stained glass, woodworking, and cooking... and she wants to learn to speak Spanish next!
Educated in the Grossmont Community College ROP program, Darin has been working in the dental field for about 12 years and couldn't be happier about his work! He finds great satisfaction in helping put smiles back on the faces of patients, getting them back in the game, and building their confidence. Says Darin, "We provide the best dental care to each and every person who walks through our doors, knowing we will make a positive impact on their lives. I prize the rewards that come from providing patients with top quality care, and seeing and hearing what a difference we can make." Darin loves his family, playing sports, and making a difference in people's lives.
Our talented team members bring years of combined dental experience to our ultra-modern office. Schedule a visit today at (619) 442-8841 to experience our team first hand.