Kadie, Front Office, Financial Coordinator
Kadie was born in Las Vegas and moved to Southern California in 2005. She has worked in dentistry for many years and enjoys helping patients. She has worked chairside and behind the scenes as a lab technician where she made crown and bridge for 5 years. She enjoys spending time at the beach and other outdoor activities with her family.
Esmeralda, Front Office, Treatment Coordinator
Esmeralda comes to us from a long career with hospitality. She has worked in customer service for almost a decade, and is here to help ensure our patients have the best dental experience possible. When she is not busy filling our schedule she is spending time with her family here in San Clemente.
Rochelle — Hygienist (RDH)
Rochelle is a California native who grew up in Dana Point, California. As a former collegiate athlete, Rochelle played volleyball at both Utah State University and San Diego State University, where she ultimately received her bachelor’s degree in Communications as a proud Aztec. After pursuing a career in the sports industry, Rochelle decided to return to California from Arizona and become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She began working for Dr. Eckl as a dental assistant/front office in 2008 and has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2011. Rochelle is married and resides with her husband in Ladera Ranch. She looks forward to providing excellent and ethical treatment to each patient entrusted to her care.
Sarah P. — Hygienist (RDH)
Sarah, a San Clemente native, joined our team in 2016. Shortly after graduating from dental hygiene school in 2015, she and her fire fighter husband welcomed their first child. They now have 2 little boys. When she isn’t working, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Sarah is looking forward to continue building relationships with her patients and always make their experience at our office a positive one.
Brandi — Hygienist (RDH)
Brandi was born and raised in Glendora, California. She started practicing as a dental assistant in 2001 and wanted to advance her career. Now she is a registered dental hygienist since 2013 and loves what she does. She is passionate about her job and enjoys working with her patients. Brandi thrives to give the best care possible, to educate and make patients happy with their smile. When not working she loves to go to the beach and spend time with her family and friends.
Janice — Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Function (RDAEF2)
Janice began chairside assisting in 1986 and has continued to grow and progress in her skills. She completed certification for RDAEF1 (Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Function) at UCLA, as part of the inaugural class when extended function training first became available. She then went on to take her dental assisting training as far as possible when she completed RDAEF2 training as soon as that program was established and became available. She is passionate about dentistry and caring for her patients. After over 30 years in dentistry she still loves and enjoys learning new skills and embracing technology. When she is not teaching dental assisting on the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her 4 adorable grandchildren.
Karina — Dental Assistant
Karina was born in Mexico City and at the age of three, moved with her family to San Clemente. She completed the Capistrano-Laguna Beach Regional Occupational program and received her Dental Assisting Certification. Karina and her husband, Jose, love spending time with their daughter, Jocelyn. Karina is passionate about dentistry and helping make your experience as smooth as possible. She is actively working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant.
Portia — Dental Assistant
Portia, a San Clemente native, has been a chairside assistant since completing the R.O.P. assisting course in 2003 while in high school. She is yoga enthusiast and avid reader. When she isn’t working, Portia and her husband enjoy camping and scouting with their2 school aged kids. Portia has assisted in a variety of dental settings and is very happy to have joined this family-oriented practice. She is actively working toward becoming a registered dental assistant and looks forward to helping our patients have a great experience at our office.