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Meet Our Coronado Dental Team

Our dentists do great work at Advanced Dentistry, but they couldn’t do it without a team of caring, professional and expert hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff! Their many years of experience and knowledge of dentistry will help you practice better oral care away from the dental office. Feel free to ask them any questions you have about your oral health. They’ll do everything possible to try and meet your accommodations and make you a more informed patient!

Michelle - Registered Dental Assistant

Registered dental assistant Michelle

Michelle first joined Dr. Popp’s dental office around 20 years ago, and she has nearly 25 years of experience in the dental field overall. She loves being part of such a strong team that strives for the same goal! For her education, she attended Mesa Community College and then Edutech Vocational School.

Originally from Hercules, Michelle is married with two children. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, you can usually find her camping or traveling out to the desert! An interesting fact about her: she has hyperthymesia, which means her autobiographical memory is VERY good.

Marni – Treatment Coordinator

Treatment coordinator Marni

Marni joined Advanced Dentistry as a Registered Dental Assistant before learning how to take care of patients’ scheduling, financial, and insurance needs, and moving up to the front dental office. She has learned so much working with Dr. Popp & Dr. Bailey, especially about how a person’s oral health can affect their overall health and daily life. She has always followed the doctors’ lead to keep learning and attends CE courses whenever she can.

When not in the dental office, you might find Marni at The Strand, or on Coronado Beach with her two amazing children. She also loves reading and spending time with family and friends.

Yesi – Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Yesi

Yesi is a Dental Assistant and working towards her Registered Dental Assistant license. She’s been in the exciting dental field for over years and is very passionate about her chosen vocation.Yesi loves meeting the amazing patient and building relationships. She is always learning new things and is currently working towards enrolling in to hygiene school.

Yesi enjoys working on the beautiful island of Coronado with such an awesome team. She has two gorgeous daughters. On her time off, Yesi enjoys Coronado beach and jogging past The Hotel Del.

Josh – Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Josh

Josh is the Registered Dental Hygienist here at Advanced Dentistry. Originally from Florida, Josh has been in the dental world for over a decade now, returning after taking a brief break while serving in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Josh traveled the world on a guided missile destroyer and further advanced his medical background.

Josh enjoys “nerding out” on dental studies, staying current on any and all related material, as well as diving into fitness and nutrition. Outside of the dental office, you can find him exploring all that San Diego has to offer! Don’t be afraid to say Hi if you run into him!

Rose - Patient Coordinator


Rose recently joined our practice after spending 25 years in the dental field. Rose has worked both general dentistry and oral surgery front office. After raising two daughters in Rancho Penasquitos, Rose, her husband, Randy and their little dog Bella, moved to Coronado and love it here. Rose walks two blocks to work and can’t be happier with her daily commute.

When not in the dental office, you might find Rose walking her little dog around the island taking pics & posting to Nado Pups or Coronado Happenings. Rose also enjoys spending time at dog beach with her family, going to the library & enjoying the concerts in the park