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
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 goals! Originally from Northern California, 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!
Marni – Treatment Coordinator
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.
Liz - Registered Dental Assistant
Elizabeth Pires is a Registered Dental Assistant with 9 years of dental experience. She enjoys assisting in all procedures of the office, and her people skills help her relate well with others. She is always up to a challenge and eager to learn techniques and use new office technology and materials. Elizabeth has attended Southwestern College and graduated from Pima Medical Institute, and even received the Dean’s Award upon graduating.
In her spare time, Elizabeth loves to read suspense novels, watch football, go fishing, and spend time with her family and pets. Born and raised in our beautiful city of San Diego, she never bores of sight seeing and doing as the locals do. Elizabeth hopes to travel more in the future and retire in sunny San Diego.
Cindy - Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy recently joined our team at Advanced Dentistry and has 30 years’ experience as a hygienist. She is originally from Syracuse, NY, where she attended college for dental hygiene and 5 years later moved to San Diego for warmer weather. She is a member of Academy of Laser Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute. Cindy loves learning new things when she can with her career. She loves working at an established office that offers advanced technology and treatment while giving the patients the highest standard of care in a family environment.
Cindy is also a continuing education course provider and enjoys teaching other hygienists and dentists how to use laser’s clinically all over the USA. When not working, she enjoys time with her teenagers and getting out in the sunshine. When she can, she loves taking long weekend trips to fun and new places!
Karin - Patient Coordinator
Karin has recently joined our team at Advanced Dentistry, transitioning from the restaurant industry! Although she is starting out with little dental experience, she is so excited to learn more about the dental field and grow professionally and personally at the office. She was raised in Nashville, Tennessee but moved to San Diego as a teenager. She currently resides in Imperial Beach with her 6 year old daughter, and loves to read and write novels in her spare time.