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.

Jennifer - Registered Dental Assistant

I've been in dentistry for 10 years and love helping patients get healthy and beautiful smiles. I love baking, traveling with my husband, and spending time with my fur babies.

Christy - Dental Assistant

I’ve been in dentistry for a little over 5 years. I am passionate about making connections with my patients. Originally from Illinois, moving to a big city I love to find new restaurants, explore hiking paths, or just relax on the beach with my husband!

Krystal - Front Office

I’ve been in dentistry for over 3 years. I love helping patients with maintaining their dental health. I am married with two dogs and in my free time you can find me running at the beach or being crafty!

Anthony - Registered Dental Hygienist

As your dental hygienist, I strive to give you the best care possible. I have been in dentistry since 2016. Originally starting out as a registered dental assistant, then making my way to become a hygienist. I am a native San Diegan and also went to dental hygiene school here in San Diego. When not in the dental office, I am enjoying good food with friends and family. Some of my hobbies include traveling, camping, cooking, and watching sports!