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.


Monica - Registered Dental Hygienist

Monica is passionate about dental hygiene and holds quality patient care as a top priority. She looks forward to motivating patients in hopes of making the most out of their oral care routine. Originally from Pennsylvania, Monica enjoys the outdoors and often spends time hiking, gardening, and kayaking. Outside of work, she likes to play the piano and practice ballet. 

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.

Jeannette - Office Administrator

Jeannette Sutphin is the Office Administrator for Advanced Dentistry. Jeannette brings over 30 years of experience in patient care, customer service, and insurance billing. She ensures that the office operations are running smoothly and provides support for our patients and their individual needs.

Originally from San Francisco, Jeannette and her family have lived in San Diego for 27 years. She and her husband enjoy taking road trips up the central coast. Her favorite coastal city is Morro Bay and her favorite way to unwind is through the practice of yoga.

Marlene - Dental Assistant

Marlene is a Dental Assistant born and raised in San Diego, looking to become an RDA and is passionate about oral surgery. Marlene is bilingual and wishes to learn many more languages to be able to communicate with all patients. She has a 5 year old son who she loves to spend time with, especially exploring amusement parks together!