Meet the Team

John Ravera D.D.S.

Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1993
Dental School: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco 1999
Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1993
Continuing Education: Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies 2006-2008
Continuing Education: Scottsdale Center for Dentistry 2009 - Pres
Continuing Education: Frank Spear Study Club 2009 - Pres
Academy of Dental Materials, Excellence in Scholarship 1999
Las Vegas Institute 2006 Las Vegas Institute 2006
Practical Occlusion for the Progressive Practice Las Vegas Institute 2007
Treatment of Sleep Breathing Disorders Las Vegas Institute 2008
CEREC Training Scottsdale Center 2009
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry (pending)
Newport Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce (past Director)
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Flying Samaritans, Clinical Director - Orange County Chapter
Avid mountain bike rider, cross fit, vintage motorcycle restorer, tri athlete, fly fishing, travel, guitar, mechanics, surfing, volunteering

Teresa - Office Manager

Teresa comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She started as an RDA for Pediatrics and Orthodontics. She transitioned to administration as an office manager and has worked in corporate dentistry as Director of Operations. She truly loves getting to know and caring for patients of all ages. She grew up in Orange County and has lived in Costa Mesa for over 35 years. In her free time Teresa enjoys yoga classes, cooking and traveling with her husband and caring for their three dogs.

Michelle - Insurance Administrator

Michelle was raised in Tustin, CA and grew up showing and training horses. Once graduated from high school she attended and graduated from California School for Medical and Dental Assisting. After becoming an RDA Michelle worked in the orthodontic field for 15 years, during this time Michelle earned her real estate license and notary and worked for her dad's mortgage banking company learning loan processing, escrow and title research. Michelle then returned to the dental field as a financial coordinator and insurance specialist for orthodontic offices in Newport Beach and Irvine. In her spare time Michelle is a bicycle advocate, newsletter editor and rides mountain and road bikes with her husband.

Courtney - Dental Hygienist

Courtney has worked in the dental field for over ten years before advancing into the dental hygiene profession. She graduated from West Coast University with honors and was elected membership into Sigma Phi Alpha, a national honor society of dental hygiene. She enjoys volunteering in community service events and supporting her mom every year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer and watching Lakers basketball. Her passion is working with patients of all ages promoting positive oral hygiene care and prevention of oral disease. Her most rewarding experience is to see her patient’s smile and enjoy their time at the office.

Christina - Dental Hygienist

Christina graduated dental hygiene school from Tunxis Community College in June 2012 where she was the ADHA student treasurer and graduated with honors. She is a RDH in both Connecticut and California. As a professional her calling is to serve the community and cultivate lifelong relationships by promoting health through the delivery of dental hygiene care. Christina strives to have the most advanced training and technology to make your smile and visit the best you’ve ever had. Her patients compliment her on the thorough, yet gentle approach to her care. When Christina is not practicing dental hygiene she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She enjoys outdoor activities such as bike rides, hiking, being on the beach and when she's not on the beach you can find her at a sports car racing event. She also loves playing with her dog and cat.

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