Meet the Team

John Ravera D.D.S.

Education
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
Certifications
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
Associations
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
Interests
Avid mountain bike rider, cross fit, vintage motorcycle restorer, tri athlete, fly fishing, travel, guitar, mechanics, surfing, volunteering

Michelle - Office Manager

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.

Leah Durbin

Leah recently moved back to Costa Mesa with her husband Bear after living on the Big Island of Hawaii for 15 years. She has been a dental assistant for over 10 years and absolutely loves making patients laugh and feel comfortable. Leah has 3 dogs that she treats just like her children. In her off time Leah loves anything ocean related, such as surfing, paddle boarding or floating in her salt water pool with friends.

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