Meet the Staff

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Karen oral surgery anaheimKaren Durkin

Office Manager

Our Office Manager is our team leader, responsible for overseeing all office functions. Karen has been in the dental field for over 30 years and has a love for oral surgery. She is a Register Dental Assistant (RDA). Her expertise lies in insurance billing and coordinating hospital surgeries. A valuable team member, Karen has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of our practice. Her outside interests include sewing, cooking, gardening, RVing and spending time with her busy family.

Debbie oral surgery anaheimDebbie Stran

Business Administrator

The Business Administrator’s role here includes appointment scheduling, treatment presentation and financial arrangements. Debbie has been in the dental field for over ten years. She works closely with our patients and referring dentists to ensure proper coordination and communication. Debbie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration. She enjoys traveling, entertaining, tennis, art projects and the beach.

Mary oral surgery anaheimMary Klein

Surgical Assistant

Mary is our lead assistant and has been in dentistry for over 35 years, the past 23 year years in Oral Surgery working side by side with Dr. Kim DiPasquale and Dr. Beau Soares. She has been a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant. Her vast experience is immeasurable and includes all oral surgery procedures, implant coordination and back office management. Mary’s free time is spent either with her husband or her three grandchildren. She enjoys camping, and fishing, hiking and walking their golden retriever, “Hannah”.

Rhonda oral surgery anaheimRhonda Goldie

Surgical Assistant

Rhonda comes with 30 years of experience in the dental field. She is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Rhonda attended Southern California College of Dental Assisting and has been OMS Certified. She currently assists in the back office with all surgical procedures. Her compassionate and caring personality provides comfort to our patients. Outside the office she enjoys traveling and trips in her motor home and dune buggy with her husband and daughter.

Elaine oral surgery anaheimElaine Whitenton

Surgical Assistant

Elaine is the newest member of our team and she brought six years of dental experience when she joined our office in 2011. Elaine is caring and well trained in all aspects of dental assisting. She assists the doctor with surgical procedures, but is also very competent with various aspects of front office duties. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.