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Sarah Ballard - Front Desk

Sarah is likely the first face you'll see when you arrive at the front desk. Her warm smile and kind demeanor will surely put you at ease from the minute you walk in the door.

She was born and raised in beautiful Ventura County and has lived in  two other states. Sarah comes from a large family and family is very important to her. She is the mother of an adorable little boy and loves to show off pictures of him (just ask!). She is also "Mom" to many, many pets and has her own "mini zoo". When out of the office, Sarah enjoys traveling and exploring new places.


Maria Rodrigues - Front Desk

Maria worked as a RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) for thirty years before she began working for the front office. She finds joy in knowing each and every patient personally.

Maria was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her family of nine when she was only three years old. She loves spending time with her family and is very  proud to have recently become a great grandmother. Maria enjoys gardening and snuggling up on the couch with a warm mug of tea and her dog, Charlie.

[Maria habla español]


Leticia Medina - Dental Assistant

Leticia is originally from El Paso, Texas and was raised in Port Hueneme, California. She has been in the dental profession since 1987 and a licensed Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) since 1989. Leticia has been assisting Dr. Stein for over ten years, and their bond is obvious in how they interact. Leticia is a caring, empathetic and very gentle assistant. Her down-to-earth nature and great sense of humor will surely help put you at ease when you're in her chair.

When not working at the office, Leticia enjoys cooking, camping    and long walks on the beach with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

[Leticia habla español]


Patty Poole - Dental Assistant

Patty was born in Madrid, Spain, with her father being in the Air Force. She grew up in Lompoc, California, and has been working in the dentistry field since the eighties. Patty has been living in Ventura County since 1981 and started working with Dr. Reitz in 1982. Now that Dr. Reitz has retired, Patty has become an integral part of Dr. Stein's team. Patty is an attentive assistant and will do her best make sure that you are comfortable in her care.

When not at the office, Patty's hobbies include bowling, riding bikes and walking.


Lindsey Fugate - Dental Hygienist

Lindsey, one of our Registered Dental Hygienists, is a California native.  Active both in and out of the dental community, she is always on the go! When she isn't hiking, biking, scuba diving or catching a movie with friends, she's volunteering at local community outreach programs that provide dental treatment for the underprivileged.

Annually, for the last three years, she has traveled to Guatemala and  the Philippines on dental-medical missions.  In foreign lands, she helped serve local villagers who had never so much as seen a doctor, let alone a dentist or hygienist.  In countless cases, the individuals had never even owned a toothbrush!
Quite an eye-opener! Who wouldn't love their career when you have first-hand experiences like that?!


Pat Sanchez - Dental Hygienist

Pat came to Oxnard, California with her parents and seven siblings  at the age of seven. In high school she took a Dental Assisting class and found her passion. She worked as a Registered Dental Assisting right out of high school then after sixteen years decided to go to hygiene school. In 2003, she was accepted to the Oxnard College Dental Hygiene program and in 2005 she graduated with an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys working with and taking the best possible care of her patients.

When not at the office, Pat enjoys cooking and spending time with her two children and family. She looks forward to four day getaway trips with the kids and visiting friends in San Diego, California.

[Pat habla español]


Rocio "Rose" Mendoza - Dental Hygienist

Rose was born and raised in Ventura County. She has been in the dental field since 2003 when she started out as a Registered Dental Assistant. Having such a passion for healthy teeth and gums, she then decided to become a Dental Hygienist. Rose is licensed in California, as well as in thirty two other states.

She enjoys making sure her patients leave the dental office with the most thorough and gentle dental cleanings. When not scrubbing pearly whites, Rose enjoys bike rides and walks on the beach.

[Rose habla español]


Sharon Weaver - Dental Hygienist

Sharon is a native to California and feels blessed to have a career caring for people as a dental hygienist. She absolutely loves her job, and it shows.

Away from the office, she leads a volunteer group that sews baby quilts and hats for local hospitals. They have completed over thirty six thousand items. She also has lots of wild and crazy stories from over fifteen mission trips to impoverished countries; ask her to tell you one! Sharon is happily married to her husband, Glenn. He enjoys hiking and keeping her laughing.


Amber Eddy - Office Manager

Amber is a Ventura County native who joined Dr. Stein's practice in 2015. She graduated with her B.A. from California State University of Channel Islands and has worked as an administrative professional for over ten years.

In her free time, Amber loves spending time with her son, Rylan, and her husband, Jamison. She enjoys cheering her boys on as they play recreational sports and volunteering her time as a team mom and scorekeeper. Amber and her husband are also regular volunteers at their local church.


Tina Gingerich - Administrative Assistant

Tina has over forty years in the field of family dentistry and has enjoyed multiple positions throughout Ventura County as a RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) and Office Manager. She has been happily married to her husband, John, for thirty six years and considers her family her most important and valuable asset.

When she is not in the dental office, she can be found working at John's side at their small business in Port Hueneme or expressing herself creatively through quilting, photography, singing in her church's choir  and enjoying yoga.