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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.


Tori Duran - Front Desk

When you walk into our office, Tori will be at the front desk waiting to greet you with her bright smile and friendly personality. Having been our patient for over 10 years before joining the practice, she knows how important it is to make sure that our patients are comfortable and well cared for at every visit!

Born and raised in Ventura County, Tori is currently working to further her education at Oxnard College in hopes of becoming a dental hygienist. Tori has two beautiful children and loves nothing more than spending time with her family. If it's her day off, you just might find her roaming around the happiest place on earth, Disneyland! 


Malorie Smith - Front Office

Malorie began her career in the dental field when she started interning as a dental assistant in 2006. The knowledge she gained during that time has made her an invaluable asset to our front office staff. Malorie specializes in helping our patients understand and get the most out of their insurance benefits. If you have a question, just ask! Her favorite part of her job is interacting with our amazing patients.

Malorie was born & raised in Ventura County. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, their dogs, goats, & 7+ chickens. She lovingly refers to her home in Somis as a mini ranch!


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.


Tiffany Minjares - Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Ventura County, Tiffany has been a familiar face around our dental office for many years. Having been a patient here since she was a young girl, Tiffany has always felt like part of the family! In 2016, Tiffany took a dental assisting program and was able to intern for Dr. Stein before being hired as a dental assistant by him in the same year. Tiffany loves that her job allows her to meet new people and, we are all overjoyed to have her as part of our team!

When Tiffany isn't laughing with her patients and co-workers at the office, she is at home having adventures with her husband, daughter and son. 


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]


Amber Eddy - Office Manager

Amber is a Ventura County native who joined Dr. Stein's practice in 2015. She graduated cum laude 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, daughter, and 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.