As a practice, we want to make every patient feel comfortable. Therefore, we would like to introduce our friendly staff who you will meet during your visits and who would be more than happy to answer your questions as they arise -- whether it is during your visit, on your way home, or even minutes before a procedure.
Pat has more than 25 years of experience in both periodontal and general dentistry. She started with Dr. Cruz in January 2001 and feels fortunate to be in such a high quality professional practice. Pat is here to help patients with scheduling, insurance and treatment coordination. Pat is one of the lucky ones who gets to do what she enjoys best, working with and helping people.
Office Manager / Registered Dental Assistant
I began my career in dentistry with Dr. Cruz in 2004. After 11 years of assisting in the back office I transitioned to Office Manager. It's been such an amazing journey and I am so lucky to be able to do what I love. We truly have the most wonderful patients and staff which makes coming to work such a joy. I live in Rancho Santa Margarita with my husband and our two boys.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Carol graduated from Pasadena City College with an AS degree in Dental Hygiene. Since 1993 Carol has continued to focus her interest and education in dentistry on Periodontal Therapy and learning the science and technology that continues to expand in our specialty. She is passionate about treating each patient with a caring and gentle touch. Her unique qualities of delivering high quality treatment with a gentle approach helps motivate our patients towards achieving better health. Aside from that, we simply love her.
In Carol's spare time she enjoys spending time with her two sons, family and friends, either at the beach, bike riding or trying out new restaurants.
Registered Dental Hygienist, BS
Debbie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental hygiene in 1990 at the University Southern California School of Dentistry. She first began her career in Dentistry by earning a RDA license 1985, which inspired her to become a hygienist. She has enjoyed practicing dental hygiene in Orange County for 25 years. She takes great pride in continuing to help patients obtain optimum health. Her hobbies include; swing dancing, softball, DIY projects and spending time with family/friends.
Registered Dental Assistant
I've been in the dental field for 6 years. I started working for Dr. Cruz in 2014. It's such an honor and pleasure to work beside a kind, and passionate dentist who truly cares about his patients. I am excited to continue to grow and excel alongside Dr. Cruz. I live in Mission Viejo with my husband and two dogs. In my spare time I like going to the beach, fishing and enjoying life to the fullest.