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Julie Martignoni, Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie Martignoni, Registered Dental HygienistWell known  in the Salinas community, Mrs. Martignoni  is a graduate of the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program, and has worked in Salinas since 1990 . She is a past president of the Monterey Bay Dental Hygienist Association, and has dedicated many hours to continuing education in order to enhance her skills. Married to husband Shawn, they have a son, Zachary.  Her interests include missionary work in Costa Rica, traveling, cycling, skiing, tennis, photography, reading and cooking.  She looks forward to working with both former and new patients at TLC Dentistry.


Deanna Ruegg, Registered Dental Hygienist

Deanna Ruegg, Registered Dental Hygienist Hi! My name is Deanna and I am one of the hygienists here at TLC Dentistry. I have found the most comfortable and caring office on the central coast, thus making my passion for dental hygiene and patient care a pleasure. I was born and raised here in Monterey County. I am married to Coby; who is a wonderful husband and father to our children Hunter and Lacy. Working part time here at TLC Dentistry really allows my professional and personal life to balance.

Karen M Lips, Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen M. Lips, Registered Dental HygienistKaren is the ” Hygienist Emeritus ” of TLC Dentistry. Married to Dr. Lips shortly after they both graduated from Univesity of Southern California, she practiced dental hygiene for 30 years before her retirement in 1996. Karen is now a supervising consultant for TLC Dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her family and working as a Parish Liturgist and Music Coordinator at San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey.

Elizabeth Adams, Registered Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth Adams, Registered Dental HygienistElizabeth Adams is a graduate from Cabrillo College. She joined TLC in September 2009. Her passion for Dental Hygiene stems from the bonding experiences she builds with patients while in her chair. Born and raised in the Monterey County, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and hiking.

Sami Estassi, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sami Estassi, Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi my name is Sam. I became a part of the team at TLC Dentistry in August of 2010. I received my Dental Hygiene license from Fresno City College. My hobbies include watching sports and working out. I have two dogs named Harley and Ivy.

Chelsea Anguiano, Registered Dental Hygienist

Chelsey grew up in Monterey County, and moved to Redding where she graduated from Shasta College with her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. When not treating patients, Chelsey enjoys spending time with her dog, Dakota. Her hobbies include hiking, cooking, and crossfit. Chelsey is so happy to be back in her hometown, and part of the TLC Dentistry team!