Meet Our Staff and Dental Hygienists

Meet our dental team in Salinas, CA

Meet Our Dental Staff

George

Front Office

Hi, my name is George. I am the eldest son of Dr. Philip Lips. I joined the team at TLC in October of 1997. I’ve enjoyed getting to know our patients over the years. Some of our patients remember me as a little one when my mom would bring me to the office with her. I have a deep appreciation for cars, especially Muscle cars from the 1960s and 70s.

Danae

Financial Coordinator

Hi, my name is Danae. I joined TLC Dentistry in 2017 and I’m very happy to be a part of this wonderful team. I have been in the dental field since 2010. By far the best part of my job is building a bond with my patients and helping them achieve their dental goals. I have been fortunate to have grown up in Monterey County. When I am not at the office I enjoy spending time with my husband Martin and our two boys Braden and Justus.

Mirna

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Mirna. I became a part of the TLC family in September of 2010. Born in Hollister and now residing in Salinas, I have a wonderful husband and two grown children. I became a dental assistant in 1997. I continually learn the new techniques and advances in dental restorative treatment, specializing in CEREC (Cad/Cam) restoration design. I am privileged to be able to utilize my skills to better serve and treat our clients.

Angelina

Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Angie and I was lucky to join TLC in the summer of 2018. I feel very lucky to be a part of such a great team and to help such wonderful patients! I was born and raised here in Monterey County and graduated from MPC in 2013 with my dental assisting certificate and later that year received my Registered Dental Assistant license. My favorite part of working in the dental world is being able to help patients change their smiles and feel good about their teeth! When patients come in with fear issues, I love being able to help them work through that to become comfortable with coming into seeing us. This has always been a big part of my daily goal! I enjoy taking CE courses and learning new techniques for assisting our doctors!

Meet Our Dental Hygienists

Elizabeth

Registered Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth Adams is a graduate of 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.

Lorena

Registered Dental Hygienist

“Hi, my name is Lorena. I grew up in the Central Valley in a small town called Chowchilla. I have three older siblings and four German Shepherds.

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I chose dentistry because I enjoy interacting and helping people, especially helping them love their smile. I believe in building great relationships with my patients.”

What is the best part of your job?

“The best part about being a dental hygienist is making you feel good about your oral health!”

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

“I believe my bubbly personality adds value and smiles to the TLC Dentistry office.”

What do you do outside of the office?

“Outside the office, I enjoy hiking, binge-watching Netflix, playing soccer, spending time with my family, and dancing. Believe it or not, sky diving in the Swiss Alps has always been on my bucket list!”

Lydia

Registered Dental Hygienist

“Hi, my name is Lydia. I was born in Santa Cruz, raised in Watsonville, and continue living in Watsonville. I’m the oldest of four children. I have a brother and two sisters. I just got married in September of 2019!”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I chose dentistry because, as a child, I loved going to the dentist. Part of it was getting out of school early, but I think what really did it was the way the office worked. The girls always looked so happy; they always remembered my siblings and me and everything we told them. It was just a happy environment and I wanted to be just like them.”

What is the best part of your job?

“The best part of my job is having a patient walk out with a more confident smile!”

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

“I love to smile and I’m getting the wrinkles to prove it! I feel like the best thing you can do is smile with a person to make their day just a little better. That adds value to the office because it gives the patients a better experience.”

What do you do outside of the office?

“In my spare time, I like spending time with my family. I enjoy going out to dinner and watching movies. I also love anything Disney, and would love to visit every Disney resort around the world.”

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Salinas, CA 93901

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