Meet Our Staff and Dental Hygienists

Meet our dental team in Salinas, CA

Meet Our Dental Staff


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.


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.


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.


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


Registered Dental Hygienist

Well 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.


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.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

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