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Our team...

Dr Elli Abtahi
Dr. Elli - Dentist


Once you step into her office, you’ll know you’ve chosen the perfect place for your dental needs! Dr. Elli combines her passion and cheerful chair side manner with a gentle touch to provide you with excellent service.


A graduate of Indiana University, she proudly brings her dental skills as well as her chemistry background to her practice. She continues her studies throughout the year through various dental seminars.


As your dental healthcare provider, she strives to maintain the highest quality dentistry and feels it is imperative to educate each and every one of her patients so as to assist them in sustaining an extended state of well-being all of their lives!


It is her personal belief to seek goodness and positive enforcement not only unto herself, but to all those whose paths she might cross daily. She strives to practice selflessness, charity, and good will to all. She lives her beliefs by participating in charitable organizations such as Laguna’s own Friendship Shelter, and the world renowned, Loloma Foundation.


Family oriented, she spends much of her free time with her family, and two of her greatest joys, Hannah and Rudy, her four-legged children! 

Staci Registered Dental Hygienist
Staci - Registered Dental Hygienist


Having your teeth cleaned is always a delight with Staci! Her gentle, yet thorough technique will ease your dental fears and her decades of experience will keep you in the best dental health.


A graduate of Loma Linda University, she constantly strives to keep her patients updated and informed of their dental hygiene needs.


Her continuous studies, in all dental matters, keeps her on top of the latest news in dentistry and she is always willing to share her new found knowledge with her patients.


An avid skier and runner, Staci stays active all year long. Whether it’s tackling the mountain sides of Canada and Mammoth, or running and hiking thru the hills of Orange County, you can find her and her husband alongside their two best friends, Bella and Mika.

Denise Office Manager
Denise - Office Manager


Upon joining the practice, it was obvious Denise was a perfect fit. Her many years in the field have offered her the experience Dr. Elli was in search of. She has worked in all aspects of dentistry, and combined with her friendly and welcoming demeanor, Denise proves to be a great asset to the practice.


Denise’s love of animals is cohesive with the rest of the staff! Her dog, Teddy, and horse, Elite, occupy her down time, and you can usually find her working the jumpers at the equestrian center.


She and her daughter love to spend time soaking in the Laguna sun, or often times just taking in the views with a good book!

Dee Dee Registered Dental Assistant
Dee Dee - Registered Dental Assistant


Dr. Elli is fortunate to have Dee Dee by her side during dental procedures. With well over 30 years in the field, she enhances the patient’s dental experience with her expertise and friendly conversation. Dee Dee is always happy to explain any dental procedures you may be needing or are contemplating having done.


She enjoys the satisfaction of knowing she is able to help patients feel at ease during their treatment and that she contributes to their good dental health and well-being.


Dee Dee and her husband stay active in their local community church and are blessed with 2 wonderful grandchildren.


She and her husband enjoy their down time kayaking, hiking, and neighborhood walks with their two dogs, Zoe and Cubby.

Mary Insurance Coordinator
Mary - Insurance Coordinator


A Laguna native, Mary is well known around town, which provides an excellent opportunity to introduce others to Dr. Elli.  Always ready to shake a hand and make a new friend, she gladly shares her insight and information with everyone she meets.


Her many years in the dental office have allowed her the opportunities to hone her skills in managing and coordinating the ins and outs of insurance billing. She is top notch when it comes to navigating the often complicated avenues it takes to get Dr. Elli’s patient’s claims paid and assist them in maximizing their yearly benefits.


She and her husband enjoy traveling to tropical islands, and can often be found cruising around Laguna taste testing new cuisines, or clanking glasses in old favorite hang outs with the newest edition to their family, Buddy, their lab!

Kristi Registered Dental Assistant
Kristi - Registered Dental Assistant
After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Kristi recently decided to make a change and move to Orange County to be closer to California's beautiful beaches. Joining our practice with over 10 years of dental experience, she works closely with our CEREC software, where she designs and creates most of the crowns and bridges done here in the office.

In her free time, she loves traveling to new places and spending time with family. You can usually find her wine tasting on the weekends or sun bathing at the beach with friends.
Nicole Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole - Registered Dental Hygienist
Nicole joined our team as a Registered Dental Hygienist in July 2019. She graduated from Cerritos College in 2017. Nicole is continuing her education through ASU to obtain her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education and Promotion. Nicole was born and raised in San Clemente, California. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, watching movies, and a good cup of coffee. 
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