Nancy grew in up in Torrance, California, and is currently living in Norwalk. She graduated from Inglewood High School in 2004. Nancy has over 8 years of experience working in a dental office and assisting patients with insurance and treatment questions and needs. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help patients in making sure they have a great experience while in our care, and helping people gain healthier, more confident smiles. When she’s not in the office, Nancy enjoys spending quality time with her two lovely children.
Pablo was born and raised in West Los Angeles and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1991. He then went on to earn his AA degree from WLA College in 1998, and his Bachelor’s degree from UOP in 2003. Pablo is a Registered Dental Assistant and received additional training at Dental Bootcamp. Pablo loves interacting with our team and our patients every day. When he’s not helping patients or one of our doctors, Pablo is a Life Coach in the Law of Attraction and enjoys playing golf, watching Dallas Cowboys football, and spending quality time with his family.
Leilani grew up in South Gate, California, where she is currently living today. She attended South Gate High School, graduating in 2009. She then went on to attend UC Irvine and received her certificate in Business Administration in 2013, but she didn’t stop there. She also attended Cerritos College and received her AA in Business Administration in 2016. For Leilani, the best part of her job is learning about dentistry. It is a field she never imagined herself in but definitely enjoys. She also loves making her patients happy and ensuring they feel how she would like to feel when visiting the dentist. Leilani dedicates all her spare time to her beautiful one-year-old daughter Chloé. She absolutely loves being a mom and enjoys taking her daughter out to explore new places.
Lauren was born and raised in Northern California in Marysville and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. She began her college education at Yuba College before moving to LA, where she took general education and baking classes. She is currently attending West LA College and will be applying for Dental Hygiene programs this coming fall, after working hard to complete her prerequisites. For Lauren, the best part of her job is helping patients feel welcome in the practice and being part of the family here at Santa Monica Bay Dental. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her fiancée, caring for her two dogs (Smalls and Elvis), reading new books, and being outdoors as much as possible.
Vanessa was born and raised in Southern California and has returned here after living in McDonough, Georgia. She has an AA degree in Criminal Justice and holds certifications in Medical Billing and Coding and Billing Collections. Her favorite aspect of her work is knowing she goes above and beyond to thoroughly describe and explain dental benefits to patients, showing them how to maximize their benefits and save them the most money, and most of all, seeing people smile when they understand that she and the team at Santa Monica Bay Dental are there to give them the best value and service possible. Vanessa’s hobbies include cooking, spending quality time with her daughters and immediate family, and enjoying quiet time alone.
Brittney grew up in Mesa, Arizona. She had the opportunity to pursue both of her passions in college, playing volleyball at Dixie State University and going on to receive her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College in 2012.
She truly enjoys what she does as a hygienist and loves attending continuing education courses; learning how to better care for her patients, staying committed to a high standard of care while providing a gentle, but thorough cleaning.
Brittney loves educating her patients about their periodontal health, creating awareness while helping them feel comfortable in her chair. In her spare time, she loves being active, hiking, playing volleyball & relaxing at the beach.
Kelley is originally from Chicago, IL. She received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California.
She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance from Northern Illinois University.
She loves being able to provide thorough care to her patients and educate them on the importance of their oral health in order to maintain a beautiful smile. She also loves getting to know her patients better and build relationships with them.
In her spare time, Kelley loves to drink coffee, take ballet, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Mackenzie grew up in Moore, Oklahoma, and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and graduated in 2011. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013 from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Mackenzie is the President of the Los Angeles Dental Hygienist Society. She loves what she does because it is one of the only prevention-based careers in healthcare, and enjoys the relationships she builds with her patients. When she’s not in the office, she’s a member of the Junior League of Los Angeles, and is a small business owner as a LuLaRoe Consultant.
Charlotte is a Los Angeles native and grew up in Brentwood. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from USC.
With the ultimate goal of providing excellent care, she emphasizes the importance of proper oral hygiene by educating her patients, while offering them a comfortable experience. One of her favorite aspects of being a dental hygienist is building relationships with her patients.
In her free time, Charlotte enjoys practicing mixed martial arts, traveling, photography and oil painting, and having lazy days with her husband and their dog Pinto.
Delba joined Santa Monica Bay Dental in 2010 and has been enjoying helping people to understand the importance of oral care ever since. She is proud of how well the team works together to make all patients feel comfortable and very cared about. Delba’s advice is not to settle for having a mouth or smile you’re not happy with. Figure out what you’d like to have and we’ll help you get there. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in from Los Angeles City College, as well as a Dental Assistant Certificate and X-Ray license. When she’s not providing optimal care to her patients, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her son.
Lorena grew up in Venice, California, and graduated from Venice High School in 1997. She has received training and education from the Venice Skills Center where she received her Registered Dental Assistant certificates. Her favorite part of her job is the personal interactions and the relationships she forms with her patients. When she’s not in the office, she spends her free time taking her 10 and 8 year old girls to soccer and baseball games.
Magali grew up in Marvista, California, and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 2002. She received her Registered Dental Assistant certification from the Venice Skill Center Dental Assistant program in 2004. Her favorite part about her job is the interactions and relationships she forms with her patients, and helping educate them on how to keep their mouths healthy. She enjoys making patients feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, walking her doggies Venger and Bruno, and spending time with her family.
Cesilia is the oldest of three children born and raised in California. Attended Washington Prepatory High School, and later on pursued her dental passion as a dental assistant. She is a registered dental assistant with many certifications in the dental field. Her favorite part of being in the field is helping patients understand the importance of oral hygiene, and the benefits of keeping their teeth. When out of the dental office she enjoys working out, and going on long walks with her grumpy dog Mr. Charlie.
Mary has over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant and has worked side by side with Dr. Feist for 10 years of that time. Besides her exceptional clinical skills, she plays an important part of our patient's dental experience. On a daily basis, Mary offers patients her empathetic support as well as a naturally cheerful disposition. She received her associates degree from West Los Angeles College, received her Certification for Dental Assistant from Cerritos College and went on to become a Registered Dental Assistant. On the weekends, Mary enjoys a night out on the town full of fun and dancing with her husband and friends.
Iris grew up in Southern Los Angeles, where she graduated from Fremont High School. She then went on to attend Bryman College for Dental Assisting, with additional training to receive her Dental Assisting license in 1978. For Iris, her patients are the best part of the job. She loves being able to help, educate, and comfort her patients. She understands that the more you know about a procedure, the more relaxed you will be. In her spare time, Iris loves to crochet, cook, bake, explore, and create new recipes. She is also a driver for Uber and Lyft, which is a testament to her customer service. She loves providing great conversation and being able to see the city.