Our Orthodontic Staff | Specialist La Jolla Orthodontist | Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

Our team

All our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. 

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

  • Patty

    Patty Practice Administrator/Treatment Coordinator, RDA, OAP

    Patty is a San Diego native and has worked in the orthodontic field as a Registered Dental Assistant since 1987. After working many years as a clinical assistant, she transitioned into the role of Treatment Coordinator and is now our Practice Administrator. Patty provides quality care to each and every patient and believes that patience and caring go a long way in keeping our team and patients happy.

    “I love how a beautiful smile can make a difference in the confidence of a child."

    "My own two children have gone through treatment with Dr. Styrt and now they both have beautiful healthy smiles!”

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Financial/Insurance Specialist

    Elizabeth was born and raised in San Diego, California. Elizabeth moved to Fort Hood, Texas in 2009 where she entered the orthodontic field and she fell in love with helping patients achieve self-confidence. After moving back to San Diego in 2012, her background in insurance, finance and customer service has brought her to the wonderful team of Dr. Styrt.

    “I love witnessing the positive changes in our patients every day. It is an honor to be sharing this amazing experience with them as we strive to be the best part of their day.”

  • Aubrey

    Aubrey New Patient Concierge/Scheduling Coordinator Orthodontics

    Aubrey studied hospitality at Florida International University and had worked with hotels for the last 6 years. She moved to San Diego from Miami in 2015. Aubrey fell in love with California and is thrilled to be on Dr. Styrt’s smiling team. She enjoys learning and working in the dental field and particularly loves getting to know all of the wonderful patients. In her spare time she likes cooking, exploring San Diego, and anything nerd related, especially San Diego Comic Con!

  • Alex

    Alex Clinical Coordinator Specialist, RDA, OAP

    Alex has been in the dental field since 1997. He completed his training at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. After working many years as a clinical assistant, he has transitioned into the role of Clinical Coordinator. When not taking care of patients, Alex enjoys sports and time with his family. Alex is happily married to his wife and they are both appreciating life as parents of two beautiful boys.

    “I enjoy being in the dental field because it’s very rewarding when I see patient benefit from a new smile.”

  • Colette

    Colette Clinical Specialist, RDA, OAP

    Colette, originally from Chicago, has lived in San Diego for many years. She has worked in the orthodontic field since 1994 and now works on our team as a clinical specialist. Colette adores working for Dr. Styrt and his amazing team who are always striving to set the orthodontic bar high. Colette enjoys living in the Bay Park Community with her husband and two children.

  • Dina

    Dina Clinical Specialist, RDA, OAP

    Dina moved here from Culver City and has been in the dental field since 1987. She works as a Clinical Specialist and enjoys enhancing lives every day. Dina loves being an RDA and feels blessed to live here and work with such fun-loving people. Dina enjoys cooking, canning, and sharing her homemade salsa!

  • Kim

    Kim Pediatric Clinical Specialist, RDA

    Kim is a proud Navy wife and enjoys life here in San Diego. She has been in the dental field since 2005. She joined our team as one of our pediatric clinical specialists in 2016. Kim always strives to provide our patients with the most positive experience and is delighted to see them happy. She is married to her best friend and they both love the great outdoors, camping, country concerts, water sports and their beautiful son and their new dog Maddie.

  • Joann

    Joann Pediatric Clinical Specialist, RDA

    Joann is originally from Puerto Rico, and has lived in San Diego for over a decade. She has been in the dental field since 2007 and works as an orthodontic and pediatric clinical specialist. She is bilingual and loves to have fun with all the children. Joann does a wonderful job providing education at school visits on dental health and teaching about proper dental care. Joann is a proud mom of 3 children; an airman, a cosmetologist and a full time college student. She loves traveling and you will see her buzzing around, working as hard in our office as she trains in the gym!

  • Gina

    Gina Treatment Coordinator

    Gina began her orthodontic career in Sacramento in 1984 working as a clinical specialist, treatment coordinator and front office administrator before coming to San Diego and joining our team in 2017. She shines in treatment coordinating, and especially loves being able to educate and connect with our new patients, creating a comfortable environment. Gina is a motivated mother of two beautiful adult daughters and fills her time with music, eating right, working out and staying healthy. She loves working for Dr. Styrt because of the quality of his team members, being surrounded by their positivity is the perfect thing to create a great day!

  • Sheri

    Sheri Pediatric Clinical Specialist, RDA

    Sheri is one of our pediatric assistants and has been in the dental field since 1997. She loves getting to know the patients and parents at every appointment and works hard to make sure they have an enjoyable experience. Sheri is married with two sons and a dog, and they like to spend their free time going to the river, or relaxing by the pool at home. You can also find Sheri and her husband watching their son’s basketball and baseball games, as they are a family that loves sports!

  • Mackenzie

    MackenzieClinical Specialist, RDA

    Mackenzie is a San Diego native and has been in the dental field since 2016. She found her true love and passion for dental assisting when she became a sterilization technician working part time while attending Grossmont community college. She is so happy to have joined Team Styrt in 2018 where she can expand on her skills and knowledge. What Mackenzie enjoys to do the most is spend time with her family and explore San Diego. Mackenzie likes drawing and doodling to show her creativity and also loves dogs. She loves the positive and loving environment of her co-workers who always make the days entertaining and also enjoys creating beautiful healthy smiles for all of her patients.

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Melissa N. Mother of a child age 10

I have been very impressed with the entire office. You do a super job of making us feel you care. Thank you. We love to refer your office to our friends and family.