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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 in La Jolla.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family to Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, and we look forward to working with you.
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 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
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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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!
Clinical 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.
Scheduling Coordinator/ Patient Concierge
Madison, a New Jersey native, moved to San Diego in September of 2020 to follow her dream of endless summers. New to the orthodontic field, Madison has her Bachelor's Degree from Stockton University in Hospitality Management. With the skills that she learned in the restaurant industry; she is happy to be working in a fast-paced customer service driven environment surrounded by so many positive team members. Madison loves building new relationships with our amazing patients every day. In her spare time Madison loves going to the beach, a good shopping spree, trying new restaurants, and going on long relaxing walks.
"Don't wish for it, work for it"
Pediatric Clinical Assistant
Olivia is a Wisconsin Native who found her way to San Diego in 2019 with her husband, Levi. After being surrounded by nurses in her family, she discovered her interest in dentistry as a new and different way to help people around her while still being in the healthcare field. Her passion to work in pediatrics sparked after working as a camp counselor for the Girl Scouts in her hometown. As much as she misses regular fresh snow and the cold, she has come to love the daily sunshine and clear skies San Diego has to offer. Olivia spends her free time at home cooking & trying new dishes with her husband and taking her husky to the local beaches.
Health & Wellness Concierge
Catherine was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Global Disease Biology and is attending graduate school to obtain a Master of Public Health this Fall. Catherine joined Team Styrt in 2020 to assist with COVID screening and procedures to ensure the safety and comfort of our team and patients. She loves working for Team Styrt, assisting in the office wherever she can. Catherine loves to spend her free time outside in the sunshine, enjoying the beautiful beaches with her mom and adopted greyhound, Penny.