Meet the Staff

Our team of dental professionals is highly trained and experienced. But at the Smile Gallery we provide more than just our knowledge and experience, we handle your visit with a smile and lots of laughs. You would be hard pressed to find a happier dental staff anywhere in San Diego County. Stop by to meet one of our friendly staff members.

Smile Gallery Staff

Our Promise to You

The Smile Gallery practices the Art of Fine Dentistry. We work to ensure our patients have the most relaxed and comfortable experience possible. Our individualized patient attention means you receive the best care possible. Our friendly staff is ready to greet you warmly, set you at ease, and create a level of comfort and customer service rarely seen in the dental industry.

We understand patients who have dental anxiety and have been working for years to provide the safe, comfortable environment that makes you want to see your Escondido dentist a few times a year or anytime your teeth need dental services.

Smile Gallery Staff Members

Renee – Practice Administrator

Renee pitches softball on a women’s competitive team, her team has played all over the US. She enjoys cooking and singing karaoke. Renee is also a balloon handler for the Macy's day parade in New York every year.

Renee has been at the Smile Gallery since 2006.  She brings a spark of enthusiasm and over 35 years of dental experience.  As a dental assistant from 1982-1996 she gained knowledge of the clinical side. Renee will help you with your dental benefits, facilitate any referrals you may need with a specialist and help you navigate your dental needs. She will treat you like family.  Renee has a grown son and daughter-in-law in Idaho and is anxious to become a grandma one day. 

Mallory – Registered Dental Hygienist

Mallory and her family love staying active and going on hikes with their husky mix, Moose.

Mallory has been a part of the Smile Gallery team since 2008. She left of for a time to pursue her dream of becoming a dental hygienist. She attended San Joaqin Valley College where she graduated Valedictorian earning her degree in dental hygiene in 2014. She loves helping people achieve their best smile and overall health. Mallory is a native of Escondido. She and her husband are raising his daughter and expecting a new baby girl in August 2018. 

Alejandra – Registered Dental Hygienist

Alejandra and her husband Alex have four beautiful children including twins. When she is not in scrubs she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, volunteering at her children’s schools, and learning new cooking recipes. 

Alejandra has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She has her bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis. During the time she attended UC Davis she worked as a dental assistant and continued her dental education and graduated in 2009 from Carrington College in Sacramento as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Since then Alejandra has continued to work as an RDH in many types of settings educating and helping the community achieve better oral health.  Alejandra is also laser certified. Ale speaks Spanish fluently and having her here to help with translation with our Spanish speaking patients has been great!

Tammy – Registered Dental Assistant

Tammy enjoys running and takes her dogs with her often. She also loves music and plays the guitar.

Tammy loves working with patients of all ages. She brings over 17 years of experience and loves the variety her profession provides. From assisting Dr. Bainer to designing crowns. Tammy has a way of making her patients feel at ease during their appointment.  Tammy is originally from Georgia and brings a southern flair to the office.  She served in the US Military. 

Bailey – Registered Dental Assistant

She is an animal lover and enjoys hanging out with friends and going to local micro-breweries.

Bailey joined our team in 2015. Her bright personality makes every day fun! She earned her Dental Assistant license at Palomar college in 2014.  Bailey is becoming an expert with our new Cerec crown milling machine. She loves the creativity it provides. 

Sara – Patient Coordinator

Sara enjoys weekends with friends and crafting. She teaches a class for elementary school age children at her church in Poway.

Our newest team member Sara recently joined us after completing her dental assisting program at UEI. Her knowledge of dentistry and her love for the front office has made her the perfect fit. She is likely the first voice you will hear when calling in, she has a smile all the time and is happy to help you with your appointments and any questions you may have regarding your dental care. 

Schedule an Appointment Today

Scheduling a regular visit with our staff is an important part of preventive health care. Professional cleanings coupled with regular at home maintenance will keep your teeth healthy for longer. Our dental staff make sure you are comfortable and well cared for during your visit. Reach out to us today to schedule your next visit.