Team of Chula Vista Pediatrics Dental Team South Bay

Our Team


Karina was born San Diego and was raised in Mexico City. She has been a part of the Chula Vista community since she attended Southwestern College. Karina is a Registered Dental Assistant and has a wide range of experience in orthodontics, general and pediatric dentistry. Outside of her time as a healthcare provider, Karina spends time with her husband. They enjoy land and sea activities like hiking, camping, kayaking and sailing. She became well-versed in sports like football, soccer and boxing not necessarily by choice, but through her husband and father who are avid fans.


Michelle spent her childhood in Chula Vista and graduated from Bonita Vista High School. She started as an extern in our office at the request of her daughter after her daughter’s first visit. Michelle’s previous work experience, great attitude and caring demeanor have made her an integral part of our staff.  Michelle and her husband have two boys and a girl. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends going to movies and to the park. Having grown up in San Diego, she is a die-hard Charger fan. Her husband managed professional mixed martial arts fighters, so she knows a thing or two about different sports as well.


Claudia has lived in the South Bay for almost all her life. She has over 15 years experience in all facets of dental office administration, especially dental insurance. Claudia and her husband have two wonderful children. They are very busy helping to support their daughter’s soccer and son’s baseball activities. Beyond team sports, Claudia enjoys going to movies with her children and attending Padres games.



Maria has lived most of her life in the South Bay area.  She has enjoyed working in the dental field for over 20 years, She is a Registered Dental Assistant with extra function training who graduated from UCLA in 2001.

Maria’s personal life revolves around her family, they all enjoy the outdoors. She loves going to the beach, hiking, road trips, and riding bikes with her children.  Maria and her family also love going to movies and visiting museums. 


America was born and raised in San Diego. She Graduated from Serra High School then attended Concorde Career College to pursue her career in the Dental Field.  America is very determined and caring person with a lot of patience who is always willing to help others.  She is always excited to learn new things and is great with children.

When she is not at work, America enjoys spending time with her family and friends going to the movies, the beach , camping and paint balling and she loves horseback riding and taking care of the horses on her father's ranch.

America has aspirations to become a registered dental assistant with some additional training and testing and possibly applying to dental School in the future.


Oralia recently relocated to Chula Vista and is originally from Texas.  She started as an extern in our office while taking a front office administrative class through Southwestern College.

When not at work, Oralia is busy with her two children.   At the moment, soccer is a big part of her life.  In addition to her childrens' activites, she is a big sports fan.


Kelsey was born in Arizona and moved to Southern California at 8 years old. Graduating from Fallbrook High School in 2010, she realized her dream of working in the dental field. Moving to San Diego shortly after school, she pursued her career by attending Concorde Career College. She graduated and became part of the team at South Bay Pediatric Dental Group. Kelsey is energetic and loves interacting with the kids which makes her a valued employee at our office.

Her outside interests include going to the beach, sailing and hiking with friends.