About Us

Our dental staff is made up of knowledgeable and highly qualified dental professionals representing over 35 years of experience. One of the reasons we can provide such competent and excellent care is that our entire staff is well trained in all aspects of dentistry. We take the time to thoroughly listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. We will customize your treatment to meet your individual needs. We know this approach requires efficient teamwork and a long-term commitment to excellence. We invite you to come in and experience it for yourself.

Dr. Chris Herman


Dr. Herman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from CSU San Bernardino. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Herman pursued a Masters Degree in Public Health in Health Administration from Loma Linda University. He is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society. To stay on top of the latest advancements, Dr. Herman regularly attends continuing education courses learning the latest techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Herman is a native of Southern California and lives in Carlsbad with his wife, two daughters, and his son.

Monique Johnston

Office Manager

Monique joined our dental office in November 2018. Monique was new to the dental industry but has proven herself to be a quick learner! She has 2 wonderful children. She has a soft spot for animals and wants to save as many as she can. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, working out, and crafting. She also loves spending time with her family and supermodel boyfriend, Colin. I live vicariously through myself. Time is precious, waste it wisely.

Effie Macdonald

Dental Assistant

Effie graduated from Palomar College in 2003 and has worked at our office ever since. She moved to San Diego 27 years ago from Scotland, where she grew up. She now resides in North County with her husband and 3 fur babies.

Cindy Kliebenstein

Dental Assistant

Cindy graduated from the R.O.P. Dental Assisting Program in 1985. She has worked at our office for 36 years. Cindy educates patients on their dental and post op care. She also ensures patients have a pleasant and comfortable experience at our office. Cindy moved here from Hawaii in 1982 . She resides in Oceanside, has two children, and 3 granddaughters. When Cindy is not in the office, she enjoys doing crafts.

Vicki Chiros

Dental Hygienist

Vicki graduated from Cypress College in 1993. She has worked as a dental hygienist for over 28 years. She has worked at our office since August 2004. Vicki helps ease anxiety the anxiety many patients bring to the dental chair. She enjoys helping patients feel their visit to the dentist is a positive one. She has 2 children and has been married for 30 years. When Vicki is not working she enjoys her time with her family camping at the beach.


Dental Hygienist

Ivana has been working at our office for over 4 years. She is a single mom of a 17-year-old daughter and a 7yr fur baby. Ivana came to the USA in 1995 and jumped into the dental field without any dental knowledge.



Nancy has worked at our office for 8 months. When she is not in the office she enjoys family time, swimming, baking, and random adventures without a predetermined destination.


Assistant Office Manager

Cindi is a retired teacher with a Master’s Degree. She has been in charge of our website since the very beginning and is now working in the front office.

When she is not being her 3 kid’s personal chef, chauffeur, maid, assistant, nurse, ATM, tutor, therapist, school PTA President, pet sitter, or travel agent, Cindi enjoys quality family time and biking/motorcycling with her hubby that she met in first grade.

Pam Bitetto

Office Administrator

Pam is a Native Californian and resides in North County with her husband. She is a mother of 2 grown boys and has worked at our office for over 25 years.

*Although Pam is retired, we are lucky to still have her come in to help.

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