We are a friendly and welcoming dental office in San Diego, California, with a variety of useful services to help you achieve your best smile. When you come to Greyling Dental, you will be surrounded by a team of experienced and compassionate dental professionals who are committed to helping you get the results you deserve. Schedule your appointment with our dentist, Dr. Joanne Vargas-Velasco, by calling 858-292-1155 today.
 

Maribel
Maribel — Office Manager

Working with Dr. Vargas-Velasco, I have fallen in love with the dental field since day one! We are more than just a team — we have grown to be a family, and I enjoy working with such a talented group and getting to learn something new each and every day.

As the office manager, I ensure that our patients are able to make their appointments with ease and are able to get the dental care they need to get healthy. I love being able to greet the patient from the moment they call to schedule their appointment to the second they walk into our office. The best part of my job is ensuring that our patients walk out with a smile on their face and happy that they received the care they were looking for.

I was born and raised in Texas up until my teen years. I needed to get a break from the Texas heat and decided that San Diego would be the perfect destination! I enjoy going on adventures and walks on the beach. The part I enjoy the most is being able to spend quality time with my family and making great memories.

 

Diana
Diana — Insurance & Scheduling Coordinator

After starting at Greyling Dental in 2018, I have been amazed knowing that everyone welcomed me with open arms and treated me as family! We treat each patient with care and respect, and we take pride in knowing you will always leave with a beautiful smile! I began in scheduling but then moved into insurance, and as an insurance coordinator, I am in close contact with each patient’s insurance, ensuring all benefits are active prior to appointments. I am here to answer any insurance-related questions or concerns our patients may have.

I graduated in 2012 and received a two-year scholarship for softball in Sherman, TX. In 2014, I received my certificate for dental assisting at Auburn University and started working in the dental field soon after with plans to become a full-fledged dental assistant. The same year, I married my high school sweetheart after he graduated Marine boot camp. For his first duty, we were stationed in Twentynine Palms, California. Now, he is a drill instructor at MCRD San Diego, and together, we have two beautiful girls, who enjoy the sunny beaches, hiking trails, days at the park and sports activities. When we have time late at night, my daughters and I visit my husband at work even if it is just for 10 minutes to drop off dinner; these times truly mean the most!

Someday, I want to continue my studies and do more than front office tasks. I aspire to become a dental assistant!

 

Mindy
Mindy — Registered Dental Hygienist

I love people and am so happy I get to help our patients develop healthier smiles and lives. We have a wonderful practice, where our patients are cared for like family, and I am glad to spend my days working with smiles!

As a registered dental hygienist, I assess patients’ oral health, take X-rays and provide gentle cleanings and scaling and root planing. A lot of my time with a patient focuses on education: I review their unique dental concerns, and together, we decide on a plan to help them remedy any issues. We talk about proper home dental hygiene and nutrition and establishing healthy habits. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a clean, bright smile at a recall visit!

I’m originally from upstate New York and love living in San Diego! I’m married and have a daughter and a cat named Sushi. We keep busy bettering ourselves through church and spending as much time together as possible. I love time with family, hiking, participating in 5K races, camping and exploring the outdoors.

 

Ariana
Ariana — Registered Dental Assistant

I love building trust and good relationships with our patients. My goal, and that of Dr. Vargas-Velasco and my teammates at Greyling Dental, is to help patients to a path of dental health. Making each dental experience a positive one that has our patient smiling is important and fulfilling to me.

I am Dr. Vargas-Velasco‘s lead assistant and right-hand in assisting patients during visits. I seat and prepare the patients, take X-rays, and explain what we’ll be doing. I stay chairside to support the doctor while checking that our patient is relaxed and comfortable. When we’re finished, I provide home-care instructions, answer questions and check that our patient is happy with everything. I also maintain our back-office inventory and am cross-trained to do front office work as well.

I was born and raised in sunny San Diego. I enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for drawing and art. Outside the dental world, I love to spend the rest of my free time with my husband and our young son. Every day is different being a new parent, so enjoying every bit of it is what I look forward to each and every day.

 

Charlotte
Charlotte — Dental Assistant

After starting at the office in 2019, I found that I clicked with the team right away. I enjoy that everyone at the office cares for every patient and their needs. I am a team player with a willingness to learn new things.

Dentistry has always been the career I wanted to be in since I was a little girl, and in 2019, I graduated from Concorde Career College.

I was born and raised in San Diego and am glad to have the opportunity to share my love for the city with my baby boy, who is my first child. As for my hobbies, I enjoy listening to reggae music, fishing and doing anything that has to do with outdoor activities.

 

Kim
Kim — Registered Dental Assistant

I strive to give the most comfortable dental appointment for our patients. Knowing that the patients are happy makes me happy! My favorite part about working at Greyling Dental is our teamwork and all the laughter we enjoy together when we’re working.

I have been a dental assistant for over 21 years and have been with the office since 2017. I assist Dr. Vargas-Velasco to help the patients have a wonderful dental appointment by getting to know our patients and finding their biggest concerns. With our latest technology, I am able to assist in creating beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime!

I am originally from Vietnam and spent my childhood in Texas. I have been living in San Diego for over 21 years and have a beautiful adult daughter and twin sons that are in high school. I enjoy spending time with my kids, going on fun vacation trips and cooking the best food for my family!