Meet the highly qualified and experienced staff at North County Oral & Facial Surgery Center.
“Your entire staff, both front and back are wonderful. You are all very skilled and caring in what you do.”
We take great pride in the friendly, efficient and compassionate staff members in both our two locations, who make North County Oral & Facial Surgery Center unique. Each one is dedicated to giving you the best experience possible with the caring and personal support you need.
Our entire team—doctors and staff alike—is made up of genuinely good people who know how to laugh and enjoy their time together. Patients frequently complement us on our staff and the atmosphere they create to help them quickly relax and feel at ease.
Our surgical staff includes Registered Dental Assistants, Registered Nurses and Dental/Medical Assistants. Each of our surgical assistants is a Certified Oral Surgery Assistant (COSA) who assists in administration of I.V. sedation and surgery. They have completed additional training through the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Their training includes patient history & physical evaluation, monitoring under IV anesthesia, EKG interpretation and emergency preparation.
Registered Nurses (RN)
Our registered nurses (RN) provide pre- and post-operative patient care. Additionally, all our staff members are well trained in healthcare procedures and are CPR certified.
Kathy Gipson, R.N.
Dental Implant Treatment Coordinators
Our Dental Implant Treatment Coordinators act as both educators and coordinators, working to ensure your entire experience in our office is as smooth and comfortable as possible and that you are completely satisfied with your new teeth. As educators, they take the time to explain all the steps of the dental implant procedure. They will also present any alternative treatment options beyond dental implants that you may want to consider. As coordinators, they serve as the liaison between you and your oral surgeon, addressing all your questions and concerns. They can also schedule related appointments with your general dentist or prosthodontist. You can trust that our coordinators will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision for your unique situation, including cost estimates and possible insurance coverage.
Deanna Cogbill RDA
Lisa Zakrajsek RDA
April Roman RDA, COSA
Business Office Staff
Our business office staff boasts over 25 years of collective experience in office administration. They are dedicated to making your visits as convenient, comfortable and affordable as possible. They will work with you to provide appointment times that work with your schedule, provide accurate treatment cost estimates, explain our fees, coordinate with your insurance provider and explain your insurance benefits. You can also trust them to maintain the highest level of patient privacy.
Our primary goal is to make you feel comfortable about your experience in both our offices. If you have questions or concerns regarding your care with us at any time, please ask to speak with one of our managers.
NCOFSC is known in the dental community as the practice that strives to offer continuing education, networking events and other opportunities for referring dental offices to learn and grow alongside them. These particular events are made possible by our NCOFSC marketing department, headed by Nancy Alvarado with new addition, Taylor Restaino. The dynamic-duo works together to create different initiatives that help build and maintain NCOFSC’s relationships between local dentists, their staff and every patient in-between.
Nancy Alvarado, Manager – Rancho Bernardo Office / Marketing Director – Over 20 years of experience.
Taylor Janae Restaino, Marketing