Meet the Team

Mira Mesa Dental Team  

The Qualities of Our Team

Providing the highest level of service is our first goal. We reach that goal with the combined skill and manner of our team members. You will be pleased to find that they are warm and friendly in caring for all your dental needs. We know you will appreciate both their competence and pleasant manner.

Lindsey – Business Manager Dental Team in Mira Mesa

Lindsey is the first smiling face you will see when you walk through the door. Her goal is to make you feel as if you have truly found your dental home. As Dr. Marino's business manager, she will assist you in anything you need – from insurance benefits to understanding treatment or just needing someone to talk to. She was born and raised in Southern California and plans to never leave. She is very passionate about eating healthy and working out. Lindsey is married to her high school sweetheart and has one amazing son.

Isabel – Registered Dental Assistant Dental Assistant in Mira Mesa

Isabel has been Dr. Marino's registered dental assistant for nine years, the quintessential right-hand woman. During that time she has honed her skills in temporization and enjoys helping patients look and feel great about their dental appearance even while in temporary restorations. While she is not at work perfecting her skills she is a wife and mother of three very active boys. In the time she finds for herself she enjoys reading, sewing, and cooking.

Jennifer – Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice


I'm excited to be involved in a career that has allowed me to express the caring, compassionate professional that I am. I've been in the dental field for over 20 years, first Assisting the Dentist and then becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). After many years working as an RDH, I continued my education to pursue another true passion which was to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP). This Licensure allows me to be more involved in the community by traveling to individuals’ homes or Skilled Nurse facilities. I enjoy being able to help patients who are "medically compromised".

I find it rewarding to see a smile on someone’s face that truly appreciates the time and attentiveness one might need. With my dental experience and compassion, I want to be the driving force to giving the knowledge that can help patients.

During my downtime, I enjoy playing with my Bulldog (Ocean) and love watching sunsets and playing beach volleyball.

Deana – Registered Dental Assistant Dental Assistant near Scripps Ranch

Deana joined the Marino team in 2014 as Dr. Marino's registered dental assistant and has proven to be indispensable. She always maintains a positive attitude and helps patients navigate their appointments with the best care possible to ensure a comfortable experience. At home Deana loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters going on hikes, biking, or any other camping-related activity.

Kayla –  Registered Dental Hygienist Dental Assistant near Scripps Ranch

When Kayla joined Dr. Marino’s team in 2016 she felt as if she was welcomed into a family. The compassion and commitment to providing optimal care radiates throughout the team and Kayla knew she would fit right in. Kayla graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, then from San Joaquin Valley College with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her goal is to educate and guide her patients in preventing periodontal disease through explaining the systemic correlation between overall health and oral health. Kayla knows that a thorough cleaning does not have to be painful and prides herself with a gentle touch. She enjoys adventuring on camping trips with her husband and two dogs. Kayla loves eating healthy, working out, and tasting delicious craft beers.

Haley – Registered Dental Hygienist Dental Hygienist in Mira Mesa

Haley was very excited to join the team of Dr. Melinda Marino as a registered dental hygienist. She received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene at San Joaquin Valley College, and has been practicing hygiene since 2015. She is very passionate about making every patient feel comfortable and taken care of when they see her. She enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her two Shiba Inu’s in her free time.

Adina – Patient Coordinator Dental Hygienist in Mira Mesa

Adina has spent her career providing exceptional customer service to her patients. She feels strongly that her enthusiastic, positive attitude helps her establish long-term relationships with her clients, who ultimately feel more like family. Adina is dedicated to helping our office continue to be the benchmark of excellence in the dental community. Adina has a B.A. degree in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University. After working for a busy oral surgery clinic, she is excited to embark on her career with our team.

Our talented team members bring years of combined dental experience to our ultra-modern office. Schedule a visit today at (858) 578-0800 to experience our team first hand.