Meet Our Friendly Santee, CA Dental Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our Santee family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.

Debbie Thompson, Head RDH
Debbie graduated from North Dakota State School of Science. She moved to Santee in 1980 and has practiced in Santee and El Cajon for 36 years. She has been with Santee Dental Group for the last 10 years. The following is the special message to all of you from Debbie. My Practice Philosophy: My passion for dental hygiene motivates me to help our patients achieve greater dental and physical health. I believe that the mouth and the body connection is scientifically proven. My Mission and Vision statement: Our smiles are our ultimate accessory. The art and science of dental hygiene help me better serve my patients. I am a lifelong student and will use the technology available in order to bring the most current services to my profession. What brings me career satisfaction: Dr. James Baik has provided our practice and me the opportunity to provide the ultimate dental hygiene experience. Digital xrays, intraoral camera, and diode laser for our soft tissue non-surgical therapy are a few of our added services. Keep Smiling…
Lana Panetta, Office Manager/Treatment & Financial Coordinator
Lana has been working in the dental field for the last 15 years. She is always trying to make sure that patients have the best experience, starting from when she answers the phone to the moment patients walk out the door after the appointment. In her spare time, Lana likes to go to the beach and river with her three children and her husband.
Claudia Vargas, RDA Assistant
I've been a dental assistant for 6 years. I enjoy making patients feel comfortable in the dental chair and interacting with them. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and cheering on my boys in baseball and soccer.
Desiree Holdeman, Schedule Coordinator
Desiree recently moved to Santee with her husband and their three children. She has been working in the dental field for over 15 years. What she loves the most about dentistry is building lasting relationships with patients and their families while keeping their smiles healthy. Desiree enjoys volunteering in the community and cheering on her three children in youth sports and activities.
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