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Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Arlene Lopez

Office Manager

I’ve had the pleasure of working in the dental field since 2006. A smile says a million words and is one of the first characteristics I notice in a person. I have a passion for people and love meeting new faces and seeing what a difference a smile can do for a person. I truly feel honored to be a part of the South Ocean Dental team! Not only is the office a fun and friendly atmosphere to work in, Dr. Rodriguez is an exceptional dentist with state of the art technology and a wealth of knowledge and confidence that puts me at ease. 

She’s truly passionate about providing the best dental care for her patients. At South Ocean Dental, our patients always leave with a smile on their faces. As the Office Manager I have the opportunity to work with each patient in a very personable way. My patients are what make my job an exceptional place to work! When I’m not working, I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy hiking, the beach and working out .

Bryanna Medina

Dental Assistant

I am very happy working with Dr. Rodríguez who provided this wonderful opportunity to work for South Ocean Dental. I am currently in my second year at Saddleback college, biology being my major. I received my training as a Dental assistant at California Dental Academy where I obtained my X Ray licensing and CPR training. 

It's been wonderful working for South Ocean Dental. Here we are like family. We enjoy seeing our patients and we love seeing them with new beautiful smiles after they accomplish their treatment. I am looking forward to gaining more experience as a Dental Assistant. I am eager to learn all that I can because my plans are to become a dentist in the future. Or perhaps to be a nurse. I am attracted to professions related to health.


Dental Assistant

Straight Outta’ Cali. I love my state and I love serving my people. I find passion in dental assisting and helping you maintain and achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. Rodriguez is a fantastic dentist to work with. I enjoy working with her and the rest of my team every day. I enjoy camping, hiking and going off road and exploring new trails in this beautiful state of California. I hope to continue my career in dental assisting and further my education and become a board certified expanded function dental assistant. Always remember, “You don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”


Front Desk

I’m the receptionist greeting you from the front desk, answering the phone and helping you schedule your dental appointments. I love interacting with our patients and working with the staff here each day, because everyone is so wonderful, patient, kind and helpful. I was born in SoCal, raised in Anaheim. I love to help people, make new friends, and I can’t wait to meet you and help you reach your dental goals. 


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