12112 Scripps Summit Dr. Suite #C, San Diego, CA 92131

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Dr. Tony Hatch

Dr. Anthony Hatch earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Maryland, where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Hatch stays ahead of the latest advances in smile makeover and traditional dental treatments, including the latest high-tech equipment and procedures. He truly loves dentistry and spends hours reading the latest dental literature and hundreds of hours each year attending lectures on new procedures and materials.Dr. Hatch also loves dentistry because of his great patients. He takes the time to get to know each patient. That extra time is really appreciated by everyone who comes to him. He not only cares about what has to be done in order to have good dental health, but he also takes the time to get to know the patient’s “wants.” This type of commitment is not only evident by the great dentistry he gives his patients, but also by the smile on his patients’ faces.Dr. Hatch enjoys working with his great staff as well. After spending several years as an associate for another group practice, he and his wife started and owned The Hatch Dental Group in Maryland for 4+ years prior to moving to San Diego. They built an exceptional dental office with an excellent staff that they were very proud of. They are enjoying the process of doing it all over again in San Diego.

Are you a native San Diegan?
Nope. Originally from Detroit, Michigan.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
My fantastic staff and great patients.

Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great music. What is the first concert you attended?
WHITE SNAKE!! What a great 80’s hair band.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
Hanging with my kids as well as my best friend and wife of 17 years. I also like traveling and playing guitar.


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Dr. Shivi Gupta

Dr. Shivi Gupta has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 10 years, focusing on family and cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Gupta is committed to providing outstanding, up-to-date dental service to her patients and stays current with the latest procedures and technology by regularly attending continuing education conferences and seminars.

Dr. Gupta’s goal is for her patients to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times while under her care. She involves each of her patients in all treatment decisions by taking the time to review X-rays and digital photos together.

Upon graduating from dental school in her home country of Canada, Dr. Gupta completed an additional one-year residency in advanced education in general dentistry at the renowned University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio.

When not in the office treating her patients, Dr. Gupta enjoys the beautiful San Diego weather with her husband and children.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I am originally from Canada. I did a residency in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to sunny San Diego.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
The wonderful patients and the amazing people I work with every day.

What is the first concert you attended?
Poison!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I like enjoying everything San Diego has to offer with my friends and family. When it does rain here in San Diego, I try to catch up on my movie watching.


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Dr. Heather Russell

Dr. Heather Russell got her bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Washington University. Prior to dental school, she worked in Seattle at the Northwest Tissue Center, a non-profit organization that provides human tissue for transplant. She and her husband moved to Los Angeles, where Dr. Russell obtained her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Fight On! Dr. Russell has a heart for underserved populations, and while in dental school, she served on many dental mission trips to Central America, including Belize, Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Following dental school, Dr. Russell completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the esteemed Cedars-Sinai Hospital. She has been practicing dentistry in San Diego over the last couple of years and is really excited to join the Scripps Rock Dental team!

Dr. Russell believes that all patients should be treated like family. She cares about delivering quality dentistry in a fun, relaxed environment where patients can feel at ease. She loves getting to know her patients and figuring out what is important to them and their oral health. Dr. Russell is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego Dental Society. She spends many hours each year on continuing education to stay up to the date in the latest dental technologies and procedures.

Are you a native San Diegan? If not, where did you come from?
I was born and raised in Washington State, but am in LOVE with San Diego, and this is my home now.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
The awesome team, the incredible energy in the office, the state-of-the-art technology we offer, and our amazing patients!

What is the first concert you attended?
Britney Spears at the Gorge Amphitheater in 2000.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I am blessed to spend time with my husband; our beagle, Miley; and all of our amazing friends. I enjoy the beach, running, hiking, and soaking up the SoCal sunshine!


 

Meet Our Team

Our friendly and experienced team of dental professionals at Scripps Rock Dental care for each and every person that visits our practice.  When you visit our office, we focus on you and your needs, providing comprehensive dental care for you and your family in a fun, music-themed environment.  Patients travel from all around the San Diego, California, area to meet with our dentists, including Alpine, Bonita, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Del Mar, La Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Saber Springs, and Scripps Ranch.  We invite you to call us at 858-530-0300 to schedule your appointment!

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Jessica – Office Manager

My husband and I have lived in San Diego since he got stationed here 4 years ago. We are expecting our first baby in June and are SO excited.

Are you a native San Diegan?
No. I was born in New Jersey and raised in North Carolina.

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
The awesome staff and patients!

What is the first concert you attended?
I’ve never been to one.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I like to hang out with my husband and friends and explore San Diego. I also love watching movies!


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Brooke – Dental Hygienist

I came into the dental field right out of high school and became a dental assistant. I worked for a cosmetic dentist and my orthodontist for 10 years prior to becoming a hygienist. I completed the dental hygiene program at Cerritos College and have been a hygienist ever since!

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born in Coronado, but grew up in the Los Angeles area. Now, I’m back in San Diego with my husband and family.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love working with such a great team and in such a fun atmosphere. And, of course, the music!

What is the first concert you attended?
Lollapalooza in ’94! Not a bad first concert to go to!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I enjoy spending time with my husband and my Rottweiler, Rocco, at the beach. I also enjoy Muay Thai Kickboxing, which I’ve been doing since I was in my 20’s. I have trained for competitions, but now I just enjoy doing it as a source of exercise. Great stress reliever!


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Diana – Dental Hygienist

I knew I wanted to be a dental hygienist when I was a junior in high school. I was one of those kids who always loved going to the dentist and getting their teeth cleaned, so the pieces seemed to fall perfectly in place when deciding my career path. I received my degree from San Joaquin Valley College over 3 years ago and have been practicing hygiene ever since. I could not be happier!

Are you a native San Diegan?
No. I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life. Originally from a small town called Yucaipa. I am now in love with San Diego and don’t see myself ever leaving this beautiful city.

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love the energy of the office. Everyone I work with is so positive and eager to help out one another. The upbeat music and amazing patients are also awesome contributors.

What is the first concert you attended?
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; I’m a country girl at heart!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I enjoy staying active, whether it’s in the gym or being outdoors. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family while discovering new restaurants or hidden gems this city has to offer.


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Monica – Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field for 11 years now. I started as an assistant and after realizing that I love what I do, I went back to school to become a hygienist. Now I have my dream job and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

Are you a native San Diegan?
No, I was born in Mexico and came here with my dad when I was 4 years old. I absolutely love sunny San Diego and everything that it has to offer. Never moving.

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
There are a few things that I love about Scripps Rock Dental: the friendly atmosphere, how much everyone that works here cares about the patients, and of course the music.

What is the first concert you attended?
The first concert I attended was Britney Spears with my sisters when I was 14 years old.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I have two amazing, beautiful kids that I love to spend all my time with when I’m not working. We love to watch movies, go to the park, and take naps together.


Emily – Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Scripps Ranch, where I am the youngest of four children. I went to SDSU, where I was a swimmer, and graduated with a B.A. in sociology. After college, I worked as a beach lifeguard and in applied behavior analysis with autistic children. When my hygienist told me to look into dental hygiene, knowing my personality, she knew it would be the perfect career for me. After just one day of shadowing in her office I walked out elated, because I finally knew what I wanted to do with my life! I then went to Loma Linda University and got a B.S. in dental hygiene, and moved back down to San Diego with my husband to start our family.

Are you a native San Diegan?
Yes! I’m from Scripps Ranch. I could only be away from San Diego for four years and wanted to be back home.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love how much the whole office really cares about their patients. The balance between professional and fun is a tough environment to master, but Scripps Rock does it with ease!

What is the first concert you attended?
Spice Girls for my 11th birthday!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I have a baby girl named Riley and two big dogs, so I usually spend my weekend with my husband taking them to Fiesta Island. We are also on a constant search trying to find the best eggs benedict and mocha in San Diego. Recommendations are always welcome!


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Enza – Dental Assistant

I earned a degree in business administration in Italy, where I am originally from. I moved to the United States in 2000. I worked as a model for 5 years and was a hotel manager while I was working on my degree as a dental assistant. I have a 10-year-old son that I love to spend time with. I live downtown and really enjoy all that downtown San Diego has to offer.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born in Palermo, Italy, and moved to San Diego in 2000.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love my coworkers and the office environment which can only be described as “beautiful.” I also think that our doctors are AMAZING!
What is the first concert you attended?
I attended an outdoor concert in Italy with a lot of bands. It was a blast!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I really enjoy spending time with my son and my friends trying new restaurants.


Jenna – Dental Assistant

I moved to San Diego five years ago, when I came on a vacation but quickly decided to stay! I am a thriving single mother to my 3-year-old son, Kingsley. I have been a dental assistant since 2010.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, but moved to San Diego in 2013.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
Being able to learn and grow daily due to the support of the Scripps Rock Dental team! Our fabulous patients make it a joy to come to work everyday as well.

What is the first concert you attended?
In October 2002, my parents took me to see Paul McCartney in Columbus, Ohio! Definitely one of the top three best concerts I’ve been to.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
You can find me and my son near the water! We both love to be either in a pool or in the ocean on weekends. Water sporting and adventures are our escape.


Jackie – Front Office

I have lived in San Diego for 23 years and have loved every minute of it! I attended school for dental assisting in 2013 and upon completion I joined the amazing staff here at Scripps Rock Dental. After 3 years of working as a dental assistant, I now have the pleasure of working as the treatment coordinator for three of the most amazing dentists in San Diego.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born in Glendora, California and moved to San Diego with my family in 1995.

What do you like most about working and Scripps Rock Dental?
I really enjoy interacting with the patients!

What is the first concert you attended?
The first concert I attended was a Christina Aguilera concert, it was amazing!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
When I am not at Scripps Rock Dental I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, family, and friends. I also enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures around the world.


Jasmine – Front Office

I have lived from coast to coast my entire life, between the Bronx in New York and San Diego. I finally decided at 18 years old that San Diego is where I am going to stay and call home. In college I majored in social work and knew I wanted to work with and help people. I started off in the medical field managing a chiropractic office by myself, but wanted to branch out and work with a team. I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing Scripps Rock Dental team that is always putting our patients first.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born here, but moved to New York was when I was 10 months old.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
The positive atmosphere as soon as you walk in. I love our patients and the relationships we build with them, and of course our team… I mean they ROCK!

What is the first concert you attended?
My first concert was Britney Spears when I was 8 years old.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love hiking and spending time with friends. My life lately has been all about relaxing and movies though as I am expecting my first daughter in October.


Lesly – Front Office

My family and I have lived in San Diego since 1999. I have worked in the customer service field a little over five years but this is my first experience in the medical field. I can honestly say that it is very rewarding because I am learning something new every day.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I am originally from Mexico City but grew up in San Diego.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love how helpful the entire staff is. They are making this experience a great one! There is never a dull moment.

What is the first concert you attended?
My first concert experience was a Channel 93.3 Summer Kick-Off Concert.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I like to play basketball, spend time with family and friends, and attend concerts.


Monique – Front Office

My sister was a periodontal assistant and always had such a passion for dentistry that she inspired me to get into the field. After working with kids for over 10 years, I decided to obtain my RDA license and switched to the dental field! Before coming to Scripps Rock, I spent the last year and half as an oral surgery assistant.

Are you a native San Diegan?
Yes! I was born and raised right here in North County, Encinitas.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love walking into work and seeing all of the smiling faces of my coworkers. I feel so fortunate to be part of such an amazing team!

What is the first concert you attended?
My best friend and her mom took me to see Janet Jackson when I was in junior high.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
In my free time I enjoy traveling, camping, live music, exploring our city’s culinary scene, and of course since I’m lucky enough to be in San Diego, relaxing at the beach!


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Laura

My background is in HR and marketing. I went to Eastern Michigan University and Johns Hopkins University for my master’s. Prior to dental, I was an IT recruiter and outside sales. After meeting my wonderful husband (he made me say that), I used what I had learned toward helping both our offices, first in Maryland and now in San Diego, grow and offer great customer service. My position is to make sure that our office offers the best quality and customer care possible for each and every one of our patients. I welcome you to our office and hope you will enjoy every moment.

Are you a native San Diegan?
I grew up as an army brat. I moved around a lot and spent a few of my formative years in Germany. I went to college in Michigan, where I met a cute wannabe dentist. We moved to Maryland for a while, where we built our first practice. It just took one trip to the west coast to change everything. We loved the weather and the people and knew we needed to be here.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I enjoy working with such a great staff. Everyone who works here genuinely cares about giving the very best care 100% of the time.

What is the first concert you attended?
Huey Lewis and the News.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
Shopping, traveling and spending time with my family.

 

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