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The Scripps Ranch Dental Team

Meet the dentists that care for each and every person who seeks help regarding the appearance of their smile.  Individuals travel from Rancho Penasquitos, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, and all over San Diego, CA for our services at Scripps Rock Dental.

Dr. Hatch

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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.

So 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.


Dr. Gupta

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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 everyday.

So Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great music. 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.


Dr. Russell

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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 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!


Asst-Rebecca

A little bit about Rebecca…I grew up in Cadillac, MI with two sisters, a brother and wonderful parents. I moved to southern Michigan for college and graduated from Kalamazoo Valley with my Dental Hygiene degree after trying two other colleges and about ten other majors. My education is “well rounded” because I couldn’t settle on just one major.
I married my husband Michael the same day he graduated with his Master of Divinity degree. We moved to Denver, CO and stayed there for two and a half years while he finished his hospital chaplaincy education. After 9/11 he joined the Navy and has served as a Chaplain for ten years. We feel very blessed to be stationed in San Diego! It looks like we will be here for a long time and we couldn’t be happier.

Are you a native San Diegan? If not, where did you come from?
I grew up in Northern Michigan. I then moved to Kalamazoo, MI for college then to Denver, then to 29 Palms where my husband served with the Marines. Finally to sunny San Diego!

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental (formerly Hatch Dental)?
There is so much that I love about Scripps Rock! Most of all I love the way they view patient care. What matters most to the Scripps Rock team is the patients’ health. The people here are amazing and deliver top-notch dental care. I also love how spacious and fun the office is. And, of course the music is always great!
What is the first concert you attended?
Acapella at Ferris State University

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love to hike! I am also a regular at the movie theater.


Asst-Jessica

A little bit about Jessica…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!
So Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great music. 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, friends, and explore San Diego. I also love watching movies!


Asst-Enza

A little bit about Enza…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!
So Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great music. 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.


Laura

A little bit about Laura…My background is in HR and Marketing. I went to Eastern Michigan University and Johns Hopkins University for my masters. 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.
So Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great music. 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.


Brooke

A little bit about Brooke…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!

So Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great 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!


Jackie

A little bit about Jackie…I am 22 Years old and live in North County San Diego. I come from a huge family! I have 10 siblings, all of which are in California (somewhere), whom I love spending time with. When I am not ROCKING OUT at Scripps Rock, I am usually studying or babysitting. I started my studies at California University, San Marcos, completed dental assisting school at California Dental Certifications in Downtown San Diego and am currently in school to become a dental hygienist. I have been a part of the Scripps Rock Dental Team since the moment I got out of Dental assisting school and Have Absolutely LOVED every minute of it. Between all of the Doctors here I have received more training and knowledge in dentistry than I could have ever imagined!

Are you a native San Diegan?
Yes, I don’t ever plan on leaving. I love San Diego!

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

What is the first concert you attended?
Christina Aguilera


Diana

A little bit about Diana…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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A little bit about Jerome…Right after high school I joined the U.S Navy. I completed two tours in Iraq. Spent a year in South Korea and was stationed in Georgia for two years. I got out and jumped into the dental field!

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born in Santa Clara, CA. Then moved to Imperial Beach when I was four years old.

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I like the advanced dentistry the doctors provide to the wonderful patients that come into our office.

What is the first concert you attended?
Boys II Men concert sponsored by Military MWR.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
Spending time with my mom, my car and my family.


alexisA little bit about Alexis…I earned my nursing assistant certificate in Idaho, where I am originally from, during my senior year of high school. I always thought I was going to go through nursing school until I became part of the awesome team here at Scripps Rock Dental and found a passion for the dental world! I love talking with people and always look forward to greeting our patients who walk through the door. I moved to San Diego 3 years ago after I married my husband, Brandon. We love to explore all of San Diego with our two doggies, Kahn and Tucker, and love everything San Diego has to offer us!

Are you a native San Diegan?
No, I was born and raised in a small town called Rigby in Idaho. There were less than 3,000 people with only 3 stoplights. It was also known as “The Birthplace of Television!” I have been in San Diego for 3 years now ever since my husband was stationed here, and it is now my home.

What do you like most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I LOVE our awesome patients! The team here works closely together to deliver our patients the best dental care they deserve. Plus, the music and Rock-N- Roll theme makes everyday a fun day!
So Scripps Rock Dental is all about great dentistry and great music.

What is the first concert you attended?
My first concert was Hinder at our state fair when I was 16!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
If I am not busy studying or rocking out at work, you can find me spending quality time with my husband and our fur children! We enjoy hiking and exploring new places across San Diego. I also enjoy trying new foods and restaurants.


A little bit about Stephanie…After high school, I earned my AA in Dental Sciences, and have been a dental assistant for a little over 2 years now. After receiving my license, I decided I wanted a little change of scenery so I decided to move to San Diego.Being the youngest in my family and moving all by myself forced me to grow up and be more independent. I am very glad I decided to make the move!

Are you a native San Diegan?
No, I was born and raised in Monterey, CA, then I moved to San Diego, CA. I can honestly say that moving down south was the best thing that I could have ever done!

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love the atmosphere and the people I work with, but most importantly I love helping patients with their oral hygiene.

What is the first concert you attended?
The first concert I went to was N*SYNC.

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
When I’m not rocking out at Scripps Rock, I love being outside and enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather. I also love shopping and going on random little adventures.


A little bit about Lauren…I was born and raised in Seattle Washington and I am a total city girl! I have a very close knit family and I am the only girl! I was a competitive gymnast growing up, I have one sibling who is five years younger than me and we are the best of friends. I moved down to California on a whim and have now lived here for about two years! I I love exploring San Diego and spending time with my friends. I am so excited to be a part of the Scripps Rock Dental family!

Are you a native San Diegan?
No, I am not! Born and raised in Seattle WA <3

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
Great music, great people. What’s not to love?

What is the first concert you attended?
The first concert I went to was an N’SYNC concert!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
When I am not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental I love to spend time with my friends! Being a little newer to San Diego I love to explore, try new restaurants and I can never get enough of shopping!


A little bit about April…I have a passion for road trips, roller coasters, delicious food and great music! Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii has given me an appreciation for nature’s beauty, island culture and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world! I decided to expand my horizons by moving to sunny San Diego in 2015 and met my amazing boyfriend Tim! I absolutely love the culture here and the great adventures SoCal has to offer!

Are you a native San Diegan?
I was born here but moved to the Big Island of Hawaii when I was 7!

What do you like the most about working at Scripps Rock Dental?
The awesome atmosphere, amazing patients and our ROCKSTAR team!

What is the first concert you attended?
Sugarland was my very first concert!

What do you like to do when you are not rocking out at Scripps Rock Dental?
I love playing Softball, helping my in-laws with their famous Ramona Rodeo and I absolutely love spending time with my boyfriend Tim at our favorite Ramona winery, La Finquita!


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