Does flossing seem like a waste of time? If you are a thorough tooth brusher, you may wonder if there is really anything that flossing can do that brushing cannot. After you spend several minutes ...View Article
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At Authentic Dental Designs, every member of our staff is friendly, professional, and experienced. We are committed to providing each of our La Mesa and San Diego patients with personalized care and exceptional service. We strive to maximize the one-on-one time with each patient and to completely answer any questions they have about their treatment. Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for every patient.
Our La Mesa dental professionals are dedicated to providing quality, advanced care to our family of patients. We endeavor to provide comprehensive dental examinations, a complete selection of cosmetic services, and the best possible restorative oral health care in La Mesa and the San Diego areas. Make an appointment today or come in to meet our friendly La Mesa staff.
Growing up on the island of Java, Indonesia, Jemma first-handedly experienced the horrors of bad dental care. This allowed her passion of dentistry to bloom and has driven her to dedicating the rest of her life to improving peoples’ symbol of happiness: their smiles. Committed to this dream, she is finishing up her Bachelors’ degree in Biology at San Diego State University and will be applying to dental school in the spring of 2017. At the moment, she is on the executive board of the SDSU Pre-Dental club, part of the CPO committee, and has been appointed
coordinator of SDSU’s 2014-2016 Preventive Dentistry class after excelling in her position as a director of the class during her sophomore year. In addition to these positions, helping out at Dr. Clarke’s loving office is developing her knowledge in dentistry even more and excites her tremendously for her humble, dental future.
Bles A. Segaya, our meticulous hygienist, is known at our office for her renowned knowledge of not only hygiene, but dentistry as well. Graduating from both dental school in the Philippines in 1990 and San Joaquin Valley College in 2005 for hygiene has set her apart from all other hygienists in that she has a well-rounded understanding in dental treatment. As our RDH, her evident D.D.S background allows her to provide our valued patients with a thorough, more comfortable, and more effective visit. Not only is Bles exceedingly zealous about helping her patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles in an unsurpassed way, but she is also a believer in overall bodily health. Blending daily fruit and veggie smoothies, hiking to San Diego’s most beautiful views, and kayaking on the big blue help her stay physically fit and healthy. Just like Bles can express her joy with these activities with her smile, she has dedicated her time to maintaining her patients’ ability to enjoy the same pleasure. This has, above all, been her most valued accomplishment during her 24 years in the dental field.
Nicole graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing, and later attended Grand Rapids Community College for her Dental Hygiene degree. She enjoys dental hygiene because of the interesting people she meets and the lives she touches through patient care and education. She loves the feedback she receives from patients about how her recommendations hel
ped them achieve their optimal oral health. Nicole is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to San Diego for the beautiful weather. Outside the office, she enjoys family time with her husband, three beautiful daughters, and dog. She also spends time running and traveling.
Nadia is a compassionate and driven, Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Loma Linda
University where she developed a commitment to life long learning according to evidence based research and treatment options. Her professional goals include helping patients discover their hidden smile and collaborating with the treatment team to be more efficient and precise in their work. Outside the professional arena, Nadia enjoys the outdoors and fitness including anything from camping to rock climbing to morning exercise groups.
Being very people-oriented, the relationships Doina forms with her patients is a major reason she enjoys working with Dr. Clarke as a Registered Dental Assistant. As she seats her patients, many notice her accent and ask where she is from. She will always gladly subside their curiosity and talk about how she was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania and moved to sunny San Diego with her handy husband and lovely daughter. Practicing as a Registered Nurse in Romania and now enjoying her life as a RDA, Doina has dedicated her whole life to the medical field. The rewarding part of her career has been making patients comfortable and happy with their smiles in a loving environment. Doina believes that technology immensely improves the quality of care our patients receive, therefore establishing Dr. Clarke’s office as the perfect place for her to first-handedly experience and learn about how satisfied our patients are when they leave the office.