MEET OUR TEAM
Our friendly team of dental professionals at San Diego Dentistry Studio are dedicated to helping you improve your oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. We are service-oriented, and do everything we can to provide you with quality dental treatments and help you feel at ease in our dental studio. We invite you to contact us at 858-257-3412 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tim Garofolo and learn more about our comprehensive dentistry in San Diego and Rancho Bernardo, California.
Audrey has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 9 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 2008. Throughout her studies, she has researched how to identify the relationship between periodontal disease and inflammatory biomarkers in the body. Audrey possesses a laser certification in order to provide a higher standard of care allowing for faster recoveries and fewer complications during treatment. Outside of Dentistry, she enjoys hiking with her dog Zebe and reading non-fiction.
Born and raised in Southern California, I have been in dentistry for over 7 years. From my first visit to San Diego Dentistry Studio I knew I wanted to be part of their team. If I wasn’t hired as their dental assistant I knew I would be their new patient. Being able to take my passion of dentistry and work in such a relaxed spa like setting was a dream. I love what I do, and enjoy being a part of a professional dental team that provides exceptional dental care. When I’m not dedicating my time to helping patients achieve their perfect smiles I am spending time with my two dogs, Lola and Maverick, enjoying everything San Diego has to offer or traveling to new and fun places whenever I get the chance. I am fortunate to have a rewarding opportunity by having such an impact on our patients by helping them achieve their best smile.
I’ve been in dentistry for over 14 years. Patient advocacy has been a passion and a challenge that has always aligned with my overall enjoyment of building long lasting personal relationship with people. Working through treatment concerns and creating financial plans while providing 5-star service with the end goal of helping my patients achieve a bigger and brighter smile, drives me every day.When I’m not thinking about dentistry, in my free time I am scuba diving every chance I get and love spending quality time with my family and friends!
Jessica has over seven years of experience as an assistant. She has a passion for dentistry and takes great pride in working with the team at San Diego Dentistry Studio. Jessica enjoys attending continuing education courses in order to stay up to date with the newest technology. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is helping patients enhance their oral health and assisting Doctor Garofolo in creating a beautiful smile. When Jessica is not focused on dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
Lauren has been living in the beautiful city of San Diego for two years, but was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She’s currently achieving her Masters in Business Administration while working full-time at the best dental office in town, San Diego Dentistry Studio. Lauren also has a dance background of 19 years, and she achieved her teaching license from the Royal Academy of Dance in England — she was the youngest United States student to graduate from the program! When she’s not at the office, you can find Lauren teaching ballet at a local dance studio and going to dog parks with her rescue pup, Harrison!
Shiva has been practicing dental hygiene for 5 years. She obtained her Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene at UCSF in 2015. In 2016, she published a study on Perceptions Related to Use of Electronic Cigarettes among California College Students in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Shiva is the President of the San Diego Dental Hygiene Society and has served as Vice President. She is also an Independent Educator for Waterpik.
Outside of the dental field, she likes to ride her motorcycle, hike with her dog, and play the piano. Shiva is representing San Diego County for the MISS CA USA competition on December 1-3 and would be honored to have her communities support.
We have a very special team member at San Diego Dentistry Studio that adds to our calming and tranquil atmosphere. We would like to introduce you to Karter. He is a certified U.S. Service Dog and specializes in giving guests a little extra TLC. Our guests may request him for additional emotional support, and he may accompany them during simple procedures and cleanings. He resides in the front office and his calming snores may be observed from the waiting room all the way back to the guest suites. Make sure you introduce yourself to him upon visiting us.