Meet the Staff

Oral Surgery and Dental Implants Team Santa Barbara & Lompoc CA

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Angela

A veteran with Dr. Kiken, Angela heads the surgical assisting team.  She is certified as an oral surgery assistant for hospital and surgical suite surgeries.  Her warm nature always makes our patients and teammates feel well taken care of.  She has been invaluable to the practice for over 25 years!

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Cande

Cande has been with Dr. Kiken for over 13 years as his surgical assistant.  As a certified oral surgery assistant she assists in hospital and surgical suite surgeries.  Cande has over 12 years of prior experience in dental assisting and management.  Her wonderful, positive nature always makes everyone’s day better.  She has a smile and a joke for everyone!  Her husband and two sons keep her busy!

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Cristina and Brewski

A Santa Barbara native with decades of consulting experience with dental specialists, Cristina is the Regional Manager of the Santa Barbara and Lompoc offices.  She enjoys making the workplace a happy and healthy environment.  Brewski is our part-time therapy dog who helps patients feel comforted when in need.  He loves to lend a helping hand!

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Jana

Our Insurance Supervisor, Jana, has been with Dr. Kiken for over five years and expertly manages our patient insurance coordination.  Native to Santa Barbara and a graduate of UCSB in Environmental Studies, Jana helps keep our whole office green and environmentally friendly.

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Joni

A veteran of the dental community, Joni brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our patients.  She is the loving mother of two girls and has one beautiful grandson. Her rescued dog, JJ, is the apple of her eye.  As our Surgery Scheduler, she makes sure everything is prepared for each patient.  Her warmth and sparkly nature keeps our patients and teammates smiling!

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Meghan

Meghan is our Front Office Supervisor.  She is our Ambassador of Good Will who loves taking care of our patients.  Everything she does makes our patients’ experience great from start to finish.  She is also our liaison with Cottage Hospital and helps schedule our more advanced procedures.  A native of Santa Barbara, she loves being a mother to her two darling kiddos.

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MARIE

Our dedicated Assistant Manager, Marie, has been in the dental field for nearly a decade and has customer service that makes her the nicest person in dentistry!  Her teammates love working with her and are happy when she walks in the door.  Her two little ones keep her on her toes.  If you need a helping hand, Marie is your go-to!

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ALYSSA

Alyssa is the spunky leader of our Surgical Team in Lompoc.  As a Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant, she takes care of our patients from start to finish on their procedure day.  Always the spark of energy in the office, Alyssa lends her humor and wit to every situation, helping to make our patients feel at ease.

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MARIA

Our Scheduling Supervisor, Maria, always makes sure our patients are taken care of from start to finish.  Her can-do attitude means everything is ready for every patient prior to treatment.  Her two kids and college career keep her busy.  Maria is our shooting star on her way up!

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Janet

Janet is our amazing front and back office assistant who does it all.  She makes appointments, checks insurance benefits, assists in surgery and all with a smile on her face.  An amazing asset to our team in every capacity, Janet makes every day seem like a breeze.  Her two daughters and granddaughter keep her creative mind flowing!  She is a joy to patients and staff alike.