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Center For Dental Restorations Team
Our team is led by Pamela A. MacPherson, DDS, FACP, the only female board-certified prosthodontist in San Diego County. Each team member at Center for Dental Restorations is dedicated to providing you with top-quality dental care.
Patient Coordinator/Office Manager
Victoria moved down to San Diego from Northern California in 2011 to enjoy this beautiful city she now calls home. Victoria enjoys all types of outdoor activities, especially hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her dog. She also loves music and enjoys going to see live performances.
Victoria joined Center for Dental Restorations in 2013. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She loves that her job combines her dedication to customer service with the responsibilities of business management. Victoria assists new and existing patients with all aspects of their experience. This includes scheduling appointments, insurance verification/questions, explaining treatment plans, financing options, and any other assistance patients may need. She also keeps the team organized and ready to assist patients at any time through her role as office manager. Victoria’s favorite part of her job is watching patients leave with happy, healthy smile.
“I’m so lucky to be a part of such a great team! I am always so pleased when patients express how happy they are to have found us and can now feel comfortable and confident about their smile,” said Victoria.
Born and raised here in San Diego, Ashley enjoys all of the activities this sunshine city has to offer. Some of her favorite things to do include hiking, snowboarding, cooking, and traveling when she can. She is also one of Michael Jackson’s biggest fans!
Building on her 13 years of professional experience in customer service, Ashley is very excited to join as the newest member of the team. Ashley’s role is to assist both chairside and in the front of the office when needed. She primarily helps chairside to assist Dr. MacPherson during procedures, however, she acts as an all-around team player by helping with any other tasks that arise. As she continues to learn more about dentistry, she understands dentistry is an art and a highly developed skill.
“Dr. MacPherson is very detailed with patients and continuously stays on top of what’s happening in the dental world,” said Ashley. “She wants to make sure patients leave happy, and they do.”
Here, patients know going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary. To keep teeth strong and healthy, Ashley’s advice to patients is: “Stay informed about your dental health.”
Registered Dental Assistant
Originally from New Jersey, Teresa moved to California in 2001. Outside of work, Teresa enjoys spending time in the sunlight walking, hiking, or tending her garden. Her favorite flower is the sunflower.
Teresa, a Registered Dental Assistant and graduate of Bryman Dental Assistant School, has been working in the dental field for more than 25 years. Committed to creating a calm and welcoming environment for patients, Teresa enjoys getting to know each patient and addresses any questions or concerns they may have. She assists Dr. MacPherson with all procedures ranging from routine to complex. After so many years of working side by side, patients can’t help but notice how well Dr. MacPherson and Teresa work together alongside the rest of the team.
One of Teresa’s favorite parts of her job is seeing patients overcome their fear of dentistry. “I am proud to be a part of Dr. MacPherson’s team and to be able to help restore patients’ smiles and confidence.”
Rather than run room to room, both Teresa and Dr. MacPherson remain with the patient as long as needed to complete a procedure, explain treatments, or address any concerns the patient may have.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Not only is Valeria an all-star hygienist, she is also a co-owner of a local Coffee Shop in Mission Hills called Heartworks. She enjoys being a Barista and practicing her Latte Art and tasting coffees from all over the world. She also enjoys spending time with her Husband and dog, as well as hiking, traveling and hunts for good vinyl records.
As of 2017, this San Diego native carries sixteen years’ experience in the dental profession: twelve years as a dental assistant and five years as a dental hygienist. Graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Science: Dental Hygiene, she is dedicated to quality patient care, thoroughness, and gentle customer service. She is bi-lingual in English and Spanish, and takes pride in educating/coaching her patients so that they can manage and improve their oral health.
When she was a dental assistant she enjoyed working for Prosthodontists and is excited to be working alongside Dr. MacPherson.
“I am excited to join this wonderful dental team and help every patient with their dental and overall health”, Valeria feels strongly about the systemic connection with oral bacteria, and wants to help everyone with prevention knowledge.