Meet Our Friendly Dental Team
Liz, Registered Dental Assistant
Elizabeth, or Liz, has almost 5 years of experience in dentistry, and she chose this field based on a good experience she once had with a registered dental assistant. Liz is originally from Escondido and she attended Kaplan in Vista, CA. She has advanced training in Invisalign and CEREC.
Liz’s favorite game is Catch Phrase, and she has a 10-year-old rat terrier named Zoey. In her free time, she loves taking Zoey to the park and also experimenting with makeup. Liz’s favorite drink at Starbucks is a white chocolate mocha, and she firmly believes what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Margaritas and pedicures are her favorite indulgences, and Liz always sees the glass as half full!
Kelly, Insurance Specialist
Kelly has over 30 years of experience in dentistry, and she says she’s motivated by her love for helping others. The best part of working at our practice, she says, is our amazing patients! Originally from Cardiff by the Sea, Kelly attended Palomar College and is certified in coronal polishing, dental sealants, ultrasonic scaling, and X-rays. Her favorite game is backgammon and, in addition to her 3 children Allistar, Andrew, and Kayla, Kelly has an old lab named Pepper.
Outside of dentistry, Kelly enjoys the beach and skydiving -- she even once flew a plan for a few minutes. If you’re swinging by Starbucks be sure to pick up a triple white iced mocha. She lives by the mantra that nothing is impossible, because if you think about it, the very word is “I’m Possible!” Kelly’s favorite guilty pleasure is chocolate, food is Mexican, and her holiday is, of course, Christmas. And anyone who knows Kelly knows she laughs… a lot!
Amber, Registered Dental Hygienist
Amber has 4 years of experience in dentistry, and she says the best thing about dental hygiene is being able to give patients their smile confidence back! Specially certified in Invisalign and laser dentistry, Amber originally went to school for biology but ended up falling in love with dentistry in the process. Amber is from Mystic, CT, and she describes her family as “large, loud, and loves to gossip.” She’s a big Patriots fan and, in her spare time, Amber likes experimenting with makeup and fashion. Her Starbucks favorite is green tea lemonade and she’s a firm believer that “only you determine your future.” If you want to make Amber happy, bring her watermelon sour patches or tell her that it’s Christmas!
Leah, Registered Dental Hygienist
Leah has been working in the dental field for several years now. She chose this career because she loves smiling and helping people improve their smiles too, as well as their overall health! Originally from Fond du Lac, WI, she studied at Southwestern College in San Diego and has also undergone advanced training in both laser dentistry and Invisalign. Outside of work, she has a husband who is in the Navy and a daughter named Ella. Her family also includes two pets – Kimbo the Pitbull and Nahla the orange tabby cat!
When she isn’t busy at the practice, Leah’s hobbies include traveling, staying active, and going on plenty of adventures with her loved ones. Her favorite food is Mexican street food, as well as anything chocolate – she has the worst sweet tooth! Her positive, happy nature always brightens our patients’ spirits here in Carlsbad.
Charlotte, Registered Dental Assistant
Bio coming soon.
Shylia, Appointment Coordinator
Shylia is brand-new to dentistry, and she can’t wait to learn more about the field and serve our family of patients to the best of her ability! Originally from Swansboro, NC, she studied at Carteret Community College and Coastal Community College. She’s always had a passion for the medical field and helping others, and her position at Dr. Shelton’s office is definitely a great fit for her interests.
Outside of work, Shylia is happily married, and her husband is currently serving in the Marines. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, shopping, going kayaking, and dancing. Her favorite guilty pleasure is chocolate, and her favorite food is definitely Peruvian ceviche. When it comes to her favorite holiday, she likes the time between Halloween and Christmas the best – no contest!
Amanda, Treatment Coordinator
Amanda is originally from Murrieta, and she attended Port Angeles College in Washington for her education, followed by Dental Pros. Today, her career in the oral healthcare field covers well over five years. She loves the fun and talented team she works with here, as well as being able to help patients achieve optimal health and beauty through everyone’s hard work! At home, Amanda and her husband Ronny have a daughter named Aubree, as well as a Lab named Bella.
In her free time, Amanda really enjoys going camping with her family and running. Her favorite holidays are Christmas and Valentine’s day, and her favorite quote is “true knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing,” which was said by Socrates. If she could have any superpower, she’d love being able to fly because it means she could go anywhere at any time (and she wouldn’t have to worry so much about being late either). Her bubbly personality helps our patients smile brighter here at the office every day!