At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of San Diego dental professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Michelle Elwood, Office Manager
Michelle has 18 years of front desk experience and 7 of those years she has been working at the office of Dr. Kretz. She is a proud mother of two and is happily married. Michelle also enjoys attending her children’s outdoor activities such as soccer, golf and bike riding. She loves to travel to Las Vegas and New York City.
Michele W., R.D.A.E.F.
Michele is a San Diego native. She has been a registered dental assistant with expanded functions for over 20 years. Michele has worked for Dr. Kretz for 14 years. She has 4 dogs and is our resident dog “Guru”. She loves to attend dog shows.
Sara White, R.D.A.
Sara was born and raised in East San Diego County. She graduated from Concorde Career Institute at the top of her class in September of 2004 with a certification in Dental Assisting. Sara enjoys assisting with oral surgery, working with children and taking x-rays.
She is a Registered Dental Assistant with 8 years of dental assisting experience. Sara and her husband Gerry are the proud parents of their son Tyler.
In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, going to the desert and helping to take care of the many animals her family has at home.
Cheryl Underwood, R.D.H.
Cheryl has been practicing dental hygiene for thirty plus years after graduating from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. The main focus of her job is helping and educating patients to improve not only their oral health, but attain a sense of total-well being. In addition, the opportunity for continuing relationships with her patients is a crucial element in the enjoyment of her chosen profession. Working with Dr. Kretz for over twenty-six years has certainly been the foundation for this type of connection. A warm and personal approach to each patient is often times the outcome of the long-term interactions she has fostered.
In her free time, Cheryl loves motorcycling with her husband, Mark, to Temecula, Palm Springs and the nearby beach communities. Yoga and Zumba classes help keep her healthy and are a great outlet for relaxing. Mark and Cheryl have taken cooking classes and utilize the new recipes for small dinners.
She has two grown children; a daughter recently married and a son employed in a local jewelry/antique store. Cheryl also has two stepchildren, a daughter out of college and a son finishing high school.
Pam Fraser, R.D.H
Pam has been living in San Diego for 17 years and has been blessed to work for Dr. Kretz 16 of the years .Pam has enjoyed working in Point Loma and getting to know her patients and watching their families grow and head off to college. Pam has enjoyed being a hygienist and caring for patients. Pam graduated with a bachelors in the San Francisco Bay Area and then moved to San Diego and graduated from Cypress Dental Hygiene Program in Orange County. Pam has a 16 year old daughter who is busy keeping up with school and preparing to apply to nursing school for college. She keeps Pam on her toes!
Adrian Lugo, R.D.H.
Adrian attended Loma Linda University and graduated with his Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Adrian has been a practicing dental hygienist with Dr. Kretz since 2004. He is active in continuing education and has completed his Alternative Practice licensure. As a full time hygienist at Dr. Kretz’s office, Adrian also currently treats patients with severe disabilities and homebound conditions in the comfort of their homes. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys the outdoors, he is an avid fisherman, hunter and traveler.