Meet The Team

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. 



Mark A. Kretz, DDS, APC

Family & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Mark A. Kretz was born in Los Angeles and raised in Buena Park, CA.  He attended UCLA as an undergraduate and received his D.D.S. from USC in 1981.  He completed a General Practice Residency program at Travis A.F.B., CA.  He completed his U.S.A.F. scholarship commitment at Luke A.F.B., AZ in 1986.  Dr. Kretz assumed ownership of Dr. Greg Hauser’s practice in 1988.

Dr. Kretz is proud to welcome patients to a practice that strives for compassion, empathy, and experience with education striving to provide excellent dental care.  His philosophy is that we are a service that provides outstanding care and clinical results.

Dr. Kretz has received special training in dental implants, sedation dentistry, and endodontic and periodontal care.  He focuses on complete care with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry.

He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1984.  He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the San Diego Implant Study Club.

Dr. Kretz and his wife, Lori have been married for 31 years.  They are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter.  He enjoys reading, fly-fishing, golfing, attending his son’s soccer games, and playing with his two Shelties.

Dr. Danielle McCourt

General Dentist

Dr. Danielle McCourt grew up in Glendale, Arizona in an Air Force family, and fell in love with San Diego when her family would spend their summer vacations here. When her older sister went to dental school, Dr. McCourt’s eyes were opened to the profession of dentistry and the way it can positively impact her community. Dr. McCourt attended the University of San Diego and received a degree in Chemistry with Honors. She then went to Houston, Texas to the University of Texas School of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top ten of her class. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.

Dr. McCourt is passionate about dentistry and helping her patients achieve optimal health through providing high quality dental care to every patient who comes into the office. She attends continuing education courses to expand her expertise and belongs to professional dental societies to remain current on important issues affecting the field.

Dr. McCourt lives in Point Loma with her husband Jeff and their son Milo. Their favorite pastimes are walking through the neighborhood with their golden retriever Finley, visiting local restaurants, and spending family time at the beach.

Veronica Baker

Office Manager


Veronica has over 18 years of Front Office & Management experience, she obtained most of her experience while working at an Ambulatory Surgery Center in Spokane, WA. She also has experience working with pediatric patients and patients with disabilities. She prides herself in providing great customer service and truly enjoys what she does. When away from the office, Veronica enjoys to be in the company of her three adult children and grandson. She enjoys going on walks, the movies and reading.

Laura Munoz, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant/Assistant Administrator

Laura has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 18 years. She enjoys assisting with patients and providing them with quality dental care. Laura was raised in Orange County and is the proud mother of three children, whom she adores. Some of Laura's hobbies include spending time with her family, friends, picnics and other out-door activities.

Pam Fraser, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

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, RDH, AP

Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

Chanda Vega, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Chanda just moved to San Diego area one year ago. She graduated from Loma Linda Dental School with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Chanda has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over twenty years and working with Dr. Kretz for one year. She is married and has two boys. She and her family have a band and play worship music at their Church on the weekends. Chanda loves living in San Diego.


Sara White, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Sara is a Registered Dental Assistant who has had the pleasure of assisting Dr. Kretz since 2010. Her favorite aspects of dentistry include oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. A San Diego native, Sara and her husband, Gerry, are the proud parents of their sons Tyler and Hunter. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, and camping.

Michelle Perez

Assistant Administrator/RDH

Michelle has been working for Dr. Kretz since 2004 while attending school. After graduating from Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program, Michelle worked as a dental hygienist until after her second daughter was born. Since 2018 Michelle has been working behind the scenes and filling in when needed. In her spare time, Michelle loves spending time with her husband, David and two daughters as well as reading and making rosaries.

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