It takes a really special person to work here at Magic Smiles Dentistry. . .

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Dr. Jen

DMD

Dr. Jen received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health Sciences University (DMD). Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Jen worked as a registered dental hygienist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University. Because of her love of children, Dr. Jen has chosen to focus in dentistry for children and young adults. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Jen lives in Rescue with her husband David, their two children Reed and Veronica, and their labradoodle Oscar. In her spare time she competes in triathlons. She is a member of the Ashton Price Triathlon team. Her favorite distance is the Ironman which is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run.

Dr. Jen is committed to providing the very best care for her young patients in a warm, caring and friendly environment. She strives to make each dental visit a positive and fun experience!

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Lynn Ross

13 yrs, Treatment Coordinator

Tell us about your family. I've been married to my husband Dave for 24 years. We have 3 kids — Steven (20), Braden (16), and Amanda (10) — plus 3 cats and 1 dog.

Favorite 90s jam: New Kids on the Block

Where's the best place to eat in the area? Viscontis in Folsom has the best gnocchi and homemade dessert!

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Kristen Oswald

2 yrs, Scheduling Coordinator

Where are you from? Hobbs, New Mexico.

Tell us about your family. I've been married to my awesome man for 20 years! We have 3 teenagers (eeek!) and 3 dogs in 3 sizes: XL Greyhound, M Pit Bull, and Xtra Small Chihuahua.
What is your favorite movie? THE NOTEBOOK!!!! Because it's AMAZING!!

Favorite '90s band? Nsync!

Who inspires you? My 89 year old grandmother who is the sweetest, kindest, bravest, toughest woman I have ever met. LOVE HER!!

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Erica Fairbairn

2 yrs, RDA

Tell us about your family. I’m beyond blessed with an amazing husband Jereme we will be celebrating seven years this August. This year we welcomed a beautiful baby girl. Now we are a happy family of three.

What's your favorite movie? Steel Magnolias melts my heart ❤️

In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you? Courtney Love because I always have roots haha

What do you love about your job? Everything ! My team the fun we have and our love for what we do.

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Cassidy Ornellas

2 yrs, RDA

Tell us about your family. I'm getting married this fall. We have two hunting dogs, and we're just living the country life. I have two wonderful sisters that are my best friends and amazing parents and in-laws-to-be.
Best place to grab a bite? Sourdough Co — they have awesome sandwiches!
What's your favorite sport? Anything with dirt bikes! I’ve been riding & racing dirt bikes since I was a young girl.
What do you love about your job?I just love helping children have a better experience.
What's your favorite holiday? Christmas! I love spending time with family, and it’s such a magical time!
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Theresa Layton

7 yrs, Lead RDA

What's your family like?I married my high school sweetheart, and we have a pretty cool three year old boy who runs the show.
Which TV show are you most likely to binge watch? The Office! I watch it every night before bed. Micheal Scott’s awkwardness calms me, ha!
In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you? Tina Fey, because she is my spirit animal!
Do you have any strange phobias or fears? My husband says he would rather wrestle an alligator than give me eye drops... so I guess you could say I’m scared of my eyes.
What do you love about your job?I love being a part of making a child’s dental experience positive and possible. When a child walks in so scared the parent doesn’t think we can get anything done, and I am able to turn it around with our bag of tricks and fairy dust, and they walk out with their prize so proud of themselves for getting their teeth brushed. That makes my job special.
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Cassie Salstrand

8 yrs, RDA

Tell us about your family! I have 2 wonderful, grown step-sons and a beautiful 6 year-old with my hubby of 9 years. We would love a farm one day, but for now we have a dog, 2 cats, a bunny, two mice, and a beta fish.
What do you love about your job? The kids!
What was your main goal in life when you were 10 years old? To ride my bike without my hands!
Would you be a good President? No, I'm too nice!
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Ashley Taylor

5yrs, RDH

Do you have kids? I’m married, and we have one beautiful daughter who is 2 years old. We also have a Great Dane named Marley and a Boxer named Mia.
What TV show are you most likely to binge watch? This is embarrassing, but probably Teen Mom! I don't know why I love that show so much.
What's your nickname? Ash-Moo (Thanks, Mom!)
Where's the best place to eat around here? In Sutter Creek, I love Element, and in Eldorado Hills, I love Mimosa House. Because brunch is life!
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Estelle Tansey

Financial Coordinator

Where are you from? Sacramento, CA

Tell us about your family: I have one son — active duty US Army Medical Corps.

What most inspires you? A beautiful day. Because they’re finite treasures.

What's your favorite holiday, and why? Christmas! I love baking with my kids and being around family.

“. . . They have to love children, love being a little silly, and be able to provide that extra TLC that our kids need and want.”

 

— Dr. Jen

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Ever wondered if your kids could actually love visiting the dentist? We Have Fun in El Dorado Hills!

We joke around that there’s a little extra fairy dust in the air here at Magic Smiles. We work hard to make going to the dentist a magical experience for the kids — but it’s also true for us! It’s an amazing thing to be able to make a child laugh who’s a little fearful at the dentist, or just hold their hand if they need a little extra TLC.

It takes a special kind of person to work at Magic Smiles. They have to love kids, love being a little silly, and also be able to provide that extra TLC that our kids need and want from us.

This group is so much fun to be around. We laugh all day long! We believe it’s important to get the job done and have a good time while we do it.

The Secret Behind all the Magic and Fairy Dust Is Our Dental Team!

Because we’re parents first, we really, truly treat every child as if they were our own. We know what it’s like to have your child in the chair for the first time. It can cause a little anxiety for the child and for the parent. We’ve been there with our own children, so we understand, and we’re here for you!

We can’t wait to meet you!