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Meet The Team

Town Centre Dental Group - Chula Vista Dentist

We understand that visiting the dentist can be difficult for some of our patients.  That's why we are committed to providing personalized care and exceptional service to each of our patients at every opportunity.  Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for every patient.


Lorraine Clifford

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lorraine has been a dental hygienist for 45 years and is happy to say that the last 40 years have been with Town Centre Dental Group.  She graduated from University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where she earned her Register in Dental Hygiene Degree and moved to San Diego thereafter. Each day at Town Centre provides Lorraine with another opportunity for her to see her wonderful, loyal patients. Together with her patients, Lorraine has worked to maintain those healthy smiles through patient comfort, communication and education.  She values her relationship and the trust that her patients have placed in her. Being at Town Centre Dental Group for over 40 years have allowed Lorraine to provide comprehensive oral hygiene care to almost 3 generations of dental patients. She is well loved for her gentle touch, her meticulousness, and her compassion for both her career and patient.


Melissa Pansacula

Registered Dental Hygienist

Melissa completed her education at San Diego University where she received a bachelor's Degree in Biology.  Thereafter, she earned her dental hygiene program at Southwestern College.  Her passion for dental hygiene continues to grow every time she sees her patients. She is happy to have 1 hour entire dedicated to cleaning and providing oral hygiene care to her patients.  Centered on great communication, she strives to promote optimal oral hygiene care for all of her patients.  Melissa is sweet and gentle.  She is loved by her patients for her gentle touch and her oral hygiene education that she delivers to every patient at Town Centre.


Samuel Zapata

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sam has been a part of Town Centre Dental Group since August of 2014. He started as a dental assistant and continued his passion to become a hygienist to continue care for his patients. Sam has over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant, enabling him to provide excellent care and service to his patients.  Sam understands that being in a dental office is an uncomfortable situation and he tries his best to make each patient feel at ease when providing periodontal therapy.  He has a very caring personality that allows him to read his patients and address his patient’s needs.  Sam is known by his patient as very thorough and meticulous. On Sam days off, if you don’t see him working out, he is with his family and friends. Sam looks forward to helping his patients have a great smile and enjoy their dental experience.


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