Meet Our Team

Jenna

Treatment Coordinator


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Nicole

Scheduling Coordinator


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Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist


I have been working in the dental field for 37 years now. In the beginning I was an orthodontic assistant and went on to further my education and became a dental hygienist. I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Cypress College in 1981.

I joined the team at Dr. Middleton’s office in 2001. Each step of the way, I have enjoyed seeing the progression of dentistry and working for Dr. Middleton has allowed me to keep up with the latest in dentistry. Alongside my fellow team members, I volunteer each year for the Project Kind’s “Give Kids a Smile” program. It’s very rewarding to see the kids smiling faces once we help them out.

Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I have been married since 1980. We have two daughters and two grandchildren. We spend time watching our grandson play sports and love to camp whenever we have a chance.

All of us pride ourselves in taking care of you. I very much enjoy my role of helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth. I appreciate the caring work environment we have at Parkside Dental and developing a rapport with our patients gives me great joy and satisfaction.

Megan

Registered Dental Hygienist


I have been in Dentistry for almost forty years now! I began as a Registered Dental Assistant, and worked in the front office for many years. In 1997, I was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Pasadena City College and graduated in 1999. In 2013 I went to the University of the Pacific and received my RDHAP (Registered Dental Hygienist In alternative Practice) which enables me to attend to people who do not have access to care. Although I don’t use my license that often, it has been a pleasure to help this underserved population. I honestly can’t get enough of Dentistry/ Hygiene. Every day, month or year I learn something new and exciting, and sometimes, I learn what’s old is new again!

I am enjoying life outside of the office. I am new to “Glamping” and loving the new adventures. I still enjoy being a big kid and going to Disneyland as often as I can. My two children are grown and pursuing their passions.

I have been with Dr. Middleton for almost 16 years and it is truly my family and my home. It is my pleasure to see our dental family grow through the years! I look forward to many more!

Rachel

Registered Dental Hygienist


I completed my dental hygiene education at Riverside Community College (now Moreno Valley College) in 2008. I was the recipient of the director’s award for clinical and academic excellence. You will find I am very passionate and enthusiastic about dental hygiene, and thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and establishing relationships.

I became a dental hygienist for many reasons: as a child I was very fearful of the dentist, healthcare sparked my interest, and I have always found fulfillment in helping others. My job allows me to comfort those who may be afraid in the dental chair, as well as provide education and treatment to help maintain and improve oral health.

When I am not working, I am spending time with my very active family. I have been married to my high school best friend for the last ten years, and we have four children. We enjoy watching and playing sports, going to the movies and spending time with our very large extended family.

Dr. Middleton and his team make coming to work exciting and enjoyable each day. We provide a team approach to patient care, and share a love for learning and growth in our profession. I am thrilled to be a part of the practice.

Monica

Registered Dental Assistant


I joined Bryman Collage in Ontario and received my Diploma as a Dental Assistant in 2004. I completed my Registered Dental Assistant license in 2012 and I continue to educate myself with continuing education classes and volunteer work for Tri-County Dental Society.

I began my dental experience in San Bernardino and Redlands where I was able to contribute to children under sedation with special needs. I have donated my time to “Give Kids a Smile” 2008-2011 and love to work with elderly patients.

I joined Dr. Middleton November 2013 and love, love, coming to work every day. My passion in life is to see everyone with great oral health care.

I am married to my high school sweet heart and we have four wonderful children, Lil David, Ines, Annalise and Alescia. We love to spend time camping, swimming, visiting amusement parks, the beach and most of all just spending time together as a family with movie night every Friday.

Lori

Registered Dental Assistant


I joined Dr. Middleton and his team April 1st of 2021.The staff and patients have been so welcoming. Each day I continue to learn and grow professionally while learning new things in dentistry.

I completed my dental Assisting education at American Career College in 2014. After working In the dental field for a little more than a year, I took the state boards and earned my Registered Dental Assistant license. I have worked several dental offices in my 7 year career.

My favorite part of my job is our patients. I enjoy getting to know people and calming any fears they may have during dental procedures.

Before starting my career in Dentistry, I stayed home to raise my two children, Ryan and Erin. I also did maternity photography professionally during this time.

My free time is usually spent with my kids or close friends. Working out to stay healthy is a priority in my life as well. I’m the crazy person who wakes up at 4am to get a quick workout in before starting my day.

Lorena

Administrative Assistant


I received my Registered Dental Assisting License in 1997 and graduated from Cypress College in 1999. I began my dental journey in Buena Park, California where I worked for over 10 years. When I moved to the Riverside area I was fortunate to join Dr. Middleton’s team and thoroughly enjoyed my time with them, but after my son was born I decided staying home was a better fit for our family. Shortly after, we welcomed our daughter.

During my 7 year break, from dentistry, I remained active in the dental field by attending the yearly California Dental Association’s Scientific Sessions where I kept my license and skills up to date. It was important to me to keep my licensing status up to par, as I knew one day I would be back in the dental field. Now here I am, back at the office I had such a hard time leaving.

I have 2 children and have been married since 2004. Our kiddos keep us busy, busy, busy with their sports and activities; they are our greatest joy. I enjoy reading, movie nights and river trips in the summer. I love creating memories to last a lifetime.

So whether I’m saying “hello again” or “nice to meet you” I look forward to seeing you soon.