Registered Dental Assistant

My name is Carmelita AKA “Noime” from Bataan, Philippines.  I studied Dentistry and graduated in 1991 from Unciano College in STA. Mesa Manila, Philippines.  In 1991, my mother petitioned me and we stayed with my sister in San Diego.  I have over 15 years of experience in dental assisting and have worked with Dr. Lazaga since 1997.  I love to shop and my favorite TV show is TFC’s The Buzz.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! My name is Marinela and I’m from Imus, Cavite, Philippines.  I graduated from Centro Escolar University as a Doctor of Dental Medicine.  I moved to San Diego 8 years ago when my husband petitioned me to move here and start our family.  I am a registered dental hygienist and graduated May 2012 from Southwestern College.  On my spare time, I love to do arts and crafts with my daughter, Madelyn.  I also love to travel and cruise around the world.



Dental Assistant

My name is Jocelyn.  I was born in Imus, Cavite, Philippines.  I attended high school at Imus Institute of the Philippines, Batch ‘84.  In 2010, my husband in the Navy was stationed at North Island and we’ve lived in San Diego with our three boys since then.  I studied Dental Assisting at UEI Chula Vista.  When I’m not working, I enjoy baking and shopping.




Dental Assistant

Hi my name is Arnold.  I was born at Clark AFB, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.  I came to San Diego in 1992 when the Navy stationed my dad to San Diego.  I call Poway my hometown.  I attended and wrestled for Poway High, graduating in 2007 and earned my B.S. in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine in 2010.  On my free time, I like to exercise at home or play video games with my younger brother.