Meet the Team
Dr. Jennifer D. Santoro, DDS
Jennifer D. Santoro, D.D.S. is a board certified dentist with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego.
After graduating, Dr. Santoro worked in private practice in both Valencia and Marina Del Rey in the Los Angeles county. She then moved back to beautiful San Diego, where she predominantly worked in private practice in Coronado.
After an extensive search for the right practice to call her own, Dr. Santoro was fortunate to purchase the established practice of Dr. Stephen Tuttle. She is overwhelmed with excitement and honored to be a part of the Scripps Ranch community.
Dr. Santoro upholds Dr. Tuttle’s tradition of treating his patients and team just like family. Dr. Santoro prefers conservative and safe procedures and is known for her gentle touch in providing high quality dentistry and personalized care. This includes, general restorative and family dentistry, orthodontics, pediatrics, cosmetics and implant dentistry.
As a member of the San Diego County Dental Society, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the local Southwest Chapter of the AACD and multiple study clubs, Dr. Santoro stays current with advancing dental sciences.
On her free time, Dr. Santoro enjoys traveling, cooking, eating, hiking, photography, and spending time with her family and friends and cat, Brockton.
Kim, Registered Dental Assistant
Kim was born and raised in San Diego. She grew up in the Scripps Ranch area and never dreamed she would spend the majority of her career here! Kim has been a dental assistant for 35 years and with this practice over 30 years. Kim is married to her husband, David (for 20 years) and together they have 3 grown children. When she isn’t spending time with her husband, or her large family and friends, she enjoys exercising, reading and cooking.
Melissa, Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa was born and raised here in San Diego. She always felt she had a calling to be a healthcare provider and discovered the wonderful world of dentistry at age 18. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is celebrating 12 years of Dental Hygiene. Melissa is celebrating working 10 years in our office! Melissa is married to Troy, a retired Navy Senior Chief, and has a 6 year old little girl who keeps her very busy and is the apple of her eye! Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, reading and volunteering in her community.
Lacey, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lacey is born and raised in sunny San Diego and always had her heart set on working in the dental profession. Lacey is an old soul with a young spirit who takes great pride in taking care of her patients in a gentle yet thorough manner. Many would testify that she treats everyone she meets like family and goes above and beyond to ensure everyone is happy. Outside of dentistry, Lacey focuses her time and energy on her family, including her many nieces and nephews and her adorable German Shephard puppy, Marley Girl.
Jill, Front Office Coordinator
Jill will be the smiling face when you first walk in and most likely the person coordinating your treatment plan. Jill has been working in the dental field for over 35 years! Jill’s husband, Bob is a retired firefighter and they have 2 children, Amber and Chad. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and exercising daily, including hiking and paddleboarding!
Maria, Patient Care Coordinator
Maria is the other smiling face you will see in the front office as well as the friendly voice you most likely will be talking to on the phone. Maria has over 20 years experience in the dental field, so she is very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry and is happy to help with all your dental needs. She lives in Rancho Bernardo with her husband Mike and fur baby, Max. She enjoys keeping active at Orange theory fitness, but also enjoys good food! She loves going to Texas to visit her son Joseph and his family including her 4 fur grandbabies in hopes to be a real grandma someday!