Meet the Staff

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

Our dedicated and motivated team has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our team is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.


Sandria – Office Manager

Sandria joined our team in 2010. The best part of working for Drs. John Lofthus and John Sottosanti are our awesome team, the incredible energy in our office, the state-of-the-art technology we offer, and our amazing patients! In her free time, Sandria enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and enjoying beautiful San Diego. 


Sarah – Treatment Coordinator

Sarah joined our office in 2010. She is very enthusiastic about dentistry and looks forward to seeing you at your appointments. Outside of work she enjoys living at the beach, traveling and hiking.


Jennifer – Dental Implant Coordinator

Jennifer joined our practice in 2003. She has worked as a hygiene assistant, surgical assistant and is currently our dental implant coordinator. She is the mother to a beautiful daughter, Victoria, whom is currently in high school and is the proud wife to a Senior Chief in the US Navy. They enjoy camping, swimming, watching movies and playing with their adorable Bichon Frise doggies named Chardonnay and Ozzie. Jennifer hopes to soon travel to Italy to explore its historical sites and culture.


Elizabeth – Public Relations Coordinator

Elizabeth joined the front office in 2003. She loves working with patients and referring offices! She is a wife and a mom of two energetic boys.  Her hobbies include shopping, hiking and fitness.  She loves spending time with family and being outside.    

 Dental Assistants:

Katy – Surgical Assistant

Katy grew up in San Diego.  She has been a RDA for 10 years and loves it!  She enjoys hiking with her dog, cooking and entertaining both family and friends.  


Kelly – Surgical Assistant

Kelly is originally from Maryland and moved to San Diego in the fall of 2016.  Previously, Kelly worked in Oral Surgery in Annapolis, MD.  Outside of work she enjoys anything outdoors, having adventures with her dog, Luna.  She stays active by hiking, camping, swimming, and skiing at Mammoth Mountain where she is a ski instructor.   She likes going to concerts with friends and having bonfires on the beach.    


Monica – Surgical Assistant

Monica joined the office in 2007. She has two babies and enjoys time off because she gets to spend time with them. She’s been happily married for five years. She loves the outdoors and walks on the beach with her babies.


Tina – Surgical Assistant

Tina joined the office in 2016.  She has been in dentistry for over 19 years and loves meeting new people.   She is a San Diego native and spends her days off enjoying all San Diego has to offer.  

Julie – Surgical Assistant
Julie has been working with Dr. Sottosanti for over 30 years as his surgical assistant.  She loves helping patients understand their periodontal treatment and to calm their fears. Outside of work she loves camping, gardening and spending time with her family.  She has 2 adult children who are both married.  Her biggest joy is her granddaughter.  Faith, family and friends are important to her.   
 Registered Dental Hygienists:

 Mary Ann – Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary Ann has been with the office since 1999. She enjoys living at the beach and traveling.


 Aundrea- Registered Dental Hygienist

Aundrea re-joined the office in 2015.  She previously worked with the office before attending dental hygiene school and is excited to be part of the team again.  Aundrea is a San Diego native and recently became part of the Gulls Ice Girls.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  


 Tracey – Registered Dental Hygienist

Tracey has been with the office since 1993. She and her husband, Joe, have one son, Sergey. Tracey is also the lucky stepmother to Joe’s three children, Sarah, Jordanna and Joseph. She enjoys traveling, long walks on the beach, and the theater.