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.
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.
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.
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.
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.