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23456 hawthorne Blvd #210 Torrance, CA 90505
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Meet Torrance’s Trusted Dental Team

Whether you’re calling to schedule an appointment, need help understanding your treatment plan, or simply have a question about insurance, our team will be the helpful hand that ensures that your time with us is always enjoyable and stress-free. Each of our team members has years of experience in the dental field, and you’ll learn to love them starting at your very first visit. Read on below to get to know the friendly team here at Blue Coast Dental Group!

Shelly

Office Manager

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As an office manager with more than 20 years of experience, Shelly is adept at keeping our office running in an organized fashion. She has a passion for administrative work and truly enjoys serving our patients and helping them devise a plan that fits their lifestyle. Shelly is also a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Away from the office, she enjoys interior design and DIY projects. Her other interests include cooking, baking, crafting, and musical theater. Shelly is married and has three children.

Monique

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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Originally from Torrance, Monique has been working in dentistry for 16 years now, having spent the last 14 as a member of our team. She attended El Camino College and Bryman College, and she’s undergone additional training in coronal polishing and X-rays. She loves working chairside with the doctor and getting to interact with so many interesting patients! She has one daughter who loves playing soccer and one son in barber school. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, camping in the summer, working out, and doing Crossfit.

Adriana

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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Adriana has more than six years of experience in dentistry. Working chairside with both Dr. Hamzehpour and Dr. Cho has not only given her the opportunity to learn more about dentistry, it has also given her the chance to develop close, personal relationships with our patients. Adriana lives in Torrance with her husband and their dog, Kobe. Adriana previously studied at Southern Regional Occupational Center. She is extremely warm and caring towards our patients and has been a wonderful addition to our practice.

Joy

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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Joy has been a dental hygienist for more than 30 years. She grew up in Torrance and received her BS in dental hygiene from USC and her Master of Dental Hygiene Administration from Columbia University. As a hygienist, she loves building relationships with patients as well as educating them on oral hygiene habits. She is also certified in laser therapy. When she's not at our Torrance office, Joy is an adjunct professor at Pasadena City College. She's also the founder and director of the UCLA /LACC dental hygiene program. Away from the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, five children, and eight grandchildren.

Lori

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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Lori has been working in the dental field for over 30 years, first starting at our practice around 15 years ago. She was born in Pasadena and grew up in Arcadia before moving to Palos Verdes in 1971. She attended both UCSD and the USC School of Dentistry and became certified in laser therapy in 2008. Her favorite thing about her job is building relationships with our patients and helping them achieve health and happiness. She is a mother of two – one son in college and one daughter who is an aerospace engineer. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and competition.

Cathy

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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Cathy brings her superior skills to the practice of dental hygiene. She easily forms relationships with patients while having the ability to provide the highest standard of care with remarkable patient acceptance. Having experience in several specialty areas of dentistry, Cathy gravitated toward periodontal therapy. Education and oral hygiene instruction are other passions discussed throughout a typical hygiene experience with her. Continuing Education occupies some of Cathy's spare time, where she stays up-to-date with the latest research in her field. Cathy is married and has one college graduated daughter. She lives in Manhattan Beach where she enjoys her Great Pyrenees, gardening, and summer BBQ’s. In the winter, she enjoys fires in her woodburning fireplace.

Alyssia

Front Office Receptionist 

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As a local from San Pedro, Aly comes to us with more than eight years of office administration experience. She studied at Concordia University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and minored in child development. She has continued to put her experience and knowledge to use by providing excellent assistance in everything she does in and out of the office. Aly enjoys babysitting and spending time with her family, friends, and her plethora of animals. She has great interpersonal skills and is very welcoming with her kindness to all of our patients.

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