Meet The Team


Kathi has been taking care of dental patients since 1989, and has been Office Manager for Dr. Simerlein since 1993. She really enjoys helping patients understand their dental treatment needs and the procedures that are available.

Dental insurance can be very confusing and overwhelming, but Kathi assists our patients in understanding their dental insurance and achieving the maximum benefits allowable. If you need to see a specialist such as a periodontist, an oral surgeon, an endodontist, or an orthodontist, she will be happy to help you schedule that appointment while you are in our office.

"I have had a lot of dental appointments in my life," says Kathi, "and I know what makes me feel comfortable and welcome in a dental office. My goal is to help you feel that way too."



Patrice lives in San Diego and has been in the dental field for over 25 years. Patrice joined Dr. Simerlein in 2012 as a Registered Dental Assistant.

Patrice is CPR certified, is our licenced x-ray technician, is Zoom certified and administers our in-house teeth whitening. She also plays a major role during cleaning procedures, including pediatric care.

"I love working with patients, making them feel comfortable, and helping to acheive a beautiful smile," says Patrice. "A smile can brighten up anyone's day without ever saying a word."





Dr. Ana Simerlein D.D.S.