Dr. Michelle Espinoza, DDS
Dr. Michelle Espinoza brings over 20 years of experience to the practice. She received her undergraduate degree from University of California at Riverside and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. She continued with her education, completing a general practice residency at University Medical Center and the VA hospital in Fresno, CA.
Dr. Espinoza continues her education through the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Dr. John Kois Center of Dental Excellence. It is a priority for her to be knowledgeable about and proficient in the latest procedures and techniques so that she can give her patients the best care available. “It is my commitment to our patients to give beautiful and comfortable dentistry.” She not only enjoys gently caring for her patients but also developing strong long-term relationships. Dr. Espinoza’s commitment also includes volunteering in low-income areas including villages in Bolivia and Jamaica.
Michelle has been a lifelong runner and soccer player, and continues training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These days you can find her spending fun time with her kiddos Kane and Brooke.
Armida — Front Office and Insurance Coordinator
Armida loves to interact with patients and has been in the dental field for almost 20 years. She served in the United States Navy for 7 years and soon after went to UEI’s Dental Assisting Program and graduated at the top of her class!
In addition to her dedication to her job, Armida loves cooking and fishing around our beautiful Mission Bay.
Tori Monforte — Dental Assistant
Tori Monforte graduated from the UEI College Dental Assistant program. Before dental school, Tori honorably served 4 years in the United States Coast Guard. She enjoys taking the time to get to know our patients and loves to make them laugh. Along with her coworkers, Tori strives to make out patients’ visits as comforting as possible.
In her free time, she enjoys sailing on her 41’ sailboat, hiking, paddle boarding, taking her dog to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Mariana Rivera — Dental Assistant
Mariana graduated from PIMA Medical Institute. She enjoys coming to work and making sure our office is ready for the day. “I enjoy interacting with our patients and making our patients comfortable and reassuring them that their visit is welcoming and pleasant.” She enjoys spending time with her family and loves training Jiu Jitsu, hiking, and other fun activities with her husband and four boys.
Schedule An Appointment To Meet Our Great Team
Our team is dedicated to providing every patient with the best possible service. To schedule an appointment, please call Bay Breeze Dental in San Diego, CA, at (858) 272-5550.