Meet The Team

Dr. Judy Brown – Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Judy Brown is a transplant from the east coast when she moved to San Diego in 2008. She was born and raised in New York City and most of her family still resides there. Following college Dr. Judy graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. It was in dental school that she met her husband who is the San Diego native. Thus, they returned to the Carmel Valley area where she spent a year at a general dental residency in the VA Hospital in La Jolla. Dr. Judy has worked in the North County San Diego area over the last 6. Yet most of the brushing and flossing of kids’ teeth still probably happens at home with her four children always seeming to show more and more teeth.

Dr. Kate Dardis – Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Kate recently moved to Southern California after many years spent in the Midwest and on the east coast. She was born in New Jersey and grew up both there and in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!). Dr. Kate attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio before earning her dental degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Kate is loving her move to the west coast and spends all of her free time outdoors enjoying hiking and backpacking, marathon training, sailing, biking, and surfing. She has a passion for travel (the wish list keeps on growing), loves cooking, and is always looking for volunteer opportunities within the community. She is a member of the ADA, CDA, AAPD, CSPD, and the San Diego Dental Society.

Anna Campbell - RDA/ Business Administrator

Growing up in northern San Diego, I developed a deep love for the area and its people. I have been a part of this awesome team since 2014. While not at work, I'm always up for an adventure, which fuels my love for hiking and outdoor activities. Currently my role on the team at CarlsbaDDS Pediatric Smiles is front office working as a Treatment Coordinator. I, along with my coworkers make sure every patient is comfortable and met with a smile. While my main focus is working in the front, I also have My RDA License, so I'm no stranger to helping out in the back when needed. I thoroughly enjoy my job and the family I have here and together as a team, we strive to give every patient the best individual experience.

Ebbie Nymann – Business Administrator

I grew up living in Upland, California. After graduating high school in 2013, I decided to move to Oceanside with my sister Ceejae who is a huge inspiration and influence in my dental field career. Because of her, I am currently working towards my RDA credentials. I have been one of the business administrator at CDDPS since 2017. I am excited to be a part of the fabulous CDDSPS team. I look forward to the satisfaction of being able to see the kiddos smiling as they come and not wanting to leave the office when they are done. On my free time, I enjoy going on hikes all over San Diego area with my significant other, Oscar, and our loving dog Jaxx.

Katie Willert – Business Administrator

I moved to sunny San Diego in 2017 from Cleveland, Ohio and couldn’t be more in love with California. When I’m not at the office, I love to travel and explore, especially hiking with my dog. I love coming to work and seeing our happy kiddos smiles. I have worked in healthcare for 5 years, however working for CarlsbaDDS Pediatric Smiles has been the most rewarding! I am devoted to making sure you have a great visit with us!

Lindsay Main – Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist since 2014. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of and working with kids. Prior to healthcare, I was a nanny to multiple family’s for over 8 years. I was born and raise about an hour west of Chicago and recently moved here with my boyfriend and our two dogs. We love the warm weather and the endless activities California has to offer. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, working out, and anything outdoors!

Michelle Gray – Registered Dental Hygienist

I am truly blessed to work at such an amazing office since 2016. This office is full of loving, caring, and fun professional people. Cleaning children’s teeth can be challenging, but I always feel great at the end of hygiene appointment when the kids tell me that they will try to brush and floss every day. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, painting and spending quality time with my two boys, Mason and Liam.

Abby Uresti- Registered Dental Assistant

Prior to working as a Registered Dental Assistant, I served four years in the United States Marine Corps. I have been a part of this amazing team since 2013. When I’m not at work, I’m spending time with my husband and five children. We love to camp, the kids are in many different sports or school activities, and we enjoy picnics at the many different southern California beaches. I love children, especially the shy or timid ones. I enjoy coming up with ideas to get them to be comfortable at our office and trust our team. The best part of my day is to see a timid child walk out of our office with a smile and asking when they get to come back.

Jenny Huenefeld -- Registered Dental Assistant

I joined the CarlsbaDDS Pediatric Smiles family in 2016 and have been loving every moment of it. I can usually be found assisting one of our amazing doctors in treatment. My purpose here is to encourage children to practice great oral hygiene and leave our office with a positive dental experience. I am San Diego born and raised. Outside of work I like to spend time outdoors, whether it be at one of our beautiful beaches or on a hike.

Myra Najera- Registered Dental Assistant

I have been loving my job since 2011! You will usually find me assisting Dr. Tsai with treatment and making sure the kids have as pleasant of an experience as possible. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, hiking, and spending time with my daughter, Marbella.

Stephanie Clements- Registered Dental Assistant

CarlsbaDDS Pediatric Smiles has been my dental home since 2012! A lot of the children I see are coming in for their first cleanings and I love being able to walk them through their first visit and make it a fun experience for both the children and their parents. When not at the office, I enjoy going to the beach, reading, and spending time with my husband Michael.