Meet the Doctor and the Staff
We truly believe that the relationship between our staff and patients is of utmost priority. Our office has been solely built by the old fashion way: "word of mouth". Dr. Briney doesn't believe in advertising and the most important way in building an ethical and professional practice is by creating trusting and personal relationships; hence why patients are on a first name basis with everyone.
Dr. Jeffrey R. Briney
Dr. Briney was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where he subsequently attended Indiana University for his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and four more years for his Degree in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). He completed another year of hospital residency concentrating on all surgical aspects of dentistry. Shortly after leaving Indiana, he had a practice in Beverly Hills working with the entertainment industry. In 1999, he decided to move to Orange County and pursue his dream of establishing a private practice close to the ocean which is where he is now in Dana Point! He is very involved with the city of Dana Point and builds friendships everyday.
Karrie, RDH (Hygienist)
Karrie has been a hygienist with Dr. Briney since he started his practice in 1999. Karrie has been considered by her patients as one of the most detailed and thorough hygienists they have ever met. Most importantly is her personal care and professionalism she displays on a routine and consistent basis. Karrie displays genuine care for the patient's well being and thrives for a relationship that parallels a close friendship.
Megan, RDH (Hygienist)
Megan has been a great addition to the office after a extremely intense search for an additional hygienist last year. Megan has exemplified the highest standard of care which is associated with Dr. Briney's office. Every patient has been overly complimentary in the care and professionalism that they have experienced with Megan.
Somer, Office Manager
Somer has been the office manager since early 2012 and has had extensive training and experience in the dental field for over 15 years. Somer is extremely personal and goes over and beyond to make sure the treatment coordinating and insurance billing is stress free and easy for the patient. The patients feel very comfortable with discussing their treatment and billing questions with Somer. Her professionalism and friendliness sets the bar for the dental field.
Christina, Front & Back Office Assistant
Christina has been with Dr. Briney since early 2012 and has several critical roles in the office. She is the coordinator for the hygiene scheduling and treatment planning. She also assists Dr. Briney on most of his procedures and also is involved with assisting the hygienists with their patient care. Christina has a very bubbly personality and the patients love working with her. She is very knowledgeable in the insurance billing and treatment planning for the office.
Bersabeh, Front & Back Office Assistant
Bersabeh (Bear) has been with Dr. Briney for over 5 years and directly assists him in almost all his procedures. She is one of the first people the patient meets in the back office for the initial exam appointment and patients are met with immediate kindness and gentleness. She always is the first to see the good things in difficult situations. Patients will always feel comfort knowing that she is chairside.