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Office Manager


Jackie has worked at SoCal Smiles since March of 2014. She began her dental career over 17 years ago as a receptionist at an Oral Surgery Office. She then quickly advanced to the position of office manager which she held for 8 years. She decided to leave oral surgery and come work in the general dentistry field here with us and stepped right into the office manager role.

She enjoys helping and interacting with all of the wonderful patients that come to SoCal Smiles. Our patients consider her as family and she is the heart and soul of the office. She loves to travel, go camping and spend time with her fiancé, kids, family and her dog Homer.


Dental Assistant


Maram’s warm smile and positive attitude helps us bring comfort and quality care to our patients here at SoCal Smiles. Maram is fascinated with the dental field and enjoys learning about different techniques and technologies within the field. In her spare time she loves to travel, read and watch the latest films.


Dental Assistant


Stephanie has been a part of our SoCal Smiles team since 2013. Starting her dental journey in 2007, she worked hard to receive her certifications and became a registered dental assistant in 2009 for the state of California. She enjoys learning about the latest dental materials and evolving with dental technology.

On her time off she enjoys hikes at O’Neil Park, watching Netflix, or trying new places to eat with her husband Aaron. Stephanie and her family have been residents of Rancho Santa Margarita for more than 10 years. She loves being a part of our community and truly loves our patients. You will always see Stephanie bringing you back with a smile, making you feel at home and understanding your specific dental needs.


Front Office


Dorie has been a part of the SoCal Smiles team since 2016. Her interest in the dental field began when she was in high school and she then took dental courses at Coastline ROP in Costa Mesa. She started as an intern for the back office at our practice with her sister Stephanie, who is one of the dental assistants here, and then slowly found interest for the front office. She has now become one of our newest receptionists!

She enjoys making the patients feel welcome and putting a smile on everyone’s face. Her bubbly personality and willingness to want to learn more things is a great attitude that we love to have in our office. She will always greet you in the front office with a big smile on her face and will never fail to make you laugh. When she has free time, she likes going to the beach, going to amusement parks and spending time with her family.


Front Office


Sara, the newest member of SoCal Smiles, has had experience in the dental field for over four years. She has worked both at a dental and orthodontist office throughout her college career. Sara has had a passion for improving smiles ever since she could remember!

Her warm personality and positive attitude are just some of the few attributes that make her a great receptionist. Sara loves working with our patients and always makes them feel welcome at our office. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and frequently goes hiking, plays tennis and loves going to the beach. Sara also has a passion for music and is currently learning how to play the guitar!


Dental Hygienist


After earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCI, Nicole fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist receiving certification at Cypress College in 2015. She is committed to spreading awareness on the oral systemic link and providing the highest quality of individualized patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time at the beach, playing drums, and hanging out with her fiancé and Shih Tzu.


Dental Hygienist


Ashley’s passion for dentistry began while completing her BS in Psychology/Biology at the University of Houston. She was an active member of the pre-dental society and participated in various community service events. Since graduating with her BS in Dental hygiene from the University of Texas-Houston in 2011 she has enjoyed every minute of it. Ashley believes that each patient has specific dental needs and strives to create a calm and trusting dental environment.

She and her husband moved to California two years ago and have been enjoying the wonderful lifestyle it has to offer. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys being in nature, traveling, exercising and spending time with friends and family.


Family dentist Scott Karafin in Rancho Santa Margarita can help you and your entire family to enjoy outstanding oral health. He offers comprehensive general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services in a relaxing, friendly environment.

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Rancho Santa Margarita Office
22195 El Paseo, Suite 220
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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