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MEET OUR DOCTOR

Dr. Todd Bringhurst received his DMD Magna cum laude from UNLV School of Dental Medicine.  Upon graduation, Dr. Bringhurst commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy Dental Corps.  During his course in the Navy, Dr. Bringhurst completed an AEGD, deployed with the 11th MEU in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and served wounded warriors at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD.  Now in private practice, he continues to serve with the United States Naval Reserve.  Dr. Bringhurst is currently a member of the American Dental Association and has taken extensive postdoctoral courses in endodontics, oral surgery, and periodontics.  

Dr. Bringhurst takes great pride in his work and his primary goal is to provide excellent dental care to his patients.  He makes it a personal goal to ensure each patient feels at ease and is as comfortable as possible in his office.  In his free time, Dr. Bringhurst enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Nicole Nicole loves working with people and has over 20 years experience in customer service as well as accounting and managing medical/business offices. She and her husband have been married over 24 years and have four children and a beloved daughter-in-law.  In her spare time she enjoys Crossfit, woodworking, traveling, and camping with her family.  Nicole was raised in Southern California and loves getting to meet and talk to the practice’s amazing patients.  One of her favorite memories is missing the last day of fifth grade to watch her father become an official citizen.  

Gricel is a certified dental assistant and has worked in both general dentistry and oral surgery.  She loves making patients smile and feel comfortable from the moment they walk in the door.  Gricel loves to travel, hike, take picutres, spend time with family, and bake bundt cakes! She and her husband are the parents of two adorable kittens.  Gricel’s originally from Los Angeles but has lived in Murrieta for over 4 years.  She enjoys giving back to the community by participating in Autism Awareness Walks.  

Brittany has over 16 years in the dental field managing small to large offices and has consulted nationwide.  Brittany grew up in Orange County but now calls Temecula her home.  She gives back to the community by doing charity work for Huntington’s Disease. She also loves NFL football, country music, wine tasting at the local wineries, and hiking and traveling with her husband and their german shepherd. Brittany loves working with people, making work fun, and helping patients smile again.  

Rachel is one of our Registered Dental Assistants. Rachel has been in the dental field for 16 years and has worked with Dr. Todd for over 7 of those years. She really enjoys cosmetic cases and helping patients see how beautiful their smile can be. She is married and has two wonderful sons. Rachel spends her free time with her family outdoors in the hot weather on their quads and buggy.

Kellie is one of our Registered Dental Assistants. She loves dentistry and has an even bigger passion for making her patients smile. She strives for a great dental experience and vows to never ask detailed questions with dental instruments in your mouth. Kellie is a mother of six children and 5 grandsons. She loves spending her free time with her family cooking and reading a good book.

Ana is one of our Registered Dental Assistants who has over 23 years of dental experience and has been with our office for over 11 years. She is experienced in both the front and back office and is a real asset to our team. Ana loves working with patients and being part of making your visit here as great as possible.

Lauren graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2007. Shortly after obtaining her license she began working for the California State Board and realized she wanted to continue her education. Later that year she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. She has been with the practice for the past 10 years. She is committed to make you feel comfortable and making sure every experience is a positive one at the office. You can count on Lauren to treat you like family. She is married and has 2 children Gracie 13 and Wyatt 3. She enjoys traveling, beach camping and soaking up that southern California sunshine.

Lauren H Lauren graduated from the RCC Dental Hygiene program and is CPR certified.  She loves getting to know her patients and creating friendships with them.  The best part of her job is improving people’s self-confidence one smile at a time.  Lauren grew up in the Temecula Valley and loves that she and her husband are able to raise their three children here.  In her spare time she enjoys running and exercising (especially spin class), spending time with family, going to Disneyland and the beach with her family, and enjoying the local wineries.  Her real passion in life is educating others about essential oils and holistic health care.  

 

Krissy has over 15 years experience as a dental hygienist and received an associates degree from both BYU Idaho and Southwest Community College.  She is CPR certified and laser proficient and loves visiting with her patients and getting to know them.  She and her husband have five kids: four boys and one girl.  In her spare time she loves spending time with her family at the beach, boating, hiking, exercising and going on vacations.  Krissy is from San Diego, born and raised, but has lived in Temecula for over 14 years.  She is involved in the community and loves serving with her church.  Krissy has known Dr. Bringhurst and his family for over 20 years and loves working with them.  Her favorite part of her job is the patients.   

Jenae is a graduate from San Joaquin Valley College with a double major in dental hygiene and biological science.  She loves educating patients on oral health and providing a comfortable experience for them.  Jenae is the youngest of three with two older brothers and a dog mom of a french mastiff named Sumo.  Jenae is originally from San Diego but has lived in Murrieta since 2010.  She volunteers with the Tzu Chi Foundation helping provide dental and medical procedures to underprivileged communities.  Jenae enjoys cooking, spending time with family and traveling in her spare time.

 

Natalie graduated as the valedictorian with an A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Concorde Career College and has her registered dental hygienist license and registered dental assistant certification.  In her free time, she loves being outdoors whether at the beach or taking scenic hikes but occasionally will enjoy a relaxing movie.  Her favorite part of her job is hearing a patient say, “Oh I feel so clean; thank you!”  She prides herself in giving her very best to each patient.  Natalie was raised in Menifee and has lived in this area her entire life and loves living near her family and lifelong friends.  Natalie loves to give back to the community by volunteering at a public dental clinic to help the less fortunate.  She also loves trying new foods and visits restaurants she sees on the Food Network every chance she gets!