Meet the San Diego FINE DENTISTRY Team!
Having practiced holistic and natural health dentistry for several years before opening this practice, Dr. Purps employs high standards for her staff.
We are proud to introduce our outstanding TEAM.
Patient Care Coordinator
Sharon is our skilled treatment plan coordinator, insurance whiz and person on the front line. She will assist you in figuring out the insurance maze to maximize your benefits, and fit you in for any dental emergency.
"Originally from Arizona, I came to San Diego in 1999. Currently living on a boat in Point Loma, my hobbies are sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking along the bay and watching beautiful sunsets with my husband. I started working in the dental field in 1979 as a Dental Assistant, Receptionist and Financial Coordinator. I have passionately been enjoying my chosen field for over 35 years. I enjoy giving individualized attention to all our patients and helping them understand their dental benefits."
Mia Ordway DA
Patient Care Coordinator
Mia is one of the friendly smiles to greet you upon your arrival at the front desk. She brings over 20 years of dental experience to the practice from dental assisting to office management. She serves as a liaison between patients and your insurance company. Mia does her very best to answer any questions regarding your insurance coverage/benefits as well as presenting the treatment plan recommended by your doctor to help provide you with excellent patient care. Her goal is to ensure that you have a smooth, non-stressful visit from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave with a lasting positive experience.
In her spare time, she is with her family skateboarding on the boardwalk, riding her bike with two yorkies named Chewy and Max on her bike basket or spending time at the beach.
Sherri , RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
"The reason I am very passionate about dentistry is that I get to be a part of giving people healthier smiles. As an assistant, I strive to make the environment comfortable and relaxing for both the patients and the doctor. Having been in dentistry now since 2001, I can’t see myself doing anything else professionally.
In my free time I enjoy reading and getting outside and keeping active. I feel blessed to get to live in San Diego; it's paradise!"
Marsha Artaud, RDH, BS
Registered Dental Hygienist - Orofacial Myology Therapist
Marsha is an accomplished Registered Dental Hygienist practicing for almost 20 years.
Her love for the human smile and passion for her profession led the way to further her studies, and is a practicing Orofacial Myology Therapist with emphasis in Thumb sucking elimination. She also became a Buteyko Breathing Educator.
Marsha graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
Marsha loves the outdoors and enjoys San Diego living with her husband and son.
Jonnelle Kershner, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jonnelle, a Virginia native, studied Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University and Southwestern College. Prior to receiving her dental hygiene degree in 2008, she began as a dental front office receptionist and soon went on to become a dental assistant. She prides herself on building rapport with her patients and educating them on their role in maintaining optimal oral health. Jonnelle encourages them to see the relationship between good oral hygiene and their overall wellness. Jonnelle regularly attends continuing education courses to stay knowledgeable of the most current dental hygiene standards of care.
When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, sewing, swimming and other outdoor fitness activities.