Front Office Administrator / Dental Assistant
Growing up on the island of Java, Indonesia, Jemma personally experienced the potential horrors of bad dental care, which allowed her to appreciate the luxury of access to quality dentistry here in the US. Her passion for dentistry has since evolved and has driven her to pursue a career in dentistry. She graduated with a degree in Biology at San Diego State University and is currently applying to dental schools. At SDSU, she was involved with the Pre-Dental Society and classes, which allowed her to enjoy dentistry even more. Working at Authentic Dental Designs with Dr. Toland and her amazing staff has furthered her knowledge in dentistry, and excites her tremendously for her future. Jemma works at the front desk and also assists Dr. Toland when needed. She greets our patients with a warm smile and is able to help with treatment plan explanations and will answer any insurance questions you may have.
Front Office Administrator / Dental Assistant
Megan grew up in Orange County California. She moved to San Diego in 2013 and married her high school sweetheart. Megan found her calling when she became a patient at Authentic Dental Designs. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in January of 2016 with a degree in Dental Assisting and became a Registered Dental Assistant shortly after. In the office, you can find her both in the front and back offices, ready to help in any way that she can. In her spare time Megan loves to attend country music festivals with her husband, take her dog Wiley to the beach, and spend time at home with her family.
Originally from England, Jackie now lives in San Diego with her husband and daughter. She is our insurance expert and can answer all of your financial questions.
Doina was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania and moved to San Diego with her husband and daughter over 20 years ago. Doina has dedicated her whole life to the medical field, practicing as a Registered Nurse in Romania and as a Registered Dental Assistant in the US. The most rewarding part of her career has been making patients comfortable and happy with their smiles, while forming lasting relationships with them. Doina believes that technology immensely improves the quality of care our patients receive, and is committed to helping Dr. Toland produce the highest quality treatment with state-of-the-art equipment.
Bles is a meticulous, gentle hygienist and has a background in both hygiene and dentistry. Bles graduated from dental school in the Philippines and practiced dentistry there for many years. After moving to the US, she obtained her hygiene degree from San Joaquin Valley College. Her extensive education has provided her with a well-rounded understanding of dentistry, and sets her apart from other hygienists. Bles provides our patients with a thorough, comfortable, and effective visit. Not only is Bles exceedingly zealous about helping her patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles, but she is also a believer in overall health. She is an avid hiker and kayaker, as well as a proponent of healthy eating. Sharing her healthy lifestyle and encouraging her patients to do the same has been one of her proudest accomplishments during her 25+ years in the dental field.
Nadia is a compassionate and driven dental hygienist. She graduated from Loma Linda University where she developed a commitment to lifelong learning according to evidence-based research and treatment options. Her professional goals include helping patients discover their hidden smile and collaborating with the treatment team to be more efficient and precise in their work. Outside the professional arena, Nadia enjoys the outdoors and fitness including anything from camping to rock climbing to morning exercise groups. Nadia and her husband welcomed a baby boy this past summer.
Nicole graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, and later attended Grand Rapids Community College for her Dental Hygiene degree. She enjoys dental hygiene because of the interesting people she meets and the lives she touches through patient care and education. She loves the feedback she receives from patients about how her recommendations helped them achieve optimal oral health. Nicole is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to San Diego for the beautiful weather. Outside the office, she enjoys family time with her husband, three beautiful daughters, and dog. She also spends time running and traveling.