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About Dr. Collins Harrell...
Dr. Collins Harrell was born in Provo, UT and moved with his family to San Diego, CA when he was twelve years old. He graduated from Point Loma High School and attended UCSD before serving as a missionary for 2 years in Argentina. He then completed his preparation for dental school at the University of Utah. Dr. Harrell graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences 
Patty, Office Manager
"My time away from dentistry is spent with my husband, our two grown children and six grandchildren. When I'm not with the family, you can find me gardening, reading, or gathering with friends.
I enjoy working closely with my teammates to provide quality "Five Star" care to all our wonderful patients. As a team, our goal is to keep our patients comfortable, informed and happy. We all feel so rewarded when patients have a good experience and refer other friends and family members just like themselves!"

Deanna, Treatment Coordinator
“We are a river family who love to boat and water ski!  Travel is a big part of my life so I am always looking for the next adventure.  I read every day and some of my most treasured friends have come from starting a book club.  
As far as my dental career, I am happy to return to San Clemente where it all started. Further, I am working again with some of the people I worked with 30 years ago! Being on the clinical side of dentistry my whole career, the front office is a fun and new challenge for me!”

Lynn, Registered Dental Hygienist
"Born and raised in Madison, WI, I'm a genuine “Cheese head!” I married my husband John, 30 plus years ago on the opening day of deer hunting season. We have been blessed with 3 children and 5 grandchildren! One of my greatest joys is to spend time with my grandchildren and have people into my home.  Sewing, singing, crafting and playing guitar are also favorites.  
As a dental hygienist for over 40 years I can truly say I love what I do. Life is good as I am blessed by so many lovely people everyday!"

Michelle, Registered Dental Hygienist
"My husband and I are native to Southern California and have been married for over 30 years. We live in San Juan Capistrano, have two wonderful sons & daughters-in-law, & just had our first grandchild! I love entertaining, singing, going to country concerts, road trips, working out, working hard, and visiting with friends.
I graduated in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University almost 40 years ago & I'm so happy to be working with Dr. Harrell, whose integrity makes me love my job."                         

 Kelly, Registered Dental Hygienist
"Married with 4 children, I enjoy spending time with my family, serving in church, & tackling projects around the house. I have one son on his church mission in Mexico and another son in college. My other two littles at home are growing up too fast!  In what spare time is left over you will find me at the stables taking care of my horse, making endless trips to Costco, & trail running our local hills.  
With numerous family members in the dental profession, it was natural that I became a hygienist. I graduated (w/ honors) from Loma Linda & was recognized for clinical research by the CDA."          

Lisa, Registered Dental Assistant
"I am married & have two wonderful adult children & a new son-in-law! My favorite things to do are hiking & playing card games with my family.  Road trips, mini-cruises, weekends away with my girlfriends is added bonus!
I am an RDA for more than 20 years & have been a member of Dr. Harrell’s team since 2007 & loving every minute of it.  I feel so privileged to be a part of Dr. Harrell’s team as compassion and perfection are truly expressed in his office."                                                            

Rita, Registered Dental Assistant​
"I live in Mission Viejo with my husband, Bruce, and soon to be high school graduate daughter, Brianna. We enjoy going to the beach, traveling around the states and other countries.  
I am a Registered Dental Assistant, and have worked in the dental field for almost 20 years. I have worked in practices in the San Clemente area for the past 10 years. I am excited to be on this team as an Orthodontic Assistant. I love helping children and adults have fun as we work together to achieve a straight and beautiful smile."

Christian, Dental Assistant/Marketing Director
"I love just about anything outdoors. I enjoy my friends and family immensely & stay real involved in church teaching and speaking at conferences. My biggest challenge in life is managing my too many ideas!
I so enjoy working with Dr. Harrell and this wonderful team. This is truly one of the most fun, caring and professional offices I've ever worked in. The added benefit is developing real relationships with so many of our patients. In addition to dental assisting, I oversee all of our marketing and what a privilege to do so for an office & Dr. I truly believe in."

University School of Dentistry with Honors and continues his education with an emphasis on cosmetics, full mouth reconstruction, and orthodontics.
His wife, Ann-Marie, and their four boys are thrilled to live in San Clemente. Dr. Harrell is an avid surfer and loves surfing Trestles early before going to the office. He is excited that his boys are water lovers and are all learning to surf as well. As a family they are active in their church, community, sports and school activities.

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Lindsey, Treatment Coordinator
"A very long-time resident of San Clemente, I have 4 grown children & 5 grandchildren. I love to travel anywhere and everywhere, maintain my garden home with my husband, and spend as much time with my grand kids as possible!
Having recently retired, I am thrilled to still be on the team to fill in when these beautiful ladies go on vacation. My occasional “step-in” keeps my heart close to the field that has been so good to me over the years. I am so impressed with the quality, skill, & integrity of Dr. Harrell!