Lesley, Office Manager
I’m the office manager for Michelsen Dental. My job is to oversee office operations. I am committed to making our patients and their families’ experience in our office a positive one! I joined Michelsen Dental in May 2020 and have had 20 years of experience in the dental field. I have had the opportunity to serve our patients as a treatment coordinator to the financial and claims department. I graduated with a BS in Business and Communications and I am currently an AADOM member. Continuous education is very important to me. My goal is to incorporate the wealth of knowledge and customer service that I have acquired to equip our team to best serve our patients and their families.
In my spare time, I enjoy acrylic painting, meditation, and road trips. I have 2 amazing daughters and a supporting and loving fiance. I love cactus’, next time you are in the office, ask me to show you my collection.
Liz, Treatment Coordinator/Insurance Specialist
Hi, I’m Liz, you can call me Liz, Lizzy, or Mama Bear. I joined Michelsen Dental in June of 2020. I have been in the dental field since 2014. I will be the one in the office to educate you on the treatment that is needed. I am also dedicated to helping verify your benefits to maximize your benefits and helping you understand how they will work to make treatment affordable for you.
I am married and have 4 amazing children and 1 granddaughter. Two of my kids are adults now and I have 2 teenagers at home. In my free time, my husband and I enjoy going to the Palm Springs casinos and thrift shop hopping.
I grew up in the Palm Springs area and been in the dental field for 14 years and a hygienist for 6. I’m very passionate and enthusiastic about oral health and take pride in educating my patients. My hobbies include fishing, spin class, and a good nap. My all-time favorite movie is Hope Floats. When I’m not engaging in any of my hobbies, you can find me at the range skeet shooting.
Hi my name is Ehsan, but you can call me Eddie. I got introduced to the dental field by my older brother in 2012, who is an Orthodontist. I practiced dental hygiene in Columbus, Ohio for 2 years before my wife and I moved to California for her job. I have been in SoCal for the past 3 years and I currently work in 3 different dental practices, but I love working at Dr. Michelsen’s office the best! My wife and I started a small business on Amazon in 2019 and we have been busy with that venture as well. I am an extrovert that love to talk to patients, educating them on their hygiene and improving their smile. In my free time, I love taking my 2 1/2 year son Enzo to the beach or park, weight lifting and cooking.
Jovita Castelan, RDA
Hey! My name is Jovita, but I go by Jovi. I’ve been in the Dental field since 2014. I have a deep passion for dentistry. I love it all. My job is to make all my patients as comfortable as possible. For fun, I love to go hiking and spend time with my family. I look forward to the weekends when I can take my nephews and nieces for ice cream. I love working here at Michelsen Dental and look forward to meeting you soon.
Pamela, Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Pamela, I love being a dental assistant and decided to join the field because I find great joy in knowing that I can contribute to help patients have a healthier smile. My goal here is to help create smiles that boost paitients confidence and self-esteem.
In my free time, I like to take my dog out to the dog park or wherever he can be active. I also love to go hiking and hang out with my friends as much as possible.