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Wendy

Registered Dental Hygienist


Wendy graduated SDSU in 1996 with a bachelor degree in Physical Education with emphasis in Physical Therapy. She then attended USC and earned a bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. At USC, Wendy earned the Cora Ueland award for academic excellence. Upon Graduation, she worked as an instructor on the clinical floor in the USC dental hygiene program. Before joining our office in 2002, Wendy worked in Pediatric and Periodontal specialty offices in the Los Angeles area.

This knowledgeable, kind and compassionate woman adds warmth to our team, helping us to give you the best care possible. Wendy and her husband, Ira, have 2 children and a dog. They love spending their family time at the beach, riding bikes and traveling. In her free time, Wendy is an active volunteer in her children's school and sports. She loves to cook and always enjoys a good book.

 

 

 


Candi

Registered Dental Hygienist


 

Candi graduated with a bachelors degree in dental hygiene in 1996 from the University of Minnesota. She joined Dr McRae's team in 2012.

In Candi's free time she enjoys watching her 2 boys play baseball & football. She also enjoys camping at the beach with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Renee

Registered Dental Hygienist


Renee attended Merced Community College and University of California East Bay. She swam and played water polo competitively and graduated with a degree in Biology. She later graduated from Fresno City College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is an active participant in the American Dental Hygienist's Association.

Renee has over 30 years experience as a hygienist; she has worked in both small and large practices.  She has really enjoyed her career and has mentioned many times that her best years are those spent with Dr McRae and his staff.  Her goal is for every patient to have a positive and comfortable experience. Renee's philosophy is to be gentle and thorough and believes in taking the time to educate and personalize the time spent with her patients.

Outside the office, Renee enjoys competing in triathlons and running races raising money for meaningful charities. She also plays guitar and is active in her church. Most importantly she loves spending time with her friends, extended family, and her 3 grown children; Vanessa, Garrett and Aaron.



Kim

Registered Dental Assistant


Kim joined our team in 2008. Giving good patient care is what makes her most proud.

A Carlsbad local, she began her career in the emergency medical field right after Carlsbad High and Palomar College. After 7 rewarding and grueling years, she switched medical paths into the dental field, in which she accelerated her courses and has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 10 years now. She has been married for 12 years and has a 4 year old son who gets a lot of photo sharing at the office. 

In her time away from the office, she is an avid beach goer, surfer, camper, and baker. Her knowledge, compassion, and sense off humor help us give our patients the best care possible.


Emily

Registered Dental Assistant


Emily Povroznik joined Dr. McRae’s team in January 2016 and has enjoyed the team and office ever since! She has been a dental assistant for about 7 years now and has loved every minute of it! The challenges patients bring every day is what makes this job fun and interesting.

She has been working in dentistry since 2009 and is passionate about dental health and helping our patients achieve gorgeous, healthy smiles. She received her Registered Dental Assistant training through a Regional Occupational Program in Riverside, CA while she was still in high school. Her mom has been in the dental field for about 25 years working as a RDA and Front Office Supervisor, and Emily had the opportunity to be trained by her.

Emily is a southern California native, born and raised in Hemet Ca. She grew up going camping at the beach in Carlsbad, so knew she always wanted to be here, so eventually made her way to San Diego. 

Her fiancé Erin and her will be expecting a beautiful baby girl in March 2017 and are very excited! They also have a dog, named Cheech, which they adopted from a shelter in Idyllwild, CA. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and going boating at Lake Mead.



Holly

Front Office


Holly has over 15 years of dental front office experience. Holly enjoys helping patients understand their dental benefits and estimates. She is always ready to help you schedule an appointment or look into your dental benefits. Holly and her husband owned their own restaurant for 13 years in  Escondido and she understands that customer service and hard work is key. She loves taking continuing education classes and truly enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Holly has been married for 15 years and they have 3 children 14, 13 and an active 2 year old. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

Robyn

Accounts/Insurance Administrator


Robyn graduated from Vista High School then achieved her Registered Dental Assistant license in 1982. She was an RDA for a time with General and Pediatric patients, then moved to the front office. Since then she has performed her duties as an Office Manager, helping practices grow.

 
 
After a short medical leave she graciously accepted a position with Dr. Curtis McRae’s office in January 2016 as the Accounts/Insurance Administrator. Her vast knowledge and expertise in the Dental field is a welcome addition to our practice.
 
 
 
She resides locally with her husband and   “feline” children.  Her 2 “adult” children and families live close by and are a constant source of fun!

Ana

Front Office


Bio to come soon