Meet The Team
Meet Theresa – Dentist
Dr Cutler is a Michigan native, a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2003 and has moved to sunny California 3 years ago. She completed a residency at the Loma Linda VA Hospital and then taught dental students at Loma Linda University for the last two years, while practicing private practice. (For more details see curriculum vitae below).
Her interests and hobbies include traveling and has been to Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Mexico and all over the US. She also loves sports, is an avid snow skier and loves sailing and beach volleyball.
Beau is her 13 year old cat saved from the animal shelter and Tate is her 1 year old Caviler King Charles puppy, a devoted animal lover. She is frequently found at the beach with her puppy and a good book on the weekends, while her husband, Jason, surfs.
Meet Angie – Patient Coordinator
Hello, my name is Angie and I was born and raised in a small suburb of St.Louis, MO. I moved to San Diego in 1981 and have lived in Escondido since 1993.
I have been in the dental field for over 30 years and with TLC Escondido Dental since its inception. One of the best aspects of working in the front office is getting to know our wonderful patients and enjoying the stories they share with me. Working with Dr. Cutler and her wonderful team have made it easy for me to come to the office every day.
Contact at Angie@tlcescondidodental.com
Meet Tricia – Office Manager
My name is Tricia and I have been managing the business of dentistry since 1999. I joined team TLC Escondido Dental in the beginning of 2014. This is the greatest dental practice I have ever had the privilege of leading. I am very easy to get along with and I am really good at what I do! I am a natural leader and I put a lot of love into my work.
I am a San Diego native! My faith in God is my springboard for life. When I am not working I can be found saving the planet, watching documentaries, enjoying live music, surfing, paddle boarding, riding my beach cruiser, and endlessly searching for the best vegan eats in San Diego! We have the privilege of living in incredibly beautiful city where others come to vacation.
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Meet Debbie – Office Administrator
Hello, my name is Debby and I moved to Poway in 1972 from the San Fernando Valley area with my parents and sisters. I have been in the dental field for 38 years, first as a RDA for 10 years and the currently as a front office administrator. I have been with Dr. Cutler for 9 years. I really have enjoy being part of the TLC team and love what I do!
have two wonderful children, a son who is 28 and my daughter is 32. I love pets and have two dachshund dogs, Slinky and Bianca. We love to go for walks on Mission Bay.
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Meet Kris – RDH Hygienist
I have enjoyed taking care of smiles for over 12 years here in Escdondido at Dr. Cutler’s office, which is a wonderful family practice. It’s been lots of fun seeing patients who I’d first met when they were just young kids now heading off to college, getting married and starting families.
I received my dental hygiene education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. I grew up here in Escondido and was thrilled to come back and now be raising my own kids here. When I’m not at the office I enjoy scrapbooking, gardening, reading and mostly spending time with my husband and two kiddos. This time is often spent cheering them on in all their sport activities!
Meet Marisa – RDH Hygienist
I have had the pleasure of working as a hygienist for Dr. Cutler for over 3 years. In that time have enjoyed getting to know many of the patients here.
I received my dental hygiene education at Southwestern College in San Diego. I was born and raised in Escondido and am now raising my own family here! I enjoy playing soccer, trips to the lake, beach camping, and spending time with my 3 young children and my husband.
Meet Dr. Zeynep Barakat – Associate Dentist
Originally from Turkey, I left sunny Abu Dhabi to attend Boston College in Massachussetts where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I later attended dental school at Boston University School of Dental Medicine in Boston where I earned my DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree.
My desire for a year round active lifestyle outdoors led me to leave the harsh winters of New England behind for beautiful California. When I am not doing dentistry, I am running, playing tennis, swimming, surfing and traveling. I was recently accepted as a blogger for the “The Daily Grind”, a publication in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Meet Ariana RDH – RDH Hygienist
Hello, my name is Ariana! As an Escondido resident I find it rewarding and thoroughly enjoy taking care of patients within the vast community I have grown up around. I began my career in the dental field as a pediatric Registered Dental Assistant in 2007 and graduated from dental hygiene school at San Joaquin Valley College in 2012. I am very obliged to state that I have been a member of TLC since June 2014 and look forward to spending many more years with our outstanding team.
In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, concerts, Padres games, traveling, camping, and spending time with loved ones who are close by. You can also find me at the grill or trying out a new restaurant for a tasty meal. I look forward to providing you with the utmost care!
Meet Melendy – RDA Assistant
I have been a rda for 17 yrs. and love working with patients on a daily basis. I graduated from Simi Valley Dental Assisting Program in 1996.
I have a 17 yr old daughter that is graduating this year from SPHS and getting ready to attend college. I have been with Dr Cutler for over 5 years and love being a part the TLC Escondido Dental family. I enjoy hiking and camping an Spending time with my family and friends.
Meet Sarah – RDH Hygienist
Hi my name is Sharrah and I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 6 years. I studied dental hygiene at San Joaquin Valley College. I really enjoy what I do and am proud to be part of such a great team!
I am married and have two wonderful kids, a boy(4) and little girl(2). We enjoy doing all kinds of outdoor activities, hiking, camping, the desert, the lake, the beach, and anything kid friendly!