Dr. Sorina Ratchfordearned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Loma Linda University, where she graduated at the top of her class in 2012. She then went on to pursue post-graduate training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where she earned a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
Dr. Ratchfordis very involved in organized dentistry, serving as the president of the Central Coast Dental Society and also being a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry, where she is working towards becoming a fellow.
When shes not at the office,Dr. Ratchfordenjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and snowboarding. Her husband Forest is a vital part of the office. They have a daughter, Ellis June and 3 boston terriers: Lily, Olive and JoJo.
Morro Bay Family Dentistry strives to serve our patients with the highest quality of care and the latest technology. We treat our patients with their overall health in mind and devise a comprehensive plan tailored to each individual.
Morro Bay Family Dentistry is committed to reducing anxiety and pain to allow total comfort for you, our patient. At Morro Bay Family Dentistry, we carefully select our staff to align our entire teams values with your comfort in mind.
Our focus is completely on your needs and wants. We will allow you to make a fully informed decision regarding what level of treatment would enhance your life. Comprehensive dental care is something that can absolutely change your life. We will make sure to allow you the time to best understand the options for care, and will be delighted to answer any questions you have about any proposed Services Provided.
Not all dentists have the latest technology. Morro Bay Family Dentistry leads the way when it comes to adopting dental technologies which promote your oral health, create superior comfort, save you time, and can even reduce overall costs of some Services Provided.
Morro Bay Family Dentistry is committed to providing superior care to our patients. Using the latest technology, the office provides a friendly, knowledgeable staff whos always there for you. Compassionate care and integrity in service is of paramount importance to all of us at Morro Bay Family Dentistry. Our dental staff is committed to offering comprehensive dental services for all the needs of local residents. Were committed to offering you the most comfortable, enjoyable experience as possible.
Kara lives in Atascadero, CA near the beautiful town of Morro Bay. In her free time she enjoys listening to country music and going out with her boyfriend. She also likes to read fictional novels and lounge around the pool. While at Morro Bay Family Dentistry, Kara, strives to make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Taylor has been living on the Central Coast for nearly two decades enjoying the ocean views from her Grover Beach home. Currently a student working towards her business administration degree, Taylor spends most of her off time growing her successful local catering business, PourBoys Bartenders. Otherwise, catch her out and about hiking our beautiful Central Coast trails with her two adventure pups, Delilah and Sugar.
Taylors personal objective is to work in close relation with our patients, ensuring that they have had a great experience with our business as a whole. You can find her working hard in the front office, answering questions and phone calls alike. She loves working around people who truly care for other people, saying its great to have a team that feels like family, but its even better to see that patients are treated like family too.
Kathi has been a hygienist at this office for more than 25 years, staying with Dr. Ratchford after she acquired the practice. She graduated top of her class at Pasadena College Dental Hygiene Program, where she was the recipient of the California Hygiene Award of Clinical Excellence for her graduating class. She and her husband Tom, have lived on the Central Coast for more than 35 years, where they raised their two wonderful daughters together.
Donna has over 22 years of experience in clinical dental hygiene specializing in periodontal practices as well as 20 years in dental hygiene and dental education. She expanded her education background beyond her dental hygiene education at Pepperdine University where she earned a Master of Art in Educational Technologies and a Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies. The focus of Donnas research while in academia involved periodontal disease, academic integrity and the use of virtual reality (VR) in dental education.
After retiring from academia, Donna joined the team at Dr. Ratchfords office along with a local periodontist in San Luis Obispo. Donna remains closely tied to her profession through her professional affiliations with the American Dental Hygienists Association, California Dental Hygienists Association, Kern County Dental Hygienists Society, Western Society of Periodontology, and a local dental hygiene study club that focuses on different treatment modalities and aspects of implant care.
Donna strives for every patient to feel his/her needs are being addressed at the highest level of care possible. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, reading books, walking on the beach and yoga.
Monica is the youngest of 4 sisters. She was born and raised here on the Central Coast, in Los Osos. She has been working in the dental field for a few years already and loves every aspect of it. She strives to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease when they enter the dental office. Monica looks to continue to further her education in the dental field and to continue making a difference in every patients smile.