Shoreline Dental Studio is represented by a group of warm, caring, intelligent and compassionate individuals. These health professionals work hard to make every experience at Shoreline Dental Studio an exceptional one. You can learn a little more about each of them below.
Meghan graduated with honors at the top of her class from Cypress College. She was awarded a scholarship by the Orange County Dental Hygiene Society for her leadership and commitment to her profession. She was also awarded the Doni Corbin award for exemplary achievement in management and overall dedication to the dental hygiene profession. She graduated with her bachelors from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in Public Health. She is now teaching clinical dental hygiene at her alma mater and she is also on the dental hygiene board for Cypress College where she brings students guidance and knowledge to the private practice world. Meghan is a long standing employee at Shoreline and has created great rapport with so many of our patients. Not only is Meghan a great clinician but she is also the team lead for the hygiene department, helping grow hygienists both personally and professionally. Meghan is an Orange County native and was born and raised in Yorba Linda. She enjoys quality time with family, friends and her boyfriend, working out (Orange Theory Fitness), traveling, going to sporting events and enjoying what life throws at her!
Adrienne brings over 25 years of experience to our team of hygienists, having started her career in South Florida before moving back to San Clemente in 2009. She comes with multiple honors in her studies and career including earning her Soft Tissue Laser Fellowship Certificate in 2014. She has created such amazing rapport with her patients over the years working at Shoreline. She and her husband love to play pickleball as often as possible and they also enjoy traveling and being active outdoors. Their favorite place theyve visited is Barcelona, Spain.
Lori graduated as Valedictorian of her hygiene class from Concorde Career College in Garden Grove and was awarded the Pam Hughes Professional Scholarship for exemplifying professionalism, compassion, ethics, and integrity. She has experience in the orthodontic field for 13 years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fiance.
Austin graduated top of her class and was awarded the Congeniality Award for being the most uplifting and spiritual person in her class. She lives true to that description here, in our office! Outside of work, Austin keeps busy with her new husband and four step kids, spending most weekends at the beach, riding bikes, or kicking back in the backyard of her new home.
Rebecca graduated with highest honors from Cerritos College. She received an award for outstanding performance for proficiency & knowledge in periodontics. Additionally, Rebecca has a bachelor degree from Michigan State University where she studied communication and public relations. She is a proud Orange County native, being raised in Irvine, but is also well traveled spending a summer studying abroad in Paris. In her free time she enjoys quality time with family and friends, hanging out at the beach, and traveling.
Bobbie graduated with honors from West Coast University, with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She grew up locally in San Clemente and currently lives in Vista with her husband and fur babies. In her free time she likes working on art projects and visiting the local beaches. Bobbie has been in the dental field for over 5 years and is excited to share her love for dental hygiene with her patients.
Taylor graduated from West Coast University where she obtained her B.S in Dental Hygiene. Being in the workforce for several years now, she is looking forward to bringing her experience to the Shoreline Dental Studio team. Taylor grew up in Rancho Cucamonga before moving to Orange County. Outside of work she likes to work out, dine at fun new restaurants and create memories with friends, family, and her boyfriend.
Emily joined us with over a decade of experience in the dental field, having a variety of roles in both general and specialty dental practices. She was born and raised in south Orange County, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter. When shes not at work, you can find Emily enjoying our beautiful beaches, exploring local hiking trails, refinishing furniture, or playing her acoustic guitar.
Rosalind can be found helping out around the front office, but is usually hard at work increasing our marketing endeavors. She brings several years experience in both the dental and hospitality industries. She is a long time San Clemente local having grown up here all her life. She loves to travel with her husband, and looks forward to sharing her globetrotting ways with her young daughter. Be sure to ask her about her many adventures.
Lauren is born and raised in Yorba Linda and loves being in South Orange County. Not only does she have several years of customer service experience, but she loves working with children and has taught various levels of child development in the past. She is excited to strengthen her skills as a part of the Shoreline team and all that it encompasses. Lauren is a proud member of the Mission Viejo community where she lives with her husband.
Javedys joins our team as our Patient Care Coordinator after spending several years in retail management. She is a graduate from Orange Coast College with credentials as a dental assistant and has experience in orthodontics as well as pediatrics. She is a veteran with the US Air Force where she found her passion in working closely with people to build lasting relationships. Javedys was born and raised on the East Coast, but enjoys living in South Orange County with her husband especially because it is conducive to their outdoor active lifestyle.
Ashley was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ where she graduated from Northern Arizona University. She moved to Mission Viejo in 2019 with her husband and son and has over 7 years of experience in the dental field, as well as customer service and education. She spends her free time traveling with her family and has been to over 8 countries. When shes not abroad, you will most likely find her working on a puzzle at home.
Yanelis experience in the dental industry began in pediatric dentistry in 2016. She loves working with children, but is excited to grow her strengths in the field of General Dentistry. As the gatekeeper for our busy schedule, Yaneli works diligently to maximize the time of patients and staff alike to ensure that everyones time is valued. Being an Orange County native she is very familiar with the area, in fact one of her favorite places to enjoy a beautiful day is at the San Clemente Pier and beach.
Ivy is from Riverside, Ca and is looking forward to moving to the San Clemente Area Soon! She has several years experience in the Customer Service industry and has served as a substitute teacher in the past. On weekends, she loves to spend time with her Border Collie Fig. You may also find her going on foodie adventures with friends or cooking Chinese cuisine while at home!
Lauren brings a high level of customer service to the Shoreline Dental Studio Team with over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She likes to use her social spirit and outgoing personality to build interpersonal relationships in her life both personally and professionally. She has a strong focus on health and wellness, cooking delicious and healthy meals at home as well as taking time to exercise and hike outdoors. On weekends, she can also be found deep-sea fishing with her boyfriend or playing with her two cats, Dixie and Janet.
Taryn was born and raised in Seattle, Wa. She moved to Southern California in 2016 with her husband and has over 10 years of customer service experience. She graduated from ASU with a bachelors in Business Management and also has her real estate license. In her free time, she enjoys fun beach days and learning new recipes in the kitchen.
Natisha has over 10 years of chairside experience as a Registered Dental Assistant. She actually worked alongside Dr. Ritzau years ago while working together at a great office in Riverside before they both have since transitioned to Orange County. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and being in the outdoors.
Keri was born in Los Angeles and currently lives in Oceanside with her Fianc Michael, her son Tyler and her Dog Boba. She comes to us with over 17 years of dental experience as a Registered Dental Assistant. Keri is very outdoor-sy and loves hiking. She spends her weekends exploring new recipes in the kitchen and enjoying home cooked meals with her family and friends.
Originally from Portugal, Cathy first came to California as a teenager. She has over 20 years of experience in the dental field, recently extending her talents to Extended Functions. This means that she is qualified and trained to do even more for our patients! In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her husband and 3 kids keeping busy with their various activities.
Taylor was born and raised in San Clemente and has grown up in the area her whole life. She joined the dental field in 2020 with a background in Orthodontics and is now excited to grow and expand her education as a Dental Assistant. Before going into the dental field she lived in Vietnam for 6 months! She has two cats named Nanners and Lina. In her free time you will likely find her at the beach or enjoying the outdoors.
Veronica is originally from Jurupa Valley, located in the northwest corner of Riverside County. She has over a year of experience of assisting in the dental field and is excited to bring her skills to the Shoreline Dental Studio Team. She graduated in 2020 from the OP dental assisting program in Anaheim hills. She is a lover of all things Angels baseball, Disneyland and animals of all kinds. She has plans to relocate to Orange County with her fianc, where she can take advantage of the beach community as much as possible!
Stephanie grew up as the youngest of a family of 7 in Lake Elsinore. She has been in the dental field for almost a decade, and decided to move to Orange County for an opportunity to expand her knowledge and grow in her career in dentistry. She is currently working on finishing her bachelors and is excited to be one step closer to her ultimate career as a dentist! She enjoys being outside, especially when it comes to the beach and exploring nature. She is a huge animal lover, so be sure to ask her about her cats Louie and Liam.
Madison is originally from Oklahoma, but made the move to Southern California since her husband is in the Marine Corps. She has a background in customer service and is excited to join the dental field while continuing her education as she works alongside our seasoned team members. In her free time, you will most likely find her at the gym, walking her dog or discovering new coffee shops.
Kylee is originally from Hesperia, CA. She moved to San Clemente in 2020 where she currently lives with her boyfriend Dalton and cat Dexter. In 2020 she also graduated from college with a degree in Biology. Her dream is to become a Dentist and soak up as much knowledge and experience as she can while working alongside the Shoreline team. In her free time you will likely find her spending it with family or at the gym.
Cory Ritzau now serves as Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Dental Studio Studio, but has worn many administrative hats since launching the company with his wife in 2011. Throughout the work week, you may catch him coaching his dental team, giving a new patient tour, solving I.T. challenges, or even serving as the office handy-man. Corys main goal is to ensure that everyone receives a five-star experience at Shoreline and he loves getting to know the many patients that visit the practice. In his spare time, Cory enjoys golf, surfing, and snowboarding with his wife and two children.
Dr. Colby Livingston is a third generation Orange County native locally raised, whose family moved to Mission Viejo where she attended Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita. She went on to earn her Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from University of the Pacific in Northern California.
Dr. Livingston obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While in dental school, she completed training and received certification for Invisalign. She also spent time volunteering and providing dental care for low income and underserved residents of the Bay Area. Following dental school, Dr. Livingston completed a General Practice Residency at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center. There she pursued advanced training and provided dental care for our Southern California Veterans. While in private practice, she has continued her dental training, including courses in Invisalign, implant restorations, dental esthetics and advanced dental technology. She enjoys getting to know her patients and prides herself in providing comfortable dental care in a warm and friendly environment.
Dr. Livingston loves living in San Clemente with her college sweetheart (and now husband), Connor. In her free time, you can find her walking on the beach trail, volunteering with the Junior League of Orange County, or reading a good book.
Dr Kristen Ritzau is the Founder, Lead Dentist, and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Dental Studio. In 2011, Shoreline Dental Studio began in a single dental operatory with only Dr Ritzau and her husband, and has quickly grown into a 15 employee multi-million dollar practice that services dental patients from over 100 cities and 6 states across the nation. Over the past five years it has grown to help over 3,500 people achieve their dental goals.
Dr. Kristen Ritzau was named to the prestigious 40 Under 40 list of the countrys top dental providers by Incisal Edge Magazine in 2015. Shoreline Dental Studio was voted the top dental office in San Clemente by the San Clemente Times and SC Lifestyle Magazine in 2017. It was also named to the Orange County Best Places to Work list in 2018.
Dr. Ritzau is also the author of Distinctive Dentistry: Obtaining an Unparalleled Dental Experience and a Healthy Smile for Life. She was also named to the Board of the American Academy of Clear Aligners in 2018 and achieved Gold+ Level Provider status by Invisalign for her clinical excellence with Invisalign. She graduated at the top of her class from University of California, Los Angeles earning the prestigious Alpha Omega International Award.
Dr. Ritzau was the captain of her collegiate soccer team at Point Loma Nazarene University and also earned awards as a two time All-Conference player. She also enjoys running and has completed two marathons to date. She enjoys spending time with her two young children, Hayley and Hunter. She is involved with her local MOPS group and can be found at the beach with her family in her free time.
Dr. Shahira Saad completed her Undergraduate training at UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Due to her love for southern California, she decided to attend UCLA School of Dentistry where she graduated Cum Laude and won numerous awards and scholarships.
Dr. Saad then decided to continue her training by completing an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency at the UCLA Venice Dental Center. Her residency focused on proficiency in cosmetic smile design, implant placement and restoration, as well as conservative restorative dentistry. She continues to keep her training and knowledge up to date by taking numerous continuing education courses in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Saad strives to provide excellent patient education and communication to ensure that all of her patients feel calm and comfortable.
After working several years in the Greater Los Angeles area, she has recently relocated to Orange County. She looks forward to making connections in the Orange County community and in her free time enjoys hiking, beach days and traveling.