Meet the Doctors of iSmile Santa Cruz

Dr. Michael Malek

Dr. MalekAt iSmile, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures. At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning, late evening & Saturday appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen & get to know each patient as an individual. The entire team at iSmile looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!

iSmile Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, iSmile’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!

Laura Luna – Office Manager


Laura is our outgoing Office Manager! She has worked in healthcare for 5+ years. She has her B.S. in Healthcare Administration & her Master’s in Business Administration. She loves Santa Cruz & has lived in the area her whole life. When she’s not in the office, she volunteers for Shepherd’s Gate Homeless Children & Women’s Shelter & The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Laura has an optimistic, helpful, & intelligent attitude & will be glad to assist you with anything you need!

McKenzie Malek – Front Office Coordinator


McKenzie is our Administrative Assistant. McKenzie loves Santa Cruz! As the daughter of Dr. Malek she has grown up in the world of dentistry & is passionate about pursuing her career in the field. Everyday, McKenzie has a smile on her face meeting new patients & getting to know her new community more. She’s working her way through college & knows her future in dentistry is about service & making sure every patient knows how important they are to the Malek family at iSmile, Inc. When you call the office at iSmile, Inc. you will know that engaging young woman is there because she wants to help you!

Natasha Zaretsky – Front Office Coordinator


Natasha is our Front Office Coordinator & Marketing Manger. Natasha is a UCSC graduate with a B.S. in Molecular Biology. She fell in love with the Santa Cruz community! Being a biology major, she is very interested in healthcare & dentistry. Natasha loves meeting new people & always has a smile on her face. She is passionate about seeing every patient leave the office happy & healthy! When you call the office at iSmile, Inc. you will know Natasha by her upbeat voice!

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