Meet the Doctors of iSmile Santa Cruz
At 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 comes 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!
Dr. Michael Malek
Dr. Malek is a graduate of the University of Michigan with top honors in advanced prosthodontics. He has volunteered his services with the Boys & Girls Club as well as St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Dr. Malek has devoted himself to extensive training in the fields of periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, implantology, & aesthetic full mouth rejuvenation. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, & the American Orthodontic Society. When not caring for patients, Dr. Malek pursues his hobbies of horseback riding, boating, sculpting, & painting.
Dr. Malek is excited about being in a community that encourages health & wellness! As a man of the outdoors Dr, Malek is enjoying hiking, our amazing Monterey Bay, & the warmth of the people here in our community. Santa Cruz has become his home, a paradise to embrace, & serve!
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!
Lorrie Ammann RDH, BS
Lorrie is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a graduate of USC School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Shortly after graduating, she relocated to beautiful Santa Cruz. She has been practicing in Santa Cruz County for 20 years, working in general & periodontal offices. Her interest in dental hygiene began while she was a dental assistant working in Santa Barbara. She offers years of experience in patient care & strives to make each patient’s visit informative & comfortable while helping them maintain their oral health. When not in the dental office, Lorrie enjoys spending time with her husband, son & daughter. Her hobbies are standup paddling, biking, hiking, camping, running (participating in local races including the Wharf to Wharf) & doing anything outdoors or by the beach.
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. Every day, 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!
Connor Malek − Office Manager
Connor is our Office Manager & Marketing Coordinator. Connor is a UCSC graduate with a B.S. in Biology for Pre-Dental. He fell in love with the Santa Cruz community! Being the son of Dr. Malek & a biology major, he has spent his entire life around the dental field & is very interested in healthcare & dentistry. Connor loves meeting new people & always has a smile on his face. He is passionate about seeing every patient leave the office happy & healthy! When you call the office at iSmile, Inc. you will know Connor by his upbeat voice!
Jada Juri − Lead Dental Assistant
Jada Juri is our lead dental assistant. She was born & raised in Santa Cruz but pursued her education in dental assisting at Unitek College in San Jose. She enjoys playing the ukulele & relaxing at the beach in her free time! As part of the iSmile Team, Jada will make sure your dental experience is as comfortable as possible & has a wonderful sense of humor that is sure to make you laugh! When you receive treatment, Jada will be there every step of the way to ensure you receive the best, & only the best.
Grant Townsend − Dental Assistant Intern
Grant is a dental assistant intern at the office. He grew up in Aptos & graduated from Aptos High School. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from BYUH. He loves working at iSmile while preparing to apply to dental school. He loves to surf, ride dirt bikes, play volleyball, snowboard, & play the guitar.
Coral Schoenbeck − Administrative Assistant
Coral is an administrative assistant at the office. She grew up in Washington state & graduated from Marysville Getchell ISC. She loves being at iSmile & getting to know & help the community every day. When she’s not in the office, Coral enjoys spending time with her son & other family.