Dr. Kristen Ritzau was born and raised in San Clemente and is an alumnus of San Clemente High School. Born Kristen Moore, she is a third generation San Clemente local whose family moved here in the early 1950’s. She loves the San Clemente community and, as many will agree, believes it is the best place to live and work!

Dr. Kristen Ritzau obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry, earning Summa Cum Laude honors and the Alpha Omega International Award as the top ranked graduate in her class. She was also elected by school faculty into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society. While at UCLA, Kristen earned honors of excellence in the areas of Restorative Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, and Advanced Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics…

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Dr. Livingston is a third generation Southern California native locally raised in 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.

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Dental Hygienist

Kayla graduated with honors form Loma Linda University with her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She has been with our team since 2012 and has built a great rapport with many of our patients. She is married to a firefighter/paramedic and enjoys spending her time being active outdoors, hosting friends, and loving her family. “Quality, compassionate care” is her motto.

Dental Hygienist

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. Meghan was born and raised in Yorba Linda and she enjoys meeting new people, being with family and friends, working out, and outdoor activities.

Dental Hygienist

Katy is a fantastic Dental Hygienist that who has practiced hygiene at multiple offices throughout the country including New Jersey, Illinois, Santa Barbara and now San Clemente. She has also taken time to give back and worked as a clinical instructor in previous years at a Hygiene School, teaching other young hygienists in training.

Dental Hygienist

Adrienne has been a welcome addition to our team of hygienists and brings a lot of experience, having started her career in Florida before moving to San Clemente in 2009. Having worked more recently in Dana Point, she comes with multiple honors in her studies and career and earned her Soft Tissue Laser Fellowship Certificate in 2014. She loves to travel and says one of her favorite places to visit is Paris.

Dental Assistant

Emily recently moved to the area as her husband was recently transferred to Camp Pendleton to serve in the USMC. Emily is somewhat new to the dental field, but we are impressed by how fast she learns and has adapted to how we do things at Shoreline Dental. She enjoys assisting both our amazing doctors on dental procedures and in her spare time she likes to do DIY projects at home.

Dental Assistant

Candi is San Clemente born and raised and graduated from SCHS in 2000. She worked alongside the previous dentist Dr. Boatman for 8 years before Dr. Ritzau took over the practice. She became an RDA in June 2014 and loves creating new relationships with patients, and enjoys assisting chair-side. She loves spending quality time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys jogging on the beach trail, being around happy and caring people, and having a good laugh!

Dental Assistant

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.

Scheduling Coordinator

When you call our office, it will most likely be Natalie’s voice greeting you. Natalie is a San Clemente High School alum who went on to graduate with a BS in Psychobiology from University of California, Davis. She has been a part of our team since 2013, and has enjoyed many patient relationships over the years. On her free time, you can find her at the beach, on a run, or out and about with friends and family.

Treatment Coordinator

Katie has over 10 years of dental experience as a Treatment Coordinator in a variety of office settings. She possesses an expansive knowledge of the insurance industry and is a great advocate for patients in maximizing their insurance benefits to achieve their dental goals. She loves the beach and hopes to maybe one day retire in Hawaii.

Front Desk Coordinator

Julie has been a tremendous asset to our team and is the friendly face you are most likely to see first when you walk through our doors. She enjoys getting to know our patients, showing them around the office, and making them feel comfortable. She and her family moved into the San Clemente area a few years ago before living in San Diego. Julie is an early riser who spends almost every morning at her Bootcamp at 5am.

Office Manager

Cory has come to wear a lot of hats in the dental office. He may pick up the phone when you call the office or send you one of many letters throughout the year as a patient or new patient. He helps the girls with their technological challenges and helps in the office maintenance along the way. His main goal is to ensure that everyone enjoys their entire experience here at the dental office.

He enjoys socializing with patients and getting to know the many individuals that come through the office door. He also acts as a personal assistant (and husband) to Dr. Ritzau to keep her busy and happy!