Glo Finan

Scheduling Coordinator

Glo moved with her family to the Central Coast in 1992 from North Hollywood. Glo lives with her husband Ernie in Los Osos. She has four fully grown children, six grandkids, two dogs, Louie and Connie, along with a Lovebird named Hank. Glo happily takes care of our patients needs at the front office. She will gladly assist you with scheduling your dental appointment, discussing your treatment plan or helping you with any questions you may have.

Kara Jackson

Financial Treatment Coordinator

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 Palmer

Scheduling and Financial Treatment Coordinator

Taylor is the newest member to our Morro Bay Family Dentistry team – coming from a world of finance, this is a very exciting change in her career path. You can find her working hard in the front office, answering questions and phone calls alike.

Currently a student working towards her business degree, Taylor spends most of her ‘off time’ growing her successful local catering business, PourBoys Bartenders. Otherwise you can catch her out and about hiking our beautiful Central Coast trails with her two adventure pups, Delilah and Sugar.

Taylor’s 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. She loves working around people who truly care for other people, saying “it’s great to have a team that feels like family, but it’s even better to see that patients are treated like family too.

Kathleen Smith

Registered Dental Hygienist

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 Lesser, RDH, EdD

Registered Dental Hygienist

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 Donna’s 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. Ratchford’s 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 Rodriguez

Registered Dental Assistant

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.

747 Bernardo Ave,
Morro Bay, CA 93442
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