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Our Long Beach Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.

Joanne-41-edit-198x300Joanne Schauer, RDH

Joanne was born in Pasadena where she attended high school and worked as a dental assistant. She attended UCLA and Pasadena City College School of Dental Hygiene. She practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 35 years. She has been with Naples Dental Care since 1992.

Joanne currently lives in Orange County with husband, Randy, and their two children, Scott and Alexis.




Roberta-75-edit-198x300Roberta Stolba, RDH

Roberta has worked as a dental hygienist for the past 21 years, 15 of those years have been in Long Beach at Naples Dental Care.

Roberta has a busy family life in South Orange County with her husband Sam, son Blake and a terrier named Jax.







Stephanie San Marchi, RDH

Stephanie was born and raised locally in Huntington Beach. She received her certificate in Dental Assisting in 1994 and R.D.A. license in 1995. She continued her general education and prerequisite courses for Dental Hygiene at Golden West College. Stephanie attended the Dental Hygiene Program at West Los Angeles of UCLA College and graduated in 1999 with an A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined our staff in 2004.

Stephanie enjoys being active outdoors and traveling.



Shelly-91-edit-198x300Shelley Baker, RDH

Shelley started assisting in high school and went on to get her RDA and xray license in 1984 at her local junior college. In 1991, Shelley graduated with her dental hygiene degree at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. 2 years ago, she moved to the Long Beach area to be closer to family. Shelley joined Dr. Laura Manuel in early 2012.

Shelley enjoys spending time with her church and family, while both of her kids attend college.




Britnie Sepulveda, RDH

Britnie was born and raised in Southern California. She received her dental hygiene AA degree from Cypress College. She was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to help educate her patients on dental health and create beautiful healthy smiles.  It is her goal to provide the best dental care to  patients and make them as comfortable as possible.

Britnie enjoys outdoor activities, going to the gym, delicious food and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite quote… “You’re never fully dressed without a smile!”


Ashlee Eddowes, RDAEF

Ashlee is originally from Deming, New Mexico and moved to California in 2000.  She has been a dental assistant for almost 20 years and obtained her RDA in 2001 at Southern California Regional Occupational Center in Torrance, CA. Ashlee has worked with Dr. Laura Manuel since August 2003. In 2005, she advanced her education at UCLA and received her RDAEF credential with Dr. Manuel by her side.

When she is not focusing on her passion for dentistry, Ashlee spends her weekends with her three children, her youngest son, Dersen, who has a love for sailing, and her two step children, Andres, who is majoring in computer science and Danika, who is majoring in film.



Gwen Santos, RDA 

Gwen is originally from the Philippines where she was a registered nurse. She came to the United States in 1998 where she wanted to venture in a different field while still somewhat involved in the medical world. Gwen has worked as an RDA since 1995 and in 2003 she was trained with cerec CAD CAM cerec crowns. She joined the team at Dr. Laura Manuel’s in late 2012.

Gwen enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids and little dachshund.




Ashley Acevedo, RDA

Ashley grew up in Orange County and started working with Dr. Manuel in 2005. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2007, while continuing her education at Cal State Long Beach.  She ultimately graduated with a B.A. in Communications. November of 2018 will mark her 13 year anniversary with Dr. Laura Manuel.

Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband Jared whom she married in October of 2015, their daughter Ava and their dog Elly.



Lisa Estrella, Insurance Liaison

Lisa started in the dental field in 1985 after graduating with her RDA from Long Beach City College. She began working with Dr. Joel Lander in 1989 as his lead assistant until 2000 when she was moved to the front office to serve as an insurance liaison. Lisa continued with the position as Dr. Laura Manuel took over the practice in 2005 and has been with Dr. Manuel since.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her three sons, Neil, Adam and Gabe as well as her adorable grandchildren, Isla and Evan. She also loves to travel, enjoys wine tasting and going to the movies and sporting events.


Alexa-40-edit-198x300Alexa Roman, Patient Care Coordinator 

Alexa grew up in Riverside, California and moved to Orange County after graduating high school. She has years of experience with patient care and has been working with Dr. Manuel since 2016. Along with working at Dr. Manuel’s office, she is getting her bachelors in communications.

Alexa enjoys traveling. watching sporting events and spending time with her family and friends.