Meet Our Team
Surgical Assistant Registered Dental Assistant, X-Ray Licensed, CPR Certified
Lexie is Dr. Vaughan’s Lead Surgical Assistant. Raised in Southern Illinois, Lexie attended Nursing school at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. In July 2013, she married her high school sweetheart and moved to sunny San Clemente and it was here that she realized her true passion for dentistry.
Lexie graduated in 2014 from the San Diego Dental Careers Institute and as of 2015 became a licensed RDA through the state of California.
Lexie ensures every patient is comfortable and always strives to provide the best chair side care.
Tammy recently joined our clinical surgery team. She received her Dental Assisting Certificate and Radiology License from Regional Occupation Program in 2010. She worked part time while attending Cal State University of Fullerton. After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Biology, Tammy discovered her passion for the medical field and had enjoyed Oral Surgery. She loves communicating with her surgical patients and is very genuine. She also demonstrates a natural ability to empathize and understand how her patients are feeling. In her spare time Tammy likes to go to the beach and spend time with friends and family.
Krissy was born and raised in Orange County. She graduated from Everest Collage to pursue Dental assisting, and continuing to grow in the dental field. She takes great pride in caring for patients. Krissy enjoys being in Oral Surgery because of the advanced procedures that help people restore their confidence and smiles! Krissy is glad to be apart of Dr. Vaughan's team because,"We all work together and treat our patients like family." Out of the office Krissy enjoys watching all kinds of sporting events, hiking with her dog Kona, and spending time with her family.
Front office patient coordinator
Ariel is Dr. Vaughan's patient coordinator and is most likely the first voice greeting you over the phone. Raised in Guangzhou, China, she came to the United States for school in 2007. While Ariel was in college she met her husband Michael and got married in 2011. They have two beautiful children Laila and Jacob. On the weekends you can find Ariel at Disneyland with her children or enjoying a hike with her family!