Meet The Staff

Kim H. – Office Manager -OMSA  – CPR/BLS

Kim joined Dr. Vaughan in the spring of 2018. Kim has over 25 years of Oral Surgery experience and truly loves all aspects of managing an Oral Surgery practice. She strives with making the patients feel comfortable. With her combined back and front office experience she can help answer any of the patients questions or concerns. Kim moved here from Northern California and resides in Huntington Beach. She loves spending time with her family and you can find her spending her free time at the beach with her 3 boys and husband.


Carissa – Patient Care Coordinator 

Carissa graduated from National University with a Bachelor degree in Allied health. She has been in the dental field for 15 years. Carissa started as a registered dental assistant helping in the back office. Now, her passion is helping in the front where she takes pride in using her years of experience to help patients feel comfortable and at ease from beginning to end. Carissa is on her 6th year with Dr. Vaughan and feels very fortunate to be working with, who she considers, the best Oral Surgeon. When Carissa is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 children. They love to try new restaurants and international foods.


Krissy S. – Surgical Assistant- OMSA-CRP/BLS -DAANCE- Implant Coordinator 

Krissy joined our practice in the beginning of 2017. She has been in the dental field since 2014. Krissy was born and raised in Orange County.  She enjoys the daily challenges she encounters, her relationships with patients, and ensuring everyone has a smile when they leave. In her free time Krissy enjoys spending time with her family and her two German Shepherds Kona and Colt.

Tammy W. – Surgical Assistant – DAANCE -CPR/BLS -RDA

Tammy joined the practice in 2017 shortly after she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Tammy works hand-in-hand with Dr. L. Stephen Vaughan during surgery and ensures the highest quality of care in sterilizing and OSHA compliance. Her kind and compassionate nature comforts patients and makes them feel relaxed and welcomed in our office. Tammy enjoys spending her free time at the beach with her loving husband.

Makenzie- Surgical Assistant

Makenzie joined the team in the beginning of 2019 and has been in the dental field since 2016. Makenzie recently moved to Orange County from  Port Huron Michigan where she worked in general cosmetic dentistry. She loves the day to Day challenges of oral surgery and strives to make sure every patient leaves smiling and confident. Makenzie loves to spend time with friends and family, and is eager to experience what sunny California has to offer.