Meet Our Staff
Vicki has been employed at Coast Periodontics since 1995 and has worked in the specialty of periodontics for decades. She began her career as a chair-side dental assistant and has worked in both General Dentistry and Endodontics. Vicki has a true passion for dentistry and continues to attend CE courses to further her education. She has been certified as a medical assistant and has her x-ray license. As office manager, Vicki takes pride in her management duties but her #1 focus is patient care. She is the proud mother of two sons and a new grandson! She loves to travel and enjoys many sports.
I started my career in 1994 working as a Registered Dental Assistant in general dentistry, and over the years I’ve worked in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. Before settling in the San Luis Obispo area I was working in Oral Surgery where I got my certification OMSA for surgery assisting. Along the journey of my career, I’ve worked the front office as a Scheduling Coordinator. I moved to the San Luis Obispo area in 2016 from northern California. I have two Pugs and a grown daughter that lives in Washington.
I was a medical insurance biller and receptionist for many years and soon after that, I went to work for a mortgage banking firm as a Loan Administrator for ten years. Later, I earned my Dental Assisting Certificate and X-ray License and Coronal Polish Certificate. I enjoyed being in school and decided to further my education by returning to Shasta College in Redding CA where I earned my AA in Business Administration.
Registered Dental Assistant
Ashley is one of our newest members of the team. She has been an RDA for 12 years on the Central Coast and truly enjoys what she does.
She does a little bit of everything at our office! On her free time she enjoys spending time with her 3 year old daughter Ava, has a passion of hers is doing makeup and also loves doing dental work for Service members who are getting ready to deploy.
Susan joined the team of Dr. Sayre-Carstairs in 2005 as a dental assistant and came to us with 8 years of front and back office experience. She is also a licensed esthetician, but enjoys the challenge of learning more in the dental field and working closely with our patients and our staff. Susan’s friendly, outgoing personality is an asset to our office. She loves spending time with her family and friends when she is not working.
Monica has been a dental assistant since 1984. She has been a member of Dr. Sayre-Carstairs’ staff both full and part-time since 2004. Monica enjoys working with patients and assisting Dr. Sayre-Carstairs. She enjoys making everyone feel at home and comfortable. Monica’s free time is spent with her husband, four daughters and her grandson, all of which keeps her very busy. Her most recent accomplishment is obtaining her real estate license.
Michael has an Associate Degree in Microbiology from Citrus College, an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Los Angeles and a BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton. He has written a continuing education course on periodontal antimicrobial therapy for home study or online credit which is accepted in all 50 states. He likes doing volunteer work in Dental Hygiene and has traveled to the Philippines
Mary Ellen has been with Dr. Sayre since 2015. She has over forty years of working as a dental
hygienist since her
Both Mary Ellen’s husband and son are graduates of Cal Poly and all three are happy to be living
in Morro Bay…..the beach life!