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Dr. Ajay Amin

Dr. Amin grew up in southern California, and when he was younger, he spent a lot of time working in his parent’s hotel. As he helped his father fix things around the building, he realized how much he loved working with his hands to repair anything that was broken. During his first dental checkup as a child, Dr. Amin became fascinated with the dental industry, and the rest is history. For Dr. Amin, dental work is akin to construction work and repair, but on a micro-scale with a detailed, artistic aspect. 

Before attending dental school, Dr. Amin graduated Magna Cum Laude from UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences. He went on to earn his dental degree from the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry and he completed his dental residency at UNLV. Dr. Amin specializes in dental implantology and dental surgery, and he is also certified in IV sedation. 

After dental school, Dr. Amin and his wife practiced in Seattle, Washington, before moving back to California to be closer to family. Dr. Amin feels honored that he was chosen by Dr. Woznuk to take over his practice and take care of his patients. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Amin loves to work on projects around the house, and he also enjoys watching basketball and spending time with his wife. Together, they cook and get outside to hike and enjoy nature.

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Attentive and Understanding

About Our Team

Our warm, welcoming team at Lighthouse Dental is here for you. We aim to put our patients’ needs first and create the best dental experience possible. Our team is dedicated to building life-long friendships while we help you achieve and maintain optimal dental health.

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Adriana Llanez

Front Office Coordinator
Adriana has lived in San Diego for most of her life. She majored in Medical Office Management and has been in the dental field for 21 years. Adriana has been at our office for over 15 years and enjoys working with patients and helping them maximize their dental insurance benefits. When she’s not working, Adriana loves spending time with her three boys and two girls. In her free time, she enjoys a good dinner and a movie.
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Sarah McGee

Registered Dental Assistant
Sarah is a native San Diegan and has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2003. Sarah loved going to the dentist as a child and wanted to spread that joy to other patients. After becoming a Registered Dental Assistant, Sarah became a part of our team and has been with our practice for 9 years. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and making sure they’re comfortable during all phases of treatment. On her time off, Sarah enjoys spending time with her 3 sons, reading novels, and karaoking with family.
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susie davis

Registered Dental Assistant
Susie is originally from the Phoenix area. She moved to San Diego in 2010 and has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2012. On weekends she enjoys hiking trails with her boyfriend and spending time with her cats, Squishy and Biscuits. Susie has a great sense of humor and enjoys getting to know patients on a personal level. We are very happy she has joined our office. You are going to love Susie!
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Nicole cano

Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Chicago, Nicole graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She moved to San Diego in 2016 to enjoy the warmer weather and has not looked back. She truly loves helping her patients with their oral hygiene. She is detail oriented, keeps a positive attitude and is a kind person all around. Nicole is happily married to her husband Danny and together they have the sweetest little girl, Kaia. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys having dinner at outdoor restaurants, going to amusement parks, and hiking with her family. You are going to love Nicole!

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Modern, Precise Dentistry

About Our Office

At Lighthouse Dental, we focus on implementing the latest dental technologies and equipment to provide our patients with the highest quality of care possible. To ensure a stellar patient experience, we use CEREC same-day crowns, laser therapy, and CBCT- 3D X-rays. 

In addition to our modern treatments and equipment, we aim to educate all of our patients about their individual oral health. The best way to keep your smile healthy and brilliant is by working together to create a custom treatment plan and at-home care routine that works for your budget, schedule, and lifestyle. We always take the time to sit down with each of our patients to discuss your dental goals and answer any questions you may have. 

We know that many of you are Patients of Dr. Woznuk, and may be wondering what changes to expect around the office. While we are updating the space, we are proud to offer you the same great service that you received from Dr. Woznuk. Give us a call to learn more and book a visit to meet Dr. Amin.

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