Meet Our Team
Behind every great doctor is an even better team! As a patient of The Brush Stop, you are part of our dental family, and we strive to ensure your comfort every step of the way. From the moment you step into our office, to the minute your appointment ends, we are committed to making each and every visit for your child and teen an enjoyable one. Our experienced team are specially trained in calming children who are anxious or those with special needs. They are ready to assist you and your child in any way possible, while setting your child at ease and making them feel relaxed and one of a kind. It is our belief that working with children is not a job; it is a privilege.
Dr. Binita Katheria is a Southern California native, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from our very own University of Califonia, San DIego. Dr. Binita completed her dental degree at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, where she was given ample opportunity to travel abroad on mission trips to help underserved communities. It was during these trips that her passion for pediatric dentistry grew. She completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry as well as a Master of Science degree in Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. As a board certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Binita’s research has been published in the prestigious Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, and focuses primarily on the effectiveness of cone beam commuted topography when assessing pathology in children. After several years away, Dr. Binita has made her way back to sunny San Diego with her husband and two boys. She is well versed in all children’s cartoons, and in the few spare moments she has between being an amazing pediatric dentist, and a full time mother of two toddler boys, Dr. Binita enjoys running.
Our Front Office and Back Office Team
Meet Cassandra our Treatment Coordinator
Cassandra’s wealth of knowledge comes from years of experience in the dental field. She has managed and served as both a front office, and clinical team member. When she isn’t making magic happen at The Brush Stop, you will find Cassandra spending time with her family, cheering on her favorite sports teams, which include the San Diego Chargers, and Michigan State Spartans! Cassandra spends her free time playing indoor soccer, and enjoying the San Diego sun outdoors!
Meet Lauren our Insurance Specialist
Lauren has vast experience as an insurance specialist in the dental field. She works tirelessly to assist our patients with their dental benefits, and makes every effort to ensure we have the most accurate estimated information for each of our patients. When Lauren isn’t working on untangling the web of dental benefits, she is an amazing mother to her three-year-old son, as well as a wife to a devoted American soldier.
Meet Tiffany our Pediatric Dental Ninja
Tiffany has over 14 years of experience in the dental field, and it shows! Her attention to detail, and kind, gentle nature makes her the perfect fit for our practice. She is trained in myofunctional therapy, and versed in all things nursing and lactation. Tiffany’s passion for helping children stems from her own daughter and son, who at ages four and two keep her on her toes!
Meet Cruz our Pediatric Dental Ninja
Cruz’s passion for health and wellness is exemplified by his commitment to a fit lifestyle, as well as keeping his smile bright and healthy. When he is not tackling sugar bugs, our dental ninja also serves as a petty officer 2nd class in the Navy. As an Alaskan native, you will find Cruz spending his free time soaking up the San Diego sun at the beach!
Meet Seja (pronounced say-jah) our K9 Good Citizen Therapy Dog
Seja is a three and a half year old French Bulldog, who has worked as a Canine Good Citizen for over two years. She frequents hospitals and senior homes. In her free time Seja loves to sunbathe, and meet other dogs at Del Mar Dog Beach. Her favorite treats are greenies and peanut butter!
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