Dr. Erick Hernandez

Dentist
Dr. Hernandez attended La Sierra High School where he graduated at an early age of 16. After finishing his general studies, he attended Loma Linda University where he studied Clinical laboratory sciences and worked at Loma Linda Medical center Hematology department for several years.

In 2003, Dr. Hernandez decided to further his career and education by attending Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. Over the years, he had practiced dentistry in several communities in the inland empire (Riverside, Lake Elsinore, San Bernardino and Los Angeles) his 8 years of professional experience had allowed him to become proficient in all phases of dentistry.

Dr. Hernandez strives to stay current with the changes and new technologies in dentistry by attending courses in Implantology, Endodontics and Oral surgery acquiring certification in these fields and maintaining active membership in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Tri-county Dental Association.

Dr. Hernandez fell in love with the city of Murrieta while he was searching for a place to serve his patients and the community and accepted the responsibility to continue the dental tradition at the practice of Dr. Todd Evans and his wife Laurie, where he intends to continuously deliver the best dental service to Dr. Evans former patients and the future families of patients to come.

Dr. Hernandez and his wife Claudia and their three children Kathy, Jonathan and Meghan feels privileged to be part of this growing community and are looking forward to serving your dental needs and providing you with the best things that dentistry can offer.


Claudia Hernandez

Administrator
Claudia started working in the dental field since 1995, became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1998. She joined the dental field because she enjoyed caring and comforting patients. Also, to help the doctor create beautiful smiles. In 2015, Dr. Erick Hernandez took over Dr. Todd Evans private practice. Since then, she became part of the Murrieta Dental Studio team as an administrator. Her general responsibilities are to manage office clerical, handling phone calls, accounts payable and receivable. Claudia is happily married, has three children, and enjoys reading, gardening, and spending quality time with her loved ones.


Teresa Dacio

Office Manager
I am an out of state dental graduate and I’ve been working in the dental field for about 30 years. I have 2 wonderful sons. One is a full time chef at a high-end steak house In Orange County and my youngest works as a graphic designer in one of the leading clothing distributor.

I am experienced in the in-outs of the dental profession including but not limited to insurance and case presentation and patient education. My aim is to be a patient advocate by making sure that they get and understand the best treatment possible and also making sure that their experience with us will be a memorable one. When I am not at work I spend a lot of time with families, cooking, playing cards and when we get a chance camping and a little shopping here or there does not hurt either.


Tina

Patient Coordinator
Tina has worked in the dental field for 15 years. She started as a dental assistant and worked her way up to the front office. She has 2 kids and enjoys doing charity work through the “American Muscle Family Car Club”, who are well known in their local community for helping Veterans, Children in need and Law enforcement and fire fighters. She is very knowledgeable of dentistry and is happy to help you with all your dental needs.


Mallory Lazar

Hygienist
I began my career in the Dental field right out of high school. I knew that was the field I wanted to get into and quickly fell in love with it. I became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2005. I then continued my education to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene. I graduated from San Joaquin Valley College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010. I am dedicated in providing quality dental care and I believe that educating my patients on their oral health is essential. I really enjoy working with people and feel so blessed to be doing what I love.

When I’m not working Im spending time with my family. I have been married for about 8 years. I keep busy with my three kids.


Sosie Malone

Hygienist
After graduating from high school in 1981, it was only natural for me to follow in my family’s footsteps into dentistry with an Uncle and Cousin who are dentists and my father who owned a dental lab for over 50 years. I graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College in 1986 as a Dental Hygienist. I have worked in this field for the past 35 years and I have and continue to develop a passion to help patients reach their best dental health.

My career has been very rewarding and I have developed relationships with patients that will last a lifetime. I started my career working in San Pedro and Redondo Beach, then moved to Michigan when I got married. After seven years, my husband and I made the decision to move back to Southern California and settled in beautiful Temecula. I have been working in my current position for 9 years and loved every minute of it. I am especially excited to be part of Dr. Hernandez’s team and look forward to many more years.

When I’m not at the office, I’m very busy with my husband and two young boys. We are very involved in sports and I volunteer my time to photograph the games and the teams accomplishments.


Silvia Sainos

Registered Dental Assistant
I have been working in Dentistry for over 25 years. I have worked both as a registered dental assistant and back office supervisor. One of the things I enjoy the most about my job I when I see how changing a patient’s smile transform their lives.

Outside the office, my grandkids enrich my life everyday. In my free time I enjoy sewing.