Meet Our Team - Arroyo Grande, CA

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Marie, Registered Dental Hygienist - Arroyo Grande, CA

Marie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Marie is a native of the central coast and has been in practice for over 20 years. She graduated top of her class from Fresno City College in 1999. She is laser certified and a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and American Society of Forensic Odontology. Marie takes many continuing education classes, workshops and seminars, in order to stay at the forefront of dentistry and provide her patients the most current treatment options. 

Marie loves getting to know her patients and providing them with the highest level of individualized dental care. She has a deep respect for each patients’ unique needs and makes a point of putting the patient at ease and creating a comfortable environment where they can relax and know they will be cared for. 

In her spare time, Marie loves to spend time with her family, travel anywhere hot, take yoga classes, hit the gym, and watch her favorite show, Grace and Frankie. 

Whiteney, scheduling and marketing coordinator - Arroyo Grande, CA


Thank you for calling Bauer Dental Center Care this is Whitney, how can I help you? I am the scheduling and marketing coordinator at Bauer Dental Center Care. I am a graduate of Central California School of Continuing Education’s Dental Assisting program. I am the mother to Lydia, a spunky 11 year old. I am here to make your visit one of comfort and ease. I am committed to learning all that I can, so I can better answer any questions you may have.

Ashten, Dental Assistant - Arroyo Grande, CA


Hi I’m Ashten! As a Registered Dental Assistant, I strive to be a careful listener to our patients. 

I value getting to know each and every patient who seeks dental care. I hope to provide every patient with peace of mind and education about their dental needs to accomplish a welcoming visit. 

I earned my RDA license by being a student of Dr Bauer’s for 15 months. This non traditional opportunity allowed me to become a well-seasoned assistant who has learned by doing. I value furthering my education to stay at the forefront of modern dentistry. Which is why I am currently studying to receive my Registered Dental Assistant in Expanded Functions. 

Throughout my years of education, Dr. Bauer has encouraged me to stretch my capabilities and be confident within my profession. This opportunity to be apart of the office has been an amazing and joyful learning opportunity.


Hi there! I’m Jude, I was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2014, graduating with honers from San Joaquin Valley College. I also have my degree in pre-nursing from Cuesta College. Working with Dr. Bauer has fueled my passion for growing my dental career which is why I went on to further my skills and education by obtaining my license in Expanded Functions from the Dental Career Institute in 2020. I feel very blessed to be apart of such a talented and compassionate team.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family friends and my 8 year old Cavachon Harlow. I also enjoy tennis, traveling and volunteering in my community whenever I get the chance.


Hello, my name is Stephanie. Welcome to Bauer Dental Center! I began working in the dental field at 18 years old. I was a Dental Assistant and also worked as a Receptionist in the front office. It was there I found my love for helping patients maximize their benefits and coordinate their treatment. I took some time off in the dental field to raise my children and as rewarding as that has been and is, I am happy to be able to work again at helping patients achieve the smile they have always wanted.

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my three boys ages 15, 13 and 11 years old. We enjoy camping, going to the lake, hiking, swimming and anything that allows us to enjoy the beauty of living on the Central Coast. Most of all spending time hanging out with our friends and family barbecuing, playing games and making memories. My family is my treasure; I am thankful to have found a family here at Bauer Dental Center. I look forward to welcoming you into our family here as well.

We’re here to help you achieve your best smile and ideal dental health.