Patricia Murphy, DDS
Dr. Patricia Murphy is a native San Diegan. After graduating from Loyola Marymont University, she attended the University of the Pacific Dental School and graduated in 1992. She practiced dentisty in San Francisco for five years before returning to San Diego. In 1997 Dr. Murphy opened her current practice in Del Mar.
Dr. Murphy's priority is to treat her patients with the highest quality of dentistry within a compassionate environment. Dr. Murphy believes that ongoing continuing education for the entire team is imperative to stay up with the changes in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Murphy is an active member of each of the following professional organizations:
In her spare time, Dr. Murphy loves to spend time with her husband, John, and her three beautiful girls; Kathleen, Mairin, and Georgia.
Lynell Ciranna, RDH, BS, RD
Originally from Michigan, Lynell graduated from Ferris State University, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. After moving to California, Lynell received her BS in Foods and Nutrition from San Diego State University, and completed a dietetic internship at the La Jolla Veterans Administration. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Nutrition at SDSU. As well as her many years working as a dental hygienist, Lynell has enjoyed positions as a clinical dental hygiene instructor, dental consultant, and continuing education instructor. Lynell has been with Dr. Murphy for over 2 years. In her free time, Lynell enjoys skiing and traveling.
Romi Skolnik, RDH, BA
Dr. Murphy's hygienist, Romi, has been with the practice since 2000. She has a BA in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Romi also has her Masters in Adapted Physical Education from SDSU. She received her certificate in Dental Hygiene from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists.
Originally from Rhode Island, Romi has lived in San Diego for 19 years. When not busy with patients, she can usually be found at the barn with her horse- or skiing with her husband Dale and son Tanner.
Noreen Hennen, MBA
Originally from Satellite Beach, Florida, Noreen headed west to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder. After receiving her BS and MBA in business Noreen and her husband Marc moved to San Diego. Noreen started working with Dr. Murphy over three years ago. She brought with her 21 years of experience in the dental field.
During her free time, Noreen is either bike riding with Marc- or cheering for her sons Justin and Jared . When their schedule allows, the family loves to travel.
Krishna Tauch, RDA
Krishna is a Registered Dental Assistant from Fresno, CA and a graduate of UC San Diego. She has previously practiced in Santa Barbara, CA and is currently working on her prerequisites for dental school at UCSD. She is a member of the UCSD Pre-Dental Society and volunteers at the Free Dental Clinics. Krishna enjoys spending time with her large bunny and two mini daschunds, traveling, yoga, playing the guitar, and trying new foods.