Meet The Luminous Team

Lisa Lucero


Lisa is the Luminous Smiles Office Manager. She has been in the dental field for 37 years. Lisa began her career as a dental assistant, which gave her the experience, knowledge and skills to be able to serve patients with their dental needs. No matter where Lisa had worked, whether it be assisting the doctor, or at the front desk, it was her passion to always build relationships with patients and earn their trust. Lisa’s goal is for each patient to have the best dental experience possible. She enjoys helping others, and nothing makes her happier than to see patients get their self esteem and their health back after they have completed their dental treatment. When Lisa is not helping patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, hanging out at the beach, gardening and traveling.

Angie Kunihira

Registered Dental Hygienist

Angie graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University in Southern California. She decided to move to the beach in 2008 to enjoy the cooler weather and change of scenery. Weekends are filled with biking along the beach, hiking in the local mountains and trying all cuisines Southern California has to offer. Traveling to different countries while planning for her next adventure has always been her top priority. Coming from a family of dentists and observing the care provided to patients made her more interested in taking on the role of a health care professional. Her ultimate goal is to keep patients educated and to provide a gentle yet thorough cleaning in order to achieve optimal health.

Alexis Flores

Dental Assistant

Alexis Flores was born and raised in Orange County. Her community would describe her as sweet, caring, and dependable. She’s been a dental assistant for about 3 years. She found her passion for dental care when she went through orthodontic care herself in high school. She was amazed by orthodontics and wanted to learn more about how it worked. And from then on she knew she wanted to get involved in the dental field. Once Alexis finished her dental assistance program, she wanted to experience what it was like to work at a general office and explore all different types of procedures. That’s where she met Dr. Desai. She’s very passionate about her work and loves talking to the patients here at Luminous Smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, staying active, and hiking. She loves to travel and tries to often as she can. She looks forward to continue growing both within the office and as a person.

Carolyn Trieu

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carolyn graduated from West Coast University in Anaheim, CA with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Before starting her hygiene career, she worked as a dental assistant for about 4 years – that’s where she discovered her passion for the dental field. During Carolyn’s time as a dental assistant she enjoyed the interactions she was able to have with the patients and knew that having that, in addition to providing them with optimal oral health care, was something she really wanted to pursue. In Carolyn’s free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, trying new foods, and hanging out with family/friends.

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