Granite Hills Dental Team

Granite Hills Dental Staff

Our Hygienists

El Cajon Dental Staff

JANELLE SCHARER

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Janelle has been a member of our team since 2007. She takes pride in providing individualized hygiene care and motivating patients to do routine homecare. She enjoys working with Dr. Tyler and Dr. Gonzalez because they provide personalized care and dental treatment that addresses both the patient’s wants and needs.

Janelle graduated from Cuyamaca College with an Associate’s Degree in Generalized Education and from Southwestern College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental hygiene. She is passionate about her family, and truly enjoys her life. She feels fortunate to have a job that can make a real difference in a patient’s life.

Jamul Dentist

MELISSA CRAIG

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Melissa has been a member of our team since 2003. She ensures that each patient is treated with the highest quality of care. She enjoys working with Dr. Tyler and Dr. Gonzalez because they take the time to listen to each patient and address their wants and needs in a warm and friendly environment. Melissa received her Associates Degree in Biology Allied Health Field from Mesa College. In 2002 she received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Southwestern College.

She is a native San Diegan and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

La Mesa Dentist

JEAN GALLIENNE

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Jean has been a member of our team since 1990. She provides quality of care by maintaining and caring for the periodontal health of the patient’s mouth. She enjoys working with Dr. Tyler and Dr. Gonzalez because of their abilities to treatment plan the needs and wants of each individual patient. Jean graduated from Sinclair Community College in Ohio and earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1988. She continued her education and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Jean is active in outdoor sports such as wakeboarding, wake surfing, golf, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and off-roading. She served in the United States Navy and provided care to both Marines and Navy personnel.

El Cajon Dental Staff

CHERLYN BERNAL

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Cher has been a member of our team since 2015. She strives in providing meticulous preventative dental care with a gentle touch. Cher finds that being a member of this entire team is enjoyable because of everyone’s corresponding efforts in obtaining one common goal, which is optimal oral health. Cher started her dental career in 2006 as a dental assistant and administrative member. She has been practicing as a hygienist since 2013. Outside of work, she loves to travel, cook, try new restaurants, and being a mom.

CHANDELER DRUMDLISH

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Bio coming soon!

Granite Hills Dental Staff

Our Assistants

El Cajon Dental Staff

SHIRLEY KNOLL

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Shirley has worked in dentistry for over 30 years and a team member since 1990. Shirley has been instrumental in helping the office achieve its "chartless" status. Shirley is now a familiar face at the front desk full time and helping the doctors as needed. What she enjoys most about her position is helping people attain great oral health and beautiful smiles to match.

Shirley is married to her husband, Jeff, and they have two sons together. Her hobbies include bicycle riding, reading, camping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

MIGUEL CRUZ

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Our Newest Addition to the team. Bio and Photo coming soon.

La Mesa Dentist

Front Office

JESSICA LAWRENCE

FRONT OFFICE

Jess is a recent addition to the front office administration team, and offers a certain foreign flair to Granite Hills, having migrated across the seas from the land Down Under to San Diego in July, 2017. New to the world of dentistry, Jess has worked as an elementary school teacher in Australia for over a decade. She has welcomed the change in career with open arms and is eager to learn. Jess especially loves having a yarn (Australian for conversation) with our patients and can always be counted on to greet everyone with a ripper Aussie smile.

STACY WALLER

Front Office Team Member

Stacy has been a member of the Team since 2017. Stacy enjoys and prides herself in providing the best customer service at Granite Hills Dental Team. She loves everyone that she works with and calls them her work family! Stacy was born and raised in Coronado, CA. She graduated from Grossmont College with an Associates in photography and special studies in forensic technologies. In Stacy’s free time she loves spending every minute with her son and husband. Family is everything to her! She enjoys the outdoors no matter if it’s the water, mountains or desert. She also enjoys puzzles, games (board games and video games) and crafting.

LARA BELL

Front Office Team Member

Lara has been with the team since early 2018. She is dedicated to providing a positive dental experience for each and every patient. She is proud to work with Dr. Tyler, Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. Kun and the rest of the staff at Granite Hills Dental Team because of their commitment to excellent personalized care. Lara takes pride in making the insurance and finance aspects of dentistry as easy as possible for our patients. She is a problem solver and will go above and beyond to ensure that our patient’s questions get answered. Lara is a graduate of the Central European University with a Master’s Degree in History. In her spare time, Lara enjoys spending quality time with her cats and watching Harry Potter with her Husband.

MICHELLE TYLER

FRONT OFFICE/PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

Photo Coming Soon.

Michelle joined Granite Hills Dental Team in 2014 working as a front office team member and has grown into the role of Practice Administrator. Michelle helps oversee the office operations and is committed to making the experience in our office a positive one for all of our patients and staff! Her goal is to continually learn and incorporate the knowledge of dentistry, insurance, and customer service to equip our team to best serve our patients and their families.

In her spare time, Michelle loves spending time with her family and friends. She also loves cooking, watching the San Diego Gulls, and traveling.