Meet The Staff

Keri, Registered Dental AssistantKeri in Vista California

Keri was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Vista High in 2003, and started her career in dentistry as an assistant. She has been Dr. Amiri’s assistant for over a decade and loves to help make each patients’ experience a great one. During her free time, Keri loves cooking, running, and spending time with her family. Keri lives in Oceanside, CA, with her beautiful five-year-old son, Tyler, and her boyfriend Michael.

Barbara, Registered Dental HygienistBarbara Ferguson Keri in Vista California

Barbara received her dental hygiene degree from Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz in 1975. Barbara is the cornerstone of our practice. Having served our patients for 40 years, she is loved and admired by generations of families for her caring personality, as well as her unparalleled experience in the field. Barbara’s goal  is to educate our patients about the importance of good oral hygiene and its significant impact on general health. Barbara lives in Fallbrook, CA, and  enjoys taking walks with her two dogs. Every so often she and her husband escape to Havasu Lake to relax, and enjoy fishing, swimming, and boating.

Rachael, Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachael started her dental career as an assistant in Del Mar at the age of 18. After 11 years in the industry, she graduated from Concorde College with her dental hygiene license. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is making her patients feel comfortable and at ease while in the dental chair. She was born and raised in North County and graduated from Valley Center high school. Rachael grew up going to the river and desert with her family. She loves camping and traveling with her husband and dog.

Laura, Office ManagerSharlene in Vista California

Laura has been working in dentistry for 17 years. Prior to dentistry, she worked for an oral and plastic surgeon. She enjoys interacting with patients and making them feel comfortable during their entire dental experience. Laura and her husband have two daughters that are athletes and keep them very busy. As a family she enjoys spending time at the river and being outside in the beautiful Southern California weather.


Schedule an Appointment!

Dr. Ali Amiri and the Melrose Dental Arts team strive for clinical excellence in a comforting environment. To learn more about our high-quality family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry services, or to schedule a consultation, call our dental office in Vista, CA, today at (760) 724-9117. Dr. Amiri proudly treats patients from Vista and the surrounding areas of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, and Escondido.