About Our Staff
Meet our friendly, caring and exceptional team!
Your Valley Center Dentist, Dr. Medina Eades
Dr. Medina Eades is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, one of the best dental schools in the country. She has been a dentist for over 25 years and is committed to exceeding the expectations of her patients and actively pursues ongoing training opportunities to improve her skills.
Dr. Eades grew up in Orange County, California and her interest in Dentistry began while volunteering with the Flying Samaritans during her high school and college years. She found that she could make a real impact on a person’s life through dentistry. Whether it is through education/prevention, restorative or surgical procedures, the patient is better because of it. Dr. Eades thoroughly enjoys her profession. She feels that dentistry gets even more exciting with the advancement of materials and technology.
After dental school, Dr. Eades was in private practice in Northern California for three years before moving to North County San Diego. She worked with the Indian Health Council in the Rincon and Santa Ysabel Clinics for 12 years, the last 6 years as the Dental Director, before taking over her private practice in Valley Center 9 years ago.
Dr. Eades is married and has four children. Her husband is a finished carpenter and has remodel most of the interior of the practice. Outside of the dental office she enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, reading mystery/intrigue novels and gardening.
Dr. Eades is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society and the Spears Study Club.
Adrienne Luzadus, Registered Dental Hygienist
Adrienne received her Bachelor of Science degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2001. She has worked in our office for over 10 years. She loves working with such wonderful patients and a talented staff who aim to make every patient comfortable. Adrienne works hard to educate patients so they understand exactly what they need to do to maintain their oral health. She continues to advance her training and is certified in laser therapy.
Adrienne is married and recently had her first child. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite things to do are bike rides and long walks on the beach along with camping, hiking and kayaking.
Dana True, Registered Dental Hygienist
Dana grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to California in 1989. She worked as a registered dental assistant for 7 years before taking several years off to raise her children. She then decided that she wanted to become a dental hygienist to be more involved in patient care. In 2007 she completed the dental hygiene program at Southwestern College in San Diego. Dana is certified in laser therapy and continues to advance her training in periodontal therapy and caries prevention.
Dana has been married for over 25 years and has 3 daughters. She and her husband enjoy tending to their small vineyard where they have started to make their own wine. In her down time Dana enjoys reading, entertaining friends and family and enjoying an occasional glass of wine!
Patti Blakey, Registered Dental Assistant
Patti grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and came to Valley Center in 1986. It is here in Valley Center that she was introduced into the dental field. She learned most of her skills on the job with some formal classes. She received her RDA in 1994 and is just as proficient in the front office as she is in the back. Patti is the go-to-girl when there is a question regarding equipment or computer problems. Always the self-learner! She continues to take courses to further educate herself in all aspects of dentistry. What Patti likes most about dentistry is the patients and making them feel comfortable and putting them at ease by using humor. She has been with our office for 9 years.
Patti now lives in Pauma Valley. She is married and has 2 children. She loves spending time with her family and watching her son play baseball. She plays the guitar and sings. She enjoys the quiet life in Pauma Valley and believe it or not she also enjoys weed-whacking her 19 acres!
Stephanie Welch, Registered Dental Assistant
Stephanie knew that she wanted to be in the dental field at a very young age. Looking at teeth fascinated her and she decided to pursue this interest after high school. She graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2011 and during this time she interned at our office.
Stephanie grew up and lives in Valley Center. She loves the country life that Valley Center has to offer. She enjoys hiking, riding her quad in the desert and going to the gun range. Definitely a country girl!
Christina Gomez, Front office
Chris has been in the dental field for over 45 years! She graduated from the UCLA dental assisting program and was a registered dental assistant for the next 18 years. She then moved to the front office where she combines her hands-on knowledge with her front office and billing skills to help make our office run smoothly. She can help you with scheduling an appointment or answer your insurance or financial questions.
Chris grew up in Los Angeles, California. She has been married for over 40 years. In 1988 she and her husband moved to Valley Center to live the country life. They enjoy spending time with their dog and cats. Chris also loves to garden, read, sew and cross-stitch.