Meet Our Team
Dr. Lena DeBaz earned her dental degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After her schooling, she was one of select few dentists who were chosen for advanced training and hospital dentistry at UCLA. She is now the owner and cosmetic and family dentist at Energetic Smile in Brea, California.
She works hard to remain at the cutting edge of new procedures, technologies, and materials available to better serve her patients.
She knows that people don’t like to go to the dentist, and she has always worked hard to make receiving top quality dental work as pleasant an experience as possible. Energetic Smile is a product of that passion.
Her treatment has always been thorough and gentle, with a focus on preventative dentistry to help prevent new problems before they start!
When she’s not helping people smile, you can usually find her hiking, out exploring with her husband, or cheering on her Cleveland sports teams!
Dr. Lena DeBaz, DMD
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Sofia Uraizee attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She then moved across the country where she was selected for advanced training at the Sepulveda US Department of Veterans Affairs. She has kept up-to-date with the latest technology through continuing education and her work at state-of-the-art dental practices.
Through her experiences with dental care, in serving both the local community and abroad, she understands the importance and value of a beautiful smile. Her goal is to address your dental concerns while improving your overall health, smile, and quality of life. She likes to take the time to focus on patient education and how to prevent future problems from developing. She strives to provide thorough, gentle, and quality care catered to your personal needs.
During her free time, aside from making people smile, she loves hiking and exploring California, trying new restaurants, catching the latest action movie, or cheering on her favorite basketball and football teams!
Dr. Sofia Uraizee, DDS
General and Cosmetic Dentist
Erika is our office manager. She has been in the dental field since 2006, and obtained her R.D.A license in 2010.
She is an Orange County native, born and raised in our neighboring town Fullerton, and remains local until today with her husband and 3 kids. Her dental career has included all aspects of dentistry, including clinical and administrative. Her intensive training in fast-paced environments has prepared her for all situations, and her compassionate nature makes patient care a natural fit. She loves that dentistry allows her to meet many different people and form lasting friendships along the way.
Erika remains passionate about dentistry, and as Office Manager, will ensure her patients have a crystal clear understanding about their insurance and expenses prior to committing to any dental treatment. Her goal is always to maintain the highest level of patient satisfaction. If there is a question she doesn’t have the answer to, she always seeks the appropriate, ethical solution.
When she isn’t making people smile at work, Erika enjoys anything outdoors. Family outings, barbeques, and camping at the river are among her favorites. Family is hugely important to her – not just her immediate family, but also her longtime patients and colleagues who she sees as her extended family.
Maribel is our Registered Dental Assistant. She first started in the dental industry in 2001 – 18 years later, her passion for dentistry still thrives!
Maribel’s advanced knowledge of every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide broad guidance and training for our practice. Her experience includes both the patient care experience, and administrative duties such as insurances and billing. This combination allows her to provide an overall patient customer service experience. She loves working closely with her patients and with Dr. Lena DeBaz to provide the ultimate patient care. In addition, she always keeps up with the cutting-edge advancements in dentistry with continuing education courses. She can ensure that her patients are well-informed using her experience in insurance verification, treatment coordinating, scheduling appointments, and most importantly with her skills in assisting chairside with Dr. Lena DeBaz. Her goal every day is to thrive in making all of our patients here at Energetic Smile comfortable and feel like family.
Maribel is married to Miguel Morales and has two beautiful step-children. In her free time, she enjoys a good gym session with her husband or a hike with her family. Her kindness and compassion are not only within the dental office, but she spreads her love and compassion by regularly volunteering with animal rescue groups and other animal rescue volunteers in helping to care for and find homes for abandoned animals.
Maribel Morales, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Joanne is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She embodies the Five Traits of a Trojan (faithful, scholarly, skillful, courageous, and ambitious) with 2 Bachelor’s degrees from USC – one in Biological Sciences and the other in Dental Hygiene.
During her education, Joanne fell in love with the educational and preventive aspects of dental hygiene. She is a firm believer in the research that shows the connection between our oral health and our overall health. She enjoys serving the local community through various dental clinics, health fairs, and other volunteering opportunities. She is compassionate, courteous, comforting, competent, creative, and confident.
Joanne is a fan of both football and soccer, so when she is not cheering on the Trojans with a “Fight On,” you may hear her rooting for the Tottenham Hotspurs with a “Come On You Spurs!” In between games, Joanne also enjoys catching up on her favorite TV shows and watching dance choreography videos on YouTube. As a dancing dental supporter, Joanne is an energetic hygienist who loves teaching patients the importance of maintaining the health of our teeth and the gums and bone that support our teeth so that we can enjoy our beautiful, healthy, energetic smiles.
Be sure to ask Joanne how to Floss (both the string and the dance) at your next appointment at Energetic Smile!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jake Boydstun has been a dental assistant for four years. He is knowledgeable and passionate in all aspects of dentistry. His experience in the dental field ranges from surgery to endodontics to pediatrics. He is especially skilled in helping apprehensive patients throughout their treatment, and he loves helping each patient throughout their visit.
The main goal he strives for at Energetic Smile is to ensure the comfort and ease of his patients as they achieve their dental goals. Jake aims to help each of his patients find the confidence they need in their smile. He also continuously grows his education with courses that to expand his dental knowledge. He loves the opportunity to use the cutting-edge technology that he learns in these continuing education courses with his patients day-to-day.
During his free time, he enjoys working with non-profit organizations that provide dental care to those in need. You can also find him hiking, paddle boarding, and spending time wherever the sun is!