When you walk through the door at Dougherty Dental, you will be greeted with a smile and by name! Our team members make a point of getting to know each of our patients! We are a group of dedicated, educated and loyal dental professionals in La Jolla, California, who always strive to provide the best dental experience possible for each of our patients. Call 858-454-2656 to learn more!

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Our Dedicated Staff


Office Administrator:
Front Office:
Andrea H.


Andrea is a native of San Diego. An RDA since 1993, Andrea has worked with Dr. Dougherty since 2000. Andrea enjoys traveling, church activities, spending time with her family, cooking and baking!

Kathy W., Schedule Coordinator


Treatment Coordinator
Kathy is one of our newest team members here at Dougherty Dental. She and her family recently moved back to San Diego from Key West, Florida where they lived the last 4 years. Kathy has been in the dental field for over 5 years and truly enjoys making everyone’s dental experience stress free and enjoyable. When she is not at work Kathy spends her spare time outdoors camping or hiking.

Rosie R., Hygiene Coordinator


Hygiene Coordinator
Rosie is the Hygiene Coordinator at Dougherty Dental and joined the team in February 2016. She has been in the dental field since 2007. You may get a call from time to time as she follows up on appointments. Outside of work she enjoys taking care of her family.

Janell J Financial Coordinator


Financial Coordinator
Janell is our Financial Coordinator. She has many years of dental experience as well as accounting and marketing in her background. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


Hygiene Team:
Heidi C.


Heidi has been with Dougherty Dental since 2003. She graduated with an Associate’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from the College of Southern Nevada. She is passionate about dental hygiene and is an active member of the San Diego Dental Hygienists’ Association and was recently nominated as a national delegate for the ADHA. In her free time, she enjoys wine, travel, and exercise – in that order.

Ashley A.


Ashley is a native Californian; born and raised here in San Diego. After graduating from USC, she spent time practicing dental hygiene in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Zurich, Switzerland. Family and the ocean called her back to San Diego where she met her husband and started a family of her own. Ashley joined the Dougherty Dental Team in 2014. She also is an adjunct faculty, teaching clinical dental hygiene at Southwestern College.

Adriane H.


Adriane has been in dentistry for the better part of a decade. Before she was a hygienist, she worked in the front office for both a periodontist and an oral surgeon. She is a native San Diegan and graduated from Southwestern College in 2013 with a degree in dental hygiene. In addition to helping patients achieve a clean, healthy smile, Adriane loves using the intra-oral camera to help patients visualize and understand their oral health needs. When she isn’t working, Adriane enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and bulldogs, Cricket and Laya.

Ashley B.


Ashley Barry, “Barry” received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Tunxis Community College in Connecticut. After vacationing in San Diego summer of 2016, she decided to make San Diego home! Since arriving, Barry has committed herself to continuing education in the hygiene field. While in school, Barry maintained Deans list, volunteered for Mission of Mercy, received her local anesthesia and laser certifications. Barry takes pride in making patients feel comfortable at the dentist. She looks forward to meeting you and building a trusting relationship. Barry enjoys the beach, traveling, cooking and photography.


Dental Assistant Team:
Jeanette O.


Jeanette is an RDA who has been working in La Jolla for the past 28 years and recently joined the Dougherty Dental team in April 2012. Jeanette and her husband have two children, a 20-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son who are true blessings. She loves, loves, loves life, the ocean, the outdoors, gardening and family time.



Teresa is originally from Kansas but has lived in San Diego since 2000. Teresa has worked both front office and as a dental assistant since 2011. She is our newest team member at Dougherty Dental; she enjoys making people smile and is looking forward to getting to know all our patients. In her down time Teresa loves to cook, run and spend time with my husband and daughter.




Stephanie is a native of San Diego, CA. She has been in dentistry for more than 10 years. Stephanie has one son, and looks forward to making more memories with her family and friends. Outside of our office, she enjoys dancing and going to the beach.