Meet Our Team

Malorie, Financial Coordinator

I joined the dental group in 2008. As an insurance and billing specialist, I am here to assist our patients by explaining and discussing their insurance benefits and processing dental claims. I was born in El Paso, TX but have resided in Bakersfield since 2000. I am a mother of two daughters who keep me up and running during my time away from work. I enjoy spending time outdoors. I find decorating and crafting very calming, however, soccer and football rule our home!


Anita, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have worked in dentistry for 31 years. I graduated from Bakersfield college as a registered dental assistant in 1985. I graduated from Taft college as a registered dental hygienist in 1995. My hobbies include crafting, home decorating, and exercising.


Jackie, Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a registered dental hygienist who has had the pleasure of working for Dr. McCullough for three years now. When I am not in the office I enjoy staying active in any way I can. I can often be found hiking through various national parks and at the gym. Other hobbies of mine include fishing and spending time with family and friends.


Suzanne, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been a registered dental hygienist for almost 24 years. I graduated from Bakersfield College and then went to Pasadena City College to acquire my RDH license. My favorite hobbies are going to the gym and hanging out at home with my cat.


Maria, Registered Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental field since 1996. I have also been a certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgery assistant since 2014. Joining the dental field has been one of the best decisions I have made, helping patients obtain a healthy and beautiful smile is my number one goal. I came on board with Dr. McCullough in May 2015. I enjoy working for Dr. McCullough who pursues excellence and cares about his patients. I strive to do my best to help others be as comfortable as possible here in our office. During my time off I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and shopping.


Photo Coming SoonMichelle, Registered Dental Assistant/OA

I have been in dentistry for the past 21 years and serve as a clinical technician. I absolutely love what I do and love everything dentistry has to offer! In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, kids, and grandbabies! I love working with the public and enjoy meeting new people. I like to make every patient feel like they are family. Because they are!


Photo Coming SoonKylee, Dental Assistant

My name is Kylee Nichols. I graduated from UEI College in 2020. I am currently working on becoming a registered dental assistant. I love to read and watch movies. I also enjoy sports, mainly basketball.


Photo Coming SoonTonia, Receptionist/Hygiene Coordinator

Tonia grew up in Northern California in the heart of the Redwoods. She began her dental career over 25 years ago as a Registered Dental Assistant working in general dentistry and pediatric dentistry. Tonia then transitioned to the role of Office Manager and has remained in that position ever since. She enjoys getting to know each and every patient, and helping them on their path to a healthier smile. She is a wizard with dental insurance and works hard to ensure you are getting the most from your insurance. When not working she enjoys spending quality time with her husband JJ of 25 years and visiting their son Ryan in lovely Santa Barbara, CA. She is passionate about fitness and loves competing in bodybuilding shows and traveling the world.


Photo Coming SoonJanie Fores, Operations Manager

As a university student earning her Bachelor of Science degree in 2002, Janie began working in dentistry in 2000 sterilizing dental instruments. She later worked in dental assisting, collections, billing, and as a receptionist. Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree, Janie became a business manager. As a child, Janie was afraid of her dentist but, while working in dentistry, she decided to remain in dentistry to make an impact and help patients feel comfortable – not fearful – at the dentist and maintain good oral health. It is satisfying for her to see patients who formerly smiled without showing their teeth become confident about smiling after Dr. McCullough does their dental treatment; he transforms smiles like no other dentist she has ever worked for. During leisure time, Janie enjoys going to concerts, football games and baseball games with her husband and daughter.


Photo Coming SoonCheyenne, Financial Coordinator

I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I have been in dentistry for almost 10 years. As an insurance and billing specialist, I am here to assist our patients by explaining and discussing their insurance benefits and processing dental claims. In my free time, I like to go to the gym or travel with my daughter and husband.


Photo Coming SoonMaria, Dental Assistant

I have been in the dental field since 1996. I have also been a certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgery assistant since 2014. Joining the dental field has been one of the best decisions I have made, helping patients obtain a healthy and beautiful smile is my number one goal. I came on board with Dr. McCullough in May 2015. I enjoy working for Dr. McCullough who pursues excellence and cares about his patients. I strive to do my best to help others be as comfortable as possible here in our office. During my time off I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and shopping.


Photo Coming SoonAngela, Dental Hygienist

Angela says she loves dentistry because “the first thing people see is your smile. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Angela was born and raised in Bakersfield where she attended North High School. She immediately began pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene and attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry. During her time at USC, she was nominated to be part of the student ethics committee. She graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Angela has been happily married since 2001 to her husband, Bret, and together they have three children. She is active locally in her children’s school and her book group of 18 years, and she enjoys scrapbooking and the outdoors.


Photo Coming SoonAmber, Dental Hygienist

Amber Lucas was born in Ohio but grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut. She was an orthodontic assistant prior to attending the dental hygiene program. She attended the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, which was the first dental hygiene school established in the world. She began her career in dentistry in 1998 as an orthodontic assistant and later became a hygienist. Amber moved to Bakersfield in 2004 with her husband, Robert, who is a Bakersfield native. They have two teenage children that keep them busy with extracurricular school activities and ministry with their church. In her very limited free time, Amber likes to hike, cook new things, and spend time with her family.