Meet Our Staff

Since 1972, Chestnut Dental has put our patients overall well-being at the core of every decision.  Thus, everyone at Chestnut Dental are avid believers in the importance of continuing education, use of the best technology, and making sure every patient receives the best dental care possible.

Laura L. Auxier, D.M.D.

General Dentistry / Owner

Dr. Laura L. Auxier earned her DMD degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. Prior to graduating with numerous honors including carrying a 4.0 GPA during last two years of dental school training, she earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, Long Beach; becoming the first of her family to graduate with a degree and post-nominal designation.

Dr. Auxier is a native Southern Californian, born in Downey, CA and grew up in the small desert community north of here in Hesperia, CA. She has a collective 22 years in the dental field, starting as a Dental Assistant in 1994.

Her numerous awards include:

Hanau Best of the Best Prosthodontic Award – Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, Pomona, CA
Doctor of Dental Medicine Class Scholarship – Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, Pomona, CA
Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership & Honors Organization – California State University, Long Beach, CA
Most Academic – Regional Occupational Program, Dental Assisting, Hesperia, CA
Dr. Auxier currently resides in Seal Beach with her daughter Ashlyn and their tiny little dog Coco. She eats a vegetarian diet and loves the outdoors (camping, nature walks/hikes and long bike rides).

Marta De Leon

Front Office Coordinator

Elsa Morato

Insurance Coordinator

Dr Brock Lorenz D.M.D.Periodontist and Implantologist at Chestnut Dental in Los Alamitos

Dr. Brock Lorenz

Periodontist - Implantologist

Dr. Lorenz is a highly trained and skilled Periodontist, performing all surgical procedures including implant dentistry.

Dr. Lorenz earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and Certificate in Public Health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Dr. Brock Lorenz grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Dr. Lorenz has volunteered thousands of hours at the University of California, San Diego Free Dental Clinic Project where he helped to provide dental care to the underserved members of his community.

Dr. Lorenz was the President of his class and President of the A.T. Still University Mesa Campus Student Government Association for two years. While in Arizona, he founded outreach clinics and events to improve the oral health of the underserved members of his community. He has received various awards in recognition of his academic accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.

Dr. Lorenz completed an additional three years of Periodontology training at the Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. During his residency, he held the position of Chief Resident and clinical and academic teacher for dental students. In addition to his Certificate in Periodontology, Dr. Lorenz obtained his Master of Science in Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University. He is also certified to provide intravenous and oral sedation.

Dr. Lorenz has lectured for the Florida Academy of Periodontists and his research has been published in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. He has been active in implant-research and prospective clinical trials to examine efficacy of various grafting materials in bone augmentation procedures. Dr. Lorenz owes much of his success to those who trained him – some of the country’s leading implant and periodontal specialists. Dr. Lorenz is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). He currently resides in West Garden Grove, California with his wife Meagan and two daughters.

Susan Shippacasse, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Register Dental Hygentist Krysia Biggs at Chestnut Dental

Krysia Isabella, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Chelsea DeMarco , RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Gina Alvarez Registered Hygienist at Chestnut Dental

Gina Alvares, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah Romero, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

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Laser Cleaning

For pre-periodontal disease patients this can help significantly. Laser cleaning targets deep pockets and hard to reach areas that need to be treated.

Digital X-Rays

Quicker, faster and much more accurate technology allows Chestnut Dental to expedite your visit while getting full visibility of your teeth.

In-visit Whitening

Make the most of your visit with our clinical whitening service. Our patients love getting professional whitening service after their cleanings or exams are performed.

Microscopic Evaluations

We have the ability to get ahead of potential issues with our preventive measures like microscopic evaluations. We recommend patients to inquire about having this services

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Chestnut Dental is growing. After 50 years of servicing Greater Orange County and Long Beach area we are expanding our patient hours and offerings. We are excited to add more clinical professionals to our talent pool.

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