Meet The Team

Dr. Paul Fjeldsted
Dr. Paul Fjeldsted
Dr. Paul Fjeldsted heads the La Mesa Hills Dentistry office on University Avenue in La Mesa. He and the rest of the La Mesa Hills Dentistry team share a passion for providing patients with the highest quality of dentistry in a comfortable and family orientated environment. Dr. Fjeldsted received his training from the University of Southern California Dental School and completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. His training in biomimetic dentistry allows him to use the latest technology to implement conservative and preventative procedures. His goal is to establish a relationship of trust with all of his patients by understanding their individual needs and expectations. He is well versed in the plethora of services offered by La Mesa Hills Dentistry. From porcelain veneers to dental implants, Dr. Fjeldsted can do it all. Though he was raised in the San Francisco bay area, Dr. Fjeldsted is really a Southern Californian at heart. An avid surfer, he enjoys catching waves any chance he gets. Dr. Fjeldsted enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys playing the guitar, snowboarding, biking, and cheering on USC football.
Dr. Fjeldsted is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego Dental Society.
Marco Mitchell RDA
Marco Mitchell RDA
My name is Marco Mitchell. I am registered and licensed as a dental assistant. With over 20 years of experience, I look forward to making sure all of our patients have HAPPY and HEALTHY smiles. I love my three beautiful daughters and Jesus. I always stay prayed up and positive and keep a smile on my face.
Joleonard Brown (AKA Handsome Jo)
Joleonard Brown (AKA Handsome Jo)
After serving his country as a member of the US Navy for seven years, Jo now serves the fine patients of La Mesa Hills Dentistry. Jo is well versed in digital radiography, teeth polishing and fabricating temporary dental restorations… and yes, he is very gentle. In his free time, Joe is a professional fantasy football athlete.
Natalie Keefe
Natalie Keefe
Hi I’m Natalie, the office manager. My goal is to make your visit to our office PERFECT in every way. Every patient deserves a healthy, beautiful smile. I will work with you personally to help you accomplish your oral health goals. In my free time, I am a connoisseur of fine high heel shoes.
Rita Vargas
Rita Vargas
Rita is the pretty face you see when you first arrive. She is an expert at scheduling, billing insurances, chatting on the phone and having fun. She is always willing to share a taste of her lunch with you – just ask 🙂
Jona
JonaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Meet Jona, one of La Mesa Hills Dentistry’s awesome registered dental assistant. Jona graduated from Brightwood college in 2017. Her hobbies include binge-watching movies/tv shows and spending time with her two daughters. Her goal is to make your experience with us a pleasant & happy one. She loves seeing patients leave knowing they are walking away with the most beautiful smile and she was able to assist in making it possible.
Alex
AlexRegistered Hygenist
Pahoua Lee
Pahoua Lee
I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA and moved to San Diego 10 years ago. I was a dental assistant for 8 years before becoming a dental hygienist. I love educating patients on their oral health care to help keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime. I am also a member of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. On my days off, I enjoy catching up with friends over brunch, cooking dinner for my family, and cuddling with my two dogs.
Lauren Binder
Lauren Binder
Meet Lauren Binder!

A Georgia peach brought to the Golden State in 2014 by the Navy, Lauren is one of the newest faces in our office! A new highly trained Registered Dental Assistant, Lauren works closely with Dr. Fjeldsted to provide exceptional patient care. If you are lucky, she might even take your x-rays during your cleaning! She and her husband are happily expecting their first child in Spring of 2020. In her spare time she enjoys seeing movies on the big screen, curling up with a good fiction book, and spending time with her two German Shepherds.

You can search your whole life through finding a great dentist, but if you are reading this, your search is over.

Sandra P, Patient

I can smile with complete confidence! I can’t now imagine ever being concerned about appearing in photos. It’s just been a new lease of life. Thank you.

Laura H, Patient

I’ve been a patient for over 8 years and am very happy with the friendly and professional atmosphere.

David M, Patient

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