The Team

Dr. Matthew R. Kanter graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2012 and immediately shipped out to Southern California with the US Navy. Following dental school, he completed a one-year advanced training program in general dentistry. He also achieved his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, recognizing completion of over 500 hours of courses designed to enhance the dental skills he can provide to you, our patients. Dr. Kanter’s honorable service as a Naval Officer allowed him the opportunity to provide our servicemen and women excellent care utilizing cutting edge technology and techniques. Dr. Kanter’s commitment to development, education, and dedication to his patients make him an excellent addition to our family!
Dr. Khatib was born and has lived her entire life in Southern California. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry from UC Riverside and obtained her DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry. She completed her residency in advanced general dentistry at the VA Healthcare System in Long Beach where she had the honor of providing comprehensive and advanced oral healthcare to our veterans. Her hobbies include reading, candle making, cooking, and she loves spending time with her family (especially her young nieces and nephew!). She and her husband moved to Temecula in 2019.
Dr. Jeffrey Papworth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University. Upon graduation he was accepted to the renowned Ostrow School of Dentistry at The University of Southern California. There he excelled both from an academic and leadership standpoint. Not only was he a regular Dean’s List recipient, but he was also selected by the Ostrow School of Dentistry faculty to aid in teaching composite dentistry techniques to underclassman. While at USC he also served as the Chapter President of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association, as a Representative for the AYUDA International Outreach Organization, and as a selected member of the John Wesley Community Health Clinic team.

Hannah is our manager and has been with our office since December 2012. She married her husband, Danny, in 2014 and they have 3 loveable dogs. Hannah grew up in Southern California and has lived in Temecula since 1999. She graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix in 2014 with a bachelor’s in business management and uses her degree every day to make sure the office runs smoothly. In her spare time, Hannah loves to watercolor paint, craft, garden, play with her dogs, and spend time in nature.

Karina joined our office in 2016 and is our assistant manager. She and her husband live in Lake Elsinore and have two beautiful children- Leilani and Yasiel. Karina has been in dentistry since 2006 and practiced as a dental assistant in Arizona. When she moved to Temecula, she made the move from back office to front office and loves it! When she’s not at work her time is filled with her children and family. She loves to travel, be outdoors and is planning on learning to play musical instruments with her kids.
Shelly is a pillar of our dental family. She has been our wonderful hygienist since 2003. She and her husband are high school sweethearts and have lived in Southern California for many years. Shelly has one son and in 2020 lovingly became “Grammy” to her adorable grandson. She is a health and fitness enthusiast and enjoys many outdoor activities. On weekends, she and her husband enjoy flying to Arizona.
Winn joined our team in 2016 as a dental hygienist. He and his wife, Caroline, work at our office together and bring new meaning to “keeping it in the family.” He graduated from West Coast University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.  He also has a degree in philosophy from the University of California Riverside. Winn has been married to his wonderful wife and fellow hygienist, Caroline, since 2014. They have two boys who keep them on their toes. His hobbies include spray painting, tending to his reptiles, and learning guitar. 
Caroline was raised in a dental office and has loved every moment of it. She became a dental hygienist in 2013 after graduating with a bachelor’s in dental hygiene from West Coast University. Caroline and her husband Winn live in Temecula with their two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing with make-up, and dancing. She recently started taking spin cycling classes and loves it.
Shelley graduated from Concorde Career College and joined our team as a dental assistant in 2014. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 3 teenagers. Her family is very active in their church. Shelley’s quest for education never ends. She is currently enrolled in an occupational therapist program at University of St. Augustine. In her spare time, she loves to go beach camping and being with family.
Gina grew up in Guadalajara, became a dental assistant in 2009 in Florida, and moved from Florida to California in 2018. She is one of our amazing dental assistants. She and her husband have two beautiful children, Gael and Valentina. Her husband is a chef and they both enjoy trying new foods, although their favorite will always be tacos. In her spare time, Gina enjoys travelling to Mexico and visiting with family. What does she enjoy the most?  Making her patient’s experience the best it can be. 

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Temecula, CA

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Temecula, CA 92591

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  • Monday8 AM – 5 PM
  • Tuesday8 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesday8 AM – 5 PM
  • Thursday7 AM – 4 PM
  • FridayClosed
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed