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Dr. Valerie Scola

Valerie Scola, DDS, is a licensed General Dentist providing dental care for people of all ages. Dr. Scola grew up in Elkhart, IN, in a dental family. Her father practiced dentistry for over 35 years. Dr. Scola earned her B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Spanish from Butler University, in Indianapolis, IN.
After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for six years, she returned to Indiana to pursue a career in dentistry. She attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and graduated in 2011 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Scola resides in Temecula with her husband and four children. She has three girls and one boy. They keep her very busy! When not involved in one of her children’s many activities, Dr. Scola enjoys watching sports, cooking, and reading. She and her husband are also classic car enthusiasts. She takes her 1965 Mustang Fastback out for a spin whenever she can. Dr. Scola loves being an active part of the community.

Our Team

Our team of dental professionals is here to assist our patients in learning more about their oral health.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Lori owes her interest in dental hygiene to a special person: her dental hygienist! With such a strong source of inspiration, Lori went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Loma Linda University in 2001.

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    Before embarking on a more than 20-year career in dental hygiene, Lori worked as a dental assistant for three years. Like those professionals before her, Lori loves to serve as an inspiration for her wonderful patients by educating them on how to achieve optimum oral health.
    When not at the office, Lori can be found spending time with her family, playing with the family dogs and scrapbooking.



Registered Dental Assistant

Since 2003, Faith has applied her dental assisting knowledge and skills to help people smile with confidence. She first built that knowledge at UEI College.

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    After earning her Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Certification in 2003, Faith worked for three years before taking on a Lead RDA role.
    In addition to instilling confidence among her patients, Faith loves never knowing who will walk through the door next. She is energized by constantly meeting new people, and nothing is more rewarding to her than seeing how happy patients are at the end of their appointments.
    In her free time, Faith is busy! She thrives off of being around family, being outdoors, and staying active with paddle-boarding, camping, and hiking.



Billing Coordinator

After more than 30 years of experience in the medical field, Dorothy transitioned to dentistry to expand her knowledge base. And she is fulfilling a longtime curiosity; Dorothy always enjoyed the medical and dental billing aspects of her career.

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    She was further motivated to help people navigate the tricky and hard-to-understand corners of the insurance and benefits world.
    A Cal State, San Bernardino alumna, Dorothy enjoys most the ability to serve patients. She knows how important it is to understand and explain the complexities of insurance in a way everybody can understand. She is also a passionate “sun enthusiast” and enjoys spending time (on the beach or baking and cooking) with her two amazing kids and five equally amazing grandkids.



Patient Care Coordinator

A self-professed fitness junkie and Mama of 2, Emily can be found racing around the front office and assisting patients with their dental needs at Scola Family Dentistry.

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    Though Emily got her start on the clinical side of the industry. She completed dental assistant training through the Red Cross in Hawaii in the late 1990s. After moving out of state, Emily landed a position in the front office at a dental practice. This aspect of operations stuck.
    She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management in 2012.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

For Alexis, her source of career inspiration was none other than the pediatric dentist that was always such a comfort in childhood. And who always encouraged her to ask questions.

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    So, even as a child, Alexis knew from these visits that dentistry was the profession for her. After completing pre-requisites at California State University San Marcos and Palomar Community College, Alexis earned her Associate’s degree in dental hygiene at Cerritos College.
    Just as the dentist from her childhood did, Alexis enjoys helping patients with dental fears feel comfortable and instilling trust. She loves getting to know each person and listening to their stories. There is also great satisfaction from educating patients and seeing the results – their improved health!
    Alexis and her high school sweetheart (now husband) live in Canyon Lake and spend most weekends on their boat or cruising around in their golf cart. While kids are on the horizon, their current fur babies are Izzy & Rover.

We’ll give you a reason to smile! 

Scola Family Dentistry