Meet the Team

Deboragh Cook, Hygienist

I love to take care of people and provide the best dental hygiene services in a relaxed, caring environment. My goal is to educate and provide information so that Dr. Avery’s patients can improve their oral health, thus contributing to the well-being of their general health.

  • I was President of the 1969 class of dental hygiene at The University of Hawaii
  • Former President of the San Diego County Dental Hygienist Society
  • Served on the California State Board of Dental hygiene Examiners for fourteen years
  • Licensed California Dental Hygienist
  • California licensed in expanded function of dental hygiene

Bebe, Financial Coordinator, DA

My name is Bebe and I am the Financial Coordinator at Dr. Avery’s office. I have been in the dental field for over twenty-four years. At the beginning of my career, I started as a doctor’s assistant. Throughout the years I’ve learned a lot about the business side of dentistry which involves scheduling patients, billing insurance on behalf of our patients, and managing the office.

Here at Dr. Avery’s office, I strive on a daily basis to provide all our patients with the best and most comprehensive dental assistance available. I look forward to meeting and assisting you.

Joanne Schlegel, Hygienist

Joanne Schlegel is one of our dental hygienist’s with over 20 years of experience. Her passion for her patients and her career make her a great fit for our dental team. When not working Joanne enjoys time with her husband, Steve and her two Labrador retrievers. You can find her any weekend at the beach, walking with friends, family and her pups.

Dina Leon, RDA

Hi, my name is Dina. I have 26 years of experience as an RDA and joined Dr. Avery’s practice in the fall of 2009. The ability to help and interact with our patients gives me great satisfaction and motivates me to give it my all. When I leave work I go home to my husband and our sweet dog Diggy, they enrich my life every day. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a wonderful and caring experience.