Our dental team is made up of a caring group of individuals
who share the common goal of offering you the finest dental experience.
We are here to make available a continuum of care to enhance your time
with us as a patient.
Ongoing team development, as well as participation
in a full array of continuing education programs, prepares us to provide
you with a positively professional dental visit.
Please scroll down to learn more about our Team. We
have developed a philosophy and skills that are simply our own.
Dr. McNeil-Amorteguy, D.D.S.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
The Kois Center, Advancing Dentistry through Science,
The Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study, St. Petersburg Florida
The Piper Education and Research Center, St. Petersburg Florida
Memberships & Involvement:
University of the Pacific
Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry ......................... dental.pacific.edu
American Dental Association .................................... ada.org
California Dental Association .................................... cda.org
Central Coast Dental Society .................................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Kois Center ............................................................... koiscenter.com
American Academy of Orofacial Pain ................................. aaop.org
American Heart Association; Go! Patrick .................. sloheartwalk.com
Dr. McNeil-Amorteguy completed dental school in 1988;
under graduate studies at UCLA. She has enjoyed a dental practice in
San Luis Obispo since 1991. Time outside the office is shared with her
family and friends, hiking, traveling, reading and cooking. Her volunteer
work includes fundraising for the American Heart Association.
Rita Vogl, Patient Coordinator
Rita moved in August 2011 from New York to San Luis Obispo, when her husband Howard decided to accept a faculty position at Cal Poly State University.
In Rochester, NY, Rita worked for Xerox Corporation as an analyst for global supply and demand. She obtained a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rita also obtained Six Sigma certification while working with the international team at Xerox. She is excited to apply her experience as a member of Dr. Amorteguy’s team.
Rita and Howard have two children, Wayne, and his wife Robyn, live in Buffalo, NY with young children Dylan and Tyler; and Natalie, who lives in Rochester, NY. Although it’s challenging to be so far from family and friends, Rita looks forward to a new adventure in the Central Coast as well as many visits by family and friends to this beautiful area. In her spare time, Rita enjoys cooking, reading and making hand-made soap.
Janet Johnson, Registered Dental Assistant
Janet is a native of the Central Coast. She was raised in Cayucos, graduated high school at Coast Joint Union in Cambria and then graduated Cuesta College with her AS degree. She then went to Pasadena City College and graduated as a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. She has been enjoying this position for over 30 years. During that time she continued her education to be trained in Dental Implant Placement and Dental Tissue Grafting and is happy in being a part of Dr. Amorteguy’s dental staff.
Janet and her husband, Dennis, have two sons who are in college. Janet’s hobbies include caring for her horse, cattle, and dogs.
Sharon Dvorak, Registered Dental Hygienist
in Honolulu, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sharon moved to
San Luis Obispo in 1983 after her husband accepted a position with
the City of San Luis Obispo. She is the mother of three adult children.
Sharon has enjoyed serving the dental health needs
of her patients since her graduation from Foothill College in Los Altos
Hills in 1971. The three-month European trip she took after graduation
sparked her love for travel and the international community. When
her children were young, the family participated in two successful
European home exchanges. Now empty nesters, Sharon and her husband
have continued traveling. She is always seeking out their next overseas
Sharon started working for Dr. Amorteguy in December
1999 and looks forward to many more years of service.
Summer Chafin, Registered Dental Hygienist
Summer is a native of the Central Coast. She graduated from Templeton
High School and then attended Cuesta College receiving an AA in General
Education. Later, she continued her education at Allen Hancock College
receiving an AS in Dental Assisting.
Summer worked for Dr. Amorteguy for 2 years as her Dental Assistant
before attending Dental Hygiene School in Fresno California. She enjoys
working in an extremely organized office that also takes the time and
care for patients with dental phobias.
Summer is a member of ADHA, she has also volunteered
for Save Our Smiles Clinics in our county. She enjoys shopping, road
biking, hiking, and traveling.
Cathy DelRe, Registered Dental Hygienist
and raised in Southern California, Cathy began her career in Dentistry
in 1970. She practiced as a Registered Dental Assistant for 9 years
until the birth of her daughter in 1979. Cathy moved with her family
in 1981 to the Central Coast, returned to Southern California in 1986
in order to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene at Cypress College in
1990. Her love for the Central Coast and a strong desire to raise her
family in a healthy environment, brought her to San Luis Obispo a
Cathy has worked in both General and Periodontal
Dental Practices. She believes that dental health is best achieved
through a multi-faceted approach, paired with care and understanding
of the needs of each patient.
Cathy lives in Nipomo with husband Tom
enjoying travel, hiking, sports, good food and fine with friends and
Marge Long, Insurance Benefits Coordinator
Marge’s roots began in Chicago, Illinois. Marge raised her beautiful daughters, Sharon and Katie in Chicago, and is the proud grandmother of five adorable young ladies. Marge eventually moved to Gastonia, North Carolina and spent 10 years there before making the trek across the country to California with her dog, Allie, in September of 2011. She is settled in Morro Bay where she loves the outdoor lifestyle, the beautiful sunsets and all of the friendly people in the town.
Marge has over 26 years of dental office experience. As an expert in handling insurance claims, Marge advocates for our patients in all Insurance matters.