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Our Team

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. We are excited about what we are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.

We are dedicated and motivated with one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure.

We are eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Call for an appointment and experience the difference today!

Helen Grenfell

Office Coordinator

It has been a pleasure and learning experience working here since coming from Michigan in 1985. Having been trained by a Dentist who had the same ethics and morals as Dr. Tanner, it was a natural transition. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our family which includes two daughters, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


Nancy McGinnis

Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve had a rewarding career in dentistry that started in 1976.  I have seen a lot of changes in dentistry over the years, 21 of them with Dr. Tanner.  I do not believe there is a question about dentistry that I can’t answer….so try and stump me!!  I’m also a CAMBRA specialist, which means I can teach you how to fight against tooth decay.  I have 3 kids and 1 grandson.  My husband and I have been together for 35 years; it’s rewarding too!!  We love to travel and explore. Some of the places we’ve been to include New Zealand and Tahiti.


Carol Erksin

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am happy to say that I have been working with Dr Tanner since 1997!  My journey at this office began when Helen, our wonderful office manager, called to see if I could work for a day as a substitute hygienist for Lisa, who was on maternity leave at the time. I’m so grateful for that phone call, because here I am, 20 years later! I substituted and never left! I have great respect for Dr Tanner and his excellent skills as a dentist, along with his compassion and genuine care for his patients. Along the way Dr Tanner and all of the staff have become like family to me. I believe that this “family” feel is evident to our patients, as it creates a very comforting and warm atmosphere for them while they spend time with us. We have a good thing going on here!  I graduated from West Los Angeles Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1988, where I was President of my class. I furthered my education and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene.  I have a wonderful husband, Bob and together we have 5 awesome children. I love to hike, play the piano, travel and read. I’m always interested to hear about the travels of my patients and their travel tips, as well as any recommendations for a good book to read!


Tina Moore

Registered Dental Assistant

I grew up in this valley and graduated from Canyon High. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at National Education Center in 1984. I have 32 years of dental assisting experience and have been a RDA for 31 years.  I have been working with Dr. Tanner since 1991 and I especially love the artistic side of dentistry. I love helping people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.


Lisa Clyde

Registered Dental Hygienist

The first thing you need to know about me is that I love my job! I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene.  I moved to Santa Clarita in 1990 and have worked with Dr. Tanner since 1994.  Dr. Tanner’s high standard of care and excellent restorative skills has made my time here a pleasure.  I also absolutely love my “work” family.  There isn’t a better group of people to spend my time with.  They are not only wonderful people, they are also dedicated to making our practice the very best it can be. We all take pride in our ability to provide this valley with top notch dental care.  I am married to Andy, the most amazing man ever and together we have 4 fun, active, loving kids. All in all I can say that I have been very blessed!! Looking forward to meeting you and your family, you will LOVE it here!!