Meet the Staff

Cristie Wear - Office ManagerCristie Wear

Cristie has been with Carmel Valley Endodontics for 5 years. Her heart is as big as her smile! She is married with a daughter in college, and three boys. Don & Cristie's three year old, Wyatt, keeps them young and energized.

"A special thank you to all of those offices supporting and working with my staff and I."







Nancy Francescotti - RDANancy Francescotti

Nancy has been part of the back office team for five years. Her pleasant smile and compassionate nature significantly contribute to easing patient’s anxieties. She is married to Robert and together they recently returned from a trip to New York. Like mom, Nancy’s daughter is also a medical professional .








Karen Newstrom - RDAKaren Newstrom

Karen has assisted at Carmel Valley Endodontics for six years. Her quick wit and humor keeps us entertained. Karen and her husband, Scott are busy helping their daughter, Laura, plan a wedding in the fall. They will soon become “empty nesters”. They also enjoy exploring the heavens using high-powered equipment. She gives us a heads up on any unusual occurrences as it relates to the moon and stars.







Lonnie Pacheco - Patient Relations

In everything we do, our goal is to create a positive dental experience for you. Lonnie is our liaison between the referring general dentists and Carmel Valley Endodontics. Her primary function is to visit and personally communicate with your dentist and staff. She regularly solicits feedback from dental offices ensuring that the care rendered by our office complements the treatment goals of your dentist. In her spare time she enjoys any activity that unlocks her creative skills. She cooks, she decorates and she doubles as our event coordinator.