Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.




Scheduling Coordinator

I began my career as an RDA for ten years and since then, I have been Dr. Ionescu’s scheduling coordinator since 2010. My experience and knowledge of all aspects of a dental practice allow me to help people both with their treatment and with the best schedule arrangements possible. In my many years of dentistry, I’ve learned that working in a dental office requires patience, passion, stamina, and endurance. I like working with Dr. Ionescu and all my staff because we project a positive, happy vibe through smiles and attitude. We work fluidly as a team and do our best to keep communication clear.

I have lived in the Elk Grove community for more than a dozen years. My husband Brandon and I have two wonderful children: Our son Skyler is in high school and our daughter Deja is a young teen. Our children keep us busy with their sports activities. I enjoy spending time in Colorado visiting family every chance I get!




Patient Coordinator

As a patient care coordinator, I ensure that patients receive exceptional service while learning about their specific dental needs and goals. I support the patients throughout their visit, to ensure they have a smooth transition from the front office to the back. One of the biggest benefits of my job is helping someone feel better about themselves. It is also amazing to help educate people who don’t know how much their oral health can affect their overall health. I love the positive energy you feel here at our office, and you can tell right away that we work as a TEAM!

I was born and raised in Elk Grove. I moved down to San Diego for college. When I moved back, I met my husband, who was also an Elk Grove native. We married in 2012 and have two daughters, Blakely and Harper. I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, and traveling, and recently found a new passion for baking and cooking.




Registered Dental Assistant — Expanded Functions II

I have more than 15 years of clinical experience in the dental field. My desire to grow and expand in my profession led me to continue my education as an EFII. I enjoy building relationships with patients and providing them with an amazing experience. My goal is to help patients feel at ease, comfortable, and like family at every dental visit. In all of my years in the dental field, I have never worked with people who are so exceptional at providing such a high quality of dental care. As a team, we all work so well together and have built strong, solid friendships that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

When I’m not saving the world one tooth at a time, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband Eric and our two beautiful daughters, Olivia and Alana. We love spending our days traveling, shopping, and making memories with friends and family.




Registered Dental Assistant — Expanded Functions II

I attended Diablo Valley College for dental assisting and became a registered dental assistant in 2006. I received additional training and obtained my registered dental assistant extended functions II license in 2013. I enjoy interacting and establishing positive relationships with our patients on a daily basis. Dentistry by Design is a progressive, team-oriented practice with a high standard of excellence. I’m proud to say I’m a part of our team!

I was born and raised in a small town on the Delta. When I’m not working, I’m a busy mom to two amazing kids.




Registered Dental Assistant

I attended High Tech Institute for dental assisting and graduated in 2004. I joined Dentistry by Design in 2017 and truly believe that we all have the same goal: to provide the best care to our patients. I perform a variety of patient care, office duties, and laboratory duties, and work chairside with Dr. Ionescu to provide a comfortable patient experience. I am passionate about helping others! In addition to my work in the office, I also enjoy traveling to volunteer with CDA Cares dental clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides free dental care to those in need.

I have three amazing children who keep me busy with dance performances, softball games, and baseball games. I also enjoy the outdoors, working out, and spending as much time with my family as possible.




Dental Hygienist

I have been a hygienist since 2009, after attending Eastern Washington University for my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. It is so fulfilling to provide exceptional care through specified therapy to each patient based on their individual periodontal, gingival, and dental needs. Ours is a team that works together to provide the best possible experience for our patients. We are constantly striving to learn and grow, all while maintaining friendships and sharing a positive and fun work environment.

I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I moved to Seattle in 2005 and when I married my husband, Harman, we moved to Sacramento in 2014. We have a beautiful daughter named Savani who was born June 2018. We are always looking to try new restaurants because good food makes us happy! I love to travel any chance I get.




Dental Hygienist

Ellen Morimoto RDH joined Dentistry by Design team in June 2019. She has been a hygienist for 40 years, practicing mostly in Southern California. Ellen recently moved to Elk Grove to be closer to her two wonderful children, a daughter and a son, and her two beautiful granddaughters. They are the love of her life mainly after the loss of her beloved husband of 33 years. As a dental hygienist, Ellen loves building lasting relationships with her patients, understanding her patients’ needs, desires and concerns. Ellen tries to help all her patients understand the importance of prevention and teaches them techniques to guide them to saving their smile for a lifetime. Ellen is very passionate about offering her patients the opportunity to a healthy, functional and beautiful smile. Ellen has extensive training in treating periodontal disease. She has a deep understanding of all the techniques and antibacterial products and therapies available to actively treat gum disease. Also, as a soft management therapist, Ellen incorporates advanced techniques like diode laser therapy, in her treatments. She believes in open, trustful communication and implements these concepts when educating patients on their journey to a beautiful, healthy smile. Ellen is kind, cheerful and has a caring personality. Our patients are already raving about her professionalism and the dental experience after being seen by Ellen for their professional teeth cleaning. We are very enthusiastic and feel very fortunate to have Ellen as a part of our dental family