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 The Team at Oroville Dentistry
The Team at Oroville Dentistry

We are a team of highly skilled dental workers that pride ourselves on our relationships with our patients.  We feel you are like family when you visit and we want you to feel the same.

We look forward to meeting you and developing a wonderful relationship.

To read more about each of us, please click on a button below.

Each of us at Oroville Dentistry want you to be fully satisfied with your dental care.  We are specially trained to provide gentle, caring dental treatment.  We use top of the line digital systems and the best materials in the dental industry to help ensure you are receiving the best possible care.  We want you to be proud of your smile and our gentle, caring approach will help you feel comfortable while we achieve optimal oral health for your smile.


Meet the hygienists at Oroville Dentistry

Alexandra Ortega, RDH

Allie moved to Chico in 2007 to attend Chico State. She graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degrees in art history. After graduating she went back to school to study dental hygiene. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated in 2016 as a registered dental hygienist. Allie has also worked in the dental field as a sterilization technician, assistant, and at the front desk.

In her free time Allie enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with her friends, family, husband, and two dogs, Meriwether and Diesel.

Lexi Beglau, RDH

Lexi Beglau, RDH

Lexi is a fabulous hygienist that recently joined our practice.  Stay tuned for information on our wonderful new addition.


Meet the Assistants at Oroville Dentistry

Stephanie McCurley, RDA

Stephanie McCurley, RDA

Stephanie has been a valued member of this office since 1996 when she graduated from ROP Dental Assisting in Chico.

Stephanie and her husband live in Oroville. They have two sons serving in the navy and two beautiful grandchildren.

When not working, Stephanie loves camping, gold-panning, crossfit, and soap making. We can attest to how amazing her soaps are!

Jennifer Indelicato, RDA

Jennifer has been a Registered Dental Assistant in the Bay Area since 1991. She recently moved to Oroville and joined our team in January 2020.

Jennifer has two very loved adult children, Nathan and Hailey.

When not working, Jennifer loves Harley rides with her boyfriend and trips to the ocean. Recently Jennifer has taken up kayaking around our community’s beautiful waterways.


Meet the front office at Oroville Dentistry

Melody Ritzert

Melody Ritzert

Melody is the longest standing employee of this office, cheerfully welcoming patients at the front desk for over 20 years. She was born in El Sobrante, California and has been a resident of Oroville since moving here in 1973.

Melody loves horses, softball, racquetball, snow skiing, and any other sport she tries. Melody and her husband enjoy visiting Lake Tahoe every summer. She has two beautiful daughters and four awesome grandchildren that keep her endlessly busy.

We love that Melody’s smile is the first thing each patient sees when arriving at our office.


Trisha Deroco

Trisha Deroco

Trisha joined our team in November 2018; she has come to our practice with over 10 year’s experience in the front office. She assists our patients with appointments, treatment planning, financial options, and processing insurance claims. She has a strong knowledge of dental insurance systems and is always willing to help our patients to understand their insurance benefits. Trisha graduated from Folsom Lake College with a degree in Human Health Services and Science.

When not working Trisha enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and hiking. She has three beautiful children and three grandchildren. We are thrilled Trisha has joined our team.