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Our Team


Dr. Church, DDS - Indio Surgery Center - Founder / CEO

Lawrence R. Church, DDS

Dr. Lawerence Church is the owner of Indio Surgery Center. After attending San Jose State, Dr. Church attended Northwestern University School of Dentistry graduating in 1969. He practiced in La Habra, California for 20 years. Dr. Church then joined the Faculty at Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He taught in the Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology Departments for 2 years and then was appointed Clinic Director of the SAC-Norton AFB Clinic, which Loma Linda acquired. Dr. Church has been in the Surgery Center Business for over 17 years. Indio Surgery Center was opened 10 years ago.

Joseph Elisha, MD, Medical Director - Indio Surgery Center

Joseph Elisha, MD, Medical Director

After graduating form Harvard Medical School, Dr. Elisha completed his anesthesiology Residency and Pediatric Anesthesiology Residency at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Elisha is Board Certified by The American Board of Anesthesiology. He has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Anesthesia Care including Open Hearts, Vascular, Thoracic, Neonatal, Pediatric, Dental, and Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery. He is on staff at several local Hospitals and is Medical Director at Indio Surgery Center.

Stanton S. Appelton, DDS, MPH, MAGD, FACD - Indio Surgery Center

Stanton S. Appelton, DDS, MPH, MAGD, FACD

Dr. Appelton received his DDS an d MPH from Loma Linda Universtiy. He maintatined a private dental practice and also taught Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Diagnosis for 10 years at Loma Linda University. He completed an Oral Medicine Masters at the University of Washington and then returned to teach Oral Medicine, Orofacial Pain and Diagnosis for twenty years. He has lectured around the world and is published in these fields. He is currently the president of World Medics, Inc. and past president of the Newbold College Board of Counciilors, Benfield, England and past president of Loma Linda University Councilors. He maintains a practice in Oral Medicine and Orofacial pain in Riverside, California and is an attending dentist at Indio Surgery Center.

Sahar Sepidehdam, DDS.

Sahar Sepidehdam, DDS.

Dr. Sahar graduated at the top of her class from University of Southern California’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and has been practicing dentistry for pediatric patients locally and abroad for many years. She was USCs Mobile Pediatric Clinic Director and received Exceptional Staff Award in 2014.

She is a firm believer of dental public health and spends her spare time in the local community teaching the importance of oral hygiene, habits and disease prevention.

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Member
  • California Dental Association
  • Oral Conscious Sedation Licensed
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • PALS Certified
Edward C. Sharp, DDS, MS - Pediatric Dental Specialist - Indio Surgery Center

Edward C. Sharp DDS, MS

Dr. Sharp received his DDS from University of Southern California, and following 2 years in the United States Army, was a pediatric Dental Resident at USC and Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles where he received his Master’s Degree in Pediatric Dentistry . Dr. Sharp is a Diplomat of the America Board fo Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow in the America Academy of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Sharp has been on the staff as a providing pediatric specialist at Indio Surgery Center for nine years.

Cameron Fuller, DDS, MS - Pediatric Dental Specialist - Indio Surgery Center

Cameron Fuller DDS, MS

While in dental school, and being a kid at heart, Dr. Cameron Fuller developed a desire to specialize in the treatment of children and the medically compromised. Cameron now applies his skills and techniques to focus on preventative dentistry for children. He also uses Conscious Sedation to treat children while awake, as well as treating them asleep with general anesthesia.

  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 2006, Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University
  • 2008, Master of Science Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Loma Linda University
  • Gold Award for 90th percentile National Board Dental Exam part I
  • Gold Award for 90th percentile National Board Dental Exam part II
  • Excellent in Treating Children Award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Nick Doyle, DDS - Dentist - Indio Surgery Center

Doyle Nick, DDS

Dr. Nick graduated with a DDS degree from Loma Linda Universtiy School of Dentistry in 1978 and finished his advanced education in prosthodontics in 1993. He became an Associate Professor with the Department of Restorative Dentistry in 1991 after practicing dentistry for over 25 years, and has been one of the dental practicioners in the department of Dental Anesthesiology since 1993. Dr. Nick has provided dental services at Indio Surgery Center for nine years.

Mitesh Zala, DDS - Anesthesiologist - Indio Surgery Center

Mitesh Zala, DDS

Dr. Zala received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Universtiy of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Following Dental School Dr. Zala attended Loma Linda University General Anesthesia Residency Program. His residency included extensive experience providing general anesthesia in the hospital operating room for variety surgical procedures. Dr. Zala also received further specialized training at the Special Care Dentistry Clinic at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry primarily comprised of adult and pediatric special needs patients. He has received extensive pediatric anesthesia training working in various Dental Surgeries Centers and Private Offices. Dr. Zala is Certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Dr. Zala is an active member of the following organizations: American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Harbor Dental Society.

Siamak Eshaghian, DDS - Anesthesiologist - Indio Surgery Center

Siamak Eshaghian, DDS

Dr. Eshaghian completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCLA School of Dentistry. He then went on to do a General Practice Residency. He continued his studies by completing an extensive general anesthesia residency program at Loma Linda University. This residency consists of various medical rotations and anesthesia training at Loma Linda University Medical Center and other local area hospital operating rooms. Dr. Eshaghian has received extensive anesthesia training in dental surgery centers and offices, which has made him proficient in anesthetic management and techniques as they are used in the dental setting. He has extensive experience in treating pediatric, medically compromised, and special needs patients. Dr. Eshaghian is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Dr. Eshaghian is a member of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Los Angeles Dental Society.

Trevor Holloway, DDS - Anesthesiologist - Indio Surgery Center

Trevor Holloway, DDS

Dr. Holloway graduated Cum Laude from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Following Dental school Dr. Holloway received extensive training at Loma Linda University specializing in the field of general anesthesia. Training consisted of a 2 year residency in general anesthesia and included rotations in cardiology, internal medicine, hospital operating room anesthesia, and outpatient general anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Holloway is certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Additionally, he has completed advance training through The Difficult Airway Course of Anesthesia Providers in managing and treating airway emergencies and also completed multiple perioperative crisis management workshops at San Francisco General Hospital. Currently Dr. Holloway is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Holloway is a current genral anesthesia provider for Indio Surgery Center.

Registered Nurses

Diana Jesson, Director of Nursing - Indio Surgery Center

Diana Jesson

Vivian Vanderlee - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Vivian Vanderlee

Irene Morales - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Irene Morales

Rosa Alvarez - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Rosa Alvarez

Jamie Gonzales - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Jaime Gonzales

Natalie Reyes - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Natalie Reyes

Anna Menedez - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Anna Mendez

Tanya Busse - RN - Indio Surgery Center

Tanya Busse

Registered Dental Assistants

Sharon Haines - RDA - Indio Surgery Center

Sharon Haines

Debbie Miller - RDA - Indio Surgery Center

Debbie Miller

Vanessa Riviera - RDA - Indio Surgery Center

Vanessa Rivera

Support Staff

Elvia Cabrerra - Office Admin - Indio Surgery Center

Elvia Cabrerra

Sochee Aguirre-Montes - Office Admin - Indio Surgery Center

Sochee Aguirre-Montes

Lilly Fabian - Office Admin - Indio Surgery Center

Lilly Fabian

Maria Narez - Office Admin - Indio Surgery Center

Maria Narez

Gabby Castaneda - Billing Coordinator - Indio Surgery Center

Gabby Castaneda

Rosalie Silva - Community Outreach Coordinator - Indio Surgery Center

Rosalie Silva

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