Lisa Sugg, RDH, is from a family of dental professionals. Her father is a retired oral surgeon, mother a retired dental hygienist, and uncle a retired orthodontist. Her great uncle, the late Dr. Gene Burks, opened his dental practice in Solana Beach in the 1950's. It is only natural that Lisa chose a career in the dental field!
After growing up in Solana Beach and graduating from Torrey Pines High School, Lisa attended San Diego State University, University of California San Diego, and University of California Los Angeles, where she received her clinical dental hygiene training. She also was trained and licensed in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound and worked in both professions for a few years. After starting a family, she chose to return to part-time dental hygiene only.
Lisa has worked in many dental office settings including general dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Additionally, she spent 2 years in a private dental office in Melbourne, Australia where she developed and implemented a periodontal program as the first hygienist to see patients in that practice. She has been a part of this office in Leucadia since February 1990 when she joined the founder, Dr. Benedict and her fellow hygienist and colleague, Lena. 17 years ago she was retained as a clinician by Dr. Madurowicz, and is now fortunate to be a part of Dr. Horne's amazing dental team that continues to provide the highest quality of care.
Lisa has two sons who are now in college. The oldest is a senior in mechanical engineering at University of California Santa Barbara and the youngest is a freshman at California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo. She loves visiting them and exploring the central coast whenever she can get away for a few days.
Her favorite activities include stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba, hiking, spin class and working out at the gym. She also enjoys attending book club and bunco.