We Love What We Do & We Love Where We Work

Carlsbad Coastal Dental Team

Here at Carlsbad Coastal Dental (CCD) we take pride in providing only the best quality patient care. We consider our patients to be a part of our family and we treat them as such. We are currently accepting new patients and would love for you to join us in growing our dental family.

Meet the Team

Dr. Michael Thylin
Dr. Michael ThylinDentist, D.D.S.
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Dr. Thylin earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State in biological sciences; he then received his dental degree with honors at the University of Nebraska’s College of Dentistry in 2002.

Between 2002 and 2003 he completed a postgraduate general practice residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in La Jolla California. Dr. Thylin then worked as an associate for Gentle Dental of San Diego California from 2004 to 2008 before starting his own Carlsbad Coastal Dentistry practice in June of 2006.

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Our Valuable Team Members

LaurenOffice Manager
Lauren has been working at Carlsbad Coastal Dental since 2009. Initially, she began working along side Dr. Thylin as his primary Dental Assistant. In 2011 Lauren began assisting with Front Office responsibilities and has been at home there since.  Lauren and her husband Christian are parents to a beautiful baby girl named Petra born September 2014. Lauren also considers herself a “dog mom” to her Papillon, Ginger. Outside of work and family Lauren enjoys Yoga, cooking, sewing and working on her Etsy shop “Rugbelly”.
MelissaRegistered Dental Assistant
Melissa began her career as an RDA in 2007 with Dr. Thylin. Although she enjoys the back office the most, she has been cross-trained to learn the front office as well. Besides working part time she is a mom of two children; Donovan and daughter Vivian born in February 2015. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs.
Lauren R.
Lauren R.Dental Assistant
Lauren in one of our newest additions to Carlsbad Coastal Dental. She works alongside Dr. Thylin as his assistant. When not working Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. Lauren also likes to hike with her dog and take her kids on long walks by the beach.
RachelRegistered Dental Hygienist

Rachel graduated from James Madison University in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Between 2007 and 2012, Rachel worked in immunology research at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and The Scripps Research Institute, publishing several works on the immune response to vial infection. Although research was very challenging and rewarding, Rachel sought a profession that would allow her to work with patien­ts and have a more direct impact on an individuals’ health. In 2010, Rachel began volunteering for Thousand Smiles Foundation (TSF), where she met Veronica. From that moment on, Rachel had found her passion for dental hygiene. Rachel graduated summa cum laude from West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene program in 2014. She earned several awards, including the California Dental Hygienists’ Association Student Leadership Award, Wilma Motley Memorial California Merit Scholarship, California Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association Scholarship and the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Award.   Upon graduation, Rachel began working at a periodontal dental office, treating severe cases of periodontal disease. Rachel joined Dr. Thylin’s office in 2015, where she works on Wednesdays.   She is eager to provide all of her patients with the highest level of dental hygiene care.

TrinaTreatment Coordinator
Trina has been in the dental field for over 12 years and it’s been her passion since she can remember. She supports Carlsbad Coastal Dental as a Front Office Coordinator and occasionally will work as an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) when needed. More than anything, Trina loves to spend time with her husband, daughter and extended family. With her free time, she enjoys music and playing softball.

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