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Meet The Team

Lawrence R. Church, DDS

Founder/CEO

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

Attending Anesthesiologist

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

Dentist

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.



Cameron Fuller, DDS, MS

Pediatric Dental Specialist

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




Doyle Nick, DDS

Dentist

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.



Jino Park, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Jino Park received his DDS from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2012.  After working in general  dentistry for a few years, He shifted his focus to providing dental care to children and special needs patients.  Dr. Park  practiced dentistry in numerous dental surgery centers before joining Indio Surgery Center in 2017.  He  is currently an assistant professor in the department of Anesthesiology  at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry  teaching dentistry under general anesthesia. Dr. Park is a current member of the ADA, CDA, Tri County Dental Society & Korean American Dental Society.



Mitesh Zala, DDS

Anesthesiologist

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

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

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.



Mary Wilson , CRNA

Anesthesia

Mary began her nursing career in 1987.  She was employed by San Antonio Hospital in Upland California in June of that year.   She quickly transitioned into the CCU there by the following year.  She moved on to the Operating Room at St. Bernardine’s Medical Center by the year 1989.  There she was promoted to  Open-Heart Coordinator for the hospital and worked with Dr. Leonard Bailey performing pediatric open-heart procedures.  She left that position in 1992 and moved with my extended family to Colorado where she continued on as the Open-Heart Coordination at Memorial hospital in Colorado Springs.  At this facility she added Heart Transplant Coordinator to her resume.  Missing the sunny beach air of California she and her family moved back to California and she accepted a position once again at St. Bernardine’s, but this time in an administrative roll as Manager of the Outpatient Surgery Center.  She held this position until August 1997 when she left to pursue an anesthesia career at the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia.

 

Upon graduation she began working at the Kaiser Riverside Medical Center in the fall of 1997 where she is still employed. While working as an anesthetist at Kaiser Riverside she has had the privilege of educating anesthesia students from Kaiser, Texas Wesleyan and Loma Linda University.  She has served intermittently as the Clinical Educator throughout her 20 years at Kaiser Riverside. 

 

One of the highlights of her career is having served in Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010.  Seeing the devastation and poverty there gave her life new meaning.  Holding injured children in her arms and helping transport them to a higher level of care at the University of Miami’s mobile units was an experience that shaped her life moving forward.  Working with vulnerable populations has been a professional goal of hers that she was able to fulfill in 2016 when she began giving anesthesia at the Indio Surgery Center to pediatric patients.

 

During the last 20 years she has given anesthesia in pain clinics, surgery centers and cosmetic surgeons offices. Nothing has given her more satisfaction than the independent practice of pediatric dental anesthesia.  Mary has returned to school once again to obtain her Doctorate of Nurse Practice (DNP). She will complete that degree in May of 2020. Her DNP project is based on safety for pediatric dental anesthesia in ambulatory centers.  This population has become her passion for improvement


Andrea Camas, DNP, CRNA

Anesthesia

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dr. Camas graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Purdue University 2005.  Following graduation, she moved to California where she worked as a Registered Nurse in an Intensive Care Unit for 3 years.  She attended Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia for Nurses where she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Certified Registered Anesthetist (CRNA) degree in 2010.  In 2015, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton  with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).  She currently works full-time at Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center where she provides general and regional anesthesia in a multitude of settings.  Dr. Camas joined Indio Surgery Center in 2017 providing general anesthesia for pediatric dental patients.

Dr. Camas is Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS).  She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) and certified by the National Board of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (NBCRNA). 


 



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