Meet The Team

  • Gail Vargas
    RDH
    Gail Vargas
    RDH
  • Eric Pacheco DDS
    Dentist
    Eric Pacheco DDS
    Dentist
    Professional Background
                I have been fortunate to live in Lompoc for most of my life. I grew up in the valley and graduated from Lompoc High School in 1988. I continued my undergraduate education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ where I received my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.
                I attended Dental School at the University of San Francisco, the preeminent dental research enterprise in the world. I was awarded a US Navy scholarship in 1996 and committed to serving three years in the armed forces. I graduated from UCSF in 1998 with my doctorate and was stationed in San Diego, CA.
                While serving in San Diego, I earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certification. I was then transferred as Dental Officer to the USS Frank Cable in Guam. After two years aboard ship, I completed my service honorably. I was then given the opportunity to return to Lompoc and join Dr. Lusby as an associate dentist. I worked side by side with Dr. Lusby for six years until his retirement, taking over the practice entirely when he moved to Kauai. I have enjoyed practicing dentistry in my hometown for over ten years now.
                Overt the years, I have taken many advanced professional courses in dentistry. I have also traveled to remote locations for humanitarian dental treatment including East Timor and the Dominican Republic. I am currently a member of several professional organizations including the California Dental Association, CEREC certified doctors, and National Fellowship with the American Dental Implant Association.
    Personal Background
                I married my high school sweetheart in 1994 and we have three sons: Nico, Danan, and Noah. My wife, Nancy, was also raised in Lompoc. She is an English Teacher at Cabrillo High school and an involved member of the local community.
                We are a very active family. We participate in all types of sports and outdoor activities. I also enjoy coaching football and basketball at both the youth and high school levels. We spend our free time paddle boarding, mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and camping.
                I have been very fortunate to return to the area where I was raised. I take pleasure in being able to help the families (often several generations) whom I have known for many years. Lompoc is my hometown and there is nothing better than giving back to the community I love.
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    Marissa Luna
    RDA
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    Marissa Luna
    RDA

    Marissa attended Lompoc High School and Allan Hancock College. She is a Registered Dental assistant and she has worked with Dr. Pacheco since 2005. Marissa is known for her warmth and friendly smile. She enjoys interacting with patients and alleviating their worries. Marissa is married with a young son and daughter. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, entertaining friends, camping, and enjoying her family’s local ranch.

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    Julie Moore
    RDA
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    Julie Moore
    RDA

    Julie graduated Lompoc High School and Allan Hancock College. A Registered Dental Assistant with 35 years of experience, she has been assisting Dr. Pacheco since 2001. Julie is known for being kind and compassionate.  She enjoys educating patients about their dental care and helping them feel at ease during their treatment. Julie is married with one daughter . Away from the office she enjoys beachcombing, camping, and boating with her family.

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    Denise Gardner
    Receptionist
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    Denise Gardner
    Receptionist

    Denise attended Lompoc High School and Allan Hancock College. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and she has worked with Dr. Pacheco since 2004. Denise is a talented and enthusiastic member of the dental team and can be found assisting chair side or helping at the front desk. Denise is married with two active boys. She and her family spend quality time bass fishing, camping, playing youth football and basketball.

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    Kristen Stevenson
    RDH
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    Kristen Stevenson
    RDH

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    Jan Carey
    RDH
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    Jan Carey
    RDH

    Jan is a Dental Hygienist who graduated from USC. She has 46 years experience in her field. Jan is knowledgeable and helpful in educating patients about dental care and cleaning. Jan has two children and five grandchildren. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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    Lindy Loung
    RDH
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    Lindy Loung
    RDH

    Coming Soon….