Karen S. Potter, DDS
Dr. Potter was born and raised in San Clemente. After studying in-state as well as across state lines, she has returned to South Orange County with an expertise that has earned the respect of dentists across the southland. Dr. Potter’s educational and professional accomplishments have impressed her colleagues as well as her patients.
- Magna Cum Laude at USC with a degree in Spanish
- Summa Cum Laude at UCLA School of Dentistry, graduating #1 in her dental class
- Certificate of Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, one of the leading Endodontic Residencies in the United States
- Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
- Multiple published articles in peer-reviewed journals like the Journal of Endodontics, the Journal of the California Dental Association, and the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
- Conversational in Spanish
Dr. Potter and her husband live in San Clemente, where she also grew up. They have 3 energetic children: Kinnick, Joey, and Carson. They enjoy spending time with their kids, watching college football, exercising, traveling, and live music. On Dr. Potter’s days out of the office she practices yoga, swims, and jogs the beach trail. She loves to expand her knowledge of endodontics by attending CE courses and also loves to present at courses to teach other dentists more about her specialty. Dr. Potter and Sean also have a firm belief that giving back to their community is vital.
Craig R. Bergquist, DDS
Dr. Bergquist has been practicing dentistry since 1979. He practiced as a general dentist for 15 years before completing his endodontic residency in 1992. His undergraduate degree was earned at Washington State University, his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Texas, and his endodontic residency was completed at the VA Hospital in Long Beach. Dr. Bergquist enjoys lecturing on Endodontics, and is a speaker for Tulsa Dental, a very prominent endodontic supply company.
Laguna Beach is home for Dr. Bergquist and his family. He has been married for over 30 years to his beautiful wife, Sheryl, and has two adult children: Carly and Cole. Dr. Bergquist enjoys traveling, skiing, snorkeling, beach volleyball, water skiing, good food, fine wine, jazz music, and most recently playing with his grandchildren.
Taylor has been at the office for over 5 years starting as the office manager and transitioning to the role of dental assistant last year. Her compassion and love for the job make your experience in the office seamless and smooth. She is currently taking classes to further her careers goals of becoming a dental hygienist.
Interests: “Like all of our team at San Clemente Endodontics, I live, work, and play in San Clemente. I enjoy hiking, dancing, reading a good book, crafts, and spending time with my friends.”
Pam is our dental assistant that has been at the office for over 30 years – through Dr. Oglesby, Dr. Bergquist, and now with Dr. Potter! She is the MacGyver of our office, fixing anything and everything that needs repair. Pam has 3 great kids: Ashly, a recent new mom; Jayme, a graduate of MMI as a certified Marine Mechanic; and Emily is pursuing her teaching degree. Ashly, Jayme, and Emily all live and work in San Clemente.
Interests: “I enjoy camping, boating, and cooking. We love taking cross-country driving trips to enjoy all the beauty and adventure that our front door offers. I also enjoy spending time with friends: sharing good food and a glass of wine.”
Abby has joined our team and brought with her over 10 years of an extensive customer service background. She will help process all of your patient needs from scheduling your appointments, to processing your claims, and she will help you through it with a smile. You will be checked in and out before you know it!
Interests: “I enjoy traveling and being outdoors. On the weekend you can find me baking, drinking coffee, and spending time with my dog Oliver.”