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About our office

Dr. Michael J. Paquette began practicing in 1991 after graduating from University of Southern California School of Dentistry. The current practice started in 1994 on Newport Avenue in Tustin and proceeded to expand into three operatories. In 2005, Dr. Paquette moved to the new location on First Street after many updates to the building. The office now functions with five operatories and many new technological updates. The practice is proud to have many dedicated staff members and long-standing, loyal patients. Dr. Paquette is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, California Dental Association, and American Dental Association. He also does continuing education with the Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry and the OC Dental Study Club. 

Our Doctors


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Dr. Paquette
Michael J. Paquette, DDS

Dr. Paquette is a Tustin native. He attended Hewes Middle School and Foothill High School, where he met his wife Kim. He stayed local for college as well, attending University of California, Irvine as a biology major. He proceeded to University of Southern California School of Dentistry, graduating in 1991, and made some life long friends in the process. He is a steadfast Trojan Football fan, and attends many home and away games every year. Dr. Paquette has four daughters, Jacqueline, Brittany, Gabrielle, and Christina. He loves many outdoor hobbies, including mountain biking, surfing, and boating. Outside of work, you will most likely find him on the trails in Santiago Oaks, or surfing at Trail 5 in San Onofre. Dr. Paquette comes from a family of nine kids, and loves spending time with his family! 

Jacqueline Paquette Schoell, DMD 

Dr. Jacqueline Paquette Schoell is Dr. Paquette's oldest daughter, and the newest dentist on staff! Jacqueline is licensed in California, and is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society. Jacqueline grew up in Tustin and was a Foothill Knight. She attended University of California, Berkeley as a biology major. She next went on to Roseman University of Health Sciences in Salt Lake City, UT and graduated in 2018. In her free time she loves to hike and be outdoors! Jacqueline's husband, Dr. Kyle Schoell, MD, is an orthopaedic surgery resident at University of Southern California. Jacqueline is extremely excited to live closer to family and friends, and to serve a community that she grew up in! 

Our Staff
dental hygienist
Jennie Soi Phui, RDHAP

I love gardening, especially exotic fruit trees. I love going to the gym, mountain biking, and playing beach volleyball.

Joined the practice: 2014

Interesting fact: I have a patent for a medical device in process and am working on a second patent! 

Gina Minegar, RDH

I'm an OC native. When I'm not cleaning teeth, I enjoy yoga, volunteering at church, and traveling with my hubby.

Joined the practice: 2020

Interesting fact: I own a retired racing greyhound

dental hygienist
Miriam Poppin, RDH 

I was born and raised in Southern California. I love sports and being active outdoors. My husband Tim and I have a beautiful daughter Melanie. We love to travel and spend time with our family.

Joined the practice: 2016

Interesting fact: I'm a huge Dodgers baseball fan!

dental assistant
Perla Rojas, assistant

I have a husband and one son! My hobbies include drawing, painting and doing DIY projects.

Joined the practice: 2013

Interesting fact: I love music, and I collect vinyl records.

dental hygienist
Mary O'Connor, RDH

I have lived abroad and traveled extensively with my husband. I have one son, Jason, and a 14 year old cat named Zara!

Joined the practice: 2000

Interesting fact: My favorite destinations are Tahiti and Santorini!

Aline Soumountha, RDH 

I grew up in Anaheim, CA miles away from Disneyland. I love watching sports, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Joined the practice: 2020

Interesting fact: I am ambidextrous. I write with my left hand and scale/clean teeth with my right hand. 

dental receptionist
Marina Salcedo, office manager

I have four kids and I love camping and riding ATVs with my family!

Joined the practice: 1997

Interesting fact: I love to read! 

Katelynn Angle, assistant

I have two beautiful daughters and a husky named Kona!

Joined the practice: 2018

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