Meet the Team

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Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care.

Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns and contact us
for more information or to make an appointment.

Dr. Michael L Potts

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dentistry has been a wonderful occupation for me. It thrills me to see satisfied patients. I love getting to share the thrill of having not only a good bite, but also a beautiful smile. My father was dentist in Long Beach, Ca. I was born and raised there. After college I was accepted to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where I received my dental training. After graduating, I moved to Camarillo with my wife, Susie. We raised two wonderful sons, Zachary and Derek that both became dentists as well. I am so blessed to have my son Derek working with me in my office, and Zachary working close by in Moorpark. Music is very important to me. I like to sing, play trombone, and bass guitar. I also like to play golf, snow ski, and watch other sports. I would like to get to know you and establish a dentist-patient relationship.  

Dr. Derek J Potts

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Hi, my name is Derek Potts and I'm a third generation dentist. I like to joke that I was "born to be a dentist" because it was my path ever since I can remember. After high school, I went to La Sierra University where I received my BS in Biology. During that time, I spent a semester in Australia studying abroad. That was one of the best experiences of my life and I highly recommend it to all young people. After college, I spent a month in Cambodia doing field research with one of my Biology professors and his son. After that summer, I went immediately to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. During that time, I had the honor of providing desperately needed dental care in Peru and Brazil. Those trips were incredible opportunities for me to help the needy and get valuable experience in emergency care. I've been working here at Potts Dental since 2011 and I love it. I enjoy working with my family and our family of employee's. And I love getting to know patients and helping them achieve their goals. Whether you want to just 'fix what's broken' or have a total smile makeover, I'm here for whatever YOU want!

Susie Potts

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi. My name is Susie. I've loved being a hygienist for over 25 years. I want to make your office visit a comfortable and pleasant experience. We will work together to make sure you have a healthy mouth. 


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi my name is Socorro. I've been a hygienist for 7 years now and I absolutely love what I do. It brings me great satisfaction knowing that I can help improve someone's oral health. May of 2013 I had a new addition to my family, her name is Catalina Maven. And my son Joseph loves being a big brother. I can't wait to meet you!


Registered Dental Assistant

Hi, I'm Shari. I've been working for Dr. Potts for over 30 years. I really enjoy by job and working with all the people that come through. Looking back, my favorite thing about being here has been to watch our young patients grow up and begin families of their own. I love the long term relationships that I've formed with patients here.


Registered Dental Assistant Extended Functions II

Hi, my name is Suzanne. I'm an extended functions dental assistant at Potts Dental. I earned my extended functions degree at UCLA and it allows me to place fillings, take final impressions, and seat crowns. I love my job and being part of this team. I look forward to meeting you.


Financial Specialist

Hi, my name is Trisha. Family is my life and how I enjoy my spare time. At Potts Dental, I feel so blessed to spend time helping other families utilize their insurance to the fullest and develop a personal relationship with them. I'm here to make all your dental goals possible.


Hi, my name's Erin. I've been working as Dr. Derek's assistant since 2014. I'm looking forward to meeting you!


Treatment Coordinator

Hi, my name is Tess. I've been in the dental field for over 25 years. I've been at Potts Dental since 2014 and love it here! I hope to see you soon.


Hygiene Coordinator

Hi, my name is Mary. I've been in the dental field since 1990. I look forward to helping you with your hygiene appointments. Sonrisas'


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