Meet The Staff

Our friendly and professional staff strive to make your experience in our office both positive and rewarding. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your dental treatment, including insurance, billing, and office procedures. All of our staff members are CPR certified. We know your time is valuable and we take pride in being efficient and timely, while still maintaining a warm and caring atmosphere.


Laurie - Office Manager

Laurie, our office manager, joined Dr. Gulbransen in 1999. She is extremely knowledgeable in many aspects of dental and medical insurance billing. Her responsibilities include obtaining referrals when necessary, insurance billing, and coordinating care with other dental professionals. Laurie loves interacting with patients and helping them utilize their insurance benefits to the fullest. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as her very active Labrador, Daisy.

Nicole - Receptionist

Nicole joined our practice in 2002. Initially, she was hired to work in the front office as a receptionist. However, after showing an interest in chairside dentistry, she completed dental assistant school in 2004. Nicole now wears many hats in our office–both at the front desk as an administrative assistant and chairside. Her friendly smile and meticulous work ethic, make her a joy to be around. She also works closely with Dr. Gulbransen to order many of the office dental supplies. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Edna - Registered Dental Assistant

Edna has been working alongside Dr. Gulbransen for over 25 years as a Registered Dental Assistant [RDA]. She is committed to making patients feel relaxed and comfortable in our office. She and Dr. Gulbransen make an amazing team in the operatory. Edna’s artistic ability enables her to paint most of the maxillofacial prostheses for our patients. Outside the office, bowling and ballroom dancing are two of Edna’s passions.

Lizz is the most recent addition to San Diego Prosthodontics.  After 5 active years in the U.S. Navy, she attended dental assisting school here in San Diego. When she is not at work, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and cat, Blue Moon. Lizz has a bubbly personality and immediately makes our patients feel comfortable in a dental chair. 

Fred and Ian - Dental Laboratory Technicians

With over 30 years of dental laboratory experience, Fred is one of our two full-time dental laboratory technicians. Prior to joining Dr. Gulbransen in 1995, Fred was a dental technician in the United States Navy. His expertise and skill ensures superior quality, custom dental prostheses in a timely fashion. Recently, Fred became a proud first-time grandparent. When he’s not working, he enjoys bowling, running and traveling.

Ian has over 18 years of experience in the field of dentistry. His enthusiasm and impeccable work ethic are matched only by his attention to detail. He brings a wealth of experience to our dental laboratory. Ian is both an avid sports collector as well an ardent Padre fan. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his sons’ baseball team as well as spending time with his wife and three children.