Our Team

Melissa F. Minger DMD, FAGD

Compassionate care and stellar results

Dr. Minger’s focus is on treating patients who have complex dental problems, dental esthetic concerns, TMD issues, and sleep issues. Her passion for dentistry shines through in her detailed work and the genuine care with which she treats her patients. She loves creating and rebuilding smiles with everything from conservative touch-ups to complete smile makeovers. She enjoys the gratifying work of planning and executing dental treatment to change peoples’ lives for the better.

Since the beginning of her career, Dr. Minger has been a leader in local and state dental societies and multiple volunteer organizations. Her passion for continuing education shows she has committed her career to learning. She has completed the curriculum at Dawson Academy and taken courses at Pankey Institute, and has been a member of Spear Education Faculty club since its inception.

In 2008, Dr. Minger completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Florida. During this time, she became highly skilled in treating multidisciplinary complex cases, emergency treatment, dental implants, endodontics, hospital dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, and administering oral conscious sedation. She enjoys mentoring others and in 2018 was awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. Minger loves to travel. She enjoys anything and everything outdoors, and most importantly, spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Melissa Minger
Dr. Coleman Meadows

Coleman D. Meadows, DDS

Contemporary Dentistry With A Traditional Approach

Dr. Meadows believes that the foundation of exceptional care is the doctor-patient relationship. He has extensive training and experience in numerous facets of General Dentistry, from oral surgery to CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry, and underpinning his practice is a deep personal care for his patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry, and is active in advocating for oral health issues at the state and local levels, through the California Dental Association and the San Diego County Dental Foundation. He is also a member of the Spear Study Club, as well as the Patriots Study Club for Navy and military veterans.

A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Texas School of Dentistry, he joined the United States Navy and was stationed at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Meadows then spent two years as the Dental Officer Afloat onboard the USS MAKIN ISLAND, an assault aircraft carrier stationed in San Diego, including a deployment to the Persian Gulf for WESTPAC 2014-2015. He was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal during this tour, and loved his time serving at sea.

He cares deeply about supporting our community, from local businesses to nonprofits and environmental resources, and is involved in several organizations benefitting at-risk veterans in San Diego County. He is married to his wife, Alex, and they had their first child, Heath, in November of 2019. He enjoys surfing and sailing, and supporting his Michigan Wolverines.

Dr. Coleman Meadows

Linda Bright

Linda joined us as a registered dental assistant in 1996 and transitioned to practice administrator and treatment concierge shortly thereafter. She continues to maintain her Registered Dental Assistant license along with obtaining a Fellowship from the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). She serves on the board of directors for AADOMs San Diego chapter study club and was a 2018 nominee for the National Manager of the Year Award. Linda has one son and a sassy Schnauzer named Lucy. She is a San Diego native and long-suffering San Diego sports fan.

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Abbey Smith

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Brittany Deans

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Irina O’Reilley

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Jessica Kusumoto

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Stephanie Amancio

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Valerie Hike-Smith