Julie Lester, Front Office Manager
Julie was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange and a lifetime resident of South Orange County. She attended St. Catherine’s School in Laguna Beach and is a proud graduate of Mater Dei High School. (Same class as Dr. Lester!) Julie went to college part time for 17 years while working and taking care of her home and family. She considers earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Cal State Fullerton (completed in 2000 at age 37!) one of her greatest accomplishments.
Julie has worked in customer service for over 40 years including 15 years as the counter waitress and trainer at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, 10 years coordinating Children’s Ministry Sunday School and large group events at Saddleback Church, and most recently worked 12 years as Event Concierge and then Assistant to the Managing Director at prestigious Montage Laguna Beach. Julie has been an active contributor to David Lester, DDS since 2011 and does a tremendous job with the customer service aspects of running a dental office.
In her spare time Julie travels, enjoys singing, dancing, seeing musicals and loves cleaning and organizing! Julie has two children—Allison and Zachary—who are grown, college graduates and are truly changing the world.
Lora Martin, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lora is a Southern California native having been born at St. Joseph’s in Orange and graduating from Santiago High School in Garden Grove. She graduated from Cypress College with her RDH and has been serving people at David Lester, DDS since 1992. Lora loves her patients and, because of her longevity, considers them more like friends and family. Lora’s genuine love and passion for her work give her a gentle touch which lessons any fear and makes people happy to come back for their check ups!
In her spare time, Lora love to travel, cook and spends time with her grown daughter, Delanie. She is also an avid “I love Lucy” fan!