Our Team

Meet the Smile Team

Dr. Firas Bukai

Dr. Bukai One of America’s Top Dentists, graduated from the prestigious Tufts University in Boston, MA in 1995. He completed advanced general practice training at Loyola University of Chicago in 1997 and then went into private practice. His commitment to excellence drove him to continue his education and he obtained his fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2000. Dr. Bukai was chosen by the Consumer Research Council of America as one of America’s top dentists for the years 2005-2006 in the areas of aesthetic dentistry and implant reconstruction. Dr. Bukai taught at the University of Texas dental branch where he conducted research on the most recent dental materials. The doctor has published articles in peer reviewed dental journals and non-dental style magazines. Dr. Bukai practices comprehensive oral care with tremendous clinical experience, but more importantly, he is passionate about listening carefully to each patient and offering the best in professional care. Dr. Bukai is affiliated with the following dental organizations:

  • AGD Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry
  • Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education – Member
  • ADA – American Dental Association
  • AACD – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • ICOI – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • DOCS – Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry
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Nancy Austin

Office Manager

Nancy Austin has been enthusiastically involved in dentistry since 1977. She loves helping patients make appropriate decisions about their dentistry and creating beautiful smiles.

Nancy will be the first smiling face you see as you walk into our office. Her skills in arranging financing will help nearly every patient obtain the smile of their dreams.When Nancy is not at work you can find her power walking, or spending time with her family.

Nancy and her husband Paul enjoy their time off with their family, especially their two grandchildren Jack and Kate.

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Nancy Sullivan

B.S.D.H. Periodontal Therapist

Nancy graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 1981 with a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene, and in 1982 moved to California from New Jersey. Since graduating she has practiced in general and periodontal dental offices, taught at USC School of Dentistry, and has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, where she served on the board of directors for the local chapter.

Nancy enjoys a variety of exercise activities and dance. She and her husband Steve make their home in Dove Canyon.

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Lisa Porter

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Lisa Porter and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and have practiced in dentistry for over 30 years, specializing in cosmetic-restorative dentistry and periodontal private practice. I worked for Dr. Stone several years ago and I am pleased to return here as my three children are officially raised and all three will be in college next year!

I live in Tustin Ranch, California with my husband Peter J. Porter and our 3 children, two dogs, one cat and several fish! We are also visited frequently by my two great step daughters and two wonderful grandsons!

Practicing dental hygiene is a passion of mine. I give my best to provide the highest quality of dental care and dental education and at the same time strive to be gentle and sensitive to each and every patient. It would be my pleasure to help you meet your dental goals of a smile that lasts a lifetime!

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Goergette Tufts

Dental Assistant

Georgette’s first interest in life has always been her love for the fine arts. Although, she has found a deeper purpose in the service of others. Through dentistry, she has discovered that she could practice both her love for creative expression and the caring of others by helping to create beautiful smiles. She believes that the best kind of beauty comes from an overall balance of health and wellness- a relationship that must be fostered and rendered over a lifetime of proper communication and the best level of commitment and care.

Born and raised in Southern California, her and family make their loving home in Laguna Hills. In their spare time, they stay fit and curious through a multitude of outdoor and indoor activities and hobbies. Everything from bouldering, and water-sports to light woodworking and sewing just to name a few. Being multifaceted and dynamic in her interests, she likes to keep things novel. You know that saying- “All work and no play makes Jane a dull girl.” ? That’s Georgette.