Our Team of Doctors
Laurel Morello, DDS — Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Morello has been a proud San Diego dentist for nearly 40 years. She was accepted with early admission to Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, along with her Bachelor of Science degree, in 1979. After graduating from dental school, she completed a one-year general practice residency at Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital, which involved additional training in oral surgery, periodontal surgery, general anesthesia, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and children’s dentistry. In 1980, she moved to San Diego, California, to begin her career at her El Cajon dental practice.
Early on, Dr. Morello was determined to be well-educated and well-rounded in her field. She studied many disciplines in general and cosmetic dentistry. In order to offer the most comprehensive treatment to her patients, she delved into advanced study and training in TMD and TMJ disorders. Dr. Morello has extensive training and expertise in microscopic dentistry, which is a very unique and admirable craft in the general dentistry field. The microscope allows her to magnify the tooth so she can pay attention to the finest bit of detail.
Dr. Morello has balanced her career of 40 years with raising three children and a fitness lifestyle. Dr. Morello has three children, two of which have enjoyed joining her in the field of dentistry. Her daughter, Michele, is a dental hygienist; her son Dr. Paul is currently part of our practice as a dentist; and her son Anthony does anything except dentistry!
Michelle and her husband have given one of the greatest gifts of a lifetime … two grandchildren! Pure joy … Dr. Morello’s pastimes include playing piano, reading, writing and solving puzzles. She pursues fitness eagerly through cycling, swimming, hiking, yoga and dancing. Losing a dear friend to leukemia compelled her to participate in Team in Training, a fitness training program involving fundraising for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and which is also a great way to stay fit through cycling, triathlon and running, all while saving lives!
Manveen Boparai, DDS — Associate Dentist
Dr. Manveen Boparai is a graduate of UCSF and has been practicing dentistry for almost 20 years. She is a compassionate dentist who enjoys working with people of all ages. She takes pride in her communication with patients and her attention to detail. Dr. Boparai takes her time to actively listen to and understand her patients’ needs, which enables her to create treatment plans tailored to achieve the highest level of personalized and comfortable care.Dr. Boparai is married and has two children. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching movies.
Paul Morello, DMD — Associate Dentist
We would like to personally introduce you to Dr. Paul Morello! He brings with him the same gentle, caring and meticulous care that you have come to expect from the Morello team!