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 a very innate yet trained eye in the artistic field of dentistry. She comes from a lineage of professional artists. Her mother has had a lifelong career as a commercial artist, and her brother is a gifted pianist and professor of fine arts represented by the Forum Gallery in NYC. She attributes her passion and creativity for dentistry to her love of art and fervor to help others help themselves. In her healing approach to dentistry, education of the patient is a key factor. She notes that the mouth is the portal to the body and a balancing point for the head and neck region and down to the toes.
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!
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!