Meet Our Gentle Staff

Meet Our Gentle Staff

Dr. David Seman

Dr. David Seman - Auburn Pediatric Dentist Office & Staff

I graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1982 and The Children’s Memorial HospitaI Residency Program two years later after serving as Chief Pediatric Resident. Having been a specialist now for 33 years, I feel truly blessed to have been able to fulfill my lifelong dream of making a difference in the lives of children on a daily basis. I constantly strive to perform the highest standard of care for my patients and my intent is that all professional care delivered at my office will be safe, comfortable and highly esthetic for each and every patient.

I try to obtain cooperation from children with humor, friendliness, persuasion, gentleness, silliness, kindness, empathy, understanding and most of all compassion. (I have been known, however to pass out 5 dollar bill when none of the aforementioned seems to work.)

I believe that it’s all about a gentle experience, keeping the focus on the child while you show them how much you care.

Marley the dog - Auburn Pediatric Dentist Office & StaffI always aspire for the highest levels of clinical excellence and love all aspects of dentistry. I continually incorporate the latest technology and scientific advancements into preventative and restorative dental care for my patients. I particularly enjoy working with the special needs and medically compromised individuals as many of them are seen well into adulthood. I attend numerous local and national dental conferences on current topics and advances in field of Pediatric Dentistry and also visit the local schools to educate children on proper oral hygiene, diet, and doing well in class. In addition, I am active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society and have been a member of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce for 24 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with Dr.Knight as a colleague, friend and associate. He will be a huge part of this community for years to come.

I have 3 three amazing children– Mitchell, Teagan, and Hunter. I enjoy spending the majority of my free time with family and their various activities, preoccupations and school functions. I also enjoy traveling with the kids, exercising, water sports, snowboarding, riding street bikes and my dog, Marley…

I look forward to getting to know you and your children and welcome you to our practice

Dr. Jordan Priestley

I graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelors degree in human physiology, then went on to receive my doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Pacific in San Francisco. During my residency, I quickly learned that working with children was the area of dentistry that I enjoy most. I then furthered my studies in Pediatric Dentistry in Oregon Health and Science University, and became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.

I have since worked in Pediatric Dental offices in Texas and Wisconsin, where my wife, Harriet and I welcomes our son, Cruz. Becoming a father has only strengthened my love for working with children, and it is my full intent that every child that I treat be treated with as much care as I would want for my own son.

My family is very excited to be a part of, and explore this amazing Auburn community. Hiking, kayaking, and all things outdoors is right up our alley!

Our Experienced Staff


I can honestly say that I enjoy my job! Working in the front office at Cali Kids Dental gives me the opportunity to combine my craving for working with intricate numbers and insurance situations with my inner social butterfly. One minute I’m sorting through a complicated insurance claim, and the next I’m crawling around in the movie room with one of our energetic patients.

The greatest reward for me is when I can help a parent utilize their insurance to it’s maximum potential for the purpose of providing the best care possible to their little ones. Dr. Seman and Dr. Knight instill such confidence in their abilities, it is easy for me to assure our patients and parents that they are in good hands. Between the two of them, I can honestly say that I believe that the children in our practice are under the best care possible. I have two children,  and it is without a doubt that I whole-heartedly trust their dental health to the skills of this office.


Lori - Auburn Pediatric Dentist Office & StaffI have worked in this office since 2006.  Working in a fun, knowledgeable, and professional environment makes me excited about coming in everyday.   As part of the front office team, I get to give impeccable customer service to our patients by listening to their needs.

The most rewarding part of working with Dr. Seman and Dr. Priestley is watching the children arrive for their appointment excited to be here.  They feel comfortable and safe in our office.  I love taking a call from a former patient that is all grown up and now has a little one of their own.  The memories they share with me are a fabulous reminder why I am proud to work in such a wonderful and caring office.

I have two children on my own,  Jacey and Cash.  As a family, we enjoy outings such as Fairytale Town and the Zoo.  We also enjoy exploring tide pools in Monterey and the beautiful lake in Tahoe.  Needless to say my children are patients here and always look forward to their next dental appointment.  I am grateful that my children are not fearful of the dentist but instead excited about their visits and understand the importance of regular dental checkups.  This is a gift I am proud to have given my children.




Chelsey - Auburn Pediatric Dentist Office & StaffI can honestly say that I love my job! I get to combine my love of children with my passion for dentistry. I love going to work each day because I know I get to have fun working with wonderful doctors and amazing kids. Before I became a Registered Dental Assistant for Dr. Seman I started as his patient at 1 year old. The best part about my job is getting to interact with the children. I love teaching them about oral hygiene in a fun interactive environment. The kids have a great experience and enjoy coming to the dentist.

Dr. Seman and Dr. Priestley are very compassionate and patient which puts the children at ease. Our little patients are better patients than most adults. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my adorable nieces as well as being outdoors camping, fishing and relaxing with my friends and family.


Kelly - Auburn Pediatric Dentist Office & StaffI have 34 years of Dental experience and love what I do! Going to work with a great, confident dental team that loves children and want them to have the best dental experience possible is vital to me. I am a mother and grandmother of two precious granddaughters. I understand the worries and concerns of a parent and what a gift our kids are to us.

Dr. Seman and Dr. Priestley are both gentle, caring people that love kids and have high standards in the field of dentistry and life. I chose to work for individuals that I felt comfortable referring my family, friends and their kids to. Our office is very professional and we have state of the art equipment and utilize the most current restorative techniques. This environment of knowledgeable staff and a positive attitude will benefit  your little darlings.