Our Philosophy

At Cali Kids Dental, we are a team of dedicated people with a love for children and a passion for quality dentistry. We are driven by compassion and detailed training to provide our patients with the very best dental treatment and experience possible.

Above all, we value your trust.

We are proud to have a team of warm, loving individuals to care for your family. Many of us are parents ourselves, and we understand what a task it is to trust your children to the care of another in any capacity. With that in mind; our mission is to provide the highest quality dental care, while making each and every patient feel like a member of our extended family. Rest assured that your children are in good hands while in our care. We won’t let you down.

Welcome to the Cali Kids Dental Family!

Our Doctor

Dr. Jordan Priestley

Thank you for choosing our team as your children’s dental home. I am excited to build positive and lasting relationships with our patients and their families in the Auburn community over the years to come. Early dental experiences are the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health and should be made as fun and easy as possible. My primary goal is to help families prevent dental disease by promoting good habits that can begin at home. As a father myself, I understand the dedication that parents have to ensure the well-being of their family. My personal philosophy is to treat every patient as I would my own. I pride myself in providing the highest quality treatment available for my patients while making the experience as enjoyable as possible. Children should look forward to their dental appointments and I am devoted to ensuring a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles for all of my patients.

In order to provide optimal care for my patients I maintain the highest levels of accreditation and continuing education in the field of pediatric dentistry. My training began at the University of Oregon where I received a bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology. I then moved to the Bay Area where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry. Following dental school I completed my first hospital based residency program at St Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. I then moved home to Portland, OR where I completed a specialty residency program in pediatric dentistry at Oregon Health and Science University. I am also an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric dentistry, and College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

When I am not caring for patients I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife and son truly are my pride and joy. Together we love to explore and adventure. California has so many amazing outdoor activities. Skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, swimming in the lakes, rivers and ocean. Not to mention great cities too. I can’t believe my good fortune. This area offers everything that I loved about growing up in Portland, Oregon. Over the last decade work and education have moved us all over this country. San Francisco, New York, Portland, Austin, and even rural Wisconsin. It has been a wonderful adventure, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to put down roots here in the foothills of the sierra.

Our Team

Kari - Lead RDA

I’m from Northern CA. and I love the outdoors! I love backpacking, camping and anything that I can do to be outside in the beautiful sunshine. I have a large extended family and two nieces that I absolutely adore! I always look forward to our big Sunday family get-togethers! We try to make them happen as much as we can. I am looking forward to exploring the Auburn area. I love the little down town! I have 7 years of Pediatric Dental experience as an RDA. I participate in outreach programs with local schools for dental health and guidance for children and I am a member of DPAV, (Dental professionals against violence).

I love meeting new people. I want every kiddo that comes into our office to have the best experience! My goal is to give every child that great experience in the dental chair, and to treat them like they are my own.

Pam - RDA

I am a mom of two beautiful daughters and Grandma to a handsome grandson. Oh, and a cat who owns us. I love hiking, fishing, wine tasting, cooking and hanging out with family and friends. I go to concerts and festivals and baseball games. Go Giants! My husband, Tim, and I bought our home in Auburn in 2012, only just recently living here full time when he retired in March 2018. We are both originally from San Jose and we are so happy and blessed to be here. I’m not ready to retire and I love dentistry. I have been practicing for 41 years, (Wow, that’s a long time now looking at the number), and I still look forward to coming to work every day. I feel very fortunate to be working here at Cali Kids. Dr. Priestley and the team are great people to work with. I feel we have a lot to offer your children in the field of dentistry.

As a Mom and Grandma, I want to thank you for the opportunity to work with your children and allowing me to do the job that I love.

Kelly - RDA-Extended Function

I am an RDA/EF. I have been in the Dental field for 40 years! Did General Dentistry for 20 years and Pediatrics for 20. I have always loved “the little people”. Having a daughter and two precious granddaughters of my own, my love for kids run deep. My hobbies include horseback riding, biking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

I love working with the fabulous team here at Cali Kids!

Taylor - DA

I graduated early from Maidu High school and finished the ROP program for dental. I started as an intern and got hired as a dental assistant. Before I was involved with dentistry, I was a nanny and spent a lot of time with kids which led me to pursue pediatric dentistry. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend exploring the Sierra Nevadas and making jewelry. We love to visit gem shows and search for minerals and stones out in nature.

I can’t wait to get to know and work with all of your children!

Debi - Office Manager

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. Priestley instills such confidence in their abilities, it is easy for me to assure our patients and parents that they are in good hands. 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 - Front Office

I grew up in Northern CA. I love this area and all that it has to offer. I graduated from Sacramento State and worked in a dental office prior to attending school. I knew I wanted to get back into the dental field because I enjoy helping people maintain happy, healthy smiles. I have two children that fill my world with happiness. They keep me on my toes and I love every minute of it. We enjoy our annual camping trip to Coloma, exploring the area and taco Tuesdays!

Kelcy - Front Office

I was born and raised in the area and a graduate of Placer High School. I am a licensed pharmacy technician on the side and really enjoy my job here at Cali Kids. In my free time, I love spending time with my boyfriend and traveling to new places. I enjoy food, watching movies, hiking and baby goats. I love long walks on the beach and dream of living near the ocean one day.

Cali Kids is truly a dental office that cares about patients. We have an amazing team and we always look forward to making the best dental experiences for the families that step through of doors.

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