The Amazing And Caring Team At Ocean Dental


Lindy Loung

Registered Dental Hygienist

Welcome to Ocean Dental! I believe quality care is personalized care. My goal for every patient experience is to ensure you feel comfortable, confident, and informed during your time with me. I’m eager to discuss your overall oral health and will genuinely enjoy guiding you through a satisfying dental appointment. I’m proud of my roots growing up in Oregon, but after moving to Lompoc 15 years ago I realized this is the perfect place to live and do what I love! Outside of the office I enjoy live music with my husband and spending time with family and our beloved senior dog. With enthusiasm, I look forward to taking care of you and your smile for many years to come.







Brandi Garza

Registered Dental Assistant

Brandi Garza Registered Dental Assistant headshot meet the team - Ocean DentalAllow me to introduce myself, my name is Brandi Garza and I am a Registered Dental Assistant here at Ocean Dental. I started here August of 2018. It has been a great 8 months with some amazing staff and patients. I am proud to be a part of such a great team! We all come together to ensure a personal, private, and comfortable environment for each and every one of our patients.

Outside of my career, I am a mother of two little girls. In my free time I love spending time with family and making memories together. Some of my favorite activities would most definitely be anything outdoors, parks, beaches, hikes, amusement parks, and sports. Some of the best skills I bring to work every day include but are not limited to a positive attitude, putting my absolute best effort in everything I do, and always being a team player.




Autumn Wordinger

Registered Dental Assistant

Autumn Wordinger Registered Dental Assistant - Ocean Dental Meet the TeamHi my name is Autumn Wordinger and I am a Registered Dental Assistant at Ocean Dental. I have been with the practice for eight years. I enjoy working at Ocean Dental because we aim to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. I love my job and our patients! I strive to have our patients have the best possible dental experience. It is my job to ensure the patient’s comfort. I enjoy working with Dr.Dahlquist because he is a wonderful dentist! It is so great to work for a dentist who is so gentle and kind and really does whatever he can to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental care.

My husband’s name is Adam and we have been married for a little over a year.  I have a son named Nicolas and a daughter named Madison. When I’m not at work I enjoy watching my kids play sports, going to the gym, going on bike rides with my family and hanging out at the house barbecuing. On Sunday mornings you can usually find me at church. Three words that best describe me are genuine, caring and hard working.



Melissa Garife

Front Office

Melissa Garife Front Office - Ocean Dental Meet the TeamHello my name is Melissa Garife, I have worked front office at Ocean Dental since August of 2018. I am a registered dental assistant and have been in the dental field for 22 years, I love being in the dental world and helping our community. Being a part of Dr. Dahlquist team has been a great experience; I am still learning every day and enjoy the new technology that our office provides.

I was born and raised in Lompoc, only left for a few years. I am married to my best friend we love camping, spending days at the beach and playing board/card games with our friends and family. I am also a mom, my amazing daughter is currently away in college and will graduate this winter. If I could be anywhere at this moment I would be in Maui!








Nedra Hudson

Registered Dental Assistant

Nedra Hudson Registered Dental Assistant - Ocean DentalI was born in West Texas, moved to California in 1962. In 1970 my family moved to Lompoc where I graduated high school. I am #8 in a large family of 10 children with 4 boys and 6 girls from the same parents.

I started my career in dentistry in 1972, working with several dentist offices. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and have worked both front and back positions for the past 15 years. In January 2019, I celebrated 30 years at my current office. I’ve always enjoyed working in dentistry because it gives one a sense of accomplishment by seeing how our work helps our patients become healthier, and happier with their appearance. I enjoy learning more about the dental industry and at Ocean Dental we stay up to date with new procedures, through our continuing education. I enjoy working with my team members to provide our patients with the best of care.

My husband, John and I have been married for 38 years. We have two daughters and one granddaughter. Our daughters and their husbands live and work in Santa Barbara County. In my spare time my family and I enjoy camping at various California recreational sites. We also like going to the beaches and the lakes in the area. Since I have a large extended family, get-togethers are a frequent activity, BBQs, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, celebrations of any kind.