Catalina S. Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS


Orofacial Pain Specialist

Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain

Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine



University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, TMD and Orofacial Pain residency, 2

– University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Master of Science

– University of Medicine, School of Dentistry, Iasi, Romania, PhD in Dentistry

– University of medicine, School of dentistry, Iasi, Romania, DDS



–  American Academy of Orofacial Pain

– American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

– Minnesota Dental Association

– Minnesota Sleep Society – Past President

My practice has been dedicated to the comprehensive diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Orofacial Pain for the last 25 years. I also have been treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients using oral appliances, being able to help thousands of patients to improve their overall health.

I will be offering the following services:

  • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment related to Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), orofacial pain, headache, neuropathic pain. The complex therapeutic approach includes self-care, physical therapy exercises and modalities (laser, iontophoresis, therapeutic Botox, PRF), individualized behavioral therapeutic approach, pharmacotherapy, oral appliances.
  • The management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances.

Patty Vega Damian


Patty has been with the team since 2015. She started as a dental receptionist. Thanks to her dedication and ability to provide patients with excellent service she became Office manager in 2018. Before pursuing into the dental field, she was a Bilingual Teacher Assistant in Anderson Valley where she graduated in 2007.  When not at work Patty enjoys spending time with her two children and husband.

Marilyn Puget


Marilyn, our registered dental hygienist, has been working in dentistry since 2000. Being a dental hygienist has given her the opportunity to help many patients achieve their  oral health goals. She strives to motivate our patients in a healthy, non intimidating atmosphere with positive encouragement. She enjoys spending time working in her garden and with her animals, friends and family.

Isabel Gonzalez

Dental Assistant

Hi there my name is Isabel Gonzalez. I grew up in Ukiah, California with my loving family. I graduated from Ukiah High School in 2015 and pursued my interest in dentistry. I’ve been a Dental Assistant since June of 2018 after graduating the Dental Assisting program at Mendocino County Office of Education. I am currently enrolled at the community college in Mendocino and I am working on achieving my Associate Degree for Allied Health. I joined the team in August of 2018. Dr. Morarasu and his staff are great loving people to work with. They have taught me many things about the dental field and continue to teach me new things every day. I enjoy my Surgical Dental Assistant position, along with his dedicated team. When I am not at work you can find me at the gym, hiking, traveling, and adventuring. I enjoy shopping, outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.