our team

Dr. Matthew Harris


Dr. Matthew Harris was born into dentistry. Both his father and brother are dentists. His mother is a Certified Dental Assistant and his sister is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Dr. Harris is the oldest of 5 children. He has a passion for dentistry and more than anything, helping people. He enjoys all aspect of dentistry and learning new skills and concepts to help his patient care. He performs all aspects of dentistry from fillings to implants, root canals to wisdom teeth. He practices sedation dentistry, and loves taking care of “high dental anxiety” patients. He really just wants to help as many people as possible find their smile and enjoy coming to the dentist.

When he’s away from the office, Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife (Casey) have 3 wonderful boys (Luke, Rocky and Weston) full of energy and excitement. They love all things sports and enjoy spending time outside together.



Office Manager

Lisa is our Office Manager. She first encountered Lake of the Pines Dental when she and her family became some of the first patients of the office in 1988. She went to school to become a Registered Dental Assistant and worked as the practices’ chairside assistant for many years before becoming our office manager. Lisa’s job is similar to that of concierge – she is the one who helps our patients schedule appointments, helps them with insurance and financial arrangements, and makes sure all goes smoothly. She is thoughtful, kind and warm. Lisa and her husband Gregg have lived in the area for 37 years. They have 2 grown and married children and four grandsons. Lisa loves to travel and to spend time with her family.



Dental Hygienist

Jana is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended Loma Linda University, where she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1983. She has lived and worked in Nevada County since 1987, and in this practice since 1991. She is experienced, gentle and very thorough. Her knowledge in all things dental hygiene is top notch and we are thrilled to have her to take care of our patients. Her hobbies include travel, reading, cooking, gardening, and a myriad of activities in the great outdoors, including hiking, backpacking and paddle boarding.



Dental Assistant