Meet Our Doctors & Team

Take a couple of minutes to meet and get acquainted with the caring and compassionate team at Jennifer L. Moran, DDS in Salinas by reading each of their biographies. You’ll learn a little bit about our doctors and team members, including their education, work experience, and professional associations. Then you’ll see why we are such a good fit for your needs. We truly look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to serve you, as well as your family!

Jennifer L. Moran, DDS

California Dental License #: 57351

Jennifer L. Moran, DDSDr. Moran was born and raised in San Jose, California where she lived with her mom, dad, and three younger sisters. After graduating from Santa Teresa High School she attended San Diego State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After completing her studies at San Diego State, she returned to the Bay Area to attend the prestigious University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California.

In her spare time Dr. Moran enjoys being outdoors: gardening, wakeboarding, camping, being at the beach and running are just a few of Dr. Moran’s favorite outdoor activities. In addition, Dr. Moran loves spending time with her family which includes her dog and turtle.

Dr. Moran is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Monterey Bay Dental Society (MBDS), and the Santa Clara County Dental Society (SCCDS).

Mona Goel, DDS

California Dental License #: 49888

Mona Goel, DDSDr. Goel is a local girl and was born and raised here in Salinas! After graduating from York High School, she attended the University of California, San Diego, where she graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. From there she went on to pursue her Doctorate at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. After graduating, Dr. Goel also did an extra year of training and earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certification from the University of California, San Francisco.

In her spare time, Dr. Goel enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves watching movies and trying new restaurants. She swims and does pilates and loves walks along the ocean. Dr. Goel loves to travel and see new places. She is always excited to learn about different cultures and to meet new people.

Dr. Goel is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA). She is also a part of the Monterey Bay Dental Society (MBDS), where she served on the Board for over 10 years, with roles as the Treasurer and Secretary and on the Ethics Committee.

Malia R. Seltzer, DDS

California Dental License #: 52734

Malia R. Seltzer, DDSDr. Malia Seltzer was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. She followed in the footsteps of her father (Dr. Ronald Seltzer), graduating from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in 2004. Dr. Seltzer started her career in private practice in Chico, CA. and has also spent several years serving in a non-profit community clinic in Santa Cruz, CA. Most recently, Dr. Seltzer has worked alongside her uncle, Dr. Richard Kent in Monterey, CA. These various work environments have made her experienced, compassionate, and open-minded when it comes to meeting the dental needs of her patients.

Dr. Seltzer is married to her wonderful husband, Brent, and they live in Salinas. Perhaps the most exciting event in Dr. Seltzer’s life has been the arrival of her son, Brycen in June 2020. Even though her role as mom comes first, she is looking forward to joining Dr. Moran and her team part-time. Her hobbies include hiking, running, and reading. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Meet Our Team

Jennifer L. Moran, DDS is able to provide the highest quality care thanks to an incredible team of dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable individuals. Whether it is our hygienists or assistants, office managers, or administrators, each team member helps our practice run smoothly and works with a shared commitment to our patient’s oral health, comfort, and overall well-being.