by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Nathan Padilla Bowen

Smiles Bloom Here

Workman Orthodontics is Community-Oriented, Technology-Focused, and Passionate

After working as an orthodontist in San Diego for nearly a decade, Dr. Lily Workman made the decision to open her own private practice in September 2015. She was educated at Vassar College, received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UCSF, and earned her orthodontic specialty license from Jacksonville University. A product of the Poway Unified School District, Dr. Workman wanted to open a practice where she grew up and give back to her community. As a former PUSD student, she understands the importance of missing as little school as possible, and so maintains early, late, and Saturday appointments.


photo by Jessica Breaux

Seeing orthodontic patients of all ages, Workman Orthodontics has a goal to make every patient happy and comfortable in their clean and relaxing environment, utilizing the latest technology to ensure the best and most efficient treatment. “It is a blessing to help others achieve the smile they’ve always wanted,” Dr. Workman shared, “and we hope to share this journey with you and your family.”

“Dr. Workman spent so much time working with me and working around obstacles I threw at her along the way. It did not stop her from coming up with a treatment plan for me, and she executed it perfectly as planned. In a stressful situation, she put my mind at ease and I finally felt the trust that you should feel with your orthodontist.” ~ Courtney Bohart

The office offers orthodontic treatments through fixed and removable appliances to children, teens, and adults. Dr. Workman is a premier provider of Invisalign, and has treated hundreds of cases in both fixed and removable orthodontics. She’s a certified CE provider and lectures on orthodontic topics to other doctors and teams. Workman Orthodontics uses the highest level of brackets and wires, leading to shorter treatment times. “We also have an intraoral scanner so no impressions are required, auxiliary laser technology, temporary anchorage devices, and the lowest-radiation X-rays on the market to optimize treatment delivery to our patients.”


Dr. Workman is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Associates, San Diego Dental Society, and San Diego Orthodontic Study Club. The office manager, Shari Crawford, has been in the Orthodontics business over 30 years, and the front desk and marketer, Jackie Blanchard, for over 15. The orthodontic assistants are exceptional, well-trained, and personable “As a team, we work together exceedingly well in and outside the office. We are not just a team, we are a family,” Dr. Workman said.

Workman Orthodontics is unique in that the doctor is dedicated to contributing to her local childhood community. The office holds multiple networking events, featuring other local small businesses. The dedicated staff has a combined 75+ years of experience serving orthodontic needs. “Our team’s desire is to provide orthodontic care for you in an environment that fosters to your specific needs and most importantly,” Dr. Workman confirmed, “to allow your smile to bloom.”


Name of Business: Workman Orthodontics
Owner: Dr. Lily Workman, DDS, CAGS, Inc.
Manager: Shari Crawford
Years in Position: 1.5 years with over 30 years of experience
Year of Establishment: September 2015
Address: 12630 Monte Vista Rd., Suite #108, Poway, CA 92065
Phone: 858-312-5242
Description of Business: Orthodontic office specializing in solely in orthodontic treatment of patients of all ages.