Meet the Team

POTOMAC & COLLEGE PARK OFFICES

Dori — Treatment Coordinator

Originally from Trinidad, Dori moved to the United States in 1989. She graduated from Stratford University with a degree in culinary arts while simultaneously working in the dental field. She became a certified dental assistant as well as a certified orthodontic assistant more than 16 years ago. Her career has covered everything from clinical assisting to office administration. Dori still loves to cook for friends and family, dance, and travel.

 

Brenda — Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda was born in Guatemala and came to the United States at the age of 13. She attended school in Virginia and has experience in the customer service field. Brenda has four children and enjoys dancing, watching movies, and eating Thai food!

 

Courtney — Scheduling Coordinator 

Courtney was born and raised in Lanham, MD.  She's currently attending Montgomery College to achieve a Bachelor of Business Administration.  Working with the team helps her learn about real live business situations to become successful in her field.  She has a strong background of customer service and management.  In her free time, she likes to go to the gym and travel.  One day, she hopes to learn Italian and visit Sicily. 

 

Meredith — Orthodontic Technician

Originally from Emporia, VA., Meredith moved to Northern Virginia in 2012. Certified from John Tyler Community College, she started her orthodontic career working as an Orthodontic Technician 1995. This is truly her passion! We see it everyday while she loves to laugh with her patients and especially at  the end of treatment, when she shares the joy of their beautiful new smiles!  She enjoys being with her daughter Madison Ann, traveling to Richmond, VA to see the entire family, and vacations at the beach. 

 

Jebi — Orthodontic Technician

Jebi was born in Indonesia and moved to the United States 14 years ago.  She has been in the dental field for about a year, and her previous experience centered around customer service and office management.  When she's not in the office, Jebi spends her time with her husband and three daughters.  Jebi also loves to cook - ask her about her delicious specialties! 

 

Mhallizon — Orthodontic Technician

Mhallie loves to spend time with her family and to travel.  She enjoys listening to music in her free time.  Mhalli's favorite season is Fall and her favorite colors are blue and purple.

 

Julia — Office & Financial Manager

Julia grew up in Brazil and received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Brasilia. She moved to the United States in 1992 and continued her studies in the areas of business management and human resources. She is now our financial coordinator and uses her degrees to assist patients with their scheduling and financial needs. In her free time, Julia enjoys playing in her softball league, traveling the world, and singing with her Brazilian band.

 

Karen — Professional Relations Coordinator

Karen was born and raised in New York. Her professional background is in corporate and government consulting, marketing, customer relationship management, and strategic planning. She is a cellist and she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and children.


BETHESDA OFFICE

Arly — Treatment Coordinator

Arly was born and raised in the Annapolis area. She has been in the dental field since she graduated high school in 2000. She became a certified dental assistant as well as a certified orthodontic assistant 12 years ago. She has always enjoyed attending continuing education courses throughout her career and holds many certifications in different areas of the dental field. She now lives in Edgewater, MD with her boyfriend and two children and enjoys sports, and lounging at their pool during the summer with family and friends.

 

Margie - Scheduling Coordinator

Margie lives in Walkersville, MD.  She has been in the dental field for 8 years.  In her spare time, Margie likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.

 

Candace - Orthodontic Technician

Candace currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three sons. She began her dental career in 2006 after working in the health care field. She pursued dentistry and has found her passion in orthodontics! She enjoys working with all of her patients in all aspects of their dental care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her sons' sporting events, and traveling!

 

Taleen - Orthodontic Technician

Taleen is a graduate of Towson University with a bachelors degree in Biology.  Taleen has always had a passion for the  field of dentistry and hopes to be a dentist one day.  In her free time, Taleen enjoys being outside, hiking, and being as active as possible.


GAITHERSBURG OFFICE

Gail - Treatment & Financial Coordinator

Gail was born in the Washington, DC area and started in the orthodontic field 14 years ago.  Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending as much time as possible with her granddaughters and her adorable puppy Dreidle.

 

Sandy - Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Sandy started in the dental field over 40 years ago.  25 years ago she moved over to orthodontics where she finds great satisfaction in working with her patients and their families.


DEMOCRACY BLVD OFFICE

Kathleen - Office Manager

Kathleen lives in Germantown with her boxer Gracie.  She has a grown son and daughter.  In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys makeing jewelry.

 

Vivienne - Scheduling Coordinator

Vivienne lives in Kensington with her husband and three boys.  She is currently learning Korean and teaches English in her spare time.  She also enjoys painting, knitting and reading.

 

Kathy - Orthodontic Technician

Kathy lives in the Annapolis area with her husband. She has two grown children and three grandchildren.  She is lucky enough to live within 20 miles of each family.

 

Dora - Orthodontic Technician

Dora is originally from Peru and lives in the Weaton area.  She enoys decorating her house, which is an ongoing project.

 

Lourdes - Lab Technician

Lourdes is originally from Peru and is recently married.  She plays many instruments and comes from a family of talented musicians.