Our Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our team has over 70 years of combined experience in treating patients with the highest level of care! We strive to provide excellent care by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars on infection control, CPR, advances in orthodontic treatment, Damon® braces and Invisalign®.

Susie Alcantar, Registered Dental Assistant
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I’m a Bay Area native and have worked in this office for 44 years. In the office, I have worked as a chair side assistant, in the laboratory fabricating orthodontic appliances and now as the Treatment/Patient Coordinator. Our office is a wonderful place to work because it is filled with laughter and beautiful smiles. I greatly enjoy working with patients and take great pride in making them feel comfortable and informed. In my spare time, I enjoy running, gardening, and spending time with my husband and children.

Michelle Horn, Registered Dental Assistant, OAP

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I have been in the orthodontic field for 28 years. For the past 21 years, I have been the appointed Head Clinical Assistant in this wonderful office. I love working with the patients and helping to create their beautiful and healthy smiles. When I’m not with my work family, I enjoy spending time with my loving husband, three wonderful daughters and three adorable granddaughters.

Megan Faraone, Registered Dental Assistant, OAP

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I am very happy to be able to say that all my orthodontic treatment was done at this very office! I have been coming to this office since I was four years old! I believed in my Doctor's practice so much that I was inspired to go to school to become an assistant. I am honored to be apart of this practice! I have been working in the dental field for 9 years. I enjoy helping others build confidence with their beautiful smile! While as much as I love what I do, outside of work I enjoy spending the weekends riding my motorcycle, wake-boarding, and being with my husband and Fur-babies. 
  

Kellie Glans, Dental Assistant, OAP

My boyfriend Logan, who works at Apple, and I recently moved to the Bay Area from Indianapolis, Indiana. I have been in the Orthodontic field for 18 years. I have been blessed to find such a fun working environment. Finding this office has made me feel at home away from home/family. I am a mommy of two fun loving Frenchtons. I enjoy going to sporting events of all kinds. Logan and I love going to a lot of Sharks Hockey and 49er games! 


Erica Vanderlaan, Dental Assistant, Sterilization 

Hello! I have been at this amazing office for over a year now. This is where I have gained all of my orthodontic experience as well as orthodontic courses. I am so happy to be a part of such a supportive and happy team! Working with our pediatric patients is something I look forward to daily. In my spare time, I like to go on long hikes and go to the beach with my dog Axel!

Marylou Jimenez, Financial Coordinator 

Hello! I have worked in this great practice for 12 years as a scheduling coordinator and now, Financial Coordinator.  Our office is a wonderful place to work because it is filled with laughter and beautiful smiles. I greatly enjoy working with patients and take great pride in making them feel comfortable and informed. My children were treated in this office and have beautiful smiles that they are proud to show off! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach and going on spontaneous drives!