Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


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Meet Jen! She is an integral part of our team. She says she coined the phrase, “I put the Jen in Gentle.” She has been working in the orthodontic field since 1992 and has loved every minute of it. She is quick to smile and make everyone around smile too and that is why we love her.

She is also known as the Jen of all trades; for fun and fitness, she teaches Zumba and Hip Hop at local gyms. Jen married her high school sweetheart 24 years ago and has four amazing kids and two fur babies. In her few seconds of spare time, she loves to read, watch movies, and spend time with all the people she loves.


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Meet Liz, a rockstar of our team since 2016. Liz graduated from The American Institute of Dental Assisting in January 2011.

In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking and camping. Liz also likes to craft. Her new favorite thing is to travel to every state and visit all the countries in the world. The most important things to her are her family and friends. Liz has a great gift of bringing smiles to everyone she meets her laughter is so contagious you always leave the office in a great mood.


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Meet Whitney, orthodontic assistant extraordinaire with Sonoran Smile Orthodontics. Whitney, or Whitt as we like to call her, has lived in Arizona her entire life. Whitt takes her job of smile creation seriously and treats her patients with care and compassion. She is a very hard worker and we are lucky to have her. 

Whitt enjoys spending time her family and her special little man, Kaydan. She loves being outdoors, especially in the rare colder weather.


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Meet Rayisa, a part of the wonderful Sonoran Smile Orthodontics team since June of 2017. She is extremely passionate about being of service in a field that transforms lives beginning with a smile!

Rayisa is a pre-med student as well as clothing designer. She enjoys staying involved in community service and leading in efforts to better the environment around us for future generations. Coming from a huge Caribbean family from the islands of Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados, Rayisa loves nothing more than to spend time on the beach and celebrate every little moment of life with her loved ones—it’s the island way!


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After moving to Arizona from California, Latoya discovered her love for orthodontics. She has been an orthodontic assistant for 13 years. She has a passion for helping patients obtain beautiful smiles.

Latoya has been married for 15 years to her husband Ethan. They share six children, a granddaughter, two dogs, and a cat. During her spare time she is usually crafting, reading, or watching movies.


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Mikey is one of the newer faces at Sonoran Smile. She started in November of 2017 and has really enjoyed getting to know the amazing patients at Sonoran Smile! She loves taking the time to explain procedures to patients and making sure they feel comfortable.

Mikey grew up in Prescott Valley, AZ, but has lived in Scottsdale since 2013. She met her better half in 2014 and they have lived together with their three cats ever since. Her favorite hobby is definitely dancing, so she loves bringing that energy with her to work! 


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Meet Eliza, a proud member of our team since January of 2018. Eliza loves interacting with our patients and enjoys helping with the exciting process of creating beautiful smiles. Eliza is a pre-dental student and spends her free time playing the flute and dancing.


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Meet McKenna! McKenna has been obsessed with braces since she was little and after she started wearing braces when she was 15, she knew orthodontics was the place for her! McKenna is aspiring to be an orthodontist one day. She absolutely loves helping others feel confident with their smiles!

McKenna has lived in Arizona almost her whole life and loves it! She is marrying the love of her life, Liam, in November! On her off time, if she’s not wedding planning, she loves spending time with her family and friends, planning the food for church events, going to the temple and watching funny movies.


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Meet Marci! She completed dental assisting school in 2018, and loves working in orthodontics. She enjoys seeing patients faces when they can see an improvement in their treatment. Marci was born in Washington, grew up in California, and moved to Chandler in 2007. She is married to a pilot and they have two beautiful girls. Marci enjoys hanging out with her family and taking road trips. In her free time, she likes to bake with her daughters, and go on dates with her hubby.


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Meet Elizabeth! She joined the Sonoran Smile Orthodontics team in January of 2018. She passionately enjoys talking to patients about their day and always seeks to make them smile.

Elizabeth is in school working towards becoming a Dental Hygienist. She is married to her amazing husband, Carlos. Throughout the week and Sundays, they both love serving at their church. During her spare time you can find her shopping deco for her home, and of course, shopping for clothes!


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Meet Rosa, a member of our staff since January 2019 but has been in the field for two years! Rosa graduated from EVIT attaining her dental assisting certificate, while finishing her senior year in high school. Her favorite part about working in ortho is being able to give patients confidence in their smiles!

Rosa has lived in Arizona almost all her life. She is a mom to her fur baby, Chloe. They enjoy staying home and watching movies. Rosa also enjoys spending time with her family as she just became a new aunt.


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Marlen is the fiesta of the team! She has been loving her 10 year ortho career and looks forward to many more years. When she isn’t creating beautiful smiles, she takes sole care of her 13 year old son. They love their movie trivia nights together. When she has a spare moment, which is rare, she loves to dance salsa and other Latin rhythms. Spending time with her family is a priority and her family is just as fiesta as she is. Marlen loves creating beautiful new smiles and helping people reach their potential.


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Shala was born and raised in Idaho. She met and married her husband in Las Vegas, and moved to Gilbert and resided there for over 17 years. She has 2 kids, her daughter is a Senior in high school, her son is a Freshman. She enjoys spending time with her family doing the things they love, like traveling and going to the beach. She has always been fascinated with the Orthodontic arts and loves seeing our patients walk out of our office with a BIG BEAUTIFUL SMILE.


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Candace has been an orthodontist assistant for 10 years, then took 9 years off to raise her little ones, and has been back for 8 years now. She loves working with the Sonoran Smile doctors and helping kids and adults achieve gorgeous smiles. The transformation never gets old and she loves seeing how happy and amazed the patients and family members get.

Candace lives in Chandler with her husband of 21 years and has 2 beautiful daughters that keep her feeling young. She has a Pug named Pepper and a Goldendoodle named Wrigley.

Her favorite things to do are snowboard, paddle board, boat, ride roller coasters and water slides, watch sunsets, laugh and make people smile.


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Erin has been working in Orthodontics since 2005. Starting at the front desk and growing into a stellar Treatment Coordinator and COA. She joins us from the East coast along with her wonderful daughter Kyah and her cat Apache. You will find her taking photographs and x-rays, guiding you through your first visit, and welcoming you at our front door. You will see right away by the smile on her face that she loves what she does and truly cares about you and the smile journey you will find yourself on at Sonoran Smile Orthodontics.

Outside of work you'll find her at Smashburger, hiking, swimming, and creating memories with her favorite person in her world, her daughter.

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