Staff Directory

  

Our knowledgeable and thoroughly trained team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best orthodontic care possible. Our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. Our goal is to provide outstanding care to each patient. We want you to have an enjoyable experience at each visit. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.

Nelia Rocha

Appointment Coordinator

Nelia, who was born in the Azores, has been with our office since 1999. She has worked in the dental field since 1994. Before serving as appointment coordinator, she was involved in the sterilization process.

Nelia enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as sewing, travelling, shopping and baking. She is the oldest of one sister, one brother, one niece and three nephews. She has lived in Santa Clara for over 40 years, since moving to the U.S. as a young child.

Nelia loves getting to know patients, and being able to make a positive difference in their lives.

Francisca Olivarez

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Insurance/Financial Coordinator

Francisca graduated from a Dental Assisting Program in 1980 and then worked with a children's DDS for five years before moving into orthodontics. Born in Morelia Mich, Mexico, Francisca moved to the U.S. in 1968 as a young girl. She married her high school sweetheart in 1985, and moved to San Jose, eventually settling in Milpitas, where the family currently lives.

She has four children, one son and three daughters ranging in age from 21 to 10. The family also has two cats. Francisca enjoys gardening, reading and overseeing her four children.

Karina Dogorov

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Clinical Coordinator

Karina is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant. She is a graduate of Dental Assisting Program at the San Jose City College, receiving a full scholarship from the American Dental Association. She has been with our office since 2004. She recently completed orthodontic treatment herself and is extremely happy with her smile.

Karina lives in Sunnyvale with her husband of 25 years, Andrey, and their two beautiful sons, Adrian and Daniel. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family and friends.

Sam Nguyen

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Clinical coordinator

Sam is a Licensed Dental Assistant who specializes in Orthodontics care. She joined our team a year ago and is a great asset to the team. She has been an RDA for four amazing years. You will often find her talking with patients, putting them at ease, and making sure they're happy. Sam loves seeing a patient with a confident, pleased smile at the end of a visit.