Meet Our Team

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, traveling, 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.


Karina Dogorov

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), 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 completed orthodontic treatment herself in our office and is extremely happy with her smile. The greatest reward for her is to see our patients at the end of the treatment loving their new smiles.

Karina is originally from Estonia and now lives in Sunnyvale with her husband of 25 years, and their two beautiful sons. In her spare time she loves to read, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Sara Mader

Financial/Treatment Coordinator

Sara was born and raised in Arizona. She moved to California with her father and younger brother in 2009. Today, she currently resides in the Bay Area.

Sara has been in the dental field since 2020. She started her dental career in oral surgery, which further piqued her interest in other dental specialties. 

Sara loves anything beauty related and is a licensed esthetician outside of the office. She also loves to hike and enjoys hanging out with her friends and family.