Meet Your Orthodontic Team – Plano, TX
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Your Friendly Orthodontic Team
When you visit our knowledgeable and experienced team of professionals, you can trust that we’ll treat you like family. We genuinely care about each patient that walks through our doors and we love getting to know you. Not only does this help us create high-quality and personalized treatments, but it helps patients, especially younger ones, feel more at-ease while they’re in the treatment chair. To learn more about our team members, keep reading!
Maria, Front Desk
Maria has well over a decade of experience in the world of dentistry, and all of those years have been right here with us! She grew up in McKinney and completed her studies at Texas Tech University. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it’s working with patients and seeing their amazing transformation and joy following their treatment.
With her husband of 34 years, Maria has two adult sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law. Some hobbies she enjoys include traveling, riding bikes, and learning Italian and American Sign Language. Here’s something you may not know about her: she worked on a recycling campaign to save the Battleship Texas.
Victoria, Director of Operations
Undergoing Invisalign treatment was actually what sparked Victoria’s interest in orthodontics in the first place! Today, she’s thrilled to be helping each appointment run smoothly at Willow Bend Orthodontics alongside Dr. Jones, Dr. Hanson, and the rest of the team. She attended Texas A&M University and is a first-generation graduate – gig ‘em, Aggies!
At home, Victoria and her husband Tomm have two dogs named Levi and Timber. Outside of working hours, you can typically find her bike riding, hiking, camping, visiting various state and national parks, and simply enjoying the outdoors. She also loves baking at home – she can make a mean chocolate chip cookie – and is currently practicing her embroidery.
America, Registered Dental Assistant
America is a Dallas native who studied at Brookhaven Community College, where she gained her certification in CPR and coronal polishing. She has over a decade of experience in dentistry and loves being able to help create beautiful smiles for patients in need at Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano. When she’s not at work, she loves spending quality time with her parents, sister, niece and nephews, and her dogs, Coco and Susy. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, decorating her home, eating great food, watching movies, and painting.
Mary, Clinical Assistant
Mary has been working in the dental field for over seven years now, having spent most of her time in the orthodontic field specifically. A Dallas native, she studied at Carrington College. Even after all this time, she still looks forward to seeing our patients smile!
Away from work, Mary loves spending time with her siblings and her dog Lola. Some of her favorite hobbies include reading, doing crossword puzzles, and watching LOTS of shows and movies. She's also passionate about participating in the Race for the Cure marathon each year.
Angela, Treatment Coordinator
Angela may be relatively new to our team, but she is by no means new to the dental field – she has more than two full decades of experience! Throughout the years, she has handled scheduling, insurance, ordering, marketing, and much more. However, her favorite part is listening to and watching everyone on their smile journey.
In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter, as well as her two pets, Prince and Lilly. Being outdoors, watching movies, and playing games are a few of her other pastimes. Here’s something you may not know about her: she’s an adrenaline junkie and loves rollercoasters and sky diving!
Olive, Clinical Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!
Ana, Clinical Assistant
From Wylie, TX, Ana enjoys learning as much as possible about dentistry every day. She also loves working with her amazing team and getting to connect with patients while helping them maintain or improve their pearly whites. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Dental Assistant and is passionate about providing the best quality care.
When she isn’t at the office, Ana loves spending time with her wonderful husband. Her hobbies include listening to music, watching great movies, and baking. Other than dentistry, she used to be a camp counselor for several summers!
Brenda, Clinical Assistant
Originating from Little Rock, AR, Brenda has been part of the dental field for several years and counting. Her favorite thing about her job is getting to meet and learn about our patients while building strong and trusting relationships with them.
When she isn’t at the office helping patients straighten their smiles, Brenda spends much of her time with her beautiful and cheerful daughter. Her hobbies include shopping for home décor, decorating for every holiday or season, and cuddling with her little girl.
Breanna, Patient & Scheduling Coordinator
Breanna is the patient and scheduling coordinator here at Willow Bend Orthodontics. Thanks to her education from the University of North Texas, she’s been fantastic in that role! Furthermore, her work with us lets her fulfill her passion: seeing patients receive and enjoy transformed smiles!
Of course, Breanna also enjoys her time away from the office. She especially likes spending it with her dog Moochi, whom she rescued when he was two months old. Otherwise, her hobbies include family activities, shopping, shirt-making, and traveling. Concerning that last interest, in fact, one goal she has is to travel to all 50 states!
Trina, Treatment Coordinator
Trina has worked persistently in the dental field for three decades and counting. She began her career by studying at Amarillo College before heading out to gain as much on-the-job training as possible. Now, as a Treatment Coordinator, you’ll find her in the office collecting new patient information to collaborate with the dentist to form cohesive treatment plans. Her favorite part about her job: meeting and connecting with patients!
Whenever she isn’t at the office, Trina enjoys reading her favorite books or hanging out at the beach for a fun time. She’s also a foster mom at Take Me Home Rescue and truly loves being with her loved ones.
Isabel, Registered Dental Assistant
Isabel is still a bit new to our office but is already an asset to the team. Her education at Aspire Dental School gives her the skill to work in standard dentistry and orthodontics. Plus, she’s even earned a certification in nitrous oxide monitoring. That said, her passion helps her truly stand out – she loves making people love their new smiles!
A Dallas native, Isabel pursues many hobbies during her downtime. One example is spending time with her beloved six-year-old son and making memories with him. Others, meanwhile, include fantasy fiction (she loves Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon), creating game content, and discovering new music. You’ll also find that she likes to dye her hair.
Marisa, Registered Dental Assistant
Bio Coming Soon!
Emily, Scheduling & Treatment Coordinator
With a couple of years and counting, Emily enjoys helping patients in the dental field. She began her career by studying at Central Michigan University before becoming an Office Manager for a general dental practice. Afterward, she gained an interest in orthodontics and hasn’t looked back since! She’s also CPR certified and is looking forward to getting her Registered Dental Assistant license. Her favorite part about her job is working with her amazing and reliable team.
When she isn’t at the office, Emily is spending time with her parents, sister, and her two cats named Sunny and Smudge. She enjoys nature, trying new foods with good company, listening to music, and dancing the night away.