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!
Catherine, Scheduling & Financial Coordinator
Catherine is from Farmers Branch and attended DCCC. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and has ample expertise in scheduling and finances. On a non-orthodontic-related note, she’s also a licensed massage therapist! She has over five years of experience in the dental field and enjoys being apart of making her patients smile at Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano.
Catherine is married and has two children, three cats, and a chinchilla! She is a third generation Texan who loves Gone With the Wind, looking through old photographs, researching her family tree, utilizing her massage license, and blinging out everything.
Emily D., Marketing Coordinator/Smile Ambassador
Emily may be relatively new to the dental field, but she already loves getting to work with a strong group of women, brag about our talented doctors, and spread joy. In fact, those are just a few of the many aspects of her job that she enjoys! She earned her degree in Education from Texas Tech University, which allowed her to teach gifted and talented students. Now, she is excited to use her passion for helping others as our Smile Ambassador!
Emily and her husband, Steven, have two children, Sadie and Michael, and a dog, Dolly. In her free time, one of her favorite things to do is make floral arrangements! She also enjoys traveling, crafting, and partnering with her kids’ teachers whenever she can.
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.
Emily, Clinical Coordinator
With an impressive 15 years of experience under her belt, Emily joined our team in 2021. Although she is originally from Lake Jackson, TX, she completed her studies at the University of Arkansas. When asked, she shared the best part of her job is seeing the smile transformations!
Emily has three teenage boys, so her life outside the practice is pretty busy! She loves cooking for her family, finding new recipes, and shopping. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she’s saving up to go to England for her 40th birthday.
Ashley, Treatment Coordinator/Front Office Coordinator
Another Texas native, Ashley graduated from North Garland High School before studying at the Dental Assisting Institute in Vista, California. Over the last five years in the field, her favorite part of her job has remained the same: forming relationships with patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible.
Ashley and her husband, Gabe, have two beautiful daughters, Lilly and Emma, and two dogs, Lola and Nash. Between taking her kids to swim practice and dance, her life outside the office can get a bit hectic. However, she still makes time to do her favorite things, like travel and try new restaurants in the Dallas area!
Caitlin, Treatment Coordinator
Caitlin has been an important member of our team for more than a year now! Throughout her time with us, she has thoroughly enjoyed meeting new patients and helping them on their road to a beautiful new smile. She studied at Paris Junior College and is a Registered Dental Assistant.
Outside the office, Caitlin enjoys going to amazing restaurants with family and friends, going to museums and aquariums, and taking her dog Lola to different trails and parks. However, her favorite thing to do is enjoy popcorn and an Icee at the movies!
Linda, Dental Assistant
Linda joined our team in 2021 with an impressive 13 years of experience in the dental field! Originally from Irving, she attended SBCC for her studies. When asked, she shared getting to know each patient is hands down her favorite part of her job.
Linda is the oldest of 5 siblings, with family in both Texas and California. She is a coffee enthusiast who loves lifting heavy, catching the sunrise, and enjoying a good book.
Erin, Orthodontic Assistant
Erin was born and raised right here in Texas! Since graduating from Prosper High School, she has earned her CPR certification, become a lab technician, and worked with 3D printers. However, her favorite part of her job is getting to see each patient’s smile when they are done with treatment.
Away from the office, Erin enjoys spending time with her daughter, Braelyn, and her beagle, Saleen. She also likes going to arcades to play games and coaching her daughter’s soccer team!
Angela, Scheduling 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!
Kelli, Front Desk
Born and raised in Orem, Utah, Kelli chose to pursue her studies at Brigham Young University. She joined our team in 2022, and her favorite part of her job is working with great patients and staff.
Kelli and her husband of 30 years have six children, one son-in-law, three daughters-in-law, and two beautiful grandkids! As a family, they enjoy playing board games, hiking, camping, and biking. Here’s an interesting fact about her: her kids lovingly call her “alien” because she only has 9 fingers.
Courtney, Patient Care Coordinator
For over two years now, Courtney has been an important member of our team. A Texas native, she graduated from Rockwall High School before attending Arkansas Tech University. For her, the best part of her job is hands down the people!
Courtney is a wife and a mother of three little girls. In her free time, she loves watching her kids play sports, reading, watching movies, and spending time with loved ones.
Maria, Patient and Scheduling Coordinator
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.
Mesa, Registered Dental Assistant
Mesa has an impressive 34+ years of experience, and more than two decades have been with our team! In addition to being a registered dental assistant, she has advanced training in CPR. For her, witnessing the transformation of a patient’s confidence over the course of their treatment is the best part of her job.
Mesa is married and the mother of an adult daughter, one puppy dog, and four cats. She loves using her time outside the office to garden, travel, and visit all of the pro baseball parks/fields with her husband. Here’s a fun fact about her: she was terrified of the dentist as a child!
Sandy, Registered Dental Assistant
With an impressive 43 years of experience (and 28 years with us), Sandy is an important member of our team. All these years later, she continues to love helping patients achieve a beautiful, functional smile that improves their confidence and overall quality of life. After graduating high school, she pursued her studies at Grayson College in Denison, TX.
Sandy and her wonderful husband have two adult sons, one grandson, and two bonus grandbabies. In her free time, you’ll most likely find her spending time with loved ones, glamping, and trying new recipes. Here’s a fun fact about her: she’s spent her entire career in orthodontics, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!