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Meet Our 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.

Melinda

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHIEF OF OPERATIONS

I have the best job in the world! I love working with our parents and patients, helping them achieve a beautiful Larson Smile! It’s a pleasure to help make their dream of a beautiful smile come true. We have an amazing team and I truly enjoy supporting them so they can provide the best experience for our patients.

I am the proud Mom to two amazing young adults. Away from work, I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and quality time with family, friends and my dog Cody.

Chelo

Clinical Director

I help guide and direct our clinical team members to ensure that the clinic runs efficiently and accurately, helping the clinic run smoothly and on time. I love the great relationships made with our patients and watching smiles transform with every appointment. It’s so rewarding to help someone gain confidence by achieving their dreams of a beautiful smile.

My husband and I are happily married and have twin boys. We enjoy outdoor activities like riding quads and bikes in the desert or at the beach playing in the sand.

Kami

Lab Tech

I love my job and love making retainers that will allow your Larson Smile to last a lifetime! A fun fact about me is that I have worked for Dr. Larson since I was 16!

Outside of work you can find me eating ice cream and studying as I work towards a degree in speech therapy.

Andria

Lab Coordinator

Every day is a new opportunity to smile and make the best out of your day and that’s exactly what I get to do working at Larson Orthodontics. As the 3D Lab coordinator, my job allows me to make precise models and retainers more efficiently. So that patients can maintain their new, beautiful smile for life. Remember: If it’s not in your face, it’s in your case!

If I am not at home playing with my dog, Bodi, you can always find me trying the latest food trends and traveling the world. I always try to explore a new location with my fiancé. I am also a professional Netflix binger, which means I can always give you a great recommendation when you come in the office!

Mellie

RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I feel priviledged to be a part of a great orthodontic team. I love caring for our awesome patients and seeing the progress of their smile throughout their treatment. Making our patients feel comfortable and cared for is very important to me. I do my best to make each patient’s experience as awesome as possible.

My family and I live in the beautiful city of Riverside and we absolutely love this great community. In our spare time we love to attend baseball games and enjoy nice walks up Mt. Rubidoux.

Marissa

DA – Dental Assistant

I am so grateful to learn and work alongside so many great people at Larson Orthodontics. Every day I live out my day to be significant in someone’s life. One simple act of kindness can change someone’s confidence forever.

Jacquie

RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I’m so happy I get to do what I love, and work with such amazing kiddos and their families. Personally, I like to eat and experience new foods. I love to skateboard, hike, as well as rock climb when I’m not in the office.

Victoria

Records Tech

I love being one of the first people new patients see when they come to our office. I enjoy being the one to make them feel comfortable and to help build their trust in our staff. I enjoy seeing patients’ confidence grow as they start treatment. It is so rewarding helping all our patients get the smile they want.

My husband and I have two young daughters that we love playing outside with, reading to every night, cuddling with, being goofy with and having movie and popcorn nights with. We also have three little poodles that we love to take for walks and play with.

Fanny

RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

The best part of my job is the day patients come in to get their braces on. I love how excited they all are and knowing that we are changing the way they feel makes me happy and proud to work for Dr. Larson.
When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my three beautiful girls and my husband at home or going to baseball games to cheer on the Angels!

Susie

RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I love seeing the excitement the patient have when they get their braces off and working with an amazing team and boss.

I am a proud mommy too two kids. away from work I love to spend time with my family either camping or at the beach.

Melissa Carpenter

Training Coordinator/RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I am the Training Coordinator and a clinical RDA for Larson Orthodontics. I am responsible for keeping the clinical staff up to date on all the latest and greatest protocols in orthodontics. I am also the Invisalign Coordinator and I ensure that all cases are submitted promptly and returned in a timely manner. I love working for Dr. Larson and our awesome staff as we create beautiful new smiles for our patients.

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two wonderful boys. When I’m not at the office we love going to the beach and I love to watch my boys play sports.

Yvonne

RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I love seeing the transformation in our patients smiles every day and working with such an amazing team.

I am a proud mom of five amazing children and I enjoy travel baseball, spending quality time with family and friends.

Monika

RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I recently moved from the east coast and I’m so glad I found Larson Ortho! We have a great team and work so well together. I love how we transform our patients’ teeth into smiles they’re excited to show off.

When I’m not working I’m exploring California with my boyfriend and my new friends!

Bobbie

Admin Director

So blessed to work with such an amazing staff and the best patients!! I love seeing those awesome LARSON SMILES at the end of treatment!

I have a loving husband of 10 years and I am Mom to 5 wonderful children. Outside of work, I enjoy being outdoors. I love camping, spending weekends at the river and making new memories with my family and friends.

Jamie

Marketing Coordinator

I love that my job gives me the opportunity to spread joy to our patients and community.
I am an artist and I enjoy using my creativity to explore a new medium or to problem solve any obstacle. I recently got married to my partner of ten years and we are looking forward to growing our family in the near future.

Melissa B

Treatment Coordinator/RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

I love my job here at Larson Orthodontics! The staff is so friendly and we make a great team. Dr. Larson makes the days even more fun with his famous story telling. The office is gorgeous inside and makes for such a beautiful environment.

I started my dental career at age 17 and once I found orthodontics, I never looked back! I started as an assistant and now also am a Treatment Coordinator. It makes my job easier knowing I fully trust and support Larson’s expertise. There are a couple Melissa’s at our office, I’m the one they call “Mel-B”. I am married, have 4 sons and I enjoy singing!

Stephanie

Treatment Coordinator

I love getting to know my patients and helping them start their journey to a perfect smile!
I enjoy working out, but I also love eating burgers and pizza. Outside of the office I enjoy cuddles and walks with my family.

Megan

Patient Care Coordinator

The best part of my job is all our amazing patients and my coworkers! I love that I get to meet new people daily and watch the progress of their treatment.

When I am not at work, I love to be with my family, friends, and my pup Winston.

Eva

Patient Care Coordinator/Assistant to Financial Department

You can find me in the front of the office always ready to help our patients. I truly enjoy doing the best I can in getting any and all questions answered.

In my free time I enjoy going on fun adventures that may include hiking, running and bike riding. One interesting thing you may not know about me is that I have a twin brother.

Brandi

Financial Coordinator

I love my job! Helping patients and parents with their accounts gives me an opportunity to meet almost all of our families and build relationships over their treatment.

When I’m not at work I love traveling to see my 2 grown sons, my grandson, and hanging out with friends. You can also find me spending my free time shopping, hiking, and reading.

Cyndi

Insurance Coordinator

I love being part of such a great team! And helping patients and parents understand their dental benefits is super rewarding.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy biking, traveling and spending time with my family.

Kailey

Call Center Coordinator

I love talking to all our patients and helping make their orthodontic experience as easy as possible. I also love that I am lucky enough to work with an amazing team!

When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my fiancé and my dog outside exploring nature.

Amy

Insurance Biller

I love working with Dr. Larson and such an amazing team. Everyone is focused on making sure our patients have the best orthodontic experience. Getting to know people, and watching them become more confident as their new smile appears, is so enjoyable. I handle the insurance billing portion of patient accounts, ensuring they get the most from their coverage.

My husband and I are proud parents to six kids. They keep us rather busy with all their activities. Family is the most important thing to us, so time together is treasured.

 

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