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Meet the Team

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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.



Front Office Team Leader/ Financial Coordinator

Cindy is thrilled to be part of the Central Coast Orthodontic team and the work we do. She especially loves seeing patients gain confidence with their healthy and radiant new smiles. Handling everything related to our office finances keeps Cindy busy. Cindy and her husband, Bob, enjoy time with family, including their adult daughter and four fur babies. She’s always up for seeking new treasures at yard sales and thrift stores!



Orthodontic Assistant/Inventory

Ericka loves helping people make a positive, lasting change in their smile and their self-esteem. Seeing the finished smiles, and how happy each patient is, makes her day. She works in our clinic area, assisting the doctors and supporting patients during various procedures. Ericka also handles ordering for the practice. Ericka’s been married for more than 25 years. She has four sons and devotes her free time to her family.



Clinical Team Leader

Jenise enjoys getting to know our patients while helping them feel confident in their smile. She supervises our back office procedures and team members, making sure everyone is focused on our patients’ comfort and smiles. She also performs lab work and fabricates custom appliances. When she’s not caring for patients or keeping us in line, Jenise’s life revolves around her family, kids, cows, and goats.



Orthodontic Assistant

Kara loves seeing the outcome of orthodontic care. The happiness on a patient’s face when they see their new smile makes her smile. Kara assists the doctors while helping patients during their visits. She’s also our Invisalign® Liaison, managing our Invisalign cases. Kara and her young son, Grayson, love being outdoors. They especially enjoy playing sports together, as well as going to the beach and hiking.



Marketing Specialist

Elizabeth loves being part of a team that makes amazing smiles happen, in a welcoming and fun environment. She helps patients understand orthodontic care and their treatment. She also handles all marketing efforts for our practice. Elizabeth has three wonderful sons and finally got the daughter she always wanted when she married one of California’s finest Highway Patrol Officers. She enjoys time with family, especially traveling, hiking, and wine tasting.



Reception and Scheduling

Veronica loves talking with our wonderful patients and their families. She says she learns something new, every day! Working at our front desk, Veronica welcomes patients. While she checks them in, she always asks about their day and latest adventures. Veronica also answers our phones and schedules exams as well as regular appointments. Outside of work, Veronica enjoys time with family and friends, shopping, going to the beach, and trying new things.



Treatment Coordinator

Yahaira loves watching lives change. She enjoys seeing patients go through treatment and finish with a smile they love and can’t stop sharing. Yahaira introduces new patients and parents to the office, team, and doctors. She assists the doctors with treatment planning and reviews the plan with patients so they can make an educated decision about their new smile. Yahaira is very family-oriented and loves being with hers. She also loves shopping (and more shopping!).




Executive Assistant to Dr. Specht and Human Resources Director

Angie loves working with great doctors and coworkers, but most of all she loves building relationships with our patients and families. She’s always on the go, handling documentation, scheduling trainings, keeping the calendar updated, and overseeing payroll. Angie and her husband Josh have a son and daughter, both teenagers, who keep the family busy. The family is active in their local church.



Orthodontic Assistant

Jazel enjoys watching each patient become more confident and outgoing as their smile transforms. She’s glad to be part of a team that makes a lasting, positive change in people’s lives. Jazel supports patients and assists the doctors during orthodontic procedures. Outside of work, Jazel enjoys outdoor time with her family. She also likes dancing, listening to music, and she loves to bake.



Orthodontic Assistant

Sondra enjoys working with and getting to know our patients, while helping them achieve their best smile. She helps patients during visits and assists the doctors with orthodontic procedures. She loves being part of an amazing team that creates perfect smiles! Sondra and her husband, Kevin, share their lives with three puppies. She loves taking them to the dog park. Sondra also enjoys watching movies and TV and she loves shopping.



Reception and Scheduling

Gaby loves watching the life-changing transformation that happens for our patients. Those amazing smiles, and the confidence they bring a patient, thrill her. Gaby handles scheduling for our office and strives to make sure each patient feels welcome and at home during their visits. She wants everyone to enjoy their orthodontic experience. Gaby’s spare time is often spent with family. She also enjoys going to the gym, being outdoors, and she loves dancing.

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