Rachel is our office manager and treatment coordinator and has been with Dr. Angela since April of 2005. “I have a strong background in both general dentistry and orthodontic fields, including specializing in insurance. My upbeat personality and energetic ideas provide lots of inspiration to both our team and our practice.” Rachel is a mother of three beautiful children and enjoys spending her time cooking and going on long bike rides.
Professional Relations Specialist
Samara is our professional relations specialist and has worked in the orthodontic field since 2008. “My goal is to make sure patients and their families feel like a part of our orthodontic family. I am a student at FAU as well as a certified orthodontic assistant and am originally from St. Louis, Missouri. I love the Midwest but have also fallen in love with our beautiful, sunny South Florida.” Samara is married, has two sons, and resides in Jupiter, Florida. She loves to spend her time with her family and friends, travel and shop.
Snappy is our office mascot specializing in making patients laugh, tripping over her own feet, and is known around town to “bust a move!” “I was born and raised in the ocean off of Palm Beach and in my spare time I love to square dance and play with friends.” Snappy also likes to visit with her turtle cousins in Dr. Angela’s native country Nicaragua.
Yessi is our clinical coordinator, she is bilingual and has been in orthodontics and dentistry for over 20 years. “I’m a very fun and energetic person that is always upbeat and positive, life is a gift and I am truly blessed. Being a native Floridian I love to lounge at the beach with my five children and my beautiful granddaughter.” Yessi has been married to her husband Rondo for 18 years, enjoys cooking for her family and friends, and being outdoors.
Ingrid is one of our amazing orthodontic assistants and is bilingual; she began her career in the dental field in 2009 and has advanced her training to the field of orthodontics in 2012 with Dr. Angela and now is our lab coordinator. “I am originally from the beautiful country of Puerto Rico. I have a passion for all of my patients and love making beautiful smiles for all of our orthodontic families. I enjoy spending time with my kids fishing and playing beach volleyball.” Ingrid is married and has two beautiful children.
Shannon is our Invisalign Specialist and has been in clinical dentistry and orthodontics for over 20 years, experienced in all aspects of the dental field. “Being a native Floridian I love to be outdoors gardening, going to the beach, and watching my boys play sports. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to work in the orthodontic field creating beautiful smiles for children and adults, Dr. Angela has a passion for people and it’s great to be a part of her team!” Shannon has three handsome boys and a cute Shih-Tzu she adores!
Elisabeth is a Certified Dental Assistant who joined our team in Fall of 2017 after graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Palm Beach State College. She is experienced in working with children and young adults with special needs and truly has a love for learning and patient care. “Creating healthy smiles within our community is my passion. Aside from orthodontics, I enjoy cooking and traveling with my husband.” Elisabeth is a Palm Beach County native and was recently married, she likes to spend her evenings relaxing at home with her husband and three cats.
Mackenzie has been in dentistry for over 7 years, she has experience in endodontics, general dentistry, and now orthodontics! “I love anything and everything dentistry, and now love working with such a fun and upbeat team at Palm Beach Orthodontics. I’m married with a baby girl on the way! My husband and I spend a lot of time outdoors fishing or hunting with our two yellow labs on the swamp buggy or our boat.” Mackenzie and her husband are extremely family oriented, they love their family and are thrilled about their new little bundle of joy! They reside in Loxahatchee where she was born and raised.
Erika is a certified orthodontic assistant and has been in the orthodontic field since 2006. “I’m thankful to be a part of the Palm Beach Orthodontics team and am absolutely thrilled to work alongside Dr. Angela creating beautiful smiles, giving our patients the self-confidence they deserve. I’m born and raised in South Florida so naturally, I’m a Miami Dolphins Fan!”
Erika is married and resides in Palm Beach Gardens and in her free time you can find her spending time with family and friends and of course, frequenting football games!