Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.

 

Allison

Receptionist

Hi, I’m happy you’ve decided to change your life by changing your smile! Dr. Chun is an excellent orthodontist and I promise he’ll provide the best care and greatest results. We also have an incredible team. We will support and encourage you throughout treatment and are as excited as you are to see your new smile!

I’ve worked here at the front desk since 2007. Connie, our other receptionist, and I work hard to keep you smiling and laughing at every visit! In addition to greeting and checking you in, I’ll help with paperwork, update your records, and schedule future visits. When you’re checking out, I’ll offer a fresh baked cookie, too!

Outside of work, I love to bake and spend time with my wonderful family. I’m married and have three children, two grandkids, and a son-in-law.

 

Melina

Orthodontic and Registered Dental Assistant, Spanish Translator

Hello, I’m thrilled you’ve decided to change your life through orthodontic treatment! It’s going to be a great experience, I promise, and I know you’re going to be thrilled with your big, beautiful smile! I love watching people’s self-esteem develop as they see their appearance change, and am eager to see how you become happier and more confident.

You’ll meet me in the back office, where I’ve been assisting Dr. Chun with a variety of procedures for more than ten years. I also handle lab work, including fabrication of the retainer you’ll wear when treatment is finished. Because it’s fully customized, your retainer will be comfortable and will keep your smile perfect!

My personal life revolves around my loved ones: family, friends, and pets. I enjoy spending the day outdoors, whether I’m wandering the shore, hiking, or traveling to warm-water beaches.

 

Connie

Financial Coordinator and Receptionist

Hello and welcome! We have an incredible practice here and I know you’re going to enjoy your time with Dr. Chun and our team. Our office is filled with laughter and smiles and you’ll immediately feel at home. I love seeing how changing a smile makes a person happier, healthier, and more confident. It’s great to watch you transform!

You’ll meet me at the front desk, where I’ve worked since 2004. Alongside Allison, I keep things running smoothly so your visits are stress-free. In addition to the front office duties, I’ll work with you on financial and insurance matters. By the way, Allison and I really like decorating the office and hope it puts a smile on your face.

Outside the office, I am married with two sons and two grandchildren. I like spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy volunteering at the local animal shelter. My family and I have fostered more than 28 dogs! Yes, of course I have a few of my own. I love when patients and families share photos and stories of their companion animals: It’s a common bond and one I treasure.

 

Ebru

Registered Dental Assistant

Hi and welcome to our office! I’m looking forward to getting to know you during your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Chun and our team will do everything possible to keep you smiling and laughing as you change your life! This is an exciting time in your life and I’m glad to be part of it.

I began my dental career in 2007. I worked in a general dental practice before joining this team in 2014. From our back office, I’ll seat and prepare you to see Dr. Chun. I’ll make sure you’re comfortable in the chair and explain what we’ll be doing. Then I’ll stay by your side, to assist the doctor while chatting with you. While your finished smile is going to be wonderful, I’m just as excited to learn about your life and become your friend!

I was born and raised in Turkey. In 2001 I got married and moved to Santa Maria. I have two sons who keep me extremely busy with all their school and sports activities. When I have time, I enjoy traveling and love being with my family and friends.

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