Director of Smiles
I have had the pleasure of directing smile transformations for more than 18 years. I’ve worked in every role of an Orthodontics office and I’m still eager to learn about new techniques or products to improve the process. I love the excitement that surrounds the journey of Orthodontics, the anticipation in the beginning, the dedication it takes during the monthly treatment visits and the reward at the end when another Son or Daughter reveals a beaming smile to their mom and dad! Being a part of Sons and Daughters is my most rewarding journey yet. My role is to educate my patients on everything from understanding how braces work and how to care for them…..to maximizing insurance benefits to keep their cost down. I know this is a big decision for you and your family, so I am here to guide you through every step! If I am not at work you can find me cheering for my daughter at her softball games or curling my toes in the sand soaking up the California sunshine. My family is my source of joy and the roots behind my dedication to excellence. Our name says it all!We are all Sons and Daughters and are all blessed by the smiles that surround us everyday at work, school and home!“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Smile Lab Director
I’ve been in the world of dentistry for 16 years. The first 5 years were spent in general dentistry working alongside general dentists, assisting with procedures such as cleanings, root canals, fillings, etc. I also gave other specialties a whirl and found my true joy and passion once I worked in orthodontics. This is where I’ve been the last 11 1/2 years, helping to create amazing smiles and seeing people’s self esteem improve. It makes me thrilled to be a part of their journey and see their incredible transformation and to see their true personality shine. What I enjoy most about working in the field of orthodontics is getting to know each patient individually and working with them step by step to achieve a beautiful new smile.
Away from the office I enjoy spending time with my love Johnny, my adorable infant son, family and friends. I also enjoy hiking, cheering on the boys in blue (Go Dodgers!), traveling and checking out the best breakfast/brunch, spot as savory and sweet dishes are my jam!
Smile Lab Expert
I have worked in the orthodontic field for 10 years! Without a doubt the best part of my job is the patients. There’s nothing I love more than getting to know the patients, and helping them along their journey to a beautiful smile. A smile is a gift of kindness and happiness, and I believe every person should wear one with confidence!
Sons and Daughters is the true definition of family. The goal is not to just create the perfect smile that will last you a lifetime, but to make sure you also have a fun-filled experience! I feel so grateful to be a part of a team that is passionate about teeth and getting to know the people behind them!
When I’m not helping to make the world a better place one smile at a time, I can be found at yoga, trying to finish a half marathon, rooting for the Dodgers, or spending time with my family and friends. I would best describe myself as a Harry Potter fanatic and Hello Kitty enthusiast!
Smile Lab Expert
Hello everyone! I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field for the last 6 years and plan to continue on for many, many more. While completing my internships in school I was able to work in several different specialities, but my favorites have always been orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. The best thing about orthodontics for me, is seeing the joy it brings to each person when they see their final results. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing office and that I get to work alongside some of the most talented and caring individuals in this industry. Now I get to live my passion of helping others achieve that perfect smile and hopefully making that experience a positive and memorable one.
A little more about me personally is that I have always enjoyed learning about different things and I like keeping busy. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and am still continuing my education with courses in business administration. I enjoy spending my free time hanging out with family and friends, going to Dodger games, and I love shopping.
Smile Lab Expert
I’ve been in the field of dentistry for 12 years. I started before I graduated from high school. There have been many of my family members in dentistry, so it was my calling too! Before orthodontics, I worked in general dentistry and pediatric dentistry. But I found my true passion in orthodontics. The best part of it is helping create beautiful smiles and developing trusting relationships with patients.
When I’m not helping create amazing smiles, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Rick, and our two young boys who are 1 and 6. I enjoy traveling, baking, fishing, camping and creating handmade crafts.
Smile Lab Expert
To the field of Orthodontics I am no stranger. Starting my journey to become a Registered
Dental Assistant in 2002, I had no interest in any other field of dentistry other than
orthodontics. The idea that the transformation of a smile could change a person’s confidence
and self-esteem is something I knew I wanted to be a part of. Aside from this reward,
developing sincere relationships with patients along their journey is something I look forward
to; being able to relate to their orthodontic and personal experiences. I am excited to embrace
the new advances that have and are continuing to emerge in orthodontics. I value honesty,
morality and quality of work. Here at Sons & Daughters I can say that I confidently refer my
family, friends and acquaintances. To be involved with a team who’s desire and excitement for
our patient’s success (clinically and personally) is such a blessing!
Though I am a Bryson and am married to my best friend and High School sweetheart, Everett, I
proudly wear the name of Christ. Outside of the office you will usually find me on the
basketball court cheering on my two sons, Everett Jadyn and Earl Jaryn. Included in my family
are LeeBraun, our bearded dragon, and Inoki, our blue nose pitt bull. If personal time allows I
enjoy going on evening strolls, relaxing at the beach and crocheting. I am also a huge fan of
Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
Smile Lab Expert
I’ve been in the dental field for 8 years, most of them in Orthodontics. After graduation, I worked in general/Pediatric dentistry. But my interest was always focused in Orthodontics. Before school, I started my braces treatment and was fascinated at what was happening with my teeth. That triggered my passion in this amazing field. I wanted to help others feel confident and happy about their smiles like I was with mine. My motivation is creating beautiful smiles and strong relationships with the people around me. I consider myself blessed to feel at home away from home, working along an amazing team and incredible Doctors doing what I love. Learning new things and see how technology evolves in Orthodontics.
My favorite things to do outside the office are spending quality time with my beloved husband Jesus, enjoying family and friends. Playing with our dogs Jack the boxer and Sally the English bulldog. You’ll find us cheering for the Dodgers, fishing off Catalina Island, water rafting, snow boarding, camping or just in a new adventure creating unforgettable memories.
Smile Lab Expert
Hello, my name is Carmen Cecilia but Cecy for short! I’ve been in dentistry for four years now. The reason why I wanted to be in ortho was because I wanted to help patients achieve the best smile they can have because a beautiful smile and confidence are two of the greatest assets one can have. Also, everyone becomes family and this becomes a place in which we all want to be at and call home!
In my past time outside of work I love to spend time with my family, my three nephews fill my heart with joy! When my school semesters are over I love to travel with my fiancé – we’re starting off by visiting states here then hopefully branching out to different countries soon once I build the courage to!
Hi I am Kayla and I am your Smile Ambassador! Although I initially did not have experience in the orthodontic field before coming here, it has not stopped me from being an information sponge, soaking up everything I can about this rewarding industry. Sons & Daughters has very quickly become my home away from home, and I could not be happier being here. I love being able to greet every one of you with a smile.
My passion is any and all things creative. From my massive collection of movies, to my knowledge of how they are made, to being fluent in movie quotes. I draw, paint, sew and sing to name a few more of my passions. If you see our chalkboard wall in the office, it might be my latest work!
Hello Everyone! My name is Kelly and I joined the wonderful team here at Sons & Daughters as your Smile Concierge in December 2018. I have over 3 years and counting in the dental field and I love every minute of it, I have a true passion for all things dental! I come from a general practice background where I worked the in both the front and back office and look forward to following my passion in orthodontics with Dr. Lee and Dr. Nguyen who are both Board Certified! As the Smile Concierge I enjoy watching our patients’ progress as they come in for treatment. I love spending my day seeing our new and current patients and forming lasting relationships with them. I am excited to be working with team of the most wonderful and attentive group of individuals who make my home away from home so much fun! I am beyond grateful to be able to spend everyday with them.
When I’m not in the office with the team creating lovely smiles, you can catch me either enjoying the wonderful Southern California weather riding by bike down the beach as that is my backyard or walking my 80lb lap dog Bruiser. When I am not out and about, I enjoy watching my favorite teams on TV and cheering them on as I am a big football and hockey fan!
Smile Benefits Coordinator
I found my passion for orthodontics 13 years ago. Seeing the transformation people go through when they achieve their “dream smile” is amazing and I love being a part of it! I have worked every position in an orthodontic office: from sterilization to the clinical assistant, to treatment coordinator, and to my current role as the financial coordinator. I love being a part of a team that shares my excitement for creating beautiful smiles and providing patients with an exceptional experience.
When I’m not at the office, I spend all of my free time with my family watching movies, baking goodies, being outdoors with our dogs or just hanging out together.