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.
Treatment Coordinator/Office Manager
I’ve been working in orthodontics since I was 16! I was blessed to work with my mom who retired after 40 years of orthodontic assisting. After earning my bachelor’s degree, I went on to be an orthodontic sales representative for eight years. That position is what brought me to south Florida and how I got to know Dr. West!
As our treatment coordinator, I get the pleasure of meeting with new patients and welcoming them to our office! I also use my creative side in helping to market our practice to the community, in addition to working with insurance providers on our patients’ behalf. The best part of my job by far is seeing our patients’ confidence grow as their smile changes. Dr. West, our team, and I take great care of our patients and have a good time doing so!
I am from beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, but have called South Florida my home away from home since 2010. I am happily married to my husband Jon, who’s a biologist. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking and baking, exercising, and live music, but mostly spending time with those I love!
Head Certified Orthodontic Assistant
I am proud to be the head orthodontic assistant to Dr. West. I have been working as a certified orthodontic assistant since 2003, and am happy to say that I love what I do. My job entails caring for our patients and making sure they have a great experience at Family Orthodontics. I love seeing patients so happy with their smiles, and knowing that we helped them achieve their smile goals. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends with our patients while they are here with us.
Dr. West and my team are the best because we work together so well — like a well-oiled machine. Whether we are serving patients or just with our team, we always have a blast. We make every day at work fun, no matter what!
I was born in New York, but raised here in South Florida. I’ve been married since 2007 to my husband Farah, who is from Morocco. We have a little boy named Adam, who was born in 2009. We love traveling to Morocco and anywhere else we can go. I love to cook and bake, do photography, go to the beach, and travel. Adam is a Cub Scout, so I am a Scout mom!
I joined Family Orthodontics in 2016 to perform dental tasks, help Dr. West, and care for our patients. I am a certified orthodontic assistant, certified expanded functions dental assistant, and licensed in dental radiography and CPR. Working in orthodontics is immensely satisfying. I love being part of a wonderful orthodontic team and playing a role in each phase of our patients’ treatment.
At Family Orthodontics, we are all a happy family and love working together with our great team. To me, it’s like my home away from home!
I stay very active with my two children: my son Carter and my daughter Karen. I enjoy being with them on the weekends, spending time outdoors and on the water, and doing CrossFit, paddle boarding, and exercising.
I began my career in 2012 at our front desk, then came back to train as an orthodontic assistant. Now I assist Dr. West with patient care, and in the lab fabricating retainers and impressions. The best part of my job is working with a great staff to create beautiful smiles. We are all like family and can always count on each other. We always have fun at Family Orthodontics!
I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, came to Florida to thaw out, and decided to stay! I have an older brother and sister and two handsome nephews I adore. My only baby is a black lab named Cobia who is almost four but acts like he’s still a puppy. I’ve been an annual Disney pass holder for the last ten years. Any day off, you can find me with Mickey!