“Our patients are the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us. We are dependant on them. They are not an interruption on our work. They are the purpose of it. They are not outsiders to our business. They are part of it. We are not doing them a favor by serving them. They are doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” — Mahatma Ghandi

Meet Our Team

Denise Sandoval
Denise SandovalTreatment Coordinator Extraordinaire!
I’m the person who introduces you to Dr. Austin and helps coordinate all of your treatment from beginning to end.  I work hard to make sure you get all of your insurance benefits, and  I strive to make your experience as simple and enjoyable as possible. Dr. Austin is so easy and pleasant to work with. I enjoy having the confidence of knowing that patients are getting the best orthodontic care available! I love being part of a team that really cares about our patients! When I’m not hard at work in the office I love to play softball, spend time with my son, Mason, at Dodger games and theme parks. My favorite thing to do is attend concerts and take quick weekend getaways with the family. Go Dodgers!
Carolina Tejeda
Carolina TejedaRecords Manager CEO & Clinical Assistant with Sass!
I’m usually the first friendly face you meet on the clinical staff.  I’m the one who takes your first x-rays and photographs, and who makes you put large mirrors in your mouth. I also help with chair side clinical procedures. I enjoy seeing the beautiful results all of our patients.  When I’m not at work, I love to spend time outdoors with my husband and our two boys, David and Robert. They definitely keep me busy!
Marybeth Watson
Marybeth WatsonClinical Assistant with a Heart!
I assist Dr. Austin with all his clinical procedures. I am very patient and I enjoy helping children that are fearful of treatment, or who have special needs. It is very gratifying to see how a child transforms from being afraid to sit in the chair, to a happy and confident orthodontic patient. When I am not at work, I like to stay busy with exercise and riding my bike. Dr. Austin is trying to get me to try paddle boarding which I think will be really fun. I also enjoy watching foreign movies with my daughter Rosie.
Stephanie Santana
Stephanie SantanaFront Desk Ambassador!
I am the first smiling face that our patients see when they walk through our doors! I strive to provide excellent service and to help our patients feel welcome! I keep the scheduled appointments flowing and I help patients with all of their appointment needs. I enjoy being part of a fun and happy team! When I’m not working, I love to spend time in the park with my daughter Jaelynn, playing softball, hiking or running. I haven’t learned to surf yet, but I know it is inevitable being surrounded by all this surf memorabilia and being so close to the beach!
K. Austin
K. AustinClinical Assistant in Training
I want to be an Orthodontist when I grow up just like my dad.