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.

DeniseDenise

Treatment Coordinator

I feel fortunate to meet our new patients as they start their orthodontic journey and share in their excitement as they see the change in their appearance. I love those confident, bright smiles and knowing I played a part in making them happen!

As treatment coordinator, I welcome new patients and their families to the practice, explain the orthodontic process, and answer questions. Following their exam, I talk with the patient about Dr. Austin’s recommendations, review treatment options, and present fees and payment options. It is essential for patients and families to understand the benefits of treatment and what to expect, so they can make informed decisions about care.

Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my two children and spouse. We love going to Dodger games, salsa dancing, and spending lots of time with our families. We especially enjoy hosting BBQs and game nights.

 

De AnnaDe Anna

Front Office Coordinator

Bonjour, I’m De Anna! When you come to our office, my friendly smile will be there to greet you! My favorite thing is seeing the bright smiles of our patients, so be sure to show me yours before you leave!

Dr. Austin really cares about his patients. His attention to detail and the focus on getting the treatment plans right, even if that means a patient has to come back in six months to a year before starting treatment shows that personal touch! Our team emulates this as well!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband doing volunteer work, playing and watching sports, and learning languages like French and Haitian Creole. I love going to new places and getting my passport stamped!

 

MaryBethMarybeth

Orthodontic Assistant

I began my journey in dental assisting in 2000 and have spent the past eight years with Dr. Austin. I’m here to help with anything he needs to make our patients’ treatment and smiles exceptional. Our office is a great place—full of people who genuinely care about our patients and each other.

I have an amazing 21-year-old daughter Rosie, two cats named Sebastian and Kelsifer, and a tortoise named Sloan. They all fill my life with joy when I’m not at work.

 

KarenthKarenth

Orthodontic Assistant

Working in orthodontics is such a rewarding career. My favorite part of my job is being able to help patients lose fear of the dental field. Since joining Dr. Austin’s team in 2015, I’ve assisted with adjusting wires and brackets to ensure patients achieve a confident smile. I love working with Dr. Austin and staff because we’re all team players and try to work as efficiently as possible together.

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family and friends. Some of my favorite things to do are to go hiking, eating out for dinner, and going on weekend getaways. I take pictures of it all and love having photo albums at home!

 

KarenthJose

Orthodontic Assistant

The best part of my job by far is the people! Being able to work with different types of personalities one on one makes each day refreshing and new.

I also appreciate working with an awesome orthodontist who takes time with his patients to ensure they receive the highest level of care. I’ve worked with Dr. Austin since 2015, having graduated from West LA College for Dental Assisting in 2005.

Outside of work, I love spending lots of time with my wife and daughter. We enjoy going on trips and to theme parks, playing mini golf, and going to arcades. We also love trying out different places to eat—I'm a very enthusiastic fan of chicken wings! When I have spare time, I like to play video games.

(310) 393-8233
1260 15th St #812
Santa Monica, CA 90404