Meet who makes it happen
Scheduling Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant
Lisa has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2006 and joined our team in 2017. Lisa worked chair-side for 10 years, starting first in general dentistry. Once she discovered her passion, she transitioned to orthodontics. Lisa is the first friendly smile you will see as you enter our office! She schedules new and existing patient appointments and she answers both office phone lines. Lisa will also coordinate and correspond with your other dental providers throughout treatment.
When she’s not at work, Lisa spends her time with her husband and their two sons. Her eldest son serves in the US Army. Her youngest son is in Phase 1 treatment with Dr. Teng and is a rambunctious outdoorsy young man! Lisa has three chihuahuas names Pancho Villa, Axel Rose, and Bruno. Faith is an essential driving force in her life. Her favorite activities include camping, hiking, fishing, and family game nights!
Stephanie has been in the orthodontic field since 1987. Stephanie loves orthodontics and has a great understanding of what our patients need. Stephanie conducts our initial virtual consultations and works part-time at the front desk. She is highly organized and detail oriented. Stephanie loves seeing our patients new found confidence because of their amazing JT Orthodontics smiles!
Stephanie spends time outside the office with Carlos, her wonderful husband, and her three children, Nicole, Maria and Carlos Jr. Stephanie and her family love watching football and basketball. They also spend their free time going to the movies. She also enjoys cooking and creating fun new recipes!
Delainy grew up in a dental householding having a Periodontist as her father. Delainy attended dental assisting school in 2013 and finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications in 2015. She joined our team in 2020 and coordinates scheduling, manages social media accounts, conducts financial contracts, and coordinates appointments and insurance claims for our dental sleep patients. Delainy loves learning about Orthodontics and loves to create and see the changes in our patients #TransformationTuesday posts!
Delainy has two young daughters who are both the absolute love of her life. She is obsessed with home décor and doing different DIY home improvement projects. During her free time, she hosts game nights at her house with her friends. She enjoys hiking and going on walks and all things chocolate.
Pam enjoys interacting with our patients and parents. She is a very easy going and friendly person who will guide you through initial consultations, coordinates your treatment, answers your questions, and make you feel at home. She started working with Dr. Teng in 2018, but is experienced in the orthodontic field since 2012.
Away from the office, Pam likes to talk, star gaze, bake, perform arts and crafts, and watch movies. She admits the first thing she notices about someone is their smile!
Desiree started her career working for a bank, but soon after, fell in love with working in the dental field. Having joined our team in 2017, Desiree enjoys developing relationships with our patients and their families. She is extremely outgoing and loves meeting new people and working with patients and parents to finds financial options that will work with their budget. Desiree coordinates insurance claims and payments. She enjoys seeing our patients grow throughout treatment.
Desiree’s main priority is her family. Her family and faith drive her to be the best she can every day. Desiree loves church on Sundays and the gym on Mondays! She is a homebody who loves talking to her sons about baseball and dinner dates with her husband. Overall, Desiree is grateful for life, her job, her family and friends, and all the fun and goofy moments in-between!
Lulu is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been working in the orthodontic field since 2012 and joined our team in 2017. She is passionate about all things related to ortho and enjoys seeing patients finish treatment with an amazing JT Ortho Smile! She works directly with our patients and provides chairside assistance to Dr. Teng during procedures. As a lead orthodontic assistant, she is always excited to learn the new methods of advanced treatment with Dr. Teng.
Lulu has three ambitious sons who keep her on her toes! Despite being a tough boy-mom, she has a girly side and loves the color pink!
Mayra joined the team in 2017 after starting in the orthodontic field in 2012. She loves to see the amazing changes to our patients’ smiles, knowing it’s a testament to the level of gentle, professional care we deliver to each person. Mayra is a lead chairside assistant who helps Dr. Teng with orthodontic procedures and is always focuses on the patient’s comfort. She’s always smiling and laughing, and keeps our patients relaxed.
Mayra enjoys spending time at home with her two amazing daughters and her dog. Sunday is her favorite family day.
Ana joined our team in 2017 and started working in the dental field in 2012. She is a chairside assistant who helps Dr. Teng with orthodontic procedures. Ana enjoys meeting new patients and sharing their excitement as they start their journey to a beautiful smile. She looks forward to sharing her day with patients and our team with her upbeat personality.
Outside of the office, Ana is part of a tennis team with the USTA and a PTA Board member. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and continuing her education.
Leslie is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been a part of our team since 2016, but started working with Dr. Teng in 2011. Leslie fabricates custom fit appliances and retainers. She also handles pre- and post-treatment records, digital X-rays, scans, and photos. Her favorite part of working in our practice is customizing patients’ appliances to fit their personalities. She enjoys creating Hawley retainers for patients because she can use colors and designs to showcase our patient’s interests.
Leslie collects records and loves music of all genres. Leslie plays the drums and is also learning how to DJ. She enjoys spending time with her significant other and their 3 daughters. Her family spends their quality time together at the movies.
Debbie joined our team and began working in the dental field in 2018. She enjoys helping others and building trust with our patients. She is passionate about learning new things, as there is never an end to new technology, techniques, and knowledge!
Debbie’s interests are outdoor activities, music, photography, and traveling. She also wants to continue her education in the dental field.
Ileana is a Registered Dental Assistant who started working in the orthodontic field in 2011 and joined our team in 2018. Ileana works from home and monitors all of our patients on Dental Monitoring. She coordinates treatment with Dr. Teng and corresponds with patients accordingly.
Ileana attended dental school in Mexico and graduated from UACJ in 2009. She is married and enjoys spending time with her family, including a son and two schnauzers. She also likes watching scary movies, working out, and reading.
Liz has worked in the field since 2008. and joined us in 2017. She helps Dr. Teng to create beautiful smiles by customizing orthodontic appliances, taking x-rays, and assisting in orthodontic procedures. She loves our friendly and inviting work environment and is eager to learn the newest orthodontic techniques.
Liz is native to El Paso and loves our Sun City sunsets. She also enjoys biking, gardening, baking, and photography.
Miriam joined our team in 2018 and has been building experience in the field since 2011. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with patients and helping them have great smiles, especially when she gets to see their reactions to the results! She loves the opportunity to learn new things.
Miriam’s hobbies include spending time with her family, baking, traveling, and seeing new places.
Kelli is a Registered Dental Assistant that has been working in the ortho field since 2009 and joined the JT team in 2018. Kelli assists in the initial consultation experience for every new patient. She introduces patients to the JT Orthodontics experience and enlightens them on all the various treatment options. She assists in the development of treatment plans for every patient’s perfect JT orthodontics smile. Kelli is grateful to meet new patients every day and engage with their personal stories and experiences. Her favorite part of her job is being essential in the emotional transformations that drastically improve patients’ lives and confidence through orthodontic treatment.
Kelli has one little girl and a husband who is her ‘partner in crime’. She also enjoys baking with her daughter and taking family road trips. Kelli loves her pets and loud karaoke sessions in the car. Kelli enjoys long walks through Target and spending excessive amounts of unnecessary money.
Nikki joined the team in 2007 after starting in the field in 1999. She loves making a positive difference in people’s lives by helping to create an awesome smile. Spending her days providing patient care, Nikki takes digital X-rays, provides chairside assistance to Dr. Teng, and sees to it that each patient has a great visit, every time. With her warm manner and welcoming smile, she can make everyone smile, laugh, and feel right at home.
Nikki and her wonderful husband have a brilliant and handsome son. When she’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with both of them.
Karina is a Registered Dental Assistant who started working in the orthodontic field back in 2018. She entered her position at JT in September of 2019. Her job at JT is to help patients understand their treatment and answer any questions they may have. She assists Dr. Teng throughout appointments and educates patients about care and instructions as their treatment progresses. Her favorite part of her career is giving patients the confidence that everyone needs.
Karina enjoys traveling and outdoor activities. She loves dancing and going out with her friends.