Meet Our Team
Michelle is the first smiling face that you will see as you enter JT Orthodontics. Michelle began working in the dental field in 2021, when she started working with Dr. Teng. Michelle schedules patient’s appointments, answers patient’s text and call inquires, and coordinates with other providers on behalf of patients throughout their treatment. She loves to learn and is cross-trained to take x-rays, photos, and scans of patients.
Michelle has two children age 9 and 7 that are her main cheerleaders. Michelle’s kiddos keep her motivated and on her toes at all times! When she is not at the office Michelle enjoys outdoor activities and working out.
Rose began working at JT Orthodontics in 2021. This is her first job within the dental field, however, Rose has worked in the medical field previously. Rose enjoys working with Dr. Teng because he creates beautiful smiles that boost his patient’s confidence. Rose tracks our Invisalign and SureSmile cases, answers phones, signs consents with patients, and schedules patient’s future appointments. Rose has a giving soul and loves to help wherever she can to enrich our patient’s treatment journey.
Rose has been married to her soul mate for 26 wonderful years! Rose loves to spend her free-time with her family making memories. Her favorite thing to do is spoil her sweet grandbabies!
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.
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 moment’s in-between!
Delainy grew up in a dental house-hold 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 manages the west side office insurance and patient accounts, creates and implements scheduling templates, manages the JT 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 patient’s #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 shopping for shoes and purses.
Amanda is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been working in the field since 2016, she started her position at JT Orthodontics in early 2022. Her job is to aid new patients throughout their consultation. Amanda takes photos, x-rays, and i-tero scans. She edits patients’ pre- and post-treatment records, digital X-rays, scans, and photos. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know patients. She loves making patients feel comfortable and at ease.
During her spare time, Amanda is a foody! She enjoys going out to eat with her husband and watching movies and TV shows. She also likes to spend time spoiling her dog Luna.
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, has a girly side and loves the color pink!
Genessis is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been in the dental field since 2008. She started working as an orthodontic assistant with Dr. Teng in 2021. Genessis submits invisalign cases, trains all of our new chairside team-members, and assists Dr. Teng chairside with patient’s appointments. She enjoys building relationships with her patients. She loves to see them and be a part of their life throughout their treatment. Genessis enjoys working at JT Orthodontics because we have cutting edge technology that allows us to better serve our patients.
Genessis moved to the Las Cruces area from Idaho with her furry friend Charlie. She is a homebody and loves spending time snuggled up on the couch with her dog and boyfriend, or in the kitchen cooking or baking some new recipes.
Eliana is a clinical assistant who has been working with Dr. Teng since 2021. She previously worked as a medical assistant, phlebotomist, and assistant manager. Eliana starting with Dr. Teng having had no experience with dental clinics, however, she learned very fast and has been integral to our JT family ever since! She is hardworking and dedicated. Eliana’s favorite part about working at JT Orthodontics is the life changing smiles she gets to be a part of creating.
Eliana is a single mother of 6 amazing kids. Her main hobby is fixing cars. Eliana enjoys learning complex mechanic work.
Mariah started working with Dr. Teng in 2021. She is a chairside orthodontic assistant. Mariah is great at organizing and keeping everything clean and in its rightful place. Mariah keeps all of our inventory organized and ready to go for our patients! Her favorite part of her job is being able to establish close relationships with her patients throughout their treatment journey and the ability to see their progression.
Mariah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a dog momma and loves her sweet Roxy!
Stephany started working with Dr. Teng in 2021 as an orthodontic assistant. She works chairside with Dr. Teng treating our patients. She also orders our orthodontic supplies and keeps our inventory stocked. Stephany loves to see her patients smile and confidence grow as they progress in their treatment.
When Stephany is not at work, she has two kids that keep her busy! She enjoys surrounding herself with her family and friends.
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. 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.
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.