Introducing Our Smile Team

Providing quality orthodontic and dental care to patients in Bellflower and the surrounding area.

Communication is the cornerstone to effective patient care. Listening to the needs and concerns of patients and helping them understand their dental health and treatment options is paramount to effective patient-centric dental care. This personal approach is evident in everything they do. From making an appointment, filling out paperwork, conducting an examination, and providing dental treatments, the staff at The Brace Place & Kids Dentistry take the time to connect with patients and give them the thoughtful attention they deserve.

Lalin Palomino
Lalin PalominoRegional Manager & Office Supervisor
Lalin Palomino is a consummate professional with over 18 years of administrative experience working with some of the top dental professionals in Southern California. She brings her wealth of knowledge and experience in patient care and has helped many dental organizations improve and refine overall patient satisfaction.

Palomino graduated with honors from the prestigious St. Thomas High School in San Francisco, CA. She resides in Marina del Rey with her dog, Karl, who she dotes over constantly.

Yolanda Hernandez
Yolanda HernandezOffice Business Manager & Registered Dental Assistant
At an early age, Yolanda Hernandez realized that she was passionate about helping others. This passion lead her to a career that has spanned over 36 years in the dental, orthodontic and pediatric field. She loves making a positive difference in the dental health of patients she works with at The Brace Place & Kids Dentistry.

Hernandez is deeply committed to her church and community and regularly volunteers to help senior citizens and the less fortunate. In her free time Hernandez enjoys family and friends and being active in her two sons sports activities like baseball and football. She enjoys travel, playing tennis and taking walks on the beach

Shay White
Shay WhiteDental Assistant
Shay White studied Dental Assisting at Cerritos College. Upon finishing school, she began an internship working at the Brace Place & Kids Dentistry. Her cheerful and friendly personality coupled with a strong desire to bring excellence to her work in the dental field made White a welcomed addition to the “Smile Team.” It was apparent to everyone in the office that White loves working with patients and helping them improve their dental health. It wasn’t long before she became a permanent and valuable member of the staff.
Maria Gutierrez
Maria GutierrezRegistered Dental Assistant
Maria Gutierrez has enjoyed working in the orthodontic field since 2000. She loves helping the parents and children who come to the Brace Place & Kids Dentistry and takes time to get to know each and every one. One of her biggest rewards is when she sees the smile on a patient’s face after they finish treatment. She loves to watch the positive transformation taking place in a patient’s smile.
Selena Cuevas
Selena CuevasTreatment Coordinator
Selena joined the Smile Team in 2014 and since then has become a valuable asset to the office with her bright personality and ability to learn quickly. She finds joy in starting conversations with all our patients and ensuring they feel at home the moment they stop into the office. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her siblings.

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