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.

Cristina Cordova
Cristina Cordova Office Manager
Cristina Cordova is a highly experienced and caring healthcare professional who began her career as a registered dental assistant. She has over 15 years of corporate management experience and more than 20 years helping pediatric and orthodontics patients. This makes her a fantastic addition to our Brace Place Team!

Cristina’s favorite part of her job is being able to form relationships with our patients. She looks forward to making our patients and their families experience in our office an amazing one! Cristina is a die-hard foodie who loves food and lives to travel. Her goal is to travel to every continent. She loves to laugh, socialize and spend time with family and friends

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.
Adrian SalazarDental Assistant
Adrian Salazar joined The Brace Place in 2015. He began doing his dental internship at the Brace Place while attending Cerritos College. Adrian fell in love with the office, smiling staff and wonderful patients. After graduating from the dental assisting program at Cerritos College he was welcomed to our team! He enjoys working in Pediatric Dentistry as well as in Orthodontics. Adrian enjoys spending time with my family, hiking outdoors and photography in his spare time.
Cristina CordovaStaff Member
Cristina Cordova is a highly experienced and caring healthcare professional who began her career as a registered dental assistant. She has over 15 years of corporate management experience and more than 20 years helping pediatric and orthodontics patients. This makes her a fantastic addition to our Brace Place Team! Cristina’s favorite part of her job is being able to form relationships with our patients. She looks forward to making our patients and their families experience in our office an amazing one! Cristina is a die-hard foodie who loves food and lives to travel. Her goal is to travel to every continent. She loves to laugh, socialize and spend time with family and friends. 
AnaStaff Member
I am Ana and I’ve had the pleasure of being part of The Brace Place team since 2016! Working in the dental field is so rewarding to me, there’s nothing like the satisfied look on a patients face when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing. I am here to calm our patients fears, answer any questions they may have and help make their treatment needs a reality in the most stress-free way possible. When I am not at work greeting all of our wonderful patients with a warm smile, they can catch me enjoying a good book, knitting or spending time with my family.

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