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

Ana Garcia
Ana GarciaAccount Manager & Biller

Ana has been a part of The Brace Place team since 2016! She finds working in the dental field so rewarding. She finds pleasure in seeing the satisfied looks on patients’ faces when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing. Her job is to calm patients’ fears, answer any questions they may have and help make their treatment needs a reality in the most stress-free way possible.

When she is not at work greeting all of the wonderful patients with a warm smile, you can catch her enjoying a good book, knitting or spending time with family.

Shay White
Shay WhiteClinic Assistant & Imaging Specialist
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 GutierrezClinic Supervisor
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 Salazar
Adrian Salazar Clinic Assistant
Adrian 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.
Blanca RiosFloor Supervisor
Blanca has worked with Dr. Yoon for years and is thrilled to be an addition to The Brace Place and Kids Dentistry. 
America Michel
America Michel Scheduling Coordinator
America is a hardworking, energetic, and ambitious addition to The Brace Place and Kids Dentistry. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, eating Italian food, and traveling.

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