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 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 friendsAna Garcia
Account 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.Maria Gutierrez
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 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.Blanca Rios
Blanca graduated top of her class from Bryman College in 2006 and was thrilled at the opportunity to become part of Dr. Audry Yoon’s team upon graduation. Blanca’s experience in general dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry along with her strong work ethic and positive attitude make her a great asset to Dr. Audry Yoon’s team.
Her caring approach and excellent hand skills help put patients at ease at every appointment. Blanca enjoys educating patients of their dental needs and always strives to provide excellent service. She takes pride in proving the upmost care of every patient and goes the extra mile to ensure patients feel comfortable and taken care of after leaving The Brace Place. The most rewarding part of her job is when she sees a patient walk out with a confident smile.
Blanca is a Los Angeles native, having been born and raised in the City of Angels. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and visiting new places.Adrian Salazar
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.Georgina Torres (GiGi)
Patient Scheduling Coordinator
Gigi is our patient scheduling coordinator. She loves being the first smiling face patients see when they walk through the doors. She helps schedule appointments and coordinate multitude of front office protocols at the office. Gigi's compassion and desire to help her a perfect fit when it comes to working around patient's busy schedules. She truly enjoys giving great hospitality to our patients and parents. She is married with two daughters. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.Priscilla Valadez
Priscilla began her working career in pediatrics in 2014 and quickly discovered her passion for working with children. As a mother, she is very family-oriented and enjoys taking care of her one-year-old boy, Sonny. Priscilla is a dedicated and knowledgeable individual who finds the satisfaction and smiles of patients very rewarding. Priscilla’s ability to make children feel relieved and confident makes her an important member of the Smile Team.Joanna