The Dream Team



Emmy

Director of Operations

Although I was born in Erie, PA, my roots are planted in Fuquay-Varina. I have been in dentistry, and with Dr. Khara, for thirteen years. Originally, I wanted to be a dental hygienist, but quickly fell in love with orthodontics. When I am not at work, I head off to my  favorite place to be, Oak Island, NC! I enjoy spending countless hours on the water with my husband, daughter and our three dogs!


Ofinda "Offi"

Office Manager

Although born in El Salvador, I grew up in New York and currently, North Carolina is where I call home.  I have six years of orthodontic experience and over fifteen years of customer service.  Building lasting relationships with our patients and work family is very important to me.  I enjoy working with the best doctors and amazing dream team.  As a team, we will help our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile they will be proud of.  When my time is not spent at a football or soccer field, I love to travel with my husband and our three sons. 

 

Aunque nací en El Salvador, crecí en Nueva York y actualmente, Carolina del Norte es donde llamo mi hogar.  Tengo seis años de experiencia en ortodoncia y más de quince años de servicio al cliente.  Construir relaciones duraderas con nuestros pacientes y familia ​de trabajo es muy importante para mí.  Disfruto trabajar con el mejor doctor y el increíble equipo de Dream Smiles sabiendo que como equipo, ayudaremos a nuestros pacientes a lograr una sonrisa saludable y bella de la estarán orgullosos.  Cuando no dedico mi tiempo a un campo de fútbol, me encanta viajar con mi esposo y nuestros tres hijos. 


Ebony

Marketing Director

 Being from Apex North Carolina, I have had the luxury of  enjoying the "peak of good living!" Life's journey has taken me down several paths, but none as rewarding as the world of orthodontics. I have been with Dr. Khara for over 13 years and absolutely love working in such a friendly, up beat and family oriented environment. Outside of creating dream smiles, I enjoy traveling, checking out new culinary menus with family, and advocating for area teens with my non profit, The Community U.P.L.I.F.T Foundation.


Rosa

Financial Coordinator

Any questions on planning for your orthodontia? I'm your person. I've been in the orthodontic field for over 5 years now. Oh how time flies, and I definitely wouldn't have it any other way. I love everything about the dream team and being a part of it. When I'm not in the office, I enjoy my time with my husband, son and fur baby Dulce.  


Michelle "Meesh"

Insurance Coordinator

I consider myself a New Yorker, who lives in North Carolina, even though I've lived in North Carolina for almost 20 years!  I have been in the dental field since 2009, having been both chair side and administrative.  While I've been in different seats, I have remained with the Dr. Khara for almost ten years!  I love getting to know our patient families and accompanying them through their orthodontic journey.  When I'm not at work, I either have a camera in my hand, taking photos and videos, or I am chasing my two kids around and doing mommy things.  Sometimes all of the above!


Ally

Clinical Supervisor

Born in West Virginia, but Johnston County is home! I have two boys and two dogs and have been married for over four years to my best friend Eric. The last six years of being in the dental field have been the most rewarding to me.  I love what I do, and seeing the smile on patients faces when they are finished with treatment.  In my spare time, my family likes to go on camping trips and we are obsessed with Disney.


Lauren

Orthodontic Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!


Pricila

Treatment Coordinator

I have been an orthodontic treatment coordinator for over three years and love working at Dream Smiles.  I have been blessed to work with such wonderful co workers and an amazing doctor.  I love the experience of watching smile transformations. It's amazing to see our patients grow as individuals and be a part of their beautiful smiles.  In my spare time, I love spending time with my two daughters. We love watching movies and getting our nails done.  If I have a minute alone, you can find me obsessing over my favorite soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. 

  

He sido coordinadora de tratamiento de ortodoncia durante más de tres años y me encanta trabajar en Dream Smiles.  Tengo la suerte de ser bendecida con un increíble jefe y compañeras de trabajo.  Me encanta la experiencia de ver la transformacíon de las sonrisas de mis pacientes.  Es sorprendente ver a nuestros pacientes crecer como individuos y ser parte de sus hermosas sonrisas.  En mi tiempo libre, amo pasar tiempo con mis dos hijas.  Nos encanta ver películas y arreglarnos las uñas. Si tengo un minuto solo, puedes encontrarme obsesionando con mi jugador de fútbol favorito, Cristiano Ronaldo. 

 



Brandon

Clinical Assistant

I am born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I attended A&T University as an undergraduate, and am looking forward to attending the dental program at East Carolina University soon. In my quest to be an Orthodontist, I am thankful for the opportunity to gain experience with an awesome doctor and fantastic co-workers.


Courtney

Clinical Assistant

Born and raised in San Francisco California, I moved to Raleigh in 2006, and the south quickly grew on me. I have worked for for this amazing doctor and with this team since 2010.  I absolutely enjoy working with my amazing, crazy, fun work family!  My favorite part of my job is seeing shy individuals leave excited and happy with their new smiles that I helped to create.   In my spare time I enjoy DIY projects or somewhere soaking up some sun with my fur baby Bella and two daughters. 



Rebecka

Clinical Assistant

Born and raised in Johnston County, NC. I have been in the Orthodontic field for two years and I love seeing the end results of our patients.  I am so thankful to be a part of the Dream Smiles family and consider my co-workers some of my greatest friends too! I enjoy traveling to the beach, and mountains with my family and our beautiful little girl, Audrey! 

 



Casandra

Administrative Assistant

A southern California girl but raised in North Carolina, I am a newbie to the dental field.  However, I am enjoying this journey in which I have embarked.   I started my orthodontic treatment in this office.  I love my braces and seeing my transformation, but I must say I am amazed with seeing my patients transformations as well.  In my spare time, I love taking care of my babies, my cats, Rosie and Ellie.  I also love doing DIYS, spending time with family, and my husband. We are expecting our first child and can't wait to start our Journey with our baby boy!

 

Una chica del Sur de California pero criada en Carolina del Norte.  Soy nueva en el area de la ortodoncia y estoy disfrutando del viaje de aprendizaje dental en el que me he embarcado.  Comencé mi tratamiento de ortodoncia en esta oficina. Me encanta tener mis frenos y ver mi transformación, pero debo decir que también estoy asombrada de ver las transformaciones de nuestros pacientes.  En mi tiempo libre, me encanta cuidar a mis bebés , mis gatitas, Rosie y Ellie.  También amo pasar tiempo con mi familia, mi esposo, y hacer proyectos de arte. Estamos esperando nuestro primer hijo y no podemos esperar para comenzar esta parte de nuestras vidas con nuestro bebe. 


Maggie

Clinical Assistant

Bio coming soon...


Allen

Orthodontic Assistant

I was born in New York but  raised here in North Carolina. I first met Dr. Khara and Staff as a patient getting my orthodontic treatment. I remember loving the atmosphere so much that I was inspired to become a orthodontic assistant myself. I enjoy meeting new patients and take pride in helping my patients have a fun and memorable experience while working on their dream smile! When I am not at work,  I enjoy spending time with kids or traveling. 


Logan

Orthodontic Assistant


Jordan

Clinical Assistant

I was born in the lovely city of Boston, MA but I call Garner, NC home. Since graduating dental assisting school, I have enjoyed working with Dream Smiles and seeing the results of our patients. Outside of work, I love participating in various events throughout our community and educating the public on their smiles.


Jen

Orthodontic Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!


Vanessa

Clinical Assistant

I was born in the sunshine state, Florida.  My family "took flight" and I was raised in North Carolina.  I have been in the orthodontic field for 2 years now and really enjoy this work environment while helping people reach the smile of there dreams.  My husband and I are expecting our first child this year...party of 3! The journey of motherhood is going to be exciting to share with my extended work family.  


Jessica

Clinical Assistant

Bio Coming Soon...


Hailey

Bio Coming Soon!


Daniela

Clinical Assistant

Originally from Bakersfield, California but grew up in Holly Springs, NC. My interest in orthodontics began when I was a patient at Dr. Khara's office at the age of 10. After graduating from Triangle School of Dental Assisting, I had the opportunity to work with the amazing Dream Team. I enjoy helping our patients achieve their beautiful smiles. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy doing arts & crafts and reading a good book.

 

Originalmente de Bakersfield, California pero creci en Holly Springs, NC. Mi interés en la ortodoncia comenzó cuando era paciente en el consultorio de Dr. Khara a la edad de 10 años. Después de graduarme de la escuela de asistencia dental, tuve la oportunidad de trabajar con el increíble equipo de Dream Smiles. Disfruto ayudar a nuestros pacientes a lograr sus hermosas sonrisas. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto pasar tiempo con mi familia y amigos. También disfruto leyendo un buen libro.


Andrea

Orthodontic Assistant

100% mexican but a North Carolina girl at heart. Raised in small town, Clayton, NC. A recent graduate of NC Dental U, and one of the newest members of the Dream Team! When deciding on a career, my love for customer satisfaction lead me into the dental field! I love everything about Ortho, but by far the most rewarding experience is helping people achieve the smile of their dreams! I am a mom of two who loves to travel, drink a good cup of coffee and watch a good thriller movie!

 

100% mexicana pero a Norte Carolina lo llevo en el corazón. Creci en el pequeño pueblo de Clayton, NC. Recientemente graduada de la escuela dental, NC Dental U y uno de los miembros mas nuevos de la familia Dream Smiles! Al comenzar mi profession el amor al servició al cliente me llevo a encontrar una carrera dental! Me encanta todo sobre Ortodoncia, pero lo que me da más satisfacción es poder ayudar a mis pacientes conseguir la sonrisa de sus sueños! Soy mamá de dos niños, a quien le gusta viajar, tomar un buen cafecito y mirar películas de suspenso!


Legend

Orthodontic Assistant

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