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!
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.
Born and raised here in Apex, North Carolina, I guess that makes me a unicorn! While I have enjoyed the "peak of good living," life's journey has taken me down several paths. No path has been as rewarding as the world of orthodontics. I have been with Dr. Khara for over 10 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.
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.
New Patient Coordinator
Originally from Mexico, I have been in Raleigh, NC most my life. I have been in the dental field for the last four years and have enjoyed it. When deciding to pursue my dental career, I had no idea it would be so exciting and rewarding. I have worked in various positions within the office, from the lab, to treatment coordinating and financials. I enjoy being able to explain the process of getting treatment in our office and being a point of contact throughout the process. When I'm not at work, I love spending time with my family, fur baby and going to the beach.
Nací en México y he estado en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte la mayor parte de mi vida. He estado trabajando en el area dental durante los últimos cuatro años y lo he disfrutado. Cuando decidí seguir mi carrera dental, no tenía idea de que seria tan emocionante y gratificante. He trabajado en varias posiciónes dentro de la oficina, desde el laboratorio, la coordinación de tratamiento y finanzas. Disfruto poder explicar el proceso de recibir tratamiento en nuestra oficina y ser un punto de contacto durante todo el proceso. Cuando no estoy trabajando, me encanta pasar tiempo con mi familia, perrito y ir la playa.
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.
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.
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!
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. I've been in the dental field for over three years. I enjoy working at Dream Smiles, I love the atmosphere. I enjoy seeing the excitement on patients face when they start treatment in our office! In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family on our farm. I'm obsessed with sunflowers and my favorite getaway is the beach.
Nací y crecí en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte. He estado en el campo dental por más de tres años. Disfruto trabajar en Dream Smiles, me encanta el ambiente. ¡Disfruto viendo la emoción en los pacientes cuando comienzan el tratamiento en nuestra oficina! En mi tiempo libre, me gusta pasar tiempo con mi familia en nuestra granja. Estoy obsesionada con los girasoles y mi lugar favorito es la playa.
I've resided in North Carolina for the past 14 years! Wow, time flies! I've been in the dental field for over four years and I grow to love it more and more each day. It is very rewarding to be apart of creating our patients dream smile. Also, I can't forget working alongside such an awesome team. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband outdoors and volunteering at our church.
¡Hola Hola! He vivido en Carolina del Norte por 14 años y puedo decir que el tiempo a volado! Llevo mas de cuatro años trabajando en el campo dental y lo amó más cada dia. Es muy gratificante saber que estoy ayudando a las personas a tener la sonrisa de sus sueños. Además, no puedo olvidar trabajar junto a un equipo tan increíble. Cuando no estoy en el trabajo, paso tiempo con mi esposo haciendo actividades al aire libre. Tambien nos encanta trabajar como voluntarios con nuestra congregación.
I've been working in the orthodontic field for about three years with the greatest office, known as the " DREAM TEAM". I look forward to welcoming all of our patients into the practice, explaining, and guiding them through their orthodontic journey which gives me great gratitude. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cats and trying new interesting foods.
He estado trabajando en el area de ortodoncia durante tres años con el mejor equipo ¨Dream Team¨. Espero poder dar la bienvenida a todos nuestros pacientes a la práctica, explicarlos y guiarlos a través de su viaje de ortodoncia, lo que me da una gran gratitud. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto pasar tiempo con mi familia, mis gatos y probar nuevas comidas interesantes.
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.
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.
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 finish with treatment. In my spare time, my family likes to go on camping trips and we are obsessed with Disney.
Originally born and raised right here in Southeren Wake county. I graduated dental assisting school in 2011. While in school I had the pleasure of doing my externship with Dream Smiles and I fell in love with orthodontics. Having the opportunity to work here and honing my skills to help others in achieve a bright and vivacious smile is the ultimate reward. Outside of work, I love spending quality time with my wonderful family.
I like to say I am a true country gal, born and raised in Johnston County, NC. I am new to the field of dentistry and really enjoy orthodontics. I love seeing the end results of our patients. Outside of work, I like to enjoy local concerts with family and friends.
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 so thankful for the opportunity to gain experience with an awesome doctor and fantastic co-workers.
I am a native of Johnston County, NC and have been in the dental field for five years. I love helping people achieve the smile of their dreams! When I have free time, I enjoy packing up my family and heading to the beach.
Originally from right here in Raleigh, North Carolina! I was first introduced to the Khara team as a patient and enjoyed every bit of my time in braces due to the care and fun that the team exemplified. When the opportunity presented itself for me to possibly work for such an awesome doctor, there was only one question. "When can I start?" I absolutely love working with the dream team and they have quickly become my second family. This is absolutely the best job I have ever had! I enjoy meeting new patients, making them laugh and enjoy their time in our office. Outside of work, I put all of my energy into being the best mom to my two beautiful children.
Lab Technician/ Clincal Assistant
Originally from Germany, grew up in Louisiana, before eventually calling North Carolina home. Ortho has always been my passion and was my focus in college. I've worked in orthodontics for five years now and am so lucky to work doing what I love everyday! It is very fulfilling to be apart of our patients transformation to achieving a better smile. When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my four beautiful daughters, Amara, Maya, Aria, and Mila.
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.
I have resided in NC almost all of my life! Currently I live downtown Raleigh and love the convenience and hipness that it provides. I am fairly new to the dental field, as I graduated in 2018. However, I've been working in the field of dentistry for almost two years. Being introduced to Ortho , was "love at first SMILE!" Outside of helping patients to achieve that perfect smile, I am most likely on a golf course.
Originally from New York, I have been living in NC for over 20 years! I am new to the dental field but not new to the Khara Family! I was once a patient, and always thought how great it would be to work at such a vibrant place. I am so glad to be part of the Dream Team. In my spare time, I love spending time with my loving hubby and our German Shepard Kaiser. One of the most rewarding parts of being an assistant, is the happiness an appreciation our patients give us for what we do.
I began my journey as an Orthodontic Assistant in 2011 here at Khara Orthodontics and have never been happier! I am originally from Kansas City and relocated to North Carolina in 2005 and love it! The best part of my job is interacting with my amazing patients and helping them achieve the smile of their dreams. Our office is so upbeat, energetic, and all around a great place to work! I look forward to continuing to grow as an assistant, knowing that I am offering my patients the very best. In my spare time, I love singing, going to music concerts and festivals, reading a good book, and spending time with my four amazing kids.
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.