Our Staff

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We know that our office is only as effective and welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly, well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive, nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is highly skilled, uniquely trained and strives to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff members have specialized training, multiple certifications and years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

brandy-websiteBrandy Croft – Office Manager/Business Relations Professional

  • Did you know? I have horses, cows and chickens and I love to work outside on my ranch.
  • Years in Dentistry: 17
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 17
  • Favorite saying: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
  • Best movie ever: Ever After and Lonesome Dove
  • Favorite movie quote: “Mama said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump
  • Dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Tom Hanks & Robert Duvall
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Mountain Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Olive Oil
  • Favorite dessert? Peanut M&M'S
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Building relationships with the patients and helping to create beautiful smiles.

GROUP-PIC-FOR-WEBSITE-ROSEANGEL-GARZARose Angel Garza – Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

  • Did you know? I am a grandmother to four beautiful grandkids! I also love to run and to do Zumba.
  • Years in Dentistry: 16
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 16
  • Favorite saying: “You can’t keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.”
  • Best movie ever: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Favorite movie quote: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge
  • Dogs or cats? Cats
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Oprah Winfrey
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Speedy Gonzales
  • Favorite dessert? Any type of sugar free candy
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: I love working with our kids because they are so carefree and most of them are excited about orthodontics and the fun colors. I love the adults because even though they are weary of their treatment they know it’s a lasting experience, and in that I take great joy!

ERIKA-CARRION-GROUPErika Carrion – Treatment Floor supervisor

  • Did you know? I am a diehard Texas Rangers fan!!
  • Years in Dentistry: 5
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 5
  • Favorite saying: “I can do anything through Christ that strengthens me.”
  • Best movie ever: The Sandlot
  • Favorite movie quote: “You’re killing me smalls.” – The Sandlot
  • Dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Elvis Andrus
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Pocahontas
  • Favorite dessert? Yogurt
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Seeing our patients grow up and help create beautiful smiles!!

JENNIE-LACHAPELLE-GROUP-PICJennie Lachapelle – Registered Dental Chairside Assistant

  • Did you know? I was born in Michigan and lived in England where my daughter was born.
  • Years in Dentistry: 16
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 16
  • Favorite saying: “Hey, you guys.”
  • Best movie ever: It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Favorite movie quote: “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” – It's a Wonderful Life
  • Dogs or cats? Cat (Callie 10 years old)
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Liam Nesson
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Tweety bird
  • Favorite dessert? Brownies
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Each day you meet someone new and building relationships with the kids and their parents.

GROUP-PIC-FOR-WEBSITE-JOVITA-FUENTEZJovita Fuentez – Registered Dental Chairside Assistant

  • Did you know? I have 3 kids and 3 grandkids
  • Years in Dentistry: 14
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 14
  • Favorite saying: “Whatever”
  • Best movie ever: The Notebook
  • Favorite movie quote: “Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore-(Dorothy)” – Wizard of Oz
  • Dogs or cats? Both
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Julia Roberts
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Cinderella
  • Favorite dessert? Cherry pie
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Working with kids

GROUP-PIC-FOR-WEBSITE-AMBER-MCKEEAmber McKee – Registered Dental Chairside Assistant

  • Did you know? I love The Pioneer Woman (a cooking show)
  • Years in Dentistry: 5
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 3
  • Favorite saying: “Hey ya’ll.”
  • Best movie ever: The Hot Chick
  • Favorite movie quote: “How can you be romantic about baseball?” – Moneyball
  • Dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Mitch Moreland
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Kim Possible
  • Favorite dessert? Peach ice cream
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Building a relationship with the patients and watching their smiles change!

GROUP-PIC-FOR-WEBSITE-MISSY-MAGRUDERMissy Magruder – Front Office Receptionist

  • Did you know? I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Years in Dentistry: 1
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 1
  • Favorite saying: “If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.”
  • Best movie ever: Dirty Dancing and Footloose
  • Favorite movie quote: “There’s no place like home.” – Wizard of Oz
  • Dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Brad Pitt
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Favorite dessert? Oreo cookies
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: Seeing the differences in the before and after treatment of our patients smiles.

ANJELICA-TREVINO-OFFICE-PICAnjelica Trevino – Records/Lab Technician

  • Did you know? I love horses and wish I would have kept on riding so I could be a cowgirl!
  • Years in Dentistry: 10
  • Years at Taylors Orthodontics: 10
  • Favorite saying: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
  • Best movie ever: A Walk to Remember
  • Favorite movie quote: You’re killing me smalls.” – The Sandlot
  • Dogs or cats? Cats
  • Favorite celebrity or athlete: Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Beach or mountain vacation? Beach Vacation
  • If you were a cartoon character, who would it be? Scooby Doo
  • Favorite dessert? Frozen Yogurt
  • Favorite thing about working in orthodontics: I love the kids and I’m a people person, so, getting to work with all ages and personalities is what motivates me and keeps me loving what I do!