Meet The Staff

Michelle Young, is our Practice Manager. She is a graduate of San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants for Computer Network Specialist. Michelle found herself drawn to the medical field and working with patients. She has previous experience as a Clinical Assistant but her passion is for financial planning, helping patients stay on budget. On her spare time she enjoys making jewelry and even has her collection at a local boutique! Her husband thinks her crafts are out of control but she insists it’s necessary. She is a mother of one and she and her family enjoy having dinner parties with friends and going to concerts.

Questions or concerns e-mail:[email protected]

Karen Rodriguez RDA, is our Treatment Coordinator. She is an active Leader at Palm Valley Church in their 4th & 5th grade classes. She is an amateur photographer and enjoys snapping pics of her daughter Sofia. Karen loves to read, do crafts and play her guitar. She often brags that she is the best at Guitar Hero but conveniently backs out when challenged.  Her favorite part about being a Treatment Coordinator is that she is able to interact with patients of all ages. 

For treatment planning or referral questions contact: [email protected]

Yvonne Anzaldua-Sanchez RDA is our Appointment Coordinator. She has 15 years of experience in ortho as an RDA and Scheduling Coordinator. Yvonne has two beautiful children and loves photographing them! When she has some alone time she enjoys scrapbooking and shopping. Her favorite buys are accessories because a girl can never have too many! Weekends are usually spent with family, cooking BBQ, and listening to country music! 

Elizabeth Mayorquin RDA is our Financial/Insurance Coordinator. She moved to Texas from Tennessee and we couldn’t be happier to have her! Lizzy enjoys the outdoors and going for walks. In her free time, she visits her family in Tennessee and spends time with her loved ones. Lizzy is also a Registered Dental Assistant and says the best part of her job is seeing the excitement on patients’ faces when they are getting started with treatment and being involved in that process.

Questions or concerns re: Payment Plans, Billing, or Insurance e-mail: [email protected]

Karla Gonzalez RDA, is our Treatment Coordinator Assistant. She graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with her B.S. is Chemistry. Karla has always had a passion for dentistry, she is a certified dental assistant for now but strives to be an Orthodontist in her near future. On Karla’s free time she enjoys traveling, working out and exploring nature. On the weekends she spends time with loved ones, including her dog Zen. 

Brianda Cantu RDA, our Clinical Coordinator and a 12 year veteran at Freels Orthodontics. Brianda is a certified Medical Administrative Assistant and RDA who has previous experience in the medical field. Brianda loves football but when the Dallas Cowboys lost Witten, as a true fan that she is she’s now going for the Raiders. She loves spending time with her family and getting together on the weekends.

Stephanie Arias RDA, is our lead Orthodontic Assistant. Stephanie got into the dental field to share the experience of making patients smile. She is originally from Donna but she now lives in McAllen with her fur baby Cisco. She enjoys riding and fixing motorcycles and her newest hobby is making leather accessories. Stephanie loves to sing in your ear & dance and she finds any excuse to drop a dance move.

Olga Fontenot (Olgies) RDA, is our Lab Assistant. She was born in Ukraine, Russia but she moved to the U.S.A. about 11 years ago. Olgies has a passion for animals and would adopt ALL kinds with no prejudice if her husband would let her! She loves being outdoors, hiking, swimming, and going on adventures with her husband.  She LOVES TACOS but also enjoys cooking and finding healthy alternatives to her favorite Mexican dishes! 

Cassandra Garza (Cassie) RDA, is our Clinical Assistant & Sterilization specialist here at Freels Orthodontics. Her soft-spoken demeanor and kind-hearted attitude help keep our patients calm & happy. Cassie is a mom to a beautiful fur baby named Ellie and in her spare time, she enjoys having get-togethers with her family & friends. Cassie will tell you she never expected to be working with teeth but her skills have been a great asset to us and our patients! 

Abigail Vasquez (Abbie) RDA, is our newest Clinical Assistant to Freels Orthodontics. Abbie has quickly become a member of the Freels Family and we love her patience and caring personality.