Meet The Staff
Michelle Young, is our Financial Coordinator and Social Media 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 re: Payment Plans, Billing or Insurance e-mail:[email protected]
Karen Nunez RDA, is our Treatment Coordinator. She and her family moved to Texas from Georgia about 8 years ago. She is an active volunteer at Palm Valley Church in their kinder & 1st 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. Karen was an orthodontic assistant before recently becoming our treatment coordinator. She admits that 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]
Brianda Cantu RDA, is our Clinical Coordinator & Lab Technician. Brianda is a certified Medical Administrative Assistant and RDA who has previous experience in the medical field. Brianda loves football and believes the Dallas Cowboys will win the Superbowl in the near future. She has a toddler named Ezra with whom she spends her downtime.
Samantha Cardenas is our Appointment Coordinator. She is originally from Houston and has only been living in McAllen for about 2 years. Samantha has two beautiful children, she and her family enjoy cookouts and visiting with neighbors. She has a background in medical billing but is enjoying her time at the front desk helping patients. Her favorite thing about living in Texas is that she can eat Whataburger whenever she wants to. Sam says if you want to get a smile you have to start by smiling!
Raelynn Kemmering RDA, is an Orthodontic Assistant and has a certificate in Dental Lab. She is originally from Rio Hondo but is currently living in McAllen. She loves animals and finds every opportunity to assist in their care. She enjoys baking and cake decorating. Her favorite pass time is reviewing posts on Pinterest and updating her Instagram. Raelynn says Texas women believe that the bigger the hair the closer you are to God!
Stephanie Arias RDA, is our newest Orthodontic Assistant. Stephanie got into the dental field to share in the experience of making patients smile. She is originally from Donna but she and her boyfriend live in McAllen with their fur baby Cisco. She enjoys riding and fixing motorcycles and her newest hobby is making leather accessories. Stephanie loves to dance and she finds any excuse to drop a dance move.
Luz Gonzalez RDA, is our Lab Assistant. She is a graduate from TSTC in Harlingen has a Registered Dental Assistant and Weslaco native. She is a mother of two toddlers and says her hobbies include quiet time and catching up on sleep. Her passions include helping others and doing DIY projects around the house. Her friends and family call her Miss Fix It because she can put up dry wall to help you change out a carburetor! Luz has a friendly down-to-earth personality that really helps put people to ease. Taking impressions is her game and her skills make them a fast and easy process!