Hello! My name is Lucia Maya. As one of our RDAs (Registered Dental Assistant), my role includes encouraging and teaching patients about proper oral health. Every day when I come to work, it doesn't feel like work. It feels like I'm with friends doing what we love! I take such joy seeing patients leave the office with a renewed sense of self-confidence and a big smile spreading cheek to cheek. Dr. Garcia is amazing! He is a great boss and teacher. Every day, I learn something new to expand my dental knowledge. Fun fact about me: I played club soccer for 12 years. My team went to state and we even came out in the newspaper after our finals! I also love going to Disneyland with my husband and son, Jose and Jeremiah. We enjoy going for walks and spending time together.
Hi there! I'm Kim. I have been in the dental field for over 40 years (I started young!). I have worked almost all aspects of an office and have settled in the front office. I am the Financial Coordinator. I love working with our patients, helping them with any and all of their financial and/or insurance concerns. I enjoy seeing our patients' confidence and smile grow from the beginning through the end of their orthodontic treatment. Dr. Garcia is so kind and easy to work for. Every single person that works at Braces by Garcia is friendly, funny, and amazing. We really do work well as a team. I have four children and three grandchildren (still counting!). I love spending time with all of them, goofing around and having fun. I like to go to the movies, travel, read and crochet.
Hello, I'm Frances. I am a mother to two beautiful girls. I've been married since 2003 and have been working in customer service/sales for over 15 years. I am a Treatment Coordinator at Braces by Garcia. I partner with Dr. Garcia to ensure each patient receives the right treatment plan. I love everything about working in our orthodontic office…from the moment our patients walk into our office with their concerns to watching the transformation that happens during their time here. The end result is a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime! I admire Dr. Garcia's professionalism, his passion and his desire to make every patient feel comfortable, welcome and happy with every visit. In addition, I am lucky to work with a Dr. that is incredibly professional and so supportive of his staff. Fun facts about me: I am outgoing and carefree. I like to make people laugh and smile! I enjoy reading (if I’m lucky enough to have any free time!), swimming, and going hiking with my family.
Hi! My name is Melissa. I am an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). I enjoy interacting with people. My favorite aspects of working in an orthodontic practice is working independently, having responsibility and working with kids. Dr. Garcia is very knowledgeable, very kind and values his staff. He's the best orthodontist I've worked for (and I've worked for a lot of them!). He cares about his work and is very much involved with his patients’ care. Some fun facts about me: I come from a large family (4 sisters and 1 brother). I love my baby boy more than anything in this world. I love animals and music. I love researching and learning new things. I want to continue my education and become an orthodontist, architect or music engineer. I love being silly and dancing with my son. I care a lot about the people who are close to me. In my spare time I enjoy playing music loud, singing and dancing (even though I can't sing). I love the outdoors, traveling, nature and going to interior design shows.
My name is Nour Mustafa. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I married the love of my life in April of 2016! I've always been known as the girl that's always smiling and positive about life! At Braces by Garcia, I am a Registered Dental Assistant and I’m also in charge of their social media. I was fortunate enough to be hired by Dr. Garcia, as he is patient, professional, and is very appreciative of his assistants! Dr. Garcia guides us through the process that is done to attain a beautiful smile and is always willing to teach us something new. Seeing our patients so happy after they are done with their treatment makes all of our hard work worth it! Fun facts about me: I decorated cookie cakes at Mrs. Field's for 7 years, was chosen to be representative of my dental assisting program and was featured on the front cover of the school magazine. Outside of work, I enjoy baking, cooking, interior design, working out, shopping, and spending time with my husband and family.
Hi! I’m Dani and I’m a registered dental assistant and a lab technician. I started working at Braces by Garcia in 2008, 12 years after starting my career in dentistry. I love seeing our patients’ smiles transform once their treatment is done. Dr. Garcia is so easy to work with, which makes for a great office atmosphere. I am married and have one son. Our family loves being outdoors, going to the river, desert, and snow skiing.
Hello! I’m Mary and I’m the scheduling coordinator at the office. I joined the staff here in 2004 after beginning my career in the dental field in 1996. The best part of my job are the relationships I have with our patients and parents. I look forward to seeing their beautiful smiles and hearing about their adventures outside our office. I love working with Dr. Garcia because of his commitment to his craft. Some of my favorite pastimes are going to the beach, reading, riding my beach cruiser in the summer, and going to Glamis in the winter months with my family. I also like to collect turtles and seashells.
My name is Cynthia. I’m a Treatment Coordinator at Braces by Garcia. I love meeting new people every day and assisting them in understanding their orthodontic treatment. I am the best at helping people find a financial arrangement that fits their budget, because everyone deserves the gift of a beautiful smile! Dr. Garcia is genuine, kind, and a great boss. Our team is fun, friendly and full of energy! I have two beautiful kids and a wonderful husband. As a family we enjoy traveling, going to theme parks and spending quality time together. I also enjoy going to the spa with friends.
Hi! My name is Yvette and I'm a Registered Dental Assistant. I have been at Braces by Garcia since 2013. I love assisting Dr. Garcia in creating beautiful smiles for our patients and there is always something new for me to learn! Dr. Garcia is wonderful to work for because he is so kind and positive. I enjoy travelling, hiking and yoga.
Hi! My name is Staci. I have lived in Temecula since 2004. I am married with 2 kids, 1 dog, and a cat. I work in the front office as Dr. Garcia's scheduling coordinator. The AWESOME patients and our staff is what I like most about working at Braces by Garcia. Dr. Garcia makes our office fun and a rewarding place to be. A fun fact about me is that I love to paint! I also enjoy yoga, pilates, kayaking, and paddle boarding.