71-949 Hwy 111 Suite 200
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone: 760-340-2026

Our Team

We are especially dedicated to making all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

 

Staff Directory

 

Letitia Fonder 
Office Manager & Treatment Coordinator (officemanager@centerfororthodontics.com)

Letitia is experienced in the dental field since 1994; serving in a variety of positions. Letitia will guarantee that each patient receives the highest quality, professional and personalized care from our office and that each patient experience will be a positive one. She enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

 

 

Brenda Luna 
Scheduling Coordinator

Brenda joined the team of Center for Orthodontics after finishing her schooling in R.O.P. She loves coming to work to a magnificent state of the art facility where beautiful smiles are created every day. She enjoys her position as Scheduling Coordinator and has been here for 4 years. She is a mother of two and likes spending most of her time with her kids and family.

 

 

Maribel Zarate
Scheduling Coordinator

Maribel has been part of Center for Orthodontics since 2006. She began her career in general dentistry but since then transitioned into orthodontics which truly makes her happy. Maribel has ortho clinical experience but is now our scheduling coordinator managing  all your scheduling and treatment needs. Her main goal is to make your patient experience as smooth, fun and easy as possible. Maribel loves to spend her free time traveling with family and 2 dogs. She is a big sports fanatic; her favorite team is the San Francisco 49ers! Go Niners!

 

 

Maria Romero
Clinical Assistant

Maria has been in the field of denistry for two years. After completing her schooling in ROP in 2007, she decided to continue her career by joining the team "Center for Orthodontics". She enjoys working with others as well as assisting her peers when they need help. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

Adilene Jara
Clinical Assistant

Adilene joined the family of Center for Orthodontics in March 2006. She is a clinical assistant and she loves working with patients, she takes high pride in her work, bringing happiness to her patients means a lot to her. She spends her free time with her son, family and friends. Adilene likes to joke around, enjoys dancing, shopping and is full of suprises.

 

 

 

 

Veronica Cuevas
Cinical Assistant

Veronica has been in the Dental field since 2001 and joined our Orthodontic team in 2004. She enjoys working with all her patients and makes sure she provides the best experience possible. She enjoys coming to work everyday and starting the day with a smile. She is married and a proud parent of two beautiful children. She loves dogs, and on her spare time she likes to go shopping and spend quality time with her family.

 

 

 

Daisy Betancourt
Scheduling Coordinator

Daisy has been in the dental field since 2004 and joined Center for Orthodontics in 2010. Daisy will give you a warm welcome and help with your scheduling needs. She enjoys working with patients and making them feel at home. She really enjoys shopping for makeup, clothes for her sons and baby girl.

 

 

 

 

Nohemi Buelna
New Patient Coordinator

Nohemi has been part of Center for Orthodontics since 2012. She is our New Patient Coordinator which means she will be the first person you seen when you come in for your first consultation appointment. She loves getting to know our patients on a personal level and doing everything possible to make them feel at home while in our office. She is very friendly. Among some of the activities she enjoys are tumbling, off-roading, dancing and spending time with her family, friends and her dogs Woody, Rocky and Pisa.

 

 

David Hernandez
Financial Coordinator

David has been part of the team since 2012. As our financial and insurance specialist he is always ready to answer any of your financial questions. He is very friendly, likes to play soccer and spend time with his wife and daughter.

 

 

 

 

Allison Rubio
Clinical Assistant

Allison has been in the dental field since 2007 and joined our team in 2013. Allison enjoys coming to work every day and giving her patients the best experience possible. Allison loves everything fitness, loves to dance and is also a licensed Zumba instructor. In her spare time, she likes to spend quality time with her family.

 

 

 

 

Melina Aguilar
Clinical Assistant

Melina has been in the dental field since 2006 and joined our team in 2013. She truly enjoys the days that our patients get to see their new smiles. Melina is a great cook, likes to read and is very artistic. She loves spending time with her son.

 

 

 

 

Grizelda Godinez
Clinical Assistant

Grizelda has been in the dental field since June 2011 and joined our team in March 2012 after finding her passion for orthodontics. She truly loves working close with her patients and creating friendships. The most rewarding feeling is seeing them happy. She sets her goals high and strives to give every patient excellent care. She was blessed with a daughter in March 2011 and loves being "Mommy". On her spare time she loves being with her family.

 

 

 

Pepe Salazar
Lab technician

Pepe has been part of Center for Orthodontics since 2012. He enjoys working on appliances and brackets. He is married and has three sons.

 

 

 

 

 

Tinkle Narula

Hey everyone! I'm the office Mascot! My name is Tinkle Narula. I'm a three year old Maltese and I love to play with our patients. I am there every Friday. You'll recognize me because I'm the only guy with a bow on his head. My hobbies are napping, getting a belly rub and rolling in grass, especially when I've just been groomed!