We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Financial and Scheduling Coordinator
Crystal joined our staff in 2014. She assists patients with all their scheduling, payment, billing and insurance needs. The best part of her job is seeing patient's smiles transforming from one appointment to the next.
In her free time, she enjoys walking her two Shih Tzus (William and Phoebe), going to the beach, taking road trips and spending time with her family. Before finding her passion in patient care, Crystal attended cosmetology school and still enjoys doing hair and makeup.
Melanie has served as Dr. Fernandes’s treatment coordinator since June 2003. As our patient liaison, she assists with the new patient process every step of the way, from the initial exam up to and beyond getting started with treatment. She coordinates appointments and communications with other dentists and specialists, reviewing treatment plans with parents and patients regularly. She loves to see the excitement on patients’ faces when they finally get their braces off and can’t stop smiling!
Melanie and her husband ,Jason, have five children: Koral, Jeremiah, Kaelana, Jayden, and Blakelee. She loves to camp at the lake with her family in the summer and take ski trips in the winter. Her children’s biggest fan, she enjoys attending all their sporting events. Any additional free time is spent reading, getting together with friends, and raising awareness for congenital heart disease.
Scheduling and Marketing Coordinator
Registered Dental Assistant
Jessica is one of our Registered Dental and Licensed Orthodontic Assistants. She has been in the dental field since 2012 and new to our office. Her favorite part about her job is getting to know the patients and watching them become more confident as their smiles transform. She has two dogs and one cat. She loves Disneyland and even has an annual pass. She tries to go every chance she gets. She also enjoys to bake and go to the theater every weekend. She practices yoga and sings to relieve stress.
Orthodontic Assistant in Training /Lab Tech
Michael is one of our Orthodontic Assistants in training and Lab Tech. He assists the doctor with that daily flow of patient's, mounting models and making bite plates. He has his X-ray certification and is working on his OAP certification. His favorite part of the job is working in the lab. Outside the office he has a loving girlfriend. He loves to watch football,Play Chess,Golf and play video games.
Registered Dental Assistant
Vanessa is one of our Registered Dental Assistants whose job entails assisting Dr. Fernandes with patients. She just recently finished the Dental Assistant Program at Allan Hancock College and successfully passed her RDA exam! Her favorite part of her job is listening to patient stories and getting to know them! In her spare time she enjoys hiking, eating and watching movies with friends. When she isn’t with family or friends, she loves going on walks with her dog and going to the park.