Meet the Team


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.



Treatment Coordinator

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.



Registered Dental Assistant

Watching patients’ smiles change and seeing how their confidence increases as they achieve the smile they’ve always wanted, are just two of the things that make Megan love her job. She enjoys working in a practice where the emphasis is always on the patient’s experience and unique needs and being part of a dedicated team.

In her free time, Megan likes to take her two puppies to the beach, cook, hang out with her family, and relax. 



Registered Dental Assistant

Meeting new people and learning about their fun activities is what Megan enjoys most about working with patients.  She also enjoys working with a team of professionals that have positive attitudes.

In her free time, Megan loves to be outside, enjoying camping, hiking, boating and playing softball.  She is a fan of Golden Retrievers and the San Fransciso Giants



Registered Dental Assistant

We are excited to have Judith as the newest member of our team! Her energetic personality fits in so well with our team-centered environment. While she can usually be found assisting Dr. Fernandes, Judith can also be seen working in our dental lab. Her favorite part of orthodontics is watching treatment progress.

Judith has a sweet dog named Harloe.  You can often find Judith out on the golf course, she also enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.



Lab/Sterilization Technician

Moriah works behind the scenes, pouring up models and sterilizing all the instruments. She is reminded of her childhood when working in the lab as she gets to "play" with plaster while creating dental molds. 

Moriah recently married the love of her live.   During her spare time, she can be found playing softball or enjoying a good movie.