Valerie is our dental assistant. During 2010 she relocated to Maryland from Indiana with her husband where she initially trained and practiced as an assistant. She has six years of experience as a dental assistant and over 25 years of exceptional customer service experience. She enjoys the interaction with her patients and prides herself in using professionalism, compassion and little humor to put each patient at ease. Valerie admits the best part of her job is participating in and witnessing the transformation of a patient's smile. As a former flight attendant, she still loves to travel and take in all the sights. Reading, museum hopping, discovering new restaurants, participating in an occasional 5k, and spending time with her family is her favorite way to relax.
Hello! My name is Stefany, I am originally from El Salvador but was raised in MD. Hablo español! *or* “I am fluent in Spanish.” I’m a graduate from John F. Kennedy High School. I am currently studying and taking my pre requisites to become a Registered Nurse at Montgomery College. I previously worked in a Physical Therapy practice as a Rehab Tech, and now I am happy to be working with the Shin Orthodontics team. I love spending time with family and friends as well as watching and playing soccer! It’s my passion. I am the oldest child of 3, and the first to goto college. I enjoy meeting new people and hoping on meeting you soon too!
Hello my name is Ivonne. I now reside in Lanham MD and have 3 years of experience in General Dentistry. I’m bilingual and help our spanish speaking patients to the best of my capabilities. Working alongside the Shin Orthodontics team has been a great learning experience for me and am amazed by it’s caring staff and doctors. I’m proud to be a part of the team, delivering happy, confident smiles to our patients. In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my dog Haru, playing the bass, traveling, and spending as much as possible with my family.
Hi, my name is Johela. I am originally from Peru. I have 4 years of experience as an Orthodontic Assistant. I am bi-lingual in English and Spanish. As their translator, I help our Spanish-speaking patients with any of their concerns and questions. I enjoy interacting and helping patients transforming into their new beautiful and healthy smiles. I love working with Drs Shin and my fellow teammates because it is such a fun, welcoming, and warm environment. My hobbies include shopping, watching movies, spending time with my family and spoiling my dog Kylei.
Hi! My name is Abrianna. I was born in Virginia, raised in Maryland. I graduated from Albert Einstein HS and received my AA from Montgomery College. I love science! Anatomy and physiology to be more specific. I find it fascinating to learn about our bodies and how they function. I also enjoy helping people and making everyone feel welcomed. That is why I am a part of the front desk team at Shin Orthodontics. You will always find me with a smile, ready to happily assist you in English o en Español. When not doing so, I am either shopping, spending time with my loved ones, or playing with my pets, Onyx and Ollie!