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.
Hi, my name is Danielle. I was born and raised in Rockville Maryland. As my first job, I worked at a general dentist for several years and totally loved it. Years later, I decided to come back to dentistry doing what I love. Working side by side with Drs. Richard and Dr. Debra Shin, I couldn't be happier because it is such a peaceful, fun, loving environment. I am passionate about helping patients achieve their dream smiles in a timely and affordable manner. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family.
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 Nazareth. I have been an orthodontic assistant for 3 years. I used to work full time in an orthodontic office and I now work part time with Drs Shin. I enjoy working at Shin Orthodontics because of the challenging yet fun atmosphere. I am currently going to school at Montgomery college to study computer science. Eventually, I want to become a cyber security specialist. In my free time, I love to read and travel!