Almost seven years ago while my husband was in the Army, I stumbled upon the world of orthodontics as a scheduling coordinator and completely fell in love and have been a part of the dental world ever since.
Our previous nomadic life has allowed me to meet people from all walks of life and hear their stories. I have found that my passion isn’t teeth, but rather the people that I get to interact with daily, and the relationships I am able to build with them. I feel so fortunate to be the lucky one who gets to greet all the new patients and their family members when they walk through our Simply Orthodontics’ office doors.
My goal is to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for you where you feel like you’re at home and part of our Simply Orthodontics family. I know that orthodontic treatment is a huge commitment, and I want to make the entire process as easy and painless as I possibly can.
Working as the treatment and community relations coordinator at Simply Orthodontics is my first venture into the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom to my daughter. I told my husband that if I went back to work, I would have to do something that I truly love in order to leave my little girl. I have found that here. I chose to work with Dr. Shung because I believe in him and his philosophy. He is absolutely passionate about his practice, patients, and it is easy to follow his lead.
Every day is a new opportunity to smile and make the best out of your day and that’s exactly what I get to do working at Simply Orthodontics.
My dental experience began over 3 years ago and every year seems to get a whole lot brighter. The moment I started dental assisting school, I knew that I wanted to become an orthodontic assistant. I have pushed myself to be where I’m at and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have the opportunity to share a slice of a patient’s life and guide them through their orthodontic treatment.
Patients come to me for comfort and I do my best to make them as comfortable as possible. Every day I meet new, interesting people that somehow I find something in common with and sparks up a conversation that sees no end. That’s what I love most about my job, how strangers become a part of your orthodontic family.
I have three brothers and am the only girl! Nothing makes me happier than the time I spend with my family and friends. With having such a big family, I always knew that whatever I chose to do, I would want to work with people!
I have been a Dental Assistant for about three years now. Interacting with our patients and building a relationship so that they feel calm and comfortable is what is most important to me. How often do you hear that someone has a fear of the dentist? Making them look forward to their next visit is always my goal.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the smiles and excitement of our patients as they get closer to finishing their treatment. Dr. Shung has created such a positive and happy environment for his Simply Orthodontics family. His passion is to make his patients happy, and how genuinely kind he is, is why I chose to be part of Simply Orthodontics.
Orthodontic Support Coordinator
I have been in customer service for over 12 years and I love it! I worked at In-N-Out for 7 years and learned what it was to give the best customer service out there. I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and that's when I made a career change and decided to work as a phlebotomist at the American Red Cross.
After 5 years at the American Red Cross, I realized that what I love most is helping people going through extraordinary journeys. I wanted to build a stronger and longer relationship with patients and that's how I found Dr. Shung at Simply Orthodontics.
It is amazing seeing patients of all ages go through such an exciting time. It's also so much fun seeing kids grow right before my eyes at each visit! Although this is my first venture in the orthodontic world, I feel I have learned so much in such a short time from Dr. Shung's expertise and his amazing staff.
As your front desk coordinator, I am one of the first beaming faces you see when you walk through our doors. I help out our remarkable patients by finding convenient appointment times that work best for their busy lives. As the insurance coordinator, I work with our patients' insurance providers to make sure that they are receiving the most out of their benefits and receiving the best care possible.
Working with Dr. Shung has been such a great experience. His passion and commitment to providing outstanding care is truly inspiring. Outside the office, I love spending time with my wonderful husband and our "fur child," a cat. You can find me spending a lot of time with my friends and family, shopping, trying new restaurants, going to music festivals, and baking when I'm not in the office.
I have been an orthodontic technician for the last 15 years and I LOVE what I do! I love playing a large part in transforming a person’s smile and seeing patients from start to finish. I love building relationships with all of our patients and seeing everyone’s beautiful results. Seeing our patients’ smiles transform each month is simply amazing. You can’t believe how much of a confidence boost people get by showing off that perfect smile at the end of treatment!
Aside from being an orthodontics assistant, I spent two years of my career working as an instructor at UEI college at Huntington Park. Teaching new dental assistants how to become the best at their new career was very rewarding, but it doesn't come close to being an orthodontic assistant. Being a dental assistant for all of my adult life helps me to give the best care and experience to all my patients I come in contact with.
When I'm not busy helping to create amazing smiles at work, I spend my time as a soccer mom of four children…two being twins! (I think that’s why Dr. Shung hired me, wink wink). My life revolves around school events and soccer fields with my husband that loves to coach our kiddos. I love being part of Simply Orthodontics and being a part of their family. Being in such a fun office allows me to be myself and deliver the highest possible care to my patients.
In life, you always have to go the extra mile with a smile. That's how I approach everything. I was born in Warsaw, Poland and at the age of six my parents and I moved to Germany in hopes of a better life. My journey didn't end there. At the age of eight, we moved again and this time it was to Canada. I had to learn three different languages by the time I was ten years old. Yes, I have to admit that it wasn't easy, but my parents taught me that success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.
I graduated with a law degree and shortly after that my husband and I welcomed our first child. Four years later, my daughter was born. I loved being at home with my kids and over the years I realized that I wanted to work closer with adults and children. Prior to working at Simply Orthodontics, I decided to apply for an Office Manager Job at a Pediatric office. Even though I had little experience, I walked into the office with a strong will, determination, and the biggest smile and ended up getting the job.
When my family and I moved to California my daughter started as patient at Dr. Shung's office. From day one, Dr. Shung and the Simply Orthodontics team made my daughter feel like was of upmost importance and special. I felt right at home and there was not doubt in my mind that this was the best place for her to start the orthodontic treatment. I loved Simply Orthodontics so much that I decided to apply for a job here as a Financial Coordinator, which brings me to today. Here I am smiling and thinking about how grateful and blessed I am to be a part of such a great team. I love coming into work and seeing our patients' smiles transform. Now our patients, too, can go that extra mile with a beautiful smile!
I have been in the dental field for over 5 years as an orthodontic assistant and every day I enjoy the challenges it brings. I grew up following my older sister, Miriam, to different dental offices during my summer breaks and quickly grew to love the patient interaction I saw her have with everyone who walked through the office doors. I am incredibly lucky to have the pleasure of working with her daily even now at Simply Orthodontics!
My goal as an orthodontic assistant is to make each patient’s journey with braces or Invisalign as comfortable and simple as possible. The best part of my job is creating a bond with my patients from start to finish. The office environment Dr. Shung has created at Simply Orthodontics allows me to build long-lasting relationships and treat my patients like my own family members.
Aside from working hard at the office, my weekends are typically spent with my family. I have nieces and nephews that are the joys of my life and enjoy spending time with them as they grow up. If I'm not spending time with them, I'm usually driving off somewhere in SoCal trying to find good and unique eats! I am also a professional Netflix binger, which means I can always give you a great recommendation when you come in the office and don’t know what to pick to stream on our televisions (although “The Office” is usually my top choice).
The strangest thing in life is where you end up can sometimes be the last place you expect, but also the most rewarding. Growing up I have always feared going to the dentist’s office and anything related to its field. I have worked in Home Health and Hospice for most of my time in college, but took a break to improve my customer service skills at 7 Leaves Cafe. It was one of the greatest decisions I’ve made because I learned that to succeed in life, you have to surround yourself with positive influences and break out of your comfort zones.
It was also the main reason I applied to work at Simply Orthodontics. I wanted to conquer my fear of dental offices and working here I discovered how fascinating it can be. I chose to work at Simply Orthodontics because of how welcoming everyone was since my first interview. I knew right off the bat this place is where I wanted to start my new journey. Dr. Shung is always eager to teach us about his field and created such an amazing workplace. He not only treats his patients like family, but encourages us to build relationships with them. Everyone here is so amazing that it makes coming to work easier everyday.
Aside from my fear of dental offices, I do enjoy many things in life. I am a big dog enthusiast and would seize my chance to pet any if given the opportunity. If I am not at home petting my dog you can always find me trying the latest food trends. I love to travel the world and always try to explore a new location during school breaks. My favorite place so far is Madrid and I would love to go back one day. Even with a fast paced life, my favorite way to relax is tending to my garden and curling up with a great new book. It’s the best way to learn and cheapest way to explore the world in the comfort of my home.