X-Ray Technician/Clinical Assistant
Gina graduated from Western Career College in 1994. She assisted in General Dentistry for 11 years before she started her career at Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics in 2004. Gina greatly enjoys working with patients and their families. Gina is a big sports fan, and when not at work, you can find Gina and her son at either a football or basketball game!
Clara is a graduate of Cal State Hayward, Class of 2002. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Clara was a patient of the practice before she joined the team in 1998! The office has seen Clara grow throughout the years, get married, and become a mother of three wonderful boys. When she is not at work, she enjoys her time with her family and sons who keep her very busy! Clara has a big extended family, so she is always busy attending family events!
Treatment Coordinator/Clinical Assistant
Susan was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is married with two grown sons. Susan has been working in the orthodontic field since 1976. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. You will always find Susan greeting our patients with a big smile.
Lori grew up in a small town in Iowa with five brothers and two sisters. She moved to California after graduating from Iowa State University. Her dental career began in 1983 at UCSF pediatric dentistry, and she moved into orthodontics in 1987 and has been with Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics ever since. She’s been married since 1986. Their first son was born in 1989 and their twins, a boy and a girl, were born in 1991. Lori likes reading fiction, watching action movies, and all sports. Work, family, and play keep her HAPPY!
X-ray Technician/Clinical Assistant
Sergio has been with the practice since 2002 when he moved from Wisconsin to the Bay Area. He currently lives in the East Bay with his wife and three daughters. When not spending time with his family, you can find Sergio on the soccer field.
Rowena has been a clinical assistant in orthodontics since 1997 and most of her career has been with Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her two sweet dogs. Rowena enjoys going above and beyond to help her co-workers and takes a lead role in training new additions to our clinical team.
Alexa’s interest in the dental field piqued in her senior year of high school. She worked in a general dental office for two and a half years before finding a home at Berkeley Orthodontics. She genuinely cares for her patients and loves to help in anyway she can. Alexa is mother to two wonderful boys, and in her spare time she loves spending time with family, reading, solving puzzles and learning new things.
Financial Coordinator/Business Manager
Elba is a graduate of San Francisco City College and Heald Business College. Elba has been in the orthodontic profession since 1980; most of these years have been with Berkeley & Orinda Orthodontics. When not at work, you will find her enjoying long walks around the San Francisco Bay. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Orthodontic Lab Technician
Vio has been working in the Orthodontic field for over 10 years. He is a graduate from the Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timișoara, Romania. After working as an Orthodontic Dental Technician for 9 years in Waterloo (a city in Ontario, Canada), Vio got married and moved to the Bay Area with his beautiful wife, Attay. In 2014, he joined the Berkeley Orthodontics team as an Orthodontic Dental Technician. In his spare time, he enjoys being in the California weather, visiting new attractions, hiking, playing and watching soccer, watching sports, reading, and just hanging out with good friends.
Ellie was born and raised in the East Bay. She is a second generation team player following in the footsteps of her mother Lori, who has been helping to coordinate smiles at Berkeley and Orinda Orthodontics since 1987. She enjoys helping patients reach their orthodontic goals and is always happy to help in any way she can.
Melissa is a Bay Area native who takes great pride in her friendly and helpful attitude. She has recently returned to the East Bay from Southern California where she earned her B.S. from the University of California, San Diego. While in school, Melissa became interested in the dental field, which led her to the exceptional team here at Berkeley Orthodontics. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys baking, reading, doing embroidery, and spending time with loved ones.