Meet the Team


Qiana Velarde

Qiana is our patient care coordinator who has over 10 years of orthodontic experience and has a passion to see patients smile. Though she has worn many hats along her orthodontic journey, her priority is always making sure everyone’s experience is personal and special. She will greet you with a smile on her face from your first initial phone call. In her spare time, she loves serving her community and enjoys family time with her husband and children.


Maria Arzadon

Maria is our fantastic registered dental assistant. She has been in orthodontics since finishing her dental assisting program and RDA training in 2013. She hopes in the near future to go back to school to become an orthodontist. She is a San Francisco native and is a huge Warriors fan. In her free time, she loves catching a spin class or trying out new restaurants.


Carrera Lopez

Carrera is an East bay native and our fantastic dental assistant. She has been in orthodontics since completing her RDA training several years ago. Sweet and dedicated she will instantly make you feel at ease with her bubbly personality. In her free time she loves hitting the trails with her doggie Lucy, and hanging out with family.


Teddy – Mascot

Teddy is our cutest and fluffiest member of the team. He likes to take naps behind the front desk in what is affectionately known as “doggie jail”. Likely he will pop his head up to greet you when you check in for your appointment at the front desk. If you are a fan of puppies then feel free to come around and pet and play with him before or after your appointment. If doggies aren’t your cup of tea, no need to worry he can’t escape since the gate is nice and sturdy!