Meet the Team


Cindy Ng

Cindy is a bay area native and our wonderful patient care coordinator and insurance coordinator. She has nearly ten years of experience in the dental field and will be the friendly voice on the phone when you call our office. She always goes above and beyond to make sure that all your appointments with us are a breeze, and strives to ensure that every patient who walks into our office feels welcomed.

Cindy believes in the power of teamwork and genuinely feels blessed to be a member of the Burlingame Smile Studio team. In her free time, Cindy enjoys traveling and she is an avid gourmet cook who loves trying out new recipes for her family.


Carrera Lopez

Carrera is an East bay native and our fantastic registered dental assistant. She has been in orthodontics since completing her RDA training 4 years ago. Sweet and dedicated, she will instantly make you feel at ease with her bubbly personality and the wealth of knowledge she has in the field. In her free time, she loves hitting the trails with her doggie Lucy, catching a Raiders game, or hanging out with her family and baby niece.


Qiana Velarde

Qiana is the newest member of our practice. She comes with over 8 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.


Teddy – Mascot

Teddy is our newest team member. 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!