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.

Sky Harris

Sky is the friendly face you will see at the reception desk when you check in for your orthodontic appointments. Sky is quite new to the Bay Are having recently moved from Michigan. When she’s not at the office you will find her at school, continuing her education with a major in marketing and minor in sociology. She is an enthusiastic individual who is thrilled to help all our patients with their orthodontic needs. In her free time, she enjoys adventuring and exploring new places among her friends and family.

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.


Lisa is the newest RDA to join our team and has been in Orthodontics for 15 years. She brings a wealth of experience with braces and Invisalign, for both children and adults alike. She always has a friendly smile and she is a self-described “eternal optimist” She believes every day is going to be a great day. Seeing that big smile at the end of treatment is the most satisfying aspect of her work. Lisa loves being a mother and spending time with her 5 year old daughter and her fiancé. In her free time she loves yoga, making dental appliances, and traveling. She’s traveled to Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, and Japan over the past 3 years.

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!