Meet The Smiles Solutions Team
Our Friendly Front-Desk Staff
Our Famous Clinical Staff
Kathy has worked in the dental field since 1983 and joined our team in 2013. She enjoys getting to know each patient on an individual basis, starting with their first visit, and watching their smile and personality grow during treatment.
Kathy works closely with patients and parents to start treatment, answers questions about care and handles patient financial contracts. She loves helping start people on their journey to a beautiful smile.
Kathy lives in Florham Park with her husband. She has two children and loves her time with them. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, relaxing at the Jersey Shore, and being with loved ones.
Scheduling Coordinator / Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Marie joined Dr. Chung and our team in 2014 when she brought with her almost 20 years of experience in general dentistry and orthodontics.
Marie takes patient records and assists the doctor with various procedures. She educates patients about oral hygiene and insertion of appliances, explains procedures, and answers questions. She also works at the front desk: answering the phones and setting appointments. Marie loves seeing beautiful smiles and watching patients’ self-esteem rise during treatment.
Marie is married and has a daughter in college. She enjoys working with children, spending time with her family, and baking. Marie also likes painting, crafts, decorating, and hiking when she can find the time. In the 80s, Marie did missionary work in Central America. She was a Sunday School teacher for 11 years.
Registered Dental Assistant
Luisa’s dental field experience started in 1982. She worked in general dentistry for more than 15 years, then moved into orthodontics. She joined us in 2014 and brought with her a passion for customer care and patient interaction.
Working in the clinic, Luisa provides chairside assistance with orthodontic procedures. She also takes X-rays, intraoral scans, and impressions. She loves being able to help patients achieve great smiles!
Luisa is married and has three daughters, two grandchildren, and another granddaughter on the way. She loves spending the weekends with her grandchildren and loved ones.
Registered Dental Assistant
Besides being a registered dental assistant, Maricela is also a certified dental assistant and certified orthodontic assistant. She’s been part of our team since 2006.
Maricela works chairside with Dr. Chung as he sees patients. She also takes records, X-rays, oral scans, and impressions. Maricela has a passion and enthusiasm for her work and strives each day to provide patients with the best possible care.
Maricela enjoys her time off with her family.
Certified Dental Assistant
Kay-Ann started as a dental assistant in 1998. She has worked in general dentistry, oral surgery, and orthodontics, and joined us in 2008.
Kay-Ann prepares the unit for our patients, greets patients, and seats them. She prepares them to see Dr. Chung, assists the doctor chairside with the procedure, and cleans and disinfects the area once the patient is finished. She also works at the front desk and assists Dr. Chung with certain daily operations. Kay-Ann enjoys helping give people beautiful smiles!
Kay-Ann lives in Union with her spouse and two children. Her son loves to play soccer and her daughter is training to become a gymnast. She likes to garden, bake, dance, visit aquariums, cheer for the NY Giants, and be with her family.
Orthodontic Lab Technician
Carlos has worked in the dental field since 1978 and joined our practice in 2006. He studied dentistry in Ecuador and earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery there.
Carlos works in our onsite lab to craft the custom appliances that create beautiful smiles, including retainers, fixed and removable expanders, splints, and flippers. He enjoys working with his hands and using his dental knowledge to ensure the most comfortable fit for each patient.
Carlos is married and has a son who lives in Ecuador. He loves volunteering his dental skills for different organizations, traveling, and adventure trips, especially paragliding and EnduroCross racing.
Meet the Smile Solutions Team – Schedule Your FREE Smile Solutions Assessment Today!
To experience 5-star-rated care from our orthodontic team, schedule your FREE Smile Solutions Assessment today by calling 908-687-3221 or by clicking here. We can’t wait to help you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile!
As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Edison, Millburn & Union, NJ, our doctors and team at Smile Solutions Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Metuchen, Woodbridge, South Orange, Maplewood, Kenilworth & Cranford, NJ, and surrounding areas.