About Our Staff

Dr. Alborzi's friendly orthodontic staff.The Alborzi Smiles Team!

We are proud of the experienced and highly trained team we've built here at Alborzi Orthodontics. Each of our staff members are experts in their positions and are committed to giving you world-class care. We have regular staff meetings to keep our office running like clockwork and our staff participate in continuing education courses to keep on top of the latest technology.

Administrative Team

Diane Dugoni Descalso — Executive Assistant to Dr. Alborzi

DianeDiane wears many hats in our practice and her vast knowledge and experience in orthodontics make her perfect as Dr. Alborzi's Executive Assistant. She performs a multitude of tasks ranging from patient satisfaction and quality control to accounts payable, office policy and all tasks related to staff management and training.

Diane has been with our team since 1989. She grew up in the Bay Area and has worked in orthodontics for over 30 years, first as a registered dental assistant and then as a registered dental hygienist.

Diane has 2 amazing children, one in college and one in high school that keep her extremely busy outside the office. She is an avid fan of road biking and traveling and, not to mention, time with her large family and her friends!



Jasmin Huerta — Treatment Coordinator

Jasmin Jasmin received her DA certificate from Foothill College and has been in the dental community for over 10 years. She is married to her middle school sweetheart and has 2 kids, a son and daughter. She enjoys going to the movies and baking. Jasmin is fluent in Spanish and is always up to lending a helping hand and assist others in achieving that dream smile!





Andrea Yglesias-Mingao —Financial & Marketing Coordinator

Andrea Andrea has been with our team since 2005. She handles all your financial and insurance needs. She is always happy to assist you in finding out about your orthodontic insurance benefits as well as helping you to receive all that you are entitled to under your plan provisions. Have a financial question? She is the person to ask!

Andrea received her BA from San Francisco State University in 2005. She enjoys family time with her husband, three boys and dog. She likes to travel as often as she can, even if just for a weekend trip to Disneyland!



Jeanette Tachis

Jeanette Jeanette was born in San Mateo and grew up in Belmont. She owned a retail business in San Francisco for 11 years with her husband and two sons before joining our team in 2005. She enjoys her home on Kings Mountain, water aerobics, traveling, and going to the movies with her husband.





Heather Jünkerman

Heather Heather has been with our practice since August 2011.  She always has a smile on her face and is happy to schedule your appointments and ensure that your visits to our office are pleasant!  Heather was born and raised in San Mateo and has a very active life with her son, Kyle.  She enjoys spending time with friends, shopping and trying new restaurants.







Clinical Team

Hellene Barillas

Hellene Hellene started her dental assisting career in 1999 and obtained her RDA in 2006. Hellene is passionate about the dental field and enjoys challenges within the field of dentistry. She is bilingual and is very helpful in guiding our Spanish-speaking patients through their dental treatment needs. Hellene is a mother of three daughters and owns a business with her husband, as well. She enjoys having fun with the family and always exploring new places.





Elizabeth Lopez

Elizabeth Elizabeth was born and raised in Half Moon Bay Coastside. She earned her Dental Assisting Certificate and X-ray License from Carrington College in San Jose. She has been practicing orthodontic dental assisting for 3 years with some general assisting background. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, watching movies and keeping up with her busy 4-year old, Sean.





Donna Ramierez

Donna Donna joined our team in April 2014 and came to our office with 18 years of pediatric experience. She has been a RDA for an excess of 20 years. She participated in 2008 in the restructuring of the RDA exam. She enjoys helping people. In her free time, she enjoys Tole Painting, doing needle point projects and spending time with her family.










Whether you're looking for orthodontics for your child, your teenager or yourself, Dr. Alborzi can design a tailor-made treatment program that is right for you. We have two convenient locations in San Mateo and Half Moon Bay to serve you.

Call (650) 288-0316 to schedule an appointment with either our San Mateo Office or our Half Moon Bay Office or click here to request an appointment online.

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