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We are proud of the experienced and highly trained team we’ve built here at Alborzi Orthodontics. Each of our orthodontic team members are experts in their positions and are committed to giving you world-class care. We have regular staff meetings to keep our orthodontic offices in San Mateo and Half Moon Bay, CA, running like clockwork. Our staff participate in continuing education courses to keep on top of the latest technology.
Diane Dugoni Descalso – Executive Assistant
Diane 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!
Andrea Yglesias-Mingao – Financial & Marketing Coordinator
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!
Annette Greenough – Marketing & Front Desk Coordinator
Annette joined the team in February 2016. She brings with her an extensive healthcare and IT management background. Annette’s outgoing personality will be an asset in her interactions with patients. In her spare time, she enjoys working with essential oils, gardening and spending time at her country home.
Jeanette Tachis – Front Desk Coordinator
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.
Julia Lesha- Front Desk Coordinator
Julia is from the Bay Area and new to San Mateo. She has over ten years experience in customer service because she loves providing people with amazing service. She enjoys music, singing, dancing, and finding new restaurants. You’ll be greeted by her enthusiasm and love of people!
Elizabeth Lopez – Registered Dental Assistant
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 Ramirez – Registered Dental Assistant
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.
Sierra Ayala – Dental Assistant
Sierra graduated from dental assisting in 2011 from the College of San Mateo. She is bilingual and loves helping her coworkers with our lab duties and taking digital smile photos and x-rays of our patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Sierra loves to travel and visit her huge family in Kansas and El Salvador.
Rachel – Dental Assistant
Rachel loves being a Dental Assistant and is working very hard at being an exemplary one! She received her Dental Assisting Certificate from Foothill College. She is super excited about her career in orthodontics. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going camping down in Hollister, CA and hiking the various trails, right here in the Bay Area.