Lynn began her dental career over 25 years ago. She has had the opportunity to work in different dental offices as well as a Dental Insurance Company to process dental insurance claims. Lynn also owned an operated a Dental Lab in Contra Costa County for many years. She truly believes that smiles are contagious and loves the fact that she sees that on a daily basis at Embrace Smiles!
Outside of the office, Lynn enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening and traveling with her husband. She has 2 married children and is blessed with 5 grandchildren, whom she enjoys spending family time with. Our patients love that Lynn has many years of experience in the dental field and that she is always willing to share a nice home-cooked Malta/Mediterranean/Italian-inspired recipe!
Ivy received her dental assisting certificate from San Jose City College and has a passion for creating beautiful smiles every day. Ivy has many years of dental assisting – and has earned her certificate as a Registered Dental Assistant. Out of all dental specialties, Ivy truly enjoys orthodontics the most! Having spent many years of her life in Taiwan, Ivy is bilingual able to speak Mandarin and English fluently. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care and is dedicated to creating a positive impact on each and every patient at Embrace Smiles. Ivy truly loves to see our patients happy and excited whenever they visit our office and treats every patient like they are part of her family.
Outside of the office, Ivy enjoys checking out new restaurants in the area (our patients love to ask her for great restaurant recommendations!) and an interesting fact about Ivy is she is a triplet!
Jenn is born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. She moved to the Bay Area to further her education and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Graphic Design and minor in Art History. Beyond Graphic design, Jenn has grown to love dental assisting and the difference she is able to make in people’s lives through dentistry. Jenn always strives to provide the highest level of dental assisting to patients at our office. She is always full of energy and loves learning new things.
You will find beautiful, creative signs and stationary in our office designed by Jenn, our talented graphic designer! Jenn is also a twin!
Outside of the office, Jenn enjoys going on hikes and exploring new adventures. She also loves to travel and cook. Our patients always love to ask her about unique, lesser-known adventures in her hometown of Hawaii.
Josh is born in Shanghai and moved to the United States at a very young age. He loves all the food, activities and culture that the Bay Area has to offer. He has had extensive experience in the dental industry and enjoys helping people. As a treatment coordinator, patients always feel at ease when they know that Josh’s number one priority is to help them make orthodontic treatment affordable. Josh is fluent in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.
Outside of the office, Josh enjoys exploring new cuisines and new cultures. He enjoys meeting people and is always dedicated to going the extra mile to help others in need. An interesting fact about Josh is that he was a competitive swimmer and has competed against Michael Phelps (many years ago)!
Maria, or also known as Mari, is our treatment coordinator at Embrace Smiles Orthodontics. She has a passion for helping others achieve a million dollar smile that reflects the time, effort and team work we all worked together to achieve. Mari feels the best part of her job is meeting new people, learning diverse cultures, making a positive change in patients’ lives, and see how our patients blossom and transform self-confidence all while building a genuine lasting friendship! With over 8 years of experience in the dental field working in orthodontics as a Registered Dental Assistant, she finds it rewarding to remember the first time our patients step foot in the office to the big day braces/invisalign come off and see how far our patients have come. To personally witness how much each patient has grown and lives have changed is what Mari is most grateful for. Outside of the office Mari enjoys weekend BBQ’s with her family, adventuring to new places, trying new restaurants, traveling, and tailgating at football games.
Katie was born and raised in the Bay Area! She received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from San Jose State University. She has a passion for helping children maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle, which has led her to Embrace Smiles! Katie believes that a child who feels confident in their smile will carry that confidence to all other domains of life. Katie is committed to providing the best assistance possible in order for patients of all ages in our office to be healthy and happy with their experience.
Outside of the office Katie enjoys beautiful days at the beach, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her 2-year-old niece. She also loves to travel and experience adventures in new unexplored areas as often as she can.