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Orthodontic Staff

Jami ElkinsJami Elkins

Administrative Coordinator / Assistant to Chairman

Jami is the department Administrative Coordinator / Assistant to the Chairman.  She holds a B.S. with a double major in Social Psychology and Human Resources Management.

She came to the department in 2013 from a career in Human Resources and supports the Chair, Faculty, Residents, Staff and Alumni. 

Dru LewisDru Lewis

Clinic Manager

Drucilla is our Clinic Manager.  She is the person who interacts with all faculty, students, staff and patients to ensure everything runs smoothly.  Dru also handles the financial matters including fee payments, collections, etc. 

She is a Registered Dental Assistant and has served the department for 18 years.  In 2012, she was honored with the Dr. Tom Matthew’s Award.

Stan RichardsonStan Richardson

Sr. Lab Coordinator

Stan has been with the department since 1971.  He provides technical support and laboratory instruction to our residents and pre-doctoral students.  Stan is a two-time recipient of the Robert E. Gaylord Award for teacher of the year and in 1995 received the Tom Matthews award. 

He is an Anaplastologist with certificates in Maximo-Facial Prosthetics and Dental Technology.

Karen McCarterKaren McCarter

Patient Services Assistant I

Karen is our Patient Service Assistant and has been with the department since 2007. 

She works with patient scheduling and answers questions and concerns regarding appointments.

 

Aracely Soto

Aracely Soto

Patient Appointment Associate

Aracely has been with the Orthodontic Department since early 2013.  

She is a Patient Appointment Associate and is responsible for scheduling, handling incoming calls and reception at the front desk for our 2nd floor clinic.

Ann LopezAnn Lopez

Dental Assistant IV

Ann is a Registered Dental Assistant with over 25 years of experience with Orthodontics and has served the department since 1989. 

She provides invaluable skill and knowledge and helps our residents develop their clinical expertise. 

Samantha DominguezSamantha Dominguez

Dental Assistant IV

Samantha is a Registered Dental Assistant with 8 years of experience in our department. 

She maintains a quiet confidence at the chairside and provides excellent clinical care and support for our residents and faculty.

Lexus KingLexus King

Dental Assistant I

Lexus is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been with the department since 2013. 

She provides chairside support for our residents and helps ensure an excellent clinical experience for our patients.

Juan BautistaJuan Bautista

Dental Assistant I

Juan is a Registered Dental Assistant has been with the department since the summer of 2014. 

He provides chairside support for our residents and provides excellent clinical experience for our patients.

Last edited by: aupton 12/15/2014

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