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Meet The Team


Office Manager/Financial Administrator

DeAnn has been in orthodontics since 1992 and joined Dr. Nakamura's team in 1997 as his Office Manager. Before moving to California, DeAnn was a back office orthodontic chairside assistant and treatment coordinator. Having the knowledge of working in all facets of orthodontics, she helps with the management and day-to-day operation of the practice as well as the accounting and fiscal management. She thrives on the integrity of the practice and could never see herself doing anything else.


Scheduling Coordinator/Front Office Administrator

Netalia joined Dr. Nakamura's team in 2011 as the Scheduling Coordinator and Office Assistant. Originally from San Francisco Netalia has worked as a liscensed massage therapist and is excellent at customer service.  She prides herself with the integrity she brings to the office. She's eager and maintains a positive attidude that is contagious.


Orthodontic Back Office Assistant

Liz has been in orthodontics since 2002 and joined our practice in 2006 where she assists the doctor to achieve the best possible smile for her patients. Liz's favorite part of orthodontics is seeing the end results and seeing them smile!

Born in Ohio, Liz was raised in Orange County. She is one of 7 children in her close knit family. Liz is very involved with her church where she spends most of her spare time. She is active in the choir and loves coordinating her youth group activities.


Orthodontic Back Office Assistant

Gloria has been an orthodontic assistant since 2002. She joined Dr. Nakamura's team in 2004 She loves watching beautiful smiles emerge! She appreciates the honesty and integrity of the practice, mostly Dr. Nakamura's care about delivering the best possible treatment and service to his patients and parents.

A native from Puebla, Mexico, Gloria has been in Orange County since 1994. She loves nature walks and spending time with her family and friends.


Orthodontic Back Office Assistant

Maria joined Dr. Nakamura's practice in 2005. After an internship with our office, she was asked to join our team. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with Dr. Nakamura and is always eager to learn something new. She has a great time working with the talented team and friendly patients.

Maria is originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, she moved to Orange County in 1996 where she spends her free time taking care of her family. She enjoys watching movies and having fun with her nieces and nephews. In her spare time, she cooks and enjoys being outdoors.