We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

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Mariel

Insurance Coordinator

I am Dr. Berger's insurance coordinator and a receptionist. I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I have about ten years of experience working as an insurance coordinator. I love working for Dr. Berger because he is kind and truly cares about his patients. I have worked with many different orthodontists and to me, he is one of a kind.

I am married to an electrician with two children boy and girl and we have two crazy Frenchies. I was born and raised in the Harbor Area and exploring California is what I love to do the most. I love watching football, reading, running, and taking my dogs out for long walks. I believe everything happens for a reason.


Susana

Appointment Coordinator

I handle all office duties and coordinate our patients’ appointments. Dr. Berger is such a nice person and an even better boss, and I feel lucky to have worked with him since 1999. The thing I like best about orthodontics is meeting people. I like that my job has a lot of variety, which keeps me busy and is very rewarding.

I am a native of California and have lived in South Bay since 1998. When I'm not working I like to read and watch movies.


Gita

Receptionist

I am Dr. Berger’s receptionist. I am originally from Russia and have lived in the South Bay since 1985. My experience includes working in the orthodontic field, as well as general dentistry.

When I’m not in the office, I love to read, cook, and take care of my dog.


Bobbie

Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant

I love the art of orthodontics and have worked in the field since 1976. I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Berger’s team in 1994. What I like about Dr. Berger is that he's a great person to work with and takes care of his patients like they were his family. Our patients go through such amazing transformations, and I love watching as their lives change when they have a beautiful smile.

I am a California native and have always lived in the South Bay area. I have one daughter. In my spare time, I like to sing, travel, and golf.


Christy

Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant

My duties include dental assisting and helping out at the front desk. I have worked in the orthodontics field since 1986 and joined Dr. Berger in 2001. I love seeing our patients’ beautiful end results, and the increased confidence they get from having new, straight smiles. I also enjoy getting to know our patients and their families on a personal level in order to make their experiences with us truly unique.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy being with family and friends and traveling.


Lila

Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant

My duties include dental assisting, lab work, and light front office work. I like to make people happy with beautiful new smiles, and I’ve been helping Dr. Berger do just that since 1994. What I like about working for Dr. Berger is that he is a perfectionist and cares a lot for people. He also keeps up with new research and technology and uses all of the most up-to-date appliances to straighten teeth. I like my job because I can socialize and create a bond with patients, especially since the ages I work with are so varied.

I am a native of Afghanistan and have lived in South Bay since 1986. I can speak both English and Farsi. In my spare time, I like to write short stories and read.


Debra

Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant

I am an Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant, and love working for Dr. Berger's office! I was both in the in the Philippines moved to California and married in 2002.

I can speak both English and speaks Tag Olin. I passed my RDA in 2005. Working in orthodontics is a joy and I love helping patients create a better smile. 


David

Orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve been an Orthodontic Assistant since 2011 and I also speak Spanish. I enjoy working at Dr. Berger’s office because everyone is friendly and passionate about orthodontics. My duty at the office is to provide chairside assistance to Dr. Berger and ensure that patients are well-informed about orthodontic procedures and braces aftercare. Retainers are for life and so is your SMILE.

A little about me: I was born and raised in Los Angeles. Some of my favorite sports are soccer and football -- I am proud to be a Los Angeles Galaxy and San Francisco 49ers fan! I just adopted my first dog. Her name is Chica, and I’m looking forward to going hiking with her soon. I love Mexican & Italian food. Traveling with my wife is my new hobby.

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