MEET THE TING TEAM
Our qualified caring staff takes pride in rendering professional care in a warm environment. We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff speaks English, Spanish, Tagalog and Chinese to maximize our communication with every patient and to ensure our understanding of each patient’s needs and concerns. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!
Shelley is our Office Manager at Ting Orthodontics. You will find her roaming about the office: interacting with our cherished patients and outstanding team throughout the day. Shelley has a passion for people, relationships and smiles and started in the Dental industry when she was just 19 years old. She has experience in general dentistry, orthodontics, patient care, team management, business ownership, marketing and community outreach. In addition to seeing our patient’s smiles transform, Shelley loves connecting with our families personally. She said that being surrounded by all of you and your children make Ting Orthodontics her home away from home. Shelley was born and raised right here in beautiful Orange County and wears many hats in her busy life outside of Ting Orthodontics. She is a blessed mom of three children, 3 fur-babies, wife to her high school sweetheart, passionate member of her church and enjoys giving back through various local charities with her daughter and Saddleback Valley’s Assistance League.
Dena is the smiling face you see as soon as you walk into our office. She is our patient concierge extraordinaire! Dena has been working in the health care industry for over 20 years and relocated to sunny So Cal in 2015 from Scottsdale Arizona. We are thrilled to have Dena as part of our stellar team and she brings lots of experience with her. She loves getting to know our patient families and they love her for many reasons…one of those reasons is her fabulous baking skills! Yup! Dena bakes fresh chocolate chip cookies for you every single morning!! She hasn’t burnt a batch yet! When Dena’s not doting over our patients, she is spending time with her husband, 2 Yorkies & her daughter. She loves bowling, bike riding along the beach, baking and Disneyland!!
Dane is one of our wonderful Registered Dental Assistants. He has been working with our office on and off since he was just 16 years old! It’s been wonderful watching his passion for orthodontics and patient care grow over the years. Our patients love Dane and many say he’s their favorite because he is so gentle and calming. I guess you could call him a “gentle giant” since he is 6’4″ tall. Dane is also a full-time student pursing Biology. His goals are to continue his education in the Dental Field to pursue a future career as a Dental Hygienist or maybe a Dentist! Dane is a HUGE premier League Soccer fan, so if there is a game on and he’s not at work, you can be he is watching it! His favorite team is Arsenal. If Dane has any spare time left in his buys schedule, he enjoys relaxing in Lake Havasu with family, and spending time at the beach with friends.
Cristal is our Lead Registered Dental Assistant. Our patients love her for her gentleness and kind nature. Cristal has experience in many dental specialties with her clinical education at USC School of Dentistry! She maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her education and received two scholarships for her stellar academics. She is one smart cookie! Cristal has goals to not only continue her education in Dental Hygiene but to also complete her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Cristal is married to her high school sweetheart Kevin (who also is a Dental Assistant in a local Oral Surgery office). Together, they have a beautiful daughter who also wants to work in the dental field when she grows up! The passion for dentistry runs strong in this family! In Cristal’s free time, she loves hiking with family, exploring the outdoors, live-sculpting and cheering on her favorite team – The Vancouver Canucks.
Lucy is one of our fabulous Dental Assistants. She is really outgoing, loves meeting new people and is always smiling! Our patients really love Lucy, especially our Spanish speaking families; she is loving all that Orthodontics has to offer. She loves seeing the patients’ smiles transform along with her self-confidence. It is so rewarding! When Lucy isn’t helping our awesome families, you will find her enjoying the outdoors, trying new food, working out, spending time with her family or cheering of her favorite NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers. Let’s go Sourdough Sam!
Barbara is one of our amazing, caring (and dancin’ lovin’) Registered Dental Assistants and has been proudly working in dentistry since 1997. Barbara has experience in general dentistry, oral surgery, pediatrics and of course, Orthodontics. Barbara loves to immerse herself in education so that she can be the best she can be for her patients. These accolades have lead her into additional certifications, being a dental instructor at various technical colleges as well as being employed by UCI’s health department. In Barbara’s spare time, you will find her reading or spending time with her husband, two handsome sons and her sweet dog Max. She also loves volunteering within the local community; especially in the area of youth sports.