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Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.



Practice / Financial Coordinator

Daphne has been working at Abari Orthodontics since May 2000. She has been working in the dental field for 25 years. She loves helping people improve their dental health and confidence, and creating new smiles for our patients.

Daphne has been happily married for more than 35 years and has two beautiful daughters and six grandchildren.



Treatment Coordinator / Professional Relations Coordinator

Edina is a registered dental assistant who has been working for our office since 1999. She has served in the dental field for more than 25 years. She enjoys making new smiles financially possible for our patients as a new patient/treatment coordinator.

Edina speaks Tagalog.



Oral Surgery Coordinator

Valerie has been with Abari Orthodontics and Oral Surgery since 1996, but has been working in the dental field for over 30 years. She is the head of our oral surgery department and manages our financial operations.

Outside of work, Valarie loves to spoil her 16 grandkids.



Financial Coordinator

Vanessa joined our team in 2011 and she manages the patient accounts for the practice. Her goals are to ensure that she is always available to answer any questions that you might have. It is her pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you.

Vanessa is a proud mother of three beautiful boys and loves to spend time with them outside of work.



New Patient Coordinator

Mari is a registered dental assistant who uses her very friendly personality and customer service skills in our office to help new patients. She has been in our office since 2007 but has worked in the dental field for 27 years.

Mari also loves spending time with her son Vincent.



Insurance Coordinator

Yaaja joined our team in 2013. She loves working in the dental field. She enjoys finding solutions for patients when they have insurance inquiries and loves to see patients happy about their smile.

Outside of work, Yaaja loves to spend time with her son.



Scheduling Coordinator

Zayra joined our team in 2013, but has been active in the dental field for 14 years. Zayra is also a registered dental assistant and helps our treatment coordinators take new patient records.

Outside of work, Zayra enjoys spending time with her two daughters.



Clinical Supervisor

Jesus is a registered dental assistant who has been involved in dentistry for over 20 years. He started at Abari Orthodontics in 2001. Jesus is the head of our back office and orthodontics is his favorite specialty in which to work.



Registered Dental Assistant

Tracy has been working in orthodontics for more than ten years, and has been part of our team since 2010. Tracy helps to translate for our patients that speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She enjoys working chairside to assist both doctors and loves seeing the patients’ end results.



Registered Dental Assistant

Isabel takes great pride in working with patients at chairside. She has been in the dental field for 13 years and joined our team in 2011.

Away from our office, Isabel enjoys to spend time with her family and read. Isabel also speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Abari is the best orthodontist ever. My son, Michael, has the most beautiful teeth ever! — Denise F.

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We mostly went to the San Dimas office but the staff is helpful at both locations. My son's teeth look great and we are looking forward to working again with them. Thank you Dr. Abari  —Maya H.

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Loved my experience at Abari and I am thankful for the new & amazing smile that they helped me achieve!!! — Hannah