Our Team Members

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! 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. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Sondra

Hi! My name is Sondra and I have been an RDA in the orthodontic field for 30 years. My favorite part about working in orthodontics is getting to know the patients and watching their smiles change. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends along with my husband and our two daughters.

 

Erin

We all want to belong somewhere and here is where I belong, somewhat like a home away from home. I am a long time member of the Tan Orthodontic Team. My position here is Financial Coordinator. My favorite part of working in the orthodontic field is seeing the smiles that we've helped to create over many generations.

Restoring our home and living in the Capay Valley has proven to be much work, but I am totally in my element being in the country.  At the end of the day, my husband Bart and I find it most relaxing to sit and enjoy our view of the beautiful Capay Valley hills.

 

Liz

Hello everyone! My name is Elisabeth Guerrero. My goal was to find a job in Woodland, where I grew up. Luckily, I found Dr. Tan's office and was offered an internship, and now I work here as an Registered Dental Assistant. Since I am bilingual, I also contribute to the office by assisting our Spanish-speaking clients. I love to get involved and help patients throughout their treatment. Being part of Dr. Tan's team makes me feel very fortunate to be part of this family.

 

 


Desirae

I have worked for Dr. Tan for two years as his lab and records technician. My favorite part about this job is the people I work with, as they are always upbeat! Also, I truly enjoy watching patients transform from shy non-smiling people, to people with beautiful confident smiles. I live in West Sacramento, and when I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and our poodle, biking around Midtown and Discovery Park.

 

Inez

Hello! My name is Inez Stephens. I have worked as a dental assistant for three years in general dentistry, so coming into an orthodontic office has been a great new experience. Thankfully the staff at Tan Orthodontics all greeted me with open arms – we are just one big family, and I’m so happy to be part of it. Outside of the office I enjoy the outdoors - hunting, fishing, hiking - if it’s outside I am all about it. I enjoy these activities with my friends, family, and my crazy husky Mya.

 

Susan

I’m so excited to be a part of Tan Orthodontics as the Marketing Coordinator. The first time I walked into the office, I could immediately tell the staff cared about each other and the patients. Dr. Tan and team are second to none – and they keep the office full of fun and laughter. I grew up in the Bay Area, received my business degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University, and worked in Silicon Valley before moving to Natomas and starting a family. I have three children, who keep me very busy! When we’re not on the soccer or baseball field, we love to travel and spend time outdoors.

 

LeAnn

I’ve worked as a registered dental assistant in orthodontics for over 20 years – and I’m so happy to be back at Tan Orthodontics. The fun office atmosphere isn’t like coming to work; it is like going to a party! I grew up in Woodland, joined the Navy after high school and served for almost 5 years before becoming an RDA. I love to spend time with my family and friends, and I especially enjoy the company of my fur-babies Ed and Copper.

 

Alex

I’ve come full circle at Tan Orthodontics – I used to be a patient and now I’m the Treatment Coordinator! I was born and raised in Woodland, so working here is a treat since I see so many familiar faces come through the office. I started my career in general dentistry, but I’m excited to now be working in orthodontics, especially since I always say my smile is my favorite accessory! Now I get to help others improve their smile every day. I love spending time with my young daughter, and I also enjoying knitting and playing golf.

 

Suzanna

Hi, my name is Azucena Plaza. I go by Suzanna and I am one of the newest members of Dr. Tan’s team. I have been in the dental field for 10 years. My favorite part of my job is interacting with the patients and getting to know them. When I am not at work, I am a very busy mom who loves spending time outdoors. I have three beautiful girls who keep me on my toes. I am beyond happy to be a part of this amazing team!