Our Orthodontic Team in Los Angeles
Our patients keep telling us that it’s our team that makes the difference.
We pride ourselves on our caring, thoughtful, genuinely friendly team. We take the time to get to know all our patients and to make sure they always feel welcome, secure and relaxed. Everyone on our team takes continuing education courses in order to continue to improve their skills to better serve our trusting and loyal patients.
Our team has many years of experience in providing orthodontic care, and it’s our experience that helps make your experience pleasant and comfortable.
Lupe, RDA – Supervisor and Trainer
I received my Dental Assistant training (DA) at Southland College in 1972. I earned my X-ray license in 1999 and my Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certification in 2003. I have truly enjoyed working in Dentistry for over 40 years. I worked for Dr. Jack Alpan as a chair side dental assistant for 15 years until his retirement in 1997. During those years I learned every position in the office and I was very committed to helping Dr. Jack Alpan with his patients. I learned how to take X-rays, control inventory, manage sterilization, process insurance billing, and receptionist duties etc… I started working with Dr. David Alpan in 1999 at Aesthetic Orthodontics now called Alpan Orthodontics as an orthodontic assistant. When I began working for Dr. David I also learned every position in his orthodontic office and I am now the Supervisor for the front and back. I help in all aspects of the office including training new team members. My greatest satisfaction comes from helping patients achieve their goals. When I am not working I spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy watching my grandkids play baseball.
Raymond – Operations Director / Information Technology Director
I started to work for Alpan Orthodontics in 2003 as the IT Administrator. I maintain all the computer software and hardware in our Los Angeles and Beverly Hills offices. In 2000 I became A+ certified, which ensures that I have the knowledge and skills necessary to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure our network and office equipment. In 2001 I also became Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) which validates my IT technical expertise through rigorous industry-proven and recognized exams. I also help train our team how to effectively operate our office equipment and practice management software. I also manage content for our practice’s website, blog, social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and our Google Ad Words. I am super proud to be a parent as my son was born in 2014. When I’m not working I like to ride my Harley, travel and spends time with my family and friends.
Amnery – Treatment Coordinator
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Claudia – Billing & Collections Coordinator
I was welcomed to the Alpan Orthodontics team in Dec 1999. I was the second employee invited to join the team and I started out putting charts away, and now I am the front desk Supervisor. I am also fortunate enough to say I was a patient of Dr. Alpans. I was told by other orthodontist that I would need Jaw Surgery but Dr. Alpan was able to improve my bite and smile with no surgery. I loved my result so much, my daughter is now in treatment. There is nothing more thrilling then watching our patient’s progress. One of my top priorities is to make sure all our patients and their families leave with a smile. I truly enjoy talking and spending time with our patients. I believe at AO we have an incredible team and Dr. all working together to create awesome smiles. I am focused on making sure their experience at Alpan Orthodontics is the best it can be. I have been happily married since 2003 and have 2 children one boy and one girl. In my spare time I love spending time with my family.
As one of the more recent members at Alpan Orthodontics I want to thank you for entrusting me with your care. I am proud to be a part of creating beautiful smiles for our patients. There is nothing more rewarding then seeing our patients transform themselves, it’s like watching extreme make over every day. Watching our patients self esteem improve while in the process, is why I chose to work in the Orthodontic field. We are a big family here at AO and our team is led by Dr. Alpan, who I believe has a deep compassion for his patience and team. He is very dedicated to making his patients happy and is very detailed in his workmanship. I am so impressed with his results he inspires all of us. There is a reason Dr. Alpan has such a great reputation and it is because he cares. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and in my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, sewing and shopping (what girl doesn’t?)..
Wendy – Accounting
I love being part of the team at AO since I started in 2003. My primary role is in the accounting department where I process all the accounts payable and receivables. I also support our team as a Records Technician, since I was certified as a X-ray technician in 2004. I also perform 3D digital intraoral scans with I-tero and Lythos to replace the messy & uncomfortable impressions (everyone’s least favorite part). I love working with all our patients and watching them achieve incredible results. Dr. Alpan is a real perfectionist and is focused on creating the best smile possible. Watching our patients transform from the start to their finish is the reason I continue to work in orthodontics. Our office is set up with all the latest technology which makes working here even more exciting and fun.
I’ve been happily married since 2002. I love to exercise, read, watch movies and spend time with my family and friends.
Araceli – Chairside Assistant
Maria – Records Assistant
I started working at Alpan Orthodontics in 2016 as a Records Technician. I mainly work with our 3D digital Scanners Itero and Lythos. I am in charge of scanning all the patients for initial, final and working images/models. One of my projects is to convert all the plaster models from the 1000’s of patients that Dr. Alpan has treated, into digital models. I am proud to be a part of the team at AO and working with the latest technology in the industry is very exciting and rewarding. When I am not working at the office I enjoy spending my time with my family and reading books.