Meet the Team

Tadej Orthodontics selects its team for their skills and their ability to relate to our patients and their families and each other. We take pride in the long term commitment from our team members; some of them have been with the practice from the very start! Despite their years of experience, the team at Tadej Orthodontics remains enthusiastic to learn new techniques and improve the way they serve you.

Clinical Team

Our clinical team members are all "Registered Dental Assistants" with the State of California. They spend several hours each year in training to keep up with the highest standards, and maintain their RDA licenses. In California it is the law for an orthodontic assistant to hold the RDA license, and wear a name tag that clearly states their name and license.  We are proud to annouce that they now hold "Orthodontic Assistant Permits" also.  Less that 250 assistants in the State of California hold this prestigious license, which is the highest level of Orthodontic Specialty Certification. They maintain their licenses with hours of continuing education each year.  This is one more thing that sets us apart - the very top level of care and results.

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Kim, RDA, OA - Clinical Assistant

Kim joined Dr. Tadej in 1997 after spending time in both general and orthodontic dentistry when she obtained her RDA license in 1989. Kim enjoys watching her boys play soccer and spending time with family and friends! The people I work with, the patients and the end result of treatment make me proud to be a Clinical Assistant, and to be a part of this amazing office! There is no better feeling than waking up and feeling good about going to work. I look forward to it!!

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Lisa, RDA, OA - Clinical Assistant

Lisa joined the Tadej Team in 2004. She obtained her RDA license in 1996 and worked in the pediatric dental field prior to joining our practice. That extensive experience with children in dentistry has been a great asset to our team; she is great with our kids from the beginning to the end of their orthodontic experience! Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, taking road trips and having a good laugh! I work with great employees, have wonderful patients that we are able to see ON TIME, and I enjoy working in a positive atmosphere!

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Vanessa, RDA, OA - Clinical Assistant

Vanessa joined the Tadej Team in 2005 with the desire to work for the very best. She also obtained her RDA license in 1996. Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, and going on beach trips. "It’s all about our patients! We have an opportunity to develop friendships with both our patients and parents, something you don’t see in most offices! Also, I have great co-workers I enjoy being with!"

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Suzanne, RDA - Clinical Assistant

Suzanne joined the Tadej Team in 2006. She brings over 20 years of orthodontic clinical assisting experience, having obtained her RDA license in 1981. Suzanne is proud to be a member of the Tadej Team. She enjoys spending time with her family both watching and playing sports and also loves to spend time by her pool! "After 20 years in the orthodontic field, I feel I have FINALLY found my home away from home!"

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Julie, RDA, OA - Clinical Assistant

Julie has been an RDA since 1997, working in both General Dentistry and Orthodontics, and joined our team in 2012. Her overall experience in dentistry makes her a real asset to the team. She enjoys spending time with her 5 kids and her husband. In her spare time she likes to read, dance, watch movies and travel. "I love being a part of a caring team and working at a fun and family oriented office!"

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Diana, D.A. - Sterilization Coordinator

Diana joined Team Tadej in 2016, with 3 years dental experience she has settled right in! She is a busy mom of two beautiful daughters, loves spending time with her family, shopping, and listening to music. "It’s so awesome here! I love working with everyone here, Tadej Orthodontics is awesome!"

Business Team

You will find our business office provides the highest level of customer service that you will experience in any medical or dental facility. That is because we also spend several hours each year attending educational seminars in dental office business management, learning new ways to provide a great experience for our orthodontic patients and families.

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Nancy - Treatment Coordinator

Nancy has been with Dr. Tadej since 1991! She obtained her RDA license in 1985, and started with our office as a Clinical Assistant.  In 2000 she became Treatment Coordinator, bringing much dedication, training and passion into serving our patients. In her hours away from the office, Nancy enjoys being with her family. “I love taking care of our patients, and giving them a big, beautiful, healthy smile! That’s what it’s all about - Giving them what they deserve…the very BEST!

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Debbie - Treatment Coordinator

Debbie obtained her RDA license in 1983 and has been with Dr. Tadej since 2005! When not in the office, Debbie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, shopping with her girls, and camping with her husband. With her 26 years of experience, Debbie describes working at Dr. Tadej’s office as A great enjoyment - Working with a wonderful team, having wonderful patients, and being a part of a successful and positive running office!

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Kari - Treatment Coordinator

Kari obtained her RDA license in 1994, just before joining the Tadej Team in 1995! Kari spent the first 11 years as a Clinical Assistant, and then took over our Clinical Records and X-Ray Department where she works closely with our new patients that are starting treatment. Kari enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, shopping, and watching St. Louis Rams football! I love my patients and the whole Tadej Family! Working in an environment with such integrity and professionalism, my co-workers give 110% everyday! It is fulfilling to know we are providing our patients with the BEST care and creating beautiful smiles!

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Monica - Financial Coordinator

Monica started her dental career by obtaining her RDA license in 1986 and joined the Tadej Team in 2000! She started in our office as a Clinical Assistant, then became Financial Coordinator. She completed extensive financial and insurance training to ensure all of our patients with above and beyond professional assistance with filing your insurance claims and managing your accounts! Monica enjoys playing numerous sports, spending time with her family, and reading Danielle Steele books. I came here for a change of pace, however, I’ve stayed for the quality of treatment and care we give our patients….we are the BEST!!!

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Emily - Patient Coordinator

Emily joined our team in 2009. Along with 17 years of providing excellent customer service, she also brings an upbeat enthusiastic energy to our office. She is proud to be part of the Tadej Team. Emily enjoys antique shopping, beach & mountain trips with her daughter and friends, and being with her sisters. I have finally found where I belong! Working with a fun, hardworking team, that gives our patients a 100% every day and every time! I couldn’t be happier.

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Monique - Patient Coordinator

Our newest team member, with over 15 years of experience in the dental field, including Orthodontics.  Her passion for excellent customer service makes her the perfect Patient Coordinator for Tadej Orthodontics.  She has 4 beautiful children which keep her busy with Softball, Football, and Basketball. She loves to make crafts, spend time with family, and catch a Dodger game with her husband in her spare time (which is rare!) “My team is awesome, and has welcomed me with open arms”

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Cindi - Practice Administrator

Tadej Orthodontics is our family business. I assist Dr. Tadej with all of the administrative duties involved in running a business. He is the expert at creating beautiful healthy smiles that last a lifetime. "I enjoy making our practice not just about teeth, while providing World Class Customer Service, where we can get to know each patient and their family...And have some fun along the way.  Seeing Lives Change as Smiles Change is exciting!"