Meet the Team

Maria Cristina

Front Desk / Reception

I’ll be the friendly voice you’ll hear on the phone when you call our office, and I’m the smiling face that will greet you when you step through our doors. It’s my job to make sure you’re made to feel welcome and comfortable while here, so please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you. In addition to be being the receptionist, I’ll schedule your appointments, verify your insurance benefits, and accept your payments. I will also assist you in figuring-out the financial aspects of your orthodontic care, first by reviewing the proposed treatment plan and then finding payment arrangements that will work with your budget.

My husband Orlando and I have three beautiful daughters. Spending time with my family is always my preference when I’m not here at the office. I’m also love crafts projects and love working in our backyard.



Orthodontics Assistant

I believe in treating each and every person we care for with the kindness and compassion I’d offer a member of my own family. It’s important that a patient have a good experience at every visit and our team is committed to ensuring that happens. Please let the team know if there’s ever anything we can help you with. As an orthodontics assistant, I handle many clinical duties, including working chairside with Dr. Salas as she cares for patients, ensuring she has everything she needs and providing support for the patient. I also work in our on-site lab.

Away from work, I love hanging out with my daughter, Isabella. She’s the light of my life. I also enjoy being outside, exploring all that the area has to offer. At home, you’ll often find me working on my aquarium or playing the piano.


Mireya Gallegos

Ortho Assistant

I’m the person who will help you understand the orthodontic treatment process and answer your questions about braces and treatment, explaining the different steps and what happens at each of them. I am always available to answer your questions and those from parents, too. We believe that an educated patient has a better treatment experience and becomes a better advocate for their future oral healthcare, so we’re always sharing knowledge. In addition to introducing you to orthodontics, I also change wires and take X-rays, photos, and impressions, and I provide clinical and chairside assistance, too.

I share my life with my beautiful daughter, Arianna. Being with her is the highlight of my day, and we always try to find time to be outside together. I’m very active and love outdoors activities. I also work-out at least three times a week.