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.

Michelle F.
Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Michelle, but I’m known as "Figgy" around the office. I was born and raised in Northern California and I have six brothers.

I became an RDA in 2010 and have been working in the orthodontic field for five exciting years. It’s very rewarding to see the progress of our patients and I love watching their smiles transform. I enjoy each of the different communities I get to be a part of at our three locations as I assist in our marketing efforts in the schools and community.

When I'm away from work you can find me in the great outdoors with my fiancé Greg! We love nature and enjoy spending our time hiking, swimming, and playing outdoor sports.

Baigalmaa
Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Baigalmaa and I'm a proud member of the Sunrise Orthodontics team! I recently graduated from Sacramento City College with my A.S. in Dental Assisting degree and I have become an RDA and CDA. I got the opportunity to join this amazing team by studying here as a dental assisting student extern. Dr. Sanders and the entire staff have been a joy to learn from.

One of the most rewarding parts of being an orthodontic assistant is the happiness and appreciation our patients give us for what we do. We enjoy making people more confident in themselves and helping them achieve better bite function and a beautiful smile.

Away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have a son and a daughter who make our lives brighter and joyful. We love traveling and learning new cultures!

Zaira
Treatment Coordinator / Spanish Interpreter

As treatment coordinator, my primary focus is coordinating our patients’ treatment. I educate patients about their specific treatment plans, help coordinate insurance benefits, and assist patients in making financial arrangements that fit within their family’s budget. My favorite part of my job is patient interaction! Our patient family is so diverse; it is so fun getting to know families and patients while they are in the office. I enjoy having the tools to help them and make their orthodontic experience as pleasant as possible. As I am fluent in Spanish, I enjoy being able to help our patients and parents who speak Spanish feel at ease and comfortable when starting and going through treatment. It is so exciting to see how patients progress and to see their great smiles at the end of treatment.

I am a recent graduate of California State University Sacramento where I received my bachelor’s degree in child development with an emphasis on early childhood education. I enjoy cooking, (attempts at) baking, and being outdoors. Day hikes and trips are my favorite thing to do on any weekend. Although I am not a sports enthusiast, I am a sports fan and love going to soccer, baseball, and football games. I am very involved locally in my church where I have the opportunity to participate in service and volunteer work in the Sacramento area.

Erica
Office Manager

I was given the opportunity to join Dr. Sanders’s team in 2012. I started out as a scheduling coordinator, transitioned into the role of insurance coordinator, and from there to office manager, so I do a little bit of everything! I oversee the day-to-day organization of the practice with a goal to keep our daily operations running smoothly as possible at all times. I am committed to making everyone’s experience in our office positive and enjoyable. Our patients are like family and it's so fun to watch them grow and change throughout their treatment.

It is truly a privilege to work with talented professionals who like to make a difference in our patients’ lives as much as I do. Dr. Sanders is truly a compassionate individual and values me for the contributions I make to our team, which makes all the difference to me. He is the kindest doctor I’ve ever met and he has a really big heart. He exceeds expectations as a boss, a doctor (I was a patient myself), and overall as a really great individual.

Outside of the office you can find me traveling abroad; South Africa has become my second home and is where I met my husband. I am also very passionate about portrait photography and often enjoy doing freelance work.

Carrie
Treatment Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I love getting to know the wonderful people in our community. Along with my team members, I’m driven to give our patients the best orthodontics experience and make sure they’re always laughing during their visits. Seeing their warm and happy smiles, and how confident they become, is the best feeling. I’ve been part of the office since 2016 and love everything about it.

I have two beautiful daughters and a WONDERFUL husband of 16 years who keep my life very busy and exciting. Outside work, I love to spend time with friends and family, I run half marathons and weekends are filled with watching our oldest daughter play on her competitive soccer team!

Linsey
Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field for 16 years and have been an RDA for the past 14. I previously worked in pediatrics for ten years and fell in love with orthodontics five years ago. I love watching smiles change and confidence grow in each of our patients. The best part of this job is the relationships we build with the families in our practice.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and most importantly, my dogs! I love being outdoors and enjoy camping, fishing and hiking. I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!

Michele
Insurance Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I have been in the orthodontic field for 16 years and I really enjoy what I do! I joined Dr. Sanders's team in early 2016 when I relocated from the Bay Area and I have enjoyed working in multiple positions in the office. Some days you will find me assisting the doctor chairside, but I also help people with their insurance and financial questions. What I most enjoy is seeing our patients' smiles transform.

I have a daughter who is now a freshman in high school. My family and I also foster dogs through a dog rescue organization. We all enjoy cooling off in the river and going for walks at the park.

Rayann

My name is Rayann, but you can call me Ray! I’ve been an orthodontic assistant for four years now. I grew up in Shingle Springs and graduated from Ponderosa High school, go Bruins! The best part about being in the orthodontic field is coaching patients on maintaining good hygiene while going through treatment. It is so rewarding to see their healthy beautiful smiles when they get their braces off.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy running and Zumba. Frogs are my favorite animal, and am constantly adding frog-items, like my frog onesie, to my collection. You can also find me at the local trivia spots or eating cookies at home.

Athena
Clinical Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I love orthodontics! I've been in the field since 2000. I started my orthodontic journey by working for Invisalign®, where I did treatment planning and staged teeth movements with computer simulations. From there, I made my move into a private practice and began seeing first-hand how the progress of a beautiful smile can really make a difference in one’s self-esteem. I feel like a smile is a universal language that everyone can understand and I love helping to create them!

I love learning new things, meeting new people, and hanging out with my big family and close circle of friends. I’m a huge fan of live sporting events, New Kids on the Block, and pretty much all shows on the Bravo network!

Chelsea
Financial Coordinator

As the financial coordinator, I assist our patients with setting up and processing payment options, reviewing and signing new contracts, and completing end-of-day reports. When I’m not playing with numbers, I enjoy catching up with our patients and seeing their smiles progress!

Outside of work, my favorite place to be is around the dinner table spending time with friends and family or serving the youth in my church! I love traveling, arts and crafts time, being in the water, and all things SacTown!

Michelle
Registered Dental Assistant / Lab Technician

I am the other Michelle in the office who's known for her rapid walk and goofy song impersonations. I have been an orthodontic assistant for the last 24 years and have called Washington and Louisiana home as well. My focus is doing the lab work for the office, which includes same-day deliveries for retainers. I love coming to work because I get to spread my infectious positive energy and jam out to upbeat music throughout my day.

Fun pastimes for me occur when I'm involved in any outdoor activity ranging from four-wheeling to kayaking. My 13-year-old son keeps me young and competitive when we play X-box. Having a son also allows me to connect easily with my patients. My longest project has been renovating my house. I have two dogs and recently rescued a pet squirrel I named Steve. In ten years from now, you can still find me riding my Harley and having glow stick pool parties with my husband.

I'm mostly grateful for my family and to be able to work a fulfilling job with a great team of co-workers. I look forward to creating new memories like dressing up as characters from the movie “Trolls” and finding out what next year's Halloween costume theme will be.

Veronica
Registered Dental Assistant / Spanish Interpreter

My family moved from Guadalajara, Mexico to California in 2016. Originally, I was born in San Francisco but moved to Guadalajara to complete my education and formal training as a foreign dentist. Since calling California home, I am blessed to have found a job where the work atmosphere is awesome. There are a lot of patients here who provide me the opportunity to practice orthodontics, which I love. These are a few of the things that make me smile and I hope to share with my patients.

The two most important people in my life are my baby daughter and my husband. On weekends, I look forward to long walks with my daughter and soaking in the moments I see her laugh and grow. Some of my favorite things include Chinese food, R & B music, and watching the show “Friends.”

Una sonrisa es única. Sonríe siempre.

Jazmine
Scheduling Coordinator / Spanish Interpreter

I am here to help make patients' experiences with us as smooth as possible. I schedule appointments for new and existing patients, answer phone calls, and help patients with any treatment questions they may have. My favorite part about working at Sunrise Orthodontics is all the new people I have met and will continue to meet! I love the diversity of people that come through our office and I enjoy catching up with patients as I schedule their next visit. I am very happy that I was given the opportunity to be a part of this team. Dr. Sanders and the rest of the staff are awesome! Everyone here genuinely cares about our patients and giving them the best smile possible!

When I am not working, I like to spend my time with my fur baby Riri, a Pit Bull/Boxer mix! I also enjoy working out, going to concerts, and just hanging out with friends.

Gina
Treatment Coordinator / Financial Team Assistant

Hi! I’m Gina! I have worked in a variety of positions throughout the dental field for more than 20 years and Orthodontics is by far my favorite!! I enjoy meeting and interacting with all of our patients and watching as their smiles transform throughout their treatment.

My goal is to make sure you are comfortable with the Orthodontic process from start to finish. I will explain your treatment plan, insurance and review financial arrangements. I'm grateful to work with a fantastic team that changes people's lives and restores their confidence.

When I'm not at the office, you can find me with my husband Dan, our rambunctious 3 1/2 yr. old son Grayson and our puggle Harry exploring our new city in Folsom (We are Bay Area transplants ;) We love going to Lake Tahoe and enjoy being outdoors surrounded by all the beautiful scenery. See you at your next appointment!

Stehanie
Scheduling Coordinator / Vietnamese Interpreter

I am one of the newest scheduling coordinators in the front office. It is with the greatest pleasure to be able to work with such an amazing team. Some of the tasks my job entails are answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and interpreting for Vietnamese patients if needed.

What I love most about my job is being able to interact with patients and getting to know them. Whether I'm busy scheduling or answering phone calls, I will always make sure our patients feel comfortable and welcome when they walk into our office. Additionally, it brings me joy to be able to celebrate with a patient when they successfully complete their orthodontic treatment.

During my spare time, I enjoy going on fun adventurous hikes with my friends. Some of the places we have visited in the past include Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, and Crater of the Moon. When I am not hiking, I'm usually binge-watching Netflix shows at home. Some of my favorite series are 90210, Vampire Diaries, and Stranger Things. At the end of the day, I love being able to spend some quality time with my family.

Issa
Scheduling Coordinator / Spanish Interpreter

Hola! I’m Issa! I'm part of the front office team and one of our scheduling coordinators and Spanish interpreters. I feel very blessed to work here. Having the opportunity to work for Dr. Sanders is incredible because I'm getting to know so many people and I’m able to witness changes through their treatment, which is something really unique. I enjoy celebrating with each of them when they have their braces removed; those smiles are priceless!!!

I joined this team recently and everybody is so great. Dr. Sanders and all the staff are amazing people; they make me feel part of this family; it really is a happy place :)

When I'm not at work, I am with my husband and my son. We moved recently from El Salvador so we are still getting used to everything!!! We love to spend our time meeting new people, trying new foods, and exploring new places. We are super coffee lovers so finding good coffee shops is a must on our weekends.

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Baigalmaa
Zaira
Zaira
Zaira
Erica
Erica
Erica
Carrie
Carrie
Carrie
Linsey
Linsey
Linsey
Michele
Michele M.
Michele M.
Julie
Rayann
Rayann
Athena
Athena
Athena
Chelsea
Chelsea
Chelsea
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle S.
Veronica
Veronica
Veronica
Jazmine
Jazmine
Jazmine
Gina
Gina
Gina
Gina
Stephanie
Stephanie
Stephanie
Issa
Issa
Issa
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