Meet Our Team

 

Dr. Colin Mihalik along with his experienced team recognize that each patient is unique with their own individual and specfic orthodontic needs. As a team, we are committed to providing our patients with orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs while creating a memorable experience in our office. We welcome you and your family to our orthodontic practice and look forward to our opportunity to serve you. 

 

Treatment Coordinators

Valerie Chiles

New Patient Coordinator

Valerie Chiles received a degree in dental hygiene from Baylor Dental College and worked as a hygienist for 12 years prior to working in an orthodontist office in 1984. As a new patient coordinator, her dental knowledge and experience provides new patients with clear understanding of orthodontic treatment options.  She has continued on with CC Braces after her 34 years of experience in Ingraham Orthodontics. 

“As a new patient coordinator, I care about helping new patients feel comfortable and confident about their decision to pursue orthodontic treatment.”

 

Jennifer Saski

Treatment Coordinator

Jennifer Saski is a native of Rockport and has been a treatment coordinator since 2011.  Jennifer is a Registered Dental Assistant with 25 years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics. She states the most rewarding aspect of her job is meeting new people every day and helping them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.

“I love explaining my experience as an orthodontic patient firsthand to our orthodontic patients. Helping people make positive changes in their smile and improve self-esteem is rewarding as a treatment coordinator.”


Front Office

Nori Colton

Appointment Coordinator and Clinical Assistant

Nori Colton is our Appointment Coordinator, and worked in an orthodontic office since 2008. Nori is a Registered Dental Assistant with over 30 years experience in dentistry. She takes exceptional pride in helping to create a welcoming atmosphere as you enter our practice. Her knowledge, experience and understanding of orthodontics is crucial in accurately scheduling patients appointments. 

“I enjoy meeting new patients and seeing their “Joy” when they see their beautiful smile.”

 

Janet Crosson

Financial Coordinator 

Janet began her career in orthodontics in 1997. She has held the following positions; dental assistant, scheduling coordinator, insurance coordinator, business manager, and treatment coordinator. She has also worked for a nationally known accounting firm assisting orthodontic offices across the country

. This has given her great insight to helping patients especially with insurance or financial concerns. Janet’s warm, friendly, personality makes our patients feel right at home.

“I love working in orthodontics, I enjoy the energy and fun we have in giving our wonderful patients 5-star service with a SMILE!"

 

Yvette Otto

Radiologic Technologist - Registered Dental Assistant

Yvette Otto is a radiologic technologist and a Registered Dental Assistant. She began her career in orthodontics in 1995. Yvette greets our new patients on their first visit with a smile and puts them at ease while taking photos and X-rays for diagnosis and treatment planning. Her personal goal is for all of our patients to have a great first experience in our office – from start to finish!

“My personal goal for every patient is to receive excellent, quality care and personal attention at each visit, resulting in an excellent orthodontic experience.”

 

Casey Mihalik

Marketing Manager

Casey updates our website and social media sites with the most recent information.  She enjoys sharing and posting patient pictures, reviews, and experiences online.  She manages patient contests and rewards.  Her goal is to create a friendly, caring environment where excellence in orthodontics is our team goal, through social media and PR. 

“As Dad’s number one fan, I enjoy maintaining our online presence and making sure that our patients know we care to hear their voice!" 

 

Kim Mihalik

Office Manager

Kim is the behind the scenes expert that makes our office run.  She helps in all areas of the office but her main function is the human resources individual and also the go to person for all supplies, IT issues and general maintenance of our office.  She has been married to Dr. Mihalik since 1990 when they met as Officers in 1986 in the US Military.

"Helping in whatever way I can to support our staff and patients have the most postive and upbeat experiences is my daily goal" 

 


Clinical Team

 

Deandra Lopez

Registered Dental Assistant

Deandra became an RDA in 2011.  She worked in general dentistry for 3 years before becoming an Orthodontic assistant.  Deandra's previous experience working chair-side with Dr. Mihalik made it an easy transition for her at CC Braces.

“I love interacting and meeting new people, and a HUGE thanks to the ortho field for allowing me to do so, while helping patients become more confident with their smiles."

Crystal Suarez

Registered Dental Assistant

Crystal became an RDA in 2010.  She worked in numerous orthodontic offices in McAllen and Killeen, Texas and DuPont, Washington.  She attended Texas A&M, Kingsville, and is a native of Kingsville.

“I love to see all the smiling faces!  Knowing that I've had a part in helping someone have a beautiful smile, warms my heart to the fullest!"

 

Meg Pealer

Registered Dental Assistant

Megan joined our team in 2018 after working in the Orthodontics field since 2013. She recieved her training at the South Texas Vo-Tech and Del Mar College.  She has worked previously with Dr. Mihalik and is glad to be working with him at CC Braces. 

“Being a part of changing someone's life is very rewarding for me.  If I go home feeling like I have helped someone smile a little more, I have done my job and accomplished something so personally fulfilling"

 

Janet Franco

Registered Dental Assistant

Janet graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio as a Dental Lab Technician in 2006.  Then in 2010, she became a Registered Dental Assistant. Janet is an asset to CC Braces with her dual skill set, which allows quick turn around time on appliances and retainers. 

“I enjoy meeting patients of all ages and guiding them through their treatment and seeing their excitement as their beautiful smiles are transformed!"

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