Meet our staff
Meet the team who will be on hand to help you throughout your orthodontic treatment journey. They'll also be there at the end to share in the excitement when you see your newly straightened teeth for the first time!
Clinical Supervisor, R.D.A. and Treatment Coordinator
I have been working for Cater Galante Orthodontics since 2000 as the Clinical Manager of the Grass Valley location. I have been an RDA now for over 20 + years. I love getting to know all the patients and seeing their amazing new smiles and how it changes their lives forever.
My hobbies are reading, golf and watching my two sons play sports. My husband and I sponsor a yearly golf tournament called the Dal Bon Memorial for Pancreatic Cancer Research. To date we have raised over $35,000 for the Hirshberg Foundation. My husband is a teacher at Nevada Union High School and besides my wonderful husband and two active boys, we have a yellow lab named “Crash.”
I have been the lab technician for Drs. Cater and Galante since 1999. I love my job and I love working with my hands, creating appliances for patients in all the offices. I work very closely with the doctors to be sure things are just perfect for our patients and to help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family! I also enjoy reading, knitting and felting.
Dental Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
I have been working in the dental field for over 25 years and at Cater and Galante Orthodontics for the past 14. I am certified as a Dental Assistant and I love working in orthodontics and seeing all the beautiful smiles that come through our practice.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband Mike and two amazing kids, Kyler who is attending his second year at William Jessup University, and daughter Kalli who is a senior at Nevada Union High School. We enjoy traveling, camping and all outdoor sports.
I am the Financial Coordinator here at Cater Galante Orthodontics. I have over 30 years of experience in dental office management and I love to tackle any financial and insurance obstacles. I love working with this dental team and the patients are what makes me look forward to a new day at the office.
When I’m not at the office or teaching CPR certification classes, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my three kids and my grand-kids. I enjoy taking daily walks with my husband and dog, Cooper, or spending the weekends with my family.
Front Scheduling Coordinator
I am the Front Scheduling Coordinator. After taking seven years off to focus on raising my son, I am excited to be working at Cater Galante Orthodontics again. I attended Sierra College. I had a long-time family friend working at an orthodontic office that needed a scheduling coordinator. I immediately jumped at the opportunity to get trained, and found that I loved this line of work.
I have been working in this field for almost 19 years now. I worked in general dentistry for five years before returning to orthodontics. I love seeing the transformation in patients. I love seeing the kids who come in self-conscious about their teeth leave later with gorgeous smiles and a ton of self confidence.
I have been married to my husband for 12 years, and we have a 7-year old son. As a family we love going to the ocean, camping, and visiting Disneyland. I also love to practice yoga in my free time!
I just finished dental assisting school in May 2015. I have worked in both a general and orthodontic office, but orthodontics is my favorite. When I am not working I like spending time with my family. Camping, fishing and hiking are some of my hobbies, I love being outdoors. I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!
Hi, my name is Mari. I am the marketing manager at Cater Galante Orthodontics. I went to the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated in the fall of 2014. After having orthodontic treatment as an adult and seeing the positive change it had on my life, I knew I wanted to help bring that to others. I enjoy making our practice fun and welcoming for everyone who steps inside.
If I'm not at work I am usually at the gym, hiking, taking pictures, or spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you and helping you get the beautiful smile you have always wanted!