Meet The McDade Orthodontics Team
Oxnard, Camarillo & Santa Barbara, CA’s Favorite 5-Star-Rated Orthodontics Team For Braces & Invisalign
As both the receptionist and the person in charge of insurance billing, Amy is the friendly face who greets patients and helps them navigate their insurance coverage. Part of what makes her so great at her job is the fact that she has experienced the transformative effect of orthodontics first hand. As a child, Amy’s teeth were so crowded, she never thought she’d have a confident smile, but thanks to braces she now gets almost constant compliments and loves to remind people that braces really can change your life! Outside of work, Amy avoids doing the dishes whenever possible (thankfully her favorite food is pizza) – mostly because she’d much rather be out playing with her two doodles, Chewy and Lilly, or watching her Steelers show off their legendary offensive skills.
Araceli is the very definition of a “people person,” which is probably why she’s known as Dr. McDade’s sidekick. She enjoys interacting with patients, not only on a day-to-day basis, but also as someone who gets to guide those patients through the entire length of their orthodontics journey. For Araceli, it’s all about the incredible before-and-after results; it’s so rewarding to see someone’s smile transform before our very eyes! Araceli’s dynamic personality is reflected in everything from her wardrobe (she loves anything purple or white) to her favorite movie (she can’t get enough of The Notebook because “it sums up what loving someone is all about”). As much as she loves her job, Araceli can’t wait for summer to roll around each year, because it’s when she gets to hit the road and make new memories with her family.
Imelda brings over 20 years’ experience to her position as a Registered Dental Assistant at McDade Orthodontics. She’s a bit of a math whiz; she loves the color black, and if she could eat Chinese food at every meal for the rest of her life, she just might do it! After growing up with 7 siblings, it’s not surprising that Imelda is big on family. Her favorite season is summer, because that’s when her kids are home from school and everyone can head outside to enjoy the great weather and even better company.
Maggie has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 15 years, nine of which she has spent as part of the McDade Orthodontics family. She grew up in a busy household, and with eight siblings Maggie quickly learned how to manage a crowd and relate to kids of all ages and interests. She’s a nomad at heart and loves traveling the world to experience new things, except on Sunday nights – that’s when The Walking Dead is on! Her favorite color is black, and if you ever need a favor or just want to say ‘thanks!’ just remember that the way to Maggie’s heart is through a Starbuck’s white chocolate mocha.
RJ has been working with orthodontist Dr. McDade since 2008, and after eight years there’s one thing that stands out in her mind – the people! Few things make coming to work more enjoyable than having great patients, and Dr. McDade’s patients are the very best there is. Outside of work, RJ enjoys watching football – she’s an avid fan of the Super Bowl Champion Broncos – listening to country music, and watching NCIS. She also spends a lot of time hanging out with her chocolate lab, Cocoa, who’s almost as a big of a fan of the Broncos as RJ is.
Working for an orthodontist means Stephanie works extra hard to take care of her teeth – luckily, the only sweets she’s addicted to come in the form of Candy Crush Soda Saga. Stephanie loves the color red, and her idea of the perfect night involves a big plate of spicy Mexican food and some play time with her two boxers, Jazz and Clutch. When summer rolls around, you’ll find a smiling Stephanie at the beach with her kids, soaking up the sun and having a blast!