7615 Southwest 62nd Ave
South Miami, FL 33143
Phone: 305-665-2402
Fax: 305-665-5606

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Meet Our Staff

Christina Pi – Office Manager/ Billing and Financial Coordinator

Christina was born and raised in Miami and has been part of our staff for 11 years. She has been married for 12 years and has three beautiful children. She loves being a people person and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Elena Barturen – Billing and Financial Coordinator

Elena was born and raised in Miami Springs and has been a part of our orthodontic staff for four years. She is currently working on acquiring her bachelor’s degree in special education and enjoys spending time with her longtime boyfriend and her two dogs, Bella and Cuco.

Vanessa Santiago – Sterilization

Vanessa was born and raised in Miami and has been a part of our orthodontic staff since 2006. She has also been in the orthodontic field for eight years. She loves working with people especially children. She enjoys spending time with her longtime boyfriend and her two dogs, Sam and Archie.

Nikki Wake – Front Desk

Nikki was originally born in London, England but moved to Miami, Florida back in 1989 and has loved it ever since. She recently became engaged to her longtime boyfriend and has two dogs named Boogie and Charlie. Nikki enjoys spending time with her both friends and family.

Katie Dentici – Front Desk

Katie was born in Ocala and just recently moved to Miami from Gainesville. She has been part of our staff since 2007 and is currently living with her fiancé and her dog, Pepito. She enjoys relaxing on the weekend with family and friends.

Erin Ihrig – Orthodontic Assistant

Born and raised in Miami, she has been a part of Dr. Mariani’s staff since 1988. She enjoys diving, fishing, boating and spending time with her boyfriend and her Rottweiler, Patty.

Lorena Chonillo – Orthodontic Assistant

Raised in Chicago, she arrived in Miami on a Sunday in 1999 and started working for our practice the following day. She has been a part of our staff now for nine years. She enjoys her family and does not miss the snow.

Elizabeth Martin – Orthodontic Assistant

Was born and raised in Miami, and has been married to her husband, Thomas, for 12 years. They have two daughters, Brittany and Ashley. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family by the pool or going to the Florida Keys on the weekends.

Jacqueline Santiago – Orthodontic Assistant

Was born and raised in Miami and has been an orthodontic assistant for eight years. She loves working with people and enjoys spending time with her longtime boyfriend and two dogs, Chaco and Niko.

Sandra Noda – Head Lab Tech/ Orthodontic Assistant

Sandra was born in Cuba and has been in the U.S. for 39 years. She has been in the orthodontic field for nine years and loves being around children and adults in a dental environment. She has two beautiful children, a 15-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old son.

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