Teresa came to Colorado from Nebraska (Go Big Red!!!) after she graduated college. She has been with TO since 2006. She is a true believer in the doctors’ practices, as they have worked their magic on both her as well as her sons’ teeth. Teresa, her husband, and their two sons love water skiing and spending their weekends at a lake in Pueblo. They also enjoy many other sports such as quad riding, snow skiing, shooting, and kayaking.
Patient Care Supervisor
Leigh was born in the Philippines and grew up in Colorado. She originally worked for Dr. Christine Theroux and has been with TO since 2006. She has one son, Oliver, who is her pride and joy. Leigh loves to cook and exercise in her spare time.
Front Desk Manager
Michelle left a job in education after 13 years and safely landed at Total Orthodontics. She had never worked in the world of orthodontia, but was not new to the world of high levels of customer service, nor to Total Orthodontics – both of her daughters went through two phases of braces at TO.
Michelle considers herself an expert (from a “worried mother stand point”) on everything from head gears to implants. She can truly empathize with patients AND their parents – she has been through the same process as you! Michelle pledges to make the treatment process a pleasant one for one and all.
Her daughters have now both graduated college and love their TO smiles! She enjoys empty nesting with her loving husband of over 25 years.
Tiara was born and raised in Denver. She has been working in the dental industry since 2014. She has had braces with our own amazing doctors. Tiara loves being able to make a difference in the patients’ lives and knowing she has contributed to their gorgeous smiles. When she is not spending time with her husband and son, Chance, you might find her shopping for the latest fashions and dining at the newest restaurants.
Jade Janota is a clinical technician at Total Orthodontics. She has been in the orthodontic field since 2006. Jade loves getting to know our patients and their families, and truly enjoys seeing each patient’s smile transform.
Jade moved to Colorado from Chicago with her husband Luke. They have a cat named Chai and a dog named Hoss! On the weekends Jade and Luke spend their time in the mountains. They love to camp, hike, kayak and explore. Jade says “the saying ‘the mountains are calling and i must go’ fits us perfectly, so here we are!”
A child of the military, Nannette was born in Germany and moved 12 times before she turned 21, so has a hard time saying where she grew up. She has been with TO since 2004. Her love for organization and details make her the ideal Accounts Payable Specialist. Nannette is passionate about her family including her husband, grown kids, and grandchildren.
Born and raised in Colorado, Amber has been in the orthodontics industry for over nine years. She loves working at TO because of the passionate and talented doctors. Amber and her husband have two beautiful children – and don’t forget their two adorable boxers. They love to spend time camping, dirt biking, 4-wheeling, hiking and many more outdoor activities.
Zabrina has lived in Colorado for over 20 years. Besides enjoying seeing her patients and telling her awful (but admittedly funny) jokes, she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Zabrina is outgoing and vibrant. The patients at Total Orthodontics love to dance and sing with her in the office. She enjoys making her patients feel at ease and showing them that having fun is really something for everyone!!
New Patient Coordinator
Kendra is incredibly proud of her Colorado roots that she shares with her three grown boys and one beautiful girl. She has been working in the dental industry for about a year. Her loving husband is her ‘rock steady’! Kendra loves the opportunity to work with the amazing doctors at TO. She keeps them and the staff on their toes with her quick wit! Her favorite way to spend her free time is with her husband, family, and friends, plus she enjoys being outdoors and cooking on her Traeger!
Kira is a Colorado native and has been working in the orthodontic field since 1998. She loves building relationships with patient families and having fun at work while helping to create life-changing beautiful smiles. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters and loves observing as they go through the many adventures that life has to offer.
Greta has grown up here in Colorado and was a patient of Dr. Theroux’s before joining his staff. She also apprentices as a dog trainer outside of TO. Her free time is full of reading, skiing, spending time with her family, and riding her new Honda CBR 500 motorcycle. Greta loves being part of such a unique office that impacts so many lives every day.
Leah was born in India and adopted at the age of 3 by a loving Colorado family. She grew up in Littleton. Her term with braces as a child has led to her interest of orthodontics. Leah has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys reading books, playing video games, fishing, and target shooting in her free time. Hanging out with her cats is her favorite pastime.
Front Desk Team
Meghan was born in North Carolina and moved to Colorado at 14 years old. She graduated from Legend HS and went to college in Indianapolis gaining her BA in Music. Meghan returned to Colorado in 2019 and joined our TO team, she loves working with patients and seeing their smiles transform. When she is not at work she likes to spend her free time traveling to different places with family and friends.
Adriana is an orthodontist from Mexico and has been in the orthodontic industry for about 6 years. She moved to Colorado in 2019 and has been working as a clinical technician at TO since then. She is a newly wed as of 2020 and in her free time she likes to play tennis, ski and hike. She enjoys engaging with our patients and helping build long lasting beautiful smiles.
Natalie has been apart of the TO team since 2019, and enjoys working alongside the doctors creating beautiful smiles. Natalie is a born and raised Colorado native and enjoys cooking, relaxing in the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends.
Front Desk Team
Jennifer was born in Germany and has been lucky to live around the world. She graduated from Smoky Hill HS and went to Metro State before leaving Colorado, to return in 2015. She joined the TO team in February 2020 and loves it! In her off time, she loves spending time with her family, hiking, reading and going on motorcycle rides with her husband.
Nya was born in Utah, but after moving around to several states she and her family found themselves in Colorado, and after deciding this was home they’ve been here ever since. Nya was recently married, in her free time she spends time with her husband and they enjoy taking hikes, playing sports together- especially tennis and basketball, and spending time with nearby family. Nya is currently working on her college degree and loves working for TO while she does it!
Front Desk Team
Lexie was raised in Estes Park, CO where she worked at a horse stables and was Rooftop Rodeo Royalty. She plays the trumpet and was in her high school marching band and then in the Golden Buffalo Marching Band at the University of Colorado Boulder where she earned a BA in Humanities and a double emphasis in Music and Anthropology. She got to make magic as a Cast Member at Walt Disney World in Florida for two years before finding her home with TO in 2020. Lexie has been in the Hospitality industry since 2010 and loves helping and interacting with guests. For fun Lexie loves to read and travel. She has been to 23 countries outside of the US and hopes to grow that number soon.
Yadi is a proud native of the beautiful state of Colorado! She’s been in the Ortho field for 5 years now and very much enjoys it. Some things she enjoys doing when she’s not working are taking road trips and going camping with friends and family, getting to know new places and making lifelong lasting memories! She loves to be at church, pretends to enjoy hiking, and always likes to try new things. Her love and joy come from her tight knit family. And she truly just loves to love!
Helping create beautiful smiles has always been Heidi’s passion. Before working as an orthodontic technician in Colorado, she is also a licensed general dentist from Manila, Philippines. She graduated with a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of the Philippines in 2017 and passed the licensure exam in 2018. She exemplifies dedication towards patient care and strong work ethic. She’s also an amazing team member. With each dental appointment, she strives to make the patient feel comfortable and well taken care of. She’s looking forward to bringing out the beautiful smiles of patients at Total Orthodontics.
Outside the office, you’ll catch Heidi enjoying different sports such as tennis, basketball, snowboarding, and frisbee.
Naikia has been in the dental field for over twenty years. She started her career as a Dental Assistant in pediatrics in 2001. Naikia loves the “WOW my smile is beautiful” moment after a patient’s orthodontic treatment is complete. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her four young adult children, three grand-divas, writing children’s books, reading, and traveling with friends. You will see her around the office saying her famous phrase “Keep Smiling!”
I have been working for Total Orthodontics since 2004 . I have loved working for Total Orthodontics. I have been proud to see the work that the practice has done and the smiles that we have produced. I love seeing the children grow with confidence and know that we were a part of that growth. My own grandchildren have been patients in this office and so have I.
I continue to be proud of the office and the care we provide to such awesome patients. It is wonderful working with such great Doctors and staff.
TOgether Project Director
Theresa Bakken is our non-profit TOgether Project Director. She gets great joy from getting to know the Smile recipients and seeing them pay their gift of a smile forward in our community. She came to TO as a patient mom and a patient herself. She spends her time outside TO beekeeping and making candy with the honey she harvests.
Jenine is a native to Fresno, California, but moved to the Centennial state in 1997. She has been the director of the TO Gives program since 2014. Jenine believes that it is so important to teach our youth the value of giving back to our community. She, her husband of 17 years, and two teenage daughters love to travel, go camping, and try new restaurants.