Meet Our Team

Treatment Coordinator

Noemi loves meeting new people, watching their smiles transform and ultimately making a difference in their lives. She has worked with Dr. Teng since 2010 and enjoys meeting new patients and families. Noemi guides patients and parents through initial consultations, coordinates their treatment, answers their questions, and shares in their enthusiasm. She also handles marketing for the practice. Noemi is glad to be a part of this team that is so passionate about their work.


Noemi is a native El Pasoen. Away from the office, Noemi enjoys learning and speaking various languages, including English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. She enjoys the desert mountains and being outdoors. You will also find her practicing Zumba and participating in volunteer work in the community.

Orthodontic Assistant

Nikki joined the team in 2007 after starting in the field in 1999. She loves making a positive difference in people’s lives by helping to create an awesome smile. Spending her days providing patient care, Nikki takes digital X-rays, provides chairside assistance to Dr. Teng, and sees to it that each patient has a great visit, every time. With her warm manner and welcoming smile, she can make everyone smile, laugh, and feel right at home.


Nikki and her wonderful husband have a brilliant and handsome son. When she’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with both of them.

Scheduling Coordinator

Stephanie has been in the orthodontic field since 1987 and she is one of the first people our patients meet when they come into the office. As our scheduling coordinator, she greets patients and makes them feel at home, and orchestrates appointments that are best for each patient’s lifestyle and schedule. Stephanie’s favorite part of working in our office is seeing the amazing changes that our patients experience as they progress through orthodontic treatment. She loves meeting new families and seeing the confidence of patients with their new smiles.


Stephanie spends time outside the office with Carlos, her wonderful husband of 28 years and her three children, Nicole, Maria and Carlos Jr. She and her husband, love watching football and basketball and going to the movies. Stephanie also enjoys cooking.

Lab Technician

Leslie has been part of our team since 2016, but started working with Dr. Teng in 2011. Her favorite part of working in our practice is helping our patients feel comfortable and excited about their smiles. Along with the rest of the team, Leslie smiles and laughs with the patient, and shares in his or her happiness. Working in our lab, Leslie enjoys fabricating custom fit appliances and retainers. She also handles pre- and post-treatment records, digital X-rays, scans, and photos.


Leslie loves music in all forms and genres. Her hobbies include playing drums and she is learning to DJ as well. She spends most of her free time with her significant other and their 3 daughters. She enjoys going to the movies and engaging in activities with their children.

Financial Coordinator

Having joined us in 2012, Zelda enjoys getting to know and developing relationships with our patients and their families. She really loves the day of celebration when the braces come off and the patient’s beautiful smile is revealed. Zelda works with patients and parents to set the payment plan for the course of treatment, and finds terms that work with each person’s budget. She also coordinates insurance claims and payments.


Outside the office, Zelda enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her roommate, Drew Kitty. She also practices yoga and loves to read.

Naomi Rodriguez
Orthodontic Assistant

Naomi started working in orthodontics in 1997 and worked with Dr. Teng in 2008. She enjoys the journey each patient takes to get to that beautiful smile. Naomi's favorite part of her job is knowing that she had a part in creating the confident and beautiful smiles that are revealed at the end of orthodontic treatment. Naomi takes pride in being part of an awesome team that cares for their patients and each other too.


In her free time, Naomi enjoys spending time with her spouse and children.

Ana Lazcano
Orthodontic Assistant

Ana joined our team in 2017 and started working in the dental field in 2012. She is a chairside assistant who helps Dr. Teng with orthodontic procedures. Ana enjoys meeting new patients and sharing their excitement as they start their journey to a beautiful smile. She looks forward to sharing her day with patients and our team with her upbeat personality.


Outside of the office, Ana is part of a tennis team with the USTA and a PTA Board member.  She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and continuing her education.

Lead Orthodontic Assistant

Mayra joined the team in 2017 after starting in the orthodontic field in 2012. She loves to see the amazing changes to our patients' smiles, knowing it’s a testament to the level of gentle, professional care we deliver to each person. Mayra is a lead chairside assistant who helps Dr. Teng with orthodontic procedures, and always focuses on the patient’s comfort. She’s always smiling and laughing, and keeps our patients relaxed.


Mayra enjoys spending time at home with her two amazing daughters and her dog. Sunday is her favorite family day.

Lead Orthodontic Assistant

Lulu has been working in the orthodontic field since 2012, and joined our team in 2017. She is passionate about dental health and teeth, and loves seeing patients finish treatment with a "Colgate"smile, aka JT Ortho Smile! Working directly with our patients and providing chairside assistance to Dr. Teng during procedures, Lulu is great at connecting with each person in our care. As a lead orthodontic assistant, she is always excited to learn the new methods of advanced treatment with Dr. Teng.


When she’s not at work, Lulu keeps herself busy with extra-curricular activities, sports and family time.