Team Members

Jose

I like the friendships that grow between the patients, their families, and me. I look forward to their visits as a time to see how their smile is progressing and hear the latest news. Witnessing the changes in a person’s self-esteem and watching their confidence grow never gets old. I love seeing the final, beautiful smiles, and each patient’s excitement.

I have a beautiful wife named Lissette. We have four kids, three daughters and one son. We spend most of our weekends at the soccer fields all over Southern California. If you see us, say hi! I also have a pack of beautiful show Rottweilers that keeps our daughters busy as well.

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Amy

I love orthodontics! It has been a pleasure to be a part of Apple Valley Orthodontics for the past ten years. Our patients’ happiness is what matters most to each and every one of us. Every day, we get to help improve our patients’ smiles, help build confidence, and elevate their overall oral health. It is so rewarding to give these patients the smiles they want and deserve. Their smiles are my inspiration!

Being with my family and friends is my priority when I’m not working. I have two wonderful sons and a pet named Misty. I enjoy taking my kids to their sports activities and doing crafts, as well as spending time with my friends and family and traveling.

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Ben

Hello! I originally started off as a patient of Dr. Velez, so I know exactly what our patients are going through. I am able to help our patients with their orthodontic needs, and I know that our patients are seeing one of the best orthodontists—I have the smile to prove it! Seeing the progress of a patient’s smile is amazing, and knowing I had a part to do with it is an honor. Also, being able to bond with our amazing patients just makes my days much more enjoyable. Thanks to all this, I can genuinely say I love what I do!

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. Some of my favorite pastimes include playing video games, listening to music, and watching TV.

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Breonnah

My name is Breonnah, but you can call me Bree! I graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2020 for registered dental assisting. I decided to work in orthodontics because I enjoy working with kids and I love seeing the joy patients get when they see their new, perfect smile! I work hard to build a relationship with our patients and help them to be more confident in themselves.

I have one daughter named Delilah, as well as two dogs, Lydia and Aela. I enjoy spending time with family, camping, off-roading, and concerts.

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Jonah

Hello, my name is Jonah! I enjoy being an orthodontic assistant because of all the new people I get to meet and the amazing environment we have at the office! There’s nothing better than seeing people smile all day long!

I’m a big Dodgers fan and enjoy going out hiking in my free time, but my favorite activity is working on my car. I like helping friends and family whenever I can.

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Amanda

Hi! I graduated from San Joaquin Valley College dental assistant program and joined Apple Valley Ortho in 2021. I love working here! Everyone is so nice and Dr. Velez is an amazing orthodontist and person. I enjoy seeing our patients experience their smiles changing and them being so happy with their final smile.

On my days off, I like to hang out with my family, play video games, and watch movies.

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Jasmine

Hi, it’s Jasmine! I love working at Apple Valley Orthodontics! Dr. Velez is an amazing boss and has made working in the dental field a pleasant experience. On top of that, our staff and patients make the atmosphere at work enjoyable.

On my time off, I enjoy experimenting and creating looks with makeup and going out with family and friends. I love the beach, traveling, and going shopping!

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Ismael

I work alongside Dr. Velez to ensure that our patients receive the smiles they truly deserve. I joined this amazing dental office in 2023, and ever since, I’ve been dedicated to providing top-notch care to all our patients. My absolute favorite part of being a dental assistant is taking X-rays. It gives me the opportunity to learn more about our patients’ teeth and gain a deeper understanding of the treatments they may need. Seeing their oral health improve and witnessing their confident smiles is incredibly rewarding.

Outside of work, I treasure the time spent with my family and friends, especially if we’re playing video games! Coding has become a passion of mine, and I’m actively learning to enter the tech industry one day. As a devoted Jehovah’s Witness, my community holds a special place in my heart. We share a strong bond through our faith, treating one another as family and showing love and support in all aspects of life. And speaking of family, I’m a proud owner of three lovable German Shepherds who brighten up my days.

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