Meet the Team

The friendly staff at Updike Orthodontics will help you feel at home, even if you or your child has the dental jitters. They want to learn about you and particularly love hearing about personal events or anything you are celebrating. The staff is ready to share your excitement or be a shoulder to lean on when things aren't going your way. By building a strong connection to each patient they develop a great working relationship throughout each orthodontic treatment.

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Ericka
Ericka
Schedule Coordinator
Ericka has been in the dental field for four years now, and after spending two years in general dentistry she decided to try working in orthodontics. She loves that she gets to see patients regularly so she can build friendships with patients and their families. She looks forward to seeing her patients and enjoys watching their smiles transform over the course of their treatment. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time at the beach and taking challenging hikes with her husband, but the thing she loves the most is spending time with her young daughter.
Tiffany
Tiffany
Treatment Coordinator
Tiffany recently started her career in the dental field and has spent all of it working in orthodontics. Her favorite part of the job is helping patients and parents reach their goals. She enjoys seeing the profound changes orthodontic care can make in her patients' lives. She loves spending time with her family and doing anything outdoors.
Nicole
Nicole
Orthodontic Assistant
She loves working in orthodontics because she gets to see her patient's teeth transform through the years and she gets to see how happy they are when they get their braces off, especially because the end result is such a pretty smile. In her free time she likes to hang out with her 2 dogs, snowboard, swim and spend time with family and friends.
Anel
Anel
Orthodontic Assistant
Anel has been an orthodontic assistant for more than 4 years now. She loves what she does and has a passion for it. What she enjoys most about her job is that she gets to build a relationship with each patient and see their smile transform right before her eyes. In her free time she loves traveling and spending time with loved ones.
Stephanie
Stephanie
Orthodontic Assistant
Stephanie loves doing her part to create new and beautiful smiles. She enjoys working in the orthodontic field and hopes to have a long career making people's smile shine bright. She spends most of her free time outside at the beach or hanging out with friends and family.
Savannah
Savannah
Orthodontic Assistant
Before beginning a career as an orthodontic assistant Savannah developed her skills in theater and learned how to work closely with children as a nanny. Her favorite thing about working for Dr. Updike is building relationships with the patients and their families. She also loves seeing their bright shiny smiles when treatment is complete!
Jasmin
Jasmin
Orthodontic Assistant
Jasmin has been working in the dental field for 10 years and believes orthodontics is the best field to work in. She loves meeting new people and building new relationships with patients and feels honored to be a part of each patient's journey to a beautiful smile. She feels very fortunate to work around amazing people on a daily basis. In her spare time, she loves outdoor activities such as camping, deep-sea fishing, mountain biking, and indoor activities like baking and knitting. She also loves spending time with her husband who she married a few years ago.
Heather
Heather
Orthodontic Assistant
Heather grew up in Big Bear, California and lived there for over fifteen years. She has been an orthodontic assistant for five years. Her hobbies include experimenting with food for her food blog, going to concerts, yoga, and spending time in Big Bear.
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