Your Smile Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Jessica | Office Manager

I am very passionate about orthodontics. I have been fascinated with the mechanics of orthodontics since I started in the field 17 years ago. Getting to interact with our awesome patients is an added bonus! I love to help people get the smile they deserve, whether we’re meeting for their initial exam or going over payment options. I truly believe that a confident smile can change a person’s life. It is so rewarding to be part of that transformation. I love working for Dr. Melissa because she is an amazing orthodontist with a huge heart who delivers excellence in everything she does. I appreciate being a part of this all-star team that shares her vision for our patients.

I have a wonderful husband and three children. We spend most of our time at our children’s sports activities. If we are not at a baseball, volleyball, or basketball game, you can find us camping at any one of the lakes in the area!



Darcy | Financial Coordinator

I am in charge of the financial aspect of our patients’ treatment, including contract preparation, insurance verification, billing, collection, and management. I enjoy facing challenges and finding solutions that benefit our practice and our patients. Helping people accomplish the goals of orthodontics is something I’ve found joy in for many years. Working with our team is the highlight of my day. We have humor, respect, and genuine compassion for each other, which translates to how we care for our patients and their families. 

My husband and I live in Virginia City and are renovating a house built in 1869, which also houses our studio for Captured Moments Taxidermy, his business and artistic passion. Our daughter and her husband have given us two beautiful grandchildren with whom we love to play. When we are not fishing, hunting, or camping, we are renovating our very old RV. I love to ride my bike to work and hope to be in good enough shape soon to make it all the way back home!



Melinda | Treatment Coordinator

I serve as an active liaison from the moment a client walks through the door until treatment commences. I help facilitate the initial exam, set up the initial financial documentation, and schedule the first appointments. I am here to answer any questions that our patients may have about the beginning of their orthodontic treatment, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find someone who does! I love witnessing our patients’ transformations from the inside out. Seeing someone who didn’t like to smile before treatment become someone who beams from ear to ear and exudes confidence is just an awesome experience!

I have been married for almost 13 stellar years and have a wonderful daughter named London who is seven years old. We have two dogs, Weezie and Chloe, as well as a beta fish named Pip! Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors and passing on the word about adopting local shelter pets.



Pamela | Orthodontic Assistant

I assist Dr. Melissa during bondings and adjustments, and work one-on-one with patients throughout their treatment. My favorite part of my job is seeing how the transformation of a person’s smile can make them feel happy and more confident about themselves. I love working with Dr. Melissa; she always does her best with our patients and is very caring and sincere. The team is an amazing; we do what we need to do to get the job done and work great together.

I am a loving mother to my two boys and have a wonderful husband. We love to go camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and motorcycle riding, or even just spending time in our garden. I love to hang out with friends and family, too.



Misty | Orthodontic Assistant

I get to know many of our patients throughout their orthodontic treatment as I assist Dr. Melissa with patients who have or are getting braces or Invisalign®.  It is my goal to create a positive experience and make each patient happier when they leave than when they got there. I love the people I work with because we take care of each other and genuinely care about our patients. We all have the same goal: to give people an amazing experience and make them smile. 

I was born and raised right here in Carson City, Nevada. I have been married for 18 years and have two awesome kids, ages 14 and 17. We also have a ten-year-old German shepherd named Matthias. When I’m not in the office, I love to run, compete in triathlons and races, and do crossfit. Horseback riding and playing piano are two of my favorite leisure activities, and I’m learning Spanish, too! I have also been on mission trips to Guatemala and Cambodia, volunteering at orphanages and helping families through our church. Here in Carson City, I have volunteered with the Community Pregnancy Center and help with our church’s youth group and youth activities. I love connecting with the youth in our community and making a difference in their lives.



Cristal | Orthodontic Assistant

My job is to welcome new patients as they get ready for a new journey in their lives with braces! I take their new-patient photos and records, and help the other assistants with anything they may need to make our patients’ experience comfortable and stress-free. While I am new to Carson City Orthodontics, I absolutely love being a part of this team! Dr. Melissa has such a sweet personality and is so easy to work with. Everyone here welcomed me with open arms!

My fiancé and soul mate, Antonio Rubio, has been very supportive with my career. I have a one-year-old son named Romeo; he keeps me on my toes, but man do I love him! One of my favorite hobbies is photography. My favorite sport is boxing, which I've been involved with since I was 11. 

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We are proud to offer our Patient Rewards Program to recognize your accomplishments and congratulate your winning achievements. Earn points to redeem for prizes, gift cards, and more! In addition, we take part in Smile For A Lifetime, an organization that provides orthodontic scholarships to patients struggling with financial challenges.



  • choose kind words
  • always go the extra mile
  • give lots of hugs & high fives
  • smile at everyone


  • enjoy the journey
  • celebrate the little things
  • laugh out loud
  • say and feel Woohoo!


  • always say thank you
  • acknowledge what went right
  • welcome challenges as opportunities to grow
  • share the abundance


  • think outside the box
  • take the path less traveled
  • lead by example