Dallas Orthodontic Dental Team
Meet Our Caring, Skilled Team Members
At every step of your experience with Lakewood Orthodontics, you’ll have a team member there to help you have a great experience with us from beginning to end. Whether it’s answering your phone calls, assisting Dr. Simon, or filing insurance claims behind the scenes, we are happy to help however we can. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your best smile. Read on to get to know us better!
Rhonda, Scheduling & Financial Coordinator
Rhonda has been a part of our team for over five years, having come from the banking industry. Her past experience has made her an asset in handling the complicated ins-and-outs of insurance claims. She strongly believes that Lakewood Orthodontics has the best patient, coworkers, and doctor, ever! If asked, she’d say that the favorite part of her job is cuddling the babies that happen to come in with their moms who are in treatment. She has her own son, who is too big for cuddling—he’s in the Navy now!
When she isn’t busy helping patients, she enjoys traveling, reading, spending quality time with family and participating in game nights with friends.
Lauren, Orthodontic Assistant & Professional Relations Coordinator
Lauren moved to Texas from Minnesota with her fiance’ a few years ago. She had previously worked in a dental office before coming to Dallas. She met Dr. Simon and her husband while she was waiting tables at a local restaurant. Dr. Simon was so impressed with her customer service, she offered her a position as the Professional Relations Coordinator. Soon, she took on the duties of back-up for the front desk. Intrigued by all that goes on in the clinical side, Lauren took courses on her own and obtained her dental assistant license. She has been working as our third orthodontic assistant ever since.
Lauren has two puppies named Arya and Alfie—definitely ask her about her dogs! She is a mermaid at heart and loves doing ANYTHING by the water, whether it’s a lake, river, or ocean. She loves to travel, learn about people, hangout at local Comic Con events and watch superhero/ Sci-Fi moves at early release screenings.
As young as she is, she’s a great-aunt to the most adorable little boy ever!
Natalia, Orthodontic Assistant & Treatment Coordinator
Natalia has been in the dental field for over a decade, having previously worked in both general dentistry and orthodontic offices in the past. Her vast experience has made her a very skilled treatment coordinator, being able to understand and explain the doctor’s treatment plan succinctly to our patients. In fact, she and Dr. Simon often joke that they can read each other’s minds! Natalia loves interacting with new patients and getting to make such a positive impact on their lives! She says it’s a wonderful feeling to see their confidence grow over time as their smiles changes for the better through treatment.
Natalia is a Dallas native, and of course, a Cowboys fan. She enjoys spending quality time with her parents and her boyfriend , trying out new local restaurants, and indoor cycling. She’s passionate about travel and believes that is helps open your mind to other ways of life, introducing you to so many interesting cultures. In her future-life, she’ll likely end up as a forensic scientist, as she is obsessed with true crime podcasts and documentaries.
Linda, Orthodontic Assistant & Clinical Supplies Coordinator
Like Natalia, Linda has nearly a decade’s experience orthodontics. What she loves most about her job is getting to personally know each patient and become an important part of their smile transformation!
Linda is the practical joker in the office, always looking for an opportunity to “punk” her co-workers, including Dr. Simon. Apparently, she does the same thing at home to her husband. They have two adorable French Bulldogs, who they treat like their kids. DaVinci likes to take it easy in life and cuddle all the time, while Mozart still has plenty of puppy energy jumping blindly into laps. She has a BIG soft spot for animals. Somehow they sense this, as there is always a stray dog or cat “finding” its way into Linda’s world. When she’s not taking care of animals, Linda spends her free-time decorating and doing arts and crafts. She loses hours at Michael’s Craft Store.