Meet the Staff

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.

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Hello and welcome to Monroe Orthodontics! I’m looking forward to meeting you and your family. I love building friendships and watching each person transform as they get their new smile. The day your braces come off, I’ll be celebrating with you! Working at our front desk, I answer the phones, schedule visits, handle filing, and will help you with paperwork. My most important duty – outside of making you feel welcome – is baking cookies for you!

My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. We have two really great kids, a son and daughter, both currently in college. We also have two dogs, Max and Tobi. My favorite pastimes are traveling and dancing.



Certified Dental Assistant

Hi! I’m looking forward to helping you develop the beautiful, confident smile you deserve! It’ll be so much fun to become your friend and watch you grow along with your smile. The day you finish and see your amazing new smile for the first time, I’ll be cheering for you! I’ll seat you and make sure you’re comfortable, then sit at your side while Dr. Leiva works. I’ll also take photos and X-rays and make your retainer so you can keep your smile looking perfect!

I’m happily married and have a son and daughter, both in school. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family, along with cooking and listening to country music. I’m also preparing to become a Registered Dental Assistant.



Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator

Welcome, I’m here to ensure you have a wonderful orthodontic experience and finish with a smile you love! It’s a joy to work at Monroe Orthodontics, because we put you and your smile at the top of our priority list. I’ll help you figure out financing, set up your initial appointments, and answer treatment questions. I’m a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant, so I work in our treatment area and at the front desk when needed, too.

When not working, I enjoy time with my black cat, Punk. I love traveling, cooking, reading, camping, and sports. If the NY Rangers are playing, I’m watching! I also enjoy road trips, especially to see family in New Hampshire and North Carolina.



Registered Dental Assistant

Hi and welcome! I’m really looking forward to learning about you as a person. Hearing about your day, sharing stories, and laughing together will be the highlight of our time together. It’s amazing to be part of transforming smiles: I’m looking forward to helping you transform yours! During visits, I’ll assist  Dr. Leiva chairside, as well as work on patients, changing your colors and wires or taking your impressions. I’ll also take your photos, X-rays, and models, and make your retainers to keep your finished smile perfectly beautiful.

I’m proud to be a lifelong resident of Monroe. I graduated from Monroe High School in 2002 and love helping my friends and neighbors develop their best smiles. I’m happily married and have two beautiful children.




Hi! I’m excited to meet you and learn about your life. Each of our patients is important to me and you will be, too. I’ll love watching you gain self-esteem and confidence as you see your new smile develop. When you’re finished and have the smile of your dreams, I’ll be cheering for your accomplishment! You’ll meet me when you arrive: I’ll greet and check you in, help you schedule visits, and check you out when done. My most important task during the day? Making our famous chocolate chip cookies!

My husband and I have been married for almost 30 years. We have two beautiful children, Michael and ToniAnn, as well as an energetic Goldendoodle, Giacomo.

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