Team Jacaranda Smiles

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Priti K.

Business Manager

Priti’s extensive education and business background makes her a valuable part of the management team. She has specialized training in practice management, treatment coordinating, and administration to keep the entire staff on track and on their toes! From the moment she arrives, there is always a friendly smile and warm hello for patients and staff. Her ability to help us all achieve our goals both personally and professionally makes her someone to look up to in both offices.

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Lorri D.

Office Coordinator – Plantation Location

Lorri is the Office Manager of the Plantation office. She is a native New Yorker. She started her career in the dental field 29 years ago. When Lorri is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, son, and daughter, and the ruler of the house – Tinkerbell, their Shih Tzu-Poodle mix. She loves to travel, listen to music, and cook.

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Patricia A.

Office Coordinator – West Pembroke Pines Location
Patricia is the office cheerleader. She puts 110% effort in every task, but most of all loves to make you smile. Patricia is very positive and sincere. Her drive, attention to detail, and know how keeps the entire office on time, on task, and running smoothly. Her caring personality makes her a great team member and friend to our staff and patients!


Daniela M.

Office Coordinator – East Pembroke Pines Location
Daniela is the Office Manager of the East Pembroke Pines office. She has worked in the dental field for 15 years, with experience as an assistant in general and pediatric dentistry. She loves seeing patients smile and enjoys working with children. Daniela has been living in South Florida since 2014, though she grew up in Colorado where she graduated with her MBA, she loves living near the beach. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her two children.

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Jennifer S.

Treatment Coordinator

Jennifer is the person who will be at the start of your road to a better smile. She will help you understand the ins and outs of orthodontics and help you make the best decisions at your consultation appointment. Her warm and friendly disposition will make your initial office visit a positive one!

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Kayla O.

Treatment Coordinator
Kayla is an orthodontic assistant. She joined the dental field because she loves working with children and teaching them proper oral hygiene to maintain a fantastic smile. She has lived in Florida for 8 years but was raised in the military and called many places home, including Italy. She is a proud mother of twins and enjoys singing and dancing to Disney songs with them.

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Tricia F.

ICAT / Records Specialist

A Delaware native, Tricia loves animals and children. Her friendly smile and helpful nature make her a great team member. Always enthusiastic and willing to learn, Tricia assists in accommodating all of our patients’ busy schedules and making your orthodontic visit a positive one from start to finish!

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Elizabeth I.

Scheduling Coordinator
Elizabeth enjoys working at Jacaranda Smiles because it has enabled her to grow as a person and she loves with working and talking with children. She is currently attending school to become a graphic designer; as she loves anything artsy. She also has a dog named Fuphie that she takes care of when she’s not working.

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Jaime P.

Scheduling Coordinator
Jaime is the Scheduling Coordinator in the Plantation office. Originally from Queens, New York, she has been living in Florida for 13 years. She loves spending time with her daughter, swimming, playing board games, and making people smile.

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Alexa H.

Financial Coordinator
Alexa is the Financial Coordinator in Plantation office. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2010. She enjoys working at Jacaranda Smiles in our finance department. Originally from New York, she loves living in South Florida. Alexa likes to have fun by going to the beach and going out to eat.

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Maria Alejandra M.

Financial Coordinator
Maria is the Financial Coordinator for the West Pembroke Pines office. She has two cats and loves to play soccer. Her favorite hobby is to have brunch and go to the beach on Sundays. She likes being able to help people to achieve a perfect smile and self-confidence.

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Elfis H.

Treatment Specialist
Elfis was born and raised in the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic. She is currently a student at NOVA Southeastern University majoring in Biology. She has a passion for helping others and making them smile. For this reason, she wishes to pursue a career in the dental field as an orthodontist. She is grateful to be a part of the Jacaranda Smiles team, as she has the opportunity to grow and learn.


Gabriela E.

Treatment Specialist
Gabriela is a dental assistant of Dr. Rene Landa. She was born and raised in Venezuela where she graduated as a dentist. She has two children and one puppy. She enjoys going to the beach and gym, playing tennis, and movies. She believes that working at Jacaranda Smiles has been the best place for her to perform her dental skills, as she has a passion for kids.

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Mary G.

Treatment Specialist
Mary was born and raised in Venezuela. She completed dental school in Colombia and moved to Florida with family. She loves dentistry and is grateful for her position here at Jacaranda Smiles, she believes that we can create an impact in the world one smile at a time. Her passion is to help patients and give them the best care possible. When Mary is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

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Tami H.

Treatment Specialist
Tami is a certified orthodontic assistant for 25 years and has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. She enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their confidence improve during treatment. Moving from Kalamazoo, Michigan, being outside year round in Florida has been wonderful for her. Walking, biking, and golfing are some of her favorite activities. She especially loves being closer to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. After raising two children, grandparenthood has been a fantastic reward.

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Christina E.

Treatment Specialist
Bio Coming Soon!

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Carol A.

Treatment Specialist

A Peruvian native and a mother of a lovely daughter. She enjoys singing and playing all kinds of sports on her down time. Carol has over 20 years of orthodontics expertise. As a certified dental assistant, she assists Dr. Khakhria in the office. Her easy-going nature and love for beautiful smiles makes her a perfect fit to our team.

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Carolina A.

Treatment Specialist
Carolina was born and raised in Colombia. With three kids of her own, she has a passion for working with children. In her free time, she enjoys biking and swimming at the beach with her little ones. During her tenure as a Dentist in Colombia, Carolina worked both the orthodontic and pediatric practices as a treatment specialist, doing everything she could to keep kids smiling and healthy!