Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.


Office Manager / Registered Dental Assist

Julie was born and raised in San Diego. She has been in the orthodontic dental field for more than 25 years. Julie loves the fact that she is cross-trained, and works both in the front and back office. Julie takes pride in whatever she does and loves meeting new people. Seeing the great work that Drs. Wong and Upatham provide, and the new patient smiles, is very rewarding to her. Julie loves the great family environment that she has with her employees.

Julie is married to her husband Ernest and has five beautiful daughters: Julissa, Teresa, Kacie, Ariana, and Alyssa. Julie enjoys spending her free time with all of them and her family.



Sterilizer Technician

Sonia was born in Mexicali. She was raised in Oceanside. She has enjoyed working with such wonderful people. She really loves the fun-filled family environment here at the office.

Sonia is a mother of four wonderful children and a grandmother of six little ones. Sonia loves spending time with her grandchildren and always has a great smile.



Registered Dental Assistant

Kaley has been working in the orthodontic field for nearly half a decade. After undergoing orthodontic appliances, braces, and jaw surgery, she realized this was the career for her. She enjoys her work as an assistant while being able to empathize with her patients and form friendships throughout their treatment.



Registered Dental Assistant

Monica has been working as an RDA in the orthodontic field for nearly two decades. She started her career in Northern California and moved with her family to San Diego a while ago. Monica loves helping patients navigate their treatment by working with Dr. Upatham and Dr. Wong to create the best orthodontic experience possible. Monica is excited to be part of such a great team.



Patient Coordinator

Vyanna is a San Diego native, growing up in Oceanside near the beach. She brings eight years of experience to the practice and has done everything from management and marketing to assisting chairside. She enjoys orthodontics, as patients are here because they want to be, not because they have to be. She loves building lasting relationships with patients and their families.

When she is not in the office, Vyanna enjoys sunny patios, live music, gardening, the beach, and Balboa Park.

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