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claudia-bio-picClaudia, Patient Care Coordinator

I was a patient of Dr. Nagel’s before I came to work here. In fact, his enthusiasm for orthodontia and his genuine regard for his patients initially attracted me to pursue working here professionally. Since joining the team in 2002, I have shared in the joy of creating beautiful, lasting smiles. Most of what I do is administrative – scheduling appointments and ensuring smooth patient flow – while enjoying the relational atmosphere of a family practice. First and foremost though, I am a mom and wife. So, when I am not at the office, I am with my wonderful family.

Staff_LonnieLonnie, Lab Technician

I have been in this field since 1972, but I joined Team Ortho in 1988. The popularity of Dr. Nagel’s practice makes for a fun and fast-paced work environment. Personally, I enjoy the challenge of providing efficient, quality patient care. My responsibilities include pouring and finishing models, as well as making and repairing orthodontic appliances. During my free time, I ride and show AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) horses; my favorite classes are Western Horsemanship and Trail.

mahnaz_newMahnaz, Registered Dental Assistant, Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

I have always been interested in the dental field, and working here at Nagel Orthodontics has given me that opportunity. Before I moved to the United States, I earned my bachelor’s degree in educational science in Iran. With this degree, I worked as an elementary school teacher. When I moved to the U.S., I continued teaching as a substitute. When the job arose at Nagel Orthodontics, I was very eager and excited to begin. Working here has given me a lot of great experience in the dental field.

Staff_Parivash_092315Parivash, Registered Dental Assistant

I began working for Nagel Orthodontics in May 2014. I attended Bryman College, became an RDA in 1995, and have loved working in the field ever since. I began working for a general dentist and later moved to orthodontics after five years. I have two sons who are currently pursuing their college degrees. I enjoy hiking, walking along the beach, and traveling around the world. I’ve been married for 31 years to my loving husband. I love working with our patients, and it is a pleasure to work for such wonderful doctors. I love to see all our patients leave with a bright smile.

Kayla_03Oct2016Kayla, Registered Dental Assistant

I have been interested in the dental field ever since I can remember, and my love for orthodontics bloomed once I experienced braces for myself! My passion for orthodontics allows me to give each and every patient that walks through our door the BEST possible experience so that they may enjoy and love their smile as much as I do. To me it isn't only about dentistry either, one of my favorite parts of getting to work in orthodontics is that I get to personally see our patients go from being small and barely fitting in our chairs to growing up and getting taller, smarter and more confident. When I'm not assisting chair-side and laughing and joking with my patients at the office, you can find me with my toes in the sand at the beach accompanied by my dog child, Fynn! 

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Carol, Registered Dental Assistant

I have been in the orthodontic field since 1997. I started off as a Sterilizer Operator and that peaked my interest in learning to assist and create beautiful smiles, so I continued working and received my license as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in 2001. I started working for Nagel Orthodontics in March 2016, and my experience with Drs. Norman and Jeffrey Nagel has been amazing. Nagel Orthodontics extends a warm, family-friendly atmosphere not only among the staff members, but with our patients as well. I admire the way both doctors approach their patients, with a smile and kindness. They are always professional. I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all current and future patients, building confidence with every visit as we create not only a beautiful smile, but great memories along the way. When I'm not with my work family, you'll find me spending time with my three children. We love spending time outdoors, dining out, and hitting the movies on our down time!

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Karen, Registered Dental Assistant

I began working and became apart of Team Ortho back in 1988. I cannot help but feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced team for so many years. I love my job, which includes getting to do a wide variety of procedures to help our patients, But I especially love getting to help with our TMJ patients. When im not in the office, in my free time I cherish spending time with my incredible daughter. Both her and I actually have Nagel Orthodontics to thank for both of our incredibly healthy and beautiful smiles.

Nagel Orthodontics

  • Simi Valley Office - 3695 Alamo St., Suite 301, Simi Valley, CA 93063 Phone: 805-581-2480
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