Meet the Staff



Tori - Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Hi there! My name is Tori, I am Dr. Thalgott's office manager and treatment coordinator, and I am proud to welcome you and your family to our practice! I have worked in the dental field for over 30 years, and to this day, I truly enjoy working with people and serving others. I can't see myself doing anything else. We have such a rewarding job, getting to see our patients for at least two years; they become a part of our orthodontic family. My favorite thing about working in orthodontics is the day we take our patients' braces off. I always like to walk back and see their new smiles. I have the opportunity to meet with all the patients after they get their braces off and I love it! They are so happy and can't quit smiling. Dr. Thalgott is the best. He is an excellent orthodontist, creating individual treatment plans for each patient, and taking care of his patients as if they were part of his own family. He stays up on the latest technology, and he is fun to work with; he has a great sense of humor! Our entire practice is here to make your orthodontic experience as fun, rewarding, and memorable as possible.

Outside of the practice, I have a great husband Kevin, whom I have been married to for over 30 years, and we have three wonderful children, and one precious grandchild. I am so thankful for my family. They bring so much joy to my life. We also love our dogs. Life just wouldn't be complete without our dogs. In my free time, I am very active in my church and I love helping people. I feel like I am here to make a difference in other peoples' lives, so I am always asking myself what can I do for someone today Lord. I don't ever sit still for too long. I also love to garden, read and take long hikes.


Kim M.

Kim M. - Orthodontic Technician

Hi, my name is Kim and I am an orthodontic technician for Dr. Thalgott's office. I enjoy meeting and working with our new patients to get them started on their orthodontic journey. One of my favorite parts of working here is meeting new people and helping them achieve a beautiful smile with braces. Dr. Thalgott has a great deal of compassion and integrity when working with patients and is always looking to learn new practices and techniques.

I have been married for 15 years and have two wonderful daughters, Madison and Abigale. We also have a 5 year old rat terrier, Sophie. I love taking boating trips during the summer with my family and skiing/snowboarding trips during the winter. You may not know that I was a patient of Dr. Thalgott's 18 years ago and he is now my kids' orthodontist!



Renee - Clinical Coordinator

Welcome to our practice! My name is Renee, and I am the clinical coordinator. I work chair side with Dr. Thalgott, and make sure that our patients feel comfortable, are greeted with a smile, and enjoy their experiences at our practice. I love building friendships with my patients, and I look forward to seeing my patients and their families at each appointment. My favorite thing about working in orthodontics is when patients get their braces on, and being able to make sure that their journey toward a new smile starts out in a fun, positive way. I have worked with Dr. Thalgott for over 14 years, and I still enjoy coming to this practice each day. He is a wonderful orthodontist, we have a wonderful team, and I feel confident with the care we give to our patients.

I have been marred to my high school sweetheart for over 20 years. We have one son, Tommy, who is ten, and two dogs, a sweet old lab and one crazy puppy! I love to hang out with my family and friends. We enjoy all outdoor activities, especially bike riding, swimming, golfing, camping, and hiking. I also love to read. When I was younger, I was a girl scout, and I achieved the highest honor, 'First Class,' and was awarded a flag from then president Jimmy Carter!



Layne - Orthodontic Technician

Hi, I'm Layne, and I'm one of Dr. Thalgott's orthodontic technicians. I love talking to our patients, and learning about their interests outside of the practice. The friendships I've made with my patients are so much fun, and I'm always so happy to see them and find out what's new in their lives. My favorite thing about working in orthodontics is the people! Our patients, Dr. Thalgott, and our team are all like family to me. We're always having fun here with different games and prizes. Dr. Thalgott is a wonderful orthodontist. He is such a great leader, and cares so much about each patient he treats. Everybody who comes here leaves with a beautiful smile!

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Tom, for two years, and we have an adorable, and active, son. Our son is our pride and joy; he is always smiling, and always making us smile! When I'm not at the practice, I love spending time with my family, and watching my son play and learn new things each day. I like riding my bike, and relaxing once in a while in the hot tub at my parents' house. I'm also very active with our church and participating in different church activities. I love watching the Olympics, and about four years ago I actually broke my humerus bone trying to 'go big or go home' on my snowboard. Needless to say, I now leave the stunts to the professionals!



Sandra - Orthodontic Technician

Hi, my name is Sandra and I was born and raised in Croatia. I came to the USA when she was 20 years old and learned the English language and orthodontics. I am now a US citizen. I love being a mom of 2, a girl and a boy. I also love cooking, decorating, digital scrapbooking and family vacations.

I have been working at Dr. Thalgott's office since 2004 as one of his orthodontics technicians. I love assisting Dr. Thalgott in all of our procedures as well as interacting with our patients and hearing about their lives and accomplishments. The best prize is to see a beautiful smile on our patient face when we complete their treatment. A side of taking care of our patient needs I also take care of all the inventory and ordering at our office. I love my job!



Portia - Orthodontic Technician

Hi, my name is Portia. I'm one of Dr. Thalgott's orthodontic technicians. I love orthodontics and been with it for 14 yrs. I really enjoy getting to know our patients. My favorite thing is when I give a quality service to all our patients and know that I made them comfortable in each visit.

I also help Dr. Thalgott with our Social Networking in the office. I manage our Facebook Account. It is so much fun. I love the interaction it creates for us with our patients. Go to our Facebook and like us and see all the great pictures there!

I am from beautiful San Diego. I loved growing up in California. I still go back and visit often. I have 2 nephews that live there. They are the apple of my eye. I just adore them and enjoy spending time with them. I am the favorite aunt!

One of my hobbies is guns. My father taught me all about guns since I was 8 yrs old. I have lots of fun going to the shooting range.

I also keep myself very active. I have a very active lifestyle. I work out all the time and am always looking for ways to keep my body healthy with fitness and diet. You can find me at the gym working out 4-5 days a week. I am always interested in new healthy supplements or foods that keep my body fine tuned and healthy.

On top of my busy schedule, I do find time to do community service through my ministry work. I really love and enjoy helping others that I meet out in my service work.