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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April, R.D.A.

Treatment Coordinator

April joined Rise & Smile Orthodontics in 2015 and has almost 20 years of orthodontic experience. Originally from Southern California,  April has also lived in such exciting places as Hawaii, Florida and Colorado.  She moved to Austin in 2014 and has been enjoying the greenbelt hiking, good food and warm weather with her dog, Zoey and cat, Penny. 

April's favorite part of working in orthodontics is watching patients get excited about their changing smiles and helping to guide them through the process.


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Ben

Financial Coordinator

Ben is originally from Salt Lake City, where he spent most of his life. Eight years ago, he moved to Austin for his wife's work. He loves the Austin winters!  Ben has two daughters ages 19 and 21, and was able to be a stay at home dad for 10 years.  He enjoys running Spartan Races and  doing archery with his youngest daughter.  His daughters have moved out the house and Ben misses having them around. Ben enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his family, where they enjoy camping, hiking and fishing.

Ben graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Management. Ben has been in the dental/orthodontist field for six years and looks forward to making a career out of it. He enjoys orthodontics because of the confidence and happiness it brings to our patients.


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Angela, R.D.A.

Clinical Assistant

Originally from Houston, Angela joined Rise & Smile Orthodontics in June of 2017. She brings with her over 20 years of orthodontic experience.  Angela and her husband, Bryan, enjoy traveling and going to concerts.

Angela loves chatting with her patients and making them feel warm and welcome.


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Emily

Scheduling Coordinator

Emily is a former teacher, originally from the great state of Louisiana. While moving all around the globe growing up, she decided to get her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology from Texas State University. Emily assists in the front with all our patient's scheduling needs. 

Emily has lived in Austin for almost ten years with her husband and their two French Bulldogs, Bruno and Bailey. On her down time, Emily and her family like taking advantage of all the outdoor activities Austin has to offer.


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Paige

Scheduling Coordinator

Paige was born and raised in Port Neches, Texas, and recently moved to Austin in July 2021.  She has worked in the dental field for 3 years, and loves greeting all of our patients with a warm and friendly welcome.

In her spare time, Paige enjoys making jewelry, reading, and taking her dog, Romy, on walks.  


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Stephany, R.D.A.

Clinical Assistant

Born and raised in Venezuela, Stephany recently moved here from the fast paced melting pot of United States known as Miami. She is eager and happy to now call Austin her new home while raising her two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, her hobbies include traveling and dancing.

Joining the team in December of 2021, she has over 3 years of experience in orthodontics and over 6 years of experience in general dentistry. She loves giving back to the community and making connections with her patients.