Meet the Team

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and certifications, and years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Dara-Clinical Orthodontic Assistant-RDA
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Dara joined Long Orthodontics in 2003, left in 2007 to start her family and returned in 2014. She’s a clinical orthodontic assistant for Dr. Long. She assists in events for the office, lab work and direct patient care. Dara is married to Chase and they have 2 children, Lacey and Baron. She enjoys long runs, cooking with her kids and being outdoors. “I really love all of our patients and patient care at Long Orthodontics.” Dara brings an outgoing sweet personality to the practice.

Kim C-Clinical Orthodontic Assistant/Lab Coordinator-RDA
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Kim C. became part of the Long Orthodontic team in the spring of 1999. She’s married to Todd and has 2 beautiful girls and 2 Chihuahuas. Kim is a clinical orthodontic assistant, Facebook liaison, event coordinator and lab coordinator. “Working with patients is definitely what I enjoy most about working at Long Orthodontics.” In Kim’s spare time you can find her on Lake LBJ enjoying the sun and boating. Kim is extremely creative and keeps us laughing with her humor.

Maranda-Scheduling Coordinator/Clinical Orthodontic Assistant-RDA
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Maranda joined our team in 2001 and has been in the dental field since 1993. She started with Dr. Long as a clinical assistant and has recently transitioned into the role of Scheduling Coordinator. “I will be available to take care of all of your scheduling needs. I am the contact person for advertisements and assisting with technical support and the office website.” Maranda continues to assist and help out in the clinic when needed. She‘s married with 2 wonderful children who keep her busy with dance and sports. In her spare time, you will find Maranda with her family or out on their family farm in Lexington. She will greet you with a smile!

Tracy-Patient Coordinator/Clinical Orthodontic Assistant-RDA
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Tracy joined Long Orthodontics in the spring of 1994 and is a clinical assistant for Dr. Long. She explains treatment at consultations and is one of our event coordinators. Tracy may be one of the first team members that you’ll meet in the consultation or when you are in the dental chair. She and her husband have 3 amazing children and 1 precious daughter in law. “My favorite part of working for Long Orthodontics is the relationship that I build with patients and their families.” Outside of orthodontics, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and being creative. Tracy adds a little sparkle to everything she touches!

Julie-Treatment Coordinator
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In 2010, Long Orthodontics brought Julie on board. She has been in the dental industry since 2001. Julie is the team member who assists Dr. Long with all new patient visits and with patients who are ready for orthodontic treatment. “I love to see the transformation that happens with a patient’s confidence during orthodontic treatment.” Julie is married to Wade and they have 2 daughters Avery and Skye, whom they joyfully adopted in 2008. They live in Dripping Springs and enjoy spending time outdoors and poolside. They stay busy with the girls and all of their fun extracurricular activities. Julie’s goal is to keep in touch with our new patients to answer their questions and get them scheduled.

 

Kim M- Financial Coordinator
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Kim M. joined our practice in 2004.  Kim has over 20 years of combined dental and orthodontic experience.  As our Financial Coordinator she will assist you with any questions you have regarding your insurance or account with us.  Kim is married and the mother of 2 boys Carson and Grant.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is usually involved in some facet of music.  Kim enjoys singing, writing, and listening to music.