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.
Lead Orthodontic Assistant
Kayla was born in Los Alamos, NM and graduated from Los Alamos High. She then attended UNM for her prerequisites and completed her dental health degree at the Santa Fe Community College in May of 2018. Kayla works with new patients during consultations and assists Dr. Darmitzel with orthodontic exams. She also helps with orthodontic adjustments and all the prep work to get started with braces or Invisalign®. She loves meeting new patients and getting to know them on a personal level, not to mention seeing them smile at the end of treatment!
In her spare time, Kayla enjoys being with her two fur babies Harley and Spotty, as well as her husband Dominic. They enjoy camping, hiking, four-wheeling, fishing, and just about anything else they can do outdoors! When she’s at home, Kayla likes crafting and watching a good movie.
Reception and Financial Coordinator
Karen joined our office in 2019, taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of Dr. Darmitzel and our team to become an outstanding financial coordinator. She enjoys helping patients arrange financial options that allow them to achieve a beautiful smile, and hopes to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and spoiling her cat Matty.
Mariana began working at Darmitzel Orthodontics in 2019, after earning her Associate’s degree in Dental Health and certificate in dental assisting. She fills each day at our office by interacting with patients on a one-on-one level and creating a bond with them. She is most fulfilled when watching the excitement that fills patients up after seeing their orthodontic improvements. Mariana most appreciates working at an office that is her home away from home, and that is full of jokes and laughter.
Mariana is the spontaneous one of the group! On the weekends, she likes going out to concerts and dancing, though you can also find her staying home and watching movies. Her favorite thing at home is spending time with her fur baby, a three-year-old, playful Shih Tzu named Maximiliano, or “Max” for short. As for her hobbies, Mariana enjoys playing with makeup and has a part time job at Ulta Beauty. Aside from family, friends, and work, she is attending classes to finish her degree!
Destiny graduated from Santa Fe Community College with a certificate in dental assisting in 2020. As an orthodontic assistant, her favorite part about her job is watching patients change through each phase of treatment. She appreciates that, at our office, she gets to learn something new every day, not to mention all the smiles and laughs!
Destiny is Native American, from the Pueblos of Cochiti and Ohkay Owingeh. She loves participating in and learning her Pueblos’ traditions and languages, along with spending time with her family and two Siberian huskies, Roxy and Zeus. Besides spending time with her fur babies and family, she enjoys playing softball, watching movies, listening to music, and baking!
Diana recently joined our office, where she welcomes patients into the office, explains whatever procedure will be done that day, and then helps Dr. Darmitzel carry it out. She thrives on meeting new people and loves seeing before and after results for each patient—for her, that part is the most awesome!
When she’s not at work, Diana loves to exercise, hike, and swim. She also enjoys music, dancing, and going to baseball games with her family.
We were so pleased to welcome Nahomy to the Darmitzel Orthodontics team in 2021! A recent graduate of dental assisting school, she can be found at our front desk where she greets all patients with a smile and facilitates the check-in process. Nahomy loves that she plays a role in making patients love their new smiles and helping them feel comfortable in our office. She’s also excited to spend time in such a splendid work atmosphere!
Outside of work, Nahomy enjoys time with family, going on hikes, and try new restaurants. In her free time, you might just find her reading an enjoyable book, listening to music, or playing the piano. She loves discovering new activities!