We recognize that all 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.
Office Manager / Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Lizz is a fun and energetic person who will most likely greet you when you first call or come visit the office. She also helps manage the office’s daily routine, files insurance, schedules appointments, prepares financial packets, and even occasionally helps in the back. Lizz enjoys meeting new patients every day, watching their progress, and seeing the end results. She feels fortunate to work with such a dedicated group of people who get along so well and enjoy each other’s company.
Lizz has lived in Livermore since 1998 and has a beautiful daughter, Elissa, who graduated from Chico State University in May 2017. She also has two Bernese Mountain Dogs and a cat. Lizz loves the beach and the outdoors, and has found that she actually enjoys running to keep in shape.
Clinic Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant
Michelle is an excellent RDA with an attention to detail. She’s been working with Dr. Emrich since high school and went on to get her RDA license in 1997. Michelle loves working with patients, helping them with their treatment, and making sure their orthodontic experience is as comfortable as possible. She feels fortunate to be part of such a cohesive, teamwork-oriented office.
Michelle is married with two kids, Brooklyn and Chance. The family stays busy with the kids’ activities and enjoys camping and being outdoors.
Registered Dental Assistant
Donna has gained lots of orthodontic knowledge over the past 35 years, and is an extremely skilled RDA. She works with patients to prepare them for braces, takes impressions for retainers, and takes X-rays and photos before the patient starts treatment. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the excitement on our patients’ faces when they get their braces removed and see their new smiles for the first time.
Donna is married and has two grown sons and two beautiful granddaughters. In her free time, she enjoys sewing and quilting.
Scheduling / Treatment Coordinator, Financial Assistant
Janine works at our front desk, where she helps patients get the most out of their insurance benefits and administers our in-office payment plans. She is here to ensure that our patients feel welcome and comfortable while maintaining proper records, bookkeeping, and patient appointments to ensure the best treatment and experience for each individual patient. The best parts of Janine’s day are getting new patients excited about their upcoming orthodontic treatment and witnessing our teams’ successes with apprehensive patients. She is very proud to be part of such a great team.
When she’s not at work, Janine loves spending time with her husband John and two daughters who are in college. They love traveling, big family gatherings, and the outdoors, and are avid San Francisco Giants fans!
Stephanie joined our office in 2016 after she graduated from Carrington College’s certified dental assisting program. In addition to seating patients for their appointments, she also assists Dr. Emrich and completes records. Stephanie enjoys interacting with each patient and seeing people love their new smiles. Her fun personality adds lots of laughs to our office’s great, upbeat environment.
Stephanie spends her free time hanging out with friends and family, camping, and boating.