Smile Straight Orthodontics - Midland, TX Team
Jennifer Sullivan, DMD, MS
Jennifer Sullivan, DMD, MS - Orthodontist
In true Hoosier fashion, she went to Indiana University in Bloomington for her Bachelor of Arts.
She went onto earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Sullivan also received her Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sullivan practiced general dentistry and was a faculty member of Clinical & Restorative Dentistry at the University of Kentucky before she decided she wanted to devote her life to transforming patients' lives by improving their smiles. She went on to receive her Masters Degree & Certificate of Orthodontics from the University of Kentucky Orthodontic Graduate Program.
"I moved to Midland in the Great State of Texas on a leap of faith and for a fresh start. I have never looked back and it has been one of the best decisions of my life."
She feels that in orthodontics, she has a unique opportunity to see patients frequently over a long period of time, especially young people. Though their treatment she sees their confidence improve as their smiles come to life.
She enjoys orthodontics because it is such a unique combination of art, science, technology, and teamwork.
Dr. Sullivan is an active member in many organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, Texas Association of Orthodontics, and the American Dental Association.
Favorite Book Dr. Sullivan is fond of the classics. Her favorite book of all time is The Scarlet Letter.
World Traveler Maybe because of her unique start, but she love to travel and learn about other cultures. She has been to 16 countries so far.
Animal Lover Dr. Sullivan's house is a zoo. Literally. She has 3 poodles, 4 bunnies, 2 turtles, and a cat.
Sally Rivera - Ortho Assistant
She enjoys being in orthodontics because not only does Smile Straight Orthodontics improve a patent's health, a great smile also boosts their self-esteem.
She never tires of her favorite moment: when a patient comes in on their final day of treatment and gets their braces off. The smile when they look in the mirror is priceless!
On the Tube Sally's favorite show is Grey's Anatomy. Our office is fun, but not quite as much drama.
Inspirational Quote When Life gets too hard to stand, kneel.
Favorite Meal Sally loves green enchiladas.
Sam Garcia - Office Manager
She started her career as an orthodontic assistant and has become the back office manager at Smile Straight Orthodontics. She loves her role in the office since she gets to see how all the patients are progressing through their treatment.
She views orthodontics like a puzzle. Once all the pieces come together all the hassle was totally worth it.
And when patients are leaving after they have finished their treatment she makes sure to remind them to wear their retainer to keep their smiles perfect.
On the Tube Sam is a huge fan of Law & Order SVU.
Favorite Meal Good old fashioned spaghetti.
Secret Skill Sam is incredibly talented at decorating and interior design.
Claudia Tejeda - Treatment Coordinator
As a treatment coordinator, Claudia helps new patients and their families with deciding what is the best treatment option and how various finance options. She is an expert at working with families from all incomes to make sure they can afford the smile they deserve.
Favorite Team Claudia is a total fan of Dallas Cowboys. But she hasn't been to a game. Yet.
Favorite Restaurant She loves all things Texas including Texas Road House.
Favorite Meal Claudia likes her enchiladas red.
Adrienne Castro - Treatment Coordinator
Her family moved to Midland and she graduated from Midland High School.
She has always worked in healthcare, but when she was introduced to orthodontics, she knew that was where her heart was.
One of the things she likes most about working at Smile Straight Orthodontics is meeting all the different people and families that come into the office. She loves being able to interact with all the patients and their families.
Favorite Song Adrienne loves Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You. Go ahead and ask her to sing the chorus.
Favorite Quote Nothing is interesting, unless you are interested.
Proud Mom Her son is on a traveling soccer club. She enjoys getting to travel around with him.
Jacklyn Jefferson - Assistant Manager
Jacklyn enjoys helping all patients with their journey but she especially enjoys the kids. She knows how a great smile can help a teenager's self esteem.
Favorite City to Visit Jacklyn loves to get to Austin whenever she can.
Inspirational Quote Be the change you want to see in the world.
Favorite Meal Jacklyn loves carne asada tacos. She could have them every day of the week and never get sick of them.