Meet the Team
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.
Emily has been privileged to work with Garfinkle Orthodontics since 2008. Currently she manages our practice remotely, but you may see her in-office as well, since she makes regular visits to work with the team in person. She enjoys supporting Dr. Garfinkle and this amazing team behind the scenes as they provide world class care to our awesome community of patients. She misses her one on one interaction with each patient and seeing those beautiful smiles at the end of treatment. However she loves the role that Dr. Garfinkle has helped her to innovate in order to continue to be of service to this team and community by continuing to improve our systems, care and communication.
When Emily is not in the office you will find her spending time with her husband Kris, exploring the outdoors in the Sonoran Desert as Tucson residents. They love trail running and lounging in the pool!
Erin meets with our patients who will be needing future orthodontic treatment. She enjoys explaining the treatment plan to patients and parents and helping guide them through this new journey. Erin also handles variety of other duties including updating our website, creating event invitations and other marketing materials, and staying in touch with the dental offices in our area. What she loves most, though, is seeing patients have a positive and successful orthodontic experience.
When Erin is not at work, she can be found spending time with her husband Scott, and their children Luke & Everleigh. Erin loves running, any and all outdoor activities, photography, and getting creative with Illustrator and Photoshop.
Connie has been involved with orthodontics for many years, first as a clinical assistant, and the last 18 years as a treatment coordinator. Dr. Garfinkle’s standard of excellence makes it a joy to be a part of this team. She finds joy in meeting families and individuals with a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, who want the best health and aesthetics for their teeth.
When Connie is not working she enjoys gardening, spending time with her 6 adult children, being outdoors by the ocean or camping, and ballroom dancing of any sort.
I am new to the Garfinkle team, but have been in orthodontics for almost 20 years. I began my orthodontic career as a clinical assistant and transitioned into the position of Treatment Coordinator. I enjoy meeting with all new patients who may be needing future orthodontic care. It is my goal to make each individual who walks through our door feel welcome, comfortable and leave with a thorough knowledge of their recommended treatment.
I am married to my best friend and we have two beautiful children! Outside the office I enjoy staying active and spending time outdoors with my family. My happy place is in the sun with my nose in a book.
Cheryl began her dental career with Garfinkle Orthodontics in 2010. Currently she enjoys her role as a remote Treatment Coordinator, helping new patients begin their transformative journey to a beautiful and healthy smile. It is a pleasure working
with the Garfinkle Team who provide individualized excellent care to every patient. Cheryl currently lives in Austin Texas with her husband Hans and their two senior pups, Henley (the schnauzer) and Ollie (the havanese).
When not working she enjoys hiking, traveling, gardening and cooking.
Jamie has been in the dental field for over 20 years – more than 8 of those with Garfinkle Orthodontics! Her job here is to make certain each family is comfortable with their payment arrangements throughout the course of treatment. She also serves as a patient advocate to ensure patients get the most from their insurance benefits.
Outside of the office, much of Jamie’s time is spent camping, hiking and exploring with her husband, Doug, and daughters, Abby and Charley. She also loves cooking healthy meals, maintaining a fit lifestyle, and working on all kinds of creative projects.
Working with patients of all ages is such a fun and rewarding part of being a clinical assistant. The patients at Garfinkle Orthodontics are delightful and fabulous, each in their own way. Joining them on their journey to a beautiful smile is priceless. Colie provides assistance to the doctor for various procedures and supports the patients throughout treatment.
Colie and her husband Chris are Oregon natives and enjoy all that Oregon has to offer! They can be found hiking with their dogs, camping in Central Oregon, or playing a round of disc golf. Colie loves gardening, cooking, baking (mostly bread), and spending time with friends and family.
Mariela is one of the first smiling faces you will see when you visit Garfinkle Orthodontics. Mariela is new to orthodontics and she enjoys learning about each patient’s care and needs. What she loves most about working here is being able to witness each patient’s change in confidence after each visit.
Mariela is a Portland native and has never lived out of state. She loves exploring new restaurants in town and hanging out with her dog Potatoe. Mariela also likes to travel back to her parents hometown in El Salvador to see her extended family and eat the fruit she doesn’t get to eat here.
Kylee has been working in orthodontics for 5 years. She works hard, alongside Dr. Judah, to make sure our patients are always comfortable, happy and getting the best care that they can receive. She is proud to be a part of a team that truly focuses on patient care. Her favorite part of the job is being able to help create beautiful smiles and friendships along the way.
When Kylee isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the coast and spending time with her family.
With 17 years of experience in orthodontics, Emily knows a lot about straight teeth and the impact a beautiful smile can have in someone’s life. Our newest member joining the team this year, we are enjoying her warm personality and attention to detail.
When Emily is not working, you can find her engaged in volunteer work, stand up paddling, and appreciating the Oregon outdoors.
Koreena has been in dentistry for over six years. Her favorite part of working at Garfinkle Orthodontics is watching our patients smiles transform throughout treatment.
When Koreena is not at work, she enjoys hiking with her husband and their Goldendoodle, Cooper.
Emily recently joined the Garfinkle team and she loves coming into work everyday to help create beautiful smiles. She loves being a part of each patient’s journey.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys painting, paddle boarding with her dog Bradley, fishing, snowboarding, and camping. Being active and outdoors has always been a large part of Emily’s life.
I ensure safe check-ins for all patients that come into our office as well as sterilizing to keep us all safe. I am new to the Dental world but I have a background as a CNA and Mental Health professional.
In my spare time, you can find me creating digital art, writing for my podcast, or heating the heavy bag at my kickboxing gym! I live with my wonderful partner Red and our adorable cat Loki.
Karissa has worked in pediatric dentistry since 2018 and is one of our newer team members. She enjoys seeing the transformations of patient’s smiles and helping them to reach their goals.
When Karissa is not at work she enjoys reading and paddle boarding. She was born and raised in Oregon, so like many others that live here, she loves the outdoors and traveling.