About Us

Dr. Marc Pana

When I think of the word “smile”, I think of beauty and health.  Your smile says a lot about you and the person you are.  It’s communicating without saying a word.  A beautiful and a healthy smile can give a person the confidence they need to feel good about themselves.  Research actually shows that smiling is good for your health.  Even if you don’t feel like smiling, making yourself smile will release chemicals in your body that are healthy for you.

When I was a teenager, my lower jaw started to grow abnormally and I needed jaw surgery.  However, I couldn’t get the surgery until I was 21 years old.  I also needed to get braces before the surgery.  When I was 20 years old, I had my braces put on.  That was my first experience in the orthodontic field.  I really enjoyed going to the orthodontist and when I was done with my treatment, I knew that I wanted to be an orthodontist.  I wanted to change lives and make people feel good about themselves and their smiles.

What I enjoy the most about orthodontics are a couple of things.  First, I get to meet great people every day.  We see our young patients grow up and see them develop into young adults.  I also love the facial changes that occur during orthodontic treatment.  Some changes are very subtle but some are significant and life changing.

At Pana Orthodontics, we do things a bit differently.  My philosophy is to treat the face first and then treat the teeth.  Facial aesthetics is a key component of my practice.  I just don’t want to create beautiful smiles, I also want to create beautiful faces.

My favorite thing to do on my free time, is to exercise and be with my family. 

Consultants

A Team Of Professionals

John Doe

CEO

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Jane Smith

CTO

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Meet the Team

Tia Fischer

Tia Fischer

Director of Operations

I come to Pana Orthodontics with a degree in Healthcare Administration and 15 years experience in the dental industry. My favorite aspect of my job is getting know our patients and their families!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time working out and traveling with my family.
Morgan Alaskery

Morgan Alaskery

Director of Orthodontic Operation

I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from CBU and am currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s in Radiologic Sciences. Throughout this time, I have acquired over 6 years of dental experience and a love for seeing the orthodontic journey our patients experience. I am married with four beautiful fur babies. During my free time I enjoy photography, traveling, and eating Dave’s Hot Chicken more than I should.

Tia Fischer

Tia Fischer

Director of Operations

I come to Pana Orthodontics with a degree in Healthcare Administration and 15 years experience in the dental industry. My favorite aspect of my job is getting know our patients and their families!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time working out and traveling with my family.
Morgan Alaskery

Morgan Alaskery

Director of Orthodontic Operation

I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from CBU and am currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s in Radiologic Sciences. Throughout this time, I have acquired over 6 years of dental experience and a love for seeing the orthodontic journey our patients experience. I am married with four beautiful fur babies. During my free time I enjoy photography, traveling, and eating Dave’s Hot Chicken more than I should.

Gloria Baltierra

Gloria Baltierra

Scheduling Coordinator

I came to Pana Orthodontics with 10 years of front office experience. I love getting to know our patients and their families. In my spare time I love spending time with my two daughters.

Clara Ferguson

Clara Ferguson

Clinical Concierge

I have over 25 years of experience in orthodontics. I enjoy watching the transformation in our patient’s teeth and seeing their beautiful smiles at the end of treatment. I am married, have an awesome son and daughter, and two dogs. In my spare time I like to spend time at the beach, ride my bike, exercise, do Zumba, go to concerts, and attend sporting events.
Gloria Baltierra

Gloria Baltierra

Scheduling Coordinator

I came to Pana Orthodontics with 10 years of front office experience. I love getting to know our patients and their families. In my spare time I love spending time with my two daughters.

Clara Ferguson

Clara Ferguson

Clinical Concierge

I have over 25 years of experience in orthodontics. I enjoy watching the transformation in our patient’s teeth and seeing their beautiful smiles at the end of treatment. I am married, have an awesome son and daughter, and two dogs. In my spare time I like to spend time at the beach, ride my bike, exercise, do Zumba, go to concerts, and attend sporting events.
Jessica Penuelas

Jessica Penuelas

Clinical Concierge

When I was a little girl, I used to be terrified of going to my dentist appointments. I was afraid of the dentist and the assistants and I was too afraid to tell them if something was hurting me. Which is the reason why I chose this profession as a career. I’ve been in the field 7 years now and I am loving it. I love being an orthodontic assistant because I get to have a one on one conversation with patients and make them feel comfortable while I’m working on them and tell them what to expect. At Pana orthodontics, we strive to get awesome results after treatment and we make it fun during the process. I have never been in a more fun, outgoing and friendly office like at Pana Orthodontics, here we are family. When I see our patients smile, it makes me very happy because I was able to help make that perfect smile! On my free time I like to bake all kinds of goodies for my 2 kids, play soccer on Sunday mornings and watch Japanese anime.
Yered Gonzalez

Yered Gonzalez

Clinical Concierge

I attended and graduated from ROP Dental Program and pursued my DH career for 3 years. I am currently working at becoming a seasoned orthodontic assistant. My hobbies are streaming, singing, and writing songs.

Jessica Penuelas

Jessica Penuelas

Clinical Concierge

When I was a little girl, I used to be terrified of going to my dentist appointments. I was afraid of the dentist and the assistants and I was too afraid to tell them if something was hurting me. Which is the reason why I chose this profession as a career. I’ve been in the field 7 years now and I am loving it. I love being an orthodontic assistant because I get to have a one on one conversation with patients and make them feel comfortable while I’m working on them and tell them what to expect. At Pana orthodontics, we strive to get awesome results after treatment and we make it fun during the process. I have never been in a more fun, outgoing and friendly office like at Pana Orthodontics, here we are family. When I see our patients smile, it makes me very happy because I was able to help make that perfect smile! On my free time I like to bake all kinds of goodies for my 2 kids, play soccer on Sunday mornings and watch Japanese anime.
Yered Gonzalez

Yered Gonzalez

Clinical Concierge

I attended and graduated from ROP Dental Program and pursued my DH career for 3 years. I am currently working at becoming a seasoned orthodontic assistant. My hobbies are streaming, singing, and writing songs.

Education

B.S. General Biology; University of California, San Diego
D.D.S. University of Southern California School of Dentistry
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; University of Southern California
M.S. Craniofacial Biology and Facial Aesthetics; University of Southern California