Following Dr. Montano‘s and Dr. Cardall‘s lead, our team members are well-trained in state-of-the-art techniques and truly care for each and every patient. Our team is committed to ongoing education and regularly participates in advanced training, allowing us to offer the most advanced technology available in orthodontics today.
SureSmile® allows us to create customized arch wires that will move your teeth to the desired position in less time than traditional wires. Invisalign® allows us to create clear trays for those who desire a beautiful smile but do not want the appearance of braces.
We work as a team to create a relaxed, pleasant, and caring atmosphere where quality orthodontics provides the beautiful smile our patients are seeking.
Rhonda Hylton is our Financial Coordinator. She is in charge of our insurance billing and accounts receivable. Rhonda has been in the dental field since 1975, and has been with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics since 1985. Her experience and personable touch help to make our office run smoothly. Rhonda enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, shopping, and taking care of her kids (baby goats).
“I enjoy providing a level of service that exceeds our patients’ expectations!”
Suzanne Hylton is a Treatment Coordinator and Administrator Manager at Montano & Cardall Orthodontics. She has worked in the field of orthodontics since 1982 and has been with our office since 1988. Her experience in meeting patients’ needs is an asset to our patients and practice.
“I believe the practice of orthodontics allows people to make positive changes in their appearance and self esteem! I like knowing that I am a part of such a positive experience in peoples’ lives!”
Natalie DeMario has been with Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists since 1991 as our Laboratory Manager and Marketing Coordinator. You never know what you will find her working on in our office. Her experience, knowledge, and dedication to all aspects of Montano & Cardall Orthodontic Specialists is greatly appreciated by all. In her spare time Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband Tony, riding horses, raising Koi fish, gardening, and spring flower photography.
“I enjoy working for doctors who pursue excellence and utilize the latest technology!”
Krystal Clutts is one of our Treatment Coordinators and has been with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics since 1996. Her caring and understanding spirit make our patients feel right at home. Krystal loves spending time with her husband, two sons, and two grandsons. She also has two dogs and enjoys camping and shopping.
“I like meeting new people and seeing the results of their beautiful new smiles!”
Narce Elizondo is our Clinical Coordinator and Manager. She has worked in the dental field since 1998 and started working for Drs. Montano and Cardall in 2010. Drs. Montano and Cardall use the latest technologies for their patients’ treatment and Narce loves learning new concepts, which makes her a great asset to our team. When not working, Narce enjoys spending time with her husband, Lucio, staying busy with her three children’s activities, and visiting family and friends.
“I love seeing the change in our patients’ smile and self-esteem!”
Isabel Mendez has been with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics for five years. She is a Clinical Technician and also our fastest Invisalign scanner. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She is always up for trying new things, but can frequently be found doing zumba, hiking, and playing at the park with her family.
“I believe that a smile is one of the most powerful and most underrated gifts that we, as humans, possess!”
Melinda Lopez has been a Clinical Technician with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics since 2003. She also serves as our Surgery Coordinator. Melinda is truly an asset to our team and patients with her easy-going and caring attitude. She loves to spend time with her daughter Makayla, visit family, and play with her two dogs.
“I enjoy working for the best orthodontists in Bakersfield and seeing our patients’ happy faces when they finish treatment!”
Virginia Williams is one of our Clinical Technicians. She started with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics in 2006 and brings over 30 years of dental experience to our office. Virginia and her husband, Robert, like to relax by spending time with their five children and one granddaughter. Virginia also enjoys rollerblading, snow skiing, and riding bikes.
“I enjoy interacting with our patients and admiring their beautiful smiles when they have completed treatment!”
Cynthia Parra has been a Clinical Technician at Montano & Cardall Orthodontics since 2009 and loves working for “the best, most caring and passionate orthodontists”. She enjoys spending time with her son Zaden as well as watching movies, playing video games, reading comics, playing soccer, hiking with her French Mastiff Kylo or in the gym.
“I love to see our patients’ attitude and self-esteem change from the gift of a perfect smile!”
Penny Obenshain has been in the dental field since 1983. She started with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics in 2010 as a Clinical Technician and brings 27 years experience with her. Penny is also our SureSmile specialist and is known for her dedication to patient care and comfort. Penny adores spending time with her husband, Dirk, and children, Presley and Grant. She also loves the outdoors, sports, barbecuing, and spending time with family and friends.
“I enjoy working with Dr. Montano, Dr. Cardall, and their knowledgeable staff! It’s nice to watch a person’s self esteem lift by improving their smile!”
Stephanie Mattana is one of our Laboratory Technicians. She has been working with Montano & Cardall Orthodontics since she graduated from SJVC in 2012. She enjoys making appliances like retainers to help create beautiful smiles. She also loves spending time with her husband and doing volunteer work in her spare time.
“I love being a part of not only creating, but maintaining beautiful smiles!”
Liz Rodriguez has been part of our team since 2013. As our Receptionist, she schedules appointments and helps our patients on the phone. She also assists our office in numerous ways with her diverse skillset including fluent Spanish.When she’s not at work, she spends time with her husband and watches her kids play sports. She loves shopping… especially for shoes! She also enjoys going out to dinner and the movies.
“Of all things we wear, our smile is the most important!”
Victoria Hipsher graduated from SJVC with a 4.0 and was awarded “Best in Program”. She has been working in the dental field since 2010 and has been a Clinical Technician at our office since 2013. She also plays a big role in our social media and marketing. She likes to watch movies, play video games, and take frequent trips to Disneyland.
“I love working with and learning from this extraordinary team of people who are passionate about their patients!”
Brooke Taylor has been working in our Call Center since 2014. While she spends most of her time taking care of our patients on the phone, you will occasionally spot her running errands around the office. Brooke’s willingness to lend a hand and step up to any task given makes her an excellent addition to our practice. When she’s not working, Brooke enjoys re-purposing antiques, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Cody, and their puppy, Legs.
“I feel lucky to be part of a team that puts peoples’ concerns first and reaches out and gives so much back to our community!”
Jennifer Sutton has been in Orthodontics since 1996. She recently moved back to Bakersfield from Dallas, Texas and joined our team as Radiology Technician where she gets to take records for all our patients. She enjoys working with our extremely skilled doctors in the most well-known and established office in town. Some of her hobbies are sewing, crafting, playing with her kids, and going to the beach.
Christina Porter joined our team in 2015 managing our sterilization and recently joined our Laboratory where she gets to create models and appliances for our patients. In her spare time she keeps busy with her husband and 3 daughters, ages 16, 14, and 8. She also enjoys playing in a pool league.
“I love working in an environment where work doesn’t feel like work!“
JoEll Carling is our Sterilization Technician. Her assistance around the office helps everything run quickly and smoothly. She just moved to Bakersfield with her husband and enjoys traveling and getting to know California better. She also loves just being outdoors.
“It feels good to work with the best doctors in town and offer an unprecedented service that uplifts our patients’ lives forever!”
Sarah Williams has been in the dental field since 2013 and joined our team this year as a Clinical Technician. Outside of the office, she loves to travel, paint, cook, explore different musicians, and watch the Angels at the Anaheim stadium.
“I love that in our office, excellence is the only option!”
Claudia De La O has been an RDA and back office supervisor in a general dental office since 1997 and started working as an ortho assistant in 2014. On her days off she enjoys spending quality time with her son Paul and daughter Zoee, watching movies, going to the beach, shopping, and visiting and camping with family.
“It’s exciting to be on a team of such dedicated people who care so deeply about their patients and go above and beyond to meet and exceed their expectations!”