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Meet the Team

JoAnn JL Wright

Office Manager


I love to work with people and this job really makes that happen. My past experience in Banking helps me to do my in the "number" and "people" areas. This is a great team to work with, they all know their jobs very well and are eager to help each other. That is what makes this place a wonderful office to work!

When I am not working, I enjoy bicycle riding with my husband, Gary . Spending time in the outdoors is always refreshing. I love to bake and cook. Always enjoy spending time with my dog Rosie and Cat Minou and of course all my wonderful friends......

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Stephanie Gonzales

Orthodontic Assistant

When you come into the office and notice all the sparkling clean instruments and equipment that was my handiwork! Along with the general housekeeping, I also assist Dr. King and attend to anything our patients may need. My favorite part about what I do is working with children and seeing treatment results. Our team is one of a kind and I love working with everyone here.

When I’m not working I spend my time watching my older daughter dance and my younger daughter play basketball. I have two small dogs and also enjoy scrapbooking.

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Pam Russel

Lab Manager

I really love working in the lab and oversee all appliance fabrication. I make various kinds of appliances like lower bonded, clear, and Hawley retainers as well as any other special appliance the doctor needs. Orthodontics can change a patient’s attitude and life forever so I’m happy to be a part of making that happen. Seeing someone who never used to smile leave the office beaming is what makes it all worth it.

My time at home is spent with my husband John and our cat. We have two grown children, three beautiful grandchildren. I’m into Ashtanga yoga and go twice a week. I’ve also enjoyed taking voice lessons for over ten years.

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Hayley Smith

Treatment Coordinator

I help new patients to find the best treatment option for them and make sure they have an enjoyable experience along the way. I also help Dr. King track patient progress through the course of their treatment. I treat everyone that comes through our doors the way I’d like to be treated, and love building new relationships with patients and their families to help them achieve the smile they want.

I enjoy spending time at home with my husband Jared and my family. I also have a spoiled Siberian Husky named Skyler. You may not know that I was named after Hayley’s comet, but it won’t pass by Earth again until I’m 90 years old!

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AnnMarie Garcia

Scheduling Coordinator

My duties in the office consist of answering the phones, scheduling patients, and sending and receiving correspondence and mail. I always greet our patients with a smile, whether in person or on the phone and love getting to know them more and more each time they visit. Interacting with our patients is definitely my favorite part of my job. We also have a bunch of contests and stamp cards for patients, which is super fun!

I am married with three amazing children and four dogs. My favorite leisure activity is spending time and doing girl stuff with my three best friends, my daughters! I also speak Spanish and get a kick out of watching the TV show “Sam & Cat.”

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Jessica Parra

Clinic Coordinator

My duties are varied and include assisting the doctor, ordering all clinic supplies, as well as covering the front desk when needed. We’re all team players here, working to create perfect smiles for our patients. I love working with Dr. King because her attention to detail is amazing, and the results when the braces come off show it. Seeing how happy our patients are at the end of treatment, and knowing that I played a part in bettering their lives, are my favorite parts about this job.

When I’m not working I like to spend time with my two sons and watching movies. If I’m not doing any of those things, I won’t be caught in the kitchen, because I don’t cook!

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Felicia Hurtado

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

I make sure each appointment goes smoothly by assisting the doctor. I also work in the lab and coordinate our marketing efforts. I’m passionate about orthodontics and what I do, and I feel like I learn something new everyday. I love seeing patients go from the start to finish during their treatment, and I especially love to see their faces and smiles when they get their braces off!

At home, my husband and I take pride in our three very active boys, all of whom play football, basketball, and track. We’re big Chicago Bears fans. I also enjoy making jewelry and I used to jump rope competitively.

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Lisa King Orthodontics
8300 Carmel Ave. NE, Suite 403
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 299-7678