Our Staff

Marilyn

Marilyn

To know me is to know that I LOVE MY JOB! I love working with kids, families, adults… everyone! Knowing that our team can make such a profound difference in others’ lives is such an inspiration and is intensely fulfilling. Another reason I love my job is because I so strongly believe in Dr. Chorak’s work quality, ethics, unsurpassed service, and his ability to create that amazing signature “Chorak Smile” that sets him apart from the rest.

I have been with the practice since its inception in 2001. For many of those years, I have worked behind the scenes doing the business side of things such as bookkeeping and marketing. In May of 2014, I decided to come aboard as the Treatment Coordinator. I am one of the first to welcome you into our office as I walk you through your initial consultation with Dr. Chorak. You can expect to be greeted warmly and made very comfortable.

I earned my B.A from the University of Washington and my Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of Puget Sound. I am a certified elementary teacher and have taught in schools in both Oregon and Washington. I was also the Center Director of Sylvan Learning Centers in Kentucky and in Oregon for several years.

Dr. Chorak and I have been married since 1996 and we have 2 amazing and wonderful children, Julia and Mason. We also have the world’s greatest dog, Jinger.

Can’t wait to meet you!

Sarah

Sarah

My name is Sarah and I am a Chairside Assistant for Dr. Chorak. I have been working with Dr. Chorak since 2002. It is my pleasure to work with you as you are getting your braces on, attending one of your regular appointments, or finally getting your braces off. My favorite moment is when someone looks in the mirror after debonding. It is so fulfilling to see the happiness in that smile! Aside from being a Chairside Assistant, I am the one who is in charge of inventory and ordering supplies to ensure that we have all we need to deliver that "Chorak Smile".

I live in Kent with my husband, Jessie, and my three sons, Junior, Joshua, and Isaiah. I look forward to working with you!

Jill

Jill

My name is Jill and I am a Chairside Assistant for Dr. Chorak. I have been working here since March of 2009. I have worked for Dr. Chorak since 2009. I make retainers, help up front sometimes as well as preform chairside duties as an assistant. I enjoy working in orthodontics because of the hands on, fast paced environment. I love seeing peoples teeth transform and seeing them get excited to go out and show off their new, perfect smile!

I love to travel- mostly to Salt Lake City, Utah were I grew up. I also enjoy camping in the summer!


Janessa

Janessa

I graduated form dental assisting school in 2010. I worked in general dentistry for three years then moved to ortho at this office and have been here a little over two years.

Besides hanging out with family and friends, I love volleyball, movies and do-it-yourself projects.

I love the smiles we all receive after patients get their braces off. It's very rewarding and makes all the work we do as a team worth it.

Tierra

Tierra

I have been here for about a year and a half. I graduated from Renton Tech winter of 2013. I went straight into ortho and have been working with this office since!

Smiles are very important. It tells so much about a person, which is why I love ortho so much. One of my favorite moments is the day when one of our patients get's their braces off; the joy in their smile and eyes light up the room. It feels good to know I helped contribute to giving them that happiness!

I love to travel, hike, eat at fun and new restaurants and I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Cristal

Cristal

Cristal has been working with Dr. Chorak since December of 2015. She was born in Santa Cruz California and moved to Kent Washington with her family when she was 5 years old. She graduated from Auburn Mountain View High School and started her career in dentistry after completing her training at Pima Medical Institute. She enjoys working with patients and helping out everywhere around the office. She loves to learn new orthodontic knowledge and is eager to acquire new skills. Meeting and getting to know people, and helping to create a beautiful, healthy smile are the main reasons Cristal loves orthodontics.

Outside of work Cristal likes to spend time with her loving parents, three younger sisters and watching movies with friends. She rides and trains horses in a precision riding troupe and performs around the state. She also visits Mexico yearly with her family during the summertime.

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