Here at Miles of Smiles Orthodontics, we are a hardworking team that is committed to providing patient-focused orthodontic care in Temecula, Murrieta, and Hemet, California. We genuinely care about our patients and work well together to ensure everyone’s needs are met. We are also able to assist you in Spanish, Italian, and English. We are excited to get to know you and encourage you to contact us today to schedule your appointment with either one of our skilled orthodontists, Dr. Tal Jergensen, Dr. Scott Hope, Dr. Shawn Pesh or Dr. Samuel Waddoups.
Cathy E. – Office Manager
Hi, my name is Cathy. I have had the awesome privilege of working at Dr. Jergensen’s orthodontic practice since 1995. I would not want to work anywhere else, as Dr. Jergensen and the staff are like family to me. The best part of my job is the relationships that I develop with patients and parents, and of course seeing their beautiful smiles. In my spare time, I love spending time with my friends and family, barbequing and playing games. I also like weekend getaways and spending time with my grandchildren.
- Fun Fact: I love music and dancing as much as possible!
- Favorite movie: An Officer and a Gentleman
- Favorite food: Tri-Tip Barbeque!
Sally L. – Treatment Coordinator (Hemet)
Hi, my name is Sally. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1986 and have been on this team since 1994! I decided to go into orthodontics because of the beautiful smiles that are created from straight teeth! My favorite thing about working for Jergensen & Waddoups is they are a family-oriented orthodontic team who create wonderful smiles! When I am away from the office, I enjoy my family, going to church, close friends and the beach! I have a husband and two sons. We also have a dog, a cat, two turtles and two Betta fish; and of course, our extended family of relatives who we care about!
- Fun fact about me: I like to plan events for everyone to have fun!
- Favorite movie: Disney’s Enchanted
- Favorite food: PF Chang’s food!
Jami W. – Treatment Coordinator/Practice Relations Coordinator (Temecula)
Hi, my name is Jami. I started in dentistry in 1996 and joined Dr. Jergensen in 2006. I decided to go into orthodontics because helping people improve their smile and confidence is an amazing journey! I love seeing our patients and the progress they are making in their daily lives! My favorite thing about working for Jergensen & Waddoups is meeting new people and making some wonderful friends along the way! When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog Chase! I love the exciting, spontaneous, more-laughs-than-I-can-handle life we share together!
- Fun fact about me: I don’t know how to dive properly off a diving board! It freaks me out!!
- Favorite movie: Many, but Footloose is definitely high on my list!
- Favorite food: Hamburgers-the funky ones 🙂
Martha B. – Treatment Coordinator, RDA (Murrieta)
Hi, my name is Martha. I have been in the orthodontic field since 2000 and joined this group in 2013. I decided to go into orthodontics because it brings me joy to see the transformation of our patients’ confidence as we help improve their smiles. It is great to work with two amazing orthodontists that care about their patients and their staff, while providing the best care possible. When I am away from the office, I enjoy traveling, exploring new places and trying new foods with my husband and our three amazing girls.
- Fun fact about me: I know how to ride a quad, dirt bike, and Harley!
- Favorite movie: Shall We Dance
- Favorite food: Thai food and sushi
Michelle S. – Receptionist, RDA (Temecula)
Hi, my name is Michelle. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1993. I decided to go into orthodontics because I enjoy caring for people and creating beautiful smiles. In 2006, I joined this group, and my favorite thing about working for Jergensen & Waddoups Orthodontics is caring for, and getting to know our wonderful patients. When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children.
- Fun fact about me: I love to dance
- Favorite movie: The Notebook
- Favorite food: Sushi
Katie G. – Receptionist (Hemet)
Hi, my name is Katie. I have been honored to work with Dr. Jergensen for six years. My favorite thing about working here is that it’s a fun and relaxing environment. I always look forward to seeing our awesome patients every day. I love playing softball, spending time with friends and family and playing with my dogs. I recently got engaged and am getting married later this year! I also have two dogs and two cats.
- Fun fact about me: I was a legit softball player in high school
- Favorite movie: The Notebook (I cry every time!)
- Favorite food: Italian
Lori G. – RDA & Clinical Supervisor
Hi, my name is Lori. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1976 and joined Dr. Jergensen’s practice when he opened this office in 1993. I decided to go into orthodontics because I enjoy working with children. My favorite thing about working for Jergensen & Waddoups is they are such good bosses!! When I am away from the office, I enjoy going to the river, camping, and spending time with my family. I have three children (two sons and one daughter), two daughters in-law, and four grandbabies. I am also getting a son-in-law this fall, and I can’t forget my dog, Bella!!!
- Fun fact about me: I love to can food, and I am a huge Green Bay Packers fan!
- Favorite movie: Gone with the Wind
- Favorite food: Prime rib or pizza!
Stephanie S. – RDA
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I decided to go into orthodontics 15 years ago because I’m obsessed with teeth. I also like that we are probably some of the only people in the dental industry that people actually want visit! I started working for Dr. Jergensen in 2002 and have worked with him on and off since then. My favorite thing about working for Jergensen & Waddoups is they pay me!! Oh, and they are super fun to be around. They are family. When I am away from the office, I enjoy baseball, baseball, baseball! When I’m not involved in baseball, I like scrapbooking and barbecuing with friends and family. I am married, and with my husband, I have two awesome boys. I also have two boxer dogs.
- Fun fact about me: I am very crafty and recently started quilting!
- Favorite movie: Point Break
- Favorite food: Pizza
Kari R. – RDA
Hi, my name is Kari. I started in orthodontics in 1995 because I enjoy helping to create beautiful smiles. I came to Jergensen & Waddoups in 2005, and my favorite things about working here at is that we have fun and we are like family. When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones. I have a great family: my husband, Ruben; my two daughters, Kalynn and Sieanna; and my son, Albert. We also have two dogs: Stitch and Lilo! My children all play sports, so at any given time, I am on the field!
- Fun fact about me: I like to go dancing.
- Favorite movie: Just Go with It
- Favorite food: Mexican
Lina – RDA & Clinical Supervisor
Hello! I am Lina. I fell into the dental field back in 2006 when I was going to college. The hours worked great with my classes, but then I realized that I actually liked dentistry! I fell in love with the action, the movement, and how we could make such changes in peoples’ lives. I continued college and took dental assisting school at nights. I switched to orthodontics 2 years later and have loved every minute. My favorite thing about working with Dr. Jergensen and Dr. Waddoups is EVERYTHING. They both love to teach and are always open to new ideas, which is a great benefit because the orthodontic field is always changing. This allows us to learn and practice new techniques. Their humor and kindness are the best benefits of all, creating such a positive atmosphere in the offices. When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family traveling, hiking, going to the movies, and even shopping. My husband, William, and I have a little boy, Devin, who is the light of our life.
- Fun Facts about me: I am both Colombian and Ecuadorian, so that is neat.
- Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing
- Favorite food: I love sweets. Sugar, sugar. And I like hot dogs.
Coya A. – RDA
Hi, my name is Coya. I have been in the orthodontic field since 2000. I went into orthodontics because I really enjoy working with patients and helping them get a great smile! I also love that after working on the same patients for a couple of years, you get to know them pretty well. I have worked here for 2 years, and my favorite things about working for Jergensen & Waddoups are, first, the good environment, and second, that I learn new things every day. I really enjoy working with every single person here! When I am away from the office, I enjoy eating in new restaurants and doing make up. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Enrique, and my three girls, Daniela, Diana and Damara!
- Fun fact about me: I am fun! Everyone tells me that I’m funny, and that I just make life go easy!
- Favorite movie: Pretty Woman
- Favorite food: Sushi
Carmina D. – RDA
Hi, my name is Carmina. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1993. I moved to Jergensen & Waddoups at the beginning of 2015. I love seeing the patients’ smiles when they get their braces off, and they feel good too. When I am away from the office, I enjoy being with my family, scrapbooking with family and friends, and watching Hallmark movies. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 20 years and have a beautiful daughter, Maya, who is 15 years old.
- Fun fact about me: I am a triplet 🙂
- Favorite movies: Sound of Music and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
- Favorite food: Steak
Ann M. – RDA
Hi There! I’m Ann and I’ve been in the dental field since 1996. I actually attended dental school in San Diego with our Treatment Coordinator, Jami, so I started working here two years ago. When I am not at work, I spend time with my family. I have two fantastic boys, Cayle and Matthew. I love to up-cycle old furniture, and am always looking for my next project! I’m truly excited to be working here at Jergensen & Waddoups Orthodontics and his amazing staff, and look forward to meeting YOU!
- Fun fact about me: I have lived in the Hemet Valley my entire life.
- Favorite movies: Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are a powerful duo.
- Favorite food: I love cooking anything and experimenting with new recipes.
Nikki J. – Receptionist
Hi, I’m Nikki. I am one of the first faces that you see at the front desk. I decided to go into orthodontics just a little over a year ago. I started to notice people’s teeth, and I wanted to help better their health. My favorite thing about working here, is seeing the transformation in patients’ confidence when they have a brand-new smile. When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, watching movies, cooking, and singing. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Austin.
- Fun fact about me: I was a Cheerleading National Champion!
- Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
- Favorite Food: Pizza or Pasta