MEET THE g.o.TEAM
Dr. Brian Sanders
Dr. Brian Sanders grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, where he graduated high school. He then attended Utah State University where he graduated with honors and received a degree in accounting. He then attended dental school in Las Vegas, NV at UNLV where he graduated cum laude. During dental school, Dr. Sanders grew to love the life transformation that Orthodontists provide. Dr. Sanders completed his specialty training in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia School of Orthodontics. Dr. Sanders has been trained on the most up to date technologies and treatments. We are excited he will be offering those new technologies and treatment options to our patients including Invisalign.
During college Dr. Sanders met his wife Natalie, and they were married in 2008 and have 3 beautiful daughters – Jenna, Ella, and Anna. As a family, they love the outdoors and spend free time camping, hiking, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Lucy has 19 years of experience in the dental field. She believes her greatest achievements have been the relationships she has developed with patients and their families. Growing up in a Spanish speaking family, Lucy understands the difficulties and frustrations with language barriers, especially for parents. She loves being able to translate in Spanish/English so patients and families have a full understanding of their future treatment. Lucy has lived in the Aztec/Farmington area since 1980. After graduating from Aztec High School in 1996, she began working as a pediatric dental assistant where she had an appreciation working with children and teens. Before coming to Graff Orthodontics she worked for a general practice as a Dental Assistant for 15 years. She loves meeting new people and building relationships. Her goals are to provide patients with professional services in a fun and exciting environment.
Star Abe (AKA - ROCKSTAR!)
Star is one of our "bright and shining" Lead Assistants in the office. It's very rare that you will find her without a smile, and are always sure to be greeted with warmth and care. Star leads our team in Patient Care, working very hard to make sure all Graff Ortho patients are seen on time, and treated in a timely manner. She's worked with Graff Orthodontics for over 4 years now and cannot imagine herself doing anything else! Star loves what she does feels that there is nothing more rewarding than seeing Patient's smiles transform, and their confidence boom! Star believes that Dr. Graff is not only a perfectionist who has a raw talent for transforming smiles, but also is a great caring person who lives to support and care for his Patients. "When it comes to achieving a perfect smile, Graff Orthodontics is the place to be!" With our caring friendly team you can trust that we will make your journey in braces a total success! Star also loves going for walks with her amazing husband and beautiful dogs.
Annette has 30 years of experience in varying aspects of customer service. She has acquired a deep and throrough understanding within the world of insurance and has become a very important Team Member, assisting our Patients with all of their insurance needs. She understands that getting Orthodontic treatment is a substantial investment and an important commitment that when done properly, will last a life time. She is an advocate for promoting individualized Orthodontic care. Annette is always available and willing to help in any capacity and she works hard to help each patient achieve the level of treatment and personal care they need.
She has been working for Dr. Graff for almost 3 years and very proud to have her beautiful daughter as a GO Patient. Zita moved from Hungary to the United States in 1997 and has been an American citizen ever since. She has 28 years of customer service experience from the front office to the emergency department. She has been in the medical field for 9 years and loves to make a difference in everyone’s life.
I feel that I have the best job as the treatment coordinator, I get to meet new people every day. I strive to make their first experience in our office fun, relaxed and educational. Every person is different, and I enjoy finding the right treatment plan that fits their orthodontic needs. At Graff Orthodontics our goal is to be the best part of our patients day,
Megan has been working at Graff Orthodontics for a little over two years, as a treatment coordinator. Megan grew up working in her family business. enjoying providing great costumer service to the four corners area all her life. “I enjoy meeting new people every day and getting patients on a path to achieve a beautiful smile.”
Megan and her husband live here in Farmington. They enjoy spending time in the outdoors and being with family and friends.
Joanha has been with Graff Orthodontics since 2012. She loves this office and working with patients. She appreciates how meticulous Dr. Graff is with his work and how compassionate he is toward each of his patients. He truly considers them family. Joanha has two crazy children that she loves! They enjoy traveling and being outdoors.
Celia has been working as an assistant for Dr Graff since 2013 and has truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with such a great practice. “The most rewarding aspect of what I do is the end result.” Celia loves seeing our patients super happy about their new smile as they go through such a dramatic “life-changing” experience. She also appreciate being a communication bridge with our Hispanic patients.
Eddie has worked for Graff Ortho for over a year now. He started first as a Records Tech where he showed an outstanding work ethic. He has now progressed to become another exceptional Orthodontic Assistant.
He graduated from Farmington High in 2012. He has a business degree and is currently attending The University of Arizona.
“I like traveling, going to the gym, and going to the movies. I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan.
I like seeing patients who’re excited to fix their smile. It’s cool to hear what they think when they see their outcome afterwards. I get to see first hand how ortho can really be life changing when it comes to their confidence!"
Megan has worked for Dr. Graff for close to three years. She has enjoyed every bit of it. After graduating from PVHS in 2014, she has always dreamt of working in the dental field. Her favorite thing about working here is getting to see all of the smiling faces. She worked as an orthodontic assistant first and now she is scheduling coordinator up at the front. She loves all aspects of both those positions. She loves to learn new things and maturing in the practice. Her favorite hobbies are going fishing with her amazing husband on the weekends and putting on their dancing boots for a fun night out.
Keshia is 23 years old and has been with Graff Orthodontics since 2015. She enjoys being an orthodontic assistant because she loves being busy though out the day. She was previously a CNA. She really enjoys working with different people, making great smiles is what she feels best doing.
“Dealing with braces is very detailed and that is my favorite part of the whole thing. It is also rewarding to see how much change a person can go through. I love being at home with my baby and husband when I’m not working. I enjoy being out and about. When I have free time and have a chance to be creative, I love doing make up.”
Yuli has been with Graff Ortho since March. She grew up here in Farmington but was born in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Farmington High in 2016.
“I enjoy going hiking and outdoor adventures.”
Barbie was born and raised in Miami, FL. She moved to Farmington seven years ago. She also studied at San Juan College and received her Associates Degree in Business Administration in May of 2014. She also studied at New Mexico Highlands University for her Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She worked in the medical field for 10 years and was also in property management for 12 years.
“I have been working for Dr Graff for a year now and I absolutely love my job. My children were patients of Dr. Graff’s and I think he did an amazing job!”