Meet Our Team | Specialist Orthodontist In Kingston | Sunshine Orthodontics

Meet our team

At Sunshine Orthodontics, our team works together to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will continue to shine for a lifetime. Meet the team who’ll be looking after you throughout your treatment journey.

Dr Ahmed Mansour

Dr Ahmed Mansour

Specialist Orthodontist

Nickname: Doc

1) Most rewarding part of job:

The impact we have on people by creating their new smile.

2) At which store would you like to Max out your credit card?

Boss

3) Which Disney character can you most relate to?

Cinderella (I like her story) but my staff votes that I look most like Aladdin 

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Pilot a plane
  • Travel the world
  • Own a Porsche

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

I don’t like cereals

Kristen

Kristen

Scheduling Coordinator

Nickname: Kirrrsten

Known for: Her ability to learn quickly and multitask 

Kristen grew up in upstate, NY. She went to school for business management and holistic nutrition. She is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and fitness nutrition specialist; "I love anything that involves coffee, running, or health food stores".  

1) The most rewarding part of my job:

Being the first to greet the patients for their appointments 

2) At which store would you max our your credit card?

Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods

3) Which Disney character can you most relate to?

If I were a Disney character I’d be Mulan 

4) What are three things left on your bucket list? 

  • I want to visit Ukraine
  • Cycle the Danube Path
  • Learn to make Chile Relleno without it tasting gross and soggy 

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Coffee 

Marissa

Marissa

Scheduling Coordinator

Known for:

Marissa is originally from New Mexico but recently moved to New York. She was homeschooled from day one making her education a little different than most. Marissa speaks both fluent English and Spanish. She has a love for learning, the outdoors and travel all of which have been instilled in her from a young age. Marissa is always up for a good challenge and open to being out of her comfort zone.  

1) The most rewarding part of my job:

Though I’ve only just started with Sunshine, I imagine that the most rewarding aspect of my job will be seeing the growth of each individual patient throughout their treatment. 

2) At which store would you max our your credit card?

I’d max out my credit card at REI or Target. 

3) Which Disney character can you most relate to? 

If I were a Disney character I would want to be Pocahontas but I probably look the most like Cinderella. 

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Climbing a sequoia
  • Seeing the northern lights
  • Chilling with elephants in Thailand

5) My favorite cereal?

Chocolate & PB Cheerios

Lori

Lori

Financial Manager

Nicknames: Lore, Nut-so

Known for: 

Lori was born and raised in Kingston, NY where she also raised two beautiful children and now has a granddaughter. Family is her #1 priority in life. Lori adores children and coached sports for 14 years. She has been in the dental field for 42 years, the last 14 working in insurance and billing. "I have now found my favorite dental specialty from joining the Sunshine Orthodontics team!"

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Seeing the results are most rewarding. 

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

I wish to someday max out "all" of my credit cards with "all different stores", just to be different than I am now! 

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

I don't look like any Disney characters, or certainly hope I do not! But I do relate to Lucy from Charlie Brown (even though she's not Disney). 

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

Become a millionaire- than my list would be never ending!

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Kellogg's, every morning-forever!

Kaleigh

Kaleigh

Treatment Coordinator

Nicknames: K-Swift, Callie

Known for: Her ability to build a good relationship with patients, her positive attitude

Kaleigh is from Madison, WI having moved to the Hudson Valley in 2015. Kaleigh loves to travel, dance, and learn. She fluently speaks English, Spanish, sarcasm, movie quotes, and lyrics from musicals. Kaleigh loves dogs, road trips, and trying new foods. She also has an extensive coffee mug collection. 

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Seeing people gain confidence and feel great about a beautiful new smile. 

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Sephora 

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

Pocahontas and Peter Pan 

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • See the northern lights
  • Take flying lessons (I want to travel everywhere!) 

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Life  

Fun Facts: 

  • Fav superhero: Batman!  
  • Super afraid of: snakes  
  • Can’t go anywhere without: Burt’s bees chapstick

Heather

Heather

Orthodontic Assistant and Treatment Coordinator

Nicknames: Texas, Southern Belle

Known for: Her organizational skills, patient engagement and team playing. 

Heather graduated Dental Assisting school in 2003 and has been obsessed with teeth ever since. She moved to New York from Texas in 2014. She love horses, anything outside in the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends.

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Getting to make a difference in peoples lives. Especially someone who lives in chronic pain or can’t chew their food properly, and those that have always wanted to fix something they didn’t like about their smile... so amazing!

2) At which store would you like to max our your credit card?

I have to pick just one? Now that I live in New York?.... North Face

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

I seem to have the same hairdo as Tinker Bell

4) What are three things left on your bucket list? 

  • Have wine in Italy
  • Bathe the elephants in Thailand
  • Watch a kangaroo hop in Australia 

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Captain Crunch

Lauren K

Lauren K

Orthodontic Assistant

Nicknames: Larin, Sassy

Known for: Her meticulous attention to detail and patient education. 

Lauren grew up right outside of Philadelphia and is a huge fan of all of Philly's major food groups: cheesesteaks, water ice, and soft pretzels! She started working in orthodontics in her junior year of high school and had no idea it would become her career and passion! After moving to NY, Lauren took a certification course at Hudson Valley Community College. She now works part time at Sunshine, and volunteers in a metal fabrication shop for a local non-profit here in the beautiful Hudson Valley! 

1) Most rewarding part of job:

The most rewarding part of my job is paying attention to the little details that make you proud to show your teeth when you smile!

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

I would love to max out my credit card at the local thrift store! 

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

I identify most with Sleeping Beauty, because I think the value of a good nap should never be underestimated!

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Eat my way through Italian countryside 
  • Master the signature dish of cuisines around the world
  • Learn to paint like Monet

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

All time favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch, the original!  

Fun fact:

In my 5th grade yearbook, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote "Orthodontist". I don't remember ever wanting to be one but I guess it was meant to be!

Lauren M

Lauren M

Orthodontic Assistant

Nicknames: S'mores, Sassy

Known for: The team comedian, her sassiness and amusing dance moves  

Lauren was born in Connecticut and raised in New York. She has been married to her husband, Mark for five years. They have two adorable blonde haired, blue eyed girls; Mia and McKenna. Lauren initially started at Sunshine as a receptionist but was interested in the clinical aspect of the practice so took a certified dental assisting course in 2017. She has been a great addition to our clinical team and has loved the transition. She loves spending time with her family and anything that involves dancing; "Even when I’m tired I still find the energy to do it".

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Seeing people with a beautiful smile at the end of their treatment

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Target

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

Sleepy Beauty because I’m beautiful & sleeping is my favorite past time.

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Travel to Europe
  • Take a hip hop class
  • Become a millionaire 

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Honey Nut Cheerios ( with a banana of course)

Jenny

Jenny

Dental Hygienist, Clinical Supervisor and Patient Relations/Marketing

Nicknames: Hi-Jenny

Known for: Her upbeat personality and building patient relationships 

Jenny grew up in a small town in Orange County, NY surrounded by her families' farms. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College on the Dean's List in 2016 with a degree in Dental Hygiene awarded for excellence and commitment to patient care in preventative dentistry. Following graduation, she joined the Sunshine Ortho family. She has been fascinated with teeth and orthodontia since her adolescent years having wanted braces so badly herself. In her free time, she enjoys running, photography, a good old country concert, soaking up the outdoors and being with her husband and family. 

 

1) Most rewarding part of my job:

Playing an imperative role in improving our patients smiles and thus changing how they feel about themselves!

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Amazon (does that even count as a store?) If it doesn't then Lord & Taylor 

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

Probably Belle. She sees the good in people even beyond what they initially present. 

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Take a hot air balloon ride 
  • Travel more, in general, but specifically: Hawaii, Caribbean Islands and Montana
  • Write a children's book

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Raisin Bran, especially the bottom of the bag when it gets crumbly.  

Fun fact:

My favorite teeth in the human dentition are 2nd premolars and Maxillary 1st molars especially when they have a cusp of carabelli.

Luisa

Luisa

Dental Hygienist

Nicknames: Luisa Pisa

Known for: Her calming demeanor and ability to make patient's comfortable.  

Luisa was born in Colombia and grew up in a beach town in Florida. She graduated from high school at age 16 and because she did a dual enrollment with the local college, she graduated high school with an AA degree and immediately applied to hygiene school, so I graduated hygiene school at 18. Since then I’ve started my bachelor’s in psychology, took a couple semesters of computer programming, and got a certification to teach English abroad . I love learning, challenges, and immersing myself out of my comfort zone. I also love to run, to hike, nature, the beach, music, all types of sports, and just being outside.  

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Seeing the difference we make in someone’s life and how happy our patients are with their new smiles 

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Ann Taylor 

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

Mulan

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • To see the northern lights 
  • Hike up trolltunga in Norway
  • Scuba dive in the Caribbean 

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Honey bunches of oats 

Lucy

Lucy

Lab Technician

Nickname: Bebe

Known for: Her work ethic and efficiency not to mention her dance moves.  

Lucy was born in El Salvador in a little village with no power or water. She came to the United States in 1989 and settled here in the Hudson Valley. Lucy started working with Sunshine Orthodontics 5 years ago and has taken dental assisting and lab technician courses. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.  

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Lucy most enjoys working with the Spanish population helping them to navigate through orthodontic treatment.

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Macy's!!!

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

I love the Lion King because I can relate to the family dynamics and need for protecting your loved ones.

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Draw closer to God
  • I would like to travel more; Israel, exotic beaches, etc.
  • To be able to speak and write/read English Fluently

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Honey Nut Cheerios

Judy

Judy

Lab Technician/Hygiene Assistant

I grew up in Saugerties, New York. I love being surrounded by the beautiful mountains and the peaceful atmosphere. I have been working in the dental field since 1999. I have always had a deep interest in healthcare but dentistry, specifically, has intrigued me the most.

1) Most rewarding part of job:

Knowing we are helping people live healthier lives.

2) At which store would you like to max out your credit card?

Bloomingdales

3) Which Disney character do you relate most to?

Snow White

4) What are three things left on your bucket list?

  • Traveling to Paris
  • Completing my Catskill mountain high peaks

5) What is your all time favorite cereal?

Raisin Bran

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Meet the team