Meet the Staff

Choosing to begin orthodontics is a major investment in the future and your overall dental health. Selecting the right office is a very important part of that decision. At Shimizu Orthodontics, the entire staff is highly trained and dedicated to providing a superior level of orthodontic treatment and customer service. Our daily goal is to exceed the expectations of everyone that we come into contact with.

Our entire team maintains the highest standards within the orthodontic field. Staff members regularly attend continuing education throughout the year to ensure our office stays abreast of the latest techniques and procedural innovations. All clinical staff members maintain licensure as required by the California State Board of Dental Examiners and the American Association of Orthodontists.



RDA, CDA, Patient Care Coordinator

Pam has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 25 years with experience in the front office and clinic. She is a well-rounded employee and a great asset to Dr. Shimizu.  Pam enjoys getting to know each and every patient.  Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and anything outdoors.  Pam's first love is her family; she has been married to her husband, Scott, for over 16 years and is blessed with twins, Allison and Andrew.


Registered Dental Assistant 

Gabrielle has been an orthodontic assistant with her  RDA license for over 21 years.  She loves helping Shimizu Orthodontics create beautiful smiles and getting to know all of our great patients.  Gabi has been married for 18 years and has three wonderful boys, and a German Shepherd.  Gabi, along with her family love camping, boating, and having family gatherings at their home.


Registered Dental Assistant 

Kelly has been a  Registered Dental Assistant for over 20 years and has had the privilege of working for Shimizu Orthodontics for over 15 years.  She absolutely loves working with patients and building relationships throughout their journey to straight teeth.  She is the proud mother of two boys and has been married to her husband for over 20 years. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time taking her boys to various activities including soccer and flag-football. Her mission is to ensure all of our patients are happy and well taken care of.


Dental Assistant

Iesha enjoys meeting new people every day and building relationships with everyone who visits our office. Iesha really believes our office has the best patients! Iesha loves seeing each person’s confidence and self-esteem grow along with the changes in their smiles.



Scheduling Coordinator

As one of the Scheduling Coordinators, Susi thoroughly enjoys meeting Shimizu Orthodontic's amazing patients and assisting them with their appointments and answering questions. Susi spent most of her life in Santa Barbara and now enjoys her life in Los Gatos with her husband, Dennis.  When she’s not in the office, Susi loves spending quality time with friends, walking Northern California beaches, visiting wineries, and camping.