Meet our Team
Each member of our staff is highly trained. The clinical staff is specially trained in orthodontics and is certified by the California State Board of Dentistry. Staff members receive continuing education to update their knowledge and techniques, and their performance is in accordance with the standards set by the State Board of Dental Examiners.
Anna Bacon, Practice Coordinator
Anna brings years of customer service experience to Valley Orthodontics and a great capacity to care for all of our patients and their families. Anna manages the front office and helps our patients and their families with appointment scheduling, treatment planning, financial consultation, and insurance claims.
Anna grew up in Lucas Valley and graduated from Marin Catholic High School. She received her B.A. degree in communications from UC Santa Barbara, and returned to her hometown of San Rafael, to manage her family's business, Graffeo Coffee Roasting Company, at its locations in San Rafael and San Francisco's North Beach.
Anna lives in Terra Linda with her husband Brian, and their twin daughters Lauren and Taylor. Anna enjoys camping and Italian cooking.
Alba Deschenes, Clinical Assistant
Alba brings great positive energy and an international flair to Valley Orthodontics. Alba moved from Albania to the United States in 2008. After moving to California, she received her associate’s degree in political science from the College of Marin. She is also a graduate of the College of Marin Dental Assisting program.
When Alba is not at Valley Orthodontics she is volunteering with 1World1Tribe a non-profit organization traveling to Albania, Kenya and Mayamar with the mission to help underdeveloped communites through the power of education and dental services.
Alba is also highly proficient in five languages. She enjoys living in Berkeley with her husband, Joey, dog Rea and cat Igi.