Smile Straight Orthodontics - Yuma, AZ Team
Stephen Hunsaker, DMD
Stephen Hunsaker, DMD - Orthodontist
Dr. Matthew Hunsaker is a highly skilled orthodontist who was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and later went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hunsaker is a proud member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthodontics, American Dental School, and the Hispanic Dental Association.
He currently resides with his loving wife and three children. Dr. Hunsaker's passion for orthodontics started during his own orthodontic treatment where he was inspired by his kind and talented orthodontist. He finds great joy in helping his patients achieve the beautiful, healthy smile they've always wanted, and his favorite part of the job is seeing their confidence soar after their braces come off.
Dr. Hunsaker also offers valuable advice to his patients, emphasizing the importance of wearing rubber bands as directed to speed up treatment time. With his friendly demeanor and expertise, he is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality of care.
Favorite Movie His favorite movie the the modern classic comedy Tommy Boy
Favorite Food Tacos El Gordo
Fun Fact Dr. Hunsaker is 1 of 10 kids
Michael Ovens, DDS
Michael Ovens, DDS - Orthodontist
Dr. Michael Ovens is a native Arizonan. He earned his bachelors degree at the College of Santa Fe before he went to St. Louis University for dental school.
He enjoys being an orthodontist because he can work with his patients to come up with a plan to help them have the smile they always wanted.
He is active in the field of orthodontics, and is a member of the Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Association, and American Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Ovens brings his compassion, enthusiasm, and expertise to the office every day. He is looking forward to making a difference to the new and familiar faces of patients and families at Smile Straight Orthodontics here in Yuma.
Staying Fit Dr. Ovens loves to hit the courts and play tennis on the weekend. Word has it he has a wicked backhand.
Fun Fact He comes from a big family and has 9 siblings. He had to be quick at teh dinner table.
Favorite Food Dr. Ovens loves a great burger. Yum.
Norma Reyna - Front Office Manager
Norma Reyna was born in Arizona but her family moved to Tecate, Mexico. She eventually moved back to Yuma her sophomore year of high school. We are glad that she did because she was recently our employee of the year!
Norma has been helping people have their best smiles for a few years and it is her passion. She loves seeing how an improved smile can have a huge impact on a patient's self confidence.
Favorite Restaurant Norma loves to go to Chilis and order a steak. Medium-well.
Fur Parent She has an adorable Husky named Sky. She will gladly show you pictures.
Free Time Norma loves to travel. Especially to theme parks. Disney's Animal Kingdom has been her favorite so far.
Shannon Buhl - Back Office Manager
Shannon Buhl was born and raised in San Diego. She gave up the beach and oceans for smiles in Yuma.
She attended Grossmont Health Occupations Center to become a registered dental assistant. She chose to work in orthodontics because she loves seeing kids smile when they finish their treatment and look in the mirror for the first time at their transformed smiles.
Patients' self esteem immediately explodes when their orthodontic treatment is done.
On the Tube Shannon loves TV drama, especially CSI Las Vegas.
Jamming Out Gotta be Livin' the Dream by Morgan Wallen.
Favorite Grub Shannon loves sushi and wings. She is always open to suggestions for new places to try.
Sofia Mozqueda - Treatment Coordinator
Sofia Mozqueda was born in Mexico but moved to Arizona when she was in second grade. She attended Yuma High School.
After high school, Sofia went to the Dental Assisting Academy to become a certified dental assistant.
Sofia likes working with all our patients, but she especially loves working with younger kids. They say the funniest things and she really enjoys helping them not be afraid .
Favorite Flick Even though Elf is technically a Christmas movie, Sofia watches it year-round.
Weekend Getaway She loves going to Sedona whenever she gets the chance. Those red rocks are magical.
Favorite Grub Sofia likes anything seafood. Shrimp. Lobster. Fish. Clams. You name it!
Nancy Lopez - Orthodontic Assistant
Nancy Lopez grew up in a full house in El Paso, TX. She is the youngest of five siblings.
She attended Kaplan College to get her certificate as a dental assistant. The reason she got into the dental field was to help patients have their best smile so working at Smile Straight Orthodontics was an obvious choice.
She likes to work with the orthodontics team because she can help people to improve their self-esteem in their appearance. Patients see their progress and when they have a beautiful smile at the end of treatment, it makes her smile almost as big as the patient. Almost.
Favorite Grub Nancy loves chicken wings. A little heat isn't so bad.
Fur Parent She has three cats. If you ask, she will gladly share pictures.
Giving Back Nancy spent two years volunteering in Guatemala.
Sophia Garcia - Orthodontic Assistant
Sophia Garcia was born and raised right here in Yuma. After she graduated from Kofa High School she went to the Colorado Dental Assisting School.
She started her career working in a general dentist office but she knew her passion was helping people have the smiles of their dreams so she made the change to orthodontics.
Now she gets to see how a patient's self esteem is improved by correcting their smile. The impact a great smile has on a patient's life can't be overstated.
On the Tube That 70s Show is guaranteed to make Sophia laugh.
Weekend Getaway Her favorite place in Arizona is the Grand Canyon. Amazing we have one of the natural wonders of the world right in our backyard.
Fur Mom Sophia has 4 American Akitas. And they all think they are lap dogs!