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Meet The Staff

Not your ordinary orthodontic experience

Meet the staff at American River Orthodontics! We are absolutely committed to our patients. Our reputation for excellence is built on the expressed happiness and smiles of our patients! We are dedicated to providing a valued orthodontic experience for our patients.


best-orthodontist-Rancho-Cordova-Ca-CherylWelcome! I’m Cheryl. I’ve been with Dr. Payne since 2006 and I wear many hats in the office. I have been an RDA for over 20 years, but now I spend my time coordinating treatment and financing. Having done this for a while now in different states and different countries, I can honestly say I’ve never worked with a better group of people or seen better treatment outcomes than what I do in our office. I consider myself very fortunate to have landed here. Outside of work my time is spent exercising, sewing/quilting and I’ve just planted my first garden – wish me luck!


best-orthodontist-sun-city-ca-jennyMy name is Jenny and I have been here with Dr. Payne since 2002. My fiancé and I have 3 very active dogs named Wrigley, Shea and Luna, which I love very much. When I’m not working I enjoy sewing, crafts and cooking. I love the variety of the job and the relationships I have built along the way with patients as well as coworkers.


best-invisalign-orthodontist-Southwestern-Sacramento-Ca-ValerieHello, I’m Valerie and I’m back working with Dr. Payne as of 2014! I’ve been an RDA for over 20 years and orthodontics has always been a rewarding job for me. I’m married with two children and enjoy volunteer/charity work, gardening, crafts & spending time with family and friends.


best-orthodontist-Citrus-Heights-ca-ChrisMy name is Christina, and I have been an orthodontic assistant since 1995 and have worked at American River Orthodontics since 2005. The love of my life, Chad, and I recently became first-time home owners, and we have a beautiful baby boy named Cooper. I love to spend my free time hanging out with my family, playing softball and beating all the boys at fantasy football.


best-invisalign-orthodontist-rosemont-ca-ronnieHello, my name is Ronnie and I have worked in the orthodontic field for over 20 years. I’ve been with Dr. Payne since January 2014. I have four children that I am very proud of.  My hobbies are hiking, running and wake boarding. I love staying active!


best-invisalign-orthodontist-Southeastern-Sacramento-Ca-ChrissyHello my name is Chrissy, I have worked in the dental field since 2007 and I’ve been assisting Dr. Payne since August 2013. My husband Ricky and I got married in July 2013 in South Lake Tahoe and we are very excited to start our new lives together as a married couple. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to getting to know the patients here and building long lasting relationships through your orthodontic treatment!


invisalign-orthodontist-roseville-caHello, my name is Stephanie and I’ve been working with Dr. Payne since January 2015 as a scheduling coordinator. This is my first position at an orthodontic office and I am excited to be working with such an amazing team. I enjoy working on classic cars, painting, crocheting, and spending time with my family and friends.