Meet the Team

Sandy, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

My duties include chairside assisting, taking x-rays, marketing, and working in the lab.  I’ve been with Croco Orthodontics since 2008.  My favorite thing about orthodontics is building relationships with our patients and helping to create beautiful smiles.  I enjoy working with Dr. Croco because he is easy to get along with and has a great sense of humor.  I always look forward to seeing our patients and hearing about all the new things happening in their lives.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Mark.  We live in Solon with our daughter, Karrigan, our son Maddox, and Herky, our Havanese.  I love to be outside, exercise, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.  We also enjoy going to Iowa Hawkeye sporting events and St. Louis Cardinal games.

Trina, Business Manager

I've been with Dr. Croco since 2010 and I truly love coming to work every day to hang out with my co-workers and patients.  My appreciation for dentistry is obvious, as I have had over 20 years of experience in the dental field.  Dr. Croco is greatly enthusiastic about orthodontics, which can be seen on a daily basis as we watch smiles transform.  My favorite thing about orthodontics is the changes that can be seen for each patient - not just on the outside, but on the inside as well.  I’m a native of Seattle, Washington and have lived in Iowa City since 2008. I have a son and a daughter who manage to keep me very busy.  In my free time, I love spending time with my children, family, and friends, and when time allows, exercising.

Kati, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

My duties include chairside assisting, taking x-rays, sterilization and working with our iTero Scanner.  I’ve been with Croco Orthodontics since 2014.  I absolutely love seeing the amazing things orthodontics can do.  It is very fulfilling to see the outcome of treatment and how excited and happy it makes our patients.  The thing I like best about working with Dr. Croco is he has a great sense of humor and makes the workplace fun.  I really enjoy getting to know my patients and hearing their interesting stories.  I’m a native of Sioux City, Iowa. In my free time, I like being with friends and family, watching movies, going to Hawkeye football games and playing with my dog, Herky.  You might not know I’ve been an orthodontic assistant since 2007.

Kayla, Orthodontic Assistant

I have been with Croco Orthodontics since 2016 and it has been nothing short of amazing.  The most rewarding thing is watching smiles transform and the excitement patients have after seeing their beautiful new smiles!  I enjoy building relationships with the patients and their families. My duties are chair side assisting, taking x-rays, sterilization, lab and our new 3D printer!  I grew up in small town Iowa where I learned the importance of hard work and dedication.  My fiancé Austin and I live on an acreage outside of Cedar Rapids, with our chocolate lab puppy Ruger.  I enjoy working out, riding my horse Joy, hunting and spending time with friends and family. 

Deb, Scheduling Coordinator

My duties include scheduling and greeting patients. I have been with Croco Orthodontics since November 1, 2017.  My favorite thing about orthodontics is seeing the smiles transform as our patients go through treatment, until the final reveal on DEBAND DAY! What I love about my patients is getting to know them and see the changes between the initial picture taken at the start of treatment compared to the picture after the braces come off!  I like to spend time with family and friends, traveling, decorating and reading. I lived in California for about 20 years until my husband retired. We moved to Iowa to be closer to family of 2 grown children. Also looking forward to those future grandbabies.

Hannah, Treatment Coordinator

I have been with Croco Orthodontics since July 2019.  My duties include treatment coordinating (assisting in new patient exams and building relationships), front desk duties, and marketing.  I enjoy interacting with children and setting their minds at ease.  Making connections with families new to the world of orthodontics is the best part of my job.  In my free time I enjoy staying active with my two children, Eli and Adele.  We enjoy hiking, anything outdoors enjoying the sunshine, and trying new healthy recipes!  Croco Orthodontics is a wonderful work place because we make every day fun and interactive for our patients!