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 North Liberty with our daughter, Karrigan, 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 True Definition 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.

Raelee, Orthodontic Assistant

My duties include chairside assisting, taking x-rays, sterilization and working in the lab.  I’ve been with Croco Orthodontics since 2014.  My favorite thing about orthodontics is when patients are excited to get braces and happy about their smile transformation.  The thing I like best about working with Dr. Croco is that he is fun and easy to work with, gets to know the patients and likes to have fun.  My patients are great and I enjoy hearing the stories they tell me.  I’m a native of Osage, IA.  I am married to my best friend, Dan who is attending medical school at the University of Iowa.  We have a Boston Terrier, Dexter and he loves going on walks.  In my free time, I like to go to the gym, spend time with my family, shopping and relaxing at home. 

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.  I grew up in small town Iowa where I learned the importance of hard work and dedication.  I am a country music fanatic and love to go line dancing!  In my free time you can find me hunting, riding horses and spending time with my friends and family.  

Savanna, Treatment Coordinator

As a treatment coordinator I work to educate new and existing patients on their treatment plan.  I strive to make your appointments fun, carefree, and educational.  I am available to you every step of the way to put you at ease and to give you an understanding of what’s to come, both financially and clinically.  My favorite part of my job is meeting new people every day and I love that each day I learn something new.  I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this amazing team.  I’m a native of Mason City, IA.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and cheering on the Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cubs.

Anna, Orthodontic Assistant

I have been working at Croco Orthodontics since August of 2017.  I recently graduated from the dental assisting program at Kirkwood.  I chose to assist in orthodontics because I love the one-on-one experience I get with the patients and families.  I enjoy seeing the transformation of smiles, and building the confidence of each patient.  I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the Croco team!  I love the positive atmosphere here at Croco Orthodontics, and I am very excited to get to know each patient!