Meet Our Staff



We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Sasha – Front Office/Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Technician

Sasha.jpgHello! I am Sasha and I was born and raised in Sierra Vista, Arizona. I am one of the 3 Orthodontic Technicians that work with Dr. Kawakami's office. I have been in the dental field since 2007, working as a dental assistant and started orthodontics in March 2012. I have the experience of meeting new faces every day as as well as working with an amazing staff to create beautiful smiles.

Away from the office, I enjoy being outdoors, playing sports and most importantly spending time with my family and my 3 amazing children! I am looking forward to meeting you!


Leta – Orthodontic Technician

Leta.jpgMy name is Leta. I went to school in Phoenix, AZ. My husband and I have 2 amazing kids and 2 adorable dogs. I have worked with Dr. Kawakami for several years now. We have a lot of fun in our office. We enjoy all of our awesome patients.


Marina – Orthodontic Technician

Hello my name is Marina. I am an Ortho Technician at Samurai Smiles. I started out in general dentistry years ago and just recently broadened my horizons to Orthodontics. I love and enjoy working with all my patients. My knowledge and experience provides the confidence to treat all my patients on an individual basis to ensure they are getting the best care.

Outside of work, I am a wife and a mom of 2 beautiful girls. My husband and I have been together 9 years and enjoy a lot of family time. I also enjoy making people happy. I am confident that the staff here at Samurai Smiles will make sure you have the best treatment possible. I look forward to meeting all of you, new and old patients!