Who We Are
Meet Our SmileCrew
Hey there! I’m Maranda! I have been with the team since 2001 and have been in the dental field since 1993. Even though I was not born in the Austin area I feel like I have lived here in Buda all my life! I started out as a clinical assistant but then transitioned into the role of scheduling coordinator. I continue to assist and help in the clinic when needed. I am here to take care of all your scheduling needs, in addition to being the contact person for advertisements and sponsorships.
I am married with two amazing children who keep me busy with dance and sports. We love spending time out at our ranch in Lexington, Texas. I also am very active in the community so you will always see me out and about when I’m not at work!
Kim M. joined our practice in 2004. She has more than 20 years of combined dental and orthodontic experience. As our financial coordinator, she will assist you with any questions you have regarding your insurance or account with us. Kim is married and the mother of two boys, Carson and Grant. They live in the Manchaca area of South Austin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is usually involved in some facet of music, whether it’s singing, writing, or listening!
Hey everyone! My name is Paloma. I joined the Buda Orthodontics team in May 2021 as the New Patient Coordinator, and I’m loving every moment. I grew up in the Austin area and have been in the medical/dental field for 5 years. I have 3 amazing kids Carlos, Jazel, and Eleena. If you’re looking to schedule your first initial appointment with our office, I’m your girl! As the new patient coordinator, I look forward to getting to know you on the phone and meeting you in person.
Hey! My name is Vee. I have been an orthodontic assistant since 2010 and have worked with Dr. Despot & the Smile Crew since 2018. I was raised in California and graduated from San Diego State University. Go Aztecs! I live in Kyle with my husband of 10 years, and we love spending time with our 2 rescued fur babies, Echo and Baxter! Being an ortho assistant I really enjoy meeting all our patients and being apart of making their smiles beautiful!