Here at Miles of Smiles, we are a hardworking team that is committed to providing patient-focused orthodontic care in Temecula, Hemet, Murrieta and Corona, California. We genuinely care about our patients and work well together to ensure everyone’s needs are met. We are also able to assist you in Spanish, Italian and English. We are excited to get to know you and encourage you to contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled orthodontists, Dr. Tal Jergensen, Dr. Scott Hope or Dr. Samuel Waddoups.





Office Manager

I have had the honor of being Dr. Jergensen’s office manager at Miles of Smiles Orthodontics for 26 years. To say I love my job is an understatement. I love our team and I love our patients and their families. There are no better feelings than to see a patient smile when their treatment is complete. Lives change here. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and, of course, my dogs, Josie and Simba. I also enjoy traveling to new places.



My name is Sally, and I have worked in the orthodontic field for 35 years. I have worked with Dr. Jergensen since 1994 as his treatment coordinator. I am married and have two sons. I love going to church and being with my family and friends. My favorite place to go is the beach. I love being part of a family-oriented and caring team, creating create smiles that last a lifetime.



My name is Stephanie. I am a wife and mom of two of the cutest boys in the world. We love camping, off-roading, playing baseball and spending time with our two Boxer dogs. I am a huge I Love Lucy fan and love to binge-watch true crime shows. I have been with Miles of Smiles since 2002. I stayed home when I had my boys, then went back as soon as they started school.



Hello, my name is Katie and I have been with Miles of Smiles since 2009. I love seeing our patients grow through the braces process. I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 2015 and I have my handsome little boy, Brenden, who always keeps me busy.


Hello, I am Heather. I have worked for Miles of Smiles since October 2020. I am the front desk administrator at both Hemet and Temecula locations. I have been in the orthodontic field for over three years. I have a passion for photography and graphic design, and I love working at Miles of Smiles because they embrace my passion.



Hi, I am Alexa. I have worked for Miles of Smiles since September of 2020. I am the front desk lead in our Temecula location. I have been in the orthodontic field for over three years. I have my bachelor’s in psychology from California Baptist University. I am a licensed phlebotomist, but orthodontics has captured my heart.


My name is Shelby Capperauld. I have been a registered dental assistant for about 20 years. I am married and I have a daughter that is 17 years old and a Golden Retriever named Rosie. My favorite things to do are going to the river, beach and desert, and spending time with family and friends.



My name is Paulina. I am one of Miles of Smiles orthodontic assistants and I love what I do! As well as putting braces on, I really enjoy going to the beach and hiking or watching the sunset! I love scary movies, cheese and spicy food. I have 100% Mexican heritage, and Spanish is my first language. I enjoy traveling and I have lived in Europe for a short while. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and getting to create your beautiful smiles!


Hi, I am Jessica. I am the X-ray and sterile technician in both Temecula and Hemet. Orthodontics caught my eye a while ago and being at Miles of Smiles has taught me so much. I have my notary license and I love learning new things. I am always open to finding new interests and hobbies. I enjoy spending my time with my family and my Frenchie, King. We love going to the beach and just being outdoors.


Hello I am Michelle, and I have been in the dental field for over 25 years. I have worked in all aspects of the dental field. I have been with Dr. Jergensen since February 2006. I have learned so much from Dr. Jergensen over the past years. I enjoy caring for our patients, and I care for them like they are my own family. I am married to the greatest husband in the world. We have four children and a granddaughter. I love spending time with my family and traveling.




Hi, my name is Lina. I have worked in the orthodontic field since 2006 and have been with Miles of Smiles since 2013. I have had the privilege to work a number of different positions, starting off as a sterilization technician, and then completing school and becoming on registered dental assistant. I worked as a back-office lead and now office manager for the Corona and Murrieta locations.



Hello, my name is Frances. I am a treatment coordinator at our Murrieta and Corona offices. I have been married since 2003, and we have two awesome daughters. I also have three beautiful Poodles, two African Sulcata tortoises and two Australian tree frogs. I love spending my free time with my family and friends, doing anything outdoors.



Hello! My name is Kari and I am the Corona back-office lead at Miles of Smiles. I have been with the company since January 2005. I am married with three young adult kids. I also have a granddaughter and will have a second grandbaby later in 2021. I enjoy spending my time with my family and close family friends. We love going to Las Vegas with our friends and going to Hawaii with our family.



Hi, I am Carmina, back-office lead for Murrieta. I have been with Miles of Smiles since 2015. I love spending time with my family and going on scrapbook retreats with my aunts, cousin and friends. I put a lot of passion in my work and enjoy every minute of it.


Sterilization Technician


Front Desk Administrator


Front Desk Administrator


Hi, I am Coya! I have been in the orthodontics field for over 20 years now. I really enjoy what I do, making new smiles for our patients. I am married to my husband, Enrique. We have three beautiful daughters: Daniela, Diana and Damara. I loved to spend time with my family. My passion is cooking.