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Jessica
Front Office Coordinator

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Katie
Clinical Assistant

Katie is a caring and companionate girl! She has three beautiful children who consume her time with dance and baseball. If she is not in the office assisting everyone with their beautiful smiles she is in her hair salon boosting their confidence and appearance. Katie is a Jack of all trades!

Michael Payne, DMD, MS

Dr. Payne was born and raised in Boise. He had braces as a gawky tween, and really saw the value of a good smile. Apparently, so did Jennifer Swain, a high school classmate, because they started dating shortly after meeting. Following high school, Dr. Payne served a mission for his church in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He then finished college at Brigham Young University with honors in Mechanical Engineering. After finishing near the top of his class in dental school in Portland, Oregon and completing an orthodontic residency in Richmond, Virginia, the Payne's decided to go back to their roots. Orthodontics at BridgeTower was opened in 2004.Dr. Payne married his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, in 1994 and they are the proud parents of two daughters and a son (can you guess which are the twins?). His hobbies include tennis, skiing, golf, vacationing, baking, and mountain-biking. Dr. Payne and his family are very happy to be home here in Meridian.)

Nichole
Treatment coordinator

Nichole always has a twinkle in her eye that comes from her caring and passionate personality making everyone feel welcome. Her artistic abilities adorn the office and the paper she doodles on. She loves peanut butter, her fur babies, and her husband—not necessarily in that order ;)

Criselda
Clinical Assistant

Hi my name is Criselda and I love being an Orthodontic Assistant. Working with Dr. Payne, Dr. Mongillo, and the rest of the staff is a joy. Being a part of making someone’s smile even more beautiful is amazing! I’m friendly and I enjoy working with people.

Elena
Clinical Assistant

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Anthony Mongillo, DMD, MS

He has several awards and accomplishments, including: Eugene L.Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year Finalist, Omicron Kappa UpsilonDental Honor Society member, Uchiyama-Truetzel Award forExcellence in the Tweed Edgewise Technique, The Miller ServiceAward, Orthodontic Honors Student, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member, and is an Eagle Scout. Dr. Mongillo has co-authored two published scientific articles.
He speaks French and Korean, and is working on Spanish.Dr. Mongillo spent his pre-teen years in Florida but later moved toGeneva, Switzerland, with his family. He served a two-year sabbatical inSeoul, Korea. While in college, Dr. Mongillo met and married Elise, a native of Twin Falls, Idaho. They have been married for nearly 8 years and have two energetic boys who love to go camping and fishing with their dad. His whole family is very excited to be in Boise where they are so close to family and the outdoors.Dr. Mongillo received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He elected to specialize in orthodontics, completing a 30 month residency atSaint Louis University in Missouri where he earned his specialty certificate and Master of Science degree. Dr. Mongillo takes pride in the two years of experience gained while practicing as a general dentist during his residency before practicing as a specialist in orthodontics.

Liz
Front Office Coordinator

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Teresa
Clinical Assistant

A wonderful mother to 6 children with her stud husband. She is caring and compassionate to people, birds, dogs, and any stray animal that crosses her path. Teresa strives to improve her skills and knowledge in all she does including being a soccer mom and taxi service for her kids’ activities.

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