Jake was born in Sandy Utah and lived in the SLC valley until 2009 when he and his wife Miranda moved to Richmond Virginia where they both attended college. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in dental lab technology with focus on braces in 2012, Jake worked as a dental and Orthodontic lab technician in the Richmond area . During his time in Richmond Jake helped Dr. Okubo build a website and began to learn the skills that would be needed to become Dr. Okubo’s Office Administrator. He and his wife moved back to Utah in June 2013.
At Okubo Orthodontics our friendly team members will make your monthly orthodontic visits something to look forward to.
Jake – Administrative Coordinator
Pam – Front Office Coordinator/Reception.
Pam and her family have been living in Spring Creek for the past nine years. Pam has been working with Dr. Okubo for a little over 3 years now and enjoys greeting all of our patients and their families as they come into our office. Pam and her husband have five children and one English bulldog. Three of Pam’s kids and one son-in-law can thank Dr. O for their beautiful smiles! Because of Pam’s understanding of the importance of creating a welcoming environment in our office, our patients love seeing her behind our front desk each time they come in for their monthly adjustments.
Lori – Orthodontic Assistant
Lori was born in Logan, Utah then moved to a very small town in Idaho named Thatcher, where she lived for the first fourteen years of her life. Lori and her family then moved to Elko, Nevada where she finished high school. After high school Lori went on to receive an associates degree and served a mission for the LDS Church. Lori is married and has three children, a boy age 15, girl age 14, and a boy age 11. When Lori and her family are not enjoying time on the lake waterskiing, wakeboarding, or just playing in the water, they can be found hunting and camping. Lori has been assistant for Dr. Okubo in the Elko office for two great years. She loves meeting new people and is constantly learning new skills she uses in our office
Shelley – Orthodontic Assistant
Shelley, her husband and 4 children have been living in the Sandy area for the past 16 years. Shelley Joined Dr. Okubo’s orthodontic family early 2013 and has quickly has become an invaluable asset to our practice. Shelley makes our Utah offices a warm and inviting environment for our patients no matter their age. Shelley looks forward to seeing all of our patients each month and is proud to be a part of their orthodontic transformation.
Cathy – Front Office Coordinator/Reception.
Cathy was born and raised in Wendover where she and her husband raise their four children. Cathy has worked with Dr. Okubo since 1998. Cathy started as a Dental Assistant and has worked her way up as one of our Office managers. Cathy says that Dentistry has been a rewarding career for her and that she truly enjoy her work. When she is away from the office Cathy relaxes with her family by spending time camping, fishing, hiking, boating, traveling, watching Nascar and movies together.