Meet Our Stars

Carmen Rios and children Joel, Joshua, Liza

"I was born in New York and was raised in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. My family and I love to do things together. We like to travel, go to the movies and play games. We enjoy visiting with family and friends from Puerto Rico. My hobbies are listening to music and reading"

Carmen is our financial and insurance coordinator. She is very experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of insurance whether it be coverage breakdown, benefits and/or explanation of benefits. When it comes to financial questions or concerns, Carmen is the person to phone, speak, write or email to! She is so very efficient! Carmen has a great work ethic and she is our superstar!  We are especially lucky to have her!

Erika Montoya & son David

"I come from a beautiful family in Medellin, Colombia where I enjoyed my childhood. I love to have fun with my husband Larry and my son David. They are everything to me and I hope we can share beautiful times together for a long time. I like to go to the movies, travel with my family and dance. Also, I love the beautiful smiles of every single kid who comes to our office. Kids are so cute and I'm very happy to help them and their parents."

Erika is a certified expanded functions dental assistant who is adorable! She works in preventive and restorative dentistry along with Dr. Portilla and she is great! Erika is one of our We Care coordinators. She has a wonderful sense of humor and is a shining star with a winning smile! It is a delight to have her as part of our team.  

Amy Carter and son Christian

"I was born and raised in Ohio and made my way to Florida to be closer to family in 2004.  I enjoy running, biking and boating.  My son Christian and I enjoy free diving and snow skiing/boarding and I hope we can continue both passions together for years to come."

Amy graduated from Ohio State University as a registered Dental Hygienist in 1993 but has managed Dr. Meier's (her brother's) orthodontic practice in Jupiter, FL since 2004.  She has practiced in both general and periodontal practices prior to orthodontics.  She is excited to join Dr. Portilla's Pediatric team!  Amy can address any  questions regarding orthodontic treatment or your orthodontic insurance benefits.