(831) 688-8112

Santa Cruz

(831) 426-1056


(831) 722-5595

Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Donald P. Connolly, DDS is your experienced Santa Cruz, Aptos, and Watsonville Orthodontist for children and adults .Call any of our 3 offices today to schedule your first appointment!


Dental Bookkeeper

Abby works in our front office, where she answers the phone, makes appointments, takes care of our bookkeeping, and assists patients with their insurance needs. With us for more than 20 years, Abby has enjoyed getting to know our patients and seeing their beautiful smiles after the braces come off.

Abby is married with three children with whom she loves spending time. She also enjoys going to the movies and shopping in her free time.



As our receptionist, Carol answers the phones, schedules appointments, and files insurance claims. Beginning with our office in 1999, Carol has been a great help to make our patients and their families feel at home when they’re with us. She finds great satisfaction in seeing their wonderful new smiles!

At home, Carol enjoys spending time with her children, Alfredo, Jackie, and Shaylah. Her hobbies are arts and crafts, shopping, family gatherings, and watching movies.


Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Receptionist

With us since 1970, Marilyn can be found greeting patients, scheduling appointments, setting up financial arrangements, and all bookkeeping. Basically, she makes sure our office runs as smoothly as possible! Marilyn enjoys getting to know our patients and their parents during their orthodontic treatment and helping them with any questions or problems that may arise.

In her free time, Marilyn enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog named Chuckie. She also likes to exercise and travel to tropical locations.


Registered Dental Assistant

Rosila works as a chairside orthodontic assistant, takes diagnostic records for our new patients, and translates for our non-English speaking patients. She joined our office in 1998 and loves to see the patients’ beautiful smiles after their orthodontic treatment.

Rosila enjoys spending time with her husband, Pedro, and two children, Vanessa and Daniel. They enjoy watching movies, going for walks, and visiting family.



Susana helps our patients with their insurance coverage.


Registered Dental Assistant

Evette has been working in the dental field for 13 years now. She first started working for a general dentist and then had the opportunity to work for Dr. Connolly. He helped Evette get her RDA in 2004.

When she’s not helping Dr. Connolly create beautiful smiles, Evette enjoys sun bathing at the beach, going to SF Giant games, and bike riding. She has two pets, a teacup Chihuahua named Twinkie and a kitty named Posey (named after Buster Posey)!


Chairside Dental Assistant (RDA)

Alicia has more than 21 years of experience in orthodontics, using all that she’s learned over the years to perform a variety of procedures to assist Dr. Connolly in creating beautiful smiles. Getting to know our patients and seeing their personalities and smiles change as they progress through treatment is Alicia’s favorite part of her job. She enjoys being a part of such a courteous, patient-focused team.

Alicia and her husband Ventura have two wonderful sons. She values the time she spends with family and friends. Alicia’s hobbies include shopping, traveling, collecting antique rosary beads, and attending her community parish.

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