Meet the Team

We all share a strong commitment to make your orthodontic experience the very best it can be!


Beth Rose, RDA, COA – Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Treatment Technician

Beth has been with the office since way back in 1979! She graduated from the College of Marin Dental Assisting program with both an Associate of Sciences and Associate of Arts degrees. She is a Registered Dental Assistant specializing in orthodontics. She lives on a houseboat in Sausalito with her husband Ted. Her daughter Abby was born and raised there and now resides on the east coast after attending St.Lawrence University. Beth takes long walks for exercise. She is a Nascar fan and loves to go to Infineon Raceway with Ted when the stock cars are in town!

Dragana Ikonomov, RDA – Clinical Treatment Technician

Dragana is originally from Croatia and came to California in 2003. Here she met her husband Nikola. After deciding to stay permanently in California, Dragana began her career at the College of Marin dental assisting program. She received her RDA license in 2006 and has been with Carlson Orthodontics ever since. Most of her free time is spent with her daughter Mia, exploring new parks and playgrounds in Marin. Her little family just welcomed the arrival of a new family member in December 2010.

Lynne Doherty – Treatment Coordinator

Lynne returned to orthodontics in 2007 after many years working in other fields; business management, cooking, catering, sales, and as a therapist in public schools working with kids at risk. Along her career path, she completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts, Masters in Marriage Family Therapy/Art Therapy, and raised a daughter. She loves combining all her previous experience to guide new patients and families into the practice here. In her spare time she loves being with her family which now includes two grandchildren, traveling, gardening, doing yoga, hiking, biking, and having a good time with friends.


Angela Swanson, RDA – Clinical Treatment Technician

Angela joined Carlson Orthodontics in 2009, after a hiatus as a full time Mom, and fell in love with Orthodontics. She received her RDA license in 2011 after a strong commitment to after-hours schooling and examinations. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband Paul, and their two daughters Crista and Hayley, along with their dog Riley. On her time off, Angela loves attending and participating in her Buddhist meetings, and singing with her band Key Lime Pie, which you can catch locally.

Tania Trujillo, RDA – Clinical Treatment Technician

Tania came to the U.S. at a very young age. In 2006 she decided to pursue dental assisting and began working for a dentist here in Mill Valley. After going through orthodontic treatment at Dr. Carlson’s office, she knew that she belonged in the Orthodontic field. In 2009 she joined the team at Carlson Orthodontics and got her RDA license. On her days off, Tania loves going on long hikes and spending time with her family.

Leslie Sodaro, RDA – Financial Coordinator

Leslie is local- she was born and raised in Marin County! She worked as a Registered Dental Assistant here in Mill Valley and over the years has become very interested in the management side of dentistry. She joined our office in July of 2013 and since, she has enjoyed welcoming all of our patients and helping them navigate their experience here. You can find Leslie on her off-time hiking and running at Phoenix Lake or spending time with family and friends.