Meet your Orthodontic Superstars

Ellen Friedman Vargas DMD

Originally from Savannah GA, Ellen earned her BA in Economics from Emory University in Atlanta and a DMD from Temple University, School of Dentistry, in Philadelphia. She participated in a General Practice Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and also worked as an associate professor at Temple University, School of Dentistry, in the Oral Medicine Department. She currently is practicing general dentistry in South Florida and assists with the administrative and miscellaneous duties at Vargas Orthodontics as needed. She has been married to her husband, Alberto, since 1995 and they have 3 sons. She enjoys music, art, piano, and the outdoors.



Treatment Coordinator
Juliann is a Massachusetts native and loves all Boston Sports! She moved to Florida in 1995 and then spent some time in North Carolina and returned to her happy place here in Florida in 2016. She has been in the dental field for 30+ years and is an avid equestrian and loves all animals. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends – boating, paddle boarding, running, riding or just relaxing on the beach. Juliann looks forward to meeting new patients and their families and assisting them with their orthodontic journey here at Vargas Orthodontics.



Patient Manager
Meagan joined the Vargas Team in 2018 with 7 years of orthodontic experience.  She enjoys being a part of a team that works together while taking the utmost care of our patients.  She finds it rewarding to impact people’s lives and smiles every day.  In her free time she enjoys reading, riding her bike and spending time with family and friends.  

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Patient Manager
Originally from New York, Lea moved to Jupiter with seven years of orthodontic experience and joined the Vargas Team in 2014.  She enjoys making patients feel comfortable and helping them improve their self-esteem all while developing an amazing smile.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, fixing cars and playing video games. 



Financial/Scheduling Coordinator
Katie joined the Vargas Team in 2014 and has worked in the Orthodontic field since 2007.  She enjoys getting know our patients and their families and is there to help you understand your financial options for treatment or simply just get you a cup of coffee.  When she is outside the office you will catch her with her husband enjoying trips to Disney, spending time with friends and family or catching a Florida Gator game.  Go Gators!!



Office Manager
Molly has been a member of the Vargas Orthodontics team since 2003.  Molly enjoys watching our friends go through their smile journey, and is happy to be part of a family that shares the passion and motivation to not only straighten teeth but have an impact on lives.  Molly and her husband have two beautiful children and adore spending time with them. 





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