Blackhawk Orthodontics

Quality and Value with a SMILE

meet the team Richard J Anthony DDS MS (925) 736-3311 4165 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Suite 260
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 736-3311

Meet the Team

As Pictured Above (Left to Right): Andrea, Christina, Diane, Taylor, Gina, Leah, Nancy and Dr. Anthony


Gina Winterhalder

Office Manager, Financial and Patient Relations Coordinator

After a long career in banking, I joined the Blackhawk Orthodontic team in 2010. I am thoroughly enjoying working with all our wonderful families and love helping our patients with insurance issues and implementing all the fun contests and games. Since I live close to the office and my daughter attends Sycamore Valley Elementary, it is a pleasure seeing many patients outside of the office. I like spending my free time with my husband, Brett, and my three children, Nick, Kristen, and Mia. My hobbies include traveling, working out, and scrapbooking.

Diane Montesano

Treatment Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from Chabot College’s dental assisting program and have been working with Dr. Anthony and this amazing staff since June of 2011. I love working at Blackhawk Orthodontics because everyone here is very enthusiastic about providing the best patient care possible. Dr. Anthony’s practice is full of such wonderful families and friends. My husband, Rick, and I have been married 30 years and we have two beautiful adult children, Tina and Vinnie. Any free time I may have I enjoy spending it with my family, friends, and two dogs. I feel blessed to work and live in a wonderful community.

Christina Lugo

Scheduling Coordinator

I joined Blackhawk Orthodontics at the end of 2013 with eight years of dental front office experience. I look forward to getting to know all the families and seeing all the beautiful smiles of our patients. Outside of the office, I absolutely love spending time with my son, Christopher. My other hobbies include doing make-up for my family and friends and working out.

Leah Torio

Dental Assistant

I am a graduate from Bryman College Dental Assisting School in San Francisco and have been with Dr. Anthony since 2002. I enjoy working with Dr. Anthony and this awesome team. I also enjoy bonding with our patients and getting to know them as well as seeing them with their beautiful smile after they get their braces off. When I am not at work, I love spending quality time with my beautiful husband and four children. My hobbies are going to the gym and shopping.

Nancy Parache

Dental Assistant

I have worked here since July 2010 after attending the dental assisting program at Western Career College in Antioch. I love working with Dr. Anthony and the staff. It is always a fun and upbeat office and a great place to work. I enjoy all our patients and seeing them grow as we work to provide them with beautiful smiles that will last forever. When I am at home, I enjoy my time with my precious baby girl and seeing her grow as I learn with her.

Andrea Hawkins

Dental Assistant

I joined the Blackhawk Ortho team in early 2014 after receiving my dental assisting license from Eden Area ROP. It is great to see the patients grow and become excited with the results they receive from braces and Invisalign! Working with our new Itero scanning machine has been a great experience and makes things fast and easy. In my free time, I like to hang out with my 6 year old niece and 6 month old nephew. I also like to go tubing and knee boarding in the wonderful lakes around this area.

Taylor Smoley

Registered Dental Assistant

I am the newest member of the Blackhawk Ortho team! As a Registered Dental Assistant who grew up in San Diego, I started my career in the ortho world down in So Cal where I worked as an ortho assistant and also managed the front office for a while. After trying a long distance relationship, I decided to move to Nor Cal to be near my boyfriend and was lucky to find a job with Dr. Anthony. I really like working here because Dr. Anthony is so easy going and fun. Now, I am engaged and planning my wedding!

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