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.

Irma Grijalva

Orthodontic Assistant 


My name is Irma. I was born and raised in Maryland. I graduated from Long Reach High School in 2015. Growing up I knew I wanted to be in an environment where I could help and make a difference in someone's life. After High School, I became a certified nursing assistant. I worked in a hospital for 3 years taking care of patients with various needs, mostly babies and young teens.

I changed my career to one in the dental field after having heard great things about it. I've been a certified orthodontic assistant for almost 2 years now, and I love it. I have grown and learned so much at Dr. Sagafi's practice and it's been a great experience. Going to work every day to learn something new has been one of the greatest things for me! This is the field I belong to, to the point that I had Dr. Sagafi put braces on me. I must say, taking impressions has to be one of my favorite procedures to do, and of course, just the hands-on work with patients drives me every day.

My goal is to see our patient's bright smiles once they are done with their treatment with us. Outside of that during my free time, I love to spend time with my family and most importantly my dog Luna. 

I can't wait to meet you to start your beautiful smile journey with us!

Angela Wright

Front Desk Specialist


Hello, I am Angela the front desk specialist at Bethesda Orthodontics. I am a local Washingtonian, born and raised in Washington D.C. I have worked for Bethesda Orthodontics for over five years and have enjoyed bringing over 13 years of experience as a billing/ insurance claim specialist to the team. I love working at Bethesda Orthodontics in our friendly and caring environment with Dr. Sagafi. She tells me that I have contagious laughter and that I am great at solving mysteries. I learn something new every day working on our team. I greatly enjoy the opportunity to meet our amazing patients, and their families and partake in their orthodontic journey being a smooth one as I watch their smiles transform beautifully. My personal passions include bowling, reading, and spending time with my kids, family, and friends.

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