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Kara M. Bailey, DDS, MS

Orthodontics for Children, Teens & Adults

Staff Directory

Terry Maris: Patient Coordinator


With over 30 years of medical experience, Terry's expertise in patient care is a great asset to our office. From scheduling your appointments to getting your insurance benefits, Terry always makes sure that your orthodontic experience is organized and beneficial for the whole family.

Terry has 2 children; a son Scott, 25, and a daughter Jennifer, 15, that keep her on her feet! If she gets a spare minute, she spends her time at the gym working out, catching up on a good book, or utilizing her creative skills sewing. If you ever need assistance with anything, Terry is ready to help, and if you don't, stop by anyway and chat with her- she can always brighten up your day!

Julia Musslewhite: Patient Coordinator


With 13 years of medical experience and years of banking experience, Julia is a dynamic addition to our practice. Her attention to detail and expertise in areas of practice management contribute to the organization of our office. She is a part of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, in which she attends a lot of social events with. Julia also is a family girl and loves spending time with them too. If she's not with her family or the sorority, she is spending time with friends. As so many of us here at Bailey Orthodontics, she too is a sucker for furry friends. Her two sweet babies, "Bear and Ellie May" bring her great joy. So whether you need to reschedule an appointment, ask a question about your account, or just need a laugh that will lift your day, Julia is the girl for you!

Marcella Munoz: Financial Coordinator


With over 18 years of dental experience, Marcella's office administrations skills and knowledge are invaluable to you. At Bailey Orthodontics, she oversees all insurance claims and processing, and also takes great care with all your financial needs. Marcella is a very hard-worker and is determined to make your financing with us, effortless and comfortable.

Marcella is new to Houston, having just moved from California. She has become quite comfortable in her new home and enjoys spending time with her daughter Francisca and her grandson Gavin.

Marcella will be glad to provide you with any financial/insurance information you need at Bailey Orthodontics.

Brandi Pugh, Marketing Coordinator


Brandi has nine years' experience in orthodontics and is an important member of our staff. Brandi brings high energy, a positive attitude, eagerness to learn new things and a willingness to help out where ever needed. She has worked in the clinical side of the office as a Marketing Coordinator, has helped out as a treatment coordinator and is now taking care of our marketing.

So, if you have any suggestions for our next exciting contest, talk to Brandi, she would love to hear your ideas!

Brandi is originally from Joplin, Missouri but now lives in League City with her husband John, and their three children, Mikenna, Marli and Jackson. They also have two dogs: a French Mastiff and an English Bulldog. Wow! Now that's a full house! In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Brandi loves working at Bailey Orthodontics and is excited about her future here. We are excited to have her.

Karen Lochridge: Treatment Coordinator


Karen is a bright spot in our patient's day. She always knows how to comfort her patients with a warm smile and great conversation. Karen is enthusiastic and educated. With 28 years of orthodontic experience; she has a lot to offer. Her highest priorities are helping her patients feel at ease and making your orthodontic experience wonderful. Karen and her husband, Greg have a great family, complete with four children and 7 grandchildren. Karen loves to spend her time watching her grandson play sports and she also enjoys hunting and fishing with her husband. With Karen's personality and love for her family, there is no doubt that you will feel at home when you spend time with her, here in our office.

Donna Holder: Orthodontic Assistant


Donna is a Registered Dental Assistant in the state of Texas. She brings over 15 years of experience in orthodontics to our practice and has a lot to offer our patients. We are happy to have her as a part of our clinical team.

Donna and Todd have a 5-year-old son named Keller. As a family they enjoy traveling, camping and spending time in their boat on the lake.

With her love for orthodontics and her years of experience you will feel confident and comfortable when you see Donna.