Meet Our Team

Carina Johnson Assistant Office Manager Next Level Orthodontics New Braunfels TX

Carina Johnson

Assistant Office Manager

Carina grew up in Kingsville, TX, but found her way to San Antonio where more job opportunities were available. She started her career in restaurants as a server and quickly worked her way to management. She soon decided to switch gears and continue her education in medical administration, and quickly fell in love with it. Carina reached the highest level of opportunity with a sleep lab and moved on to work for a large dental corporation. This is where she met Mrs. Krystal Smith. The moment Krystal told her that she and her husband were opening their own practice, she just knew she wanted to become a part of their team! She is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the opening team with Next Level Orthodontics and hopes to grow into the executive level with them!

In her free time, Carina loves going back to the coast to be by the beach, playing softball and singing!

Krystal Smith Managing Director Next Level Orthodontics New Braunfels TX

Krystal Smith, RDH

Managing Director

Krystal is a born and raised Texan. She grew up in Robstown, TX, a small city outside of Corpus Christi. In 2010, Krystal received her degree as a dental assistant, then decided to further her education in the field of dentistry. In 2016, Krystal graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi with her degree in dental hygiene. Life and job opportunities brought Krystal and Dr. Smith to find their new home in New Braunfels. Krystal found her first job as a hygienist with a large dental corporation, which taught her many valuable things, not only as a provider but as a business owner. She practiced dental hygiene for three years before completely committing to managing Next Level Orthodontics with her husband.

Her experience as a dental hygienist, along with her previous experience as an orthodontic assistant, made her and Dr. Smith a great team in their endeavor of owning their own practice. Aside from dentistry, Krystal loves being a wife and mother. She has one son, Mason. In 2018, when she and Dr. Smith were married, she gained 3 more precious boys to love. In her spare time, Krystal enjoys watching them play tennis and soccer on the weekends. She also enjoys yoga, working out, finding tasty foods to eat, and wine to drink.