Meet The Team

Jonalyn

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A little about me…
I have been a certified dental assistant since 1993 and a certified orthodontic assistant since 1998. I love camping with my family, outdoor activities such a snowboarding and hiking. My husband and I enjoy south Asian cooking and always try to “out chef” each other. Sometimes you can catch me at community events around town, such as car free day or events down at Granville Island.

I love orthodontics because…
I love working with people of all ages and being a part of helping them achieve a more beautiful and functional smile. I also love “hands on” work and orthodontics provides me with the opportunity to use all my technical and people skills.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
My duties include all aspects of clinical assisting utilizing my orthodontic assistant skills.

Susan

Certified Dental Assistant

A little about me…
I graduated from Vancouver Community College Dental Assisting in 2010 and completed my Orthodontic module in 2012. I love the outdoors. Days off work, you may find me by the beaches and lakes with my pug or climbing our local mountains. I am also a foodie and love dining out at restaurants around Vancouver.

I love orthodontics because…
I love meeting and getting to know patients of all ages. I find helping and witnessing the transformation of a person’s smile and self confidence very rewarding.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am a Records Technician. If you are new to Ocean Orthodontics, I will be one of the first people to meet and greet you.

Roxanne

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A little about me…
I’m a graduate of Vancouver Community College and became a Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant through UBC. I have been working in the dental field since 2006. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB but I love the Vancouver lifestyle! I enjoy running along the seawall, walking my French Bulldog, going on hikes, practicing yoga, reading and travelling.

I love orthodontics because…
I love working with people of various ages and being able to build a great rapport with our patients. Helping patients on their orthodontic journey and having them finish with an amazing smile and healthy bite is very rewarding.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am a clinical assistant carrying out all orthodontic clinical duties. Occasionally I’m called upon for reception duties to help answer phone calls and schedule appointments. I love working in our beautiful office and can never get tired of our scenic view!

Keith

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A little about me…
I am a graduate of Vancouver Community College as a Certified Dental Assistant, then furthered my studies to specialize in Orthodontics completing the Orthodontic module at UBC. I enjoy bike rides on the seawall, shredding the slopes on our local mountains, and finding amazing places to dine in Vancouver.

I love orthodontics because…
I’ve always been amazed seeing how orthodontics can change a person’s life- whether it’s for achieving a functional bite or just creating that smile that they’ve always wanted. It is very rewarding knowing that I’ve been a part in helping a person create their new smile!

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am the records technician. I will be one of the first people to meet and greet you.

Amy

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A little about me…
I have been an orthodontic assistant since 2003. I enjoy taking leisure walks, love to travel and spend time with family and friends.

I love orthodontics because…
I take pride and passion in helping people understand the importance of a healthy, functional bite as well as a beautiful smile. I love learning all the state of the art technologies and innovative products that orthodontics has to offer!

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am an orthodontic assistant that carries out clinical duties in the office. Occasionally, I help with some treatment coordinating duties as well as answering questions patients may have and booking appointments.

Sidney

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A little about me…
I graduated from the University of the East in the Philippines in 1998 and have since loved being in the field of dentistry. I immigrated to Alberta, Canada in 2005 and became a Certified Orthodontic Assistant the same year. I joined Ocean Orthodontics in 2010. In my spare time, I love spending it with my 2 kids, learning new recipes with my husband and scrapbooking as well.

I love orthodontics because…
I love to see how Orthodontics change people’s lives and improve their lifestyle thru their smile. I believe that healthy teeth, makes a healthy person. I enjoy talking to patients and parents about life with braces. I love working with people and helping them achieve better oral health thru patient education and delivery of utmost dental care and service.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am one of the clinical assistants who love to check your teeth on every visit! Our goal is to deliver the best service, overall satisfaction and ensure that the patient’s journey with Orthodontics is pleasing and memorable.

Ronda

Treatment Coordinator

A little about me…
I have worked in Orthodontics since 1992. I became part of Ocean Orthodontics in April 2006. I am the mother of two active young boys that keep me very busy. These days I spend most of my time at the hockey arena but in my spare time, I enjoy weight and cardio training and many other outdoor activities. I also enjoy the spontaneous weekend getaway and shopping is one of my weaknesses.

I love orthodontics because…
I love getting to know the patients and parents. It is so rewarding to see the results we have accomplished by the smiles on their faces.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
As a Treatment coordinator I’m excited to introduce you to the world of orthodontics! My position requires me to educate you and help you feel “at home” in our office.

Melanie

Clinic Supervisor/Certified Orthodontic Assistant

A little about me…
I have been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1993 and joined Ocean Orthodontics in 2007. When I’m away from the office I enjoy spending time with my family, tennis, biking and hiking. I have a love for gardening and I’m especially passionate about growing orchids and bonsai.

I love orthodontics because…
It is one of the most fascinating fields of dentistry to be involved in. I especially take pride in being able to build a rapport with various age groups and be a part of creating an amazing smile. The results are rewarding.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am responsible for keeping the clinic organized and running on time. My duties include all tasks related to an orthodontic clinical assistant as well as ordering supplies for the office.

Allison

Receptionist/Scheduling Coordinator

A little about me…
I was born and raised on the North Shore.  I am an avid horseback rider which takes me all over the lower mainland.  I enjoy snowboarding and hiking on the local mountains.  I spend my summers on the sunshine coast with my family and friends.

I love orthodontics because…
Everyone who works here is friendly and fun! The patients are happy to be here, which makes my job so much more enjoyable.  It’s a gorgeous office and the professionalism and talent is unlike anywhere else.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am the first person you will see walking in the door! I am the scheduling coordinator and will be booking all your appointments!

Loren

Dental Technician

A little about me…
I graduated from the Dental technology program at Vancouver Community College in June 2014. My hobbies include fishing, camping and participating in summer/winter sports.

I love orthodontics because…
It runs in my family, my dad is an orthodontist and my brother is a lab technician as well.

At Ocean Orthodontics…
I am responsible for fabricating all of the orthodontic appliances.