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 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.


Michelle
Financial Coordinator

Michelle has always been drawn to environments where people are the primary focus. The world of orthodontics was a natural fit for her after several years of raising her family and being a full time Mom.

Any day of the week Michelle can be found running the West Vancouver Seawall or trails near her home. She loves to sail and has enjoyed countless adventures with her family discovering the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands. Cooking and baking for family and friends feeds her soul and she
is happiest when enjoying those moments.


Brettney
Scheduling Coordinator

In the past, Brettney worked as a resource teacher and international student teacher with elementary students. Brettney’s background is an asset to the team as we work to support a variety of children and their families through their orthodontic journey and she finds this very rewarding. 

Having recently made the North Shore home, Brettney is finding pleasure discovering her new community. In her down time, Brettney loves hot yoga, hiking, swimming, and going on road trips with her husband and Maltese dog. 


Bobbi
Treatment Coordinator

Returning to the dental environment as our Treatment Coordinator, Bobbi holds a BA from SFU and CDA from SAIT.  Bobbi’s previous experience includes working chair side as a dental assistant as well as office management. She enjoys fostering and maintaining patient relationships and ensuring that the clients and their families feel well informed and comfortable with their treatment plan.

Bobbi has lived with her family on the North Shore since 2011 and enjoys all the fun the mountains have to offer and in her spare time can most often be found on the trails with her mountain bike and side kick, Millie the Golden-doodle.


Sonia
Clinician (Certified Dental Assistant)

Sonia graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting program at Vancouver Community College in June of 2010. She worked at a pediatric office for nine years, and builds instant chemistry with younger patients.

In May of 2018, Sonia completed her orthodontic module at UBC and joined the team at North Shore orthodontics in October of 2019. She prides herself in the connection she makes with patients and care for their oral health. 

Outside the office, Sonia enjoys cooking for family, attending concerts with friends, traveling
the world with her husband, and hiking with her fur friends.


Ati
Clinician (Certified Dental Assistant)

Ati has over 25 years of experience as a certified dental assistant with extensive experience in orthodontics. She loves working with people of all ages and finds it very rewarding to help them achieve their functioning new smile. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, going on long walks, and travelling. 


Alexxis
Clinician (Certified Dental Assistant)

Alexxis graduated from the Certified Dental Assisting program at Vancouver Community College in 2016. Having worked in general, pediatric and periodontal practices, she has finally made her way into orthodontics. She enjoys helping patients achieve their smile goals.

Outside of the dental world, Alexxis enjoys spending time with her pet bunnies, drawing/painting, and cooking.


Leslie
Clinician (Certified Dental Assistant)

Leslie graduated from the dental reception program in April 2009, then the Certified Dental Assisting program in June 2010 and finally, in June 2015, she completed the Orthodontic module at UBC and has been working in the Orthodontic field ever since! She enjoys working with patients of various ages and helping them through their Orthodontic journey! Nothing is more rewarding then seeing that confident smile at the end of the day.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dining out, trying out new restaurants, travelling, hiking, and catching up on tv shows!


Jeni
3D and Laboratory Technician

Jeni moved to Canada in 2011 and worked as a caregiver for many years. She loves playing and interacting with the children she cares for. She had the opportunity to join the team at North Shore Orthodontics and she enjoys helping the office and being part of this amazing team.

Outside of work, Jeni loves cooking, swimming, watching TV and most of all, going to Church every Sunday with her husband and daughter


Daisy
Dental Assistant

Charity worker, cheesemonger and now dental assistant with the team at North Shore Orthodontics, Daisy brings her passion for helping people wherever she goes. She loves the variety of her role and you'll often see her busy as a bee in the background!

Originally hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Daisy is thrilled to now call North Vancouver 'home' and spends her free time exploring BC - spotting wildlife through her binoculars and dipping her toes in every river she meets!


Karla
Wellness Coordinator

Since graduating from De La Salle Health and Science Institute in the Philippines with a degree in physiotherapy, Karla has spent time exploring new opportunities in the field of orthodontics. She’s the first person to greet and give you a warm welcome upon entering the office.

“Live life well” is her philosophy in life. To her it means to have a successful and enjoyable career, and a family and friends whom she dearly loves. Karla likes to spend her free time efficiently and actively by walking or running in town, in the park or in any interesting place. Also, she enjoys baking, listening to music and watching movies.

 


Melanie
Clinical Assistant

Melanie came to Canada from France in 2014. Before joining the team at North Shore Orthodontics, Melanie worked as a french teacher at a couple of schools around Vancouver. As a native french speaker, her language is an asset to the team! She is enjoying the opportunity to learn and evolve in her diverse role as a clinical assistant. 
 
In her spare time, Melanie can be found exploring all the North Shore has to offer, especially all the different hikes in the area. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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