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.

 

Margaret

Certified Dental Assistant, Office Manager, and Treatment Coordinator

I love meeting with families and getting them started on their orthodontic journey. A new patient’s excitement is contagious! Even better, though, is seeing the smiles when treatment is completed, knowing that the person is going to have a happier and healthier life because of the care we’ve provided. My day involves welcoming patients to our practice, presenting and explaining treatment plans, placing follow-up care calls and reception and managerial duties.

My time away from work is filled with giving back to the community, time with my church family, walking, yoga, and healthy cooking. I’m married, with three adult children and four grandchildren.

Wendy

Dental Receptionist

I bring over 14 years of dental experience to Clarington Orthodontics.  I love being a part of this dynamic team and welcoming patients to our office.  My duties include ensuring that the day-to-day operations at the front desk run smoothly.  As a mother of 3 grown children, outside office hours I enjoy reading, walking and dog sitting.  

Jane

Dental Hygienist

 I brought with me 12 years of hygiene experience to Clarington Orthodontics when I arrived in 2018.   As I get to know each patient and watch their smiles transform into beautiful smiles I am placing brackets, changing wires, cementing appliances and removing braces when patients are finished active treatment.  I have found the staff here at Clarington Orhtodontics to be warm, friendly, and very supportive and knowledgable. 

I am a married mother of two beautiful daughters.  I enjoy watching my girls grow into young ladies.  I love to spend time with them either at the arena playing hockey, sitting by our pool or watching a sunset at our cottage. 

 

Barb

Dental Hygienist

Talking with and getting to know our great patients and their families, while I help create healthy and beautiful smiles, make my days a joy. I spend my hours interacting with patients on a one-to-one basis, while I prepare their teeth for bonding and bond their braces, fit and cement bands, change wires and tie arch wires, and remove braces. I just love removing braces and seeing those healthy, straight teeth, and, even better, witnessing the joy on the patient’s face when they see their new smile!

Aside from my career, I enjoy being with my husband, three children, and one very busy grandchild. In my spare time I keep busy with various active hobbies, including skiing, swimming, cycling, scuba diving, and yoga. I also enjoy reading.

Kim

Level II Certified Dental Assistant

It’s always fascinating to watch a person’s orthodontic treatment progress from start to finish. Seeing the physical changes happen, along with the changes in their self-confidence and how they interact with the world, never ceases to amaze me. I enjoy the connections that develop between our patients and the team, during treatment, too, and look forward to our interactions. My work duties include taking X-rays and lab work, records, and providing chairside assistance, as well.

My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. We look forward to visiting family on the east coast every summer.

Vanessa

Level II Certified Dental Assistant

I bring 7 years of assisting experience to the office.  I really enjoy working with our patients, spending time talking with them about their lives and interests, and hearing about their adventures. Each person always has such interesting, and often entertaining stories, to tell! My work day is split between time spent in our in-house lab and providing chairside assistance during patient procedures, ensuring that everything goes smoothly and that the patient is comfortable and relaxed throughout their time in the chair.

Wendy

Level II Certified Dental Assistant