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.

 

Robyn

Dental Hygienist

I love how my job allows me to meet and learn so much about the people in my community. It’s a good feeling to provide care that truly brings about positive changes in peoples’ lives, and to become friends with them in the process. My days are spent helping patients maintain and prevent dental issues while they’re having orthodontic care. I also educate patients on their home care responsibilities.

When I’m not working you can usually find me playing with my Boston Terrier puppy, or catch me riding my motorcycle.

 

Sam

Dental Assistant

I focus on making each patient feel welcomed and comfortable during their visit. I want them to like coming to see us, and will do everything in my power to make sure every visit is a fun experience. I provide assistance to Dr. Van as she performs various orthodontic procedures, ensuring she has everything she needs at hand. But my attention is on the patient’s comfort. I check to see they’re relaxed and tell them what the doctor is doing.

I lived in several different provinces before settling into home in Ottawa. I live downtown, with my two dogs, Milo and Lily. They keep me busy!

 

Jessica

Administration

It’s a pleasure to spend my days meeting and getting to know our wonderful patients and their families. I love each person’s excitement at starting orthodontic care, and then watching their personality blossom as they move through treatment. Of course, seeing their beautiful smiles at the end is the best! Van Orthodontics is always focused on patient care and ensuring each patient’s entire treatment experience is positive. I’m here to help and answer questions!

When not working, my boyfriend and I enjoy taking our Boston Terriers to explore the outdoors. They’re energetic and love to play.

Kate

Administration

I enjoy meeting interesting new people, and helping them during their visits to our office. Becoming friends with our patients and their parents, and watching smiles transform is incredible, and those experiences fill my days. I manage our office, overseeing reception, as well as staff management, our bookkeeping, payroll, and IT. I’m always available to help a patient: please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance!

I’m originally from Montreal, and I love to travel. Recently I’ve been trying my hand at rock climbing. Oh, and I’m a sucker for Starbucks.