Meet the people behind Parkside Orthodontics
Patient Care Coordinator/Marketing
Vanessa is our Patient Care Coordinator. She has been here since 2009. Vanessa has over 15 years of orthodontic experience, and is a great resource for all types of questions. Vanessa has a spunky daughter who keeps her on her toes. In her spare time, Vanessa has a passion for party planning!
Director of Operations/Treatment Coordinator
Shelley has over 20 years of experience in the dental/orthodontic field. She often refers to herself as a “tooth geek” (fanatic?) who absolutely loves everything about being a part of creating amazing, new smiles! As our Director of Operations/Treatment Coordinator, Shelley helps our patients understand the treatment process and reviews financial plans to suit each individual’s needs. When she’s not in the office, she can be found on an urban hike around Mt. Tabor or one of our city’s beautiful bridges, out in the gorge exploring new trails, shopping the farmer’s markets, or just spending time with her family. Shelley says her proudest accomplishments are her three sons and two daughters, as well as her little red Toyota Prius.
Financial & Insurance Manager
Jan’s diverse dental career started in 1978. She has been a dental assistant and dental office manager, an orthodontic assistant, treatment coordinator and practice manager, as well as a software trainer and consultant to dental and orthodontic practices. More recently she became certified as a leadership coach, working with executives and managers in midsize to large corporations.
Jan says making the adjustment from being an independent business owner to joining an orthodontic team as the financial and insurance manager has been a challenge and a joy. She also said she feels lucky to have found a practice where her co-workers are her dear friends, and a doctor who she is extremely proud of.
These days Jan enjoys her time off at home with Baxter, her Golden Retriever, and Daphne, her Tortoiseshell cat. When she’s not there, you’ll find her outside with friends enjoying nature connection, camping, kayaking, and outdoor play.
Becky has been an orthodontic assistant since 2008 and with Parkside Orthodontics since 2012. Becky says one of her favorite things about her job is being part of our team. Becky spends most of her time working with patients in the clinic, but helps out at the front desk on occasions too. As a child Becky wore braces and a Herbst appliance. Her own personal treatment experience has helped give her special insight into what the patient is experiencing and how she can help them through their process. In her spare time Becky loves hanging out with her husband and three kids. Her family loves the outdoors and spending time going camping, rafting, and hiking.