Meet Our Team

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. We strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Because many of Dr. Lauren’s team has worked together for over 20 years, we are like one, big, happy family.

Our dedicated team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances and make it a priority to regularly attend continuing education courses and seminars. Providing excellent patient care is our top priority.

Suzie

Patient Care Coordinator

Suzie is a Patient Care Coordinator. She helps you make/check appointments and assures you move smoothly through the activities of your treatment. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Suzie worked as Logistics Manager and Event Planner for over 10 years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mother. Suzie is married, has two children, and when not working enjoys snow skiing, water skiing and being outdoors.

Felecia

Patient Care Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Ashley

Patient Care Coordinator

Ashley started a career in Ortho to be part of the process in changing people’s smiles and confidence! She also loves that she learns something new every day. She is a huge foodie and loves cooking new recipes! I collect Starbucks cards from all around the world. And currently has over 500 in her collection. In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with my husband and two girls at the ocean.

Shelly

Patient Care Coordinator

After attending WSU, Shelly and her husband worked in their own Insurance agency for over 34 years. She has been in the administration of Orthodontics for 6 years. Shelly is married, with two children and when not working enjoys golf and traveling, as well as enjoying her fur baby dogs.

Erin

Patient Care Coordinator

Erin is one of our patient care coordinators. After staying home to raise her children, she wanted to work closely with people in a fun-loving, professional atmosphere; she has found that with Advanced Orthodontics. In her spare time, she is a community volunteer and enjoys traveling, golfing, cooking and spending time with her family.

Kara

Patient Care Coordinator

Kara is our patient care coordinator for our Kent and Burien offices. She has been in orthodontics for 15 years and enjoys the change in a patient when their new smile is revealed. In her free time, she enjoys camping and taking care of her miniature horse, fainting goat, llama, and hedgehog. Ask her about her many animals on the farm.

Lana

Treatment Coordinator

Lana went to Renton Technical College for dental assisting. She has been an orthodontic assistant since 2014. She loves seeing patients walk away with a beautiful smile and added confidence.

In her spare time she likes being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves spending time with her Pekingese Poodle named Benji.

Alisa

Treatment Coordinator

Alisa is our treatment coordinator in our Burien and Kent locations. She started her career in orthodontics at age 17, while still in High School. Over the past 30 years she has held every position in an orthodontic practice, but enjoys treatment coordinating the most.

Her goal is to make everyone’s first visit comfortable, fun and informative. In her spare time, Alisa loves travelling to sunny, warm places.

Dawn

Insurance Billing Specialist

Dawn has over 25 years in the dental field. What she loves about orthodontics is to see the changes in a person’s smile as they go through orthodontic treatment. That is what drew her into this field. When she is not in the office, she loves to spend time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys working in her garden, kayaking, fishing, and watching baseball.

Nikki

Office Manager

Nikki is the manager for Advanced Orthodontics. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University. Before working with us she was an elementary school teacher. She loves introducing the outside world to Advanced Orthodontics and everything that we do. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching Nebraska football.

Kerri

Clinical Assistant

Kerri started her career in orthodontics in high school.  She started with the office that she went to for her own braces as a child in her hometown of Port Angeles.  She started in high school by going to that office after school..  Kerri’s favorite part of orthodontics is being on the move all day and getting to know patients and new procedures. When she’s not in the office, she likes learning on her dirt bike, bonfires, and an insane amount of naps.

Jessica

Clinical Assistant

Jessica started in the dental field in 2019 as a dental assistant but wanted something a little more outside the box. She loves to help people and also help create beautiful smiles. In her free time she likes to travel, go for runs, read and play my Nintendo switch.

Sarah

Clinical Assistant

Sarah is ambitious and hardworking. She has been working in the Dental industry since 2016 and enjoys seeing peoples smiles transform and the confidence they gain during and after treatment. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her friends and family. Sarah enjoys meeting new people, traveling and watching sports.

Haley

Clinical Assistant

Haley has been in the dental field for 3 years. Since she’s started in dentistry, she wanted to work in the orthodontic field. Haley favorite part of being an assistant is working and interacting with patients. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and of course my three dogs.

Linda

Clinical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Yana

Clinical Assistant

Yana has been an orthodontic assistant for eleven years. Yana loves kids and being around them. She loves orthodontics because she gets to be directly involved in helping people get their smiles. Yana was born in Russia and grew up in Seattle. She loves hanging around with her family and friends and in her free time likes to travel and see new places.

Jenny

Clinical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Michelle

Clinical Assistant

Bio coming soon!