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the team

The Modern Orthodontist isn't your typical orthodontic practice.
Inspired by the love of art and smiles, the team is drawn together to create a
fun-loving atmosphere that will make you feel like you are family.
Take a look at our mission statement.

dr gretchen schnepper dds

dr. gretchen schnepper

Dr. Gretchen attended Loma Linda University for both dental school and specialty training, earning a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She comes from a long line of dental professionals. Both her maternal and paternal grandfathers and her father were all dentists and her uncle still practices today. She is married to Darby, a teacher, and they have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. She enjoys reading, bicycling and art. ...more

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treatment coordinator

karen donahue
treatment coordinator

Karen has worked in orthodontics for over 19 years now. “I think your smile is your best accessory and am honored to be a part of helping someone get a great one.” For Karen, getting to know the patients and seeing them quickly become part of the family is half the joy. She moved here from Southern California two years ago. She's married to Ed, has three grown children and two grandsons.

financial coordinator

levon brown
financial coordinator

Levon has been in the orthodontic field since 1998 when she originally moved to Vancouver from eastern Washington. She has had orthodontic treatment twice (be sure to wear your retainers). “I can definitely empathize with our patients.” Outside the office she enjoys reading and having fun gardening around her new home. She began bicycling in September 2011 and now enjoys riding over 200 miles per month.

orthodontic assistant

alena reese
orthodontic assistant

Laney, as she prefers to be called, has been an orthodontist assistant since 2009. “I love what I do!” She and her husband moved here from Salt Lake City, Utah to try something new and adventurous together as newlyweds. “We love living in a new city and learning about all the things it has to offer.” Seems Vancouver is perfect for them considering their love for hiking, camping, and going to the beach.

Clinical supervisor

nicole sauer
clinical supervisor

Nicole has been an orthodontic assistant since 2007. In 2011 she was married and in August 2012 they had their first baby, Deegan. He brings them both a lot of joy and love. Nicole has been dancing for 16 years, and three of those years have been spent with the Vancouver Volcanoes. She enjoys teaching young children dance and feels that gives her the extra advantage of being able to connect with our younger orthodontic patients.

orthodontic assistant

tatiana mcintyre
orthodontic assistant

Tatiana moved to Vancouver from her home town of Gig Harbor, Washington. She attended Everest College and has always loved working in orthodontics. She developed her love for braces when she had them herself as a teenager. Tatiana has two children; one boy and one girl who are her world. She enjoys going snowboarding, hiking and hunting.

orthodontic assistant

dayna jackson
orthodontic assistant

Dayna has been working in the orthodontic field since 1996. She loves seeing the transformations that patients go through during treatment. Loving crisp weather and green landscapes makes her a perfect fit for the Great Northwest, She likes to run distance events and drink coffee, but not at the same time. She has a husband, 2 children, and a dog that make her laugh every day.

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