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 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. ...moremeet dr. gretchen blog
Dr. Gemma attended Loma Linda University and earned a Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She grew up in Fullerton, CA where her mom taught second grade and her dad was an engineer. Dr. Gemma got her love for learning, teaching, working with kids (not to say she doesn’t enjoy patients of all ages!), and science from them. Dr. Gemma, her boyfriend, Anthony, and their yorkiepoo, Agnes, are excited for their next chapter in Vancouver and are ready to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Levon has many years of experience in orthodontics. Her career started in 1998. Her favorite advancement in her job has been auto-finance. “In my personal life I have all my bills on auto-pay and it makes things so much simpler, so it’s important to me that we offer that in our practice.” She has learned to love weeding (if it’s your own garden) and really likes being the “cool aunt” to her two brothers’ children.
From San Luis Obispo, Janelle graduated from Cal Poly and then completed a pre-dental program at PSU. “I have been leading middle schoolers through Young Life for years – watching them undergo orthodontic treatment. I realized that I could help shape a smile and a more positive self-image. I am excited for what TMO staff and patients will teach me.” Janelle enjoys hiking, road trips, and film photography.
Amy has been in the dental field since 2008, and an orthodontic assistant since 2011. She enjoys seeing patients' confidence grow as their teeth align. “Advancing my skills and applying new technology is always a goal of mine that we as a team apply here at TMO.” In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, playing games and going on adventures with her husband and three girls.