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Category "Art Show"

Call for Artists: Middle School Art Show 2019

The Modern Orthodontist is pleased to invite Middle School students from across Vancouver, WA and nearby areas, to submit their artwork for the 7TH ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW.

Select art pieces will be available for purchase from May 1 to May 31 (100% of the selling price of the work goes to the artist).

We will be accepting arts between April 22 and April 26, 2019. Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, etc.

IMPORTANT: To be included, the art must be submitted by your school teacher.

Please contact our office at 360-260-5113 or email

Deadline to confirm your participation: April 20th, 2019.

OPENING RECEPTION: A reception for the artists, guests, family, teachers, and the general public will be held at The Modern Orthodontist office (2702 NE 78th. #106, Vancouver, WA 98665) on Wednesday, May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Art will remain on display until May 31st.


Category "Art Show"

4th Annual Spring Art Show featuring our local middle schools

The Art Show opens on Friday April 28th

Opening night will be from 5pm – 8pm.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Art will remain on display until May 26th


April 28th will be a night for the middle school kids to remember.  They will walk into our modern practice and see their art displayed for all to see. How many kids their age can say they are “showing artists?” Well, now these students from our local middle schools can say they are. I say this qualifies for bragging rights!!!  The students are working hard and will surely wow our guests with the one of a kind masterpieces they are creating. One art teacher contacted us to ask if her student can display some small sculptures he has created out of beeswax (from the bee’s he raises!) and of course we said YES! We can’t wait to see what he is creating 😉  This is what our Art Show is all about. We love showcasing how young artists use various mediums, in various ways, to create a wonderfully diverse show.

We are so excited to partner with Jason Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Alki, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Mcloughlin, Gaiser Middle School and Cedar Tree Classical Christian.

This is a great family event so bring ’em all down. The more the merrier. We want to show these students what hard work can produce. So invite your friends, co workers, family, etc to come to The Modern Orthodontist on opening night or any time within the subsequent 30 days and you will be amazed at the art you see.   FYI, some of the art that will be displayed will be for sale.  100% of the proceeds go to the artists.

                   SAVE THE DATE 

  • Friday April 28th from 5-8pm
  • 2702 NE 78th ST. Suite 106, Vancouver. 98662
  • light hors d’oeuvres served
  • specified art will be for sale.
  • Art remains on walls of our practice until May 26th. If you can’t make opening night don’t worry, we got you covered 😉 Come by any time during business hours.

Hope to see you all there!


Art Show 2016 Flyer



Category "Calendar"

I wonder if they see themselves as “real artists?”

That’s a wrap!  Our TMO community calendar has been created and published and is already hanging on hundreds of walls in Clark County and beyond. Some of our artists gave calendars as gifts to grandparents, aunt, and uncles. Some shared with their friends.  I hope they all kept one for themselves 😉 A common thread with each and every one of these young artists was….  the smile on their face (and these were BIG smiles) when they saw their art work printed for the first time!!  We went into the classrooms of the chosen artists and each time, without fail, we had everyone’s attention until we pulled out the calendar and passed them around. We saw heads down and fingers frantically turning pages until they found THEIR art and the joy that escaped their mouths was priceless.  😉  Some might question why we do this?  This is why.  These kids saw themselves as “real artists.”  These kids saw their hard creative work printed in a calendar that people will be hanging in their homes or work place.  They instantly became relevant, legit artists and we love being a part of EVERY single part of the process.  The coolest thing was when their friends/colleagues/peers asked them to sign the calendar. How cool is that!?  They ARE real artists. period.


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The Columbian and the Vancouver Business Journal did an article on these calendars

A great deal of time and creativity goes into our yearly calendars. Every time we do them (and this is our 4th annual btw) we are surprised and impressed with the quality of art that is submitted.  While we shouldn’t be surprised, we continueally are. What’s most surprising to us is the age of our young artists and the abilities they have.  Such amazing talent.

The writer, Sarah, for the VBJ hit the proverbial “nail on the head” when she wrote in her article, and I quote, ” With a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in art, Dr. Schnepper had considered bucking the family tradition of dentistry (both of her grandfathers as well as her father and uncle were dentists) and entering into research. Her father had also imagined she would branch out, but suggested orthodontics because of her enthusiasm for art.”    So what does Dr Schnepper do? She transforms smiles into a piece of art.  She is talented, amazing, kind, generous and inspiring.  She inspired 100’s this year alone with this calendar and will inspire 100’s more next year, and the next and the next.

If you want to be in the 2017 calendar start your engines now….. we already have submissions and they just keep coming. ;))


Clark County: Artwork by Hannah Berrigan, a CAM Academy sophomore, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.
Clark County: Artwork by Hannah Berrigan, a CAM Academy sophomore, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.
Clark County: Artwork by Ellie Ritter, a sixth-grader at Tukes Valley Middle School, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.
Clark County: Artwork by Ellie Ritter, a sixth-grader at Tukes Valley Middle School, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.

Category "Community"

Check out some of our latest reviews!

“I truly can’t imagine a better experience. Dr. Schnepper and the ladies at The Modern Orthodontist were simply fantastic. The service, friendliness, professionalism and personal touches just blew me away. My son now has a beautiful new smile and I’m so grateful”

-Adrienne F.

“The Modern Orthodontist lives up to its name. Dr. Schnepper has created a cutting edge environment for her patients to enjoy, and coupled it with most recent methods of orthodontia. What could be better? My daughter, who is shy, felt comfortable while in their care and was happy to attend her appointments. She responded well to their encouragement and gentle accountability for caring for her teeth and braces. I loved the text reminders and the genuine friendliness of the staff and Doctor. My daughter loves her new smile, it has changed her life! Without hesitation I highly recommend The Modern Orthodontist to all who need braces. The experience of having braces is NOT like it use to be, at least, not at The Modern Orthodontist”

-Diane H.

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Dr. Schnepper and her staff. They are a wonderful and caring team. Our entire experience from start to finish has been exceptional!!! We’re looking forward to working with them again in the near future for our other daughter.”

-Nicki O.

” My daughter got her braces off today and could not be happier! The entire process from consultation to retainer were very smooth and personal. I appreciated that we also took in my son and they were honest about him not needing braces.”


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