Our Orthodontic Team

Christine, Licensed Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Christine. I am an orthodontic dental assistant, and help perform chairside orthodontic procedures such as braces, Invisalign, clear aligners, retainers and patient education. I’ve been a licensed dental assistant for more than twenty years, and I’ve been working with Dr. Ross since 2000. I love to make people smile! My favorite part of my job is seeing the results and changing smiles. I also like to educate our patients and their parents, to help give them an understanding of what we are doing. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two kids, working in my yard, working out, shopping, and entertaining at my home.

Julie, Office Administrator

Hello there, I’m Julie! I work at the front desk answering phones, making appointments, and helping patients. I have worked with Dr. Ross at Family Orthodontics since 2006, and I love it here! My favorite part of my job is interacting with our patients and their families. All of our patients are special to me and I enjoy getting to know them on a personal basis. My husband and I have four children and a dog. Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to Mexico.

Shelli, Office Manager

As the office manager, I’m in charge of financial contracts, helping patients with their dental insurance, and scheduling appointments. I’m proud to say I’ve been working with Dr. Ross at Family Orthodontics since 1997 and I love being a part of such a great team! Our doctors truly care about our patients, and always treat them like part of the family. In my spare time, I like to work out and spend time with my husband and our 2 kids.

Amber, Licensed Dental Assistant & Office Administrator

As the newest member of Dr. Ross’ team, it has been great getting to know all our patients! I work at the front desk and I am also a licensed dental assistant, so I also have the ability to triage and help patients with orthodontic concerns over the phone. I have been working in orthodontics since 2007.  I love working for Dr. Ross and have been warmly welcomed by the entire Family Orthodontics staff. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our child, and practicing yoga, running, and playing with my yorkie named Modano.

Ariana, Licensed Dental Assistant

Hello! I started my orthodontic career at Dr. Ross’s office in May, 2013, after recently graduating college. I have learned so much and met many great patients, of all ages. There is nothing more rewarding than helping to create beautiful smiles. I live in the northern suburbs and in my free time, I love doing anything outdoors in the winter, shopping, and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip! I look forward to meeting you!

Lisa, Licensed Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Lisa. I am a licensed dental assistant and Dr. Ross’ treatment coordinator. I have been in the dental field for many years and I still love it. I grew up in Indiana but have called Minnesota home for some time now. I am a constant researcher of new technologies and innovations and like to see how I can implement them in the orthodontic arena. When you come to the office and hear someone whistling or singing, you can assume it’s probably me!

Caitlin, Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, I’m Caitlin. I started at Family Orthodontics in September, 2015! The staff has been great and meeting our patients, both young and old, has been very rewarding and fun. I graduated college in 2013 and have been working in orthodontics for three years. It’s definitely my favorite dental specialty, no doubt about it. For fun, I like to go watch and cheer on the Minnesota Wild hockey team !!