Rosemary Lelich, BA, DMD, MS
"I initially fell in love with Orthodontics when I realized that Ortho is a puzzle, a combination of science and art. Behind every bite is a unique and interesting person who deserves an individualized treatment plan, care, and compassion."
University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts + Science
University of Pennsylvania Dental School
University of Minnesota, Orthodontic Residency & Masters Thesis
Dr. Rosemary Lelich is passionate about orthodontics and about helping people change their smiles and their lives. She is always working to expand her orthodontic knowledge and to stay up-to-date with the latest research and technology. She is certified and has extensive experience with Invisalign. She leads a peer study group with Spear Education and currently serves as the Education Chair on the Minnesota Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Lelich is a proud Minnesotan. After attending Breck School for 11 years, she moved to Philadelphia for undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she double majored in Biological Basis of Behavior and Spanish and was fortunate to study in Barcelona for 6 months at La Universidad de Pompeu Fabra. Before dental school, Dr. Lelich lived in Washington DC where she worked for a non-profit organization before returning to Penn to earn her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. She was thrilled to return to Minneapolis to attend residency at the University of Minnesota. During her specialty training, Dr. Lelich completed her Masters Thesis in Bone Biology.
Dr. Lelich loves to travel and form international connections. She has participated in dental exchange programs in Colombia, Taiwan, and Spain. She is also involved in her local community through volunteer work and enjoys yoga, golf, theater, and spending time with her family.
Angela V. Ross, DMD
“Orthodontics is the best profession out there, hands down! Where else can you contribute so much to people’s lives? It is so rewarding to see the confidence in my patients when they first see their new smile!
“After opening my orthodontic practice over 25 years ago, I am still excited to come to work every day. My profession is a combination of biomechanics and art. The result is the unique ability to create beautiful smiles and improve self-esteem for patients of any age. I appreciate that my patients genuinely feel that the quality of their lives has been improved, both physically and emotionally, after going through orthodontic treatment. I think it is important to help those in need, and I enjoy donating my time and energy to our wonderful community.”
Board-Certified: American Board of Orthodontics
Specialty Residency: Orthodontics, Boston University
DMD: Boston University
Dr. Angela Ross is always attending conferences and workshops to increase her knowledge of orthodontics and to stay up-to-date with the ever changing techniques and materials. She is experienced in placing Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) and is trained and uses a diode laser in her office when needed. She always completes more continuing education classes than are needed to maintain her specialty license and is a member of multiple orthodontic study clubs. Dr. Ross especially enjoys treating complex and challenging cases involving may dental specialists: the orthodontist, prosthodontist, periodontist, oral surgeon and restorative dentist.. There are lots of ways to create a beautiful, long-lasting smile!
Dr. Ross is originally from Summit, New Jersey, but has called Wayzata Minnesota her home since 1986. She has three terrific children and when Dr. Ross is not in the office, you can find her biking, skiing, snowboarding, running and traveling. Most of all, Dr. Ross enjoys spending time with her family and her golden retriever, Stella. Dr. Ross spent a year in Spain during college and loves speaking Spanish with patients whenever possible!
Meet our Orthodontic Team
Julie, Office Administrator
“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 two kids.”
Ariana, Licensed Dental Assistant
“I began my orthodontic career here in May of 2013 and have loved every minute it! There is nothing more rewarding than giving people the smiles they have always wanted! I currently live in the southwest suburbs and I'm not sure I could ever leave! On my free time, I enjoy working out and any outdoor activities, especially in the winter. You might notice I LOVE Christmas, my cat, and keeping up on celebrity gossip! I cannot wait to meet you!”
Lisa, Licensed Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator
“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
“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!!”
“Joining the Family Orthodontics team in February 2020, I'm very excited to be a new addition! The positive, helpful attitudes of all the staff were evident from my first day. You will find me at the front desk greeting patients, answering the phone and scheduling appointments. My husband, youngest son and I (along with our very spoiled Labradoodle) recently relocated to the area. When our schedule allows we enjoy traveling, especially to visit family. Some of my other interests include hiking, yoga and baking. ”
“I’m from the North Shore, so I love anything that has to do with being outdoors! Rollerblading, skiing and exploring parks are some of my favorites. I love animals, I have two kittens and a 10 year old pug! I am passionate about cheering on any Minnesota sports team! A little fun fact about me is I knew I wanted a career in orthodontics when I was 13 years old experiencing braces myself! ”
When you want exceptional orthodontic treatment from an exceptional team, call Family Orthodontics at (952) 922-7117 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Dr. Lelich and her team welcome patients from Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Edina, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and neighboring communities.