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Meet Our Team

Jackie

Hi, my voice is likely to be the first one you will hear when you call into our office. I have worked with Dr. VanDevanter since 1997. I am an appointment coordinator, which gives me the pleasure of welcoming patients and families to our office and helping them schedule appointments. My mission is to serve our patients and provide appointments that best fit their busy schedules. From our initial meeting to completion of treatment, my goal is to be your friend and advocate. Patients find me to be a knowledgeable resource for school schedules and a dedicated partner in making their time with us a pleasure.

Yvette

I am passionate about smiles and delivering service to our patients. I joined VanDevanter's team in 2006, and my role in the office is to guide and educate each patient through treatment. The orthodontic profession has undergone dramatic changes in the last ten years and our office is on the cutting edge of the digital transformation. This means that our patients have more options than ever before in selecting their choice for treatment. My expertise is assisting you and your family on options which may include Invisalign Teen, Wild smiles, Self-ligating brackets, and clear braces. It is my privilege to be a resource for patients and families throughout treatment, from the first visit until we deliver your retainer

Karen

Hello and welcome! I have in the orthodontic field for over 20 years and I love it. I started as a clinical technician and quickly pursued knowledge in other positions within the orthodontic field. For many years now I have been able to help our patients and parents with their financial needs. I take great pleasure in helping you with your insurance, flexible spending and any other questions you may have. I look forward to assisting you in making orthodontic treatment a reality. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters and our Labrador. I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming and travelling to tropical places.

Tara

Hi, I have worked with Dr. VanDevanter since 2002, and in the orthodontic field since 1991. I lead our well- trained clinical team and we take pride in the excellent patient care that we provide. Orthodontics is a challenging and rewarding field because it is always evolving. The way that treatment is provided now is very different than when I was a teenager. Digital imaging, Virtual 3D computer models, and Invisalign are some of the improvements that make patient care much better today. Our office is constantly incorporating treatment advances that improve the patient experience and result.

Chrissy

I joined Dr. VanDevanter's clinical team in 2008. I have firsthand knowledge of the value of a beautiful smile, because Dr. VanDevanter did my braces while I was attending Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way. Now I'm working to help others achieve a beautiful smile. My favorite patients are small children that come in without any experience of orthodontics, and sometimes not even much knowledge of dentistry. If I can make them happy to be here - it makes my day! Providing encouragement and gentle care are my strengths as I work my hardest to ensure that everyone's trip to the orthodontist is a positive experience.

Mandy

I'm a clinical assistant for Dr. VanDevanter. I'm so excited to be joining her team. Although I only started working here in 2013, I've been a clinical assistant since 2009, and I love playing a part in orthodontic care. I find it so rewarding to help change smiles and make people more confident in their daily lives. The absolute favorite part of my job is seeing patients I have worked on get de-banded, and knowing that I helped make a difference in their lives. I'm a huge fan of outdoor sports, and chances are you could run into me snowboarding during the winter or hiking during the summer.

Alexis

I am excited to be a part of Dr. VanDevanter’s team. I'll have the pleasure of meeting you while assisting Dr. VanDevanter. My specialty is scanning your teeth with our iTero 3D imaging system and taking necessary x-rays and photographs of your teeth in preparation for your treatment. I enjoy making people comfortable in all aspects of their orthodontic treatment. Outside of the office I enjoy working with dogs, going to concerts and snowboarding.