Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Jackie

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

Yvette

I am passionate about smiles and delivering service to our patients. I joined Dr. 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 10 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, WildSmiles®, 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.

 

Tara

Tara

Hi, I have worked with Dr. VanDevanter since 2002, and I’ve been 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

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.

 

Alexis

Alexis

Hello! I attended Clover Park Technical College in 2013 studying dental assisting, and while there, took an extra quarter specifically for orthodontic assisting! I knew then that orthodontics was my calling! I have worked with Dr. VanDevanter since 2015. I'm by her side during each appointment, so I’ll see you throughout your whole treatment! I love working with kids and making each patient feel comfortable in the chair. I enjoy seeing each patient’s confidence bloom when they get their braces off!

Outside of work, I enjoy attending concerts, playing video games, and going on adventures in my Jeep. I also enjoy spending time with my fiancé and our chocolate lab, Leroy!

 

Vivian

Vivian

I graduated high school in 2018 and currently attend the University of Washington Tacoma for a career in the dental field! I have been lucky enough to have been with VanDevanter Orthodontics since 2016! I'm one of the records techs, which means that I take all the initial X-rays, photos, and scans. You'll often see me running around the office doing anything that I can to help keep the office running smoothly. I love meeting so many different people and making them comfortable at our office. I love getting people excited about teeth and the potential outcome that they can achieve at our office!

Outside of work, I love to stay healthy by working out as consistently as I can. I love to draw and paint with acrylic paint. I also like to take care of plants and growing plants from seed. I love to go out and visit different locations around the area, such as parks, stores, and finding hidden little gems that off the beaten track.

 

Jody

Jody

I began my career in the dental field in 2018 studying general dentistry and began working at VanDevanter Orthodontics in 2020. My role involves making sure everything is nice and clean, sterilizing instruments, cleaning and preparing chairs for each patient, and assisting with any duties that the doctor or assistants may need.

I was born and raised in Seattle and grew up in a big family, all of whom live very close. I love spending time with family and friends, planting, and doing outdoor activities as much as I can. I also love to travel, preferably to warm weather by the beach!

 

Brikaya

Brikaya

I had braces in 2014 with Dr. O’Brien. I enjoyed the treatment and the assistants were extremely nice and encouraged me to go in to the field once I finished high school. I went to PIMA Medical Institute in 2018 and worked as a lead pediatric/orthodontic assistant for two years before joining Dr. VanDevanter’s team. I love to see the transformation in patients; the before and after aspect of orthodontics is life changing!

I am from Seattle and have a three-year-old daughter who I love hanging out with. We have five little fish we adore as well. I have a shopping addiction, which I would say is my hobby!

 

Jamie

Jamie

I have been in the dental field for almost ten years. I started with Dr. VanDevanter’s good friend Dr. Baker who placed my braces and I have loved it ever since! I love getting to know the patients, learning about them, and watching them grow and change. It is the best getting to see all the new smiles we help create!

I am a wife and a mom of two girls and my stepson. We love to travel to Hawaii and hang out with family and friends. In my spare time, I enjoy wakeboarding and shooting my bow and arrow.

 

Rebecca

Rebecca

I am currently enrolled at Tacoma Community College for dental hygiene and recently joined Dr. VanDevanter’s team as a sterilization tech. Everyone welcomed me with open arms and made me feel a part of the team from day one. I’m so grateful to be gaining the experience I need to succeed later in dental school!

On my days off, I love spending time at the pool getting some laps in or spending weekend nights with my friends having movie marathons.

 

Jenny

Jenny

I began my career in dentistry in 1995 as a dental hygienist. I transitioned into the financial aspect of orthodontics and joined VanDevanter Orthodontics in 2019. I am here to assist patients with all their payment, insurance, and claim questions and needs. I consider myself a true team player and do my best to help out when needed.

 
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