Meet the team
Pedro – Registered Dental Hygienist
Pedro joined DOC in 2017 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. He gradated from George Brown College in 2013 and began working in the general dental field immediately following. Shortly after, he realized his passion for orthodontics and decided the ortho specialty is where he belongs.
He enjoys the relationships built with patients, the patient transformations, and the lifelong learning orthodontics offers. Pedro places and removes braces, and changes wires at every visit. In his spare time he enjoys sports, cars and dogs.
Lucas – Registered Dental Hygienist
Lucas is a Registered Dental Hygienist who became a part of the DOC team in 2016. It was his own orthodontic treatment that prompted him to become a Dental Hygienist in the ortho field. The changes in the smiles of patients who have undergone treatment is what makes it all meaningful for Lucas and he couldn’t picture doing anything else.
You can find Lucas in the clinic placing braces, removing braces, and placing wires. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his friends, completing artistic projects and attending music festivals.
Lisa – Dental Receptionist
Lisa joined DOC in 2016, and brings with her 7 years of dental reception experience. Lisa is responsible for overseeing all patient scheduling and finances and office administration. Originally she pursued a career in health care, attending University of Toronto and UOIT (University of Ontario and Institute of Technology) for nursing, and after the 3rd year life’s path changed direction and brought her into the field of dental.
She loves how orthodontics has opened so many more opportunities to advance her career growth, knowledge and learning in general. If it is not too cold out, you will find her spending every moment with her husband and young boys outside, exploring playgroups, at a hockey arena, or their family cottage.
Laura – Certified Level II Dental Assistant
Laura brought her warm personality to our team in 2011. There is never a dull moment for Laura because she wears many hats in the office, including manager all of our marketing, advertising, and social media efforts. She is Treatment Coordinator, and is responsible for meeting new patients and starting treatment, talking to patients regarding any financial concerns, handling financial matters and answering any orthodontic-related questions patients may have. Laura also assists Dr. Rajasekaran and our hygienists while maintaining the clinic runs smoothly and in a timely manner.
Laura loves having the opportunity to build relationships with different patients on a daily basis. For her, the field of orthodontics is an ever-evolving career choice, and one that allows her to learn new technology and get to know new patients. In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, interior design, reading and spending time with her husband and their dog.
Melanie – Certified Dental Assistant Level II
Melanie joined Durham Orthodontic Centre in 2017. A graduate of Georgian College, she brings are warm personality to DOC and is a positive new member of our team. Melanie greets patients as they arrive, is responsible for taking patient records, impressions, and assists the Orthodontist and Hygienists to place and remove braces.
Melanie chose the field of orthodontics because of the difference it makes in a person’s self esteem. In her spare time you can find her playing and watching sports, traveling and spending time with her family.