Patient Coordinator

Kat is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet! You can count on her to welcome you in with a smile once you enter CVO. She has worked in general dentistry for the past 5 years throughout Northern and Southern CA. She finds the science behind orthodontics fascinating. On the weekends she enjoys camping with her family, having brunch with friends, or writing poetry.


Treatment Coordinator

Ezzie is a San Diego native with over 20 years of dental and orthodontic experience. Her favorite thing about orthodontics, is seeing the positive change in patients’ confidence once we reach their smile goals, it is so rewarding! In her spare time, she loves to travel, plan fun events, check out new restaurants and cook new recipes for her 3 daughters and Fiancé.


Financial Coordinator

You will find Renee at our front desk, and you’re going to love her. She is always willing to help patients with their needs; it’s what she loves to do. She lives here in North County with her 3 children and is very active with their sports and school activities. Her favorite things to do are snowboarding, cooking, arts and crafts, a good movie and anything with family and friends.


Orthodontic Assistant

Karina was born and raised in San Diego. She has been working in the dental field for 6 years. She enjoys helping others achieve their dream smile. In her free time she enjoys having picnics at the park and listening to music and sunsets at the beach.


Orthodontic Assistant

Sierra is originally from Portland, OR but has been in San Diego for the last 16 years. She has been in Orthodontics for 10 years and loves seeing patients’ confidence grow. When she is not working, she is at the beach enjoying the sunset with her two fur babies.

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Orthodontic Assistant

Melissa is originally from Massachusetts where she attended school and started her orthodontic assistant career in 2007. She moved to Southern Cali to be close to her husband’s family. Her favorite part about working at CVO is seeing the transformation of the patients’ smiles during treatment and the excitement at the end. She is a great communicator and has a special touch making nervous patients feel at ease. In her spare time she enjoys going to Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, and bike rides along the beach.

Melissa P

Practice Liaison

Melissa is our blue-haired star. She comes from the events world and enjoys making people smile. She is a mother of three girls and proud of it! Melissa is an Oceanside native and enjoys spending time creating art with her girls, outdoors or at theme parks. She has great energy and helping others is her passion. She brings the sun and shine to our office! Her favorite part about orthodontics is making patients feel positive about themselves!


Treatment Coordinator

Lanie works with all of our new patients and to see that your time here is easy and enjoyable. She has been in the orthodontic field for almost 10 years. She has a true passion and enthusiasm for helping patients with their orthodontic treatment planning while going above and beyond for every patient! Lanie strives to make your experience no less than exceptional. Being a San Diego native, Lanie takes full advantage of what it has to offer. When she’s not seeing our fabulous patients, she is somewhere having fun in the sun! From riding her Harley, to jet skiing the river, or snowboarding our close slopes, she is always up for an adventure!

“Watching our patients smiles and confidence transform is life changing and the best gift is to be a part of it!”