Meet Our Team

Suzie Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Patient Care Coordinator

Suzie is a Patient Care Coordinator. She helps you make/check appointments and assures you move smoothly through the activities of your treatment. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Suzie worked as Logistics Manager and Event Planner for over 10 years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mother. Suzie is married, has two children, and when not working enjoys snow skiing, water skiing and being outdoors.

Erin Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Patient Care Coordinator

Erin is one of our patient care coordinators. After staying home to raise her children, she wanted to work closely with people in a fun-loving, professional atmosphere; she has found that with Advanced Orthodontics. In her spare time, she is a community volunteer and enjoys traveling, golfing, cooking and spending time with her family.

Kara Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Patient Care Coordinator

Kara is our patient care coordinator for our Kent and Burien offices. She has been in orthodontics for 15 years and enjoys the change in a patient when their new smile is revealed. In her free time, she enjoys camping and taking care of her miniature horse, fainting goat, llama, and hedgehog. Ask her about her many animals on the farm.

Dawn Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Insurance Billing Specialist

Dawn has over 25 years in the dental field. What she loves about orthodontics is to see the changes in a person’s smile as they go through orthodontic treatment. That is what drew her into this field.  When she is not in the office, she loves to spend time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys working in her garden, kayaking, fishing, and watching baseball.

Nikki Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Office Manager

Nikki is the manager for Advanced Orthodontics. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University. Before working with us she was an elementary school teacher. She loves introducing the outside world to Advanced Orthodontics and everything that we do. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching Nebraska football.

Lana Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Orthodontic Assistant

Lana went to Renton Technical College for dental assisting. She has been an orthodontic assistant since 2014. She loves seeing patients walk away with a beautiful smile and added confidence. In her spare time she likes being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

She also loves spending time with her Pekingese Poodle named Benji.

Yana Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA


Clinical Technician

Yana has been an orthodontic assistant for eleven years. Yana loves kids and being around them. She loves orthodontics because she gets to be directly involved in helping people get their smiles. Yana was born in Russia and grew up in Seattle. She loves hanging around with her family and friends and in her free time likes to travel and see new places.


Treatment Coordinator

Alisa is our treatment coordinator in our Burien and Kent locations. She started her career in orthodontics at age 17 while still in High School. Over the past 30 years she has held every position in an orthodontic practice, but enjoys treatment coordinating the most. Her goal is to make everyone’s first visit comfortable, fun and informative. In her spare time, Alisa loves to go travel to sunny warm places.

Lia at Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue WA


Clinical Technician

Lia is one our clinical assistants. She loves caring for our patients and our team. In her spare time she loves to go shopping and travel. Lia and her husband are excited that their family has expanded to welcome a new baby.


Clinical Technician

Jenn has been in orthodontics since 2007 and has fell in love with it ever since. Jenn has had the opportunity to experience all roles within the orthodontic practice but has spent most of her career in the clinic as an orthodontic technician. She loves building relationships with people and learning about patient’s stories. On her free time, Jenn has several hobbies that include various crafting projects such as painting, crocheting, wood working as well as learning software/web design and reading. She loves to run, hike play volleyball and is actively involved within her church.


Clinical Assistant


Clinical Assistant