Meet the Team

Dr. Jay Nagamatsu

Dr. Jay Nagamatsu

Certified specialist
in orthodontics

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Dr. Dorothy Sonya

Dr. Dorothy Sonya

Certified Specialist
in Orthodontics

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Heather

Heather

Treatment
Coordinator

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Jackie

Jackie

Administrative
Assistant

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Kim

Kim

Administrative
Assistant

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Megan

Megan

Treatment
Coordinator

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Breanna

Breanna

Certified Dental Assistant
in Orthodontics

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Marika

Marika

Certified Dental Assistant
in Orthodontics

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Nilam

Nilam

Registered Dental
Technician

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Tina

Tina

Certified Dental Assistant
in Orthodontics

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Ying

Ying

Certified Dental Assistant
in Orthodontics

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Kelsey

Kelsey

Certified Dental Assistant
in Orthodontics

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Dan

Dan

Lab Technician

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Breanna

Breanna

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

Breanna always knew she was going to pursue a career in dentistry from an early age. She graduated from UFV in 2014 and worked in a general practice for 2-1/2 years. She took her orthodontics course at UBC; orthodontics always interested her, especially since she wore braces for two years and thoroughly enjoyed her experience.

She is originally from Vanderhoof. When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her dog and family. Aside from orthodontics, she enjoys skiing, baking, and planning her next adventure!

Heather

Heather

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

Heather started working with Dr. Sonya as a certified dental assistant in 1997 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. It is Heather’s great attitude and energy that people connect with. She also lives in the community, so she knows many of the families that come to into the office.

Jackie

Jackie

Administrative Assistant

Jackie is the newest member of the White Rock Ortho’s financial team. She has a broad background in administration and business management, that together with her positive attitude make great assets for WROC patients and parents.

Kelsey

Kelsey

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

Kelly has been working with Dr. Hoglund since she moved to Canada from Sweden in 2000. She knows that White Rock Orthodontic Center is unique because each patient is given his or her own assistant to see them through their treatment. She loves helping patients understand how changing their smile can change their lives.

Marika

Marika

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

Kelly has been working with Dr. Hoglund since she moved to Canada from Sweden in 2000. She knows that White Rock Orthodontic Center is unique because each patient is given his or her own assistant to see them through their treatment. She loves helping patients understand how changing their smile can change their lives.

Kim

Kim

Administrative Assistant / Treatment Coordinator

Kim works with patients to coordinate their treatment schedules. Her wonderful sense of humour ensures that everyone is having a good day! She has been working in the orthodontic field for more than 20 years and has been at White Rock Ortho since 2004. She loves to greet the patients as they come into the office and see them smile with confidence when they leave. She values teamwork and cherishes the friendships she makes at work.

Marika

Marika

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

Marika is a certified orthodontic assistant. She graduated from CDI college in 2017 as a CDA at the top of her class. She continued her education in orthodontics and began working with us at the White Rock Orthodontic Center!

When Marika isn’t working or exercising, you could likely find her at home cuddling with any one of her three cats. She’s scared of sharks and horror movies, but doesn’t mind jumping off a bridge or out of a plane. She has a true passion for dentistry and is happy to be part of the team!

Nilam

Nilam

Registered Dental Technician

Nilam started working at White Rock Orthodontic Center in 2003. Originally from Prince George, she moved to Surrey to pursue her passion for orthodontics. Nilam has been interested in dentistry since she was a teenager, and enjoys the process of fabricating orthodontic appliances and interacting with patients and fellow staff. She has a passion for travel and sport, and likes working toward a common goal.

Tina

Tina

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

After working in general dentistry for years, Tina joined the White Rock Ortho family in 2004. Tina believes the biggest misconception people have is that braces are only for really crooked teeth; they don’t realize that braces can help prevent gum disease, promote chewing functions, and improve self-esteem. Making people feel comfortable during treatment is one of the most important aspects of her work.

Ying

Ying

Certified Dental Assistant in Orthodontics

Ying worked in general dentistry before moving over to orthodontics. She loves the challenging aspects the orthodontic field presents, especially because every day is different.

Her goal is to treat patients genuinely and with care, and to be very attentive to their needs. She loves swapping stories with her patients about travelling, cooking, and family. Her daughter has gone through orthodontic care, so she understands the parent side of the treatment. Plus, she speaks Mandarin, which makes her a great asset to the team! Most people believe that orthodontics and braces are just for children. They are for everyone, of all ages!

Dan

Dan

Lab Technician