Hover and click to view the bio of each team member
AlishaPatient Scheduling Coordinator
RennPatient Scheduling Coordinator
JeanninePatient Scheduling Coordinator
JuliaPatient Scheduling Coordinator
ValentinaCertified Level II Dental Assistant
ElizabethCertified Level II Dental Assistant
MariaCertified Level II Dental Assistant
MaryRegistered Dental Hygienist
JoanaRegistered Dental Hygienist
NatashaRegistered Dental Hygienist
ShannonRegistered Dental Hygienist
SallyRegistered Dental Hygienist
MarinaRegistered Dental Hygienist
Dr. Vanessa ChongOrthodontist
Ananda is our Office Manager at Forest Hill Orthodontics. She has been with our team from the beginning having joined Dr. Woodside in 1997 as a Level II Assistant. When Dr. Vendittelli acquired the practice in 2001, Ananda continued on as a Level II Assistant and then moved on to work as a Treatment Coordinator, a Scheduling Coordinator, and then our Office Manager. Her experience, knowledge, and dedication to both patients and team members shine through every day. Besides spending quality time with her family, Ananda and her husband enjoy travelling, and relaxing at their cottage in Northern Ontario.
“I value the relationships I have developed with our patients, our community and our team. You are all a big part of why I love my job. Thank you!”
Since 2001, Brenda has filled many roles in our growing practice. In her current role as Financial Coordinator, her organizational skills, attention to detail, extensive experience with financials, insurance advocacy, treatment knowledge and her genuine desire to help patients realize their dream of beautiful, healthy smile is what our patients appreciate and we value most about her. She enjoys spending time with her family, salsa dancing, bike riding and quilting in her down-time.
“I find it rewarding to help people manage their orthodontic investment to make it affordable to virtually everyone who visits our office. I know my patients truly appreciate my efforts to help them.”
Alisha joined our team in 2016. Alisha’s caring and determined personality to complete every task efficiently makes her a great asset to the team. Her extensive background in customer service makes her an excellent patient coordinator. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys spending time with family and friends, seeing live music and taking her dog Chloe walks.
“I like working at FHO because my team and I are able to provide outstanding patient care and in return it makes me feel good about myself.”
Renn joined our team in 2010. Her vast experience in customer service and strong work ethic make her an excellent patient coordinator and a great addition to the Team. Our patients feel welcome and comfortable with her friendly nature and caring personality. In her spare time Renn enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
“I love meeting and interacting with all of our patients and watching as their smiles transform throughout their treatment.”
Jeannine has been a member of Forest Hill Orthodontics since 2006. Her interpersonal skills and caring nature make her an excellent patient/surgical coordinator. Jeannine is a former resident of the Forest Hill community, she presently resides with her husband in the borough of East York. She enjoys entertaining, yoga, travelling and gardening.
” I like working at Forest Hill Orthodontics because providing the best customer service is part of our DNA.”
Julia joined our team in December 2017, having come to us with an extensive background in customer service. Julia has a kind and positive attitude and a passion for creating meaningful encounters. She is a definite asset to our team. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family, friends, cat Flute and puppy Harlyn.
“I love seeing the confidence a great smile brings to someone’s personality. It really is life changing.”
Roxy is one of our Treatment Coordinators and has been part of our team since 2014. She is one of the first people you meet at your initial consult and she does her best to ensure it is memorable. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, playing video games and watching basketball.
“I find joy in bonding with patients while breaking the ice. A lot of our new patients are nervous at their initial consult, so I feel accomplished when they go into the Treatment Coordinators room with eased nerves.”
Rosie is one of FHO’s Treatment Coordinators and a part of our marketing team. Rosie graduated in 1996 as a Level I Dental Assistant and later upgraded to a Certified Level II Dental Assistant in 2001. Her years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics is an asset to our patients and the practice. In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies with her husband and spending time with her adult twin daughters.
“It is important for me to work for a doctor who provides excellent results and a practice that runs efficiently, and that is what I found at Forest Hill Orthodontics.”
Danielle is one of our Treatment Coordinators at FHO. Danielle came from the Health and Wellness industry joining our team in 2016. Her experience and passion for providing outstanding personal connections help our patients feel right at home when they come in for their appointments. Danielle is a proud mom of her two children. When she is not working, she spends time with her children, at the gym or with friends.
“I feel so much joy being allowed to be part of our patients journeys and watch their self confidence grow at every appointment.”
Valentina is one of our Certified Level II Dental Assistants. She has been with Forest Hill Orthodontics since 2005. She is known for her commitment to excellence in patient care. Valentina enjoys spending time with a good book and her family.
“I love seeing the change in people, not just in their smile but in their confidence too.”
Beth is a Certified Level II Dental Assistant who joined our team in 2012. Beth aims to provide the highest level of comfort and care to each patient throughout their treatment plan. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, and traveling.
“I love seeing patients grow in confidence and blossom with self-esteem as their smile changes.”
In 2009, Maria graduated as a level II Dental Assistant finishing at the top of her class. During her 10 years as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant in the Orthodontic field, Maria has taken more than 10,000 dental impressions! She joined our team in February 2017. Her responsibilities include taking impressions, photos, x-rays and scans as well as assisting the Doctors and Hygiene team. When Maria is not at work she is usually spending time with her family, going to concerts, sporting events and hanging with friends.
“I enjoy providing the highest level of comfort and care to patients during all stages of their treatment.”
Lauren is our Clinical/Laboratory Assistant and Patient Coordinator. She has been with Forest Hill Orthodontics since 2014. Her experience, knowledge and dedication to all aspects of her work is greatly appreciated. Lauren loves hosting movie nights to spend more time with friends, playing various team sports and discovering Canada.
“It is rewarding to know that I help put a smile on someone’s face every day.”
Mary is one of our skilled Dental Hygienists. She first joined our team at FHO in 2005 as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant. Mary went on to pursue a career in dental hygiene, graduating from Regency College in 2008. Her responsibilities focus on clinical care and include appliance placement and removal, adjustments, impressions, emergency care and patient education. Her fun-loving nature, kindness and drive to succeed make her an excellent hygienist. Mary enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors and time with her family and friends.
“I love knowing that I played a role in putting a smile on someone’s face every day!”
Joana has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2016. She first joined our team in 2012 as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant, and then went on to pursue a career in dental hygiene rejoining our team in 2016. She loves helping create beautiful smiles and educating patients in caring for their teeth and appliances. She enjoys travelling, baking, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.
“The best part is watching our patients’ smiles transform into exactly what they always wanted them to be.”
Natasha is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been in the dental field since 2008 and joined our office in 2016. Natasha prides herself in creating a positive, calm environment for each patient. Outside of work Natasha enjoys travelling, yoga, and spending time with her family which includes her dog Henry.
“I love that I can be a part of an office that is so involved in the community.”
Shannon is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. Shannon has worked in the dental field since 2008 and has been with our office since 2014. Shannon is our oral hygiene ambassador and continues to maintain our oral hygiene program. Shannon enjoys yoga, travelling and spending time with her husband (and their two cats), friends and family.
“I believe a smile says a lot about a person, I enjoy improving the self confidence behind a smile.”
Sally a Registered Dental Hygienist and has been with FHO since 2016. She began her career as a dental assistant and subsequently studied to become a dental hygienist. Her position helps guide each patient’s treatment in the right direction by placing braces or appliances, doing adjustments and educating patients. Sally is an avid traveler, marathon runner and a compassionate animal lover. You can always find Sally cycling around our beautiful lake, meditating by the sunset with her dog named Butters or climbing some of the breathtaking mountains back in the west coast.
“I enjoy meeting patients of various ages and being a part of their orthodontic journey by helping them in achieving a healthy, beautiful and functional smile.”
Marina is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been in dentistry since 2000 and joined our team in 2017. Marina is passionate about dental health and genuinely cares about her patients’ needs. She is easy-going, committed, and compassionate. She is a proud mother of two lovely girls and enjoys spending her free time baking, working out, traveling, and gathering with friends and family.
“I enjoy finding new ways of improving my patients’ oral health and smile. It is a great privilege to be part of such a wonderful team of caring professionals.”