Our Team

Learn more about our fantastic team of professionals

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Orthodontist

Dr. Bruno Vendittelli

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Orthodontist

Dr. Tracey Hendler

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Orthodontist

Dr. Vanessa Chong

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Practice Manager

Ananda

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!”

Operations Manager

Amber

Amber first joined Forest Hill Orthodontics as a treatment coordinator and is now our Operations Manager. She is highly organized, a dedicated team member, and has a patient-oriented approach to implementing policies and procedures. Her motivation, attention to detail, and task-oriented knowledge allow her to excel in her current position at FHO. Outside of Amber’s role at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, vegan baking, and painting.

“I love being part of a fantastic team that is focused on providing their patients and team members with the best experiences and care possible.”

Financial Coordinator

Rosie

Rosie joined our team in 2014 as one of our Treatment Coordinators. She has since moved on to act as our Financial Coordinator and is also a part of our marketing team. Her years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics, attention to detail, insurance advocacy and treatment knowledge are invaluable. 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.”

PATIENT SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

Julleve

Julleve joined the Forest Hill Orthodontics team in 2020.

She graduated with honors as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines. She takes pride in providing the best, patient-centred care possible. Julleve is very proud to be part of an enthusiastic, talented and passionate team. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and watching movies with her family and friends.

“It is with great pleasure to make a difference in someone’s life. When I see a smile, my heart smiles. I love seeing our patients leaving the office with a big smile. With that regard, I know we served our purpose.”

Patient Scheduling Coordinator

Renn

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.”

PATIENT SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

Beverly

Beverly joined FHO in 2021 after moving from Calgary to Toronto. Her strong patient focus and friendly personality allow patients to feel warmly welcomed at each visit. Her dental background helps her understand patients’ particular needs regarding their treatments and motivates her to go above and beyond to accommodate appointments in patients’ busy schedules. She loves seeing the impact that a confident smile can have on people’s lives. Bev enjoys spending quality time with her husband and friends when not at the office, face-timing her family from Brazil and travelling.

“I love interacting with our patients and watching them become confident with their smiles as their treatment progresses.”

NEW PATIENT COORDINATOR

Kelly

Kelly joined our team in 2021. Her friendly attitude and attention to detail make her an excellent New Patient Coordinator. Kelly is a former resident of the Forest Hill community and has always loved this neighbourhood.

She loves shopping, going on walks in the summer, and spending time in the park.

“I like working at Forest Hill Orthodontics because I get to talk to many new people every day who are excited to transform their smile.”

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Alisha

Alisha joined our team in 2016. Her caring personality and determination to complete every task efficiently make her a great asset to the team. Alisha started with Forest Hill Orthodontist as a Patient Scheduling Coordinator, and in 2020, she transitioned into the role of Treatment Coordinator.
In her spare time, Alisha enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending live music events.

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Siobhan

Siobhan joined our team in 2021. Her vast experience in providing excellent customer service and patient coordination make her a great addition to the FHO Team.

“I love my job at FHO because I get to see beautiful faces every day, and our doctors are amazing at what they do. I love seeing every patient’s new, improved smile. FHO is full of positive vibes, which is why I love coming into work every day.”

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Dora

Dora joined our team in 2021. Not only is Dora a Treatment Coordinators, she also utilizes her skills as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant. She enjoys working with a friendly and organized team that makes each patient who walks through our doors feel special. She is dedicated to helping new patients smoothly transition into Treatment by taking records, assisting with examinations and explaining treatment plans. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the city on foot, spending time with friends and discovering new exciting cuisines.

“I am excited to be part of a professional, friendly team, providing top-notch care to ensure a great patient experience.”

Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Rogelyn

Rogelyn graduated with honours as a Certified Level II Dental Assistant from George Brown College. She enjoys being part of a professional dental team that provides outstanding dental care. She strives to do the best she can to help others be more comfortable here in our office. In her spare time, she loves watching documentaries, listening to music and spending quality time with her friends and family.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Elizabeth

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.”

Dental Assistant / Sterilization Technician

Chirwin

Chirwin joined our team in 2019 as. She is responsible for the sterilization of all instruments and ensuring the office is up to date will the most recent health and safety guidelines. Her goal is to provide the highest standard of care to our patients through maintaining a clean and safe clinic environment. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and playing the guitar.
“Working at FHO is a great blessing. I love sharing smiles with staff and patients.”

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Sandy

Sandy graduated from the faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine with high honors in Egypt. She moved to Canada in 2021 and joined our team as a Dental Assistant. She is passionate about learning the new technologies in the field of Orthodontics and aims to provide the best care and comfort to our patients.

When Sandy is not in the office, she enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

“I love how the team members work together as a family. My favourite part of the job is watching the smiles on the patients’ faces as they see their new glowing smiles.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mary

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!”

Registered Dental Hygienist

Joana

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.”

Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist

Marina

Marina is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Tel-Aviv University in 2000 and has recently completed a restorative dental hygiene program at George Brown College. She joined our team in September 2017. Marina is passionate about dental health and genuinely cares about her patients’ needs and enjoys finding methods to improve every individual’s oral health. Her responsibilities focus on clinical care and include appliance placement and removal, adjustments, impressions, emergency care and patient education. She is also a proud mother of two lovely girls and enjoys spending her weekends and free time cooking and baking, working out, traveling, and gathering with friends and family.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Salina

Salina has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2015. After obtaining her certification in orthodontics for dental hygienists, we welcomed her to our Forest Hill Orthodontics team in 2018. Salina loves connecting with our patients and she strives to provide the best care and experience for our everyone she meets. Outside the office, Salina loves to travel, eat and do adventurous activities.

“It is a priceless moment to see the reactions of our patients when they see the smile they’ve been waiting for. The best feeling is knowing that I was able to contribute to that amazing result.”

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Lisa

Lisa joined our team in 2021. She loves seeing her patients and making sure that they are happy and comfortable. A little secret, Lisa knows what it’s like to be a patient who may not want to be there, so she takes her time to make each visit special for her patients. Lisa graduated in 1998 from dental hygiene at George Brown College, and she takes great pride in helping others.  When not at the office, she loves spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, working out, and making treats of all kinds.

“It is very rewarding to be a part of our patient’s journey to a healthy and confident smile.”

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