Whether we’re celebrating with a patient about getting their braces off or helping a nervous loved one settle into the treatment chair for the first time, you can always trust in the Ortega Orthodontics team to make the appointment experience amazing. We’ve all got plenty of knowledge to spare (don’t hesitate to ask a question!) and genuine passion for the work we do – plus, our smiles are great too. We can’t wait to meet you and your family soon.
Vanessa is originally from Orlando and attended the University of Florida for her education, earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a degree in Marketing. Her favorite part of this position is being able to watch each patient’s confidence positively transform over time, as well as getting to know them and their families.
Vanessa has been married to Dr. Holland for over a decade now, and they have four young children, two dogs, and a cat at home. Outside of work, she enjoys going camping and fishing with the family, running, working out early before everyone else wakes up, and eating anything chocolate. She was a former University of Florida cheerleader as well – GO GATORS! She also regularly practices photography and was actually the one who captured all of the pictures of patients you see on our office walls and in our advertisements.
Emily first joined our office two years ago, and despite how cliché it sounds, she truly loves working with such wonderful patients and team members every day. She has her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and her Master’s in Education from DePaul University. She is also certified in CPR.
Originally from Gainesville, Emily has a crazy and fun-loving family that includes her husband and two young boys. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, traveling, and participating in Peloton Competitions. She’s also got some great dance moves to show off!
Belinda’s career in the dental field impressively spans well over 40 years now, and she never gets tired of seeing how each patient’s improved smile changes their self-esteem for the better! Originally from Fayetteville, NC, she studied at UNC Dental Assisting.
Belinda has one grown daughter and three grandsons. When she isn’t busy at the practice, she spends her free time crocheting, making cards for her church, volunteering, singing in the church choir, and reading a good book.
Brittany’s career in the dental field spans over 15 years now, and there’s nothing she enjoys more about her job than getting to see patients show off much more confident smiles over the course of treatment. She studied at Florida Community College at Jacksonville and is a certified orthodontic and dental assistant.
Originally from Louisville, KY, Brittany is married to her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful daughters. She loves Jesus with all of her heart and spends her free time cleaning, cooking, and going to her kids’ soccer and softball games. She also really enjoys dying her hair – she probably refreshes it every two weeks on average with new, crazy colors!
Lisa is originally from Hayward, CA. She studied at Chabot Community College and is a Registered Dental Assistant in the state of California. She also has advanced training in coronal polishing, X-rays, ultrasonic scalers, and childcare. Today, her career in the oral healthcare field covers over 25 years. She loves seeing the beautiful transformation of the patients’ smiles here at Ortega Orthodontics!
Lisa and her husband Ron have two daughters named Alyssa and Michelle, as well as two grandchildren. Whenever she isn’t busy at the practice, she enjoys camping, traveling, and hosting cook-outs with friends and family. In the past, she actually hiked to the top of the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, which is an elevation of 8,839 feet!
Tami first joined the Ortega Orthodontics team in late November of 2018, and she’s been working in the oral healthcare field overall for well over a decade now. She attended Florida State College of Jacksonville for her education and has her Expanded Duties certification, as well as additional certifications in CPR, X-rays, and OSHA. She loves coming into the office everyday and seeing so many beautiful smiles.
Originally from Macclenny, Tami is part of an adventurous blended family. Her hobbies include spending quality time with loved ones, running, traveling, and fishing. She actually used to twirl fire batons too!
Jessica hails from Miami, and she attended the Fortis Institute for her dental training. She is an Expanded Duties Assistant and has her certifications in X-rays, orthodontic care, OSHA, and CPR. Today, her career spans almost a decade, and she first joined our team in May of 2017. She thinks that being able to help people feel good about themselves through orthodontic care and make their smiles more beautiful is the best part of the position for sure.
Jessica is the proud wife of Chandler and the happy mommy of a young son named Declan. When she has free time outside of Ortega Orthodontics, you can find her often going to the beach, painting, refurbishing furniture, fishing, and spending quality time with her family. She’s actually never been on an airplane in her life!
Lyndsay joined the Ortega Orthodontics team in September of 2017. Before that, she was actually a patient of Dr. Holland’s! After having her smile transformed, she knew right away that she wanted to help others go through the same wonderful transformation. She is CPR-certified and has experience with special needs children as well.
Lyndsay comes from a faithful and caring family that contains lots of first responders. Her hobbies include fishing, playing tennis, hunting, traveling, and practicing photography. In the past, she’s had the amazing opportunity to travel to Haiti four different times on mission trips. She’s taught children how to brush their teeth, help with malnourished babies, and tell the Haitian people about Jesus. It was truly a lifechanging experience!