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Meet Jacksonville’s Favorite Orthodontic Team

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, Marketing Coordinator

Marketing coordinator Vanessa

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 orthodontic office walls and in our advertisements.

Emily, Business Manager

Business manager Emily

Emily first joined our Orthodontic 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, Patient Coordinator

Patient coordinator Belinda

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 orthodontic office, she spends her free time crocheting, making cards for her church, volunteering, singing in the church choir, and reading a good book.

Lisa, Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Lisa

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 orthodontic office, 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!

Cameron, Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Lisa

Cameron is a Jacksonville native and one of the newest members of Dr. Holland’s team. Amazingly enough, her mom and grandma worked for Dr. Holland’s dad as dental assistants! Today, she strongly believes that she has the coolest boss and works for the best orthodontic team ever.

Cameron is the oldest of three siblings and enjoys hanging out with her entire family whenever possible, especially her mom. When she isn’t busy at the practice, you can often find her scarfing down some Chick-Fil-A.

Anna, Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Lisa

Anna attended the dental assistant program at FSCJ for her education. Today, she is an Expanded Duties Assistant with advanced training in CPR, OSHA, X-rays, and orthodontics. She loves being part of the wonderful team here at Ortega Orthodontics and working for such a great boss!

Anna was born in Puerto Rico but considers Jacksonville her home. She has a very fun (and slightly crazy) family. In her spare time away from work, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and nephew, going to the beach, hunting, and fishing.

Jessica, Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Jessica

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, Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic assistant Lyndsay

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!

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