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Dr Mark Lawrence

Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

Meet Our Team

Dorothy Billard

A few things about me...

I was born and raised in the Comox Valley. I have worked in Cranbrook, Vancouver, and Grande Prairie however my feet are firmly planted on the island. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy travelling usually on our Road King.

Why I love Orthodontics...

It is exciting to be working in an office on the leading edge of the latest developments and working with a team devoted to helping people find the smile they always wanted. At Creative Orthodontics we are now in the position to be treating the children of former patients which is the greatest compliment to any practice.

At Creative Orthodontics...

I am the Clinic Manager. I have been a Certified Orthodontic Assistant since 1983, working in both Alberta and British Columbia. In that time I have witnessed great changes and technological advances in the practice of Orthodontics.


Vanessa Ayla

A few things about me...

When I am away from the office I enjoy exploring new areas on the island, stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things. Recently I have picked up fishing; my biggest fish so far being a 20 pound Coho! My next goal is to catch a steal head. When I am not outdoors, I love getting together with my family, sharing laughs and creating memories.

Why I love Orthodontics...

I love working in Orthodontics because I am able to be part of a life changing event in someone's life. I am able to help and follow their journey, and in the end see a beautiful smile.

At Creative Orthodontics...

I graduated from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2015. I am now the New Patient Coordinator as well as a Certified Dental/ Orthodontic Assistant. I love working with such an amazing team.


Joanne DelCasino

A few things about me...

I love spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I enjoy travelling around this big beautiful world that we live in. I enjoy swimming, hiking, gardening and entertaining.

Why I love Orthodontics...

I enjoy building the relationships with the patient and their families. Watching them progress through treatment from that first time of meeting them, to the day the braces go on and finally the day of celebration, the braces coming off. I love the wonderful results of a beautiful smile created at Creative Orthodontics. It is absolutely rewarding.

At Creative Orthodontics...

I am the Financial/ Scheduling Coordinator. I have had the pleasure of working for Dr. Lawrence since 1989.


Samantha Kreeger

A few things about me...

I love taking advantage of the beautiful island we live on, doing things like hiking and camping. When I am not out trying to find the newest highest view, you will catch me out on the rugby field either coaching or playing.

Why I love Orthodontics...

I love seeing all the happy smiles that leave Creative Orthodontics after treatment has been completed.

At Creative Orthodontics...

I started working at Creative Orthodontics in 2015. I am the Lab Technician


Annabel Alcayde

A few things about me...

I was born in the Philippines. I came to Canada in 1995 to work for Dr. Lawrence and his family as a nanny.

At Creative Orthodontics...

I started working as a lab assistant in 1999. It is great working for someone who treats you like family.


Mallory Lawrence

A few things about me...

I have had the privilege to work in orthodontics since 2013, starting out as a lab technician and working my way into treatment coordinating. When I am not working I enjoy English horseback riding, caring for my many animals or spending time with close friends. I like working with my hands, be it making art, esthetics or cooking various dishes. I love to camp with friends and spend time out in the bushes, driving around getting muddy or sitting next to a warm cozy fire.

Why I love Orthodontics...

I love orthodontics because it has the power to change people's perspective of themselves. They maybe hide their smile or avoid it all together, or may have been self-conscious, but when they leave the office at the end of treatment they are glowing, there is a difference in them that is not just enamel deep, and that is what I love.

At Creative Orthodontics...

Nice to meet you! As the treatment coordinator Dr Lawrence and I work closely together on developing treatment plans tailored specifically to each individual. It is my pleasure to welcome you into the world of orthodontics and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment. I am more than happy to build a financial plan that works not only for you and your family, but for your budget as well.


Brian Lawrence

A few things about me...

I was born in Campbell, raised in black creek, and went to school in Courtenay, which is to say I grew up on the North Island. I actually went to school for Opera and Classical Voice, studying in Alberta both in university and privately. I also lived in Mexico for 8 months when I was 22, to further study voice. I was the first Canadian in the entire school, let alone the program and was able to meet other students from all over South America, and make music contacts as far away as Switzerland and the UK. I had to learn Spanish "de fuerza" but it was a phenomenal experience.

Why I love Orthodontics...

I love seeing the pre/post treatment smiles. They are often so different and so happy! People seem to smile bigger than they used to, and more frequently and that's an awesome difference in people's lives. I may not contribute directly to patient's treatment, but it's really cool to be a part of the whole process, and watch that inner smile come out!

At Creative Orthodontics...

I am the office manager, but like so many other small business people, I wear a lot of hats. From office finance, to tech, to occasional office handyman (if it's not too tough), I have a small hand in a lot of the behind the scenes here at the office. It would be pretty difficult to make any kind of headway without a good group of people, and thankfully, that's not an issue. It's been really great working with everyone here.


Erica

A few things about me...

I grew up in the comox valley, so my heart is in the area. I love going for walks, spending time outside, and taking my dog to the beach.

Why I love Orthodontics...

I like to see the patient's progress over the course of treatment. Seeing all the changes progress and add up into a lovely smile is facinating and rewarding. I like to work with children because they are excited to be here, and just plain fun!

At Creative Orthodontics...

I am a certified dental assistant with orthodontic module. I work in the clinic at chairside, assisting Dr. Lawrence with patients, performing adjustments, and keeping records up to date.


Stephanie

A few things about me...

I love to explore the island and outdoors, and go fishing. Working out, and being active are important to me. I love painting, drawing, and photography, and just artwork in general!

Why I love Orthodontics...

I love to see the positive changes to people's lives and confidence. I really love helping people, and this gives me an opportunity to do that everyday.

At Creative Orthodontics...

I am a clinical assitant so I assist with all clinical procedures like regular adjsutments, putting braces on, and taking them off later.