Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.


 
Amii

Amii

Office Manager / Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant 

I started my career in the oral healthcare field in 1990 and joined Aran Orthodontics in 2017. As our office manager, I organize office operations and procedures, cultivate company culture, and steer the ship in the right direction. I enjoy making the office a positive and inclusive environment where everyone feels supported and welcome!

Away from work I very much enjoy the outdoors. I have two dogs and we often hike together. I also like cycling along our local trails.


 
Michelle

Michelle

Treatment Coordinator / Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant / Management

I started out as a Certified Dental Assistant in 1991 and for some of that time I worked with Dr. Aran in general dentistry. As my kids got older, I was looking for more of a challenge: I came back in contact with Dr. Aran and he encouraged me to pursue orthodontics. I love it! In 2015 I joined Aran Meadow Orthodontics and handle a wide range of responsibilities. In addition to working with patients in the clinic, I take part in consultations and financial plans with patients, provide clinical management, and oversee correspondence with doctors and patients. I love interacting with patients and getting to know them. It is really fun to see how excited they are when they see their new smile!

My husband Claudio and I grew up in the Okanagan and met in high school. We are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this year and have two adult children, Joshua and Jenna. We love animals and have two rescue dogs, Pixel and Hudson. We love to be outdoors and do a lot of walking. We also love watersports during the summer and skiing in the winter.


 
Michelle

Ericka

Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant

I began my career in dentistry in 1995 and have been fortunate to be a part of Dr. Aran’s team since 2014. I love building relationships with our patients and their families and seeing how happy they are watching their smiles transform. Patient care and comfort is important to all of us here at Aran Orthodontics. We all love to make our patients smile and feel at ease. We work hard, but we love to laugh and have fun with our patients as well!

I was born in South America and am fluent in Spanish. When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family, which is usually at a hockey rink somewhere! When I am not at a rink, I love travelling, spending time with friends, learning new languages, crafting, and taking photos.


 
Mandie

Mandie

Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant

In 2011 I started my career in general dentistry where you see all aspects of dentistry and from there I fell in love with orthodontics.  I welcomed the opportunity to join the team in 2019 at Aran Orthodontics. I work in the clinic with patients from starting records to treatment through to retainers to get them to their forever smile.  I love all aspects of my career, however, it’s the relationships I build with patients that makes me most content. I want everyone’s orthodontic experience to be fun and upbeat!

 I married in 2014 to my husband Evan who is my favorite person in the world!  I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing board games, dancing, watching movies, and chilling at the local craft breweries. 


Michelle

Shima

Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant

I have worked in the dental field for the past ten years, and have been with Aran Orthodontics since 2017. I enjoy spending my days helping my patients and seeing their beautiful smiles at the end of treatment. It is such an honor to work with and be part of such a friendly, loving, caring, and professional team.

My interests outside of work include biking and cats—I’m a huge cat lover!


Michelle

Shayna

Scheduling Coordinator

I work at our front office, where I can be found assisting patients in finding convenient appointments, reviewing contracts with patients, answering phones, and doing administrative work to help make the office run smoothly. I really enjoy the interactions I have with our patients and their families. There’s nothing better than seeing the confidence that a beautiful smile gives!

I am married with two little girls. We spend as much time outside as we can at parks and beaches. I also love to run! I am always training for my next marathon or enjoying the local trails.


Michelle

Nicole

Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant

I started my career as Certified Dental Assistant in 1994. During that time I developed a love for orthodontics and went on for further education to become a Certified Orthodontic Dental Assistant in 2007.  I love helping patients achieve their beautiful smiles and watching the transformation from start to finish. 

I live in my hometown of Maple Ridge with my husband and our Bison Liu dog who keeps us very busy! We also have two adult daughters that live in Kelowna.
During the summer months, we enjoy bike riding and walking, bike and in the winter, we love to ski and watch movies by the fire.


 
Michelle

Nazanin

Chairside Assistant 

I enjoy working with this great team who are kind and patient and have taught me so much. As a Chairside Assistant I help the doctors with chart notes and ensure our patients are welcomed and relaxed. I also assist the team by cleaning up after each patient, sterilizing instruments, restocking, and anything else the clinic needs.

My dog Koby iis always waiting patiently for me to get home for our daily walk together. Yoga is my favorite and I enjoy traveling whenever I can.

2950 Glen Dr #605
Coquitlam, BC
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