Dr. Gina Ball
Dr. Ball was raised in Midwestern Saskatchewan. She obtained her dental degree, D.M.D. with Distinction, in 1997 from the University of Saskatchewan. During her 8 years as a general dentist she had the opportunity to work on Vancouver Island, in the United Arab Emirates, and in Pitt Meadows, B.C. In 2005 she entered the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Toronto, where she also taught in the Radiology and Orthodontic Undergraduate Dental Clinics. She obtained her Masters of Science in Orthodontics and her Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2008. She has been living and working in Squamish B.C. ever since. Her research on growth and development of the mandible has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Megan McFadden
Dr. McFadden grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She obtained her undergraduate (BSc) and dental (D.M.D.) degrees from the University of Manitoba. Always knowing she wanted to become an orthodontist Dr. McFadden completed her orthodontic specialty training at the University of British Columbia in 2015 where she obtained a Masters of Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Orthodontics. Dr. McFadden enjoys getting to know her patients and working with them to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Certified Dental Assistants: Paula, Lindsey, Sydney, Nicole
Certified Dental Assistant will assist the doctors in all aspects of patient care. Our CDA’s have passed additional exams to become Certified Orthodontic Assistants, which expands their skills and duties to include changing wires, fitting appliances, indirect bonding braces, as well as many others. If you have any questions about treatment, tooth brushing, flossing, or appliance care please feel free to ask any of our CDA’s.
Paula has been a Certified Dental Assistant for many years. She joined the Mountain Orthodontics team in 2010 and soon after obtained her Orthodontic Module. Paula is a multifaceted team player with strong clinical and administrative skills. When not working you can find Paula at the soccer field cheering her daughters on.
After taking some time after high school to decide her career path Lindsey decided on dental assisting and graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2009. She obtained her Orthodontic Module in 2010 and joined the Mountain Orthodontics team. When not working you can find Lindsey caring for her 2 young sons.
Sydney is the youngest of the Mountain Orthodontics team members. She graduated from her Certified Dental Assisting course in 2013 and joined Mountain Orthodontics in 2015, obtaining her Orthodontic Module soon after. As an avid outdoors enthusiast there seems to be no limit to her adventures.
Nicole has been a Certified Orthodontic Assistant since 2009. She joined the Mountain Orthodontics team in 2016 after working in general practice for several years. Her team oriented personality serves her well as she is also a soccer coach and volunteers with many children’s associations.
Clinical Assistants: Cake and Michelle
Non-Certified Dental Assistants are assistants who are not trained to work on patients directly but the provide valuable assistance to the whole team. In our office Cake and Michelle are in charge of sterilization, patient flow, and will assist other team members with various tasks.
Cake moved to Canada with her 2 sons in 2012. She obtained her dental degree in the Philippines but chose not pursue her Canadian qualifications once arriving in Canada. She joined Mountain Orthodontics in 2014 and quickly became an indispensible member of our clinical team.
Michelle joined Mountain Orthodontics in 2016. Although she has no previous background in the dental field she has a keen interest in dentistry as well as a passion for making people smile.
Administrative staff: Paula, Perrine, Irma
Our Administrative Staff is here to help you understand your treatment, organize the necessary appointments, and answer any of your financial questions.
With her vast knowledge of dentistry and orthodontics Paula is able to seamlessly move from clinical duties to administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments and financial explanations.
Originally from France Perrine joined the Mountain Orthodontics team in 2016. With a background as an Executive Assistant she brings with her strong organizational and customer service skills.
In her role as treatment coordinator Irma has the responsibility of explaining the generalities of orthodontic treatment to patients and their families. An undeniable people person Irma enjoys educating families about the benefits of orthodontic treatment.