Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Arlene

Reception and Administration

Welcome to Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics! I’ll be one of the first people you meet at the office, since I work in reception. I book appointments, answer phone inquiries, and manage insurance inquiries and billing. I enjoy helping our patients and families navigate through their treatment and am here to help you. The best part of my day is interacting with our patients and parents, building connections, and seeing everyone change as they achieve a beautiful smile!

Much of my free time is spent with my husband, enjoying life on our sailboat. We have two adult sons and a daughter-in-law, and love hanging out with our kids. We also like kayaking, fishing, hiking, and look forward to summer sailboating adventures.

 

Becky

CDA

I have worked in the dental profession since 2013 and have had a passion for Orthodontics ever since I was a patient at Ocean's Edge Orthodontics! I have a desire to help patients achieve their beautiful smile and encourage them along the way. 

In my spare time I love exploring the beaches and forests with my Boston Terrier Frank and spending time with my family. I was born and raised on the island and feel so fortunate to live here !

 

Cassidy

Clinical Assistant

Hi and welcome! I’m Cassidy, one of the clinical assistants at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics. We’ll meet in the clinic area, where I assist Dr. Murdoch with different procedures and offer patient care, too. I love meeting and getting to know new people and being part of the process of creating great smiles. My favorite moments here are when we take off braces and see all our patient has accomplished: I can’t wait to see your incredible new smile!

Outside the office, I enjoy playing lots of different sports and spending time at the beach.

 

 

Charleen

Lab Assistant

Hi! I’m Charleen, a laboratory assistant at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics. Most of my day is spent in our onsite lab, where I track lab orders, prepare Invisalign®, and carefully craft retainers and other appliances that Dr. Murdoch uses to create great smiles. I love my diverse job duties and knowing that my work helps people achieve and keep healthy, confident smiles!

I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, especially exploring Vancouver Island with my husband. I love cats, sushi, sleep, and sleep!

 

Helen

Treatment Coordinator and Communications

Welcome to Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics! We’ll likely meet at your first visit, because I guide patients and parents through the treatment consultation. I’m here to assist with getting everything set up to start your orthodontic journey. I also coordinate our business communications, events, and sponsorships. I appreciate being part of a great team, love interacting with our awesome families, and enjoy seeing people change as their smile changes!

My husband Craig and I have two young children, Thomas and Sophia, and a cat, Freddy. We moved to Vancouver Island from England in 2015 and totally love living here. We love exploring the island, taking weekend camping trips, and mountain biking. Our children are keen soccer players and our son enjoys Cub Scouts, too. When I can find the time, I love taking exercise classes, reading, and hiking.

 

Karen

Orthodontic Assistant

Hi and welcome! I’m Karen and I’m excited to be part of your smile’s transformation. I offer chairside assistance during procedures, provide direct patient care under Dr. Murdoch’s direction, and also coordinate treatment. I’m passionate about teaching people about orthodontics and how to keep their smile healthy, and am thrilled to help you achieve a smile you love!

My family keeps me busy outside of work. I’m married, have two children, and we have two dogs: a Havenese and a Yorkie cross. While I love mountain biking, boating, hiking, and yoga, my very favourite thing is hanging out with my family.

 

Lesley

Treatment Coordinator

Hello and welcome to Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics! As a treatment coordinator, I meet with new patients and families at their first appointment. We walk through their initial exam and then review their treatment plan, and discuss options, financing, and the timeline. I’m here to answer questions and help get everything arranged so you can start changing your smile!

My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. We have two fantastic children. Our family loves camping, hiking, and fishing in our spare time. I also play volleyball year round: inside in the winter and at the beach for the spring and summer.

 

Leslie

Administrative Care Coordinator

Welcome to Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics! I look forward to getting to know you throughout your treatment. I greet and check in patients, schedule appointments, answer phones, and manage insurance. I also work with patients and parents to start the financials contract. I enjoy being part of a team that creates a positive experience, from beginning to end, while creating incredible smiles!

I am a mother of two teenage daughters and two doggies, so I’m pretty busy outside of work. I’m a self-taught chef and that’s a big part of my life, too. I like hiking on the beach or on the trails in the forest, kayaking and paddleboarding, and girlfriend getaway weekends.

 

Lorena

Administration

Hi! I’m Lorena and we’ll meet at the reception area. I enter new patients into our files, verify insurance benefits, and handle a range of reception duties. I like being able to follow patients’ progress, from when I enter their information into our system to seeing all the changes that happen during treatment. Those beautiful finished smiles are the best!

I am married, have three wonderful children, and enjoy practicing yoga in my free time.

 

Tina

Clinician

Welcome to Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics. I’m Tina and I work in our clinic where I assist Dr. Murdoch as he carefully designs and creates amazing smiles. I love seeing how each person changes during their treatment and am excited to help you as you achieve your best smile!

 

Vanessa

Administrative

Hello and welcome to Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics! I am excited to help you during your treatment journey and promise to do my best to make everything go smoothly. I greet and book patients, answer phone calls, and plan our practice’s Family Days. I really like helping little kids feel safe and excited to come see us, and our Family Days make the environment fun and exciting!

My husband and our young son keep me busy and entertained when I’m not here. We like doing mini-trips around the island, to explore all that the area offers. Photography is my much-loved hobby, though I make time for hot yoga, too.

 

Gerri

ClinCheck Coordinator

Hello and welcome! As the clincheck coordinator, I sort and manage the digital Invisalign® cases in coordination with Dr. Murdoch and our clinical staff. I love following patients through, from beginning to end of their treatment, and seeing the final results. It’s great to hear all the happy comments — and see the beautiful smiles — from our patients!

My husband and I have been married for more than ten years. We love living on a boat. No two-legged children, but we’re soon to add a new four-legged family member! I enjoy kayaking, hiking, and rockhounding in my free time.

 
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