Lanie Barbour

Treatment Coordinator

Lanie works with all of our new patients and to see that your time here is easy and enjoyable. She has been in the orthodontic field for almost 10 years. She has a true passion and enthusiasm for helping patients with their orthodontic treatment planning while going above and beyond for every patient! Lanie strives to make your experience no less than exceptional. Being a San Diego native, Lanie takes full advantage of what it has to offer. When she’s not seeing our fabulous patients, she is somewhere having fun in the sun! From riding her Harley, to jet skiing the river, or snowboarding our close slopes, she is always up for an adventure!

“Watching our patients smiles and confidence transform is life changing and the best gift is to be a part of it!”

Renee Gilliam

Financial Coordinator

You will find Renee at our front desk, and you’re going to love her. She is always willing to help patients with their needs; it’s what she loves to do. She lives here in North County with her 3 children and is very active with their sports and school activities. Her favorite things to do are snowboarding, cooking, arts and crafts, a good movie and anything with family and friends.

Brittany Salas

Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Brittany is a lifetime resident of Oceanside. She has been in the dental field for 15 years and loves working in orthodontics. She especially enjoys ortho because she gets to watch patients smiles transform. At home, her husband Roy, daughter Olivia and son Cruz keep her busy. When not at work, she loves spending time with family, having picnics at the beach and playing with her kids at the park.

Kerube Donner

Registered Orthodontic Assistant (OA)

Kerube grew up in Oceanside, CA and has been an orthodontic assistant since 2014. Her favorite part of the day is when patient’s braces come off and you get to see their new smile for the first time. She loves to see the transformations in our patients’ smiles! Kerube is married to Buddy and they have four fur babies: Luna, a Dutch Shepherd, a French Bulldog and two guinea pigs. When not traveling with Buddy’s band, she enjoys hiking and listening to music.

Amanda Berry

Dental Assistant

Amanda started her ortho career in San Clemente in 2007 and fell in love with the awesome science that is orthodontics. In 2009, Amanda and her husband bought a house in Oceanside where she spent a few years building her family and being a stay at home mom. She has 3 boys who are all in school now allowing Amanda to have time to get back to the field she enjoys most. Meeting new people and giving them a smile they love to show off has to be the best part of the job! Amanda loves the outdoors and goes hiking and camping whenever she can. If you are an animal lover, you need to chat with Amanda. She has a ‘farm” of her own at home.

Meli Nies

Orthodontic Assistant

Meli was born in Germany but has lived in the US for 20 years now! She has one beautiful adult daughter and has her own VERY COOL Jewelry business. Meli has an amazingly witty sense of humor which adds quite a bit of character to our office. She has been an Orthodontic Assistant for the past 12 years and her favorite part of her job is getting to know all our amazing patients! When she is not at work she loves to spend time in nature, especially the beautiful San Diego coastline.