CVO Team Shot Our caring orthodontic team is dedicated to providing quality and personable care. Our team is trained and skilled.

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home with our compassion and fun-loving service.


Patient Coordinator

Renee Gilliam

Renee may be the first person you meet at CVO, 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.


Treatment Coordinator

Lanie Branch

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!”



Rachel O’Connor

Rachel is one of the friendly voices and smiling faces that you will meet at our reception desk. She lives in Oceanside, but lived previously in Hawaii and Seattle. She has 4 brothers and 1 sister making family dinners very entertaining ? She enjoys live music and spends a good part of every week volunteering. You will quickly learn that she has a big heart. Her most favorite things about orthodontics are making people happy and getting to meet new and exciting people.

Registered Dental Assistant

Candice McCoskey

Candice is an RDA here at CVO, which means that she helps the doctors with treatment. She was born and raised here in North San Diego with no intentions to ever move anywhere else. Before her career change into orthodontics she worked in the automotive industry. Not satisfying her need to help people she returned to school and found a passion for assisting in the making of beautiful smiles. Her favorite part about orthodontics is getting to know all the patients and seeing each one of them about once a month. We hear time and again how much the patients love her and her soft touch. When she’s not in the office, you’ll probably find her and her son in the desert riding their quads or at the beach playing in the waves.


Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda Gullingsrud

Amanda has been an RDA since 1998 and has been working as an orthodontic assistant for over 13 years. She loves helping people achieve the smile they want and being a part of their journey from start to finish. Her favorite part of working in orthodontics is being able to see patients on a regular basis and building true friendships with them. She enjoys reading, relaxing by the pool, and you may even see her at the local skate park with her family!