Lanie Branch
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!”

Brie Anderson
Patient Coordinator / Receptionist

Brie is one of the friendly voices and smiling faces that you will meet at our reception desk.  Brie has a heart of gold, and we are so happy that she is part of our team.  She lives on Camp Pendleton with her husband and 2 boys. Brie comes to us from Indiana originally, but previously lived in North Carolina and 29 Palms, California. When Brie isn’t in the office, you can find her either in her flower garden or at the beach with her family. She has been in the dental field for over 9 years, and loves seeing and greeting the smiling faces of our awesome patients.


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.

Candice Card
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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.

Amanda Gullingsrud
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

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!

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.

Melissa Harrington
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Melissa is originally from Massachusetts where she attended school and started her orthodontic assistant career in 2007. She moved to Southern Cali to be close to her husband’s family.  Her favorite part about working at CVO is seeing the transformation of the patients’ smiles during treatment and the excitement at the end. She is a great communicator and has a special touch making nervous patients feel at ease.  In her spare time she enjoys going to Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, and bike rides along the beach.

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 three fur babies: Luna, a Dutch Shepherd, and two guinea pigs.  When not traveling with Buddy’s band, she enjoys hiking and listening to music.