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At the core of our orthodontic practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to meet your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we encourage communication. We value and want to retain the trust you have placed in us.

As your orthodontic team, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the outstanding care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We all attend lectures, webinars, and conferences to stay informed of new techniques, and the latest in products and equipment.

Dr. Alyssa Levin

Orthodontist

Dr. Levin completed her undergraduate training with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the internationally acclaimed McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and followed with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. She then came state-side to pursue her Masters in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go Blue!

Dr. Levin believes strongly in giving back to and supporting the community she serves, so maybe you’ve already seen us in your children’s schools, the Boys and Girls Club, or on the Pinnacle football field.  

FUN FACTS
Favorite teacher:  Mrs. Wilcox, 3rd grade
Favorite childhood book:  Goodnight Moon
Favorite college class:  Psychology of pain
Coolest childhood experience:  Teaching blind children to swim
Dream job:  Orthodontist (of course!)  Prima ballerina is a close 2nd
Dream travel destination:  Australia/New Zealand
Favorite food:  Too many to choose one.  Definitely not olives or coconuts!
Favorite adrenaline rush:  Hiking Huron Peak.  My first 14er!
Sports team allegiances:  Toronto Maple Leafs hockey, University of Michigan football
3 things I can’t live without:  the Arizona sunshine, my passport, and happy hour
Favorite saying:  “Be the change you wish to see in the world”
Obsessed with:  Emojis :)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & RECOGNITION
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Postgraduate Orthodontic Program Adjunct Faculty; former Clinic Director
Arizona Orthodontic Study Group Membership Chair
Arizona State Orthodontic Association President-Elect
Scottsdale/PV Study Club Past-President
Published author in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin


Patricia

Treatment Coordinator

My passion for orthodontics was inspired by my orthodontist just after high school, when my own orthodontic treatment was coming to an end. 

Years in Orthodontics:  20.5
What I love most about my job:  It’s not “work” when you love your job! I love everything I do, from meeting new patients to watching their smiles transform.
What I love about NVO:  At NVO we care about more than straightening teeth, we care about each of our patient families as if they were part of our own. I have worked with Dr. Levin since the day she opened her practice. There is a noticeable difference in the orthodontic experience here.
My hobbies/interests:  Crushing Candy and doing cool nail designs
My connection to music:  Music is my happy place. I grew up on stage singing from the age of 5. Now NVO is my stage. You’ll almost always hear me singing.


Pam

Patient Care Coordinator

It’s hard to believe I’ve been in the orthodontic field for 24 years! It is the best job for someone who loves to be around people.

Years in Orthodontics:  24
What I love most about my job:  Getting to visit with all the patients and parents who come into the office – they are like extended family
What I love about NVO:  It’s my happy place
My hobbies/interests: Mountain biking, cooking, and crafting
My connection to music:  Music brings back good memories, makes me smile and motivates me


Jen

Orthodontic Clinician

I was born in Seoul, Korea, and adopted when I was 3½ months old. I have lived in the Scottsdale / Carefree ever since.

Years in Orthodontics:  21
What I love most about my job:  I love the interaction with people and being part of such life-changing experiences
What I love about NVO:  Our patients are not just a number. They are truly treated like family and get amazing, genuine care.
My hobbies/interests:  Camping, walking along streams, cards, board games, cooking, and playing with kids… I’m just a big kid at heart.
My connection to music:  Music is motivating and energizing… Not that I need any more energy (or so I’ve been told).


Samantha

Orthodontic Clinician

I have dabbled in all types of dentistry, including extractions and implants, but orthodontics has always been my passion.

Years in Orthodontics:  18.5
What I love most about my job:  Meeting people of all ages, and getting the opportunity to help them achieve their goal of a beautiful, healthy smile
What I love about NVO:  We are a very caring team. It’s my home away from home.
My hobbies/interests:  Hanging out with my family, hiking, fishing, and classic car shows
My connection to music:  Music keeps moving and puts a little pep in my step


Maria

Orthodontic Clinician

I am a first generation American and Arizona native. My parents are originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, and they came to this country in pursuit of a better life for their family. Si, hablo espanol.

Years in Orthodontics:  10 years in the dental field
What I love most about my job:  I love to interact with patients, and especially kids
What I love about NVO:  The staff here is absolutely amazing!! We are like family. Do you think there might be a recurring theme here?... :)
My hobbies/interests:  Dancing, exercising, and spending time with family
My connection to music:  Music is part of my soul!