Meet The Team –
Many of our staff have been with Hidden Valley Orthodontics for many years and are highly trained. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and change the way you look at dental offices! We consider ourselves family as well as coworkers and we welcome you to our office!
Our Amazing Staff:
Diana – Observation Coordinator
Diana is one of the newest members of our team. She has been working with children for the past 18 years and brings a ton of experience to HVO. Diana is the person your children will be meeting while they await their rite of passage to a beautiful smile. She manages our Beach Club for our youngsters that are not quite ready for braces just yet. She meets with them, tracks their progress and helps them stay on top of their personal treatment needs. Diana is married with 3 grown children and 3 beautiful grand-children that she adores.
“I’m so blessed to be a part of The Hidden Valley Family and honored to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Fortney. I enjoy assisting with the young ones that are in our Beach Club awaiting for their time to transform their smiles.”
Donna – Public Relations
Donna brings years of experience in public relations, marketing, managing and event planning to Hidden Valley Orthodontics. She is passionate about our local community and volunteers to make a difference! After San Pasqual High School’s 20 year class reunion, she reunited with her high school sweetheart, Rich. They have 3 daughters between them, all have graduated from college and gainfully employed. Rich and Donna enjoy traveling, volunteering and all their special times with friends & family.
“I believe in Dr. Fortney’s philosophy of providing the best possible of care to our patients and their families in an environment that is fun and engaging! “
Gina – Scheduling Coordinator
Bailey moved from Texas to California in 2011 and has since found her place at the amazing Hidden Valley Orthodontics. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with honors in 2013 and earned her RDA license shortly after. Her favorite part of working close with patients is getting them excited about coming to their next appointment and seeing their faces when they complete treatment.
“ I love working in an orthodontic office where the atmosphere is exciting everyday and the patients have just as much fun as we do.”
Landa – Scheduling Coordinator
Landa has been in the dental field for more than 10 years and joined the HVO team in 2013. She speaks Spanish fluently and is a great asset to our team. Landa may be one of the first friendly voices you hear when you call HVO! She was born and raised in Escondido and is a proud mother of two active young boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and hiking around the hills of Escondido!
“Being part of Hidden Valley Orthodontics is like having sisters you get to work and play with daily. I love the energy here and helping patients have a wonderful experience and a beautiful smile makes for a great day.”
Linda – Financial Coordinator
Linda has more than 25 years of orthodontic experience and joined the Hidden Valley Orthodontic team in 2002 as Scheduling Coordinator. She is now the Financial and Insurance Coordinator and is enjoying the challenge! Linda enjoys building relationships with the families at Hidden Valley and hopes to make your day when you call and would love for you to visit her in her office! She’s happily married to Ron, her high school sweetheart, and they have 3 grown daughters and an adorable grandson, Noah and two precious granddaughters Evelyn and Lillian. She’s a wine aficionado, movie lover, and trivia buff!
“I enjoy meeting our patients and families, and love being a part of giving patients the beautiful smile they have always wanted”
Michelle – Back Office Manager
Michelle has been in dentistry for over 20 years and came to HVO as an intern. Immediately she knew this was the place she wanted to work! She’s a Registered Dental Assistant and has been a part of the HVO team since 1996. She loves the fun and positive environment but her favorite part of the day is getting to know the patients. Michelle lives in Oceanside with her wonderful husband Chris and two handsome sons Matthew and Isaac. Her favorite things to do are spending time with her beautiful granddaughter Tori, being outdoors with family, and playing Call of Duty with her sons.
“I work for the Best Orthodontist in Escondido. I am always excited to see our patients’ happy faces when they finish their treatment’
Robin – Scheduling Coordinator
Robin has been in the Orthodontic field since 1983. She had worked in the back office as an RDA until she started with the HVO team, in April of 2015. Now she is lending her experience to the front office and enjoying seeing and interacting with the patients and their families as a Scheduling Coordinator. Having experience on both sides of the office is a true asset. Both positions truly are unique, and both contribute the JOY that a new smile brings. Robin loves being a part of that.
Robin and her husband Rob are High School Sweet Hearts and have been married since 1983. They just recently moved back to the area. Robin and Rob are empty nesters and enjoy camping, spending time with family and walking. They have a beautiful daughter, Brittney and wonderful son, Broc. Also a dog, Bella and a cat named Raja. .
I enjoy being a part of the BEST Orthodontic TEAM. Dr. Fortney is the real deal. The experience she provides in the office to the patients, parents and employees is EXCEPTIONAL.
Thalia – Back Office
Thalia joined the hidden valley orthodontics team in 2014. She may be one of the first back office team members that you meet. Thalia handles all of our digital x-rays used in treatment planning and tracking your progress. Making your first visit fun, exciting and welcoming is her number one goal. She loves being a part of such an amazing and caring team. Family is her #1 priority with baby number 3 on the way!
“I love seeing the happiness and confidence in our patients after achieving that beautiful HVO smile.”