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Staff Donna Hidden Valley Orthodontics in Escondido, CA


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 love being part of Dr. Fortney’s vision of giving back to our community!”

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Terry draws upon her customer service skills and passion for creating the best experience in her job as Treatment Coordinator.  She loves building relationships with patients and their families.  Terry is the proud mom of 3 children, who she raised here in Escondido and loves being Mimi to her beautiful granddaughter.  She enjoys road cycling, mountain biking, hiking and skiing with her husband of 34 years.

“It s invigorating to work in an environment led by an amazing orthodontist whose ethics and excellent care is at the center of her practice.”

Staff Landa Hidden Valley Orthodontics in Escondido, CA


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.”

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I’ve been in the dental field for over 5 years.  I love being one of the first people you meet when you first come into our office.  My goal is to make our patient’s feel comfortable during their appointments, allowing them to have as much fun as we do.  When not having fun at HVO, I love to be out and about with my little girl, husband and extended family!

“I am proud to work with an amazing orthodontic team every day.”

headshot of Hidden Valley Orthodontics director of first impressions, Nancy.


Nancy first started in the dental industry in 1985 at Dr. Fortney’s father’s oral surgery practice. She brings over 26 years of experience to the HVO team.

Nancy was raised here in Escondido and still calls The Hidden City home with her husband of 30 years. In her free time, Nancy loves spending time with her husband, kids, French mastiff and three cats. She also enjoys traveling and mountain biking with her husband on local hiking trails.

“I’m passionate about connecting with patients and making sure they’re smiling every step of the way. It’s super exciting to see the huge beautiful smiles on patients’ faces when they see their new smile for the first time. That’s my favorite moment.”

Staff Linda Hidden Valley Orthodontics in Escondido, CA


Linda has more than 35  plus 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 enjoy making it happen for our families! Linda enjoys building relationships with the families at Hidden Valley 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 three precious granddaughters Evelyn, Lillian and Vera June. She’s a wine aficionado, movie lover, and trivia buff!

“I appreciate Dr. Fortney’s philosophy of treating our patients’ individual needs with the latest 3D technology.”

Staff Michelle Hidden Valley Orthodontics in Escondido, CA


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.”

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Annie was introduced to orthodontics as a scheduling coordinator in 2006.  Intrigued by the clinical components, she soon began her journey to become a Registered Dental Assistant and loves it!  The transformations that patients go through emotionally, personally and ending with a beautiful smile is what makes every day amazing.  She has a gift for making our patients comfortable at their appointments; particularly Spanish speaking families and special needs patients.

“I love sharing my day with our patients at HVO.  Of course the fun and engaging atmosphere is a huge perk to everyday  life.  I love what I do!”

Staff Thalia Hidden Valley Orthodontics in Escondido, CA


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!

“I love seeing the happiness and confidence in our patients after achieving that beautiful HVO smile.”

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Jennifer has been with the HVO team since 2008.  She is using her many years of dental experience by running our in-house lab.   Technology is important at HVO! Using our three 3D scanners, 3Shape software and two 3D printers, Jen is keeping us on the forefront of orthodontic treatment – plus no gooey impressions!  She is a lifelong resident of Escondido and enjoys spending tine with family and watching her daughter play softball.

“I love being able to use the latest 3D technology to create amazing HVO smiles.”



Maile, our friendly X-Ray Technician, started working at HVO right out of high school in 2019. Born and raised in nearby Ramona where she still lives, Maile’s the youngest of 6 kids and loves to spend time with her family, especially at the desert and river. She also enjoys going to the gym and hiking in her free time. Something you probably didn’t know about Maile is that she can say her ABC’s backwards!

“I love coming to work and getting to spend time with this amazing team who’ve become such good friends. Not to mention how amazing it is to see people’s confidence soar after they get the smile they always wanted!”