Staff

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Laura

Registered Orthodontic Hygienist

I help to create beautiful smiles! I work under the direction of the orthodontist. That means I can bond and remove brackets, change wires and elastics, insert functional appliances, and give great tips and tricks to help patients along their orthodontic journey. I love seeing the happiness and confidence that exudes from people as they see their smile transform! It’s such a rewarding feeling to know you are making a positive impact on the rest of someone’s life! Having had orthodontic treatment myself, I know it’s a great feeling!

I belong to such an awesome, knowledgeable team. On a daily basis, we work together to make our team unit as flawless as possible for ourselves and our patients. The atmosphere is always friendly and positive which everyone in the office can feel.

When I’m not at work you can find me at home on my mini farm (yup, my friends STILL laugh at me). My boyfriend and I have quails, chickens, and a big loveable Cane Corso. We love to go fishing, watch movies, and hang out with our friends and family.

Alysa

Certified Dental Assistant

After graduating college with honors in 2008, I obtained a certificate from the directors of the National Dental Assisting Examining Board and became a member of the Ontario Dental Assistant Association. Here at Aurora Orthodontics, I work with our patients from the beginning of their treatment, when I collect records and take X-rays, to the end, when we remove their braces. It is so rewarding to be involved with smile makeovers that improve our patients’ self-esteem because of the confidence they gain with their new smile.

I enjoy working with everyone on our team because of each person’s positive attitude, which truly makes going into the office fun and exciting.

Outside the office, I enjoy traveling to new places, cooking, and cheering for the Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, and of course, our Blue Jays. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Mari

Practice Manager

My position at Aurora Orthodontics is to make sure each person I encounter every day has a positive experience, feels cared for, and is well informed—not only our patients but their parents, our team members, and the doctor. It is my responsibility to make sure our office provides excellence in both treatment and experience. Working with Dr. Shojaei and our incredible team of professionals, I believe I have the best job in the world.

With almost four decades in the industry, I can truthfully say I work with the most incredible team. Each cares passionately about their job, about our patients, and about their co-workers. We are friends both in and out of the office. It doesn’t get any better!

I’m the proud mother of two amazing young men, Erik and Jonathan, who bring me joy every day of my life. I enjoy yoga and golf and have a passion for travel. I love to cook and frequently entertain family and friends. I get great satisfaction from my career and the wonderful people I meet through what I do.

Sharon

Administrator

I began my career as a dental assistant and transitioned to the administrative side of dentistry when I joined Dr. Shojaei in 2013. My job involves greeting patients by telephone and in person, answering questions, and supporting our patients by scheduling appointments and coordinating financial and insurance paperwork.

I love working with Dr. S and the team because we’re like a family and everyone makes the office feel like home. Everyone is so pleasant and fun to work with, and they make my days just fly by!

God blessed me with a great family, a loving husband, and a beautiful and very talented daughter. I’m a pet person and have two dogs and a cat. One of my favorite things is watching my daughter compete and perform on stage.

Allissa

Dental Hygienist

I began my career as a certified dental assistant in 1998 and continued my studies to become a registered dental hygienist. I joined the Aurora Orthodontics team in 2014. As a hygienist, I work with children and adults, providing orthodontic treatment under the direction of Dr. Shojaei. It is very gratifying to be a part of making people smile. Another great thing about my job is the people I work with—they’re like family! We all work together to provide the best treatment for our clients.

When I’m away from the office, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

Mara

Dental Assistant/ Orthodontic Lab Technician

I work in the lab, fabricating the retainers and all types of orthodontic appliances worn by our patients. My absolute favourite part of my job is working with the patients and their families to ensure they have a positive experience when coming to our office. I love seeing how a beautiful new smile can improve someone’s confidence. I take pride in knowing I can be a part of that process and share with them that journey.

This is the most incredible team of people I’ve worked with. The positive attitudes of my co-workers makes coming into this office a joy every day. Their dedication and strive for excellence is contagious.

I am blessed with a loving family and incredible friendships. Originally from Kingsville, ON, I have lived in Aurora for 26 years. I love this community and am astonished at how much it’s grown! I have a passion for fitness and nutrition. I love spending time with my two dogs, Fauna a female toy poodle and Frankie a three legged bichon-poodle mix.  

aurora orthodontic office
15480 Bayview Ave., Unit #112
Aurora, ON L4G 7J1
(905) 727-8783