A little about us.
Dr. Marguerite Duncan, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
My name is Dr. Marguerite Duncan. I love smiles. I believe in the impact that the ability to smile with warmth and confidence can have on one's overall well-being. As an Orthodontist (dental specialist), I have dedicated my career to transforming smiles, encouraging self-confidence, and enhancing oral health.
I have been practicing dentistry in Edmonton for eleven years. In 2004 I graduated with my DDS Degree from Dalhousie University and moved to Edmonton from Nova Scotia to attend post graduate training in general practice at the University of Alberta Hospital. After a few years in family dental practice, I returned to to the University of Alberta for 3 more years of post-graduate training to become a specialist in Orthodontics. I have been a Specialist in Orthodontics in Alberta since 2010.
I am a wife and a mother, in addition to a professional with a career to tend. I know the challenges that adults face in coordinating and providing for all of the needs of their families as well as themselves. Balancing work and responsibilities, while making time for rest and rejuvenation is merely a dream for most of us. Where I wish to help is by providing service to you in the most efficient and reliable manner possible, ensuring you are fully equipped with the knowledge and tools to make informed choices appropriate for you.
Thank you for taking a moment to get to know me. I very much look forward to getting to know you!
Dr. Cecilia Ponce, BSc, DDS, Dip, MSc, FRCD(C)
My name is Dr. Cecilia Ponce, and I am thrilled to have been invited to join Simply Orthodontics and a team that represents everything I believe in - from high-quality orthodontic care and personalized treatment, to open communication throughout the treatment.
I enjoy the long-term relationships I get to build with my patients and their families during their orthodontic visits. A beautiful smile is life-changing and it is a tremendously gratifying experience to help someone improve their confidence and quality of life in ways they may have not thought were possible!
I was born in Lima, Peru, where I watched my father’s career as a dentist and knew from a young age that I was destined to be an oral healthcare provider! I graduated with my DDS (Dentist) degree from San Martin de Porres University in 2001 and later specialized in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Peru. In 2013, after many years of both caring for patients and teaching students in Peru, I moved to the United States to further train in Craniofacial Biology and Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky.
Some might call me a lifetime student, as I then went on to earn my second degree in Orthodontics, completing the three-year Master’s in Orthodontics program at the University of Alberta, where I first met Dr. Duncan. I love to share my knowledge and have continued with the U of A as a clinical instructor in Dentistry in the field of Orthodontics.
Aside from orthodontics, I practice meditation to recharge my mind and body. I also love traveling, exploring new places around the globe, trying out new restaurants and going to the movies with my husband, Enrique.
I would love to meet you and have the opportunity to help you and/or your child achieve a beautiful smile.
Sarah T, Registered Dental Assistant
Welcome! My name is Sarah. I have enjoyed many years of experience working in orthodontics. I love my job as an orthodontic Registered Dental Assistant. My favorite part about orthodontics is seeing the transformation patients experience. It’s truly rewarding to watch patients grow and change over the time we have together. I enjoy seeing the daily smiles and getting to know our patients. I look forward to seeing you in our office!
Getting to know me… My husband and I love to spend time outdoors. We enjoy getting together with our friends and family and we often spend time at the lake. We have two mini dachshunds that are so much fun and are always keeping us entertained.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
Lisa K, Registered Dental Assistant
My name is Lisa. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since receiving my diploma from NAIT in 1994. I have enjoyed the various employment roles I have performed, from dental assisting to functioning as a clinical coordinator.
Getting to know me... Outside of work, I love spending my time with my husband and two sons. We enjoy camping, dirt-biking and playing with our black lab, Libby.
Lynn W, Lab Technician
It is with great pleasure and pride that I join the inspiring team at Simply Orthodontics. With a Professional Nursing background spanning over four decades, I have always had a passion for guiding people towards wellness and empowerment. As the Lab Technician and Wellness Coordinator here at Simply Orthodontics my goal is to provide support to all staff and patients.
Outside of work I am engaged in a variety of eclectic activities including basking in the serenity of my acreage, horseback riding, my driving pony and spending time with my two wonderful grandchildren and family.
Twyla O, Registered Dental Assistant
Hello! My name is Twyla. I have been working as a Registered Dental Assistant since 2006. Because I myself was in Orthodontic treatment I was inspired to complete my Orthodontic module early in my career. I am fascinated by the art of transforming smiles and I am excited to be part of your treatment. I look forward to meeting you!
Getting to know me…. My family and I love to spend time in the mountains! If there is snow we are skiing, if there is sun we are hiking or camping and if there is mud… Well, we are in it!
Joanne S, Registered Dental Assistant
My name is Joanne. I have been employed as a Registered Dental Assistant since graduating from N.A.I.T. in 1980 and have worked as an Orthodontic Dental Assistant since 1984. In orthodontics, I have seen many smiles improved and transformed. It is with delight that I am able to work as support staff with the excellent team at Simply Orthodontics.
Outside of the office, my husband and I like to travel, spend time with our family, extended family and grandchildren; as well as enjoying the fine city of Edmonton.
Leah L, Registered Dental Assistant
Hello, I am Leah! I am an orthodontic assistant with several years of experience, performing different tasks in the office. I love getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable in our office. My favorite part of this job is watching our patients smiles transform into something that they love!
Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling with my family, Tae Kwon Do and crafting. I look forward to seeing you in our office!
Lindsay K, Registered Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Lindsay. I have been working in dental since graduating as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2011. I completed my specialization in Orthodontics shortly afterwards, in 2012 at the University of Alberta. Both my husband and I have undergone orthodontic treatment and personally value the benefits of this service. I enjoy working with our patients and contributing towards their transformation. I am very excited to be a part of such a passionate team here at Simply Orthodontics and look forward to meeting you.
My husband and I have 2 very busy young children. We are sports enthusiasts and enjoy spending as much time outdoors as we can.
Joanne V, Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Joanne. I have been working in the Orthodontic field for 6 years. I love to see our patients smiling and I am so happy to be a part of their journey. It's great to see their fabulous transformations!
Getting to know me: My husband and I have 3 kids, who keep us busy! We love to travel and spend time watching them play their sports!! We have all grown up on the ice, playing hockey and ringette.
Mikayla L, Registered Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Mikayla, and I am excited to put my dental assisting abilities to use with the team at Simply Orthodontics. I studied Dental assisting at NAIT, and look forward to helping others experience the same confidence that orthodontic treatment gave me.
Outside of work my husband and I love to spend time with our family and friends. We love being at the lake as much as we can, enjoying the sun.
Kayla N, Registered Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Kayla, I graduated from the NAIT Dental Assisting program in 2016. My love and passion for orthodontics began when I went through my own orthodontic treatment. The confidence I received throughout my treatment is what motivates me to create a positive experience for my patients. I am so excited to meet you and be part of your orthodontic journey.
A little bit about me... When I'm not at work you can find me playing many sports including hockey, baseball, and badminton. I love being outdoors and spending time soaking up the sun at the lake with my family and friends.
Jodi C, Registered Dental Assistant
My name is Jodi. I have been working in the orthodontic industry since graduating from high school! I became a Registered Dental assistant after graduating from NAIT and then continued on to complete the Orthodontic Module at the University of Alberta. Orthodontics has been the only job I've ever had and I feel it has always been what I was destined to do! Each day is always a joy. Meeting new people and enjoying new conversations with the many families that make up our big orthodontic family makes me smile!
Getting to know me...I have 2 wonderful kids who keep me very busy. When I'm not watching the kids play sports or helping with homework, my boyfriend and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our 2 dogs as well. We are huge Oilers fans and spend many nights glued to the TV watching their games and cheering loudly!