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.
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.
Chrissy P, Administration Manager
Hi! My name is Chrissy. I grew up in Victoria, BC where I had completed my Certified Dental Assisting program, and shortly after moved to Edmonton where I had began my career in dental. I first started out in general dentistry as a Sterilizing Assistant then transitioned into an Administrative Assistant. Over the years I have absolutely fallen in love with what I do, and I love seeing our patients smile! I have played baseball since I was 4, so in my spare time I am usually playing or watching baseball, or travelling back home to visit friends and family.
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.
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!
Nancy D, Treatment Coordinator
Hello! My name is Nancy. I am so happy to be a part of the amazing team at SO! I have been an Orthodontic assistant for many years and have always enjoyed meeting new patients and their families and continuing to build friendships throughout their treatment. One of my favorite parts about being in orthodontics is seeing a patient smile with confidence and excitement as they watch their smile turn into a smile they love!!
A little bit about me... I enjoy karate, relaxing and having fun at the lake, and most of all spending time with my family.
Brooke G, Financial Coordinator
Hello, my name is Brooke! I am so excited to be a part of the amazing Simply Ortho team, and to see the incredible transformations in each of our patients. Having gone through my own orthodontic treatment I appreciate the benefits and value in orthodontics and oral health. I graduated from the Dental Admin program at Surrey College in 2013. I spent 6 years working in the dental field in Vancouver BC before moving to Edmonton and joining the team at Simply Ortho.
More about me... I studied American Sign Language at UBC for 2 years. I make time to continue learning at home as much as I can. I enjoy playing softball, snowboarding in the beautiful mountains of BC, and watching football or Netflix on the couch.
Varun P, Registered Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Varun and I moved to Alberta from India in 2014. I am currently studying to challenge my dental test so I can start my own practice and send all of my patients to Simply Orthodontics because they are all so great here.
In my spare time I like to eat carrots and broccoli, and currently teaching my son to ride his bike. I also have a passion for superheroes!
(temporary biography by Chrissy)
Mariama T, Registered Dental Assistant
My name is Mariama. I am from Guinea (West Africa). French is my primary language. I moved to Canada in 2001 and love living in Edmonton. I am a dental sterilization technician, graduating as a Dental Assistant in 2017 and Health Care Aide at Laurel Heights Retirement Residence . I truly enjoy working at Simply Orthodontics with a great team and wonderful Doctors. There is nothing more fulfilling then enjoying what you do — I enjoy seeing people smile and am glad that we can make a difference in our patients lives and see them smile with confidence.
On my days off I enjoy spending time with friends, family and cooking my favorite dishes. Thank you for reading my little story.
Navroop S, Scheduling Coordinator
Hi, My name is Navroop. I was born in Punjab, India. I came to Canada in 2014 and I am loving it here. I am very passionate about my job and so happy to be a part of the Simply Orthodontics Team. I love seeing our patients' beautiful smiles. I aspire to make a positive difference in everyone's life with a big smile on my face.
About me: I love writing poetry, reading books, watching Netflix and sleeping all day (I actually can).
Audrey F, Registered Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Audrey. I have recently graduated from NAIT’s Dental Assisting program. I’ve always had an interest in Orthodontics, and obtaining a beautiful, as well as functional, smile. I love to help people, and watch how their confidence increases as their Orthodontic journey progresses.
Getting to know me.. I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy all things creative, like music, dance, and drawing. I also like being active; I practice yoga daily, bike around downtown, and hike the river valley. I look forward to seeing you in the office!