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Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Pedro joined Liberty Orthodontic Centre in 2017 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. He gradated from George Brown College in 2013 and began working in the general dental field immediately following. Shortly after, he realized his passion for orthodontics and decided the ortho specialty is where he belongs.

He thrives on the relationships built with patients, the patient transformations, and the lifelong learning orthodontics offers. Pedro places and removes braces, and changes wires at every visit. In his spare time he enjoys sports, cars and dogs.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Lucas is a Registered Dental Hygienist who became a part of the LOC team in 2016. It was his own orthodontic treatment that prompted him to become a Dental Hygienist in the ortho field.  The changes in the smiles of patients who have undergone treatment is what makes it all meaningful for Lucas and he couldn’t picture doing anything else.

You can find Lucas in the clinic placing braces, removing braces, and placing wires. He enjoys spending time with his friends, completing artistic projects and attending music festivals.



Certified Dental Assistant Level II

Mackenzie earned her Dental Assisting Certificate at Durham College in 2013 and joined LOC in 2017. She works on a one-on-one basis with patients as she helps them start their orthodontic treatment by taking impressions, records, and x-rays. She also is responsible for sterilization, greeting patients and scheduling appointments. Mackenzie loves watching the progress of each patient’s teeth when he or she is in braces, and especially enjoys seeing how happy patients are as their teeth become straighter between each appointment.

When not in the office, you can find her spending time with family, friends and her boyfriend.



Certified Dental Assistant Level II 

Laura brought her warm personality to our team in 2011. There is never a dull moment for Laura because she wears many hats in the office, including manager all of our marketing, advertising, and social media efforts. She is treatment coordinator, and is responsible for meeting new patients and starting treatment, talking to patients regarding any financial concerns, handling financial matters and answering any orthodontic-related questions patients may have. Laura also assists Dr. Rajasekaran and our hygenists taking X-rays, photos and impressions, polishing teeth, sterilizing equipment, and making sure everything runs smoothly and in a timely manner.

Laura loves having the opportunity to build relationships with different patients on a daily basis, as well as catching up with them during their visits.  For her, the field of orthodontics is an ever-evolving career choice, and one that allows her to learn new technology and get to know new patients. Laura considers herself lucky to be working with such an amazing team, who are more like family than co-workers.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, interior design, reading and spending time with her husband and their dog.



Certified Dental Assistant Level II

Melanie is a Certified Level II Dental Assistant and she joined Liberty Orthodontic Centre in 2017. A graduate of Georgian College, she brings are warm personality to LOC and is a positive new member of our team. Melanie greets patients as they arrive, is responsible for overseeing clinic flow, sterilization, taking patient records, impressions, and assists the Orthodontist and Hygienists to place and remove braces.

Melanie chose the field of orthodontics because of the difference it makes in a person’s self esteem. In her spare time you can find her playing and watching sports, traveling and spending time with her family.



Registered Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant Level II

Merissa has been with the LOC team since the beginning of 2007. Her warm demeanor and positive attitude make her a breath of fresh air to be around. She loves the dental field and wishes to continue to learn and grow as the years progress. Her favourite part of working with Dr. Raj is his open and accepting personality, he treats patients, staff, family, and friends all on the same level, when a patient walks into the office they are treated as an equal and it makes for a professional, easygoing and upbeat office. Merissa's favourite part of her job is the opportunity everyday to meet new and exciting people, hearing their stories and catching up at every visit. 

Outside of the office, Merissa enjoys spending time with her son and family, she is a singer with the church she belongs to and spends her time giving back to her community. 



Office Administrator

Victoria, who hails from Russia, has been with Dr. Raj and our team since 2010 after obtaining her Dental Office Administration diploma at George Brown College. Victoria’s friendly voice is typically what patients hear when they call our office. Her job duties include helping patients schedule appointments, assisting with financial matters, and answering any questions patients may have about orthodontics.

Raised in Toronto, Victoria has worked in a number of dental offices in the area and loves her current job because our team cares a great deal about our patients and one another. Victoria also loves seeing how happy patients are when they see the final result of treatment. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her husband.