Providing you every reason to smile is certainly a team effort.
From our office management to our orthodontic assistants, the entire staff is committed to your complete satisfaction. You can depend on members of our team to be empathetic, informative and supportive before, during and after your orthodontic treatment. At Oxnard Orthodontics, we’re here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile, for life.
Dr. Jared T. Lee
Dr. Jared T. Lee, his wife Debi and their three children are proud to call Santa Paula their home. Active in the community, Dr. Lee is a member of the Santa Paula Rotary Club and a leader in the local Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of the Association of Orthodontists and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. “My treatment philosophy is to always put my patients’ best interests first.” He is honored to serve the people of Santa Paula, Oxnard, Ventura, Ojai, Fillmore, Camarillo, and beyond. Dr. Lee loves being able to speak with patients and parents in their most comfortable language, whether it is Spanish or English. But not Korean, sorry.
“My treatment philosophy is to always put my patients’ best interests first.”
– Dr. Lee
NancyMarie has had the wonderful opportunity to work in some of the finest general and specialty dental offices in the area during her career as a Registered Dental Assistant, but admits that she has fallen in love with orthodontics: “It’s the best!” she says. NancyMarie has a special gift for making people feel at ease. As our Financial Coordinator, she will help you navigate insurance plans and payment options, in Spanish or English, or a mix of both, if you prefer. She joined us in 2012—our very first employee! NancyMarie and her husband have loved living in Ventura for many years and are the proud parents of three boys and a girl.
A top graduate of Santa Paula High School, we are honored to have had Jocelyn on our team since 2014. “As a former patient of Dr. Lee’s, I know how a new smile can change your outlook on life, and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to work here. It’s fun to see that change in people every day.” Jocelyn helps keep our office running smoothly and on time whether in Spanish or English, but we love her most for her infectious laugh and bright smile—what you’re likely to see first as you come into our office—and her mom’s fantastic cooking.
Communications and IT Coordinator
Elmer is here to help Spanish- or English-speaking patients with questions or scheduling needs, and is also quite adept with all the technology in the office. Elmer joins us from Santa Paula, but frequently visits family in Mexico. When not at the office, he can be found watching or playing basketball, spending time with family, or reading, but his cheerful attitude shows he has fun wherever he goes. “I enjoy coming to work and just being around the staff. Everyone is happy to be here no matter the day or time.”
When you come to our office as a new or potential patient, we’ll make sure you meet with Veronica, our Treatment Coordinator. She will greet you with a big grin, take photos and radiographs if necessary, and make sure your initial visit to our office is easy and informative. “I love meeting our new patients and making them feel comfortable and welcome.” But don’t be fooled by her seemingly quiet demeanor—she loves to joke around and have fun. Born and raised in Oxnard, and fluent in Spanish and English, Veronica loves shopping, walking her dogs, barbecuing and relaxing with family and friends. “Dr. Lee is awesome,” Veronica says. “It’s a fun place to work.” Veronica worked for our wonderful friend, Dr. Veal, until he retired, and we’re so happy she joined us.
Javier joined our team in 2015 and while we had a good vibe before, he made it even more chill. He has had several years of experience in dentistry, but wisely converted to orthodontics. What does Javier love about ortho? “I learn more and more every day. I love the fact that our patients leave with a smile on their faces.” Javier was born in California but has also lived in Mexico City and Anchorage, Alaska, making him fluent in Spanish and English. His favorite things are soccer, going to the gym, playing soccer with friends, eating large quantities of food, and soccer.
Registered Dental Assistant
Jon has worked in orthodontics for a few years but started working with us in 2016. He chose orthodontics because of how involved he gets to be with the patient—he enjoys “helping the patient and working up to a goal” together, that this office feels like a family not just with the staff but patients as well. Jonathan was born in Santa Barbara, but raised and currently lives in Ventura. When he’s not at work, you can find Jon at the gym or at car shows with his family.
Pamela joined us in 2016 from the Oxnard College Dental Assisting Program, where she learned excellent patient care and technique. She enjoys the detail-oriented work that she gets to do in orthodontics, but her favorite part: “We honestly have the best patients!” Pam grew up in Oxnard and loves being outdoors, swimming, playing water polo, and trying new restaurants. We love Pam’s fun and positive approach to work and life!
When Dr. Lee says “we,” it’s not because he has a mouse in his pocket. It’s because this whole thing was built together with this woman. Married while undergrads, Debi graduated first and worked in health benefits consulting for several years while her husband did his dental and orthodontic training. His last day of school was on their 10th anniversary. Debi left her consulting job when their first children, boy/girl twins, were born, only to return to work with him when construction started on their first office in 2012. She now does much of her work from home, but she says that when she does come to the office, it always brightens her day. “It’s impossible to be grumpy when you hear good music and laughter throughout the office. Plus, the orthodontist is super handsome.