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Our team is dedicated to guide you through your smile journey.

Orthodontist

Dr. Michael Kersey

Helping patients of all ages achieve a beautiful and confident smile has been a life-long vocation.

Since 2002, Dr. Michael Kersey has been helping patients of all ages achieve a beautiful and confident smile. Dr. Kersey obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree in 1996 from the University of British Columbia and worked for three years as a general dentist in Vernon. He then acquired his orthodontic specialty training and Master of Science from the University of Alberta in 2002 after 2.5 years of full time graduate school.  Participating in post-graduate residencies and obtaining his master’s degree allowed Dr. Kersey to develop greater expertise in the specialty of orthodontics.

Dr. Kersey stays on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in orthodontics by maintaining memberships with numerous prestigious organizations such as the:

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Vernon Dental Association

In his personal life, Dr. Kersey is married and has three sons. In the winter you’ll see him on the slopes enjoying SilverStar. In the summer he enjoys camping with his family, golfing and mountain biking on our local trails.

Orthodontist

Dr. Johnny Tran

Dedication to have a positive impact on the lives of others as he guides them through their orthodontic journey and smile transformation.

Dr. Johnny Tran’s own personal experience with orthodontic treatment was truly a transforming and inspiring part of his life.  That is the type of positive impact he wishes to impart on the lives of others as he guides them through their orthodontic journey.  Dr. Tran was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2014 from the University of Saskatchewan with numerous academic awards and scholarships.  After completing dental school, Dr. Tran completed a one-year general practice residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.  There, he practiced dentistry with an emphasis on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, delivering care to patients of all ages with complex medical conditions and patients with special needs in a hospital setting.  Subsequently, Dr. Tran practiced as a general dentist in Vernon prior to moving to London, Ontario where he pursued his passion for orthodontics and completed the Graduate Program at the University of Western Ontario.  Here, he also earned his Master’s degree and has published articles and authored in textbook chapters on Invisalign and clear aligner treatment.  Dr. Tran successfully challenged the National Dental Specialty Exam to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is also a member of many distinguished dental/orthodontic organizations including:

  • Canadian Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • British Columbia Society of Orthodontists
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Vernon Dental Society

In his spare time, Dr. Tran likes photography, cycling, hiking, snowboarding, tennis and enjoying life with his fiancé, Nicole.  Dr. Tran is dedicated to provide all patients with the highest level of care in a warm and friendly environment.  He looks forward to meeting you and your family!

Treatment Coordinator & Administrative Operations

Karen

My name is Karen and I am the Treatment Coordinator for Drs. Kersey and Tran. I look forward to meeting you!

Hi, my name is Karen and I am the Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Kersey and Dr. Tran. I have been with the team and the practice since the beginning, almost 20 years.

My husband and I have lived in Vernon for over 25 years and raised our two wonderful children here.

On my time off I enjoy any kind of outdoor activity that I can do to enjoy the beautiful area that we call home be it camping, kayaking, skiing or snowshoeing.

Hiking is my passion and I am always eager to try new areas or countries! I am always up for a bit of fun and enjoy a good laugh be it with my family, friends or my co-workers.

Treatment Coordinator & Clinical Assistant

Sarah

I'm Sarah, and I can't wait to meet you! I am a Treatment Coordinator and Clinician in the practice.

My name is Sarah and I have been part of our team for 15 years. I am a Treatment Coordinator and long-term clinician for the team. My responsibilities include seeing new patients as well as following up on growth and development exams. You will also see me chairside as a clinician during your orthodontic visits. I always look forward to meeting new patients!

When not in the office, I enjoy spending my time in the great outdoors with my family and two dogs. Hiking, fishing and camping are a few of my favourite past times.

Administrative Operations & Scheduling Coordinator

Carrie

I'm Carrie, and I am part of the Administrative Operations team of the practice. I'm the first person you will see when visiting us!

My name is Carrie and I was born and raised in the North Okanagan. I started my position as office administrator and front desk at North Okanagan Orthodontics in 2013. I am married with two lovely children. My hobbies include gardening, curling, hockey and camping. I would love to do some international traveling in the near future.
Administrative Operations & Scheduling Coordinator

Nancy

I'm Nancy, I'm part of the Administrative Operations team and alongside with Carrie, I'll be one of the first people to greet you upon arrival of your visit!

My name is Nancy and I have been with the team since 2005. I graduated from the Okanagan College in the Certified Dental Assisting program. Later that year I enrolled in the supplemental Orthodontic Module and soon after I joined North Okanagan Orthodontics as a chair-side clinician. In 2015, I transitioned as an Admin Operations team member.

In my spare time I enjoy all the seasonal outdoor activities the Okanagan has to offer with my husband and two dogs.

Clinical Assistant

Marcie

I'm Marcie and I look forward to helping you achieve your beautiful smile!

My name is Marcie and I am a Certified Dental Assistant specializing in Orthodontics. I have been with the team at North Okanagan Orthodontics since 2011. Over the years, it has been very rewarding helping create beautiful smiles for our patients. I take great pride in making patients feel comfortable during all procedures while providing exceptional quality care. I also enjoy getting to know patients and their families and especially watching our young patients grow up. When I'm not in the clinic, I love taking care of my family and spending time with my husband, kids and grandchildren. I stay active gardening, cooking, jogging and will get in a spin class or two for good measure.
Clinical Assistant

Nikki

My name is Nikki and I am a chair-side clinical assistant, and I'm excited to guide you through your orthodontic journey.

My name is Nikki and I like to bring a positive energy and attitude to the practice everyday. My outgoing personality and sense of humour makes me love my job and how it allows me to get to know more about our patients and our community. I have been in the dental profession since 1992 when I started as a Certified Dental Assistant. During the course of my career, I have worked in various specialty clinics and obtained certification in 2010 for Orthodontic assisting.

I'm originally from Prince George and from there I moved to Abbotsford for a short while and in 2012, with my husband and two boys, moved to Armstrong where I love to call the sunny Okanagan home. I enjoy gardening, being active in the community, attending various local events, and volunteering my time with the BC Forensic Odontology Society. When the weather is nice you might even see me out on the open road on my motorcycle!

Clinical Assistant

Lesley

My name is Lesley and I am a clinical assistant and lead inventory manager.

Hi, my name is Lesley! I am a Certified Dental Assistant with specialization to Orthodontics. I am also the lead inventory manager for the team at North Okanagan Orthodontics. I have been with the team for over 15 years and love to help our patients achieve beautiful smiles. I am also a proud grandmother to my first grandson as of recent!
Clinical Assistant

Michelle

I'm Michelle, and I look forward to meeting you. I am a chair-side clinical assistant and I take pride in being part of a team transforming smiles.

My name is Michelle and I have been a Certified Dental Assistant with specialization in Orthodontics for 12 years. I joined the team at North Okanagan Orthodontics in 2020. My husband and myself call Lumby home with our 3 young boys and 2 dogs. My favourite thing about orthodontics is creating relationships with patients and watching their progress during treatment.
Clinical Assistant

Shelley

My name is Shelley, and you'll meet me as a chair-side clinical assistant as I help you through your visits with us.

Laboratory Coordinator

Bobbi

My name is Bobbi and I am the expert with the fabrication of orthodontic appliances.

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North Okanagan Orthodontics
#300 - 3126 31st Ave
Vernon, BC
T: (250) 542-4118
F: (250) 542-4652
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Alternating Mon-Thurs & Tues-Fri