I really love smiling faces. A perfect smile can even transform a shy and unhappy person to the confident person they have always wanted to be.
Every day, I know I am one of the luckiest people in the world because I get to help people by doing something that makes them happier with themselves. My job is challenging and interesting, and I am always learning something inside the office and out. On top of that, I get to meet new, diverse, and interesting people all day long and form connections that last. I even get hugs from little ones and their parents.
I approach my practice and my patients the way I would like to be treated. I want our patients to feel comfortable, relaxed, safe, respected, and well cared for. My staff and I know our patients. I visit with each patient at every one of their visits. I want to make sure that no one feels like just a number in my office because they never are. My patients are valuable people in my life and make each day feel new. And the youthful enthusiasm of kids helps keep me young.
Education and Continuing Education
My academic experience includes:
- University of Connecticut, Master’s Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics
- University of CT Dental School, Adelphi University (BS and minor in English Literature)
I take joy in the fact that orthodontics is both an art and a science. I love combining the artist’s eye with a good bite to make a stunning smile. I love my profession and have always enjoyed continuing to learn more since I first became an orthodontist in 1999. Because of my role as a formally recognized Continuing Education (CE) provider for the State of California, I am able to actively offer CE classes to doctors. I also require my staff to undergo at least 12 to 15 hours of CE in addition to their certification requirements.
For seven years, I had the privilege of giving back directly to the next generation of orthodontic professionals at the University of California at San Francisco. I taught as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, and I served as the Director for Invisalign® and Damon® System curriculums.
I have spoken at regional and national orthodontics meetings, and I remain a member of the state and local alliances of:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Redwood Empire Dental Association
- American Dental Association
Family and Free Time
Even though I grew up in Ridgefield, CT, I am originally a native of Auckland, New Zealand, so many of my favorite activities take place outside. One of the big reasons I settled in Santa Rosa, CA, is because of its wonderful weather where I get to enjoy swimming, road biking, and running. This location also gives me the perfect opportunity to participate in triathlons, mud runs, and road bike races events.
When I’m not exercising, I am eating something yummy that I have cooked/baked from scratch (hence the excessive exercising) and spending time with my friends, family, or my Weimaraner named Lili.
I am passionate about improving the health and well-being of my community through access to adequate affordable dental and orthodontic care.
I am active in local community organizations and my church, and I serve on the Board of Executives for a number of local non-profits. My group involvement includes Girls on the Run Sonoma County (Treasurer), Leadership Santa Rosa, Class 25, and Junior League.
The mission of my office is to ensure that we continually give back to the community. Each year, we participate in multiple community events including Kidspree and the Human Race. In 2009, our office founded makesomeonesmile.org, a local non-profit fundraising site devoted to raising money that helps local low-income children receive their necessary dental care.
Meet Our Team
Everyone who comes to the office of Victoria Lynskey DMD, MDS, Orthodontist is unique and deserves to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs and circumstances. Our experienced and talented orthodontist and team are committed to working with you and your family to create a stress-free, rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice in Santa Rosa, California. We are pleased to welcome you into our family.
As Dr. Victoria Lynskey’s New Patient Coordinator, I help new patients become acquainted with our office. I aid Dr. Victoria Lynskey during initial exams and also work with our existing patients to navigate the crazy world of dental and orthodontic insurance. I file all of their insurance claims to maximize their benefits, reducing their financial obstacles to treatment. I love getting to know the families in our office and always try my best to accommodate them in every way possible. A beautiful smile transforms our patients on many levels. Once they complete treatment, they are pleased with their appearance and it has such an impact on their self-confidence! I’m married and have one daughter with the love of my life. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Hello, I’m Tatiana, your bilingual Financial and Scheduling Coordinator. I also specialize in all things insurance related. I have been in the dental field for 6 years and really enjoy what I do! Away from work I’m a busy mom of 4. I value and cherish every moment with my children, and love to see them grow into such wonderful individuals. I am a Marin native, and moved to Sonoma County a few years ago. I love working with Dr. Lynskey and my Team! We have tons of fun with our patients, and laugh all day!
Hola, I am Nayeli! I have been in the dental field for 4 years and I love it! I love being able to make patients smile. Away from work, I am a very busy mom looking after two beautiful kids, Aubrey and Noah. I have a passion for soccer. I have been playing for about 20 years and play a lot of games on the weekend. I was born and raised in Sonoma County and I don’t plan on ever leaving. I love Sonoma County & love my job. I look forward to coming to work every day!
I am the Sterilization and Records Technician. After graduation in 2012 from Windsor High School, I attended the Junior College to pursue a career in the dental field. I am currently working towards my Registered Dental Assisting license at College of Marin. Many would say I’m wanderlust. I love to explore new places, go hiking, and spend time with my family. I come from a huge family, and we get together often. Reading is something I enjoy a lot. My favorite authors are John Sparks, Ellen Hopkins and John Green. I also love music, so if you ever hear someone in the lab singing, it’s me! I feel very fortunate to work with Dr. Lynskey and the girls. I have never had a job that I enjoy so much!
Hello! My name is Sara, and I am your Marketing and Scheduling Coordinator. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you! I was born and raised here in Sonoma County, and am a recent college graduate from Sonoma State University. I graduated with four degrees in Business Marketing, Business Administration, Social and Behavioral Studies, and Natural Sciences. During my free time I absolutely love to be adventurous and explore the outdoors. Hiking, wine tasting, and traveling are some of my favorite things to do. I am in charge of all the social media and event planning here at the office. I love making others smile, and can’t wait to capture some of yours for our social media page! I am very grateful to work at such a fun office where stunning smiles are created each and every day.
My name is Marina and as a dental assistant I enjoy helping patients every day. I have 5 years of dental experience and I love my job. I learn something new daily. The greatest joy of my job is witnessing the amazing transformation our patients undergo through orthodontics. Making patients more confident one smile at a time! I have two daughters, Sophia who is 5, and Amina who’s the baby of the house. They both keep me very busy! In my spare time my daughters and I love going to the park or the zoo, but shopping is defiantly our favorite!
Hi I’m Dana! I am so happy to come to work every day to see the smiling faces of our patients and coworkers, and to be a part of something so wonderful in people’s lives. This office truly has that family feel that I think every patient looks for when searching for the right place to correct their smile. As a graduate of a dental assisting program I am able to use my skills to assist Dr. Lynskey directly with the development of new beautiful smiles in our patients! In my free time I love to spend time with my husband and our 2 dogs, Quinn and Koa. Having grown up in Sonoma County our whole lives, my husband and I enjoy going on hikes together and camping. As long as we are outdoors we are happy and having fun! Family is such an important part of my life. I feel so lucky to have found an office that felt like my family from day one!
Hi, I’m Marlene! I am a dental assistant and have been in the dental field for over 10 years. One of the most rewarding parts of being a dental assistant is the happiness and appreciation our patients give us for what we do. We enjoy making people more confident in themselves and helping them achieve stunning smiles. My coworker’s and patient’s make it a pleasure to be here each day. I have a 6 year old daughter and 3 fur babies. In my spare time I like to go on hikes, to the beach, and finding new parks to explore with my daughter.