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.
Hi, my name is Sofia, and I am lucky enough to be the practice administrator and treatment coordinator for the office of Dr. Victoria Lynskey. All three of my children (now adults) have been through this practice, so I feel right at home with the excellent care and concierge service that is the hallmark of this office. I remember feeling sad when my last child finished treatment here because of how this place made me feel like family. I have many years of administrative experience, and I am thrilled to be able to utilize my skills in a place that truly makes a difference in the lives of all its patients. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, enjoying all that Sonoma County has to offer!
My name is Marina, and as a dental assistant, I enjoy helping patients every day. I have eight years of dental experience, and I love my job. I learn something new daily. The greatest joy of my job is witnessing the amazing transformations our patients undergo through orthodontics. We are making patients more confident one smile at a time! I have two daughters: Sophia, who is 7, 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 definitely our favorite!
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 since 2014 and really enjoy what I do! Away from work I’m a busy mom of four. 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!
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 graduate of 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.
Hi, I’m Dana! I am a registered dental assistant and have been working in orthodontics since 2016 when I graduated from the College of Marin. I love coming to work every day not only to change smiles but to really connect with all of our awesome patients! In my free time, I’m a mom to my toddler son & two rescue dogs. My husband and I are natives of Santa Rosa and love the diversity it has to offer in weekend activities, from lakes and rivers to hiking a mountain! My family is so important to me, and that’s why I love working with Dr. Lynskey. Everyone here is an extension of my family now.
Hola, I am Nayeli! I have been in the dental field since 2015 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 was born and raised in Sonoma County and I don’t plan on ever leaving. I love Sonoma County! As a child, I loved playing sports. I played basketball, volleyball, rugby and soccer, which I still play during my weekends.
Hello! My name is Monique and I have been in the dental field since November 2015. Being in this field is so rewarding because of all the smiles we get to see! When I’m not working, I love to be with my family. I have a Frenchie named Pablo and my boyfriend and I will be welcoming our daughter in March 2020. I enjoy reading and hiking and I LOVE to catch up on all my Bravo TV Network shows! I also enjoy singing, so you’ll always have a live show when you come see me. I feel very fortunate to be able to work alongside Dr. Lynskey and all my other teammates. I love my job and look forward to getting to know you.
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 co-workers and patients make it a pleasure to be here each day. I have a 6-year-old daughter and fur babies. In my spare time, I like to hike, go to the beach and find new parks to explore with my daughter.