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Dr. Messenger is a board-certified specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, a destinction held by less than 1/3rd of orthodontists. She is an Orange County native and completed her undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara.  She competed on the NCAA Cross County and Track & Field teams and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Psychology.

Dr. Messenger earned her Doctorate in Dental Sciences (DDS) from UC Los Angeles School of Dentistry.  Upon graduation, Dr. Messenger continued her study of cosmetic dentistry and completed a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Southern California.  She practiced general dentistry for 3 years in Orange County before continuing her education in orthodontics at the Oregon Health & Science University.  

When she is not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Messenger spends all her free time with her husband, two daughters, and her Ausiedoodle, Archy.

Dr. Messenger is also a member of the following associations: 

  • American Board of Orthodontics, Diplomate

  • Academy of Orthodontic Excellence

  • American Association of Orthodontists

  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists

  • California Association of Orthodontists

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