Our support team

Courtenay Orthodontics’ specialists are fortunate to have an excellent team of support staff working with them across the four practices.

Sophia Tyndall: Front-of-house

Sophia is our newest addition to our Courtney Orthodontics team, handling the front desk. You might be able to gather from her cheery voice when answering your call, that she is American-born. She loves singing, kickboxing, and long walks on the beach.  

Cindy O’Leary: Orthodontic Assistant

Cindy originally worked as our orthodontic assistant in our original Kapiti Coast branch. When she moved to Wellington around 2010 she joined Courtenay Orthodontics full-time and now works chair-side at our Wellington practice.

Linda O’Neill: Orthodontic Assistant

‘English Rose’ Linda joined the practice around 2005. She works part-time in the Wellington and Lower Hutt practices. Linda keeps the team and patients entertained with stories from ‘Ol Blighty’.

Uschi Behling: Orthodontic Assistant (Masterton)

Uschi has worked with Darnell and Michael in Masterton since 2007. Born in Germany Uschi visited New Zealand in her 20s and has been here ever since. She lives in Masterton and enjoys regular tramps in the neighbouring ranges, and yoga.

Dr Joanna Hayes (BDS): Orthodontic Auxiliary

A practising dental surgeon, Jo has extensive experience as an orthodontic auxillary both in New Zealand and overseas. Jo assists Darnell and Mike with adjustments and removing braces and Invisalign.