Our support team

Courtenay Orthodontics’ specialists are fortunate to have an excellent team of support staff working with us.

Our clinical support team

Dr Joanna Hayes (BDS): Orthodontic Auxiliary

A practising dental surgeon, Jo has extensive experience as an orthodontic auxilary both in New Zealand and overseas. Jo assists Darnell and Mike with adjustments, removing braces, (debands), and Invisalign. While she lives in the Wairarapa, Jo works predominantly in Courtenay Orthodontics/The Orthodontist’s Wellington and Lower Hutt practices.

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 and now works chair-side. Outside of work, she loves painting and spending time with her cats, husband and family.

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’.

Twyla Moran: Orthodontic Assistant 

Twyla is from the UK and now calls New Zealand home. She joined Courtenay Orthodontics in September 2020 having moved to Wellington from Hawke’s Bay. Twyla has a background in the health sector with previous roles in general dentistry and optometry. Outside of work, Twyla can be found exploring Wellington’s outdoors with her husband and two cherished beagles. 

Crystal Rolfe: Practice Manager 

Our Practice Manager (and chief organiser), Crystal joined Courtenay Orthodontics in August 2020. She has 12 years of experience in the dental industry having first worked as a dental assistant in a few private practices before moving behind the scenes at a dental supplier. She is also an avid photographer and dab hand in Digital design. Outside of work, Crystal  enjoys exploring New Zealand taking photos, playing strategic boardgames and spending time with her family and friends.