Our Team

An exceptional smile begins with an exceptional team.

Clinical Team

Erin

Like Dr. Joe, Erin has a family tie to orthodontics.  Her mom has been in the field for many years.  Her positive attitude and upbeat approach are second only to her amazing clinical skills.  While she’s not building smiles with Dr. Joe, she’s likely to be hiking and camping with friends.

Julie

Julie started her orthodontic career with our team while she was finishing her training (and we consider ourselves fortunate that she landed in our practice.)  She brings an amazing mix of personality, fun and skill to the practice.

Kristi

Kristi is a long time Portlander with more than 20 years of orthodontic experience. Because she’s worn every possible hat in an orthodontic office, she knows how to take exceptional care of our patients. Outside of the office Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years and her two grown children.

Julie

Julie has been assisting Dr. Rensch for over 35 years.  Her sense of humor and outgoing personality make her a lot of fun to be around. You may see Julie in the neighborhood, she grew up in Northeast Portland and lives three blocks from the office.

Administrative Team

Debbie

Debbie brings a mix of orthodontic experience to our administrative team.  Having spent many years perfecting her clinical skills as an orthodontic assistant, she knows what it means to be a patient.  Deb’s focus is making sure the practice accommodates all the logistical needs, from scheduling to financials.  She’s a true patient advocate whose top goal is a positive patient experience. When Deb’s not in the office, you’ll likely find her outside, enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Sheri

Sheri has over 14 years of experience in the orthodontic field.  As our treatment coordinator, she guides patients through the orthodontic treatment journey, answering every last question and making sure the experience is smooth from start to finish. When she’s not in the office, she loves spending time outdoors and she has even been known to summit a mountain or two in the area.

Patty

Patty is our new Community Relations Coordinator.   You’ll find her getting involved and participating in all kinds of neighborhood activities.  Patty loves the neighborhood, she’s lived in Northeast Portland for over 25 years.  Expect to laugh and have some fun if Patty’s involved.

Hank

Director of “Paw-blic” Relations

It’s my job to keep things fun around here at Dr. Joe’s office, after all that is our motto right?  I greet everyone with my incredible good looks and keep everyone laughing with my mischievous antics.  All of this takes a lot of energy so you may see me catching some ZZZZ’s on the clock, but hey being “Paw-blic” Relations Director is a big job. 

Snoopy

Senior Stress Manager

I take a relaxed approach to life.  Why run if you can saunter?    Dr. Joe moves fast and I’ve got his back, just a few slower steps behind. Hank may have the looks but I am the brains of this operation and I take my work very seriously.   I’m a retired bomb sniffer from the Portland Police Bureau, where my chill , easy going attitude (which I consider to be a very fine tuned skill), wasn’t so much appreciated.  Now it’s my job with one wag of my tail to let everyone know it’s time to have some fun and leave the stress behind!

Excellent Orthodontics in a Really Fun Place!

Deborah P.

“Braces by Dr. Joe creates beautiful smiles on the faces of children throughout the community not only in his orthodontia services, but in the form of support of local schools in the community.”
2014-03-19T21:26:55-07:00
“Braces by Dr. Joe creates beautiful smiles on the faces of children throughout the community not only in his orthodontia services, but in the form of support of local schools in the community.”

Ali

 

"This place is very professional and makes sure you feel comfortable and welcome.  Being new to the area and finding a new orthodontist worried me a bit, but the staff here made me feel like I’ve been a patient forever!  The office is very clean, so well decorated, and very comfortable.  Dr. Joe and all of the staff were so friendly!  They explained everything to me thoroughly in regards to my new patient exam, and made sure I knew what my options were moving forward.   They were able to look at my mouth and answer any questions I had, as well as provide me with reasoning and explanation behind my bite and jaw issues.  I felt very well taken care of and would highly recommend coming here to anyone regardless of your orthodontics situation.  I will definitely be returning!"

 
2018-04-16T11:16:34-07:00
  "This place is very professional and makes sure you feel comfortable and welcome.  Being new to the area and finding a new orthodontist worried me a bit, but the staff here made me feel like I’ve been a patient forever!  The office is very clean, so well decorated, and very comfortable.  Dr. Joe and all of the staff were so friendly!  They explained everything to me thoroughly in regards to my new patient exam, and made sure I knew what my options were moving forward.   They were able to look at my mouth and answer any questions I had, as well as provide me with reasoning and explanation behind my bite and jaw issues.  I felt very well taken care of and would highly recommend coming here to anyone regardless of your orthodontics situation.  I will definitely be returning!"  

Haley

Check out this review posted on our Facebook page:

“The service and attention are the best imaginable.  Absolutely no reason to go anywhere else!!  Dr. Rensch was MY ortho 30+years ago and now my kids go to Dr. Joe.  Impeccable service and care never go out of style!!!

(August, 2017)
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2017-09-07T09:42:57-07:00
Check out this review posted on our Facebook page: “The service and attention are the best imaginable.  Absolutely no reason to go anywhere else!!  Dr. Rensch was MY ortho 30+years ago and now my kids go to Dr. Joe.  Impeccable service and care never go out of style!!! (August, 2017)

Mary H.

“We love Dr. Joe and his staff — honest, kind, efficient, and even my teenager didn’t mind going to his appointments! Thank you — the past two years of being a patient of Dr. Joe has been a pleasure!”
2014-03-19T21:26:38-07:00
“We love Dr. Joe and his staff — honest, kind, efficient, and even my teenager didn’t mind going to his appointments! Thank you — the past two years of being a patient of Dr. Joe has been a pleasure!”

Peter H.

“How many people can say that going to the orthodontist is fun? I can! You walk in and immediately notice the relaxed, fun, efficient environment where you know Dr. Joe and his fantastic staff will have you in and out before your Mom can even read People magazine!”
2014-03-19T21:29:56-07:00
“How many people can say that going to the orthodontist is fun? I can! You walk in and immediately notice the relaxed, fun, efficient environment where you know Dr. Joe and his fantastic staff will have you in and out before your Mom can even read People magazine!”

Noah

 

"Dr. Joe and his entire staff are top of the line.  This place is clean, they explain what they’re doing and why, and the results are amazing.  Dr. Joe and team not only straightened my teeth, but fixed my bite.  Chewing food is awesome now and so easy to keep my teeth clean!"
2018-04-16T11:28:28-07:00
  "Dr. Joe and his entire staff are top of the line.  This place is clean, they explain what they’re doing and why, and the results are amazing.  Dr. Joe and team not only straightened my teeth, but fixed my bite.  Chewing food is awesome now and so easy to keep my teeth clean!"

Soloman & Gabbie

“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”
2014-03-19T21:27:24-07:00
“Dr. Joe makes getting braces fun!”

BCS Foundation

“Dr. Joe has been a longtime, loyal supporter of the Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s Auction. His continuous donations illustrate his commitment to children and families in the community.”
2014-03-19T21:27:41-07:00
“Dr. Joe has been a longtime, loyal supporter of the Beverly Cleary School Foundation’s Auction. His continuous donations illustrate his commitment to children and families in the community.”

Hazel

“Dr. Joe and his team are the best, most interesting and fun group of people. I love coming here, not only to fix my teeth, but also to interact with his amazing staff. Thank you for being so great to me these past four years!”
2014-03-19T21:30:23-07:00
“Dr. Joe and his team are the best, most interesting and fun group of people. I love coming here, not only to fix my teeth, but also to interact with his amazing staff. Thank you for being so great to me these past four years!”

Jill C.

"Thanks Dr Joe and crew for taking such amazing care of my three kids over the years! We have had a fantastic experience each and every appointment. Dr. Joe combines his excellent skills with a great team and office experience. He and the team identified each of my kid's different needs and personalities. They then met each one where they were at, worked with them every visit to help them succeed, and they all have fantastic smiles and great memories! Thank you!!"
2014-03-19T21:30:10-07:00
"Thanks Dr Joe and crew for taking such amazing care of my three kids over the years! We have had a fantastic experience each and every appointment. Dr. Joe combines his excellent skills with a great team and office experience. He and the team identified each of my kid's different needs and personalities. They then met each one where they were at, worked with them every visit to help them succeed, and they all have fantastic smiles and great memories! Thank you!!"
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