Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We are a local family owned business, and are excited you are here. Please take a minute to get to know us, and let us know what we can do to help you!

Dr. Phillip Cronin

Dr. Cronin was born in Portland, OR and grew up in Vancouver, WA. He attended BYU-I For his undergrad and majored in Business. While he was studying he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. The experience that led Dr. Cronin to dentistry was painful and expensive! New to living on his own, he experienced a dental emergency and was impressed by the care he received at the hands of his dentist. So inspired, he attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, WA with a goal to one day provide comfortable and affordable dentistry to others. OrthoDirect accomplishes those goals.

Dr. Cronin has worked hard to provide quality and affordable care to patients. He believes that if patients are happy with their smile they are more likely to take care of their teeth and will have better long term oral health. Dr. Cronin loves spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors when possible. He has been married to his wife, Summer, for 10 years and has been blessed with 3 crazy boys ages 8, 5 and 2. 


Natalie is our Director of Operations. You probably won’t see her at one of our offices, but she will be working hard behind the scenes to make sure you get the care you deserve. She is the first one to have completed treatment with OrthoDirect (before we knew it would be called OrthoDirect!) and is forever grateful for her new smile. Subsequently, she is on a lot of our marketing and aspires to someday have someone else be the face of OrthoDirect.

She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and her 4 young children. She loves to travel, eat good food, and spend time with her family. She has a passion for real estate and home design, currently living in her 5th fixer upper. 


Libby is our Dental Assistant for our Vancouver location. Libby has worked as an orthodontic dental assistant for 6 years. She loves seeing a smile evolve and become something her and her patients are proud of. 

Libby is originally from Central Oregon and has been living in Vancouver for the past 7 years. Libby is also a talented artist and does freelance graphic design in her free time. She also enjoys creating digital art, baking and making music.



Chantel is our Dental Assistant for our Hillsboro location. Chantel has been a dental assistant for over 20 years and is extremely knowledgable. She is easy to talk to and is great at building relationships with her patients. She is personally invested in making sure you are happy with the process of straightening your teeth from start to finish.

Chantel and and her husband have twin teenage daughters. Weekends for their family often involve softball games, tournaments and a lot of cheering.  


Tina is our office manager. She is the friendly voice that greets you when you call, and sends you those ever so important appointment reminders. Tina also handles all of our insurance claims and helps make sure that if your have orthodontics coverage, that we get you squared away.

Tina is the mother of 5 children, and has 17 grandchildren! She spends most of her free time with family and traveling to be with her kids and grandkids. She also spends a lot of her time volunteering in her church and serving others.