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500 SE Douglas Ave   | Roseburg, OR 97470 (541) 672-5721

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Our Staff

Meet our Scheduling Coordinator…


LaRae is the one you’re likely to talk to when you call Current Orthodontics to make an appointment and who will greet you warmly when you come into our office. She is an Oregon native who grew up in the sunny town of Pismo Beach, California. LaRae has been married to her high school sweetheart for 14 years! They have 3 children, 2 cats and 2 dogs. LaRae recently received her Associates Degree from UCC and will be attending the Nursing program this fall. When she isn’t manning our front desk, she can be found singing, camping, cooking, or hiking. She loves to talk travel, especially her favorite place, Disneyland! She is happy to carry on full conversations in nothing but movie quotes and song lyrics but most of all she really enjoys keeping up on our amazing patient’s lives and telling corny jokes to get a laugh. LaRae is passionate about making sure that everyone who comes through our doors feels welcome and has a positive experience!

Meet our Financial Coordinator…


Alyssa handles the financial goings-on of our busy practice. Born and raised in Southern California, Alyssa Loves the Ocean. She has a very large Dutch/Asian family, spread out across the globe which allows her the opportunity to travel. She loves her job because she enjoys working with numbers but even more she loves getting to know the remarkable people who come to our office. When Alyssa isn’t crunching numbers, she enjoys time spent with her husband and 2 brothers. She loves cooking, music, and binge-watching movies/TV series. She has a genuine obsession with cats! Alyssa is constantly driven to learn new things and strives to be the best person she can be. “The world is full of endless possibilities and I can’t wait to do it all!”

Meet our Treatment Coordinator…


Rachel provides patients with information about different treatments to help them choose the best options for themselves or their family members. She has been a part of the amazing team here at Current Orthodontics since 2013. Her goal is to make sure that everyone has a positive experience from their first visit, all the way to treatment completion. She likes to have fun with her patients, so you may see her goofily singing her favorite songs in the clinic, or giving a hug in the lobby. Wherever it may be, you will find her enjoying every minute of her job! “I can honestly say that I am excited to get to work every day to make someone’s day brighter” When she is not “talking Ortho”, she is spending time with her amazing husband and 3-year-old Daughter. She enjoys camping, going on adventures, hiking and watching her daughter dance ballet. She has a special love for her 3 pooches too! Rachel is our resident prankster, so keep an eye, and ear out, or she may pull a fast one on you!

Meet Our Clinical Supervisor…


Stacy helps Dr. Petersen by getting patients ready, cleaning braces, taking x-rays, making molds, and assisting during procedures. She was born and raised in Northeast Washington and moved here in 2005. Shortly after, she met and married her husband. They have a beautiful daughter, who loves gymnastics and dancing. They recently started a new exciting journey: becoming foster parents to a sweet little boy who enjoys sports and BMX racing. Stacy has been a clinical assistant since 2009 and going strong. She chose orthodontics because she loves building personal relationships with each patient and really enjoys being a part of patients achieving the smile they have always dreamed of. When Stacy isn’t in the office, she can often be found, camping, riding 4-wheelers with her family, playing volleyball or softball, or watching her kiddos enjoy their activities. Stacy likes to get all dolled up and fancy but don’t let that fool you she is also pretty good and getting a little muddy from time to time.

Meet Our Assistant…


Courtney loves to educate patients on proper oral hygiene in order to help them maintain a clean and healthy mouth. She is currently taking coursework to become a fully licensed dental hygienist. Courtney is an Oregon girl, born and raised and she has lived in Roseburg since 2014. Courtney did not always feel that she had the prettiest smile and had braces very young. Her new smile gave her the confidence she needed to smile more often. Now she wants to do the same for others, which is why she loves working in orthodontics. Courtney is not married yet but has the most wonderful boyfriend, also she doesn’t have any children but she enjoys her spoiling her animals; a black lab mix named Moose and a horse named Hemi. When Courtney is not at work helping Dr. Petersen perfect smiles, she is probably doing homework, hunting, camping, hiking, bucking hay or just doing something outdoors!

Meet Our Assistant…


Demi assists Dr. Petersen by taking x-rays doing impressions and adjusting braces. She came to us after previously having worked as a dental assistant for two years. During her schooling, she shadowed at our practice and decided the Current Orthodontics team was the right place for her. Demi was born and raised in Oregon. She is very excited be an orthodontic assistant and loves all the new things she is learning. Demi chose to work in the dental field because she likes to help others and make a difference in their lives. When Demi isn’t here she is working at her 2nd job as a barista for Dutch Bros. So, don’t be surprised if you pull up for your caffeine fix one day and are greeted by her smiling face. Demi enjoys Camping, hiking, fishing and basically anything outdoors. She has an amazing family, friends and a cat that she loves to spend time with. Demi might seem a little meek and shy at first but don’t let her fool you she loves to be silly!

Meet Our Practice Coordinator…


Dana is the person in charge of all the administrative details to keep our office running smoothly, but her favorite responsibility is helping patients feel more confident and happy about their smiles. After more than a decade working in the orthodontic field, she joined our team and is very excited to work with such a positive, fun office. If you are new to our office, it is her pleasure to introduce you to our amazing orthodontic family! Roseburg is her home town and also where she met her husband of 26 years. She has 3 children and a grandchild. Dana has 2 dogs, who now get all her attention since she is an empty nester. In her spare time, she enjoys family dinners with her children but her favorite past time is relaxing on the river in the sunshine! She enjoys paddle boarding, canoeing and wakeboarding. Dana enjoys singing but claims that she can’t carry a tune in a bucket so if you hear her singing off key, join her! She can honestly say that she enjoys coming to work every day because orthodontics is her passion!