Angela V. Ross, DMD
“Orthodontics is the best profession out there, hands down! Where else can you contribute so much to people’s lives? It is so rewarding to see the confidence in my patients when they first see their new smile!
“After opening my orthodontic practice over 25 years ago, I am still excited to come to work every day. My profession is a combination of biomechanics and art. The result is the unique ability to create beautiful smiles and improve self-esteem for patients of any age. I appreciate that my patients genuinely feel that the quality of their lives has been improved, both physically and emotionally, after going through orthodontic treatment. I think it is important to help those in need, and I enjoy donating my time and energy to our wonderful community.”
Board-Certified: American Board of Orthodontics
Specialty Residency: Orthodontics, Boston University
DMD: Boston University
Orthodontics is an ever-changing field with new techniques, new approaches, and new materials. Dr. Ross continues her education by taking classes in conventional braces and Invisalign. She recently completed a full day course on laser applications for the orthodontist. She has also taken specialty courses on temporary anchorage devices (TADS), which she uses in her practice. She spent three days at the National Invisalign Summit reviewing new techniques and advances, especially for the Elite Invisalign® Provider. Family Orthodontics is proud to be one of only a few Elite Invisalign® Providers of in the state of Minnesota!
Dr. Ross is originally from Summit, NJ, but has called Wayzata, MN her home since 1986. She and her husband have three children and a golden retriever. When Dr. Ross is not in the office, you can find her skiing, snowboarding, biking, running and traveling. Most of all, Dr. Ross enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys philanthropy. She donates her time at the Breck School as an orthodontic mentor for undergraduate dental students, and she’s a hospice volunteer.
Rosemary Lelich, BA, DMD, MS
Continuing Education and Experience
Dr. Rosemary Lelich is always working to expand her orthodontic knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest research and technology. She is certified in Invisalign and is experienced in placing Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) and using 3D Cone Beam Technology. She attends several orthodontic meetings annually and completes more than the required amount of continuing education to maintain her license. Dr. Lelich is currently serving on the board of the Minnesota Association of Orthodontics. She also volunteers as an adjunct faculty member at the University of MN to lead a research and exchange program with the University of Valencia, Spain. Dr. Lelich completed her Master of Science degree at the University of Minnesota with her thesis in bone biology. She is an active member of multiple peer study groups and feels lucky to be in the wonderful profession of orthodontics!
Dr. Rosemary Lelich is a proud Minnesotan. Originally from Plymouth, she attended Breck School for 11 years and then moved to Philadelphia to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate degree, she lived in Washington, D.C. where she worked for a non-profit organization before returning to UPenn to earn her DMD at the School of Dental Medicine. She completed her training as a specialist in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lelich is passionate about travel and forming international connections. She has participated in dental exchange programs in Colombia, Taiwan, and Spain. She is also involved in her local community through volunteer work and enjoys yoga, theater and spending time with her family.
Christine, Licensed Dental Assistant
“I am an orthodontic dental assistant, and help perform chair-side orthodontic procedures such as clear braces, Invisalign, clear aligners, retainers and patient education. I’ve been a licensed dental assistant for more than twenty years, and I’ve been working with Dr. Ross since 2000. I love to make people smile! My favorite part of my job is seeing the results and changing smiles. I also like to educate our patients and their parents, to help give them an understanding of what we are doing. In my free time, I enjoy being with my two kids, working in my yard, working out, shopping, and entertaining at my home.”
Julie, Office Administrator
“I work at the front desk answering phones, making appointments, and helping patients. I have worked with Dr. Ross at Family Orthodontics since 2006, and I love it here! My favorite part of my job is interacting with our patients and their families. All of our patients are special to me and I enjoy getting to know them on a personal basis. My husband and I have four children and a dog. Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to Mexico.”
Shelli, Office Manager
“As the office manager, I’m in charge of financial contracts, helping patients with their dental insurance, and scheduling appointments. I’m proud to say I’ve been working with Dr. Ross at Family Orthodontics since 1997 and I love being a part of such a great team! Our doctors truly care about our patients, and always treat them like part of the family. In my spare time, I like to work out and spend time with my husband and our two kids.”
Ariana, Licensed Dental Assistant
“I began my orthodontic career here in May of 2013 and have loved every minute it! There is nothing more rewarding than giving people the smiles they have always wanted! I currently live in the southwest suburbs and I'm not sure I could ever leave! On my free time, I enjoy working out and any outdoor activities, especially in the winter. You might notice I LOVE Christmas, my cat, and keeping up on celebrity gossip! I cannot wait to meet you!”
Lisa, Licensed Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator
“I am a licensed dental assistant and Dr. Ross’ treatment coordinator. I have been in the dental field for many years and I still love it. I grew up in Indiana but have called Minnesota home for some time now. I am a constant researcher of new technologies and innovations and like to see how I can implement them in the orthodontic arena. When you come to the office and hear someone whistling or singing, you can assume it’s probably me!”
Caitlin, Orthodontic Assistant
“I started at Family Orthodontics in September, 2015! The staff has been great and meeting our patients, both young and old, has been very rewarding and fun. I graduated college in 2013 and have been working in orthodontics for three years. It’s definitely my favorite dental specialty, no doubt about it. For fun, I like to go watch and cheer on the Minnesota Wild hockey team!!”
Carly, Office Administrator
As the newest member of the Family Orthodontics team, I have loved getting to know all the patients and their families. I started in 2017, working at the front desk answering phones, scheduling appointments, and doing whatever I can to help patients. I came to Dr. Ross for my braces many years ago, so it's exciting to be on the other side of the desk getting to see people transform their smiles. As a full-time business student, I don't have much free time, but when I do I enjoy going to my Cabin and spending time with friends and family.
When you want exceptional orthodontic treatment from an exceptional team, call Family Orthodontics at (952) 922-7117 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Dr. Ross and her team welcome patients from Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Edina, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and neighboring communities.