A care-focused practice, Kanata Orthodontics provides the highest standard of orthodontic and dento-facial orthopedics to children, teens, and adults in Ottawa, Kanata, and surrounding areas. Dr. Mark Luden and his team of professionals practice a “Face Focused” approach that is concentrated on integrating orthodontics with general health to maximize each patient’s overall well-being.
Patients can expect great service and gentle treatment in a warm and inviting environment that is sensitive to the needs of each patient. Our team is committed to getting to know each patient personally in order to provide them with a comfortable and relaxing experience.
Dr. Luden and the Kanata Orthodontics team provide high quality services that include early intervention and treatment, braces, Invisalign®, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics for adults and children. With their “Face Focused” approach, understanding and treating the cause of the problem is just as important as straightening the teeth.
Meet Dr. Mark Luden
Dr. Mark Luden, a graduate of both McGill University (Montreal, QC) and Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) has been practicing orthodontics dentofacial orthopedics since 1993 opening the doors of Kanata Orthodontics in 1998. Dr. Luden’s highest priority is the health and satisfaction of his patients. He and his team work to make each patient feel at home when they come to Kanata Orthodontics, in fact, his entire practice is patient-focused, making your health his highest priority!
Dr. Luden’s practice maintains a “Face-Focused” approach that concentrates on each patient’s overall wellbeing, to optimize health and cosmetic treatments.
By regularly participating in continuing education, Dr. Luden remains up to date on the latest technologies, orthodontic techniques and patient comfort options.
Meet the Kanata Orthodontics Team
Dr. Mark Luden is an orthodontist with more than 21 years of experience providing his patients – and their families – with the highest quality of orthodontics and dental-facial orthopaedics. Dr. Luden specializes in a face-focused approach that results in a thoughtful and cohesive treatment plan that includes a holistic approach and well-balanced, effective results.
My name is Alpa and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Kanata Orthodontics. I have been fortunate to practice in the field of Orthodontics since I graduated from Algonquin College in 2008. I am excited to be a part of Dr. Luden’s team dedicated to creating healthy smiles. Outside the office, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Barb, also know as the “lab lady”. I joined the team in 2005. I have held other positions in our office but currently operate the lab and am loving it! Aside from processing patient records, my responsibilities include pouring impressions, lab prescriptions and making in-house retainers. It is a privilege and a pleasure to work each day with Dr. Luden and our team who have become very much like family. In my personal time I like to run and hike. I enjoy my family and have a new found love of travel.
Hi my name is Brenda and I work along side Dr. Luden and our hygienists. I graduated from Dental Assisting here in Ottawa and worked in general dentistry until my chosen career path of orthodontics. Having had orthodontic work done myself as a teenager, I know the impact it had on my life and it’s for that reason I entered the dental field and am happy I can do the same for other people. I am a small town girl, married with two sons. My husband and I love to travel, I love to cook and spend time with family and friends.
My name is Courtney I have been working for Dr. Luden since 2009 shortly after graduating from Algonquin College, mostly working at the Arnprior location. I grew up near Bon Echo Provincial Park and have been living in Ottawa for 10 years. In my spare time she enjoys being outside and staying active.
My name is Erin. I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Algonquin College in 2004. I have worked with Dr. Luden since 2009.
My name is Erin M. I am a registered dental hygienist at Kanata Orthodontics. I graduated from Cambrian College in Sudbury in 2012 and I started working soon after with Dr. Luden. Everyday is a new learning experience and it is incredibly rewarding to see the gratitude and smiles on patients faces once treatment is completed. I hope to have many more enjoyable years working alongside Dr. Luden and our staff.
My name is Heather. I have been a dental professional since 1991. I started as a Dental Assistant and later returned to Algonquin College in 1996 to advance my career studying Dental Hygiene. I joined Dr. Luden’s Orthodontic team in 2000 as a Dental Hygienist. I love orthodontics because I enjoy watching the life-changing transformation that can occur with our patients and building a relationship with each of them. It is rewarding to see a patient’s boost in self-confidence and knowing that our team helped make that happen. I live in Arnprior with my husband and our five children where we enjoy outdoor activities as a family. We enjoy small town life and the sense of community that comes with it.
My name is Jen and I am a receptionist at Kanata Orthodontics! I graduated from the Office Administration course in 2004 at Algonquin College. I have worked for Dr. Luden for 7 years and love what I do! I enjoy the team I work with and I also enjoy caring for our patients and accommodating their scheduling needs the best I can.
My name is Karissa. I graduated from dental assisting in 1998 and have worked as Dr. Luden’s treatment coordinator since 2010. I love working in the orthodontic field with our great team here at Kanata Orthodontics! I enjoy helping patients and making them feel comfortable in our office.
My name is Kelly. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Kanata Orthodontics. I graduated from Algonquin College Dental Hygiene program in 2004 and I was immediately drawn to the speciality of orthodontics. I have worked with Dr. Luden ever since! I am happy to be part of the Kanata Orthodontics team creating healthy smiles and seeing the confidence that goes with!
Hi! My name is Keri, I am the Finance Coordinator for Kanata Orthodontics. Since I began working with the team in 2010, I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my job, but my favourite part has been building relationships with our patients. My experience in the health care industry prior to joining Kanata Orthodontics has given me a greater appreciation for the ongoing family concerns we all face striving to live a healthier life. When you come in for your appointment, you can find me at the front desk handling all your finance inquiries, scheduling, and greeting patients. In my spare time, I love spending time outdoors and enjoying quality time with friends and family.
Hi, my name is Rebecca. I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1996 and have experience working in general dentistry and public health, in addition to orthodontic specialty. I enjoy forming positive relationships with clients and parents alike, and love the connection that regular office visits help to create! I have two teenaged daughters and in my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time on the St. Lawrence River with family and friends.