About Us

Elevated Orthodontics Team

Meet Dr. Anika Rodgers

After Dr. Rodgers graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, she studied dentistry at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (formerly Baylor College of Dentistry) in Dallas, TX where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree along with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rodgers earned a Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where she was elected as Chief Resident, received multiple academic awards, and was later inducted into the dental honor society. After her residency, Dr. Rodgers gained Board Certification in Orthodontics and became a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

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Quality Care Comes from Training and Experience

After completing a craniofacial fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Dr. Rodgers helped to treat patients born with facial abnormalities including cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, Crouzon Syndrome, Pierre Robin, and other conditions as a member of the cleft and craniofacial team.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Rodgers strives to meet and exceed the standards of her profession and is an active member of these professional organizations:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • Teaching Orthodontics

In addition to starting her own practice, Dr. Rodgers was a faculty member at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston, where she taught orthodontic residents. As a lifelong learner, she stays at the forefront of orthodontics research by continuing education courses while being an active member of the dental/orthodontic community.

Outside the Office

Dr. Rodgers was born in Brighton, England, and lived there until she was 16 years old. She and her husband, Tyler, are blessed with two boys, Noah and Liam, and 2 Siberian Husky fur-babies, Rocket and Remi. Dr. Rodgers is very excited to be serving her adopted community in the Reno/Sparks area.

When she’s not creating beautiful smiles, you can find Dr. Rodgers spending time with her family while exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, and traveling. As car enthusiasts, she and her husband also enjoy auto racing and car events.

Dr. Anika Rodgers Family

Meet the Team

Jennifer Little Operations Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Jen joined our team with 7 years of experience in the field of dentistry and orthodontics and loves making lasting relationships with both team members and patients. Her smile, sense of humor, and warm spirit will make you feel right at home, and she takes pride in her ability to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience at Elevated Orthodontics

Fun Fact: Aside from being born and raised in Alaska, Jen also lived in Italy and Northern Virginia before moving to the Reno/Sparks area. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and most of all her son, Jack, and Mastiff/Staffordshire Terrier mix Banner.

Leslie Matias Orthodontic Assistant

Leslie graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College with an associate’s degree in Applied Sciences with a specialty in Dental Assisting. She is originally from Chicago but relocated to Reno when she was very young so considers herself a Reno native.

Leslie has a very friendly personality and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She loves to travel (especially to warm tropical places) and enjoys spending time with her family as well as doing her nails and makeup.

Joanna Alcantara Orthodontic Assistant

Joanna is originally from Dayton, NV, and moved to Reno 2 years ago. She has already received her certification in dental assisting and is currently attending Truckee Meadows Community College to obtain her Associate’s Degree in applied sciences in dental assisting.

When she’s not with patients, Joanna enjoys spending time with her family and working out at the gym. When you come to the office, ask her about her very cute Cane Corso named Togo!

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At Elevated Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in making a real difference in our patients’ lives when it comes to their confidence, comfort, and overall oral health. We are now serving patients at our new Reno clinic, and to see how we can make a difference in your life too, call today or click below to schedule your first appointment!