Drs. Simon | Haerian | Ludwig Orthodontics

Ortho, dentistry, and artistry come together to form your perfect smile

André Haerian, DDS, MS, FRCDc, PhD.,|Jennifer R. Ludwig, DDS, MS,|Eugene S. Simon, DDS, MS

Sylvania
6407 Monroe Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

(419)-882-1017

Lambertville
7928 Secor Road
Lambertville, MI 48144

(734)-854-6221

Maumee
4359 Keystone Drive, Suite 200
Maumee, OH 43537

(419)-887-1247

Meet the Staff

Teamwork is what makes our vision of an outstanding orthodontic practice a reality. Although each team member brings his or her own specialized skill into the mix, everyone knows exactly how to blend abilities to create a positive atmosphere as we work together to achieve great results for our patients. You can learn more about the individual personalities who make up our team by checking out their biographies.

 

Sue Frye
Scheduling Coordinator
Joined the team in 1995

Sue assists patients by answering their questions and scheduling their appointments both on the phone and from her seat at the front desk in Sylvania and Lambertville. She's proud to work for doctors who do everything first class, and enjoys seeing patients' smiling faces after they get their braces off. She loves orthodontics because it is very gratifying to help people achieve a perfect smile. Sue and her husband, Larry, live in Blissfield, Michigan. They have two grown children, Andre and Lana. For fun, Sue loves to golf in warm weather and knit, quilt, and bake when it’s chilly.

 

Leslie Anderson
Scheduling Coordinator
Joined the team in 2011

Leslie has been active in the dental field since 2003, and she also has experience in clinical assisting. Her favorite part of being at the front desk is interacting with patients and parents and making them happy -- which sometimes can be the most challenging part of her job! Working with doctors who are always up on the newest trends in orthodontics and who enjoy helping their team understand and implement them is something she appreciates. (The one thing her coworkers appreciate about Leslie is her amazing ability to retrieve stored data, not just from Orthotrac, but from her photographic memory!) Having a great memory comes in handy when keeping spouse, Will, and children Dylan, Elyza, and Ethan all on schedule, too. When not busy at work or taking care of her family, Leslie likes to read, shop, and make jewelry.

 

Deana Butler
Marketing Director/Treatment Coordinator
Joined the team in 1989

Deana handles all aspects of our marketing including our website, the Hub, promotional materials, t-shirts, brochures, and contests. She excels at portraying Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig in living color! She has been on board the longest of any staff member, so shining the spotlight on our offices and doctors just comes naturally. Interacting with patients and doctors keeps her charged up when she steps in as Treatment Coordinator. Seeing how well the doctors and staff come together to form a successful team is just one of the things she appreciates about her job. Deana is a Texas native who moved to Ohio in 1974. She lives with her husband, Carl, and two sons, Tyler and Logan. Fall, winter, and spring activities include reading, Scouting and cheering on her boys at all of their activities. In the summer, she enjoys swimming, gardening and relaxing on board Shaken Not Stirred at her homeport of BVYC.

 

April Sawdey
Treatment Coordinator
Joined the team in 1997

April has been in the field of orthodontics since 1990. Although she is our treatment coordinator, she is able to step easily into any position from the front desk to clinical assisting or even the lab. She especially enjoys conducting new patient exams, consultations, and follow-ups. April truly loves the field of orthodontics and says she could never see herself doing anything else. She especially appreciates the honesty and integrity of the practice, pointing out that the doctors care about delivering the best in treatment and service to their patients and parents. April is originally from Monroe, MI but now makes her home in Holland, OH with her husband, Randy. Grown daughters, Brittney and Lauren, still love to get together with mom and dad for traveling and all outdoor activities, but April's greatest joy is being a new grandma.

 

Kathi Frankowski
Registered Dental Hygienist-Treatment Coordinator
Joined the team in 1995

Kathi entered the field of orthodontics in 1980. The one thing she has found that never changes is the fact it is never boring! She feels there is always something new and exciting in the world of braces. Being in a high-tech practice with a fun team just adds to the total experience for her. Because she makes the initial connection with new patients on their first visit, she enjoys the satisfaction of seeing their perfect smiles when they are finished with treatment. Kathi enjoys reading, exercising, gardening, and wine tasting. She lives with her husband, Cliff, in Sylvania, Ohio and is the mother of two children and proud grandmother of two adorable grandsons.

 

Terrie Henman
Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2007

Children Ali, Issac, and Avery keep Terrie and her husband, Chad very busy.  Introducing new patients to our office and assessing their individual needs is something she really enjoys. It’s easy for her to make them feel comfortable because of the pleasant environment and fun, friendly people that she works with. When she has any free time, she loves to tackle do-it-yourself crafts and the office always appreciates it when she turns her highly skilled hands to baking for us!

 

Judy Galliers
Financial Administrator
Joined the team in 1993

Working alongside friendly co-workers creates a perfect working environment for Judy, as she helps create a financial plan to meet each patient’s individual need. Judy and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two daughters and grandparents to five adored grandchildren ranging in ages from infant to teen. Her favorite quiet time activities include volunteering at her church, reading, and scrap-booking. She enjoys walking and bicycling to keep fit, playing with the grandkids and spending time at the cottage in Indiana water skiing keep her young!

 

Amy Shoppman
Financial Administrator
Joined the team in 2004

Computing creative financial options to make orthodontic treatment easy for our patients is Amy’s specialty. She also takes care of all the “in’s and out’s” of insurance processing for patients. As the friendly face behind the front desk at our Maumee office, she enjoys seeing smiles transform visit by visit. She and her husband, Cliff, keep busy during the school year with children Joel, Devon, Jaiden and Riley, attending karate practice and tournaments. A pink fish, appropriately named Princess, and Zippy, the Pygmy frog, are on hand to round out their family unit. Summers are spent at the family cottage in Indiana where water skiing and wake boarding take center stage. When not engaged with family, Amy manages to find time to exercise and is also an avid reader.

 

Wendy DeBord
Public Relations Coordinator
Joined the team in 1995

Wendy makes sure communication between our practice and the general dentists in our area is constantly flowing. Keeping the lines of communication open between patients, parents, and staff is also her top priority. Sitting down with patients after treatment is finished and looking at before and after pictures with them is one of the most rewarding aspects of her job. Wendy also enjoys coming up with the right words for the perfect images Deana creates for contests and print ads. She loves working with a team of doctors who are highly skilled and personable. Having exceptional staff members that she considers good friends is an added bonus. Wendy is a Certified Reiki Master who also enjoys reading, writing, walking, and especially talking! She has three married children and is the “G’ma” to six grandchildren.

 

Joyce Neumann
Diagnostic Records Technician/Ordering Coordinator
Joined the team in 1994

Joyce works as an assistant and also does all the clinical ordering for the offices. She's been active in the orthodontic industry since 1969 and uses her experience and expertise to help create beautiful smiles for her patients. Working with her hands and making orthodontics a positive experience for everyone is important to Joyce. She's glad to be working with a team that's always changing and keeping up with the most advanced techniques. Joyce is very crafty, and enjoys knitting, crocheting, gardening, computer games, and scrap-booking. She has a wonderful husband, two great sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, two beautiful granddaughters and three handsome grandsons.

 

Jennifer Cairo
Clinic Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2002

Jennie had a decade worth of experience in the field of dentistry before turning her talented hand to orthodontics. After years of experience at our office, she became our “Traffic Controller” and keeps the clinic running smoothly and efficiently. Directing traffic is just part of what she does as she also makes sure each office is ready to rock and roll at the start of each day. Her husband, Brian, and their daughters, Hannah and Keelie, enjoy family camping and baseball games. They also enjoy the just-for-fun races that they hold each summer at their personal go-kart track!

 

Alicia Czarnik
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2005

Alicia has worked in the dental field since 1998 and transitioned to orthodontics in 2005. Alicia enjoys being a member of our team and part of such a wonderful “orthodontic family.” Working with patients is Alicia's favorite thing about orthodontics. She loves getting to know each patient and the families who come to our practice, often building lasting friendships. A native of Petersburg, Michigan, she currently resides in Temperance, Michigan with her husband, Scott, and kids Elyse and Braylon. In her spare time, Alicia loves boating, scrap-booking, and spending time with family.

 

Andrea Sumner
Registered Dental Hygienist, EFDA, Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 1999

Andrea has been in the orthodontic field since 1996 and uses her years of experience to assist the doctors and handle patient care. Andrea likes the surprise that comes with each new day in the orthodontic office. It's always fun and never routine. The people are diverse, and the team is very easy to work with. She is very proud to be working for the best orthodontists in town! Andrea lives with her husband, Steve, and daughters Madelyn and Megan in Toledo, Ohio. When not working, she has fun reading, working out, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves to run and has been ramping up her fitness level by running half-marathons!

 

Lashonda Jones Boyd
Registered Dental Hygienist, Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2002

Lashonda handles all aspects of patient care from seating appliances and braces for patients to changing their wires. She enjoys working with her fellow team members and doctors in a warm, friendly setting. She excels at interacting with patients and explaining each aspect of patient care in an easy to understand format. Lashonda lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband and two children. While she has a passion for shopping and also enjoys swimming, she truly values spending time with family..

 

Heather Jones
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2009

Heather has been in the orthodontic field since 2002. She is happy to utilize her years of experience in an office where the doctors are so thorough, do exceptional work, and have such sparkling personalities! She is a very organized person which makes her a perfect fit for our office. Heather loves talking with patients while working with them and hearing what’s going on in their lives. Heather lives with her daughter, Kylee, and enjoys going to hockey and football games in her time off.

 

Sarah Itoney
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2007

Sarah has been in the field of orthodontics since 1996 and loves how the high tech side of the office is balanced with fun and productivity. She takes pride in being a part of such a patient-friendly office and feels very blessed to be among the “best of the best!” Although she originates from Point Place, Ohio, Sarah and her husband, Matt, have made Lambertville, MI their home. Son, Dylan, and daughter, Audrey, plus their crazy dog, Woody, make for a well-rounded family. Boating is Sarah’s favorite summer pastime, while spending time with family and friends is always a year round activity.

 

Sarah Bernard, RDH, EFDA
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2005

Learning new things and having a great time working with the talented team and friendly patients is something Sarah looks forward to each day at the office. Seeing the superb end results of a patient’s treatment gives her great appreciation for our doctors’ skill. Her two young sons, Landon and Jackson, keep her and her husband, Brent, busy and highly entertained. However, she still enjoys squeezing in an occasional outing with friends.

 

 

Dawn Buckzkowski, CDA, EFDA
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2004

One of the things our patients can always count on is Dawn greeting them with a big, friendly smile! She enjoys working with patients and keeping them motivated to achieve their orthodontic goal of a great smile. Dawn stays fit by going to spinning classes and gets her share of cheerleading at home as she and her husband, Mike, cheer on their four sons, Austin, Corey, Evan and Joshua on the baseball diamond and football field.

 

 

Anja Payne
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2010

Anja attended the Professional School of Dental Assisting in her native Germany in 1994. She began specializing in the field of orthodontics in 2001, when she made her new home in Monroe, Michigan with her husband, Paul. Her favorite and most challenging procedure in the office is working with our Incognito™ (lingual braces) patients. Her two young, tow-headed daughters, Hailey and McKenna, keep her on the run when she’s not actually out on a run! Training for 5K races and half-marathons is Anja’s way of setting goals for herself while keeping fit.

 

 

Christina Martin
Orthodontic Assistant
Joined the team in 2013

Christina has been in the Orthodontic field full time for almost 14 years. In the summertime she enjoys walking the park, swimming and pretty much anything that involves basking in the sun. When the snow hits the ground she enjoys skiing. She and her husband like to travel to Mexico and ATV on the beaches and Yelp! their way to the coolest restaurants. Between balancing work, her family, and recreation, Christina tries to be active in volunteering in the community. She has a contagious laugh that puts people at ease, so feel free to tell her your favorite jokes!

 

 

Staci Leupp
Clinical Assistant
Joined the team in 2009

Staci was with our team for quite a few years before moving to the Akron area in 2005 where she continued working in the orthodontic field. When she came back to the Toledo area, we were happy to welcome her back on staff as an integral part of the clinic. She thrives on the detailed, precise work that is involved in clinical assisting and enjoys seeing all the positive changes our patients experience as they go through treatment. Staci loves learning and all forms of healing. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Reiki Master.

 

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Clinical Assistant
Joined the team in 2013

Valerie is from Seville, Ohio, and her favorite thing about the office is how all of the employees make her feel like she is a part of a huge family! When Valerie isn't helping our patients achieve their incredible smiles, you can often find her outdoors. She loves camping, traveling, exploring new areas, cooking, scrapbooking, and hanging out with her family and friends!

 

 

 

Jennifer Yager
Office Manager
Joined the team in 2011

Jennifer oversees the daily operations at all our offices and manages to keep our dynamic doctors and talented staff members running full speed ahead. Having managerial experience in retail, restaurant, and banking prepared her to assume the role of office manager for one of the busiest orthodontic practices in the area.  Her experience as head cheerleader in high school serves her well as she keeps our entire staff informed, motivated, and in perfect alignment. Jennifer’s husband, Jay, and children Tyler and Sara, were cheering mom on recently when she ran her first 5K race. It is also mandatory in the Yager household to cheer loud and long for Notre Dame!

 

Tammy VanHove
Sterilization Assistant
Joined the team in 2012

Tammy specializes in keeping all our instruments sterile, helping out assistants by taking and processing X-rays, and also making invisible retainers for patients. She has been in the field of orthodontics since 2005 and is happy to be working in a state-of-the-art facility with knowledgeable doctors and friendly coworkers. Tammy is a lifelong native of Riga, Michigan and enjoys spending time with her three children and four grandchildren. Going for walks, playing Bunco, and gardening and canning keep her busy in her spare time.

 

Harry (Buck) Neumann
Certified Dental Technician
Joined the team in 1996

Buck manages our in house laboratory. He enjoys orthodontics because he likes seeing the end results and is especially proud to be part of this talented and intelligent team. His favorite thing about working here is being around all the lovely ladies in the office! Buck has two sons, a daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and three grandsons. He lives in the country with his wife and spends his leisure time reading, fishing, and biking.

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