Meet the Team

alicia

 

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. 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 at Higgins Lake, scrap-booking, and spending time with family.

 

amy

 

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 “ins and outs” of insurance processing for patients. She and her husband, Cliff, keep busy during the school year with children Joel, Devon, Jaiden, and Riley. 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.

 

andrea

 

Registered Dental Hygienist, Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary, Treatment Coordinator

Joined the team in 1999

Andrea graduated from Owens State Community College in 1996 with an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene and has been in the orthodontic field ever since. She uses her years of experience to assist the doctors and handle patient care. Andrea loves our orthodontic office because it is fun and never routine. The people are diverse and the team is easy and great to work with. She is very proud to say she works for the best orthodontists in town! Andrea lives with her husband, Steve, and their daughters, Madelyn and Megan in Monclova, Ohio. When not working, she has fun working out, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves to run and has been ramping-up her fitness level by running full and half marathons!

 

anja

 

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 lingual braces patients. She’s also our “techie” when it comes to our scanners! When Anja’s at home, her two young, tow-headed daughters, Hailey and McKenna, keep her on the run!

 

cameill

 

Records Technician and Sterilization

Joined the team in 2015

Cameill is so excited to be a part of our team! She excels at taking impressions, photos, and X-rays, and can always be counted on to make patients laugh and feel comfortable during the process. Working with such kind and welcoming doctors and staff has really made her feel at home! Cameill has a boyfriend of five years and a big and loving Pitbull named Max. She loves running and going on walks with Max in her free time.

 

dawn

 

Orthodontic Assistant, CDA, EFDA

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.

 

deana

 

Marketing Director/Treatment Coordinator, CDA

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 a 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. She lives with her husband, Carl, and two sons, Tyler and Logan. Fall, winter, and spring activities include reading, and cheering on her boys at all of their activities. In the summer, she enjoys swimming, gardening, and relaxing onboard Shaken Not Stirred at her homeport of BVYC.

 

dianne

 

Office Manager

Joined the team in 2015

Dianne is here to oversee the daily operations at our three office locations. She has a Master’s degree in organizational leadership and has worked in the dental field since 2006. We owe it to Dianne when everything runs smoothly, as she helps to organize our team of dynamic individuals. There’s certainly never a dull moment here! Dianne lives with her husband Vic and two college-age children, Brooke and Ryan. She loves to travel, garden, and spend time with her family.

 

emily

Scheduling and Financial Coordinator

Joined the team in 2015

Emily works with patients to answer all their financial and insurance questions, and also assists with schedule appointments. Her eight years of experience in dentistry include two years of pre-dental studies at the University of South Carolina, general dentistry, and orthodontics. She has certainly made a great impression on our patients, as they always leave her with a great smile! Emily recently moved to the Toledo area from South Carolina. She is newly engaged to Conrad, and has two labs named Zebra and Zoe. Emily and Conrad enjoy going to sporting events and have become Walleye and Mud Hens Fans!

 

hannah

 

Scheduling Coordinator

Joined the team in 2015

Hannah helps to keep our schedule in tip-top shape, which also means that our patients get all the one-on-one time they need with the doctors. This level of care is what makes her feel so proud to be a part of the team! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that her mom works here as well! Hannah has a cat named Steve. Her hobbies include going on nature walks and watching Netflix!

 

heather

 

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 their newest family member, Dozer, who sure keeps them busy! Heather and Kylee look forward to making memories in their new home. Heather enjoys going to sporting events and concerts in her time off.

 

jennie

 

Clinic Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2002

Jennie has more than 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.

 

jennifer y.

Financial Administrator

Joined the team in 2011

Jennifer is responsible for managing patient accounts at our Maumee office. She is a big part of why our team is the most professional and elite staff around. We are so proud to have her as part of the team. Jennifer is married with two children. She is always busy with kids, but is also wild about Notre Dame and lacrosse, gymnastics, and hanging out with friends.

 

julie

 

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2014

Julie began her career in 2001 as a scheduling coordinator, then trained in the clinic and became a certified orthodontic assistant with a radiology certificate from the Toledo Dental Academy. She works with patients to achieve their orthodontic goals by seating appliances, changing wires, and assisting the doctors with care. Her greatest goal is to make every patient happy with their results. Julie is married and has four children. Outside of work, she stays very busy with her family and their school and sports. The family loves going on vacation, whether it’s camping, Cedar Point, Florida, or whatever adventure they can find!

 

kelsey

 

Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2015

Kelsey graduated from Ross Education as a dental assistant in 2015, and we were lucky to grab her! She’s wonderful at providing patient care, changing wires, assisting the doctors, and giving instructions on new appliance and braces to our patients. She plays a huge role in helping our patients stay comfortable and leave with the biggest smile possible. Kelsey recently married her husband after eight years of dating! She has an amazing eight-year-old step son who she adores watching grow up. Kelsey also has two beautiful pups, a husky named Angel and a Pitbull named Ziggy Pop Stardust. Her little family means everything to her.

 

lashonda

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.

 

lauren

Records & Sterilization Technician

Joined the team in 2015

Lauren has been an unofficial part of our office family ever since her mother worked here. It was she who inspired Lauren to work here and get on-the-job training! We’re so glad she did, as she’s great at handling all our new patients’ records, X-rays, and impressions. Lauren actually really enjoys the technical part of her position and expanding her orthodontic knowledge. She loves the fact that she learns something new just about every day. Lauren’s little guy, Ryder, gives her a constant source of smiles and takes care of most of her spare time!

 

sarah b.

 

Registered Dental Hygienist, EFDA, Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2005

Sarah started in dental field in 1999 as a dental assistant, then went to hygiene school and got her RDH and EFDA. 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. Sarah’s 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.

 

sarah i.

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, Stella, 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.

 

staci

 

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.

 

sue

 

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.

 

tammy

 

Sterilization Assistant

Joined the team in 2012

Tammy specializes in keeping all our instruments sterile, 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, their spouses, and five grandchildren. Going for walks, playing Bunco, and gardening and canning keep her busy in her spare time.

 

terrie

 

Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2007

Introducing new patients to our office and assessing their individual needs is something Terrie 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. Children Ali, Issac, and Avery keep Terrie and her husband Chad very busy. When she has any free time she loves to bake, and the office always appreciates it when she turns her highly skilled hands to baking for us!

 

Valerie

Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2013

Valerie went to Toledo Dental Academy for dental assisting in 2011. Since joining our office, she’s become a pro at changing wires and seating appliances and braces. Most of all, Valerie loves helping people get a beautiful smile! She also enjoys working with her team members, who she considers her second family. At home, Valerie has a young son and a fiancé. They love family time and their adventures as parents, and also enjoy traveling.

 

wendy

 

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.