The Team

Everyone at Meinhardt Orthodontics works together toward the shared goal of delivering a beautiful smile to each patient! Everyone has a specific role, and achieves it with enthusiasm and skill, and in doing so we come together to keep the practice running smoothly.

Ours is a fun, upbeat office that provides a patient-first treatment approach. We are welcoming and friendly, yet also professional. Through customized treatment, we’re able to address the individual needs and desires of each patient. Since we utilize the latest innovations in orthodontic technology, we are able to minimize treatment time, maximize comfort, and create the most incredible, confident smiles!

Lora

Lora

Office Manager

I love to see the happiness and smiles from our patients and parents. The before and after of orthodontics is truly amazing!

My overall job is keeping everyone happy: our patients, parents, team, and doctor! My other top priority is maintaining a smooth-running, successful office; after 18 years here, I’m still learning. I make sure we’re well-staffed with an awesome team and handle payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and a host of administrative and technical duties, too.

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending my weekend hours with my two daughters and nine grandkids. Canoeing, swimming, and being adventurous is always fun. I also enjoy supporting their recreational sports, clubs, and other activities.

 

Laurie

Laurie

Financial Coordinator

I enjoy seeing our patients and parents happy with the new smiles we create!

I help the office manager and receptionist, file insurance claims, and gather information from new patients. I enjoy working with our IT team to keep our computer system in great shape, and love setting up patient contests, posting on Facebook, and working on our website.

When I’m not in the office, my favorite times are spent with family. I married my high-school sweetheart. We have three adult children, three grandsons, and two puppies. I love being with our growing family and taking care of our home.

 

Cherith

Treatment Coordinator

My favorite part about working in the dental field is giving back the confidence to those who may not have it, and being able to see their transformation from start to finish! As a dental hygienist, I also love patient education, and making sure our patients maintain good oral hygiene.

Working as a TC, I work with all the new patients during their exams, taking intraoral scans, X-rays, and photos. I work side to side with Dr. Meinhardt to make first appointments at the office a great experience! 

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband, Ben, spending time outside, and playing pretty much any sport! Beach volleyball, soccer, golf and tennis being some of our favorites!

 

Debbie

Debbie

Receptionist and Appointment Scheduler

I enjoy welcoming our patients, making sure everyone feels at home, and watching our patients — and their smiles — transform during treatment!

Working at the front desk, I greet and sign in patients, schedule their future appointments, and process payments. I also take and prepare everything for our new patient exams.

Most of my free time is spent with my husband, children, family dog, and our friends. I like to watch sports, bake, walk our dog, and host bonfires in our backyard.

 

Eliza

Eliza

Orthodontic Assistant

I like being able to chat with and develop connections with our patients. It’s fun to see how they transform as their smile changes!

I work chairside, to assist the doctor with patient care, and upload records photos, too. I’m also the OSHA coordinator for Meinhardt Orthodontics.

When away from the office, I love spending time with family, friends, and my dog, Roxi. I enjoy watching movies and TV shows, working out, and coaching gymnastics in my spare time.

 

Jen

Jen

Orthodontic Assistant

I like making our patients laugh and smile during their appointments and forming friendships with each of them!

Working in the clinic, I offer chairside assistance during procedures, including debonding, and provide a range of patient care. I also track and order our supplies.

My husband Todd and I were married in 2010. I have two children: son Crosby and daughter Hazel. In the winter months I enjoy bowling, which I’ve done since childhood. I have five “300” games to date. Not bad! During the summer I love floating in the pool.

 

LouAnn

LouAnn

Orthodontic Assistant

I like seeing the beautiful smiles on each of our patients and knowing our work has changed each person’s life!

As an orthodontic assistant, my chairside duties include patient care and assisting with different procedures, from the start of placing braces to the day we remove them.

I love spending my free time with my three beautiful daughters and my four grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, tending my garden of flowers, walking, and spending time with friends. I also enjoy decorating and crafting.

 

Sarah D

Sarah D.

Orthodontic Assistant

I am happy to be part of helping people to love and be confident in their smile!

I provide patient care and chairside assistance with various appointments, ranging from adjustments and bondings to scans and impressions.

In addition to working at Meinhardt Orthodontics, I have also been a CNA at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center for a number of years. I enjoy time outside, going up north, and being with friends and family.

 

Sarah O

Sarah O.

Orthodontic Assistant and Lab Tech

I love the diverseness of my position. I get to meet many people from different backgrounds and learn each person’s story, and I have met patients as children and watched them grow into adults. Being there when we remove the braces, and a patient shares their new smile for the first time, is a joyful experience!

As a chairside assistant, some of my duties include helping bonding of brackets, placing wires and appliances, removing braces, and insertions of retainers. I also take 3D scans, X-rays, and photographs, and provide a lot of patient education and support, too.

I am a wife and mother of five incredibly beautiful children. My family owns an excitable dog named Midnight. We enjoy many activities, including swimming, camping, traveling, gardening, outdoor games, cooking out, and celebrating all kinds of occasions with family and friends.

 

Shawna

Shawna

Orthodontic Assistant and Lab Tech

I like getting to know our patients and parents and enjoy seeing each patient’s transformation from start to finish!

My duties, as an orthodontic assistant, including chairside assistance, patient care, and lab work. I also cover scheduling and social media/contests.

When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my husband Dan, our three boys, and our family dog. I love camping, attending our boys’ sports activities, baking, and many church activities.

 

Tammy

Tammy

Orthodontic Assistant

I like interacting with our wonderful patients and seeing smiles on everyone’s faces!

As an orthodontic assistant, I work in the clinic. Among my duties are assisting the doctor with a range of procedures and offering patient care and education.

Much of my free time is spent with my two kids, who I love being around. I also play softball and volleyball, work out, and love staying active.

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