We take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, our goal is to make all of our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive, friendly environment.
Each member of our treatment team is specially trained as an orthodontic assistant. We receive training in CPR and OSHA annually, and attend numerous continuing education courses throughout the year. Our team takes extra time and care for every patient. We love all of our patients as if they were one of our own children.
Our team includes:
Marie – Smile Liaison
Marie has been in the orthodontic field for 13 years. She began her career as an Orthodontic Assistant before moving on to Clinical Supervisor and Treatment Coordinator. She is currently our Smile Liaison. Marie has a bachelor’s degree in political science and completed courses for a master's degree in education. She has used her knowledge to assist in the training of new employees and to educate patients on care. She also spends time volunteering for dental health month in the Suffolk Public Schools System. During her free time, Marie enjoys traveling abroad, going to the beach and listening to live music.
Amber – Treatment Coordinator
Amber has been in the orthodontic field for five years. She is currently Smile Orthodontics’ Treatment Coordinator. Amber spent most of her adult life as a military wife, living in North Dakota, Oklahoma and Virginia. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and playing with her dogs.
Jackie – Receptionist
Jackie has been a Receptionist at Taylor Orthodontics for five years. Jackie takes pride in knowing that our patients are receiving the highest level of care in a warm, professional environment. Jackie has been married for 30 years, has three children and a Yorkie-poo named Tyson. Jackie enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Kelli – Orthodontic Assistant
Kelli has been in the orthodontic field for three years. She has been with Smile Orthodontics for two years as an Orthodontic Assistant. Kelli takes pride in getting to know each patient personally and looks forward to seeing them periodically throughout treatment. Kelli enjoys spending time with her two children, Mason and Averi, and her husband, Kyle.
Ginny – Orthodontic Assistant
Ginny has been an Orthodontic Assistant for six years. She has lived in Suffolk for 10 years where she attended Lakeland High School. Her favorite parts of orthodontics are creating smiles and getting to be a part of building someone’s confidence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, fishing and being outdoors.
Chante – Orthodontic Assistant
Chante has been an Orthodontic Assistant for one year. In her spare time, Chante enjoys spending time outdoors and cooking with her daughter. Chante loves making people laugh. She loves seeing the patients grow throughout treatment and helping them achieve their desired smiles.
Meagan – Orthodontic Assistant
Meagan has been an Orthodontic Assistant for four years. She attends Old Dominion University and is working on her bachelor’s degree. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. What she likes most about her job is getting to know each patient and watching their progress!
Alona – Orthodontic Assistant
Alona is an Orthodontic Assistant. She was born and raised in Brazil, Indiana. She served in the U.S. Navy and then went to dental assisting school. She is married, has two boys and a Great Dane. In her spare time, Alona enjoys spending time outdoors, shopping and bowling. She looks forward to helping patients smile beautifully!
Nancy – Lab Technician
Nancy has worked in our practice as a Lab Technician since 2010. She has been in the orthodontic field since 1987. She has worked in various positions, including Orthodontic Assistant, Treatment Coordinator, Front Desk Receptionist and Office Manager. She enjoys working in the lab to utilize her artistic abilities. Outside of the office, Nancy enjoys gardening and cake decorating.