Meet Our Team
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 – Jack of All Trades
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.
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 – Treatment Coordinator
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!
When I first came to Suffolk Braces, I was 11 years old, and my smile had a lot of work to do. By the time I was done being treated, my smile was exactly how I wanted it to look. With my new, big smile, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. Overall, my time at Smile Orthodontics was life-changing and very enjoyable.Kendall S.