Meet Our Orthodontic Team - Western Massachusetts

Welcome to the Club

Our team sees each patient as an opportunity to make someone’s day. You’ll be greeted by a smile as you walk in the door, all your questions will be answered quickly, and everything you need will be provided without delay. We’ll also go out of our way to make your child feel like a star from check-in to checkout. We love what we do and who we serve, and we’re ready to prove it at your visit! Before that, you can learn a little more about everyone on our Western Massachusetts orthodontic team below.

Administrative Team


Orthodontic team member Taryn

Taryn says that it is always amazing seeing our patients’ smiles after they are done with treatment. She is originally from West Springfield, and her family includes her husband and their three children. She loves to read and says that going to a bookstore or library instantly makes her happy. She is also a big football fan (Go Pats!) and is in a Pitch league that meets on Monday nights.


Orthodontic team member Lauren

Lauren says that the day a patient gets their braces off is always exciting. She and her husband have two beautiful children, and she likes to spend her free time riding her horse.


Orthodontic team member Julie

Julie says that working here is truly special because each team member ensures that our office runs smoothly and our patients always receive exceptional care. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and is married with a son and daughter. On the weekends, Julie likes to plan parties, go out for cocktails, and she even created a wine-tasting game that she hosts for her friends.


Orthodontic team member Alice

Alice has had an amazing 40+ year career in dentistry, and she says that the best part of each day has always been getting to interact with our patients and parents. Like many other members of our team, she is a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College. When she isn’t working, she likes to spend her time with friends and family.


Orthodontic team member Carmen

Carmen's career in dentistry spans almost three decades, and she loves being a part of our patients’ smile transformations. She attended Springfield Technical Community College and has training to help people sign up for and understand CareCredit financing. When she isn’t working, Carmen likes to read, learn about classic cars, and collect Monopoly games.

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Orthodontic team member Amanda N

Amanda has been with us for the entirety of her 15+ year dental career, and nothing makes her happier than seeing a new patient smile as they become more comfortable with our practice. She is a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College and the proud mother of one daughter. Outside of work, her favorite thing to do is spend time with family.


Orthodontic team member Denise

Denise feels very fortunate that she gets to work with such amazing people every day and see beautifully transformed smiles. Her favorite thing to do is shop, and she has also completed over 100 escape rooms!


Orthodontic team member Maria

Maria has been with us since she started in dentistry, and her goal each day is to make our patients’ and staff’s lives easier in whatever way she can.


Orthodontic team member Shavon

Shavon says that the best part of her job is that it allows her to have plenty of time for both our patients as well as her family. She has been with us for over a decade and attended the Porter & Chester Institute. The proud mother of a son and daughter, she dedicates most of her free time to hanging out with friends and family.


Orthodontic team member Faith

Faith says that our office thrives due to our staff’s teamwork and communication, and it makes everything so much easier for her and our patients. Before joining us, she worked as a certified nursing assistant for over 10 years. She currently lives in Conway with her husband, Tim, their three children, and two cats. She likes to travel whenever she can and says that the ocean is her happy place.


Orthodontic team member Karyn

Karyn has almost 20 years of experience in dentistry, and she loves getting to know our patients and their families to ensure everyone has a good time in our office. She also likes the fast-paced environment that comes with working in orthodontics. Over the years, she has honed her skills and expanded her knowledge by attending several dental/orthodontic conventions. She married her high school sweetheart, and they have three grown children and two grandchildren. On the weekends, she likes going to tag sales, baking treats (particularly chocolate chip cookies), and most of all, spending time with family.


Orthodontic team member Amanda

Amanda says that it’s always exciting seeing a patient become overjoyed when they get their braces off. She and her husband have two daughters, and they love all things Disney (well, at least the girls do). They try their best to attend any and all community events, and Amanda is also a collector of Monopoly games.


Orthodontic team member Dottie

Dottie is a treasure to have in our office because she has over 50 years of experience in dentistry! She started working in a general dental office right after high school, and today, she loves interacting with our patients and seeing their journeys toward optimal oral health.

Dottie and her husband, John, have two grown children as well as two grandsons and twin granddaughters. Her weekends often consist of going to watch her grandkids play sports, and she does her best to enjoy everything that life has to offer.


Orthodontic team member Metina

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Orthodontic Assistants


Orthodontic assistant Jillian

Jillian started in dentistry in 1996 and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College. Her goal is to guarantee that children have a positive experience at our office that will help them have a good impression of dental care for their entire lives.

Jillian likes to stay active by paddleboarding, hiking, fishing, gardening, and horseback riding. She is currently studying to become a beekeeper!


Orthodontic assistant Jennifer

Since graduating from Porter and Chester for dental assisting, Jennifer has been helping patients transform their smiles for over a decade. For her, nothing feels better than working with our patients throughout the orthodontic process and seeing their happy faces when treatment is complete. She lives in Feeding Hills with her husband and their three daughters, and she enjoys spending time with family, making things with her Cricut, and traveling. One interesting fact about Jennifer is that she used to do traditional Polish dancing as a child!


Orthodontic assistant Gina

Gina has been a part of our team for the entirety of her dental career, and she loves that her job allows her to dedicate adequate time to both our patients as well as her own family. That simply isn’t the case for most other healthcare professions!

Her three beautiful daughters keep her very busy at home, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. You’ll often find her at the soccer field watching her kids, and she also likes to go for runs and work out at the gym.


Orthodontic assistant Rebecca

Rebecca is a 20+ year dental veteran, and she says it’s extremely rewarding knowing that she and our team are helping kids grow confidence by giving them healthy, attractive smiles. In addition to her assistant training, Rebecca has certifications in dental radiology and infection control.

Rebecca has three lovely daughters, including a set of twins, who are all in college. You’ll often find her hiking with her fiancé and golden retriever. She also likes to do CrossFit and says that the beach is her happy place, so she tries to go as often as possible.

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Orthodontic assistant Lisa S

Lisa loves watching a person’s smile change and then seeing their excitement when they get to look at the final result. She trained at Springfield Technical Community College and is originally from Enfield, CT. Lisa is engaged and enjoying living life with her two dogs. On the weekends, she visits the beach with friends, runs her side business, and goes shopping.

Lisa D

Orthodontic assistant Lisa D

Lisa has over 15 years of dental experience, and she likes getting to know our patients over the course of their treatment while helping them achieve the smiles of their dreams. She previously worked as a dental assistant for nine years before earning her associate degree in dental hygiene from Springfield Technical Community College.

Lisa and her husband, Erik, have two beautiful German Shepard mixes, and most of their free time is spent with family. You’ll also often find her outdoors doing things like biking, fishing, and boating. She enjoys practicing yoga and trying new restaurants and recipes as well.

Amanda S

Orthodontic assistant S

Amanda has been with our practice for the entirety of her 20+ year dental career. She likes the fast pace and working with children, so we hope she stays with us for decades to come! She was trained at Springfield Technical Community College. Outside of the office, she is married to a wonderful husband and has a beautiful young son. Her hobbies include gardening and updating her home’s décor.


Orthodontic assistant Holly

Holly has been with our practice for over 25 years! Creating beautiful smiles is her passion, and she completed her dental training at Springfield Technical Community College. She and her boyfriend have been together for over 35 years, and she has one grown son. Her favorite hobby is buying, selling, and collecting antiques.


Orthodontic assistant Laura

Laura joined our team in 2021, and she has been a part of the dental world since 2007. Nothing makes her happier than watching a patient’s confidence grow thanks to their transformed smile. She completed her dental training at the Porter & Chester Institute. At home, she has a husband, stepson, and little dog waiting for her. She loves to travel, go on cruises, swim, and visit amusement parks with family—which includes her twin!


Orthodontic assistant Ashley

Ashley has been a part of the dental world for over a decade, and she likes that serving our patients keeps her busy so the days seem to fly by. Most of her free time is taken up by her fiancé, two sons, and kitten, but she also enjoys doing creative things like drawing and practicing photography. Any opportunity she has to fix something, she likes to take on the challenge—that’s why we call her our office mechanic!


Orthodontic assistant Manaisha

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Orthodontic assistant

Shelby says that the best thing about her job is talking to and getting to know our patients—it shows her how small the world really is! She was trained in dental offices, and at home, she has a husband and two daughters. Her oldest is an equestrian, so that takes up a lot of her free time. She also likes to go on walks, bike, and cook/bake for the family.


Orthodontic assistant Katy

Katy has over a decade of dental experience, and she says that nothing is more rewarding than seeing our patients’ smiles transform before her eyes. She attended the Porter & Chester Institute and is originally from Turners Falls. On the weekends, she likes to go hiking with her dog, Tyson, and she finds any excuse to go outside and explore new places with him.


Orthodontic assistant Sheyleen

Sheyleen has been with our team since 2022, and she loves the variety that comes with working in our office. On any given day, she might help out in the front, assist the doctor chairside, or translate for Spanish-speaking patients, each of which is very rewarding. She trained at Springfield Technical Community College and has completed continuing education specifically focused on orthodontics.

Sheyleen’s favorite pastimes include reading, baking, and making chocolate-covered treats. She is very close with her family, which includes her mother, stepfather, two older sisters, and identical twin!