Meet The Team
5-Star-Rated Orthodontics Team
At our orthodontic office in Omaha, NE, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home. We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained, skilled, and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Shelby – Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations, I run the website, create content for our social media channels, coordinate our advertising and community involvement, and identify and promote what makes Omaha Orthodontics unique as an orthodontic office. I love what I do because I am able to interact with the patients as well as the entire staff to help create a fun atmosphere in our office.
I grew up here in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Millard West High School. After graduating, I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majored in Advertising and Public Relations. I graduated in 2017 with my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, Lucas, and you can mostly find us on the golf course any day of the week. We also love traveling, trying out new restaurants, and hanging out with our energetic Australian Sheppard, Birdie.
Joanna – Operations Manager
As an Operations Manager, It is rewarding to be able to watch patients reach a beautiful, confident smile. I love being able to serve our patients and our team. At Omaha Orthodontics I have had the pleasure to work in all parts of our office. I am grateful that I can work with such a great team who is so passionate and excited about what we do each day.
I grew up in Fremont, Nebraska, at Woodcliff Lakes, and in the seventh grade, we moved to Omaha. I graduated high school from Millard West High in 2014. My husband, Antonio, and I have a daughter named Sienna and a labradoodle named Jade. Outside of work, we enjoy spending time with our family and friends.
Sharon – Financial Coordinator
As the Financial Coordinator at Omaha Orthodontics, I’m happy to be able to make our patients’ transition into orthodontic treatment as smooth as possible. After being an orthodontic assistant, treatment coordinator, and assistant manager for the last 27 years, I have had the opportunity to experience all aspects of the orthodontic world and love getting to know our patients and their families. Our team always goes above and beyond to ensure everyone has a positive orthodontic experience and it is very rewarding to lead such a great team.
My husband, Carl, and I have three wonderful children that keep us busy with sporting events and school activities. I spend most of my free time with my family or volunteering at church and school functions, but I also enjoy cooking and reading.
Melissa Y. – Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Melissa and I love being a part of the Omaha Orthodontics family! As a Scheduling Coordinator, I enjoy interacting with our patients and watching their progress as they come in for treatment. It’s a blessing to work in a professional and caring atmosphere where I can learn something new every day. The doctors and staff are efficient and fun!
Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Heath, our daughter Sydney, and our very spoiled cat, Kitty. We are big fans of both summer and fall activities, Husker sports, Marvel movies and our list of favorite foods is too long to list!
Alexa – Clinical Assistant
As a Clinical Assistant at Omaha Orthodontics, I’m happy to be part of a team that enjoys sharing a fun, positive, caring atmosphere day after day. My favorite part of each day is seeing the amazing transformations in our patient’s teeth throughout their treatment. I believe you’re not fully dressed without a beautiful, proud smile so it’s rewarding to take part in helping make our patient's smiles their best accessory. My interest in working in the dental field began when I was younger, as I was experiencing changes in my smile from oral surgeries and braces. While I grew more confident in myself after my treatment, I was inspired to have a helping hand in others reaching their perfect smile, so they can gain that boost of confidence, too.
I’m from the small town of Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska, where I kept busy playing sports year-round including volleyball, basketball, and track. In my free time, I like heading back home to spend time with my wonderful friends and family, doing crafty DIY projects, or anything that involves traveling, outdoor activities, and country music concerts.
Azsheia – Clinical Assistant
I started my dental career in 2018 in Zachary, Louisiana, then moved to Omaha to join the amazing team at Omaha Orthodontics. As a Clinical Assistant, I enjoy helping our patients feel confident with their smiles at each appointment as their smile changes. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing our patient's new, bright, confident smiles when they get their braces removed. Outside of orthodontics, you can find me enjoying time at the gym and spending time with my son. I’m also a fan of scary movies and exploring vintage shops.
Brittany – Treatment Coordinator
As a Treatment Coordinator, I love getting people excited about their beautiful smiles and being a part of their journey to reach that smile. I enjoy getting to know each and every family!
I graduated from Kaplan Dental Assisting School in 2014. Since then, I’ve worked in oral surgery for almost six years. I grew up in Washington state and moved to Nebraska in 2014. I’m married to my husband, Tyler, and together we have three beautiful children; Audrey, Kloee, and Michael. My family and I enjoy spending our weekends floating down the river, camping, and exploring the outdoors. We also love traveling and trying new local foods!
Heather – Clinical Assistant
I haven’t been on this journey long, as I graduated from Midwest Dental in November of 2020, and started working For Omaha Orthodontics in January of 2021. I can say from what I’ve learned on the job and from my amazing patients, it’s definitely where I belong. As a Clinical Assistant here at Omaha Orthodontics, I take pride in knowing I helped contribute to patients’ wonderful smiles. I find working for Omaha Orthodontics rewarding because not only do I get to work with a talented, extraordinary, and caring group of people but I also get to watch as each patient gains the confidence to wear their smile with pride.
When I’m not here, I use my free time to hang out with my son, Jaden. He definitely keeps me busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Alona – Scheduling Coordinator
I joined Omaha Orthodontics as a Scheduling Coordinator in July of 2021. I enjoy developing relationships with patients and watching their confidence grow with their new smiles.
Outside of work, I spend time with my two-year-old son, Ikaika. We enjoy watching Disney movies together and getting things ready for the new addition that’s coming on 2/22/2022!
Linda – Scheduling Coordinator
I recently began my journey here as a Scheduling Coordinator. I became interested in orthodontics when I had braces as a teenager and appreciated the confidence it gave me when my treatment was completed. I love being part of the team and making our patients feel better about themselves.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, John, and our two children, Austin and Jessica. We keep busy with our golden retriever, Ginger, and our new kitten, Gizmo. I can also be found spending time with friends, watching movies, and reading.
Jessie – Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Jessie, and I am one of the first voices you hear as a Scheduling Coordinator. I was born and raised right here in Omaha. My free time is spent with my husband, Michael, our daughter, Lexi, our two dogs, Nike and Copper, and our cat, Luna. My favorite things to do are food nights spent with friends and our monthly family board game nights.
Camie – Scheduling Coordinator
As a Scheduling Coordinator, I am fortunate to share in the excitement and joy of someone’s journey to a new smile. I know the self-confidence a new smile can bring. I am a mother of a precious little boy. We enjoy the outdoors and the adventures we share.
Jessica - Treatment Coordinator
Hello! My name is Jessica, and I am the Treatment Coordinator here. I have the opportunity to help patients of all ages achieve a perfect smile that can last a lifetime! I’ve been together with my fiancé for 15 years now, and we have one daughter together named Makenzie. We have one kitten, and her name is Princess. My favorite thing to do outside of the office is going camping with family and friends, volunteering at church, and going to the movies.
Denisse - Scheduling Coordinator
I am new to the Omaha Orthodontics team. Since my first day here, I have felt like a part of the team. I work at the front desk and enjoy serving patients and parents, and trying to make each appointment as pleasant as possible! I love meeting and interacting with all of our patients and watching as their smiles transform throughout their treatment. I am so grateful to work in a fun and caring environment where I can learn something new every day!
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and my very playful dog, Murphy. You can always find me in the Scooter’s Coffee parking lot ordering a blended white mocha. Some of my hobbies include doing DIY projects, anything outdoors, and searching for the best burger place in Omaha.
Alli - Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Alli, and I am one of the scheduling coordinators here at Omaha Orthodontics. My favorite part of my job is interacting with patients and their parents to create the best possible experience for them. I love seeing our patient’s confidence grow during their treatment, and how happy they are with their new smile. I feel very fortunate to work in such a fun environment with amazing people!
I grew up in Omaha and received my dental assisting certificate from Heartland Dental Assisting school in 2019. I went on to work in a pediatric dental office in Lincoln before moving back to Omaha and making the shift to work up front. My husband, Adam, and I have two dogs, Archie and Penny, who are our entire world! When I am not at work, I enjoy hanging out with my family & friends, watching movies, and online shopping!
Anna - Insurance Coordinator
My name is Anna, and I am so grateful to be a part of the Omaha Orthodontics team! As the insurance coordinator, I am in charge of checking benefits for patients and making sure their insurance needs are met! I love seeing patients throughout treatment and the amazing progress that is made. It is so rewarding getting to help them get the treatment they need!
I went to Bellevue East High School and then graduated from UNO with a Bachelor's degree in Gerontology in 2020. I was raised in Bellevue and live there now with my husband, Caleb, and our son, Malcolm. We have three cats and enjoy going on walks and cooking new foods in our free time!
Kerri - Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Kerri. I am excited to have joined the Omaha Orthodontics team at the end of August 2022. I love seeing a person's smile! It's one of the first features I notice, and I enjoy getting to see that transformation.
I grew up here in Omaha where I graduated both high school and college. When I'm away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three kids.
Emmie - Clinical Assistant
As a clinical assistant here at Omaha Orthodontics, I enjoy being a part of a well organized, patient oriented clinic, with endless positivity. Since being a part of this team I have felt nothing but a welcoming atmosphere and genuine caring vibes. This is what I strive to give to my patients every day. My goal is to make every patient's experience the best it can possibly be, each and every time they come into this office. My dental assisting career started about 3 years ago in Lincoln, NE, working with patients of all ages, and now I have made the move to Omaha and plan to continue this career here for many years to come. I can't wait to meet each new patient and help them with their smile journey!
Outside of orthodontics I am your outside, adventure girl. I enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking and hunting. You can usually catch me outside with my dog on any given day- I even take her kayaking with me! Otherwise I can be found in the gym or with my family and friends.
Caitlyn - Observation Coordinator
As an Observation Coordinator, I love being a part of the patients’ start to their journey to feel more confident in their own smiles. From meeting new families for the first time, to making them feel comfortable in our office.
I’m originally from the small town of North Bend, Nebraska and have grown up there my whole life. I graduated from Iowa Western Community College in 2017 with my dental assisting certificate. Since then, I’ve worked in both pediatric and general dental offices.
Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, Blaine, as well as family and friends. My boyfriend drag races, so every weekend our second home is at a racetrack somewhere in a different state within the Midwest. We also got a beagle puppy, Baylor, who has been an amazing addition to our house and has been keeping us busy.
Lauren - Marketing Assistant
My name is Lauren, and I am the Marketing Assistant at Omaha Orthodontics! I help run our social media channels, as well as help plan events for our patients and staff. I love being a part of the Omaha Orthodontics Team and creating a fun positive atmosphere whether it?s online or at our office!
I am originally from Lincoln, Nebraska where I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020 with my Bachelor of Journalism. I recently got married to my now husband, Danny, and we love making Papillion our new home with our dog, Phoebe! When we?re not working, we enjoy going on walks, trying new recipes and restaurants, and spending time with our families!
Rebekah – Clinical Assistant
I started my Orthodontic career in 2015 after graduating From Portland Community College Dental assisting School. As a dental assistant I love watching a patient's smile transformation from beginning to end. I believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give our patient's is a smile they can be confident in. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Omaha Orthodontics providing this to all our patients.
I was born and raised in Oregon but recently moved to Omaha from North Carolina. I have 2 sons, Kendrick-16 and Hudson-8. I also have a fur baby, a Chi-Pom named Parker-11. I love spending my spare time outside as much as possible. I love hiking, paddle boarding, and camping with my boys.
Katelyn – Clinical Assistant
I started my orthodontic journey in 2019 when I graduated from Midwest Dental Assisting school. My favorite thing about being a Clinical Assistant is helping give patients a smile they love and watching them grow more confident. I was born and raised in Bellevue, Nebraska and just recently moved to Omaha. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Cj and our dogs Stryder and Goose. I also enjoy watching Harry Potter, painting, running, and reading in my free time.
Katie - Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Katie, I am one of the Scheduling Coordinators here at Omaha Orthodontics! I love getting to interact with our patients every day and watch their smiles transform throughout their treatment! I am so grateful to get to work in such a fun, positive, and professional atmosphere!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, Zach, and our friends and families! You can find us on the golf course, traveling to NBA games, and trying new restaurants! I also love reading, traveling, and doing DIY projects!
Kelly – Records Technician
As the Records Technician for Omaha Orthodontics, I am in charge of the lab orders, office inventory, sterilization and making sure all of the appliances are ordered and ready to go for our patients. My favorite part of the job so far is working with a positive team and learning more about orthodontics. I am excited to be part of this team and can't wait to see all of the great smiles that Omaha Orthodontics creates!
I grew up in Wichita, KS and moved to Omaha for college in 2017. I recently graduated with my master's degree in Oral Biology at Creighton University. My ultimate goal is to become a dentist! In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, and hanging out with my friends and family. I am a huge foodie and love to try new things.
Mollie – Clinical Assistant
As a clinical assistant, I enjoy seeing the patient's smile change each time they come in! I graduated from Southeast Community College in Lincoln July 2023. With graduating I earned my diploma and I am a certified dental assistant through DANB.
I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and have lived there my entire life, but I just moved to Omaha recently! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends and taking trips to the Lake of the Ozarks.
Kiana - Clinical Assistant
I started my dental career in 2017 when I graduated from Niagara College as a dental assistant. I loved dental so much I continued my education and became a dental hygienist. The best part about being in orthodontics is seeing how happy the patients are throughout treatment and seeing the progression from start to finish.
I was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada but have been lucky enough to travel to most places in the Caribbean. I also got to enjoy living in New York, California and Texas until finally calling Omaha my home with my husband and fur baby Nova. Outside of work, I love traveling, enjoying the outdoors, surfing, working out, watching sports and cooking.