Meet the Team

Michele, RDA, COA - Treatment Coordinator

I started working in the dental field in 2001 as a part-time assistant. That sparked my passion and I ended up loving the field! I love interacting with my coworkers and making the dental experience as wonderful as possible for our patients.

Outside of work, I enjoy organizing, interior decorating, and doing crafts with my daughter. I like watching any rom-com movie, traveling to new places, and enjoying home-cooked meals.


Wendy, RDA - Treatment Coordinator

I bring over 25 years of dental experience to our office. I truly love the profession and enjoy seeing all the wonderful smiling faces! Working in this office with our amazing team is a plus! Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children and dog, Levi. When I am not focused on patient care, you can find me cooking an amazing meal, entertaining with friends and getting a work out in!


Carrie-Anne, RDA, COA - Clinical Assistant

I began my career in dentistry working at the front desk of an orthodontic office. I enjoyed watching how happy people were after they achieved their new smiles and wanted to make that my career! Being with such a wonderful work family all day long is so much fun!

In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts and spending time with my three kids. My favorite band is Green Day and my favorite movie is “13 Going on 30”!


Melissa, RDA, CDA - Clinical Assistant

I love helping people feel confident about their smiles! It’s fun to get to know everyone and their families, watching them grow and change over the years. Our patients are truly the best people and I love seeing their happy smiles when treatment is done.

I love being outside in the warm weather with my three kids and my dog, as well as watching movies and attending Broadway shows and concerts. I like eating healthy but can't help sneaking some Peanut M&Ms for a treat!


Annalisa, LRDA-0, COA - Clinical Assistant

I first started assisting on the West Coast in the beautiful state of Washington. I immediately fell in love with orthodontics, so I was ecstatic to continue my journey once I moved to New Jersey. The best part of my job is helping patients gain confidence in their smile!

Born and raised in Texas, I enjoy visiting my family as much as I can. When I'm not traveling I like to read, bake treats for my co-workers, and cheer on the Green Bay Packers during football season!


Linda - Financial Coordinator

In the past 37 years, I’ve met so many patients and have had the great opportunity to play a part in changing their lives. Nothing brightens up a room like a smile!

At home, you can find me chowing down on my favorite Italian food—stuffed artichokes! I also love going to the outer banks, fishing, boating, and kayaking.


Linn - Scheduling Coordinator

I began my career working for an insurance company and transitioned into dental office work 25 years ago. My former career gave me great insights when filing our patients’ insurance claims! Now, most of all, I enjoy building relationships with our patients and their parents, and seeing everyone smile at the end of treatment.

My hobbies include going to the shore, traveling around the US and Caribbean, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy sports, especially baseball and football!


Katie - Scheduling Coordinator

I’ve spent the last five years working in the dental field and love being a part of the Akkaway Orthodontics team! I enjoy getting to know our patients, working with them one on one, and seeing their new smiles!

In my off time, you can find me watching my favorite movie “The Departed,” eating pizza, or traveling anywhere with a beach!


Olivia - Scheduling Coordinator

I recently started working in the orthodontic field at the front desk and I love it! Seeing patients fall in love with their smiles is extremely rewarding.

Outside of work I am passionate about a vegan lifestyle, spending time outside in nature, and my two cats Moon and Tofu.


Maria - Scheduling Coordinator

I love being a part of this team!! Our patients are awesome and I am happy to help them achieve their smile goals. Our offices are friendly and caring. I have been in this field for a couple of years. It is an exciting time for our young patients and so nice to be a part of it.

I have lived in Vernon for over 20 years. The most joy I get is spending time with my family.

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