Orthodontic and Lab Technician
I love working in a positive, laughter-filled office, where we create beautiful smiles! It’s incredible to watch a person with low self-esteem, who barely smiles, transform into someone filled with confidence who smiles all the time! I take diagnostic records and offer chairside assistance during procedures. I also sterilize instruments, maintain our clinical and lab supplies, coordinate lab and diagnostic records, and fabricate retainers.
I am a Christian woman and have been married to my wonderful husband Mike for almost 30 years. I have two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Katerine, and a fur baby, Bella. I’m an active member of Friendship Baptist Church and my favorite times are spent with friends and family. I’m truly blessed.
I really enjoy getting to know each patient on a personal level: learning about their lives, interests, and activities. Since orthodontic care happens over a couple of years, and we see patients regularly, we have plenty of time to build a personal relationship with each person. I’m involved with all aspects of patient care, from the beginning until the day the finished smile is revealed. I love helping my friends achieve smiles that transform their lives!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and our three girls.
I enjoy talking and laughing with our patients. We serve an amazing community, and each patient brings a lot of excitement and different experiences to the office. We have a lot of fun together, sharing stories and trading jokes. I assist with patient care from the day Dr. Kallis places the brackets to the day we remove them and we all see the new, stunning smile. Seeing our patients’ faces, and the joy and happiness they express about all they’ve achieved, keeps me loving my work!
When I’m not in the office, I love hanging out with my husband and son. They’re hilarious!
I like watching our patients grow and mature from the beginning to the end of treatment. We have great patients and I treasure the friendships that develop while they’re in our care. I meet with patients and families at their consultation. Following their time with Dr. Kallis, I review the proposed treatment plan and all care options, so they can make an informed decision. I also work with patients and parents to develop a customized payment plan that fits with each family’s budget.
My time off is spent with my family, including my spouse and two daughters, and our pets. My favorite times are spent at the lake.
Financial and Insurance Coordinator
I am happy to be part of helping people achieve their goal of a healthy, beautiful smile! It’s amazing to see what a difference straight teeth and a becoming smile make in each patient’s life. Watching each person become happier, more confident, and more outgoing never gets old! I help patients and families with their insurance, to ensure they get the most from their benefits and filing and following up on the claims. I also handle the practice’s billing and accounts receivable.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children, and my grandchild. I also like reading and being part of the worship and arts ministry at my church. My favorite place to vacation? The beach!
I love seeing smiling patients coming through the doors. Each person is so excited to show us the progress they’re making and to share their latest news! Working at the front desk, I talk with each patient at every visit, so I’m able to watch their smile and personality transform as they achieve the smile they desire. I’m so happy for them! In addition to welcoming and checking patients in and out, I help families schedule appointments around their busy lives.
My favorite times, when I’m not working, are spent with my wonderful family. I’m happily married and have two children as well as four marvelous grandchildren.