It truly takes a team to run a great orthodontic practice, and we’re proud of the team at Smiles for Maine Orthodontics. Each one has been carefully selected for not just their expertise, but for a great blend of personalities to create a warm, caring experience for our patients and their families.

Many of our assistants are certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, and all have State of Maine dental radiology licenses. Each assistant is highly trained, and everyone participates in various continuing education opportunities throughout the year, so they are up-to-date and able to care for you at the highest level.

You might be interested to learn a little about each of them and see their pictures below!

Witty, Coffee Fanatic,
and Tooth Mover

Dr. Brian Patterson

Board-Certified Orthodontist

Foodie, Educator,
and Pickle Ball

Dr. Charlie Ruff

Board-Certified Orthodontist

Staff Dr. Ruff at Smiles for Maine Orthodontics Waterville, ME
Dogs, Skiing, and the Beach


Treatment Coordinator

Traveling, Golf, and Gardening


Clinical Coordinator

Boating, Great Danes, and Girl Mom


Lab Manager

The Beach, Boy Mom, and Road Trips


Financial Coordinator

Sarcastic, Nails, and Concerts


Office Assistant

Flannels, Birks, and Sunsets


Orthodontic Assistant

Fitness, Crocs, and Cats


Orthodontic Assistant

Huskies, Dirt-Biker, and Jeeps


Orthodontic Assistant