It truly takes a team to run a great orthodontic practice, and we’re proud of the team at Smiles for Maine. 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; just remember that the smiles will be even bigger when you meet everyone in person!
My name is Sarah and I am the treatment coordinator. I’m from Waterville originally but attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia. After living in southern Spain I have moved back to Maine. It’s been great living closer to my friends and family. The best part about working in the orthodontic field is developing great relationships with patients and their parents.
I love talking with our patients and getting to know them. As the treatment coordinator, it is my job to make sure the patient and parent feel comfortable with the office and understands their treatment choices. The people here at Smiles for Maine are such a special group and I feel very fortunate to be a member of the team. They make coming to work every day a great experience!
When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband John and his kids, Cami, Rianne and Jack along with my family and friends skiing, traveling, road biking, going to the ocean, kayaking and trying to golf.
I’m Vicky, and have been part of the team since 2007. You’ll see me at the front desk. One of my primary responsibilities is to work with you to develop a flexible payment plan so you are comfortable with your orthodontic investment. I’ll also help to schedule your appointments while you’re in treatment. I enjoy the interaction with patients and their families and the relationships that develop while they’re in treatment.
I enjoy spending my free time with my family, especially my husband Jason and children Kegan, Kassadi, Karsten and Wyatt. I am out and about a lot for their sports so maybe I will see you!!
Hi, my name is Kim. I attended Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where I graduated from the dental assisting program in 1987. I have worked for Dr. Charlie ever since. I enjoy working with such a great team who work very hard with patients to create beautiful new smiles.
I truly enjoy getting to know our patients during their time in braces. They become like family and it is hard to see them leave when treatment is done! Nothing compares to the day the braces come off when we all get to see the excitement in the patient’s face as they see their new smile for the first time. Every new smile is exciting for us and we love to see the difference that a beautiful smile makes.
I am thankful to have bosses who encourages us to attend continuing education courses, which allow us to constantly improve and learn more about the exciting changes in the world of dentistry! When I am not helping create great smiles, I enjoy traveling, kayaking, biking, golfing and skiing with my husband, Lenny and friends.
My name is Darlene and I’ve been in the orthodontic field since 1989. I started working with Dr. Charlie’s office in 2004. I will be the one working with Sarah to help make your first visit to our office a positive and fun experience. Making patients feel welcomed and comfortable are my #1 priority. I am also the Invisalign coordinator, which means I will be working closely with you and the doctors throughout your treatment if you choose Invisalign as your way of making your smile shine.
I absolutely love to make patients feel excited about coming to our practice, because I’ve seen again and again what a difference orthodontics can make in peoples lives. When I am not in the office you can find me at home working on a wide variety of DIY projects. I have three daughters: Leah, Stephanie and Sasha and three grandchildren: Jaxson, Melanie, and Raelyn!
Hi! I’m Sara, I attended the dental assisting program in Bangor in 2003 and did my internship with Dr. Charlie’s team. The experience was so fabulous I was thrilled when I was offered an assisting position and I’ve enjoyed being a part of the team ever since.
I love all aspects of working in the orthodontic field, and what I love the most is seeing patients grow throughout their treatment and to know I was part of creating that beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it. When I’m not at the office I’m home having tons of fun with my son Lincoln and daughter Harmony.
Hi! I am Freda, one of the assistants that will be creating your new smile along with the Smiles for Maine team. I was a patient of Dr. Charlie’s when I was in high school and know from that experience how great it is to come to our office. I am now honored to be a part of this wonderful team! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Camy, and my husband Stefan. I love the snow and enjoy being outside snowmobiling or four-wheeling.
Hello, my name is Tiffany. I went to school for Dental Assisting and am happy to use those skills at Smiles for Maine Orthodontics. I work both as an assistant to the doctors and as a lab technician helping to create appliances for treatment and after.
I especially like assisting with our sleep apnea patients – taking their scans, helping with their appliance adjustments and monitoring their progress. When I am not at work, you can typically find me spending family time with my husband Lance, our beautiful daughters Laney and Olivia, and also my other babies (my dogs) Lenox, Maximus and Zalah! I also enjoy photography and biking.