Meet the Staff

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!

Sarah

Treatment Coordinator

sarah@smiles4me.com

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.  We expanded our family this year with the arrival of our new red standard poodle, Sadie, and have loved going on hikes and playing with her.

Kim

Certified Orthodontic Assistant/Clinical Coordinator

assistants@smiles4me.com

Hi, my name is Kim. I attended Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where I graduated from the dental assisting program. I have worked here at Smiles For Maine  for over 30 years! 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.

Darlene

Certified Orthodontic Assistant/Invisalign Coordinator

darlene@smiles4me.com

My name is Darlene and I’ve been in the orthodontic field since 1989. I started working at Smiles for Maine 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, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or camping.  My husband Geno and I have 5 kids between us; Dylan, Leah, Stephanie, Hailey and Sasha.  I also have three grandchildren; Jaxson, Melanie, and Raelyn and another on the way!  Our newest addition is a Silver Lab, Kineo.

Tiffany

Lab Technician/Orthodontic Assistant

tiffany@smiles4me.com

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 love being a part of our amazing team!

When I am not at the office, you can typically find me doing photography work and spending family time with my husband Lance; our beautiful daughters Laney and Olivia; and also my other babies,  Lexox, Maximus, and Atlas (my dogs)!

Kori

Orthodontic Assistant

Kira

Orthodontic Assistant

Dawn

Scheduling Coordinator

My name is Dawn!  I am the first person you see when you come inside our office.  I have 25+ years of dental experience, 2 years of orthodontics, and I am still learning.  I am originally from New Hampshire, spent 5 years in North Carolina, and now have settled here in Maine with my husband,  daughter, and 4 dogs!

My favorite part of what I do everyday is greeting our patients with a smile!  I really enjoy getting to know everyone during their treatment.

Lindsay

Orthodontic Assistant

Hello, my name is Lindsay.  I started working as an assistant at Smiles for Maine in 2021.  Being able to see our patients teeth change along with their confidence is my favorite part about being an assistant.  I tend to get just as excited as the patient when their treatment has finished!

When I am not in the office, I am usually enjoying the time with my 2 cats; Henry and Fletcher and my dog, Wrangler.  I love to take my jeep out in the summer and take long rides while hanging with my friends!

Lynn