Orthodontic Assistant

I have been working in the dental field for over 36 years now. I started as a junior dental assistant in an orthodontic practice at the age of 16 years old. Ever since then I have loved dentistry, especially orthodontics. I spent 19 years in general dentistry and another 17 years in the orthodontic field. I thoroughly enjoy working with patients to help improve their smiles and build their confidence!

My favorite part about working with Dr. Shems and the team is helping patients on a daily basis fulfill their dental needs and enjoying each other while doing it. While orthodontics is a fast pace profession, the energy in our office is unmatched. I especially enjoy this team because of their thoughtfulness, compassion, sympathy and energy. I’m grateful everyday to work for Dr. Shems.

I grew up in Massachusetts but studied in Maine, which is where I met my husband. I reside in Gorham with my husband and college-aged son.

Outside of the office I enjoy baking, working in my yard or around my house, skiing, and entertaining friends with my family.