Penny


Clinical Assistant and Lab Technician


I became a huge fan of orthodontics when I found myself as an orthodontic patient! I realized the positive impact that having a great smile had on my self-esteem. I wanted to be part of making others just as happy! I completed my dental training-assisting program in 1994 and have been on Dr. Shems’ team for more than eight years. I make all of our patients’ retainers and other appliances in our in-house lab and am also a trained orthodontic assistant. I love seeing the smile on a patient’s face when their braces come off!

When I am not in the office I can be found outside in the world geocaching! I love to snowshoe and snowmobile in the winter and in the summer, I kayak and bike, usually to find the next cache!