Meet the Team

the team

 

Gina

Office Manager / Orthodontic Assistant

I have been an orthodontic assistant for 21 years and have had the privilege of working with Dr. Young for 16 of those years. I am here to schedule your orthodontic appointment and answer any questions you may have regarding your child’s treatment. I will assist in the clinic to help to make your child’s smile a perfect one! I also take care of all the marketing here at our office. It is very rewarding to watch the children grow and change as we see them month after month, and to see their faces when they have their braces removed. I look forward to meeting every patient and making each one feel special.

I have lived on the West Side of Grand Rapids my entire life. My husband Tim and I have two beautiful daughters: Kate is 22 and Hallie is 13. We also have a dog named Buddy. I enjoy running, spending time with my family, and traveling.

 

Karen

karen

Financial Coordinator

I’ve worked in the orthodontic field for more than 25 years and have spent 12 of those years with Dr. Young. I handle all our accounts receivable, billing, insurance submission, and scheduling appointments. I like using my problem-solving skills to help our patients get the most out of their insurance benefits and make orthodontic treatment as affordable as possible.

My husband Art and I have been blessed with a daughter and a son and three awesome grandchildren. We are all very busy but love to play golf and generally just have fun!

 

Amy

amy

Orthodontic Assistant / Lab Technician

I have been in the orthodontic field for more than 20 years and have worked for Dr. Young since 2000. As they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” I really do love to get to know our patients and parents and to see their happy beautiful smiles when our work is done. Since one of my purposes in life is to help other people be happy, it is great that my career allows me to do this every day!

My husband and I love spending time with our extended family, most of whom still live in town. I have eight nieces and nephews. My favorite pastimes are reading and designing and sewing quilts, purses, and other fun things.

 

Kathy B.

kathy b

Orthodontic Assistant

I began my career in orthodontics 30 years ago and have been with Dr. Young’s office since 2008. My job as an assistant for Dr. Young is very rewarding. I enjoy my coworkers and getting to know the patients and parents at our office. It is always fun to see the happy smiles on our patients’ faces during and upon completion of their orthodontic treatment!

I’ve been married to my husband Steve for 26 years. We have four children and a little grandson named Jackson. We love to camp, ski, and go boating in our spare time.

 

Amber

amber

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been working for Dr. Young for almost ten years. I can’t wait to transform your smile!

I am married with two children: a son named Dylan and a daughter named Abbie.

 

Colleen

colleen

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been an orthodontic dental assistant for more than 20 years, and have worked for Dr. Young since 2000. I love working in an orthodontic office, especially this one. I have great friendships with all my coworkers. It is also very rewarding to help people achieve beautiful smiles and see their confidence grow.

My husband and I have been married for 19 years and have three children. My son Brandon is 16, my daughter Taylor is 13, and my son Sawyer is six years old. I enjoy watching my kids swim and play water polo, soccer, and basketball. As a family, we love any activity we can do outside!

 

Sandra

sandra

Orthodontic Assistant

I have worked for Dr. Young since 1992 and am presently working for him only at our satellite office in Hart. During these years he has seen me become a grandmother 12 times and a great-grandmother once, with another one on the way in September. During those years, I have enjoyed the pleasure of teaching and playing piano, golf, and ballroom dancing. After this summer, I will be certified to teach “Ladies and Gentlemen Preferred” manners classes at Sacred Heart Academy.

 

Kathy W.

Chairside Assistant

Over the past 26 years, I have enjoyed seeing the end results we give our patients and how happy they are at their deband appointments. Fifteen of those years have been spent in this office. I feel very fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of people, all dedicated to teamwork and excellent patient care.

I have been married to my husband for 34 years. We have two daughters and two grandsons which are absolutely the best! I have a couple of hobbies that I enjoy, including creating jewelry of many types and ballroom dancing. I also enjoy walking, golfing, and bike riding.

 

Cairena

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been in the orthodontic field for more than years. I am a sub for Dr. Young and also help out at our satellite office in Hart. I love to see the transformations in our patients’ smiles!

My husband Brian and I have three children — Ben, Quin, and Reagan — who keep our lives full and busy.

 
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