Meet the Team

the team



Office Manager / Orthodontic Assistant

I have been an orthodontic assistant for 24 years and have had the privilege of working with Dr. Young for 19 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 24 and Hallie is 15. We also have a dog named Buddy. I enjoy running, spending time with my family, and traveling.




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.

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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.




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.




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.



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.