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Meet the Team

Our goal is to treat you as if you are a member of our own family! We want to achieve a perfect result for you through efficient and comprehensive treatment. Each team member is certified in radiology, coronal polishing, CPR, dental office emergencies, and OSHA infection control. We attend classes for CPR and OSHA compliance, as well as continuing education courses on the TAP® 3 sleep apnea appliance and Damon™ brackets. We strive to treat each of our patients with the highest level of care by staying in touch with the latest advances in orthodontic technology.


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Amy

Operations Manager

Amy is a native of Lincoln County, NC and she attended Lincolnton High School. In her spare time, Amy enjoys shopping and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, daughter, and two grandchildren.

A fun fact about Amy is that she has been in the dental field since 1990! Amy has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since February 2008. She says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because I can help patients feel better by improving their smiles!”


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Denise

Appointment Coordinator

Denise is a native of Catawba County, NC and she attended Bandys High School. She is married with two daughters, five grandchildren, and a dog named Spanky!

When Denise is not working, she enjoys yard work, decorating, and taking trips to the beach and mountains. A fun fact about Denise is that she especially loves sea turtles! Denise has been in the dental field for 42 years, and has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since June 1999. She says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because I can help change people’s lives with beautiful smiles!”


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Julie

Scheduling and Insurance Coordinator

Julie is a native of Catawba County, NC, and she continues to live in her hometown. She attended Bandys High School, as well as Natural Touch School of Esthetics. She has been married to her husband for more than 25 years, and they have four children, a dog, and a cat. In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time at the beach, watching her children play sports, and watching her youngest daughter dancing on stage.

A fun fact about Julie is that she has been a hair and makeup artist for over 25 years! Julie has been in the dental field for over 3 years, and joined Austin Orthodontics in February 2019. She says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because I can help our patients and their families with scheduling, as well as with any questions they may have. Our team is the best, and we have fun making our patients smile!”


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Kristin

Professional Relations Coordinator/ School Liaison

Kristin is a native of Mint Hill, NC. She made Shelby, NC her home in 2015, which is where she currently lives with her husband and their three dogs. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill for college (Go Heels!), where she majored in Elementary Education. A fun fact about Kristin is that she was a teacher for 10 years before changing careers to the dental field.

In her spare time, Kristin enjoys road trips with her family and friends, attending sporting events (Go Panthers!), reading, and photography. She has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since July 2020. She says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because it’s so exciting to be there for patients as they are on a journey to a new, healthy smile! From the patient’s first exam to the end of his/her treatment, the incredible transformations are inspiring! Our staff works as a team to ensure that patients have the very best experience in orthodontic treatment, and I love the family atmosphere at our office!”


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Ashlee

New Patient Treatment Coordinator

Ashlee is a native of Charlotte, NC but has called Lincolnton, NC home for over 10 years. She attended Hickory Grove Baptist Christian School. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have a son. Ashlee also has a beagle named Kuechly (after the Panthers’ linebacker).

When Ashlee isn’t at the office, she enjoys cooking, day trips, and spending time with family and friends. A fun fact about Ashlee is that she can play the piano! Ashlee has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since November 2007. She says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because giving people a beautiful smile is life changing. It is an awesome feeling when people are so happy and can’t hold back happy tears.”


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Judy

Certified AO Smile Technician

Judy is a native of Virginia, and currently lives in Crouse, NC with her husband. When Judy is not working, she enjoys gardening, as well as traveling to Virginia to visit her son, daughter, and six grandchildren.

A fun fact about Judy is that she has 30+ years of experience in the orthodontic field, and spent the first part of her career working in Virginia! Judy has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since February 2013 (three days before her third grandson was born), and she says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because my love for orthodontics keeps every day exciting for me!”


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Tiffany

Certified AO Smile Technician

Tiffany is a native of Catawba County, NC, where she lives with her husband (married May 2020) and two blue heelers (Luke and Jojo). She attended Bandys High School, and earned an associate degree in photography from CVCC. She also earned her dental assisting degree from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School.

When she’s not at work, Tiffany is likely exploring the outdoors while riding RZRs with her husband and friends, or capturing special moments with her camera. Tiffany has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since February 2015 (over 5 years)! She was even a patient here when she was younger! Tiffany says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because I love seeing happy, smiling faces when patients get their braces off!”


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Chanel

Certified AO Smile Technician

Chanel is a native of Pace, Florida, but now calls Denver, NC home. She attended the University of West Florida, where she majored in psychology. She has two children; a daughter in nursing school at UNCW, and a son at North Lincoln High School. Chanel’s hobbies include traveling and going on mission trips. The beach is constantly calling, as Chanel grew up in a beach town!

Her favorite verse is from Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways, submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.” Chanel has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family for over five years, and says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because of the family atmosphere and all the fun!” Chanel is well known for the jokes and pranks that she has played on Dr. Austin… be sure to check out those moments on Facebook and Instagram!


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Carolyn

Certified AO Smile Technician

Carolyn is a native of Charlotte, NC, and she currently lives in Lincolnton, NC. She is married and has three children. She attended West Mecklenburg High School. Carolyn has completed various certifications over the last fourteen years, as well as DAII training.

In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys crafting with her Cricut, spending time at the baseball field with her twin sons, and (of course) shopping with friends. Carolyn is a ray of sunshine to everyone she meets, and lives by the following motto: Make every day a little less ordinary! Carolyn has been in the orthodontics field for over 14 years, she is the queen of sarcasm, and undoubtedly the entertainer of the office! She has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since November 2018, and she says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because I love the fun environment and being able to watch patients grow from start to finish. I enjoy goofing off with patients, as I love to make them smile and laugh!”



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Stacey

Certified AO Smile Technician

Stacey is a native of Charlotte, NC, but she now calls Lincolnton, NC home with her husband, son, and dog named Cisco. She attended CPCC in Charlotte to attain her DAII certification, and has worked in orthodontics for over 20 years.

When Stacey is not at the office, you can find her baking, painting, or enjoying the outdoors (beach, lake, or mountains) with her family. You may also find her cheering on her son at the racetrack! Stacey’s motto is “Always be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Stacey has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since July 2019, and says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because everyone is family and we’re creating beautiful smiles.”


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Stefanía

Certified AO Smile Technician

Stefania is a native of Denver, NC and continues to live in her hometown. She attended East Lincoln High School (Go Mustangs)! When she’s not working at the office, Stefania enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their dog, Moose (a Great Dane that has completely stolen their hearts). Stefania’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, as well as volunteering and helping out the less fortunate. She is very involved in the community, supporting causes that are dear to her heart.

Some fun facts about Stef are that she was born in Costa Rica; Pura Vida, and she is bilingual (speaking English and Spanish)! Her favorite quote comes from Taylor Swift: “no matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” Stefania has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since February 2020, and says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because everyone is a team player and extremely knowledgeable. I love the family atmosphere that I get here!”


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Kaley

Certified AO Smile Technician

Kaley is a native of Iron Station, NC and currently lives in Denver, NC with her husband. She attended East Lincoln High School, as well as Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. Kaley’s hobbies include trying new foods and new restaurants, going to the mountains, watching shows and movies, and spending time with family. Her favorite team is the New York Yankees! A fun fact about Kaley is that she was a patient at Austin Orthodontics when she was in 5th grade!

Her favorite quote comes from Winnie the Pooh, who says, “Wear a smile, whatever the weather!” Kaley has been part of the Austin Orthodontics family since January 2020, and she says, “I love working at Austin Orthodontics because it is fun, and I love seeing smiles transform!”


Holly

Lab Technician

Bio coming soon!