Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

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Helene

Helene

Patient Relations Coordinator

My responsibilities include assessing and ensuring patient satisfaction, maintaining a fun, high-quality atmosphere, making sure the office runs efficiently, developing contests, scheduling, and marketing. In addition, I have my RDA certification, take CBCT scans, and am a liaison between Dr. Smith and the general dentists. I have been with Dr. Smith since 2005 and I love meeting all our new patients and working with my awesome team members. Most of all, I love to see the patients when their appliances are removed and their beautiful smiles and confidence fill the room. It makes me proud to be a part of Dr. Smith’s team! I love his honesty and kindness. I am continually amazed and impressed by his skills to create the most beautiful smiles!

I have been married to my husband Tom for more than 30 years. We have two grown children. Tom and I live in our empty nest with an adorable Yorkie Rita, who is a constant source of entertainment! I love to spend as much time with my family as possible; they are the joy in my life.

 
Katie

Katie

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working for Dr. Smith since 2012 and assist him in creating beautiful smiles for our patients. My duties include helping with bondings and adjustments, sterilization, lab work, ordering clinical supplies, and taking CBCT scans. I love learning new skills every day, and seeing the self-confidence a beautiful smile brings to our patients. Dr. Smith is funny and down to earth. He encourages you to reach your potential and is a great instructor. 

Outside of Dr. Smith’s office, my husband and I own a landscaping company. We enjoy spending our free time with our Golden Retriever Remi.

 
Layla

Layla

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field since 2013 and been with Dr. Smith since 2016. I help him to create beautiful smiles for our patients. My favorite day in working as an assistant is debond day! I love to see how happy and confident the patients are when they see their beautiful smile for the first time, and I am proud to have been a part of the experience. Dr. Smith has been a great mentor. He is very understanding, kind, and an overall amazing person!

When I am not in the office, I am a part-time student at ACC to further my career to become a dental hygienist. During my free time, my hobbies include hiking with my Weimaraner puppy Luna, reading a good book, and enjoying time with my family.

 
Martha

Martha

Financial Coordinator

I handle all the financial aspects of a patient’s profile, including patient and insurance contracts, processing patient and insurance payments, assisting with financial and insurance questions, and working with insurance companies. I also assist with phone calls, scheduling, and general office duties. Each day I come into work, I get to see such beautiful smiles and happy people. It’s one of my favorite things about working here! I truly respect Dr. Smith’s knowledge and the compassion he has for his patients. He is always available to his patients whenever they need him.

I am happily married and we have a lovely daughter. My favorite pastime is spending time with my family.

 
Merrill

Merrill

Treatment Coordinator

It is my job to sign new patients on for orthodontic treatment. Mostly, I make sure they know how awesome Dr. Smith is and about the technology he offers, his experience, and how the orthodontic process works. I show new patients around the office, sit in on their exams, and go over their financial options. I also help with front-office duties like answering the phone, scheduling appointments, and taking payments. I started with Dr. Smith in June 2008 and I really love working here. Our patients are unique and it is exciting to see them grow and change over the course of their treatment.

I am married to my high-school sweetheart. We have two children, a dog, and a cat. I love spending all my free time with my family.

 
Monica

Monica

Registered Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Smith’s team in 2014. I assist him with patients to help create beautiful smiles. I have been working in orthodontics since 2003. My favorite part of work is meeting new people and being a part of creating a life-changing smile! I enjoy working with Dr. Smith and the team. He is very outgoing and friendly and always able to make you laugh.

I live in Leander with my husband Aaron and two boys Devyn and Dakota. We have two Boxers and a cat that rule our home. We are involved in Boy Scouts, golf, and soccer year round. I also coordinate volunteers for the local Brighter Days Food Pantry, and my family and I run a prep team for Mobile Loaves & Fishes, an organization that feeds the homeless.