I have been an orthodontic technician for 30 years and I truly enjoy working in the orthodontic field because I wanted to help make a difference in people's lives and I love being able to assist in creating beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime. I am x-ray certified and have taken many continuing education courses throughout my career to ensure we can deliver the best care for your smile. One of the best perks of my job is creating lasting bonds and friendships with my co-workers. I currently reside in Slatington with my husband Aaron and my two children, Jack & Ella, and our sweet pup, Dutch. When I am not at the office I enjoy cheering Jack and Ella on during Northern Lehigh sporting events.
I am a chairside assistant for Dr.Ely and have been an orthodontic technician for 15 years. While at the office I help create beautiful smiles alongside Dr.Ely at each appointment. I also run our in-office lab. I love being able to work with such a wonderful group of people and make lasting friendships along the way. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to watch the excitement on each patient's face when they see their beautiful smile revealed at the end of treatment! I am originally from Montenegro but have lived in the United States for 20 years. When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, and watching my children play sports.
I have been in the orthodontic field for 23 years. Throughout my time I have acquired experience in every position in the office. I have completed both the AAO voluntary certification program for orthodontic assistants and X-ray certification. To me, the greatest part of being a part of the team at OLV is getting to watch patients’ smiles blossom and being able to do it in such a wonderful family environment! I am a graduate of Freedom High school and currently reside in Hellertown with my husband, Michael, and my two dogs Bear and Barkley. On any given day you will find me sharing stories and pictures of my two fur babies! In my free time, I enjoy seeing concerts, spoiling my dogs, spending time with family and friends, and making memories with Michael through our adventures together
I started in orthodontics when I was 15 years old as a sterilization technician. I fell in love with orthodontics and everything that it is and has to offer. I continued to work hands on and further my knowledge as a technician becoming certified in radiology & completing my SOA certification. I have now been an orthodontic technician for 10 years. My favorite part of working in this field is building relationships with patients and helping them feel comfortable & at ease in the process of delivering their outstanding smiles. I also love the family dynamic that we have at our office as a team and how well we work together. I'm so thankful for the girls & Dr.Ely I get to work with day in and day out! My husband Torey & I currently reside in Coopersburg with our fur child Kaz. Being one of 9 kids makes life super eventful and fun! So in my free time, I love spending time supporting them in sports and doing activities with one another.
Front Desk Coordinator
I have worked in dentistry for 3 years. I absolutely love learning and growing in the field of orthodontics. I am in charge of scheduling patient appointments and coordinating their orthodontic benefits. I enjoy spending my work day with an awesome team and doctor that truly cares for our patients on a day-to-day basis. I currently reside in Easton with my Fiance Greg and our Boston terrier Kennedy. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, as well as going to the beach & my family cabin in the Poconos.
One of my main goals in life was to always make others happy about their smile, so what better way to do that than making a career in the dental field? I joined the dental assistant program for Northampton community college, and during that time we did internships at many dental practices. As time passed I was able to get a feel for different positions in the dental field. I found my passion is orthodontics and have loved each and every moment of it. I help Dr.Ely assist in furthering patients' treatment, and love the learning experience it has been here at OLV for me. I most importantly love watching patients progress as they slowly get to the smile they love. Outside of work I have a beautiful family of 6, My amazing fiancé Robert, two little girls Adlynn and Avalynn, along with their two big brothers Joziah and Ayden. I enjoy spending time with my family & cheering the kids on in their sports. (Fun fact- I currently am receiving orthodontic treatment for myself and I can't wait to see my ending result! It's never too late to get the smile you want and love.)
I spent the duration of my four years in High school attending Lehigh Career and Technical Institutes Dental Technology program. There I graduated as a dental assistant. After graduation, I acquired my SOA certification (specialized orthodontic assistant.) I decided to further my knowledge in the dental field by advancing into orthodontics. I take professional photos & x-rays of our patients throughout treatment. One of the reasons I love my position at OLV is getting to meet and have the privilege of welcoming new patients into our office. I love helping them get excited about the new orthodontic journey that's ahead of them, as well as making their initial visit an amazing and comforting experience as they begin their orthodontic treatment. Outside of work I love hiking, cooking, and traveling with my newly engaged fiance Ryan.
Throughout high school, I attended LCTI's Dental Technology program and graduated as a dental assistant. Post graduation I received my SOA certification (specialized orthodontic assistant.) There I graduated as a dental assistant. I love what I do in my position as an assistant because I get to do a little of everything when it comes to our patient's care. The appointment I enjoy the most is "Debonds" which is removing patients' braces at the end of treatment. I enjoy getting to see how excited patients get to finally see their smiles after all their hard work. I am recently engaged to my fiance Nathan and we are really enjoying the wedding planning process. We also enjoy cooking and baking in our free time!
Front Desk Coordinator
I am one of Dr.Ely's front desk workers, and enjoy greeting and attending to the patients who choose us for their care. I love watching our patients progress through treatment and getting to know them at each visit. In my free time, I enjoy writing and reading. I also love taking trips with my new rescue pup Melody on the weekends.
Front Desk Coordinator
I love everyone's smiling faces when they walk into our office. I am currently a student at Penn State studying for my bachelor's degree in Bio-behavioral Health as well as my master's in Public Health. My favorite part of working at OLV is seeing our patients light up when their new smile is revealed! When I'm not at work, you can find me playing with my two dogs, Loki & Kane. I am always looking for something exciting, which explains why I've been skydiving! The group of people I work with makes every day better than the last.