I am one of Dr. Ely’s chairside assistants, and work to help put braces on, change wires, take X-rays and photographs, and bond loose brackets. I love getting to know our patients on a personal level and watching as they progress throughout their treatments with confidence. In the time I’ve been with this office, it’s been great to see the transformation of our patients’ smiles and the confidence it gives them. My husband, Aaron, and I have one son named Jack and a daughter named Ella. I love volunteering for my children’s sports and activities.
Reception & Financial
I am here to greet patients, schedule their appointments, and assist them with any and all of their financial needs. The one-on-one interactions I have with our patients and their families makes each day really special. I also enjoy working with my team because we all work well together, both in the office and out. I have been married to my husband, Chris, for 16 years. I have two daughters, Madison and Emma. I enjoy coaching softball and basketball in my free time.
I joined OLV in 2009, and brought with me over 20 years of experience in orthodontics. I’ve really enjoyed getting to meet so many people and making such a huge difference in their lives. Dr. Ely is a great person and an awesome doctor. The team here gets along really well and it's a fun atmosphere for patients. I love my job, and when I’m not here, I love my family and spending my time shoe shopping!
With over 34 years of experience in the dental field, and the past 12 of those here at OLV, I am able to quickly and efficiently assist our patients with all their front desk and financial needs. I answer phones, handle insurance, and welcome our patients to their appointments. I have always enjoyed helping people, and working in the orthodontic field lets me do that with a smile! Dr. Ely and our team are very passionate about what we do and achieve great results. I am a true animal lover and have two dogs of my own at home.
My name is Shelly and I am a scheduling coordinator with 15 years in the dental field. I have been married for 12 years and have two wonderful children. When away from the office, I enjoy shopping and spending time with family.
Hi! My name is Amanda and I’ve been in the dental field for 17 years. I started my career as a sterilization tech and worked in all aspects of dentistry. I have achieved my goal of becoming an Orthodontic assistant which allows me to help my patient’s gain their beautiful smiles. I love my job as a chairside assistant.
My name is Senada. I am originally from Montenegro. I was introduced to orthodontics when I came to the USA. I've been in the field of orthodontics for 10 years and enjoy interacting with patients of all ages and seeing the patient’s end result. I love spending time with friends and family and like to cook and bake when I'm at home.
My name is Lauren and I'm an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Ely. I have my bachelor of science in applied psychology. I transitioned to the orthodontic field and it was the best decision I ever made! Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love to cook! A smile speaks a thousand words and it is a way to define an individual. At the end of the day I feel great about being able to make a positive change in someone's life.
My name is Ileah and I've been in orthodontics since 2012. What I love most about my job is seeing the end results and the patient loving their new smile. I believe their new look gives the patient that extra confidence for their future. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and boyfriend and enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking.
Scheduling Coordinator / Chairside Assistant
I worked as a chairside assistant for nine years before transitioning to the front desk, so I have the experience needed to fill both positions whenever needed. The best part of my job is watching the transformations that patients go through, and seeing how excited they are with their end results. I enjoy working with my team because everyone gets along well and we are all here to help each other. We are friends inside and out of work, too! I am married and have three children: Jaxsen, Benjamin, and Hillary. I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, and going to the beach in the summertime.