Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists

Excellence through innovation

Meet the Staff

meet the staff

We recognize that all of 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.


ale Ale

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Ale has been an orthodontic assistant since 2001. She has been working for AOS since 2007. She takes pride in caring for patients in a professional and timely manner so they can enjoy the experience, and get back to the important things in their lives. Ale grew up in New Orleans and has lived in the Atlanta area for five years. She is married with a beautiful daughter and enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Nola.


amanda Amanda

Certified Orthodontic Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

Amanda is a certified orthodontic assistant and the treatment coordinator for our Howell Mill/Buckhead location. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and has been working in orthodontics since 2001. She loves getting to know our patients and following their treatment progress. Amanda enjoys modern art, music, and film. She is married to her husband, Jared, who is a graphic designer.


april April

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

April joined the AOS team in February of 2007. She graduated from Georgia Medical Institute in 2006 and received her certification in the state of Georgia for Orthodontic Assisting in 2007. She loves seeing our patients’ huge smiles when their braces are removed. April grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and later moved to Georgia where she attended Georgia Southwestern State University, majoring in Political Science. April enjoys spending her free time as a professional dance instructor and performer in Atlanta and across the United States.


chris Chris

Certified Othodontic Assistant

Chris has worked with AOS since May of 2003 and assists our doctors with all aspects of patient care. She enjoys getting to know our patients and seeing their transformations when they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Chris’ favorite thing is seeing a new, beautiful smile. Chris is married to Robbie and has a stepson, Luke, a dog named Maggie, and a cat named Baby. She enjoys sewing, cooking, and antiquing.


daniel Daniel

Laboratory Technician

Daniel was born in Colombia and moved to the United States at the early age of four. Raised in Florida, he graduated from South Plantation High School. Shortly after, Daniel moved to Gainesville, Florida where he attended Santa Fe Community College and started his career as a dermatologist assistant. Daniel moved to Atlanta and made a career change when he joined AOS. He has been working as our wonderful laboratory technician for over two years. Daniel loves to watch scary movies and play rugby. He is even active in fundraising for his rugby club.


gwen Gwen

Administrative Assistant

Gwen has been with AOS since 2007 and enjoys being one of the first faces you see when you walk in the door at AOS. She is such a people person and loves being able to interact with all of our wonderful patients. Gwen is originally from New Jersey and has one son, Jamal, who is currently attending college. She enjoys being a personal shopper, relaxing, and spending time with her Maltese, Bojahn.


julie Julie

Suresmile Coordinator

Julie is a certified orthodontic assistant and the Suresmile Coordinator for AOS.  She is highly organized and manages all aspects of the suresmile process.   Julie has worked in orthodontics since 1998, and has been with our team since 2005.  Julie’s favorite aspect of her career is building self-confidence through a beautiful smile. Our patients’ smiles always brighten her day. In her spare time, Julie enjoys shopping for jewelry and being with her miniature schnauzer, Rocky.


liz Liz

Treatment Coordinator

Liz has been a leader at AOS since 1992. She has been a certified orthodontic assistant for 28 years and has served as our treatment coordinator since 2006. Liz enjoys seeing our patients grow into adults as their confidence increases and their smiles are transformed. She has also been a cornerstone in the practice’s adoption of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Liz has two children, a son who graduated from Duquesne University and a daughter attending the University of Tennessee. She loves animals and enjoys hiking, exercising, and relaxing in her free time.


lori Lori

Administrative Assistant

Lori grew up in Pittsburgh and attended California University of Pennsylvania, graduating as an educator. After moving to Atlanta and teaching, she took time off to raise her two sons. She has been with AOS since 2004 as our appointment and financial coordinator of the Buckhead office. Both she and her sons are former patients of AOS.


marni Marni

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Marnie joined our clinical team in February of 2010 after moving to Atlanta from Destin, Florida. Marnie has been a certified orthodontic assistant since 1996. Her passion for orthodontics began at age 17 when she was a patient herself. Marnie finds being an orthodontist assistant to be very rewarding and she can’t imagine doing anything else. Marnie and her husband, Hunter, have been married since 1993 and love to travel and spend time with friends and family. She enjoys home projects and her yorkie-poo, Shadow.


sandra Sandra

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Sandra has been an orthodontic assistant since 2006. She joined AOS after relocating to Atlanta from Orlando, Florida. Sandra has always been fascinated by the dental field and enjoys doing what she loves on a daily basis. She is married and has three wonderful nieces. She is proud of the fact that in 2012, she completed her first half marathon.


nancy Nancy

Administrative Manager

Nancy has been with Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists since 2004 and serves as the administrative manager of the Medical Quarters and Buckhead offices. She grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Nancy and her husband have been married for 28 years and have two grown children. She enjoys chocolate, Diet Coke, and lots of exercise!


anna Anna

Administrative Assistant

Anna works in our front office where she schedules appointments, acts as our receptionist, and greets patients. She loves chatting with patients and learning new things from them. Each patient is so unique, and Anna enjoys all the different personalities she interacts with every day. Anna has been married for over 20 years and has two children, two dogs, and two turtles. She enjoys hunting, skiing, reading, and gardening.

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