Meet the "A" Team

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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.


MELISSA

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ORTHODONTIC CLINICAL COORDINATOR

I am a native of Cary and have been with this great team since March 2004. I am a graduate of the Wake Tech Community College dental assisting program. I am both state and nationally board-certified in dental assisting. I enjoy getting to know each patient as well as the family, and watching them gain confidence throughout treatment. I am so proud of and enjoy our wonderful, dynamic team who genuinely care about our patients and each other; we laugh often and have so much fun, which brings great energy into our office. I feel it’s a blessing to work with such positive and uplighting people.

I am married with two beautiful daughters. I was born and raised in the Apex/Cary area. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping, NC State football, and being outdoors.


JANET

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BUSINESS MANAGER AND TREATMENT COORDINATOR

I started working in orthodontics in 1997, and joined this awesome team after relocating to NC from Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2011. I have the pleasure of working with kids and parents in many areas of the practice, including with new patients as they set up insurance and billing. I enjoy watching how orthodontics changes people’s lives for the better, and seeing their beautiful smiles once treatment is completed! I feel like the people I work with are my extended family. I enjoy coming to our office and getting to work with great professionals who help change our patients’ lives by giving them beautiful smiles.

I am married with one adult daughter and a black lab. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, music, boating, four wheeling, and doing just about anything outdoors.


KELLI

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ORTHODONTIC CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT

I am a North Carolina native and joined the team in January 2014. I am a 2011 graduate of the dental assisting program at Alamance Community College. What I enjoy most about my job is seeing the progress from visit to visit with patients, making a difference in their lives, and hopefully leaving them with a positive experience. Everyone on our team works together so well. I love them all like family and they make working here so much fun!

I am married and my husband and I have a son. We also have a sweet Beagle named Finley. We love doing anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


ERIN

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SCHEDULING COORDINATOR AND TREATMENT COORDINATOR

I am at the front of the office to greet each patient and parent as they arrive for their appointment while also answering phones, scheduling patients for upcoming appointments, verifying insurance, and numerous other administrative duties. Our patients and their families are the foundation of our practice, and I work hard to build and maintain relationships with them. Our team is a family; we are there for each other on a daily basis. Dr. Altherr has a passion for what he does, which shows through to our team and patients.

I grew up on a farm and have a history of showing horses and breeding and showing Anatolian Shepherd dogs. I have been married to my husband Ed for almost a decade, and we have five grandchildren. I also love to quilt.


BRITTANY

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ORTHODONTIC CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT

I graduated from Alamance Community College in 2008 with an associate’s degree in dental assisting, and have been in orthodontics since then. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and love seeing the change in someone’s smile along the way as well as the increase in their self-confidence! I have a small son, and he is my best friend.

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