Meet Our Staff
Debbie - Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator
Hello, my name is Debbie, and I am our office manager and also a treatment coordinator. I have been with Dr. Carmen since 1995 and in orthodontics for 33 years. My favorite thing about orthodontics is watching the transformation of personalities and the increase in self confidence that takes place no matter what age our patients wear braces. I truly believe smiles change lives and increase opportunities.
I also love the fact that Dr Carmen has offices in three different communities. Although they are fairly close to each other, it really allows us to get to know our patients better and be part of the community they go to school or work in. I admire Dr Carmen for being so interested in his patients and he really enjoys getting to know them. I also admire him for the fact so many dentists around our city insist their patients see only Dr Carmen when they are ready for orthodontic treatment as well as bring their own families and staff to us. I think that speaks volumes about his reputation among his peers. I am so lucky to be part of such a positive environment.
I am a native of Toledo, Ohio and currently live in Dublin, Ohio with my husband Buddy and our four legged babies Barney and Scooter. I have one daughter, Kristie, who is also a part of our practice and lives nearby with her husband Tyler and our grandson Joey. My son, Joe, lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Jacquie. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling to warm climates for fun and sun!
Tammy, Treatment Coordinator
My name is Tammy, and I am the treatment coordinator and a certified orthodontic assistant for Dr. Carmen. Since 1995, I've had the great pleasure of working with patients just like you to provide gentle, quality, and rewarding orthodontic care. I've worked in dentistry for over 25 years. During that time one of my favorite things is getting to know all of our patients and seeing the wonderful changes and great results that each person achieves throughout their treatment. Working with Dr. Carmen is also a great experience; he is knowledgeable, fun, and caring, and always strives to deliver the best results possible. I am originally from Pickerington, OH, and have lived in Carroll since 1998. I am married, and have two children, Vance and Andrea. I love spending time with my family, and I enjoy being in the great outdoors.
Beth, Financial Coordinator
Hi, my name is Beth and I'm the Financial Coordinator here at Carmen Orthodontics! I became a part of this great practice in Spring 2012 and quickly realized what a wonderful family of staff and patients we have. Orthodontics has had a positive personal impact in my life, so it is wonderful to see Dr. Carmen and Dr. Jesse give the same experience to our patients. To me, the "Carmen Smile" refers not only to our fantastic orthodontic result, but to our happy atmosphere. I am a native to central Ohio and live in the Westerville area. I love to spend time with friends and family - especially my two adorable and amusing nephews - and I enjoy live music, comedy, and game nights with friends.
Barb, Insurance Coordinator
Hi, my names Barb! Ive been working with Dr. Carmen and in the field of orthodontics since 2001. Here at the practice, I work to make sure that all of your billing is done correctly, and that all of your insurance questions are answered thoroughly. I truly enjoy what I do; working with Dr. Carmen is great, his caring personality and joyful sense of humor make our practice a delightful place to be! We also have a wonderful, dedicated team who work hard to make sure that you and your family enjoys your orthodontic experience. I am originally from Columbus, OH, and have lived between Columbus and Pickerington my whole life. My husband Mike and I have one son, one daughter-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. I also have two pugs, Lexi and Riley. In my spare time, I enjoy spending tons of quality time with my family, especially enjoying my time with my grandchildren and puppies, as well as boating and fishing.
Nicole, Scheduling Coordinator
Hi, my name is Nicole! I have been a part of Dr. Carmen's team since the beginning of 2011. I love having the opportunity to work with all of our patients during their office visits and over the phone to help with scheduling and answering any questions that may arrise during their experience with our office. It is a pleasure getting to know all of the families in our practice and being part of such a wonderful team of staff members led by Dr. Carmen. One of my favorite roles is welcoming new patients to our office and making sure they are completely comfortable and ready for an exciting experience! I am originally from the Reynoldburg area and currently live in Columbus with my husband, Danny, whom I married in July of 2011. We have one spoiled child - our adorable cat, Oliver! Danny and I love going to the movies, so please come tell me about any great ones you have seen lately!
Katie, Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Katie and I am one of the newer additions to our front office team, but it didn't take long to feel like a member of the Carmen Orthodontics family! With my outgoing personality, I feel like I have the perfect job of getting to interact with all of our patients over the phone and in the office. My many roles include answering phones and helping patients schedule their next visit to see us. Both of our doctors are so wonderful to for and I love the positive environment in our office. I think orthodontics is such an amazing field because of the ability we have to boost the self-confidence of so many patients. I am from Gahanna and currently live there with my husband Kyle. On the weekends, we enjoy visiting out-of-town friends and spending time with family.
Kristie, Professional Relations Coordinator
My name is Kristie and I was delighted to join Dr. Carmen's team in 2011 as our Profesional Relations Coordinator. I absolutely love working with our talented and caring doctors and being part of such an energetic team! My favorite thing about the orthodontic field is the positive environment and watching so many patients receive life changing results with their beautiful smile. I also enjoy my unique opportunity to get to know so many of the wonderful doctors in our area and learn about their practice and staff as we work together to achieve the best results for our mutual patients. My husband, Tyler, and I live in Dublin with our son, Joey, and the most loveable goldendoodle, Bentley! In our free time, we enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
Lori, Certified Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, Im Lori! I am a certified orthodontic assistant for Dr. Carmen. I have been in dentistry for 12 years, in orthodontics since 2007. Dr. Carmen has a great personality, he is such a fun orthodontist, and its obvious that he truly loves what he does. My favorite thing about working in orthodontics, aside from Dr. Carmen and the team, is getting to see all of the bright, happy before and after smiles on our patients faces. I love helping our patients achieve the smiles theyve always wanted. I currently live in Canal Winchester with my husband, Chad, and our three children, Chad Jr., Brendon and Kara. I have been in the dental field for over 12 years, but in my free time away from the practice, I enjoy scrapbooking and camping.
Lindsay, Orthodontic assistant
My name is Lindsay, and I have been an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Carmen since 2008 (and in the orthodontic field since 2006). I enjoy working in a field that is constantly changing. Every day I face a new challenge, and it's great to work through each process with our patients so that they can have the beautiful smile they've always wanted. I am originally from Hilliard, OH, and now live in Columbus. I just recently got married to my husband Nick. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Liz, Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, my name is Liz and I have been with Dr. Carmen's team since 2010 and have loved learning and growing with his practice. His sense of humor and obvious love of what he does in Orthodontics makes coming to work genuinely enjoyable. Seeing patients happy about their beautiful end result and the way orthodontics dramatically improves patients self esteem makes what I do such a rewarding experience. I love getting to see the change that takes place with their smiles. I am a North Canton native but I have called Columbus home since 2005. I love spending time with friends and family, running and being competitive. I am loving life and my job!
Andrea, Orthodontic Assistant
Hello, my name is Andrea and I've been an orthodontic assistant since 1998. I love being a part of Dr. Carmen's practice because his lively sense of humor and extensive knowledge of orthodontics has made this a wonderful place to work. Not to mention the staff is fun and our patients are great! For me the most rewarding part of working in orthodontics is watching how a patient's smile develops over time and how their confidence progressively increases throughout their treatment. It's really an amazing experience! I live in Pickerington with my husband, Josh, and our two wonderful children, Austin and Ava. I love spending time with my family, watching my kids play sports, reading, baking and just enjoying the outdoors.
Val, Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, my name is Val! I became an orthodontic assistant more than 18 years ago when I first started working for Dr. Carmen. I love the positive environment in our office and the opportunity to get to know all of our patients and watch a transformation in their self-esteem as they receive a perfect smile. Both of our doctors have a wonderful sense of humor and make it so that there is never a dull moment in the day! I also respect their level of expertise and feel good knowing that our patients receive the best care possible. I am originally from Columbus and currently live in Canal Winchester with my two sons, Landon and Devin. Outside of the office, I enjoy being crafty, making jewelry, and spending time with friends and family.