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Meet the Team

Amanda

Orthodontic Assistant

I love working with our patients and seeing how each person’s new smile improves their confidence!

Amanda, a Certified Dental Assistant, has worked in the field since 2014 and joined Burke Orthodontics in 2018. She assists Dr. Burke with different procedures and offers patient education and encouragement.

 

Beth

Office Manager/New Patient Coordinator

I love seeing patients achieve their goals of beautiful smiles and watching their confidence grow!

Beth has been in the orthodontic field for over 16 years. She fell in love with the process and never left. At Burke Orthodontics, she manages our staff and practice, as well as works with new patients and families as they’re starting their orthodontic journey. Outside the office, Beth has a wonderful blended family which keeps her busy. She believes in living a balanced life, so she makes time to work out and pursue retail therapy, too.

Casey

Casey loves working in the orthodontic field.  She loves helping patients achieve their new smiles.

I have been working in the orthodontic field since 2011.  I perform adjustments, bandings and provide patient care.  Outside of the office i love to travel and spend time with family and friends

 

Dawn

Orthodontic Assistant

I enjoy interacting with our patients and seeing how each person changes as their new smile is perfected!

Dawn started working in the dental field in 1994. She spends her days in the clinic, assisting Dr. Burke as he crafts amazing smiles and making sure patients are comfortable during procedures. When she’s not at work, Dawn enjoys time with her husband, three children, and their family dog.

Ellen

Records/Lab Technician

I love everything about my work, but especially enjoy knowing I’m playing a role that helps people develop life-changing smiles!

Ellen has been in the dental field since 1984 and joined Burke Orthodontics in 2006. She oversees collecting and organizing patient clinical records and works in our onsite laboratory, too.

Katelyn

Clinical Coordinator/Assistant

I love getting to know our patients and seeing the progress of their treatment!

Katelyn, a Certified Dental Assistant, has been with Burke Orthodontics since 2006. As our Clinical Coordinator, she keeps our clinic organized and running efficiently. She also provides chairside assistance to Dr. Burke during various procedures. Outside the office, Katelyn enjoys time with her husband and two perfect little girls.

Lauren

Orthodontic Assistant

I like building relationships with our patients and watching their smiles transform!

Lauren started in the field in 2017 and joined our practice in 2018. She works in the clinic where she assists Dr. Burke, performs required adjustments, and provides helpful oral health education and encouragement to patients. When she’s not working, Lauren is usually  enjoying time with her daughter Mia, as well as family and friends. She loves the outdoors and looks forward to visiting Florida as often as she can.

Lyssa

Orthodontic Assistant

I love doing full bondings and being part of the patient getting their braces for the first time. I also love watching each patient’s smile progress from start to finish and seeing how their teeth, and confidence change!

Lyssa started in the field in 2013. She has worked  as an oral surgery assistant, and after joining us in 2017, as an orthodontic assistant. She performs adjustments, assists with bondings, takes X-rays, and provides patient education. When she’s not working, Lyssa’s family keeps her on the go.  She has three children with another one the way, plus two rescue dogs. She loves baking and decorating cookies and is an avid gardener with a huge collection of succulents.

Maggie

Marketing/Contract Coordinator

I enjoy making families happy by working out the best payment solutions!

Maggie started in the field in 2007 and joined Burke Orthodontics in 2008. She meets with new patients and families reviewing the financial aspects of treatment, and sets up payment terms that fit with each family’s budget. Beyond the office, Maggie enjoys time with her husband, college-aged children, and their family dog. Her favorite hobby is working out and staying healthy.

Paige

Sterilization/X-Ray Technician

I like working with our patients and seeing how each changing smile changes the person’s self-esteem and confidence!

Paige has been with Burke Orthodontics since 2018. She started in the field in 2014 and has been both a general dental and an orthodontic assistant. Here, she sterilizes instruments, sets up the treatment area, assists with retainer checks, takes records, and helps the other assistants. Outside the office, Paige enjoys time with her fiancé, their cats and their dog. If she’s not at work, she can be found shopping, hanging out with family, and working with her fiancé who’s a carpenter. Paige loves everything Disney and roller coasters.

Pamela

Financial Coordinator

I enjoy helping patients understand and manage their accounts, as that makes treatment less stressful for them and their families.

Pamela started with Burke Orthodontics in 2003 as an orthodontic assistant and then transitioned to the front office. She oversees all aspects of patient accounts, ensuring everything is up-to-date. Pamela and her husband John have been married for over 35 years. They have two children, Carrie and John, as well as four granddaughters and a grandson. Pamela loves time with her family and cheering on the White Sox.

Samantha

Appointment Coordinator

I love seeing our patients transform through their journey and always ecstatic to see new patients join us!

Samantha loves to cook and work out.  She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend in the great outdoors!  Her other interest is her cat that she loves going home to.

Sarah

Assistant

I like meeting all of our new patients and families and getting to know people as they achieve their best smiles!

Sarah joined Burke Orthodontics in 2008. She works chairside assisting Dr. Burke, guiding patients through their orthodontic journey. Beyond the office, Sarah loves time with her husband, Joseph, and their son Lucas. We are a social family and  always have something going on, whether that’s a sporting event or traveling to New Buffalo and hanging out with friends.

Susie J.

Insurance Coordinator

This group is my family away from home. They are awesome!

Susie has been with the team since 2003, handling all the insurance paperwork and claims for patients and the office.  She brings over 30 years of experience to the practice, making sure that insurance runs smoothly.  She has three wonderful boys and one grandchild.  She is very active in church, P.E.O. and golf.  She also loves to play piano, walk her dog, sew and paint.

Vicki B.

Dental Hygienist

I love seeing our happy patients as they get their braces off and see their new, incredible smiles for the first time!

Vicki has a degree in dental hygiene and has been with Burke Orthodontics since 2006. She sees patients at their brace removal appointments, offering a thorough and gentle dental cleaning so their new smile is healthy and bright. Outside of work, Vicki enjoys spending much of her free time with her husband Neal. They love hiking, the outdoors, and traveling – and Vicki loves cats.

Vicki M.

Appointment Coordinator

I like meeting our patients and watching everyone’s smiles transform!

Vicki started in the field in 2003 and worked as a dental assistant for 13 years. She joined Burke Orthodontics in 2018 and works in the front office. She manages the appointment schedule by helping patients arrange visits at times that work with their busy lives. When she’s not at the practice, Vicki enjoys being with her husband, two children, and their two family dogs. She’s also an avid Cubs and Blackhawks fan.