We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is certified, trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars given by organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists.
Joanne graduated from Green High School in 1998. While in her senior year, she earned her State Vocational Certificate from the Portage Lakes Career Center. She then received her associate's degree in Business Management from Stark State College of Technology. Joanne has been working at Spoonhower Orthodontics since its inception in 2006. Initially as Front Desk Receptionist, she has transitioned to Financial and Insurance Coordinator. Additionally, Joanne has her radiology license. Her roles include office managerial tasks, receptionist, treatment conferences, designating financial arrangements and assisting our families in submitting insurance claims. She lives in Green and enjoys spending time with her son.
Michelle graduated from Green High School in 1988. She attended the Portage Lakes Career Center, graduating from the medical program. Immediately after high school she began working as a dental assistant in general dentistry, remaining in that field for 16 years. She began working at Spoonhower Orthodontics in July 2006. Michelle is a Dental Assistant - National Board Certified Dental Assistant. This requires her to maintain various continuing education course requirements. She also has both a radiology license and a coronal polishing certificate. The majority of her time is spent caring for our patients as an orthodontic assistant. In addition to patient care, Michelle's roles include Inventory Coordinator and Dental Laboratory Coordinator. She lives in Green and enjoys watching her son's baseball games and her daughter create beautiful artwork.
Lori grew up in Alliance, Ohio and has an employment background in private banking and elementary school public education. She graduated with a degree in dental assisting from Stark State Technical College in 2010. She joined Spoonhower Orthodontics in March 2011. She is a Dental Assistant - National Board Certified Dental Assistant. This requires her to maintain various continuing education course requirements. She also has both a radiology license and a coronal polishing certificate. The majority of her time is spent on patient care as an orthodontic assistant. She is also our Diagnostic Technician, in charge of photographs and radiographic analyses. Additionally, she is our Infection Control Coordinator. Lori continues to live in Alliance, watching her younger son race and visiting her older son, daughter-in-law and grandson in California when he is back from Marine overseas deployment.
Alisha was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being a military child, she has lived all over, including Mississippi, Oklahoma and Germany! She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1992. She then worked for 12 years at Concordia Theological Seminary Library as the Acquisitions Assistant. Her husband’s job relocated them to Ohio in July 2010. Alisha began working at Spoonhower Orthodontics in August 2011 as someone who was new to the orthodontic profession. She has transitioned well to become our main Front Desk Receptionist. Her responsibilities include appointment confirmation, appointment scheduling, insurance benefits and referring doctor coordination. She will be the smiling face you see as you first enter our office. Alisha lives in Uniontown and enjoys gourmet cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
Bobbi grew up in Springfield Township, graduating from the Diversified Health Occupations Program at Springfield High School in 1988. She was a general dental assistant for two years after high school, then an orthodontic assistant for 9 years. Bobbi initially worked per diem for Spoonhower Orthodontics starting in June 2010 and became a regular team member in January 2012. She has her radiology license. Her main focus is clinical patient care. Additional responsibilities include our marketing committee and community liaison. Bobbi lives in Green and enjoys going to the beach, working in the yard and attending her children's sporting events.
Shara graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in 1998. After attending the University of Akron for two years, she moved to Cincinnati and has been working as an orthodontic assistant ever since then. Shara moved back to the Akron area and became a member of Spoonhower Orthodontics in January 2013. She has her radiology license and is mainly involved with clinical patient care. Shara is our Social Media Coordinator and has additional responsibilities as our Videographer for patient education and practice events. She lives in Green, and her family is an active bunch; sports, hiking with their dog and outside activities.
Hannah graduated from Lake High School in 2012 and continued her education at Stark State University. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 2015. As a former patient, she has always had an interest in the orthodontic field. She began at Spoonhower Orthodontics in January 2013. Hannah splits her time as both a clinician involved with patient care and as a reception specialist responsible for appointment scheduling. She lives in Uniontown and enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with family.
Brooke is originally from Missouri and moved to Akron in summer 2009. She graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield, Missouri and went onto a certified dental assisting program at Missouri College in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been working in the orthodontic field since 2007. Brooke began at Spoonhower Orthodontics in April 2010. She is a Dental Assistant - National Board Certified Dental Assistant. This requires her to obtain yearly continuing education coursework. She also has both a radiology license and a coronal polishing certificate. Initially, Brooke spent the majority of her time as a clinician, but has transitioned to become our New Patient Services Coordinator. She is also responsible for office marketing events. Brooke lives in Plain Township and enjoys spending time with her family going to parks, camping and swimming.
Jessica grew up in Canton, graduating from Glen Oak High School in 2010. While working at a tanning salon, she completed her fashion merchandizing degree at Stark State College in 2014. She then continued her education in the dental assistant program at Stark State finishing with a dental assisting and radiology certificate in 2016. Her experience of going through braces as a teenager sparked an interest in the orthodontic field. She is amazed at the transformation and confidence orthodontics can give other people. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work. Often at the race track with her boyfriend, she nervously watches him on his four-wheeler.
Denise grew up throughout northeastern Ohio, graduating from Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio in 1986. Most recently, Denise was employed as the Administrator of Grace Community Church in Alliance Ohio. She has a long employment history in administration that includes the business and financial industries. She returned to Uniontown in 2014, where she now lives with her husband and two kids. She enjoys watching her two children at their many events, getaways with her husband, and scrapbooking with her friends. Denise's smiling face joined Spoonhower Orthodontics Front Office Reception Team in November 2016.