Our Staff

Dr. Spoonhower and staff

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 McLaughlin

JoanneJoanne 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 a reception specialist, she has transitioned to financial and insurance services. 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 Eller

MichelleMichelle graduated from Green High School in 1988. She attended the Portage Lakes Career Center, graduating from the Health Occupations program. Immediately after high school she began working in general dentistry, remaining in that field for 19 years. She began working at Spoonhower Orthodontics in July 2006. Michelle is a 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 as a Clinical Assistant. In addition to caring for our patients, Michelle is our Inventory Coordinator. She lives in Green and enjoys watching her son play baseball, her daughter sing and dance around the house, camping, and spending time with her husband and family.

Lori Sox

LoriLori 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. She is also our diagnostic technician, and in charge of photographs and radiographic analyses. Additionally, she is our infection control coordinator. Lori continues to live in Alliance, watching her younger son golf and play basketball. She enjoys skiing and the outdoors. She loves taking care of her grandchildren while her oldest son continues his career in the United States Marine Corps. and is stationed in North Carolina.

Alisha Wright

AlishaAlisha was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Being a military child, she has lived all over including Louisiana, 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 husbands' job relocated them to Ohio in July 2010.  Alisha began working at Spoonhower Orthodontics in August 2011. She has transitioned to become our scheduling coordinator.  Her responsibilities include appointment confirmation, appointment scheduling and insurance benefits. She will be the smiling face you see as you first enter our office.  Alisha lives in Uniontown and enjoys gourmet cooking, running and spending time with her family.

Shara Gray

SharaShara 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 in the orthodontic field 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 has additional responsibilities as our videographer for patient education and is responsible for marketing events.  She lives in Green, and her family is an active bunch; sports, hiking with their dog and outside activities.

Hannah Edmunds

HannahHannah graduated from Lake High School in 2012 and continued her education at Stark State University. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 2015, followed by earning a radiology license.  As a former patient, she has always had an interest in the orthodontic field. She began at Spoonhower Orthodontics in January 2013. Hannah spends her time as both a clinician and our Social Media Coordinator. She lives in Springfield and enjoys traveling and spending time with her close family and friends, and long distance friends and family. 

Jessica Bellamy

JessicaJessica 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 certificate and radiology license in 2016. Upon graduation she joined our office and her current responsibilities include laboratory technician and clinical assistant. 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.

Jean Hunkele

JeanAfter graduating in 1988 from Regina High School in South Euclid, Ohio, Jean attended Bowling Green University. An interest in the dental field led her to her first job as an Endodontic Assistant. After three years in Endodontics, Jean began working in Orthodontics. Having recently joined our practice as our Treatment Coordinator, Jean brings to us seventeen years of Orthodontics Office experience, including chairside assisting, treatment plan consulting, and appointment scheduling. She is an Orthodontic Assistant- National Board Certified Orthodontic Assistant. This requires her to maintain various continuing education course requirements. She also has a radiology license. Jean resides in Tallmadge with her husband and three wonderful children. She enjoys attending the many sporting events and activities of her sons and daughter, listening to music, bicycling, and family vacations at the beach.

Christy Bowen

ChristyChristy graduated from Stow- Munroe Falls High School in 1998 and Kent State University in 2002. Christy is the newest member of the Spoonhower Orthodontic team having joined in February 2018. Christy brings with her 17 years of experience in the dental field. She has 8 years of experience in the Orthodontic specialty as well as experience in general dentistry. She will be the first smiling face that will greet you when you walk in the door and will help you with your appointment needs. Christy lives in Green with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys long distance cycling, skiing, taking long walks with her dogs, and interior designing.

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