Meet Team Spoon

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 Stewart

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 husband, kids and fur babies

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 joined Team Spoon 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 joined Team Spoon in January 2013. She is mainly involved with clinical patient care and is responsible for marketing events. She lives in Green, and her family is an active bunch; sports, hiking with their dogs and outside activities.

Jean Hunkele

JeanAfter graduating in 1988 from Regina High School in South Euclid, Ohio, Jean attended Bowling Green State University. She joined Team Spoon in 2017 as our Treatment Coordinator. Jean brings to us over twenty years of orthodontic office experience, including treatment plan consulting, chairside assisting, and administrative duties. She is a Dental Assisting National Board Certified Orthodontic Assistant, a credential that requires her to annually obtain continuing education requirements. In addition, she maintains a dental radiography license from The Ohio State Dental Board and is CPR certified. Jean and her husband have two sons and one daughter. She enjoys traveling, running, yoga, 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 joined Team Spoon in December 2018. She is one of our marketing coordinators and also the social media coordinator, customer relations specialist, works at the front desk, and helps out as a backup treatment coordinator when needed. Christy has her radiography license and is also CPR certified. In her spare time, Christy is a licensed skydiver (she’s jumped out of a plane over 180 times so far), enjoys skiing, hitting the gym, and partaking in any activity that involves signing a waiver.

Katie Stiles

KatieKatie graduated from Garfield High School in 2005. She then graduated from Herzing College in 2008 and has been loving her 14 year dental career ever since! She joined Team Spoon in 2021 as an orthodontic assistant. She has her radiology license and is CPR certified. Katie lives in Green with her family and they love anything outdoors including camping, hiking and fishing. They also love traveling to the ocean for family vacations. Katie loves to make people smile, and we know she will make you smile too!

Brittany Westfall

BrittanyBrittany graduated from Springfield High School in 2008 followed by Modern Dental Concepts in 2014. She is CPR certified and has her radiology license. She joined Team Spoon in 2021. Brittany is an orthodontic assistant with a wide range of dental experience - including general dentistry, endodontics, and her absolute favorite - orthodontics. She loves spending time with her husband and two young boys outdoors. She is also very competitive in sports, so if we ever have a friendly game of staff vs patient dodgeball again.....watch out for her!

Heather VanDress

HeatherHeather graduated from Hudson High school in 2002. She immediately started a career in Banking for 10 years until she decided that she wanted to stay home with her two kids. Heather obtained her license in Real Estate in 2019 from Hondros Business College. She moved to Green in 2020 and absolutely loves it here! Heather is the latest addition to our office, having joined Team Spoon in January 2022 as an orthodontic assistant. She is enjoying broadening her career in the dental field and looks forward to meeting all of you!  Heather spends her time outside of work with her family and watching her kids play sports. She also enjoys taking weekend trips to ride the Hatfield McCoy trails in her side by side. She loves a good board game and playing Euchre with friends.

Merri Kever

MerriMerri is the newest Team Spoon member. She graduated from Stellarton High School in 1998 in Nova Scotia, Canada. She then went on to graduate from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2000 as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is radiology, CPR, and first aid certified. Merri has many years of experience in general dentistry, but has been loving her transition to orthodontics this past year! Merri lives in Green with her husband Andrew and their four active kids. In her spare time, Merri loves traveling, running, and hiking with her kids.

Spoonhower Orthodontics

  • Spoonhower Orthodontics - 1410 Boettler Rd., Uniontown, OH 44685 Phone: (330)896-0600 (330)896-0601

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