Your team is focused on excellence. Our top priority is to provide the highest quality and most efficient orthodontic treatment in the greater Harrisburg area. We are dedicated to making sure that you have the smile you desire through attention to detail, quality and education. Take some time to get to know us!
As a young child, my parents gave me every opportunity to learn. Whether it was my father encouraging me to solve problems or my mom allowing me to balance her checkbook on a regular basis, I spent my life learning how to bring structure and organization to businesses. My childhood and employment experiences have given me the passion to guide and lead others to greatness in their individual positions. Working at Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics, not only allows me to bring my natural talents to the table, but also allows me to contribute to creating an environment of excellence for our staff and clients alike.
Having over 25 years of experience within the dental field, starting within general dentistry, and later joining ALO in 2000 as an orthodontic assistant. Since that time, I have gained so much experience by transitioning into a treatment coordinator and, now, a member of the ALO leadership team – working as Carlisle’s office administrator. My extensive orthodontic training, knowledge, and expertise allows me to provide our patients with the best care possible. Being a member of the ALO team allows me to create beautiful smiles, while building confidence within our patients. My family is also very important to me, and I greatly enjoy watching my daughter compete in equestrian events.
I have always had a passion for helping others, an ambition to continually do my best, and a need to help maintain an organized atmosphere. Those traits, along with my love for education, has guided me onto my current career path. I am continually searching for new learning opportunities, skills, and techniques, which is vital in both the workplace and in my personal life. Being part of the Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics team allows me to utilize my various skills by helping to support the doctors, staff, and patients. Every day brings new challenges and learning opportunities, and I enjoy every minute of it!
I joined the ALO team in 1998, I have been a certified orthodontic assistant since 2000 who loves being a part of such an amazing team. I believe my passion for helping patients achieve that beautiful smile and gain their personal confidence, makes my role within the team so rewarding. One of my best attributes to the ALO team is my ability to communicate and adapt to each individual patient. Over the years I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience from both the doctors and fellow team members, all of which helps me to provide the best care to our community.
I have idealized working in the dental field based on the great experiences I have always had at the dentist. I enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College, where I received my Dental Assistant certification, and most recently I received my DANB certification. While pursuing my career in orthodontics, I have had the opportunity to develop great relationships with patients, their families, and best of all creating beautiful smiles. At Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics I feel that I do my best to make every patient comfortable and provide them with the best care. I am a strong believer that learning is never done and I am committed in continuing my education to provide a better experience for our patients at ALO.
Growing up in a large family and being the daughter of a teacher and nurse, I share my parents’ genuine caring personality. My sisters and I all had experiences with orthodontics as children. My true passion for orthodontics flowered when my own children started their journey with braces and the inspiration from seeing the confidence that they now have in their day to day life. I enjoy the mission of teaching our community about Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics and our extraordinary team. When I interact with my patients, it gives me the opportunity to make them feel special and educate them about healthy, beautiful smiles.
Being the oldest of five children, I grew up with a great deal of responsibility and a love of being around people. I am always willing to lend a helping hand and thrive being there through the highs and lows; whether it being taking care of them or just being a great listener. With my previous years of experience in the hospital and healthcare setting caring for cancer patients, it has allowed me to be more personable and make a positive impact with patients and their families here at ALO. I love watching new patients insecurities transform into confidence throughout treatment, which has allowed me to grow and relate to our patients that much more. I strive to make everyone’s day, even with the simplest smile!
Since I was a child, I have helped my mother within her office, organizing and performing various office tasks. It was during college that I quickly realized how beneficial those skills have become, helping me to become quite organized in all aspects of my life. I also have a keen eye for detail, which I have developed from being a part of the rigid fitness community. I also enjoy helping others, and do whatever I can to share my skills and knowledge with them.
Being a part of the ALO team allows me to utilize all of those traits and has greatly benefited me within my role. Each day I look forward to coming to work and seeing my co-workers, patients, and families. It is so rewarding to see the patient’s smiles and I am proud to be a part of their amazing journey with ALO.
PATIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Patient Service Representative
I have been an ALO team member since 1972, working as a certified orthodontic assistant. I now work part-time in the ALO Business Office, but still maintain my orthodontic assisting certification. I feel that I chose this profession because my father had the most beautiful teeth and I believe I got my smile and teeth from him. However, due to medications related to epilepsy he lost his teeth. In a way, I believe I am preserving or honoring him by seeing the many beautiful smiles that have been created throughout my long career. It is also very rewarding to meet all of our wonderful patients and families, and being able to see the changes in their smiles that our practice provides. While I enjoy spending quality time with my family, I enjoy being here so much and love being with my “work family”.
The most rewarding aspect of my job is watching our patients’ personalities develop and their self-esteem improve. I enjoy being part of an incredible team that truly cares about each and every patient. When I’m not aiding in creating beautiful smiles, I enjoy traveling, experiencing different cultures, and cuisines. Being a team member at ALO not only allows me to meet new people in the local community, but I’m also able to share with my patients’ just how rewarding it is, knowing that I help boost their confidence and self-esteem.
I am a kind hearted individual who has always had a passion for orthodontics. I recently joined the ALO team and look forward to growing within my role and becoming an outstanding technician that will inspire our patients and fellow teammates. I care a great deal about our patients and work hard to ensure them that their treatment and progress are a priority. Much like our patients, I too look forward to the end result, knowing that I had a part in their treatment, by helping them to gain the beautiful smile that they always wanted.
Ever since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by braces and retainers, as well as the ability to provide patients with a beautiful smile. I also have a passion for teaching, and being an orthodontic technician, allows me to do what I love, and still help to provide our patients with a wonderful experience and an amazing smile! I am very proud to be part of the ALO team and I am committed to providing the best care to our patients!
Having over nine years of experience in the dental field, I am excited to bring my skills to ALO. I have had orthodontic treatment, and understand the confidence boost that I gained in the process. It is rewarding to deliver that same feeling to our patients during their smile journey. Working at ALO allows me to not only provide the best quality of care to our patients, but I also get to work with an amazing team!
As a former ALO patient, I remember how excited I was to go to my appointments. It was then that I knew I wanted to be an orthodontic technician, which lead me to the dental assisting program at York Technical Institute. It is my passion for orthodontics that allows me to deliver amazing treatment to our patients, just as I received. I am so grateful to be working for two amazing Orthodontists, and each day is a new learning opportunity.
At a young age, my parents instilled in me that we should treat every person as we would like to be treated. I believe this can be used in every aspect of life. This is why I strive to care for every patient with the same respect and compassion that I would hope to be treated with.
I truly enjoy getting to know and interacting with every patient. Each patient has a story, a reason, a perspective and I love hearing about their lives and getting to know them throughout their orthodontic experience. Helping our patients achieve healthy, functional, beautiful results is why I find working in orthodontics, and at Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics, so rewarding.