Karrigan – Ortho Technician
Karrigan is the newest orthodontic technician at Saks Orthodontics. She recently graduated from the Rowan Cabarrus Community College Dental Assisting program. In her free time you can find her in the mountains or shopping. Karrigan loves spending time with her dog Daisy, family, and boyfriend, Wesley. Her goal is to make every patient experience a pleasant and happy one!
Allison – Ortho Technician
Allison joined the Saks team in December 2018. She has learned so much and truly loves what she does each and every day. She feels one of the most rewarding parts of being an orthodontic technician is the happiness and appreciation our patients give us for what we do. Allison enjoys making people more confident and helping them achieve a better bite function. Allison loves being a part of the awesome Saks Team. She and her fiancé Jake love spending time outdoors. When this bride-to-be is not creating beautiful smiles, she is spending time with her family, friends, and traveling.
HaLisha – Office Manager
HaLisha grew up in the small town of Westfield, Pennsylvania (Potter County for those of you that are familiar with northern PA) where she felt that she never quite fit in, and always felt there were greater things to achieve and places to see. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in business Administration, and another in Applied Science. Following graduation, she spent nearly eight years working for the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. After moving to Mooresville, North Carolina in May 2012, she decided to take a leap of faith and venture into a field that was unknown to her, orthodontics. She joined Dr. Saks and his team in July 2012 as scheduling coordinator and now hold the title of Office Manager. In her free time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle, relaxing on the lake, and spending time with her dog, Diesel, and making candles. In 2002, she began a small candle business called Primitives, which she still supports, but it is now called HM Candle Co.
Shana – TC/ Marketing Coordinator
Shana joined Saks Orthodontics in early 2014 as our treatment coordinator. Shana has over 15 years of experience in the world of beautiful smiles, including assisting, front office, and marketing. Shana loves meeting people and witnessing how a beautiful smile can transform a life. She also loves exploring her creative side and serves as our marketing coordinator. Shana is a native of China Grove, NC where she lives with her husband, Chris, and their 2 daughters. When she is not in the office, this sweet tea lovin’ girl can be found at Chilck-Fil-A, sitting on the sidelines cheering on her kids, glamping with family and friends, and watching Chrisley Knows Best, This Is Us, and reruns of Friends. She loves photography and her grandma’s Chicken and Dumplings.
Ana – Ortho Technician
Ana has been with the Saks team since March and has been practicing Orthodontics since 2013. She started off in a small practice in Statesville, NC. She always knew that she wanted to work in dentistry since a very young age. Ana loves making people laugh and creating beautiful smiles. She has a beautiful 1-year old baby girl, a dog, and the privilege to marry her best friend, going strong for 2 years. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family. Family is her #1 priority! Ana is very passionate about learning new things and lending a hand to whomever needs it. You can also see Ana having fun around the office, cracking jokes that make everyone laugh.
Jasmine – Sterilization Technician
Jasmine is our amazing sterilization technician with a big smile. She is new to the orthodontic field, and comes to us with a background in customer service. She is excited to further her career in orthodontics. Jasmine is very kind and easy going. When not working, she enjoys shopping at her favorite store, Target, with her best friend Anna, and traveling with her puppy Pierre, and boyfriend Courtney who is active military in the Air Force.
Jessica – Scheduling Coordinator
Jessica is our delightful scheduling coordinator! She has a decade of customer service experience, and has worked with Dr. Saks for three and a half years. She can be found ready to greet you with a smile on her face upon your arrival at Saks Orthodontics. When she is not in the office you can find her outdoors on and adventure, and camping with her best friend and husband of 8 years, Jorge, and their two dogs Roxy and Loki. Jessica has a passion for nature and animals. She has experienced first-hand the power of orthodontics and can’t wait to help you get started on your journey.
Carol – Intake Coordinator
Carol was born and raised in northern Ohio, spending most of her time on Lake Erie. She and her husband moved their two children in the winter of 2014 to the Lake Norman area. This is where she loves spending time with her son, Seth, and daughter, Meadow. Carol has spent time working a few interesting jobs, including hairdressing, and working for NASA. She found her passion in orthodontics working chairside over 4 years ago. Joining Saks earlier this year as our intake coordinator, you may also see Carol working chairside or in the lab. When at work she can be found singing aloud to her favorite 80s and 90s music, so when you’re visiting our office, feel free to sing along!
Dakota – Insurance Coordinator
Dakota has been with Saks Orthodontics since July 2016, and handles insurance as our insurance coordinator. Dakota has a passion for investigation and problem solving. She is originally from Tennessee, and moved to North Carolina with her family in 1990. She is the middle child, with an older brother and younger sister. She and her significant other of 15 years, Ryan, have an eight-year-old sone named Kingston. Kingston is their whole world and is quite the hop hopper. In Dakota’s free time, she loves being outdoors spending time with her son and family.
Fun Fact: Dakota knows all the juice on any celebrity.
Danielle – Operations Leader
Dani is a Midwest girl, born and raised in the Quad Cities of Illinois. She has been in the dental field for over 7 years, exclusively in Orthodontics working alongside many well-known orthodontists. She graduated from Purdue Global University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, and is currently working on her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Dani loves being in the orthodontic field where she can create beautiful smiles and change lives. She became dedicated to making a difference when braces changed her life when she was young. She is proficient in all areas of an orthodontic office and came to the Saks team in March 2019 as the operations lead. Dani loves to share her knowledge of orthodontics with other orthodontists and staff with her small business, DaniRose Consulting where she works alongside Dr. Tom Pitts, a well-known orthodontist who is also a great friend of Dr. Saks. Dani has a boyfriend named Marcus, and two children — daughter Cienna, and son, Aaron. In her spare time she enjoys shooting archery, traveling with her family, and spending time with her golden doodle name Wrigley.
Laura – Clinical Leader/TC
Laura has been with Team Saks for almost 2 years. She is the clinical leader as well as one of our treatment coordinators. Laura has been in the orthodontic field as a technician for over 14 years. She has lived in North Carolina for 2 years and comes to us from California. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her puppy Teddy, going on the lake, taking pictures, and watching reality TV. Some of her favorite things are country music, Starbucks, going to concerts, snowboarding, Fall (Halloween), and of course, Christmas! Her passions in life are her children — Londyn, Lucy and Camden, photography and traveling. The thing Laura loves most about her job is the relationships she has made with patients and their families! She enjoys getting to know each patient and seeing their excitement when they complete treatment. Laura loves being involved in community events and is always running into our awesome patients. If you see her, make sure you say hi!