Karrigan – Ortho Technician
Karrigan is the newest Orthodontic Technician at Saks Ortho. She recently graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community college Dental Assisting program. In her free time, you can find her in the mountains or out 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. We enjoy making people more confident in themselves and helping them achieve better bite function. Allison loves being a part of the awesome Saks Team. When she is not creating beautiful smiles, she loves spending time with family, friends and traveling.
HaLisha – Office Manager
HaLisha grew up in a small town of Westfield, Pennsylvania (Potter County for those of you that are familiar with northern PA) where, she felt she never quite fit in and always felt there were greater things to do and places to see. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Business Administration and one 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, Pennsylvania. After moving to Mooresville, North Carolina in May of 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 of 2012 as a scheduling coordinator and now holds the title of the Office Manager. In her free time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle, relaxing on the lake, spending time with her dog, Diesel and making candles. In 2002 she began a small candle business called Primitives, which she still supports but is now called HM Candle co.
Shana – TC/ Marketing Coordinator
Shana joined Saks Orthodontics in early 2014 as our Treatment Coordinator and now has over 13 years of experience under her belt, including Orthodontic Technician since completing Dental Assisting School in 2005. She loves exploring her creative side and serves as our Marketing Coordinator. Shana is a native to 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 Chick-Fil-A, sitting sidelines and cheering on her kids, glamping with her family and friends and watching Chrisley Knows Best, this is Us and return of FRIENDS. She loves photography and her grandma’s Chicken and Dumplings.
Fun Fact: Shana has been in an Oral-B Commercial
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. She always knew she wanted to work in dentistry since a very young age. Ana loves making people laugh and creating beautiful smiles. She has a beautiful baby girl that 1 year old, a dog and got the privilege to marry her best friend and going strong for 2 years. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, family is her number 1. 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 and making everyone laugh.
Jasmine – Sterilization Technician
Jasmine is our awesome Sterilization Technician; she is new to the Ortho field and comes to us from a background of customer service and is excited to further her career in orthodontics. Jasmine is very laid back and outside of work she loves to shop at her favorite store Target with her best friend Ana, as well as 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 under her belt. She has worked with Dr. Saks for three and a half years. She can be found ready to greet you upon your arrival at Saks Orthodontics with a smile on her face. When she is not in the office you can find her outdoors on an 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 had her time working a few interesting jobs that include; Hairdressing and working at NASA. She has been working with her favorite job so far, as an Orthodontic Technician now for over 4 years.
When at work she can be found singing aloud to her favorite 80’s & 90’s music, so when you’re visiting our office sing along!
Dakota – Insurance Coordinator
Dakota has been with Saks Orthodontics since July of 2016, where she handles all the insurance as our insurance Coordinator using her passion for investigating and problem-solving skills. 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 has an eight-year-old son named Kingston with her significant other of 15 years Ryan, who is their whole world. In Dakota’s pastime she loves being outdoors spending time with her son and family.
Danielle – Operations Leader
Dani is a Midwest girl, born and raised in the Quad Cities IL. She has been in the dental field for over 7 years, exclusively in Orthodontics working alongside many well-known Orthodontist. She Graduated from Purdue Global University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and is currently working on her master’s in healthcare administration. Dani loves being in the Ortho 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 Ortho office and came to the Saks team in March of 2019 as the Operations Lead. Dani loves to share her knowledge of Orthodontics with other Orthodontists and staff with her small business DaniRose Consulting working alongside Dr. Tom Pitts a well-known Orthodontist and a great friend of Dr. Saks. Dani has a boyfriend named Marcus and two children a daughter Cienna, and a son Aaron. In her spare time, she enjoys shooting archery, traveling with family and spending time with her Golden Doodle Wrigley.
Laura – Clinical Leader/TC
LO has been with Team Saks for almost 2 years. She is the Clinical Leader as well as one of our Treatment Coordinators. LO has been in the Orthodontic Field as a Technician for 14 years. She has lived in North Carolina for 2 years and comes to us from California. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, playing with her puppy Teddy, going on the lake with family, taking pictures and watching Reality TV. Some of her favorites 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 Lo 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. Lo loves being involved in community events and is always running into our awesome patients, if you see her make sure to say Hi!