When it comes to dental braces and other ortho-dental treatments, Saks Orthodontics has you covered. Our office in Mooresville, NC takes pride in being there for our community and providing exceptional service. To find out more about our staff and our values, read our team bios below.
Becoming an orthodonist was something that I decided to do very early in life. I always felt that the importance of a having straight teeth and a wonderful smile mean everything in life. I wore braces for several years during my adolescence and was fortunate enough to have several wonderful mentors who guided my career path toward orthordontics. Now I have the pleasure of helping my patients and seeing their self-esteem and confidence transform as they realize their beautiful smiles.
Coming from a family of healthcare providers, I have always valued that aspects of patient care that cannot be taught. I enjoy getting to know each individual that I treat and subsequently learning something unique about that person. I also like to clearly explain a customized diagnosis and treatment plan so that my patients and/or their family can make an informed decision regarding their orthodontic care. My motto is to "treat each patient like family", so that every person in our office can have complete confidence in our exceptional care.
There are now more treat choices than ever before; from the latest state of the art bracket technology to the simplicity of aligner systems that moves teeth without the use of traditional braces. Due to constantly improving techincal advances in orthodonitces, most people today can be treated in less time and with less discomfort than ever before.
With almost twenty years of experience in orthodontics, technical expertse and a warm personal approach, I will work with each patient individually to help them achieve a beautiful smile, a healthy bite and aesthetics that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
American Board of Orthodontics
Orthodontics, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
General Practice, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Advanced Training and Ceritifcation:
TMJ Disorders, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY
University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Biology/Philosophy, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
American Association of Orthodontist, American Dental Association, American Board of Orthodontics, Southeastern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Dental Society, and Iredell County Dental Society
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 Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Business Administration and one in Applied Science. Following graduation, she spends 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 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.
LO has been with Team Saks for over 3 years. She is the Treatment Coordinator as well as the Clinical Coordinator. LO has been in the Orthodontic Field as a Technician for 16 years. She has lived in North Carolina for almost 4 years and comes to us from California. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, playing with her puppies Teddy & Nash, going on the lake with family, taking pictures and spending time with her best friends. 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.
Jessica is our delightful administrative coordinator! She has over a decade of customer service experience and has worked with Dr. Saks for the last five 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 an adventure! She enjoys glamping with her best friend and husband of 10 years and their two dogs. 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.
Brook comes to Saks Ortho with a background in the medical field and new to the Orthodontics field. She is excited to grow with us and provide the best customer service to our patients. Brook loves to spend time with her family. She has a husband Cody and a beautiful son Sebastian. They all enjoy being outside in nature hiking and exploring different places, especially waterfalls. Brook enjoys arts like music and theatre. Brook loves to make people smile, when you see her don't forget to say hello!
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!
Allison joined the Saks Team in December 2018. She has learned so much and truly loves what she does 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
Ana has been with the Saks Team since March and has been practicing Orthodontics since 2013. She started in a small practice in Statesville. She always knew she wanted to work in dentistry from 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. Her family is her number 1. Ana is very passionate about learning new things and lending a hand to whoever needs it. You can also see Ana having fun around the office cracking jokes and making everyone laugh.
Sherry joined the Saks Team in February 2020. She grew up in Asheboro NC and started her Orthodontic career in 1982 after attending the Dental Assisting program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has two beautiful daughters and seven awesome grandkids. Sherry loves the beach, cooking and gardening.
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.
Jennifer joined the Saks team in August 2020. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years but her passion is lab work. She is a native of Mooresville. Jennifer is married to her 1st grade sweetheart, Jesse. Together they have 4 cats and are also licensed foster parents. Jennifer has a photography business and has even won awards for her work. She is involved in her church where she sings in the choir. In her spare time she loves to hunt for antiques, teach photography classes, spend time with family and visit her favorite place - Disney World. Jennifer is thrilled to be part of the team at Saks Orthodontics.
Jackie is originally from Long Island NY. She moved to Mooresville NC in 2007. She has been in the dental field for over 15 years specializing in oral surgery for the last 13 years. She is very excited to learn everything about orthodontics to be able to provide the best care possible for patients. Jackie married her husband Mike in 2014 and together has 2 beautiful children, a 4-year-old son Kipton and a 3-year-old daughter Kynlee. Jackie enjoys working out and starts most of her mornings in the gym.