Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Terry – team member since 1999staff photo

Treatment Coordinator, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Terry is a native of Dover, where he attended Dover High School. After graduating, he studied at Stark State College. Here at Wade Orthodontics, Terry’s days are filled with coordinating patients’ treatment, as well as overseeing the maintenance of the office computer systems.

When he’s not working, Terry enjoys building furniture, doing home improvements, landscaping and camping.

Karen: team member since 2001 staff photo

Front Desk Coordinator, Administrative and Collection Assistant

Karen enjoys talking with and welcoming new patients and families to Wade Orthodontics. Her favorite part of work is watching patients’ transformations as they achieve their new smile! Karen schedules appointments, answers phone calls, and takes care of doctor correspondence. She also develops financial contracts for new patients, handles collections, and creates the daily reports. Karen is glad to work in a positive environment where our patients are part of our extended family!

Karen has been married for more than 30 years to Rob, her high-school sweetheart. She is a proud mother to Dustin, who’s a respiratory therapist, and Brittany, who’s a nurse. Karen’s family is the most important part of her life. She also enjoys gardening, the outdoors, taking walks, reading, and picnics. Karen is a member of Grace Fellowship Church and enjoys volunteering in our community.

Sharissa: team member since 2002 staff photo

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Sharissa loves working with people and meeting families from a variety of backgrounds. She loves working with kids and definitely loves working one-to-one with patients. What she loves most, though, is being part of the process of transforming lives by creating new smiles! Sharissa makes sure patients are comfortable in the chair, prepares them to see the doctor, and explains what will be happening during the appointment. Sitting chairside, she assists Dr. Wade while keeping our patient updated.

Sharissa has been married to her husband Ivan for 25 years. She has two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Paola, and a dog named Max. Sharissa volunteers at The Church Next Door with the children’s ministry, and loves road biking, shopping, and time with her family.

Teresa: team member since 2004staff photo

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Teresa enjoys getting to know great people and building relationships with them throughout treatment. She believes watching a person gain self-esteem and become more confident never gets old! Of course, those finished smiles are the best! Teresa provides chairside assistance, to support our patient while helping Dr. Wade. She also manages our clinical inventory and works at the front desk when needed.

Teresa is married to Chamroeun and has two children, Evelina and Maverick. They attend Northwest Bible Church in Hilliard, and in her free time she enjoys playing volleyball, riding her bicycle, camping, and being outside with their dog, Blue.

Jeanne: team member since 2013staff photo

Marketing Coordinator

Jeanne loves when she hears current and former patients refer their friends and neighbors to Wade Orthodontics: It means we’re doing it right! As our marketing coordinator, she tells people about the office and the care we offer, but it’s wonderful when patients spread the word! In addition to coordinating our outreach to dental offices, local schools, and our community, Jeanne also administers the accounts payable for the practice and assists at the front desk during peak hours. She is glad to be part of helping people achieve smiles they love!

Jeanne’s time away from work is spent with her husband Rob and their two children, Ellie and Jack. She enjoys fitness, spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Stephanie: team member since 2017staff photo

Orthodontic Assistant

Stephanie loves to make her patients smile and as an Orthodontic Assistant she spends her time chairside assiting Dr Wade as well as helping when needed with sterilizing instruments and set up and break down of the treatment area.

Born in Puerto Rico, Stephanie moved to Columbus, OH with her family in 2002. Stephanie graduated from Columbus State with an Associate of Arts degree in 2016 and in 2018 earned her Associate degree in Dental Assiting from Miami Jacobs Career College. She enjoys working with children and has taught Sunday School for many years. Some of Stephanie's pastimes include spending time with her husband, Jordan and extended family, volunteering at her church, and serving her community.

Tonya: team member since 2017staff photo

Insurance Coordinator

Tonya, a native of Columbus, currently resides in Hilliard. She attended Cedarville College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.  Tonya’s role with Wade Orthodontics centers on assisting patients and their family with the Insurance process.  She is delighted to help patients understand their insurance benefits and navigate how to best utilize those benefits.

When not at work, Tonya enjoys spending time with her husband, David and their four children, Sydney, Rebekah, Caroline and George.  Her hobbies include, camping, hiking, photography and reading.

Michelle: team member since 2017staff photo

Orthodontic Lab Technician

Having traveled around the world volunteering for Faith Mission Homeless Center Medical Clinics as an optometry assistant and dental assistant, Michelle is excited to have found Wade Orthodontics as her new local clinic close to home.

Michelle was born and raised in Springfield, OH and currently resides in Columbus with her husband, Chris, a retired Air Force Tech. Sergeant and son, Zachary.  In her free time, Michelle volunteers for RAM (Remote Area Medical Mission) and enjoys camping, sewing, oil painting, gardening, and has even dabbled in construction and woodworking.

Sydney: team member since 2020staff photo

Records Technician

Sydney enjoys helping patients with 3D digital scanning and photography for records as well as sharing with them their smile progression from start to finish.

Born and raised in Hilliard, OH, Sydney graduated form Hilliard Darby High School and enjoyed being a member of Columbus Children’s Choir for 11 years. She received her dental assisting certificate from Dental Assisting Pro. When not at work, Sydney enjoys roller skating, music, painting, hiking and camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Morgen: team member since 2022staff photo

Orthodontic Assistant

Morgen was born in Oakridge, TN, and moved to Sidney, OH at age 13. After high school, she attended University of Cincinnati to pursue a career in nursing. Upon learning more, she realized her heart was in dentistry and switched her focus to orthodontics. She graduated from Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy in July 2022 and is excited to be a part of the orthodontic field. Morgen's favorite part of her job is working hands on with patients and being part of a team that cares for others. 

Outside of work, Morgen loves to travel, walk her dog, August and play with her cat named Reign. She enjoys all things outdoors including kayaking and camping, as well as spending time with family and friends.