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. At Wade Orthodontics, Terry’s days are filled with patient treatment planning, coordinating payment plans, and insurance verifications. Terry communicates and coordinates with other dental offices for mutual patient care as well as manages the maintenance of the office computer systems.

When not at work, Terry enjoys gardening, landscaping, and camping with his husband any chance they get.

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, handles collections, and takes care of doctor correspondence. 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 her son Dustin, a respiratory therapist, daughter-in-law Mallory, daughter Brittany, a nurse, and son-in-law Nick. Karen’s family is the most important part of her life. She enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, and most of all being a Nana to her two grandsons, Huxley and Kasen.

Sharissa: team member since 2002 staff photo

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Sharissa (Shary) 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! Shary 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.

Shary has been married to her husband Ivan for over 25 years. She has two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Paola, and two dogs named Max and Benji. Shary's interests include drums, gardening, dancing, swimming, decorating, road and mountian biking, and spending 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 patients while helping Dr. Wade. She also manages our clinical inventory.

Teresa is married to Chamroeun and has two children, Evelina and Maverick. In her free time she enjoys playing golf, bicycling, working out, traveling, and being outside with their dog, Blue.

Jeanne: team member since 2013staff photo

Office Administrator, 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. They have two grown 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 family, volunteering at her church, crafting, and taking her cockapoo, Indiana to the park.

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 local clinic close to home.

Michelle was born and raised in Springfield, OH and currently resides in PIckerington with her husband, Chris, who is retired from the US Air Force.  At work, Michelle creates our patient's appliances in our in-house lab. In her free time, Michelle and enjoys camping, sewing, gardening, DIY projects around the house, and travelling to other parts of the world as time allows.

Sydney: team member since 2020staff photo

Orthodontic Assitant

Sydney 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 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 dogs, 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.

Jessica: team member since 2022staff photo


Jessica was born in Sacramento, CA and graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. As our Receptionist, Jessica most enjoys seeing the joy and confidence our patients feel with their new smiles. Outside of work, Jessica and her husband, Chris are busy raising her three children.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys serving the community through ministry outreach, cheering on her kid’s sports teams, photography, and working on home improvement projects.

Edith: team member since 2023staff photo

Records Technician

Born and raised in Columbus, OH, Edith graduated from West High School and Fort Hayes Career Center in the Dental Assisting program. Edith helps patients with 3D digital scanning and records photography as well as manages the sterilization process for the practice. She most enjoys watching the progression from start to finish of creating new smiles for our patients.

When not at work, Edith enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and bowling.