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, and landscaping. He also stays busy taking care of his three dogs.


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 enjoy 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 two dogs, Max and Punky. 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 one daughter, Evelina Rose, who was born in October 2016. 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.


Sarah: team member since 2011staff photo

Orthodontic Assistant

Sarah enjoys working with our patients and seeing the confidence in their smiles after treatment. Each patient becomes so much more outgoing and happy as they see the change in their teeth; by the time they finish, they have great self-esteem and love smiling! Sarah assists Dr. Wade with orthodontic procedures, places appliances, ties in wires, and takes impressions and X-rays. She also helps with administrative duties when needed.

Sarah and her husband Jeff have been married for a year. Sarah has a stepson, Emmett, and a dog, Ruby. Sarah enjoys travelling and finding new places to hike, camp, and kayak, and enjoys running to unwind in the evenings.


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 works at the front desk when we’re busy. 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, two children, Ellie and Jack, and their Labrador Retriever, Brody. She enjoys staying healthy, attending her children’s sports and music events, time with loved ones, and traveling.


Stephanie: team member since 2017staff photo

Orthodontic Assistant

Stephanie loves to make her patients smile and as and Orthodontic Assistant she spends her time at the office sterilizing instruments, helping set up and break down the treatment area, and providing chairside assistance to Dr. Wade.

Born in Puerto Rico, Stephanie moved to Columbus, OH with her family in 2002.  She also enjoys working with children and has taught Sunday School for many years.  Some of Stephanie's pastimes include spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, serving her community, crafting and trying new things with her friends.


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.


Kirsten: team member since 2017staff photo

Records Technician

As a current Wade Orthodontics patient with braces, Kirsten loves helping other patients with their final records and sharing with them their smile progression from start to finish.

Originally from Raleigh, NC, Kirsten now lives in Galloway, OH.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University and lives with her two rescue dogs, Akira and Doodle.  Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys hiking, visiting family in North Carolina and planning her upcoming wedding with fiancé, Mike.


MIchelle: team member since 2017staff photo

Orthodontic Assistant

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. Sargent and son, Zachary.  In her free time, Michelle volunteers for Faith Mission Medical Clinic and RAM (Remote Area Medical Mission) and enjoys camping, sewing, oil painting, gardening, and has even dabbled in construction and woodworking.