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.


Administrative and Scheduling Coordinator

Teresa began her career in the dental field when she joined our office in 2006. She is one of the first to meet our patients when they come in for a consultation or exam. She is the smiling face at the front desk who helps with appointment scheduling, financial arrangements, and explanation of treatment plans to our patients. 

Teresa currently lives in Newark, but was born and raised in Oswego. She is married and has two sons and a dog. In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, shopping, going to the movies, and spending time with her family.


Clinical Assistant

In addition to assisting our doctors with patient care and taking X-rays and photos, Rose is responsible for ordering all the supplies for our Lombard office. She has worked in the dental field since 1993 and joined our team in 1995. Rose enjoys working with our wide variety of patients and seeing their progression from start to finish.

Rose is a native of the Chicago area. She is married and has two sons, three stepdaughters, and four grandchildren. When she is not at work, Rose loves to design and make jewelry, travel, and spend time with family and friends.


Clinical Assistant

Suzi is the head assistant in our office. She is responsible for assisting with patient care, taking X-rays and photos, fabricating retainers, ordering supplies, and helping patients with the financial side of their treatment. Her favorite part of the job is seeing the difference a beautiful smile can make in her patients. After beginning her career in the dental field in 1999, she joined our team in 2002.

Suzi married her wonderful husband Jim in 2000. They have two beautiful girls, Nikolette and Savanna, and a Corgi/Tibetan Spaniel named Toby. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching her daughters’ football cheer team, fishing, boating, and running a taxi service for her girls’ activities.


Office Manager

Michelle loves that no two days working in our front office are ever alike. She handles day-to-day operations and makes our office run as smoothly as possible. She enjoys the challenges that each day brings, and appreciates that Dr. Michaels and the staff always put patients first. Having worked in the dental field since 1999, she joined our team in 2010.

Michelle enjoys spending her free time with family, friends, and her rescue dogs. She has been involved in dog rescue for almost 15 years and devotes her free time to the cause that is near and dear to her heart.



PatAnn is our newest addition to the office. This is her first time in the dental world. Her favorite parts of the job are meeting our patients’ families and learning new things every day. PatAnn enjoys working with our team because everyone is cooperative, friendly, and willing to share their knowledge.

PatAnn is happily married and enjoys learning new recipes and going to antique shows and art fairs.



Clinical Assistant

Lorie assists Dr. Michaels with orthodontic treatment. She enjoys keeping patients informed throughout the course of treatment about necessary dental procedures. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the amazing changes in patients’ smiles and the confidence they gain.

Lorie loves spending time with her family.  She also enjoys bicycling, being outdoors, and do-it-yourself projects.