THE Hodges & Hodges Orthodontic Team
Melisa - Schedule Coordinator
Melisa has been in Office Administration for over 25 years. Prior to working for Drs. Austin and Patrick Hodges she worked for Dr. Phil Corbin for over 8 years. She is the appointment coordinator and the HR-Staff Supervisor; which of course, can entail many duties. Her favorite part of her job is definitely interacting with all of our great patients! She also has the privilege of working with one of the best orthodontic teams in the area. She is a wife of 33 years and a mother to two daughters. She is also “Emmy” to two beautiful grandchildren. Outside of work, she enjoys working out, knitting, other fiber arts, and loves traveling to Europe.
Brande - Financial Coordinator
Brande is our Financial Coordinator, who handles all patient accounts and insurance. As a Registered Dental Assistant, she has several years of experience as a Chairside Assistant, Treatment Coordinator, and Financial Coordinator. Meeting patients and seeing their self-esteem grow through treatment is a great feeling, and she loves to be a part of it. Outside of the office, you will find her at the ball field or court. Her two children, Katlyn and Jaxon, are very involved in sports and keep them busy. Hanging out with family and her dogs, completing DIY projects, and watching movies are a few of her favorite things.
Nanette - Treatment Coordinator
Nanette is our Treatment Coordinator and is responsible for all new patients. Nanette is a Registered Dental Assistant and has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Orthodontics. Nanette really enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and feels blessed to be able to help find the best treatment option for them helping to make their orthodontic journey an enjoyable and fun experience. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family and is active in her church. Her hobbies include planting flowers, craft projects, and she is an amazing card maker.
Seana - Clinical Assistant and Lab Technician
Seana is a proud member of the Hodges and Hodges Orthodontic team. As a California native, Seana graduated from Concorde College in San Bernadino, California and began her dental career in 2001 as a Registered Dental Assistant. She has experience with General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, and specializes in Orthodontics. Seana is also one of our lab technicians who focuses on Indirect Bonding setups and appliance fabrication. One of Seana’s greatest attributes is promoting strong professionalism in a team environment with the highest quality of care. Seana’s most rewarding part of her job is seeing how confident people become when they finish their treatment with a beautiful smile. Seana is married to Lucas Ard and is blessed with two children: Ashtin (13) and Madison (8). Her family enjoys spending time together playing card games and tennis.
Rachael - Clinical Assistant and Lab Technician
Rachael is a Registered Dental Assistant as well as one of our lab technicians. She works chairside as well as in the lab when retainers need to be fabricated. Rachael’s favorite part of her job is building relationships with patients and seeing the transformation in patient’s smiles and the confidence it brings them! Rachael has two children, Rylan and Lilly who keep her very busy with all of their sports activities. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends.
Eliana - Clinical Assistant
Eli has been in the dental field for 10 years as a Registered Dental Assistant. She has experience in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric dentistry, and Orthodontics. She absolutely loves the journey of transformation that orthodontic treatment provides for patients. Eli has been married for 13 years and has two sons, Samuel and Aidan. They enjoy spending time at the soccer fields and hanging out with friends.