MEET OUR TEAM

The friendly and professional staff at Roth Orthodontics loves the work they do – and their #1 priority is YOU. They put your needs first to achieve the most comfortable experience, and the most efficient, comprehensive, and professional treatment from your first visit to your last.

Each member of our treatment team is committed to taking care of our patients with the highest level of care. They are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest technology and advancements in orthodontics by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

In the profiles below, we invite you to get to know our entire office staff on a more personal level.

Also, you will notice that these photos have one thing in common. This past holiday season, the staff got together and bought Dr. Roth a great hat for his outdoor adventures. However, before wrapping it up, they thought it would be funny if they passed it around and took pictures of each other wearing it!

Enjoy…


Sue Hicks

Clinical Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (36 years’ experience)
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On the job…
I love the independent decision making ability I am given here. One of the best benefits is working with a great staff.

Home and play…
I used to love sewing. Now, I like cooking, hiking, and going over to friends’ and family’s houses for get-togethers.

Favorite place to travel…
Hawaii

Favorite holiday…
I love all of them! Spending time with family and friends on holidays is the best.

My message to patients is…
Bad hygiene stinks 🙁

One more thing…
I love sarcasm.

Allison Klock

Sterilization Technician, Registered Dental Assistant (2 years’ experience)
Allison

On the job…
I love the staff at our office. Everyone is always so caring, friendly, and helpful. I also love getting to know the patients.

Home and play…
When I’m away from work, I study, spend time with my family and friends, and do an occasional late night run to Krispy Kreme!

I love going camping, dirt bike riding, wakeboarding, and hiking. I love being outdoors with my friends and family.

Favorite place to travel…
Catalina and Idaho.

Favorite holiday…
I love the Fourth of July because there are so many fun activities and everyone is so spirited.

Debra (D.J.) Leos

Clinical Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (25 years’ experience)
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On the job…
Love, love, love my fellow staff! We have been together so long that we run like a well-oiled machine. We always help each other out and manage to have some fun at work. It’s awesome to see positive changes in our patients’ smiles and confidence.

Home and play…
I like working out at the martial arts gym, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. I love reading, getting away from reality, and going on adventures.

Favorite place to travel…
Camping at the beach and in the mountains.

Favorite holiday…
Christmas – but not in the crazy shopping frenzy sort of way. I love the baking, socializing, music, and spending time with family.

My message to patients is…
To our adult patients: How awesome that you have chosen to improve the health of your teeth and gain a great smile. Enjoy the journey!

To the kids: You don’t realize how fortunate you are to be receiving orthodontic treatment. Try your hardest to be a team player and you will have a beautiful smile that can last forever!

One more thing…
As an orthodontic assistant that has worked in several offices, be assured if you chose to have treatment with Dr. Roth and staff, you will experience a very professional and fun environment. You will have an experience that will leave you with new friends and a great smile.

Silvia Reyes

Clinical Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (20 years’ experience)
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On the job…
I work for a wonderful orthodontist – Dr. Roth is the best! The group of people who I work with are so great. When we are working, we are not only taking care of patients, but having a lot of fun.

Home and play…
Outside the office, I enjoy traveling and reading. When you read, you learn different things and gain more knowledge. I go to different places, visit my friends and have a good time. I like traveling because you learn about cultures, people, and languages. I don’t have a favorite place, because all the places I have visited I have enjoyed. I am still working on going to many new places.

Favorite place to travel…
All places I have visited I have enjoyed. I am still working on visiting many new places.

Favorite holiday…
I don’t have a favorite holiday. I can say that I like every day, because it is one more day I have to enjoy.

My message to patients is…
If you refer a person who you know needs braces, you are caring for your friend. Be assured you have referred that person to one of the very best orthodontists in town. Dr. Roth is good and he is an Elite Invisalign provider. Also, his staff has been with him for a long time (we are so much fun, too!).

One more thing…
If you come to our office, you are going to have a great treatment, have fun, and end up with a beautiful smile.

Christina Rubiano

Receptionist, Dental Assistant (8 years’ experience)
Christina

On the job…
It’s great to work with such good people. While I appreciate the ability to work independently in the office, I love the people I work with!

Home and play…
When I’m not at work, I spend time with my husband and kids. I love reading a good book when I get a chance to.

Favorite holiday…
Christmas! Spending time with family, baking, the decorations, and giving to others.

My message to patients is…
Dr. Roth is the best orthodontist!

Julie Smith

Treatment Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant (20 years’ experience)
Julie
On the job…
I love that I work with a great group of coworkers who are my friends. Dr. Roth is fun to work for and I love to see patients’ amazing smiles at the end of treatment.

Home and play…
If I’m not at a softball field or track meet, you can find me camping, baking cakes, or catching up on some quiet time.

Favorite place to travel…
I’ve been to Hawaii and loved it, but I’d love to just get in our motorhome and travel the U.S.

Favorite holiday…
Christmas. I love baking, decorating, and spending it with family and friends. (I could do without the craziness of shopping though.)

One more thing…
You have chosen an excellent orthodontist to give yourself or your child an amazing smile.

Kelly Strasser

Clinical Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (27 years’ experience)
Kelly
On the job…
I have great coworkers (who are actually my friends). I love working with kids and, of course, working with Dr. Roth, who is great at what he does, and makes work fun.

Home and play…
I enjoy camping at the beach and in the desert, going on walks, and spending time with family and friends. I also love reading (it’s better than doing housework 🙂 ).

Favorite place to travel…
Anywhere at the beach.

Favorite holiday…
St. Patrick’s Day, because it’s also my anniversary and I can drink green beer!

My message to patients is…
Brush your teeth – yes, every day.

One more thing…
Working with Dr. Roth and my coworkers is always fun and exciting. I don’t know a lot of people who can say they love their job, but I honestly do!

Elaine Tanassy

Treatment Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant (30 years’ experience)
Elaine
On the job…
I am very fortunate to work with a group of people who I would seek out as friends even if we had not all ended up in the same office by chance. They are my second family.

Home and play…
I spend my time away from the office hiking, doing yoga, reading, and training my puppy (I’m an animal nerd!).

Favorite place to travel…
I really was not built for travel. I get carsick, airsick, and seasick … but I still go! I enjoy going home to Illinois, because my family is there.

Favorite holiday…
Thanksgiving – food, family, and fun.

My message to patients is…
Welcome! We would be nothing without you. We think of each and every patient as if they were members of our own family. We hope you all feel that.