Meet the Team

We recognize that all of 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.

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Casey

Orthodontic Assistant

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I am here to assist Dr. Schulz with patient treatment, and make sure the patients have a positive experience. This includes working together with my team to ensure our patients get the best care. My favorite part about working as a dental assistant is the daily interaction with patients. Each person is so unique, and I enjoy getting to know a little bit about their fun, exciting lives outside the office.

I recently moved to Traverse City and am enjoying every minute. I love spending time outdoors whether I am paddle boarding, camping, hiking, or golfing. During the winter months I am excited to explore the trails snowshoeing and cross country skiing!


 

Jenny

Clinical Coordinator, Orthodontic Assistant

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I completed the dental assisting program through Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI. I did my internship with Dr. Schulz in May of 2004 and was hired a few months later. I’ve been at this office ever since! I oversee our clinical operations and assist Dr. Schulz with procedures. Most importantly, I make sure that each patient I work with leaves with a smile on his or her face. There is nothing better than seeing the boost of confidence our patients gain after completing treatment and end up with their new, beautiful smile.

I am married to a wonderful man, Thomas. We have one beautiful two-year-old daughter, Emerson, and a baby boy due in December, 2015. We also have one dog named Dori and a cat, Riley. I love spending time with my family and friends, camping, going to the beach, and shopping!


Jessica

Treatment Coordinator

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My job is to educate patients about orthodontics and their treatment options. Some of my duties include preparing new patients for their first appointment, reviewing our patients’ dental and medical histories, discussing recommended treatment, and reviewing financial options. My favorite part of my job is meeting new people every day. I get the opportunity to personally meet every person who walks through our door and get to build relationships with them. 

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Brandon, and we built our home together in Leelanau County. We have two beautiful girls, Alivia and Adeline. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and spending time outdoors. 


Kara

Orthodontic Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant

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I am dedicated to taking care of our patients to the best of my ability. I obtained my RDA license though Northwestern Michigan College in 2008. I worked for a short time in general dentistry but found my true passion in orthodontics! The best part of my job is working one-on-one with our patients and seeing the final results once their braces are removed. Their smiles are amazing!

My free time is spent cooking, creating fun new dishes, and spending time with my family. I have a great husband and three wonderful kids. I love to watch my daughter play volleyball, my stepdaughter play basketball and run, and my stepson play football. We all love to ski in the winter. I also enjoy taking long walks and enjoying our beautiful city at all times of the year.


Karen

Financial/Insurance Coordinator

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I meet with patients before treatment begins to go over what to expect, and what they need to do during treatment for a successful outcome. Lots of my time is spent behind the scenes handling the accounting, patient insurance claims, and financial aspects of patient treatment. My team and I share a wonderful bond based on one goal: making sure all our patients have a positive experience with a great smile when we are done. Seeing the great smiles we have worked so hard to achieve is priceless!

I have one daughter, Meghan, and one fur baby, a Golden retriever named Maizy. I have been living here in the Traverse City area permanently for 20 years now. Before that I spent time living in the Middle East and traveling to the far corners of the world. I’m a collector of hobbies—currently my interests lie in card making and watercolor arts.


Mary

Orthodontic Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist

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I graduated with honors from the dental hygiene program at Ferris State University in 1989 and joined Dr. Schulz’s team in 2003. While I assist Dr. Schulz with almost any orthodontic procedure, as our braces-removal expert, most patients get to see me when they get their braces off! I love seeing a patient who has just gotten their braces off leave with a beaming smile. Everyone I work with is great, and we all have the same goal of giving our patients the best smile possible. 

I am a native of Traverse City. My husband and I have a fur baby Yorkie Poodle named Obie. In my free time, I love to cook, read, and garden.


Mindy

Scheduling Coordinator

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It is my smiling face that welcomes patients as they check in, and schedules future appointments on their way out. A big part of my job is getting to know our patients on a personal level in order to help them with their scheduling needs. I really enjoy working with the whole orthodontic team; everyone is very friendly and helpful, and makes our office feel like home.

I am married and we have one teenage daughter and a little puppy. We enjoy all types of sports and outdoor activities, and love living in this beautiful area.


Miranda

Orthodontic Assistant

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I assist Dr. Schulz with new-patient exams in our Charlevoix office and help perform clinical procedures and records while working alongside my team. As an assistant, I get to make connections with our patients and get to know them on a personal basis. It’s so rewarding to see their progress during treatment and the excited smiles on their faces when they see their beautiful outcome. I am also very thankful to be a part of a team that can have fun while working and also provide excellent service.

I have four beautiful children and we enjoy being outdoors together and exploring nature in every season. I love to cook and take photos, am an avid reader, and truly love Michigan's natural beauty.


Nichole

Orthodontic Assistant, Records/Lab Technician

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I have worked in dentistry since I was 17 years old—I always knew it was the field for me! Since joining the team in 2012, I’ve taken on many duties, including assisting Dr. Schulz with clinical procedures, taking records on all new and existing patients, and performing all duties in the lab. Each day is different thanks to our wonderful patients. It’s so much fun to watch their transformations and make them laugh and enjoy their time with us. At our office, we are not just a team—we are family. I love how everyone works well together and has fun doing it. 

I was born in Traverse City and have lived here all my life. I have a 13-year-old son named Logan and a pug named Rex. I enjoy spending most of my time outdoors, camping, riding dirt bikes, and anything that involves getting dirty while having fun!

Highly recommend his office for anyone looking for an orthodontist for kids, teens, or adults like me. Do visit him for a consultation at least! ~ Ryan Nordby
I will tell you that this place is nothing less than incredible. True caring people. Unbelievable how nice, friendly, and upbeat this whole office isKeep up the good work and never lose your spirit. You guys ROCK!!!!! ~ Dave Courtad
Schulz Orthodontics is the best! We have/had three patients, including myself, and their office has that rare ability to mix professionalism with a wonderful and friendly atmosphere. I always leave knowing that my sons and I were, and will continue to be, well taken care of. ~ Erica Stegenga
I was immediately impressed at the level of professionalism, state of the art facility and top notch staff at Schulz Orthodontics. I can’t thank Dr. Schulz and his team enough for all they have done for me and my family. ~ Jill Haag and Family
He's a skilled artist who has systematically and carefully maneuvered her teeth into their proper locations making our daughter's smile even more beautiful! We are so happy with the results and he and his staff have been great to work with! ~ Robin Fouch