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.


Clinical Coordinator, Orthodontic Assistant

I oversee clinical operations at Schulz Orthodontics, along with assisting Dr. Schulz with different orthodontic procedures. Getting to know our patients and seeing the transformation of each person’s smile is deeply fulfilling. I’m lucky to experience it every day!

I joined the practice after completing the Dental Assisting Program at Northwestern Michigan College in 2004. I love being part of a team that feels like family, supporting and lifting each other up as we provide a great experience to our patients!

My husband Thomas and I have been married since 2009. We have a daughter, son, and two fur babies. Our family loves adventuring together, especially camping and Jeeping.


Treatment Coordinator

I have the pleasure of meeting patients at the start of treatment. Overseeing the new patient exam, I educate patients and parents about orthodontics, review treatment options, and answer their questions. I love getting to know new people every day and building a relationship with them throughout their time with us. Seeing those beautiful smiles, and the happy confidence we create, is wonderful!

I have an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and was welcomed to Schulz Orthodontics in 2012. Our team has become my family and I enjoy working every day with them, as we create the best smiles!

My husband, Brandon, was my high school sweetheart. We have two beautiful daughters, Alivia and Adeline, and our family enjoys time outdoors, as well as being with friends and loved ones.

kara Kara

Clinical Orthodontic Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant

I work in the Schulz Orthodontics clinic, assisting with orthodontic procedures, taking records, and delivering appliances. I love getting to know all of our amazing patients and watching the creation of beautiful smiles!

I studied Applied Science and Liberal Arts at Delta College and obtained my Registered Dental Assistant license through Northwestern Michigan College in 2008. After a brief time working in general dentistry, I joined our team in 2009 and realized my true love of orthodontics. We are a group of people who are lots of fun, and Dr. Schulz ensures every smile is the best it can be!

I am married to the love of my life, Dr. Schulz, and we have three beautiful children, plus a dog and a cat. I love to exercise, especially HIT workouts, and equally love to walk, boat, and camp in Northern Michigan in the summer. Cooking is another passion: I enjoy learning about and experimenting with different cultural foods.

karen Karen

Financial/Insurance Coordinator

I meet with patients and families as they start the orthodontic journey, reviewing what treatment involves and what they need to do for a successful outcome. In addition to coordinating patient financials, I also work behind the scenes, handling the accounting, insurance claims, and patient accounts. I like meeting people as they begin treatment and seeing how a new smile gives them more confidence!

I have a business degree, as well as an Associate’s degree in Applied Science, and have worked with Dr. Schulz since 2000. Most of our team has worked together for a long time and we’ve become a family. We all support one another as we create great smiles!

I’ve lived in Traverse City for almost 25 years and have a daughter, Meghan, along with a fur baby, Panda, who is a Great Pyrenees and Border Collie mix. Before settling down in Traverse City, I spent time living in the Middle East and traveling to the far corners of the world. I am a collector of hobbies: my current interests include remodeling my home and gardening projects.


Orthodontic Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist

While it is a pleasure to assist Dr. Schulz with all orthodontic procedures, I especially love that I get to remove our patients’ braces. Seeing the beautiful results and how proud our patients are as they leave with a beaming smile, is incredibly rewarding!

I graduated with honors from the dental hygiene program at Ferris State University in 1989 and joined Schulz Orthodontics in 2003. I am pleased to work with talented, supportive coworkers who share a common goal: to give our patients the best experience and best smiles!

I am a native of Traverse City. My husband and I share our lives with our fur baby, a Yorkie Poodle named Obie. In my free time, I love to cook, garden, and lose myself in a book.


Scheduling Coordinator

I love working at our front desk, as I get to talk with everyone who comes to the office. In addition to welcoming and checking in patients, I take phone calls, schedule all patient procedures, and make sure everyone feels at home. It is a joy to get to know our patients and their families personally!


miranda Miranda

Orthodontic Assistant

As an orthodontic assistant, I perform clinical procedures, assist Dr. Schulz, and take patient records. I like connecting with our patients, seeing each person’s progress during treatment, and sharing in their excited, beautiful smiles in the end!

A Registered Dental Assistant, I joined Schulz Orthodontics in 2012. I’m so glad to be part of a team that can have fun while still providing excellent service!

When not at work, my family and I enjoy being outdoors, especially hiking, exploring, and visiting new places. Closer to home, I enjoy cooking and am an avid reader.


Orthodontic Assistant, Lab Tech

I assist Dr. Schulz with every aspect of putting braces on and making orthodontic adjustments. I also work in the lab, making retainers and assist with cementing several different appliances. I love working with patients and seeing their smiles improve, and I love helping them understand dental hygiene and dental health, too!

I started in the dental field 25 years ago and joined the Schulz Orthodontics team in 2017. Dr. Schulz is the best orthodontist I have worked for in 25 years and I am in awe of the work our team does. Everyone is well-trained, kind, and helpful, caring about each other, and dedicated to our patients!

My best friend and I have been married for 38 years; they still make me laugh every day. We raised two amazing sons and have four incredible grandkids. We have two dogs, Maggie and Hank, who keep us laughing and bring us joy every day, too. I love to quilt, sew, do beadwork, and any and all crafts. I also love to be outside at the lake for bonfires, camping, and rockhounding.


Orthodontic Assistant

I assist Dr. Schulz during clinical procedures, take records, and provide patient education and experience. I love being part of the amazing transformational process of orthodontics: building relationships and boosting people’s confidence is what it’s all about!



Orthodontic Assistant

My days are spent in the clinic, where I assist Dr. Schulz and my teammates with clinical procedures and take patient records. I enjoy my work, as I get to know a wide variety of people, educate each throughout treatment, and help them reach a perfect smile!


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