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.
I went to Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting in 2007 and joined Dr. Friel’s team shortly after graduating. The best part of being an orthodontic assistant is our patients! I love seeing their smiles change and improve at every visit. It’s great to be a part of their lives during the course of their treatment, and to watch their confidence grow from start to finish. Seeing this transition and growth is truly amazing. Coming to work every day is really easy because of Dr. Friel’s laid-back, relaxed attitude. Everyone on our team is really like one big family.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy hiking, baking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
Certified Orthodontic Assistant / Lab Technician
I became part of the team in 1990 and have loved every day at work. We have the best group of patients, and I appreciate that I’m now seeing the children of some of my first patients! Helping people I consider friends get the smile they’ve always wanted is extremely rewarding. I provide chairside assistance to Dr. Friel as he cares for patients. I also work in our onsite lab, to fabricate custom orthodontic appliances.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family. I like Philadelphia sports, gardening, and walking.
I began my career assisting in general dentistry in 1985 and transitioned into orthodontics in 2000. With Dr. Friel and our wonderful team since 2014, I have enjoyed meeting our patients and families, and being a part of a positive, confidence-building experience. I work with new patients during their initial visit, taking photos, X-rays, and impressions so Dr. Friel can create their treatment plan. I love to see the final result: new, beautiful smiles!
I am married with three wonderful children and two beautiful granddaughters. I enjoy baking, movies, and watching football, but my favorite time is spent with my family.
I started working in orthodontics in 1978 and joined this office in 1991. I work one-on-one with patients, provide gentle care in our clinic, and make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible. I love the fact that I get to come to work every day and make people proud to show off their smiles.
I’m so excited to be a first-time grandmother in November of 2015! I love my two cats and going to the beach, and I am very active at my church.
Certified Orthodontic Assistant
I joined the Friel Ortho team in 2002 and love working with a great group of people. We’re all committed to delivering a wonderful orthodontic experience and amazing results. It’s a pleasure to get to know each patient personally, and to celebrate with them when they see their final results. I assist Dr. Friel with bonding and banding procedures and wire changes. I also manage our inventory.
Outside work, I focus on family time with my husband, two great children, and new granddaughter. I also enjoy yoga and Pilates.
I have spent my entire orthodontic career at this office, since 1986. As our treatment coordinator, I meet most of our new patients when they first come to our office. It’s really rewarding to see our patients grow into their new, straight smiles. I feel very fortunate to work with Dr. Friel; in addition to being a great orthodontist, he also makes everyone feel comfortable while they’re here.
I have an amazing child and in my free time I enjoy gardening, reading, and hanging out with my family and friends.
I help to spread the word about our wonderful orthodontic practice! I love knowing that our patients feel comfortable and at home in our office, and that they truly enjoy coming to their appointments. It is so special to have a part in making a patient happy and confident. I also love working with my big brother, Dr. Friel. It is a unique opportunity to watch him at his craft, day in and day out. I am very proud of the awesome orthodontic work that he does, and to see how much the patients and our staff love him.
I am an avid Phillies and Flyers fan. I love to watch sports, eat great food, cook, see live music, run, and spend time with my family and friends.
Appointment Coordinator and Orthodontic Assistant
I’ve been working in the dental field since 2007 and joined Friel Ortho in 2014. I greet patients as they arrive, respond to requests for information, and support Dr. Friel chairside. I love this office, my teammates, and — most of all — our patients. There are so many wonderful families that bring their children to see Dr. Friel. I love seeing smiles walk out of our office all day with so much confidence!
I love being outside in the summer: going to the beach, hiking, and traveling. I have a long haired Chihuahua named Tyson and a cat named Meatball, as well as four siblings and a large family — I love spending time with them. I also enjoy furthering my education, so I take college classes at night.
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