Meet the Team

Carlene

I have been a certified orthodontic assistant for more than 20 years. I enjoy working with all ages, but being around kids is the best! They are so much fun, and I like to hear all about what’s going on in their lives. It is amazing to see the changes they go through, both in their smiles and their confidence. Dr. Catania enjoys his work and we all enjoy working with him. Our office is always upbeat and fun; we have a great time while we work!

I am married, and in my free time I enjoy gardening, making jewelry, traveling, and spending time with family.

Kim

I am a member of our clinical staff; I work as one of Dr. Catania’s orthodontic assistants. It is my job to help patients understand their orthodontic treatment, and I feel it is important to help patients feel comfortable during their appointments. I enjoy developing relationships with our patients and their families. Our entire team has been working with Dr. Catania for a very long time, so we’re really like a family here.

I married my high school sweetheart and we have a son. I enjoy spending time outside gardening and camping.

Lee

As our scheduling coordinator, I will be one of the first people you will talk with or meet. It is my main priority to do my best to accommodate your busy schedule. Our entire team strives to give the office a warm and friendly atmosphere and to make your time with us a happy experience. We have made some wonderful, lasting friendships through the years and truly enjoy helping people leave with a smile.

My other fun time is spent enjoying my wonderful son.

Midge

I am Dr. Catania’s dental hygienist. I assist him with the placement, adjustment, and removal of our patients’ orthodontic appliances. I love to see a patient transition into a more confident, happy person because of a new, beautiful smile.

I have a son, Adam, and our dog Cleo completes our family. I enjoy following Syracuse University sports, biking, kayaking, hiking, gardening, and playing volleyball. I also love riding my motorcycle!

Missy

As the financial coordinator, I am here to answer any billing questions and manage payments. I also help out at the front desk scheduling appointments and answering phone calls. I love coming to work every day because we are always having fun! We are like a family and we have the chance to make a difference in people’s lives.

Sara

I am Dr. Catania’s treatment coordinator. I have the privilege of welcoming new patients and families to our practice. I help guide patients through their initial visits, discuss their individual treatment plan, and assist with financial and insurance processing. I have enjoyed working with Dr. Catania since 1989 and am proud to be a part of his orthodontic family. Patients actually look forward to coming to our office because we make having treatment so much fun! Dr. Catania relates well to each patient, whether a child, teen, or adult, and it is very gratifying to see the benefits of orthodontics and know that I contributed to the result.

Kahley

It has been a great experience to work under Dr. Catania and the senior staff at his office as a dental assistant. Many of them including the doctor have been there for over 25 years serving local families. My boss is great to work for and with; he has a sense of humor, and makes the office an enjoyable place for all of his employees. As with the rest of my team, I feel that we work very well together in a professional manner. I like to see the relationships that we make, not just between our team, but with our patients as well. We put our best efforts together to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible.

When I’m not at work or at school to become a certified dental assistant, I enjoy being outside in the summer, swimming, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family.

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