Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of professionals will work with you individually throughout your orthodontic care to ensure your experience with us is as comfortable, convenient and positive as possible. With our highly skilled team and high-tech office, we are confident you will be completely satisfied with the level of care you receive in our office.
Christi – Treatment Coordinator – McKinney
Christi’s journey to Wise Lee Orthodontics began when her large crew of kiddo’s (7 to be exact) began their smile transformations. After dozens.and dozens…and…dozens of visits to Wise Lee Orthodontics over the years, Christi finally decided to join the family herself in 2009! Christi began as a Personal Orthodontic Assistant and is now our Treatment Coordinator. Her warmth and compassion for family is abundant. She will make you smile!
Christi and the family love to travel, going to Broken Bow or Colorado for some camping, fishing, and hiking adventures. Needless to say, this family of mountain men, and fashion guru girls is the real-life epitome of wilderness meets Beverly Hills. Luckily for them, no matter how dirty they get being dragged through the wilderness, thanks to Christi and the great team at Wise Lee Orthodontics, they’ll always have their beautiful smiles!
Deanna – Treatment Coordinator – Frisco
Deanna joined our orthodontic team in February of 2017 after a stellar career in service and hospitality. She has been full speed ahead from the get-go! She is a smiling example of compassion, optimism and positivity. She is always willing to lend a hand to those that need her. She feels extremely blessed to have found such a wonderful work family! Deanna truly enjoys coming to see all the smiling faces of her patients each day. Watching the patients grow in their responsibility and maturity is fulfilling beyond measure.
Deanna married her high school sweetheart and is a mother of four wonderful boys. She enjoys family games, movie nights, painting/drawing and reading in her free time. She is a former competitive roller derby skater of five years and still enjoys taking a spin on her wheels. So, if you see her racing around the office, that is probably what she is thinking about! But watch out if you block her path, because a “hip check”, “juke” or “whip” may be in your future (LOL).
Donna – Front Desk Coordinator
Donna is the first person that you will see when you walk into our McKinney office. She is great at helping you feel welcome when you come into our practice. Donna enjoys getting to know the patients and their families. She is a team player and is always ready to stop what she is doing to help one of her teammates!
Donna has 5 grown boys, and 3 daughters in loves along with her 2 grandkids she loves spending time with. Donna feels it is a good day when her most precious “grand-girl”, Logan, calls for DonDon to come and play!
When Donna is not at work, she loves to volunteer with Young Life Adult Steering Committee for Celina. She also enjoys walking her 2 German Shepherds, Lucy Belle and Huey Winston Dale, working in her flower garden and going to the movies with her husband, Rick, of 35 years.
Maneeka – Front Desk Coordinator
Maneeka was born smiling! In fact, her mom worked in a dental office for many years (and still does!). Maneeka joined the Wise Lee family in 2017 but has worked in the dental field since 2006, this is her career. She is there to greet you with a big smile the minute you walk in the door and loves making her visitors feel as if they are her only concern (since you are, after all)! She would love to help you with anything that would make your visit more enjoyable.
Maneeka has amazing organizational skills, and part of her role is to keep the office focused and moving forward. Insurance questions? She can get the answer for you. Appointment time needs adjusting? No problem.
When not working, Maneeka loves to bake and travel. She is now a boy mom chasing after her toddler and spending quality time with her husband and family.
Erin – Front Desk Coordinator
Faith, family and friends are central to Erin. She has been married to her husband Mike since 1994. They have 2 terrific kids, Morgan and Gavin. Morgan attends Texas State University and is studying Exercise and Sports Science. Gavin goes to McKinney Boyd High School and looks forward to going to the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2018. She also has Hope her service dog and Lana her lap dog. There are 2 cats as well , Mack and Fats, to complete her family.
Erin moved to McKinney from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008. She loves the community and quality of life here. They regularly attend and are very involved with their church. Erin’s husband Mike plays guitar in the praise band many Sunday mornings. She loves to travel and hopes to visit all 50 states! Bunco, board games, concerts and movies are a few of the ways that she enjoys her time off.
Erin is delighted to be part of Dr. Wise’s team. She loves that everyday she has the opportunity to help people.
Liz – Front Desk Coordinator
Liz joined the Wise Lee Orthodontic family in February 2019 after moving here from Amarillo to be closer to her grandchildren. She has enjoyed a career in dentistry for 20 years and is jazzed to work in Orthodontics. She loves getting to know people and see their smiles transform. She knows firsthand what a boost of confidence a new smile can bring someone.
Liz is married to her best friend, Jay. They are enjoying their new home in McKinney. She is so proud of her daughter, Daley, and son, Dylan. They made her into a loving Grammy to 4 grandchildren. Just ask her – she’ll show you the pictures!
Liz spends all her free time with friends and family, loves decorating, baking, and traveling.
Grace Cho – Personal Orthodontic Assistant
Grace and her husband have been married since 2000 they have two teenage boys. As a devoted mother of two, Grace truly puts her heart and soul into each beautiful smile. Her journey in orthodontics began in spring of 2005 with her latest chapter finding her home at Wise Lee Orthodontics.
Armed with a musical college degree, Grace has faithfully served at church as the choir director. Her husband is also busy finishing up his PhD.
She loves giving people beautiful smiles while working with Dr. Wise and Dr. Lee.
Nicole – Personal Orthodontic Assistant
Nicole joined the Wise Lee Orthodontic family in February 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in the orthodontic field, most of it in California where her first “real job” introduced her to this wonderful profession. She is a loving mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. On top of working full time, she is a Girl Scout leader to her daughter’s Brownie troop. She enjoys family time and outdoor adventures. Her favorite pastime is to enjoy coffee in her rocking chair and look out over the pasture. Texas has been calling her for a while. She got here as fast as she could!
Bailey – Personal Orthodontic Assistant
Bailey started her career in the dental field in 2016, joining the Wise Lee family January of 2021. Although born and raised in Mckinney Texas, part of her heart is in Oklahoma with her friends. Bailey loves to travel and try all new kinds of food!
In her spare time, she enjoys the most spending time with her niece and nephews. Bailey’s best friend is her furbaby Milo, which is her world! Fun fact about Bailey is you will find her home filled with 32 plus indoor plants growing and growing. Not only does she have an amazing green thumb, but she will greet you with the warmest smile and hug.
Blanca – Personal Orthodontic Assistant
Blanca is originally from Honduras and fluent in Spanish. She started as a dental assistant in 2001 and moved to Texas in 2006 having over 10 years orthodontic experience. While she absolutely loves working with kids, she is highly experienced with special needs patients.
Blanca and her husband married in 2004 and have 3 handsome boys. She loves to watch her boys play soccer and is a number one fan of the US women’s National Soccer team. On her days off she enjoys working out, hiking, gardening, reading and baking on rainy days. You will always catch her with a smile on her face and a glow in her heart!
Tammy – SureSmile Coordinator
Tammy has been with Wise Orthodontics for 25 years, and in the field for 30 years. The choice to go into the Orthodontic world when deciding what she would do for her career, was obviously the right decision! She started as a Personal Orthodontic Assistant for Dr. Wise, and when SureSmile was introduced into the practice in 2008, she slowly transitioned from doing both SureSmile Coordinating and assisting, to the full time position of SureSmile Coordinator as of 2014.
Tammy’s experience within the practice includes: The SureSmile software, aligner technology, full chair-side assisting duties, all types of lab duties. Tammy is always full of smiles, and makes all around her smile too! She is a hugger, if you don’t already know that!
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, being outdoors, being on the water, crafting, gardening, or just spending time with her friends and family.
She was born and raised in Prairie du Chien, WI, but has been in Texas since 1990. She is, however, still true to her Green Bay Packers and cheese curds! She has a 26 year old son, Tyler, who now resides in Colorado, and is currently a Plumbers Apprentice looking very forward to advancing his career. She has recently built a house and resides with her boyfriend David and her 2 cats- Beans and Willow Mae.
According to Tammy, her life at Wise Orthodontics has been very rewarding. She feels very fortunate to have such a wonderful “work” family to be around on a daily basis in the office or out!
Lisa- Insurance Coordinator
Lisa has been in Orthodontics since 1990 and has worked with Dr. Wise since 1994 in many different positions, starting as an orthodontic assistant for 7 years then moved to the front desk office staff and since 2010 she had been the insurance coordinator. Lisa enjoys helping her patients get the most out of their orthodontic insurance coverage and is here to answer any questions you might have about your insurance benefits.
Lisa is married with 5 children and a daughter-in-law. She also has horses, dogs, a cat and pet rabbit. When she is not at work she enjoys adventures in traveling, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and zip lining. Her dream is to one day retire and live on an island in the Caribbean but until then she plans to keep enjoying life and working at Wise and Stonebridge Orthodontics.
Barbara – Financial Coordinator/Office Manager
As the financial coordinator and office manager, Barbara enjoys interacting with our patients while making sure they get the most from their orthodontic experience. She is the one to call on if you have any financial questions that you might have. Barbara has worked with Dr. Wise for over 25 years! What an amazing journey it has been for her to have been here since patient number one to where we are today with two offices and the many patients that have traveled through our doors to the many new patients we see. She truly enjoys working with her coworkers who are really a second family to her.
When she is not at the practice, Barbara enjoys spending time with her wonderful family. She has two children and four beautiful grandchildren. She loves traveling, reading, clogging, square dancing and gardening. She has traveled all over the world. A few favorite things she enjoys while vacationing are zip lining, parasailing and swimming in the ocean with exotic fish and sea life. So far she has had a chance to swim with sharks, stingrays, eels, giant turtles, dolphins, and jelly fish. She hopes one day to swim with the whales!