Meet Our Team

Meet our wonderful staff!

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.

Wendy – Marketing/Treatment Coordinator

Wendy has been in Orthodontics for over 20 years now and loves that she can use all of her experience and knowledge to help her patients and friends understand life in orthodontics. Whether she is working with a new patient or planning patient events or doing presentations at our local schools, she is always at her best.  She has always loved meeting new people, making new friends and treats each patient like they are a guest in her own home! Her goal is to make a your orthodontic journey a breeze right from the beginning. Wendy appreciates all the time, quality, and dedication Dr. Wise and Dr. Lee put into each individual patient and couldn’t imagine working for a better orthodontic practice.

On a personal note..  Wendy was born on Texas Independence Day, raised in a small Texas town and her love for Texas country music and road trips is what makes her a true Texan. Wendy and her husband, Jason, share 4 sweet children together that keep them on their feet going non-stop. She is known as the story teller of the office and enjoys making sure everyone is laughing and having fun while they work.

Wendy

Annissa – Treatment Coordinator

Annissa has been with Dr. Wise and his team since 2006. She is your go-to-gal and will hold your hand from your 1st appointment until you begin your treatment. Annissa helps her patients understand their diagnosis, appointments and any financial questions they may have prior to getting started with their Orthodontic journey. She has a servant’s heart and helping others is what drives her, making Orthodontics the perfect industry to combine her love for people and desire to help all.

Annissa is full of smiles and loves developing relationships with her patients and their families. She has a knack for remembering the little details in their lives that are important to each one. She truly enjoys meeting new people and cherishes all the stories she gets to hear in her office every day!  What a joy it is to see how happy her patients are when they are finally able to schedule their first appointment to get braces. The special friendship she has formed with these families is the favorite part of her job. She literally watches the families grow up.

In Annissa’s free time she enjoys reading and gardening.  She and her husband Ryan have three daughters, two adopted sons from Ethiopia and one son-in-law! These loves keep their family busy and full of good times.

“There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give everything.”

Vince Lombardi

Annissa

Christi – Treatment Coordinator – McKinney

Christi’s journey to Stonebridge Orthodontics began about 10 years ago 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 Orthodontics over the years, Christi finally decided to join the family herself when Dr. Wise opened the practice in McKinney. Christi began as a Personal Orthodontic Assistant, and is now a Treatment Coordinator. Her warmth and compassion for family is abundant. She will make you smile!

If you can’t find Christi at work you can rest assure she can be found at one of her many kids’ sporting events. Not only is she a soccer mom but also a volleyball, softball, cheerleading, football and dance mom! In their limited free time the family loves to get away 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 Stonebridge Orthodontics, they’ll always have their beautiful smiles!

Christi

Donna – Communications Coordinator

Donna is the first person that you will see when you walk into our Frisco 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 team mates!

Donna has two boys. Her son, Jake is 27 years old and has been married to his beautiful wife, Megan, for 3 yrs. They have a lovely 15 month old daughter, Logan.  Logan is Donna’s first “grand-girl”. Her second son, Nate is 25 years old and will marry his beautiful college sweetheart, Abi, June 2016.    Both boys attended and played baseball at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK.

When Donna is not at work, she loves to volunteer with Young Life Adult Steering Committee for the Prosper/Celina area.   She also enjoys walking her German Shepherd, Lucy Belle, working in her flower garden and going to the movies with her husband, Rick, of 29 years.

Donna feels it is a good day when her most precious “grand-girl”, Logan, calls for DonDon to come and play!

Donna

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!

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.

Lisa

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!

Tammy

Erin – Communications 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.

Erin

Paulina – Personal Orthodontic Assistant

Paulina has been working in the Orthodontic field since 2013 and started with Wise Orthodontics in 2016. She loves smiling and seeing her patients happy, along with the confidence a beautiful smile truly gives. She loves working with the Wise Orthodontics family!

On her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Natalie. She has family in Guatemala and has spent many summers there which helped her tremendously with being bilingual. She is a little bit shy about her accent, but she understands it very well. Paulina also loves traveling and collecting unique snow globes from places she’s been. She also loves all forms of crafting and is currently teaching herself brush lettering.

Grace Cho – Personal Orthodontic Assistant

Grace and her husband have been married since 2000 they have a two teenager 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 orthodontics.

Armed with a musical college degree, Grace has faith fully 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.

Melissa – Personal Orthodontic Assistant

Melissa is one of our great assistants here in our office. She has been in the orthodontic field since 2002. She enjoys working on children, young adults and adults and being able to assist in creating a great smile. Melissa feels completely blessed to have found such an amazing work family. Every day she looks forward to seeing all of our awesome patients, as well as working with Dr. Wise, Dr. Lee and all the rest of the amazing team in our office.

On her time away from our office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her 4 children.  She also enjoys shopping, the gym and reading a good book.  Melissa is from El Paso (The Sun City), which is on the other end of Texas. She moved down to this side of Texas in 2007 and loves it here!

Deanna – Personal Orthodontic Assistant

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!  Deana truly enjoys coming to see all the smiling faces of her patients each day.  And watching them grow in their responsibility and maturity is fulfilling beyond measure.

As a mother of two wonderful little boys, Deanna enjoys family games and movie nights more than anything! She also enjoys 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).

Carley – Personal Orthodontic Assistant

Carley has recently joined the Wise/Stonebridge Orthodontic family, and fit in perfectly. Upon graduating from dental assisting school in May 2014, only a few short months later she and her family found themselves moving all the way down to McKinney, Texas from the Twin Cities, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, or as it’s most known, Minnesota! Carley lives with her parents, a sister and a loving, snuggly 9-year young yellow lab. The family has more recently built a house in Celina, and loving every minute of it. When she’s not at work, Carley loves to be outside. Although she loves to snowboard in the winter, it’s tough to do that in Texas! She fills in that time by dedicating 3 nights a week to playing slow pitch softball year-round. She has also taken up activities such as disc golf, and soccer. When Carley isn’t physically active, you can either find her shopping, eating out with friends and family, or just laying on the couch watching some Netflix.

Since the 7th grade, I absolutely fell in love with the field of dentistry, and even wanted to become an orthodontist myself! I had taken 1/3 of my dental assisting classes at a community college as a senior in high school, which then leads me to finish and graduate the following year. When you see me, you will be able to experience how “Minnesota Nice” feels, and I even promise to top it off with the Minnesota accent. I feel completely blessed to have found such an amazing work family; sometimes I feel as though they found me! Every day I look forward to seeing all of our awesome patients, as well as working with Dr. Wise, Dr. Lee and all the rest of the amazing team in our office, every day is a new kind of fun!

Claire – Personal Orthodontic Assistant

Claire has been at Wise Orthodontics since 2011, as a patient that is.  She started treatment as a young girl with a very unusual bite problem.  By the time she finished her Phase 2 treatment she decided she did not want to leave! Claire joined our team in early 2018 after graduating Dental Assistant School.   She has made a commitment of her time and her passion in learning all she could about the profession.  Since day 1, she has loved learning and growing alongside this wonderful team.  Claire is beyond grateful to Dr. Wise, Dr. Lee, and the whole work family for taking her in and making her feel like she belongs.  When Claire is not working you can find her cooking in the kitchen, or outside grilling a mean steak.  She also loves spending time with her family, taking walks around her neighborhood, writing, and watching a good classic musical! Claire received wonderful personal care when she was a patient, and she strives to make sure each patient has the same care.

Maneeka – Front Desk Coordinator

Maneeka was born smiling.  In fact, her mom worked in a dental office for many years (and still does!).  Maneeka has worked in the dental field for 11 years- 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, shop, travel, and spend time with her husband and cats – sometimes one more than the other :-).

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