Our Staff

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly, well-trained staff members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient, comprehensive treatment in a supportive, nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.

Our staff is highly skilled, uniquely trained and aims to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient! Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Birdie.JPGBirdie – Financial Coordinator

Hi, I'm Birdie, and I'm here to help you with all of your financial and insurance needs. I've been in the dental field since my senior year in high school and have had the privilege of working in this office for 21 years. I work hard to go to bat for our patients to get the most out of your insurance and flex spending benefits. I love building strong and lasting relationships with our patients and their families.

I have been married for almost 31 years to my wonderful husband, John.  We have two adult children.  We also have a Bichon-Frise dog named Teddy, who is totally spoiled. I enjoy camping, boating, water and snow skiing and walking with my dog. 

Char.jpgChar – Appointment Coordinator

Hello! Most of you may recognize me as the person you first meet when you arrive at our office. I have been in the orthodontic profession for 38 years, of which 34 years have been with Dr. Carter. It is my goal to make your scheduling needs as easy as possible. I will do my best to accommodate both work and school schedules within the timeframe allowed. I strongly believe in the importance of not keeping the patient waiting.

Conifer is my home where I reside with my husband of 26 years, Tony, and our dog, Kylie. My interests include running, hiking, snowshoeing, Pilates, getting together with friends and watching for wildlife around our home.

It is my hope to all who read this that when you come to our office, you will experience a caring and friendly staff.

Dawn.jpgDawn – Treatment Coordinator

Hey, my name is Dawn, and I will be assisting Dr. Carter when he first sees you. As the Treatment Coordinator, I will help patients and parents understand the process of orthodontic treatment as prescribed by Dr. Carter. I really enjoy getting to know new patients and their families. I have worked in the orthodontic field for 34 years and for Dr. Carter for a total of 16 years. I also earned my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Metropolitan State University.

I have been in Colorado for over 30 years, so I feel like a native, but I grew up in Iowa and have lived in many places before I finally found my home. Each of my three grown children was born in a different country.

I have been married to my husband for 24 years. We enjoy spending time in the high country, traveling to new places and taking in Rockies games in the season. I like to spend my spare time running, reading and crocheting. I also have two dogs who keep me pretty busy, too.

Stef.jpgStef – Clinical Assistant

My name is Stef, and I'm one of the clinical assistants here at Carter Orthodontics. I have been a Certified Expanded Function Dental Assistant now for 7 years. Instead of starting with a general dental practice, I jumped right into orthodontics and haven't looked back! Prior to being an orthodontic assistant, I was a Secondary English/Theatre teacher. I love working with kids of all ages and adults, too! Orthodontics allows me to still work closely with the public, stretches my brain, and lets me teach patients about what we're doing and why.

I grew up in Northern Wyoming, graduated from the University of Wyoming, lived in Washington, Texas, South Dakota, and wound up here in Denver, where I hope to stay!

I love spending time with my husband and daughter, playing and snuggling with my beagle, Wrigley, reading voraciously and enjoying the amazing outdoors!

Teggin.jpgTeggin – Clinical Assistant

I'm Teggin, and I have been with Carter Orthodontics for 12 years and in the dental field for 16 years. After working as a general dental assistant for a year, I realized that going into orthodontics would allow me to use my hands more creatively. I love watching our patients’ smiles transform into beautiful and confident smiles. I also build many of our patients’ appliances in our on-site lab.

I'm a native to Colorado and still feel blessed every day to have the beautiful Rocky Mountains as my backdrop. I have many passions in life, but none that outweigh my passion for family. I have two beautiful daughters that make me smile every day and a husband I can truly call my best friend! I love to run and challenge myself with distance/endurance running. I also love to paint when time permits, and you can see my work many times on our windows in the bay!