Meet Our Staff

Ali - Clinic Technician

We are excited to have Ali as new member of the ELD family. She is a 2017 graduate of the IPFW Dental Assisting Program and comes to our office with experience in general dentistry. Ali loves to see her patients’ smiles progress through treatment. She also enjoys spending her days in the clinic learning new things and values the team work at ELD. Away from the office, Ali enjoys spending her summers with her boyfriend Zach on the lake tubing and boating. In the winter and early spring, Ali can be found at Komet Hockey games cheering on her favorite team.

Alyssa - Clinic Technician

“I love working with all age groups and helping them learn to love their smiles. I cherish the relationships built during our patients’ time in treatment.” Alyssa is a 2012 graduate of the IPFW Dental Assisting Program. She joined the ELD family shortly after graduation, and we are so happy to have her as a part of our team. Alyssa is normally found in the clinic helping patients to progress their treatment, but she also spends time at the front desk and is our office OSHA Coordinator. Away from the office, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her fiancé Ryan and daughter Mia. She also enjoys country concerts, crafing and shopping.

Aimee - Assistant Laboratory Technician

Aimee is a Junior at IPFW and is studying to be a Orthodontic Laboratory Technician. She is spending the summer working in our lab, learning how to fabricate appliances and helping wherever she can. Aimee states “there is never a dull moment working at ELD. The team has been so welcoming and helpful”. In the fall she will return to IPFW, but she will continue to spend her off days in our lab. Away from the office, Aimee like to spend time with her niece, her dog Mila Jo and boyfriend Jefferson.

Amy - Clinical Supervisor/Marketing Director

Amy is a 1999 graduate of the IPFW Dental Assisting Department and began her career with Dr. Eric immediately after graduation. Along with her many years of working for Dr. Eric, she also spent 12 years teaching the IPFW Orthodontics Technician Course. Amy wears many hats around the office. She is our clinical supervisor, builds our office schedule, helps at the front desk and is also our Marketing Director. Her favorite things about ELD are the relationships she has built with patients and their families over the years. Away from the office, Amy enjoys traveling with her family. There is never a dull moment with her husband Shon and daughter Charlotte.

Andrea - Insurance Coordinator

We are happy to have Andrea as part of the ELD team. She holds a business degree from IWU and comes to us with years of business experience. Andrea joined our office as our Insurance Coordinator in 2017. She verifies insurance, submits claims and makes sure that our patients receive every benefit that they are eligible for. Andrea also helps at the front desk from time to time. Andrea lives in Fort Wayne with 2 cats and 1 crazy dog named Izzy. She has 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren to keep her busy. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, gardening and being outdoors. Her favorite thing about ELD is working with Dr. Eric and the rest of the friendly staff.

Dana - Treatment Coordinator/Clinical Technician

Dana began her orthodontic career many years ago with Dr. Eric’s father – Dr. Gene Dellinger. After taking several years off to raise her family, Dana is happy to be working with Dr. Eric and helping new patients begin their orthodontic journey. Away from the office, Dana enjoys spending time with her ever growing family. Her favorite hobby is knitting with fine yarn and spending long weekends at their family cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Donna - Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Donna started her career working for Dr. Eric’s father – Dr. Gene Dellinger. After taking time off to earn her Nursing Degree she returned to our office in 2003. She has had many job duties over the years, but she is now our Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator. There are many things that Donna loves about ELD, but her favorites are the patients and their parents. While not in the office, Donna loves to travel and read a good book. Maine is her destination of choice, but anywhere warm comes in a close second. Along with her husband Michael, she is a mother to 2 adult daughters and grandmother to 5 grandchildren. Her growing family keeps her very busy.

Heather - Laboratory Technician

Heather is one of the new faces at our office. She is a 2018 graduate of the IPFW Dental Laboratory Technician Program and has taken the lead role in our laboratory fabricating appliances for our patients. Heather spends her time away from the office with her fiancé Dylann and her cats. She also enjoys art and music.

Jamie - Clinic Technician

Jamie came to ELD in 2015 with lots of years of experience in orthodontic offices. Her favorite part about her day spent at ELD are the awesome smiles she helps to create. Along with her husband Jake, Jamie is Mom to 4 busy boys who are very active in 4H. Raising and showing pigs, goats and sheep take up a lot of their time. When her family is not busy with the animals they enjoy camping and spending time outside. Jamie’s favorite getaway is a weekend at Lake Michigan, but she and her husband also enjoy restoring and going to truck shows.

Janet - Financial Coordinator

Janet has worked in the Orthodontic field since 1983 and we were thrilled to have her join the ELD team in 2016. As the office Financial Coordinator she is able to help families with their payment arrangements and aids families in making treatment affordable. Along with her husband John, Janet is mom to Mimi and Molly and grandmother to Elliott-Alexander and grandson #2 in June. When not working, Janet enjoys gardening and traveling to Hawaii.

Joyce - Front Desk Scheduling Coordinator

More info coming soon...

Marjorie - Front Desk Scheduling Coordinator

After working for 18 years in the banking industry and earning a Business Management degree in 2010, Marjorie joined our office in 2017. She can be found at the front desk greeting patients when they arrive for their appointments and scheduling future visits. Marjorie also plays a vital role on our marketing team. She loves working for ELD and enjoys the positive energy and smiling friendly faces of the team. Marjorie has been married to her high school sweetheart for 16 years and is a proud mom to two children, Lincoln and Natalie. Her family also operates a farm in Orland, as well as a Christmas Tree Farm.

Megan - Clinic Technician

After graduating from the IPFW Dental Assisting Program and earning a certificate in Orthodontic Assisting and Expanded Functions, Megan joined the ELD team in 2017. Her favorite part of being a ELD team member is socializing and seeing the great results that patients have achieved when they get their braces off. Away from the office, Megan enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Matt and spending time outdoors. You can find her camping, hunting fishing, kayaking and hiking every chance she gets.

Melinda - Sterilization Technician

Melinda joined our team in 2012 as our Angola Office Sterilization Technician. She plays a very important part in our daily operations. Melinda is responsible for the daily operations of our sterilization. She makes sure that our instruments are properly sterilized and safe for all our patients. Melinda can also be found helping our clinical staff clean up after appointments so they can quickly move on to the next patient. This helps our busy office to run on time. Along with her husband Ryan, Melinda is mom to 3 boys, a dog, cat and iguana. She is a big fan of anything Jack Skellington and loves to spend time with her family.

Mike Ellert – Operations Manager/ Chief Financial Officer

After earning Associates Degrees in both Physical Therapy and Business, Mike joined our office in 2013. He plays a vital role in the day to day operations of our office. He is the behind the scenes team member that wears many hats. From the ordering of needed supplies to office maintenance, he is always busy. While not at the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay and their four children. He also likes to spend time outdoors hunting, fishing and playing sports.

Mimi - Front Desk Scheduling Coordinator

Mimi joined the ELD team in July of 2017. She enjoys helping patients and their parents to schedule their appointments. Mimi loves to see patients showing off their new smiles that they have worked so hard to achieve. When she is not in the office, Mimi loves spending time with her family. She is mom to her son Elliot and is expecting a new baby in June 2018. Mimi also loves to play video games with her husband Alex.

Sandra – Sterilization Technician

After 33 years of teaching in the public school system, Sandra decided it was time to retire. In 2017, she decided she needed something to do with all her free time and joined the team at ELD. Sandra is our Kendallville Office Sterilization Technician. She plays a very important part in our daily operations. Sandra is responsible for the daily operations of our sterilization department. She makes sure that our instruments are properly sterilized and safe for all our patients. Sandra can also be found helping our clinical staff clean up after appointment so they can quickly move on to the next appointment. This helps our busy off to run on time. Away from the office, she and her husband Jan share a blended family with 4 adult children and numerous grandchildren. She loves to cook, read, spend time with her family and travel. Her favorite getaway to the the sunny beaches of Florida.

Stephanie - Clinic Technician

In 2013, Stephanie completed the Dental Assisting Program at Ross Medical Education in Fort Wayne. She joined the ELD team in 2014. As a clinic technician, she loves to see all the smiles on patients faces when they leave the office. Stephanie is also a professional photographer and operates her own photography business. Along with her husband Jason, she is mom to Hunter, Houston and Daisy. Her family loves to spend time outdoors, fishing and going to the park.

ELD Orthodontics

  • Kendallville - 1919 Dowling St., Kendallville, IN 46755 Phone: 260.347.5575
  • Angola - 610 Wayne Plaza, Angola, IN 46703 Phone: 260.665.9534

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