Meet Our Dental Staff
Dr. Dan Alder
Dr. Alder did family dentistry for a period after graduating from Ohio State College of Dentistry and being discharged from the Air Force. After a 2 year residency in Orthodontics also at Ohio State, he established an orthodontic practice in Logan Ohio. Subsequent to that he began a practice in Athens, Ohio.
Dr. Alder and his family moved to a farm in Athens County in 1992 and have been happily raising children, horses, chickens, and dogs and cats ever since. We continue to feel that the orthodontic experience should be fun and exciting and strive to create that atmosphere.
My name is Debbie McWilliams and I am the office manager and financial coordinator. I have been employed with Dr. Alder since 2002. My positions allow me to work with the public and meet new and interesting people. It is a pleasure working in this ever growing orthodontist office. Reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Penny Myers and I have been with Dr. Alder since 1969 serving in all aspects of orthodontic care. Currently I am the laboratory technician and have held this position since 1979. The laboratory provides the patients with an in-house convenience of quick and efficient treatment. I look forward to serving all the patients of Dr. Alder.
My name is Shelley Burns. I have been part of Dr. Alder’s team since 2002. I am now the friendly face you see when you enter the office of Dr. Alder. It is my pleasure to take care of your scheduling needs, either face to face or by telephone. I take pride in my position and always look forward to seeing the smiles of patients as they come and go. The beginning of your new smile starts with me in Dr. Alder’s office.
I am Jane Alder, Dr. Alder’s wife. Although I have a thorough understanding of the logic and rationale of the technical data, my strength is my ability to explain treatment plans in plain English. My background is in English and Journalism which enables me to translate the technical data into more basic, easier to understand terms.
I also am a mother and can easily understand the parent’s as well as the child patient’s perspective on orthodontic treatment. Each of my children has had braces so having a child in the house with orthodontic issues is not new to me. A large part of my job is to explain and demonstrate how each phase of treatment will look and feel.
I am also available anytime to clarify or answer early in treatment questions.
My name is Kim Adams. I have been employed with Dr. Alder since August 1993. I started out working as a receptionist but later found my true desire as a chair side assistant. I enjoy talking one-on-one with the patients as I work with them individually. I work hard making the patient smile. Reach me at: email@example.com.
My name is Lindsay Renko. I have had many titles throughout my 8 years as a member of Dr. Alder’s team. I started as an intern while I was in school. After being hired, my first job was that of Treatment C-ordinator. I went from there to the front desk as receptionist. I am now a chairside assistant. I love working with patients, making them smile and feel more confident. I take pride in my position and always look forward to seeing the smiles of patients as they come and go. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Alice Bailey. I have worked for Dr. Alder since he started his practice in Athens. I started as a chairside assistant, have served as treatment coordinator and records technician. I am now working part-time processing and compiling records for Dr. alder to do patient treatment planning, and take all of our Invisalign Impressions. I can be reached at email@example.com.
My name is Vicki Watson. I have been in dentistry since 1975. I started out in family dentistry from 1975 to 1977. Before working with Dr. Alder, I had worked in another orthodontic office for a number of years. I currently work chairside with Dr. Alder. I enjoy the challenges that are present in orthodontics, and the interaction with patients.
My name is Heather Malloy. I started out working in the front office part-time, I am now a full-time chairside assistant. My positive attitude and fun personality help to make our office a fun environment. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and love seeing their happy smile at the end of treatment.
My name is Marissa Bentley. I recently graduated from Dental Assisting School, and though I have only worked here at Dr. Alder's office for a short 6 months, I have learned a lot and become so much more confident in my abilities! I love working on all the patients I see every day!