Feel Right At Home

Meet your Magnolia and Ballard orthodontist team

Knowledgeable | Fun | Professional

The expert Ballard orthodontist team at Nelson Orthodontics, working with actual patients.
 

We want to make all our patients feel right at home!

Our treatment team has years of experience providing patients the highest level of care while always maintaining a fun, friendly environment.

Our Magnolia and Ballard orthodontist staff stay on top of the latest changes in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. You can be sure you’re benefiting from state of the art orthodontic care.

 

Meet Our Team

Giving exceptional care to our family of patients

Carly Flanagan, Scheduling Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Carly

Scheduling Coordinator

What she does at work:
Carly is a scheduling coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She loves greeting each patient with a smile and welcoming them into our office. Her infectious laugh helps keep Nelson Orthodontics a positive, fun place.

What she does outside of work:
Carly was raised in Longview, WA. She recently moved back to the Northwest after spending 6 years in Utah. She and her husband enjoy the music scene in Seattle and are usually found at concerts on the weekends or exploring the unique neighborhoods. She is very passionate about cooking and loves sharing recipes whenever she gets the chance.

 
Amanda Burris, Financial Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Amanda

Financial Coordinator

What she does at work:
Amanda is the Financial Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She assists with finances and insurance, helping move each client one step closer to their perfect smile.

What she does outside of work:
Amanda grew up in Colorado until she was 19 years old. From there she has lived in California, Utah, and now Washington. She loves any outdoor activity, especially trail running, rock climbing, and backpacking. When she isn't outside, her free time is either spent with friends and family, reading books, or trying new food.

 
Maddy, Scheduling Coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Maddy

Scheduling Coordinator

What she does at work:
Maddy is a scheduling coordinator at Nelson Orthodontics. She is your first point of contact at Nelson Orthodontics, either greeting you with a warm welcome when you walk through the door or a bubbly voice on the phone. She enjoys interacting with patients and is always happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

What she does outside of work:
Maddy grew up in Washington state but recently moved home after living in Australia the last three years. When she’s not traveling and exploring new places, she enjoys being active with CrossFit, going for walks around Seattle, and taking advantage of all the beautiful hiking and nature that Washington has to offer. You can also find Maddy out and about trying new restaurants or relaxing with a pastry and a great cup of coffee in a café.

 
Ellie, Lab Technician at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Ellie

Lab Technician

What she does at work:

Ellie joined Dr. Nelson’s team in September 2019 as a lab technician preparing models, making retainers.

She has a passion for beautiful smiles which was influenced by both her parents who were dentists.

What she does outside of work:

Ellie is from Brazil in her free time she enjoys going to church, studying, and taking walks with her dog. She also likes dining out, eating healthy and exercising, traveling.

 
Karin Chickadel team member of Nelson Orthodontics.
 

Karin

Lab Technician

What she does at work:

Karin brings her artistic eye for detail to her work for us as a lab technician. She keeps busy making retainers and custom orthodontic appliances for our patients.

What she does outside of work:

Karin is a book and paper artist. You can see some of her work in shops around the PNW. She also enjoys maker culture, soccer and exploring tide pools, beaches, mountains and rivers with her husband and two sons.

 
Laura Carson Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Laura

Assistant

What she does at work:

Laura is a California native and received her dental assisting certification from Arizona College. She joined our team in June of 2016 after moving to Seattle.

What she does outside of work:

Laura enjoys being active and taking advantage of the outdoors. She loves hiking with her Yorkshire terrier. She also loves spending quality time with her family. You will often find Laura out dancing with her friends and eating at all the hot dog stands in the city.

 
Cristina Chun, Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Naomi

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

Naomi is an Orthodontic Assistant. She began working in dental as an oral surgical technician. She loves helping patients achieve their goal of a perfect smile.

What she does outside of work:

Born and raised in Edmonds, she greatly appreciates the Pacific Northwest. Bouldering, rollerskating, and conquering mountains are a few activities she enjoys. She also loves volunteering and spending time with her friends and family.

 
Megan, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Megan

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

What she does at work: Megan is originally from Boise, Idaho where she went to school and received her dental assisting certification. Her favorite part about working in the dental field is getting to know and connect with patients.

What she does outside of work:

Megan enjoys relaxing at home. In her free time, she likes going out with her friends on the weekend. She loves traveling to new places when she gets the chance.

 
Kaela, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Kaela

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

Kaela received her expanded functions dental assisting license in Portland, Oregon where she grew up. She moved to Seattle in 2018 where she found her love for orthodontics and has been treating ortho patients ever since!

What she does outside of work:

In her free time Kaela loves taking her dog, Milo, to Starbucks for puppuccino’s and coffee. On the weekends you’ll find her shopping or watching reality on Bravo!

 
Nicole, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Nicole

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

Nicole is an orthodontics assistant. She loves helping build confidence in others through on their journey to the perfect smile.

What she does outside of work:

Nicole grew up in Spokane, Washington, and moved to the big city in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys roller skating at local skateparks and being outdoors. She has two pugs that are always keeping her busy and loves taking them to the park. She also enjoys meeting new people and photography.

 
Paige, Orthodontic Assistant at Nelson Orthodontics
 

Paige

Orthodontic Assistant

What she does at work:

She became interested in healthcare through her education at the University of Washington. Following graduation, she earned her certification for dental assisting in the state of Washington. Paige has always been passionate about orthodontics and enjoys continuing to get to know patients.

What she does outside of work:

Being from California, Paige loves taking advantage of sunny Seattle days. You can find her sitting under the trees at Lake Washington Park or down by the water at Golden Gardens with her dog Lana. On rainy days she enjoys reading a good book or bingeing thriller movies

 

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