MEET OUR TEAM

“I only hire nice people who are skilled at what they do.” – Dr. Leonard

Dr. Dean Leonard

Orthodontist

Recognized as a top doctor by SureSmile.

Dr. Leonard knows from personal experience what it is like to be embarrassed by a smile. For over 30 years he has been on a mission to help his patients feel better about themselves and their smile.

“I love what I do!  It is so gratifying to see how orthodontic treatment has improved the lives of my patients and to be greeted by so many great looking smiles out in the community.”

Dynette

Dental Hygienist / Office Manager

Dynette has been involved with dentistry for more than 30 years and has been with Alpha Orthodontics for over 25 years. As Office Manager she takes care of business operations, maintains practice management software, and patient and staff relations. In the clinic, she is privileged to take part in the best phase of treatment, taking braces off.

 

“I am fortunate to have committed coworkers who are concerned with the well-being of others. I look forward to the workday, and the opportunity to be one small part of creating great smiles.”

Kizzy

We are so happy that Kizzy has decided to join our team.  Kizzy brings a lot of experience with her when it comes to customer service. We are sure you will enjoy her delightful personality and her genuine kindness.  Kizzy is one of the first people you will meet in our Mason City office, where she is our Treatment Coordinator.  She is also proficient at the front desk, making her our “go to” person.

“I am enjoying my new career at Alpha Orthodontics and learning so much.  I look forward to helping our new patients on their journey to a perfect smile.”

Amanda

We are thrilled to have Amanda as Treatment Coordinator on our team.  You will see Amanda most often in our Minnesota offices.  Not only is Amanda a Treatment Coordinator; she is also a licensed Dental Assistant!  Amanda has years of dental and orthodontic experience.  She will be the first person to address your concerns and get you on your way to a beautiful smile.

“I look forward to meeting the new patients.  It is my goal to make everyone feel comfortable and confident.  I strive to make your visit at Alpha Orthodontics the best part of your day!”

Terin

She’s back! One of our favorite dental assistants has re-joined our team! Terin’s caring attitude and drive to make every patient she works with happy makes her an amazing assistant. She will be sure to address all your needs with great respect.  Terin and her husband moved out of state for a few years to continue their education but her heart was always here in Albert Lea.

“I am excited and happy to be back at Alpha Orthodontics.  I missed working with the patients and being a part of creating great smiles.”

Devan

Devan goes wherever Dr. Leonard and the clinical team see patients. She helps the clinic run more smoothly and efficiently. Devan’s gentle way will make you feel at home. She may be quiet but she is a go-getter.  We are so happy to have her on our team!

 

“This is a new experience for me, but I am excited about the opportunity to make our patients feel comfortable and confident that they are getting the best care.  I am happy to be on the Alpha Orthodontics team.”

Jessica

Customer service is what she is all about. Jessica has years of experience working as an Appointment Coordinator. Jessica will work very hard to schedule your appointments at a time that works for everyone. She is very friendly and efficient and we know you will enjoy meeting her in our Mason City office.

 

“I am used to working with multiple people every day.  I look forward to coordinating appointments and helping the families of Alpha Orthodontics have a great experience.”

Amy P.

Amy has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 2011. She comes to us with great insurance knowledge and a friendly personality.  Amy welcomes our patients in the Albert Lea location and is always just a phone call away when staff and patients in one of the other offices may need help.

“It’s a great place to work! I enjoy getting to know all of our patients and watching their smiles change.”

Lynda

Lynda is our most experienced employee.  She has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 1986!  Her experience and knowledge make her a top-notch dental assistant.  Lynda is also responsible for keeping our offices well supplied. She continually looks for the best products for our patients.

 

“It’s great to see the wonderful changes that occur with someone’s smile.”

Barb

Barb is one of our dental assistants and also our Records Coordinator. She is one of the first people you will meet on your initial visit with Alpha Orthodontics and she will make you very comfortable in the office.  Barb has been a part of the staff since 1998 and has several years of general dental experience to compliment her orthodontic abilities.

“I like meeting all of our new patients and being part of their first experience in our office.”

Caryn

Caryn has been assisting patients at Alpha Orthodontics since 1999.  Her kind, gentle, and caring touch will make you feel at ease.  Caryn serves as our Invisalign Coordinator, making sure your treatment goes as planned.

“I love what we do.  We make great smiles, and that’s the best part of my job!”

Michelle

Michelle has over 20 years of dental experience and has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 2006. Michelle is truly an asset to the team with her easy-going personality.  Her friendly smile is sure to make you feel comfortable when you come into our office.

“It is great working with our patients.  It is fun to see their excitement as their smiles change and improve.”

Amy B.

Amy has been with Alpha Orthodontics since 2002.  Her spunky and cheerful personality brings life to every workday.  Amy is our SureSmile Coordinator and is committed to patient care.  Her curiosity keeps us up to date.

“I love my job!  How many people get to say they help create beautiful smiles and self-confidence every day?”

Kris

Kris joined the Alpha Orthodontic team in 2013. Kris comes to Alpha with great knowledge in dentistry and sleep study. She is a joy to have on the team and always has a smile on her face. Kris will be sure your questions are answered and that you are well informed.

“I enjoy learning along with our patients. It is rewarding to see the smiles develop and our patients growing into successful confident young adults.”

Kelli

Kelli joined our staff in 2013 and is fitting in very nicely. Her humor and curiosity enlighten our workdays. Kelli has a general dentistry background, giving her an edge in orthodontics. Kelli works hard and always finds new ways to make our patients feel at home.

 

“I am happy to be in orthodontics. This profession has helped me to grow and I enjoy seeing our patients develop their confidence.”

Shalona

Shalona is no stranger to orthodontics and we are delighted to have her back on the Alpha Orthodontics team.  Shalona has years of orthodontic assisting experience and is very efficient and thorough.  Dr. Leonard and Shalona have worked together before so it was easy for her to step right in.

 

“Welcome to Alpha Orthodontics, I am excited to be part of creating amazing smiles!  I look forward new techniques and the best orthodontic options for our patients.”

  • 1651 West Main Street Albert Lea, MN 56007
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  • 621 East 7th Street Blue Earth, MN 56013 
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