Meet the Team

Top row: Melissa T., Toni, Carole, Melissa F.
Bottom row: Cherie, Karla, Dr. Karlin, Meri, Lisa



Practice Administrator

As Dr. Karlin's practice administrator, I am usually the first person to greet you upon your arrival to our office. I have worked in the finance and management fields for over twenty years, and I have over fifteen years of experience in the orthodontics field. My extensive background in working with insurance companies will help ensure that you will receive the maximum orthodontic benefit to which you are entitled. Striving to manage our team and helping to create a professional, fun, and friendly office environment, I look forward to working with you and your family to provide a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding experience in our office. The best part of my day is when parents and patients tell me how much they love coming to our office for their appointments!

In my free time, I love to go to the beach and bury my toes in the sand. I grew up in Pennsylvania, so there is still a country girl in me who loves to spend time in the mountains! I love to travel and spend quality time with my family and friends.




Patient Coordinator

I have been working with Dr. Karlin for over ten years, and I have over 30 years of customer service experience. Before joining the orthodontics field, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Maryland and a Certified Dental Assistant degree from Shore Academy Dental Assisting School. It is my pleasure to help answer any questions that you may have. I enjoy being able to help our patients, and I am proud of the way that our team is able to meet so many unique individuals' needs.

When I'm not at the practice, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeremy, and our children, Taylor and Tristan. My hobbies include cooking and making stained glass. It is my greatest goal to make everybody's experience at this practice as pleasant as possible.



Melissa T.

Front Desk Coordinator

I have worked in the dental field for nearly ten years.  From appointments to insurance issues, I help to ensure that your experience in our office is as seamless as possible.  When I joined Dr. Karlin's staff two years ago, I never realized how rewarding it would be seeing the transformations of our patients, both in their personalities and in their smiles!  I was so amazed by the orthodontic results that I became a patient too!

In January 2015, my husband Luis and I welcomed our first child, Penelope.   When I'm not chasing her around, you can find me in the kitchen, baking.  We also enjoy cruising and visiting Disney World.




Registered Dental Assistant

Hello and welcome! I have been a registered dental assistant for Dr. Karlin for over fifteen years (with over thirty years of experience in orthodontics). I enjoy working with our patients and our wonderful, friendly staff. Each member of our orthodontic team is dedicated to our patients' comfort and happiness. We are all here because we want to help our patients achieve beautiful smiles and increased confidence. Working in orthodontics is rewarding on every level, and I am so glad to be a part of this team!

Outside of the practice, I am married and my husband Tom and I have one son, Sean. I enjoy being with my family, reading, and spending time with my two dogs, Buddy and Molly.




Registered Dental Assistant

I have been working with Dr. Karlin as a registered dental assistant for over ten years. I perform a variety of duties, including all lab work. I enjoy making sure that our patients have a great time visiting our practice, and that they have a wonderful orthodontic experience. We have such a fun team here; we're always laughing and joking around, and we all work together to provide the best care possible to our patients and their families!

In my free time, I enjoy being around animals, especially playing with my dog, Tyler. I also like playing baseball and watching ultimate fighting. I look forward to many more great years of working in orthodontics and am excited about starting my new family!




Registered Dental Assistant

I have been an orthodontic assistant for over twenty years, and I have worked with Dr. Karlin for the past five years. I enjoy working with both children and adult patients, making them feel comfortable and excited about their treatments. I am proud to work with such an exceptional team who has found the perfect balance of professionalism and fun every single day. Everyone truly enjoys working here, resulting in an amazing energy in the office throughout the entire day!

On a personal note, I am a huge music fan. I have an eclectic taste, listening to everything from Frank Sinatra to Meat Loaf! I also enjoy spending time with my five children. I am a huge bookworm, and I love to cook. After many years of pleading by my family and friends, I finally combined these two passions by writing my very own cookbook!



Melissa F.

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a registered dental assistant for over ten years.  Here at Dr. Karlin's office, we truly have wonderful, happy patients who are fun to talk to.  I find it very rewarding when I see an apprehensive patient transform into a happy one who is excited to see us at each visit!  Improving our patients' smiles is very rewarding and helps me to smile as well!

When I am not helping to create beautiful smiles, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful daughter Jessica, her dog Peggy, and my loving husband Michael.  My hobbies include gardening, reading, and crocheting.




Registered Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Karlin's team about two years ago and have been in the dental field for more than eleven years.  The incredibly warm welcome I received from everyone made me feel like part of the team from day one!  I really enjoy working with our patients and look forward to seeing their progress at each visit.  As an orthodontic assistant, I become just as excited as the patients do as I help transform their smiles!

Outside of the office, I am a mother of two children.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  My hobbies are listening to music, working out, reading, and watching television.

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