Dr. Crawford, Dr. Wright and their staff take great pride in the level of personal attention given to each patient. Our delivery of orthodontic care is designed to allow every patient to feel special and comfortable, keeping in mind the individual’s unique needs.
We welcome and encourage questions from parents, patients, and spouses at each appointment and as treatment progresses. Our staff is well trained and knowledgeable in all areas, and we are proud to say that all of our assistants are Certified Orthodontic Assistants through the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting.
Kim – Receptionist
Receptionist since 1999 – Kim works part time and enjoys working out and performing in community theater. Kim has three grown children and one grandson.
Barb – Receptionist / Schedule Coordinator
Receptionist / Schedule Coordinator since 1998 – Barb has two children, Billy and Nicole, a daughter-in-law Tina, and two grandsons, Michael and Little Billy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding her bike, golfing, playing volleyball and going for walks.
Melissa has been married to her husband, Scott for 11 years and has two daughters. She enjoys reading and cooking for family and friends. She also enjoys being outdoors and gardening.
Jenny – Receptionist
Receptionist since 2002 – Jenny is married and has three children: Ava, Charlie and Macy. The little ones keep her quite busy with sports and other activities! Jen enjoys running and has completed many 5K’s, 10K’s, the Danskin triathlon and Wisconsin half marathon. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and watching the kids in all of their activities.
Vicky – Financial Coordinator
Financial Coordinator since 1985 – Vicky graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1980 – Go Badgers! Vicky and her husband, Bob, have three children, three grandsons and one precious granddaughter. She enjoys writing, walking by the lake, cooking, and spending time at her cottage in Door County.
Jamie – Treatment Coordinator
Treatment Coordinator since 2003 – Jamie graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently Dr. Crawford’s treatment coordinator, and has worked for Dr. Crawford since 1997. She is happily married, and with a daughter Madison, and loves spending time with friends and family.
Vicki – Treatment Coordinator
Treatment Coordinator since 2006 – Vicki is a lifelong Kenosha resident and attended Bradford High School, UW-Parkside, and MATC. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist, and before returning to work here part time in 2006, she previously had 11 years experience as an orthodontic assistant with Dr. Crawford. Vicki loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and outdoor activities. Vicki is married and has two young daughters.
Nik – Clinical Coordinator
Nik joined our staff in 2011 and is now our clinical coordinator. She has been in the orthodontic field since 1995. She is married and has 2 amazing boys that she loves to spend time with. She also owns her own business called…..what else? Nik’s Cakes, specializing in one of a kind cakes for all occasions!
Jan – Orthodontic Assistant / Lab Coordinator
Orthodontic Assistant / Lab Coordinator since 1992– Jan has enjoyed the dental field since 1983. She worked for an oral surgeon and a dentist before starting in orthodontics with Dr. Crawford. Jan is happily married. She has two married children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. She enjoys her family, crafts, and her friends. She said one of the things she enjoys doing is things to make other people happy. Jan is a fan of the Chicago Bears!
Karen – Orthodontic Assistant
Karen joined our staff in 2012. She works in our Paddock Lake office and has been in the dental field since 1987. She is married and has two children.
Kim – Orthodontic Assistant
Kimberlee is one of our part time orthodontic assistants. She is happily married to her husband Tony, they have two sons, Liam and Nash. Outside of work she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her amazing family and friends.
Lynn – Orthodontic Assistant
Lynn has over 30 years orthodontic experience. She currently splits her talents between orthodontics and general dentistry. Lynn is married to her best friend, Mike and enjoys keeping her home in tip top shape. Piano is her second love!
Pam – Orthodontic Assistant
Pam worked in the pediatric side of dentistry before joining Dr. John’s staff in 2000. Aspiring to be in comedy, the office setting is a perfect place to practice her “funny side.” She loves to laugh and loves people. Pam is married to John and they have 8 kids between them, the grandchild count is also on the rise, currently at 17! She loves to travel, do crafts, and hit the slots in Las Vegas!
Rose – Orthodontic Assistant
Rose is a single mom and has four children. She has been working in orthodontics and assisting for over 20 years on and off. She has traveled and lived in many places, from one coast to the other. Rose enjoys spring and summer the best, and being outside in the warmth and sunshine is one of her favorite things!
Samantha –Orthodontic Assistant
Sam is a full time orthodontic assistant. She balances her full time position with Crawford Orthodontics with being a student at UW Parkside and waitressing at Twisted Cuisine. This explains her very bubbly personality. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, waverunning and cooking. She loves to try her new recipes on her family and friends.
Talissa – Orthodontic Assistant
Orthodontic Assistant since 2004 – Talissa has been working for Crawford Orthodontics since 2004. Since then, she got married to her husband, Scott, in August of 2010. They have recently added to their family a son named Brecken. In her spare time, Talissa has many hobbies that she and her husband enjoy doing together! But most importantly she loves being a mom.
Sherry – Appliance Lab Coordinator
Appliance Lab Coordinator since 1987 – Sherry was born and raised in Kenosha and loves being with her family and friends. She enjoys sports. Her favorite pro teams are the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Bulls. Her favorite players include, of course, Kenosha native Nick Van Exel, and Michael Jordan, Allan Iverson, and Carmelo Anthony. She also loves music, performing arts, drawing, photography, television production, gardening, and her dogs – Ginger and Cha Cha, her dachschunds, and their baby sister Peaches, a soft coat wheaten terrier. She also really enjoys cooking.
High School and College Staff
Crawford Orthodontics always has high school and / or college students who come in after school hours or on days off to help with work around the office including sterilization, lab work, and various other tasks.