We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Pat has been working in orthodontics since 1975 and with Dr. Severt since 1999. Her focus is to “serve our patients and parents with compassion and quality care, maintain patient accounts and insurance, maintain office accounting, supervise and be available to staff members at all times, assist Dr. Severt in promoting a happy and caring workplace, and assist Dr. Severt with office projects and continuing education programs and fun activities for the staff.”
Pat says her favorite thing about the practice of orthodontics is that she “loves to see children and adults blossom after getting braces. Orthodontic treatment is not limited to correcting the outward appearance, which results in straight teeth. Orthodontic treatment also brightens the inward soul with confidence and beautiful smiles!” As you can see, Pat is passionate about what she does. Her favorite thing about working with Dr. Severt is that “she brings with her a passion for providing quality orthodontic care that results in treating the whole patient, from the inside out.” When Pat reflects on her favorite thing about her job, she says: “I like a family atmosphere. We treat our patients like family as well as each other. We also love to have fun! My motto: To provide a great service for our patients and have fun doing it! What more could you ask?”
Pat is a native of Ashe County, NC, (as is Dr. Severt; small world!). She and her husband moved from their long-time residence in Chatham County to Mebane in the fall of 2009. Pat and her husband, Tom, have four grown children and four grandchildren and an adorable rescue Siberian husky named Kalimae. In her spare time, Pat enjoys camping, hiking, traveling across the U.S., basket weaving, watching her grandchildren play sports, and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the North Carolina mountains.
Jennifer is one of the smiling faces who will greet you upon your arrival. She will also help you schedule that next appointment. Additionally, she is available to answer telephone calls regarding appointments, treatment, emergencies, etc. She joined Dr. Severt in May 2000.
Jennifer’s favorite thing about orthodontics is the final result — a great smile! Her favorite thing about working with Dr. Severt is that “she is very easy-going, caring, and understanding. She is a great employer!” Jennifer’s favorite thing about her job is “seeing how excited the patients and parents are when we take the braces off and they see their great smile! I enjoy being able to interact with parents and build relationships.”
Jennifer is a native of Graham, NC. She and her husband, Kenny, have two daughters, Hayley and Kenley, and a son, Kendel. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, being active in church, shopping, and watching Hayley play softball.
Shea is one of the friendly faces who will greet you upon your arrival. She will also help you schedule your appointments. Additionally, she is available to help answer questions on the phone regarding appointments, accounts, etc.
Shea has worked in the field of orthodontics since joining our team in 2002, but had lots of experience prior to joining Dr. Severt. She says: “I have been in the dental field since 1986. I worked in general dentistry for 17 years. I then decided I wanted to pursue the field of orthodontics. I’m so glad that I found Dr. Severt’s office. I enjoy coming to work each day. She makes things so much fun along with the rest of the staff.”
Shea’s favorite thing about the practice of orthodontics is “changing the way a person feels about their smile. Shea loves that Dr. Severt is so easy going, great with patients, and very understanding. She makes me laugh.” Her favorite things about her job are that she “enjoys talking with patients and parents and striving to accommodate their scheduling needs. I love working at the front desk helping to make patients feel comfortable. I enjoy working with Pat and Jennifer.” She also enjoys helping out in the clinical area when we need her.
Shea is a native of Burlington, NC, and has lived in Mebane since 1989. She and her husband, Todd, have a daughter, Morgan, and are happy to add their son-in-law, Chris, to the family. In her spare time, Shea enjoys reading, shopping, singing karaoke, dancing, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Betty is responsible for making your clinical visits run smoothly and for training new clinical staff. She has been in orthodontics since 1984 and with Dr. Severt since 1999.
Her favorite thing about orthodontics is “seeing people’s lovely smiles!!” Her favorite thing about working with Dr. Severt is that she is kind and gentle to patients. Betty’s favorite thing about her job is helping people improve their dental health.
Betty is a native of Hillsborough, NC, and has lived in Efland since 1986. Betty and her husband, Russell, have two children, Rusty and Maggie, a son-in-law, Mason, and welcomed a beautiful grand-daughter, Mia Grace, in November. Mia Grace is the daughter of Maggie and Mason. Betty is thrilled that Rusty recently moved back to North Carolina from Alabama! In her spare time, Betty enjoys cooking, reading, and gardening.
Jennifer re-joined our team in 2008. She worked in the practice from 1994 through 2004, then became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her second daughter. We are happy to have her back. Jennifer is a Duke fan, and Dr. Severt is not quite sure how she let that slip by her! However, Jennifer's husband is a UNC fan, so it all balances out.
Jennifer and her husband, Keith, have been married since 2000 and live in Caswell County. They have two daughters, Samantha and Lexie. Jennifer enjoys reading and shopping in her spare time.
Michelle is responsible for welcoming new patients to the office and coordinating everything necessary to get started with braces. She assists Dr. Severt during all the initial examinations and takes the photos, x-rays, and molds necessary to begin treatment. Michelle is also trained as a clinical assistant, so is well-versed in all procedures.
She has worked in the field of orthodontics since 1990 and has been with Dr. Severt since January 2006. Her favorite thing about the practice of orthodontics is “Patients! I love seeing their enthusiasm when they see a change in their appearance and actively participating in their treatment.” Michelle’s favorite thing about working with Dr. Severt is “Her sense of humor!! Also, the fact that I learn something new from her every day. She is a wonderful role model.” Her favorite thing about her job is working with people. She says “I enjoy seeing their transformations!”
Michelle is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has lived in North Carolina since 1997. She and her son, Zachary, live in Mebane. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys dancing, reading, spirituality, and spending time with her family and her dogs.
Amanda joined our team in July 2008. She loves being an orthodontic assistant because "its fun and fast paced." She enjoys learning new things about orthodontics every day.
Amanda has been married to her husband, Chris, who recently graduated from the North Carolina State Trooper Academy, since 2006. Amanda and Chris live in Snow Camp and have a son, Brayden, who turned three in July and were thrilled to welcome a second son, Christian last November. Amanda loves dogs and has a shitzu named Gracie. She loves to shop and travel in her spare time.
Clinical Assistant; Lab Technician
Vicki joined our team in July 2010 after graduating from Alamance Community College. She is responsible for completing new patient records, which include x-rays and digital scans of the teeth (instead of yucky molds!), assisting with patient care in the clinical area, and working in the lab.
Vicki enjoys orthodontics because "I am always learning and I get to meet great people with amazing stories."
Vicki married Daniel Speight, who is a Carrboro fire fighter, in June 2011. Vicki enjoys spending time with her husband, her large family, and her Boston terrier, named Duke, but is NOT a Duke fan. Go UNC! She also likes to shop.
Scheduling coordinator and receptionist
Vicky joined our team in December 2013. She has 30 years experience in orthodontics, and after a brief semi-retirement, missed it so much that she sought a new position. Vicky will greet you and help schedule your appointments when you arrive.
Vicky says: "I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful team. I am a seasoned orthodontic employee and have worked in the field or orthodontics from the age of 18. I truly have a passion for teeth! I worked in the clinical area for many years and moved to the front desk. I am married with a blended family of 5 children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. I am a native of North Carolina and live in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. I love to play golf, cook, read, work in our yard and spend time with my husband and our family. Also, I have a mini-dachshund named Abby, who is a true friend and joy! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your family as well. It is a pleasure to help with your front office needs."