Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.

 

Tina Tina

Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Tina graduated from Alamance Community College in 2005 with a diploma in dental assisting. She graduated with high honors and received the O’Ray McKenzie award in her graduating class. Tina joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in July 2013 and brings many years of experience in the pediatric field. Her passion for dentistry comes from her heart; she always wants to help others build their self-esteem.

Tina lives in Burlington, NC with her two beautiful daughters, Kayleigh and Layna. She enjoys volunteering time at her church, traveling, and spending time with her family.

 
 

Ellen Ellen

Clinical Assistant

Ellen graduated from Alamance Community College in 1972 with a diploma in dental assisting. She has been in the dental field since 1972, and joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in October 2008. She enjoys pampering all of our patients with lots of tender loving care.

Ellen lives in Hurdle Mills, NC. In her free time, she enjoys making memories with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Taylor

Orthodontic Assistant

Taylor graduated from Dental Assistant Training Center in 2011. She joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in May of 2016. Taylor brings many years of experience from a general office. With this knowledge, she tries her best to help our patients learn and understand the importance of good oral care. 

Taylor lives in Leasburg, NC. She enjoys spending time with her husband Brandon and her Jack Russel, Batista. The three of them love to be outside soaking up rays at their pool during the summertime. 

Hannah

Orthodontic Assistant

Hannah graduated from Alamance Community College in 2016 with a diploma in dental assisting. She joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in June 2016. She enjoys working with all of our patients and making everyone feel welcome.

Hannah lives in Timberlake, NC with her husband Hunter and her son Hudson. Shes enjoys spending time with her family doing any outside activities. 

Amanda 

Periodontal Assistant and Treatment Coordinator

Amanda graduated from Alamance Community College in 2005 with a diploma in dental assistant. She joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in June of 2016. 

Amanda lives in Timberlake, NC with her husband Paul and daughter Paisley. She enjoys crafting and spending time watching her daughter on the softball field. 

Maranda 

Periodontal Assistant

Maranda graduated from Alamance Community College in 2015 with a dipolma in dental assisting. She joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in November of 2016. 

Maranda lives in Hillsborough, NC with her husband Chris and step son. She loves to go on vacation and spent time with her family. 

Kelsey

Orthodontic Assistant

Kelsey graduated from Dental Assistant Training Center in 2016. She joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in January of 2017. Kelsey enjoys getting to know each of our patients. 

Kelsey lives in Prospet Hill, NC. She loves to kayak, hike, fish and hunt. 

Debbie

Laboratory Technician

Debbie graduated from Southern High School in 1983. She has been working in a dental lab since  Febuary of 1984. Debbie joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in September of 2016. 

Debbie lives in Durham, NC. In her freetime she enjoys spending quality time with her two children and grand daughter and escaping to the beach anytime she can. 

Trisha

Insurance Coordinator

Trisha graduated from Piedmont Community College with a associates degree in Medical Office Administration in 2010. She has since worked in a dental office doing insurance. Trisha joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in January of 2017. 

Trisha lives in Roxboro, NC with her husband TaVarres. She has three children and seven grandchildren. She loves playing softball and decorating her house any chance she gets. 

Sandra

Scheduling Coordinator

Sandra graduated from University of Hawaii West Oahu studying Business Administration. She joined Advanced Orthodontics & Periodontics in May 2017. She makes it her mission to accommadate all of our patients with their scheduling needs.

Sandra lives in Timberlake, NC. She enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle and kayaking in their free time.

 

Laura & MarioLaura & Mario Santiago

Social Media and Website Management

As active and technologically young adults, Laura and Mario help us on social media development, maintenance, and website management. They also assist with data entry and analysis. Laura was born in 1994 in Rochester, New York, at the time when Dr. Santiago and Dr. Gandini were finishing their post-doctorial studies and research. Mario was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1997.

Laura and Mario both play golf and tennis and enjoy outdoor activities. They also love music and have participated in their high school choir ensemble. Laura and Mario are good citizens and students, although we believe there is little hope that they will become dentists. We’ll see.

 

Dr CollinsAndy Collins, DMD

Orthodontist Emeritus

Dr. Andrew P. Collins graduated from Clemson University with a degree in chemical engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, then earned a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Kentucky. After a residency in orthodontics at the University of Washington, Dr. Collins served as an assistant professor at Duke University and taught in the orthodontics clinic at UNC Chapel Hill. He established two private orthodontic practices in Durham and Roxboro. In 2008, he welcomed partner Dr. Pedro E. Santiago, who became owner in 2011.

Dr. Collins is mostly retired and enjoys many pastimes, including writing, music, golf, horticulture, and inventing. He and his dear wife Shirley have two daughters, five grown grandchildren, and a great-grandson.