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 to our family, and we look forward to working with you!


Joe – Office Manager 

Joe began his career at our office working part-time during high school to provide support to the doctor and assistants. Realizing he loved working here, Joe became a full-time employee upon graduation. This provided the opportunity to work with patients while taking digital photographs and performing cepholometric analyses to document patients’ orthodontic treatment. Joe was promoted to office manager in April 2002 and enjoys the day-to-day challenges that the job entails. Continuing to enhance his professional career, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Albertus College in 2010.
Joe spends his free time enjoying life with his wife and young daughters. Together they enjoy gardening, hiking, and the ups and downs of life as Boston Red Sox fans.

Cyndi – Office Administrator

Cyndi has helped many patients start their orthodontic journey. She finds orthodontics exciting and is passionate about ensuring our patients have a positive experience throughout their treatment. She strives to make each patient feel special and comfortable while in our office. She answers questions and finds financial arrangements that work for each family. She helps patients get the most from their orthodontic benefits, advocating for our patients. She has been in the dental field since 1978 from orthodontic assisting to administrative responsibilities and everything in between.

When not in the office, she enjoys the peacefulness of nature in Willington, spending time with her husband and Frenchie Bella.


Jessica – Scheduling Coordinator & Marketing Director

Jessica graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Business Management and two minors: one in marketing and the other in creative writing. She is the first smiling face you see when you come to our office. Jessica is responsible for all scheduling needs, and managing our social media and website, as well as handling all marketing responsibilities. She loves what she does and especially values the relationships built with our patients and their families.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, sports, traveling, and golfing with her husband, Matt.


Brenda – New Patient Coordinator & Orthodontic Assistant

Brenda has a B.S. in public health from SCSU as well as a certificate of dental assisting from Tunxis C.C. She has been an orthodontic assistant for 22 years. She loves meeting new people and being part of a great orthodontic team. Brenda is one of the first people you will meet, since she is responsible for taking photographs, radiographs and assisting the doctors during your initial exam at our office. You may also find her scheduling at the front desk or assisting in the operatory.

Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling to Ireland with her husband, Liam.


Maria – New Patient Coordinator

Maria was pleased to join our team in February 2001 as new patient coordinator. A former patient, Maria credits her own beautiful smile to the orthodontic skills of Dr. Bert. She truly enjoys meeting all our patients of all ages and welcoming them into the KFO family. Maria’s knowledge of the many insurance requirements, treatment plans, and payment options ensures that each patient’s experience is personally customized to his or her individual needs.

A lifelong resident of Middletown, Maria and her husband, Robert, have three children and three grandchildren. When she’s not at work, Maria enjoys traveling, trying new retsurants, getting together with friends and spoiling her grandchildren!


Claudia – Orthodontic Assistant

Claudia graduated from Tunxis College with a degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. She has been part of our team since 2005. She enjoys working with patients and watching the process of their smiles transform from beginning to end. Her vast knowledge of orthodontics makes her a go-to person for anything in the office! 

Claudia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, going out to eat and gardening.


Kacey – Orthodontic Assistant

Kacey graduated from Porter and Chester Institute as a dental assistant and has been part of the Kelly Family Orthodontics team since 2013. In the office, she does everything from adjustments to pouring models. Kacey loves seeing the progress from when a patient gets the braces put on to the day when they come off. 

In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, playing with her daughter, Bella and enjoying every minute with their new baby boy, Colton!


Karen – Orthodontic Assistant

Karen has been with our team since 1997. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Karen has had the opportunity to participate in the transformation of a countless number of beautiful smiles. She understands the needs and concerns of everyone she treats, and aims to provide quality treatment based on her knowledge, patience, and encouragement.

Outside of the office you will find her transporting her two teenage daughters around, camping, boating, fishing, running, and always trying to fix things.


Katorah – Sterilization Specialist & Orthodontic Assistant

Katorah began working for us part-time in 2014 during her senior year of high school and has been part of the team ever since. She works in the sterilization room, out in front with patients, and helping the other assistants wherever necessary. Her favorite part of orthodontics is forming relationships with patients and making sure they leave every appointment happy!

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing and reading.


Madison – Orthodontic Assistant

Madison has a true passion for dentistry. She is a DANB-certified dental assistant with certifications in infection control, radiation health and safety, and general chairside assisting. She enjoys making patients feel comfortable and watching their smiles transform throughout their orthodontic treatment.

Madison also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time at the beach. 


Robyn – Orthodontic Assistant

Robyn attended the Connecticut School of Professional Studies to earn a certificate in clinical dental assisting. She assists in all aspects of orthodontic treatment, but working on orthodontic models is her favorite. She loves working with our patients and seeing how their smiles improve from wearing braces.

When she is not in the office, Robyn enjoys knitting and spending time with her kids and her cat, Smudge!

Stacey – Orthodontic Assistant

Stacey loves getting to know each and every one of her patients and making sure everyone’s time spent in our office is as comfortable as possible.  She is an experienced assistant with more than 13 years in orthodontics! 

In her free time Stacey enjoys Zumba classes, crafting, and painting. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Tim, and is very involved in her three children’s school activities. She is also their number-one cheerleader at their many sporting events!


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