Together, our team creates a work environment that is relaxed, efficient and fun! With a positive attitude, we support, respect and appreciate one another. We are proud of who we are and what we do.
ALLISON – CLINICAL ASSISTANT
Allison is originally from Lancaster, SC. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1982 and went on to York Technical College where she graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting and an associates degree in Science. She was awarded the Dental Assisting award for her table clinic presentation at the state dental meeting. Allison also served two years on the advisory board for the dental department at York Technical College. She is certified in general dental assisting, as well as nationally certified in orthodontic assisting. She has been working in orthodontics for over 20 years.
Allison works hard in our clinic to produce the best possible result for our patients. She enjoys seeing what a difference a beautiful smile can do for someone’s self confidence.
Allison enjoys spending time with her two sons and her grandsons.
BLAIRE – CLINICAL ASSISTANT
Blaire is originally from Lancaster, SC. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2003. Blaire was very interested in starting a career in the dental field and had originally considered pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene. She later decided to become a dental assistant instead. She went on to graduate from Trident Technical College with a degree in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting in 2007. After graduating, Blaire joined the staff at Thomas and Leitner Orthodontics.
She is a patient favorite when it comes to our clinic. She is always smiling and loves the change she sees in our patients from start to finish! Blaire loves her job and enjoys working with the Tripp Leitner team.
Blaire is the mother of twins, Ambree and Ty. In her spare time, she enjoys decorating, cooking, baking, making jewelry and other crafts.
CAROLINE – BUSINESS MANAGER
Caroline was born and raised in Columbia, SC. She graduated from Clemson University in 2009 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. In 2010, Caroline began her career in orthodontics while working in another orthodontic practice in Columbia. After getting married, Caroline moved to Charlotte in 2014 and joined the Thomas & Leitner team.
Caroline is passionate about working with patients and their families to give them the best possible experience and care. She really enjoys building lasting relationships with all of her patients and their families, and she loves being a part of the Thomas & Leitner team!
Caroline and her husband, Brandon, enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cheering on their Clemson Tigers as much as possible!
HEATHER – CLINICAL ASSISTANT
Heather is from Rock Hill and graduated from Rock Hill High School in 2000. Afterwards she went to York Tech for Dental Assisting. She started working with us in 2012 but has over 10 years of orthodontic experience overall.
She is happily married to Justin and they have three children – Tysen, Harper and Turner. She enjoys spending time with her family cheering on her son in baseball and daughter in gymnastics!
KRISTY – CLINICAL ASSISTANT
Kristy is originally from McConnells, SC. She graduated from York Comprehensive High School in 1999. She then went on to graduate with a degree in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting from York Technical College in 2002. Kristy began working for Dr. Thomas in July 2002.
She enjoys working one on one with each patient and seeing all of the changes that patients experience during their treatment. She is a hard worker and does a wonderful job with each patient she sees in the clinic.
Kristy has twin girls, Lexi and Leah and another daughter, Addison. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
KARA – CLINICAL ASSISTANT
Kara was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. She graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1997. She attended the University of South Carolina-Lancaster for one year before entering the dental assisting program at York Technical College. She graduated with a degree in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting in 2000. She worked for a general dental practice in Fort Mill for nine years. Kara decided to make a career change and joined the Thomas and Leitner staff in September 2009.
Kara is an intricate part of our clinic team. She keeps great track of our patients and is always a smiling face in the clinic. She enjoys working with Dr. Thomas, Dr. Leitner and the Thomas and Leitner team.
In her spare time, Kara enjoys spending time with her two children, Lily and Kohen. She also enjoys watching USC and Carolina Panthers football games.
KALEIGH – DIGITAL RECORDS TECHNICIAIN
Kaleigh is from Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Rock Hill High School. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephew. She loves watching Carolina football with her friends and family.
As well as working with us full time she is also a full time student pursuing a degree in Communications and Marketing. She loves being a part of the Thomas and Leitner team and enjoys working with all of our amazing patients!
LINDSAY – TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Lindsay is from Lancaster, SC. After graduating from Lancaster High School in 2010, she received her Associates in Science from USC Lancaster. In 2013, she graduated magna cum laude from Trident Technical College and also received the Dental Assisting Student of the Year award.
Lindsay enjoys getting to know each of her patients on an individual basis and watching how their smiles change and develop throughout treatment.
Lindsay loves spending time with family and friends. As well as watching baseball and USC football. Her free time is spent traveling, dancing and crafting.
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