Johnson and Cohen Orthodontics | Fort Wayne & Churubusco, IN
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Meet the Staff

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MEET THE STAFF AT COHEN & JOHNSON ORTHODONTICS!

Our committed team members want to work with each patient to provide a positive, enjoyable experience.
They have been chosen for their outstanding personal skills and advanced technical knowledge. Our entire team looks forward to working with you
throughout your treatment and contributing to your beautiful new smile!

Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics participated in the 2014 United Way Day of Caring for Whitley County.
2014 United Way Day of Caring for Whitley County Our team cleaned up the Churubusco park by painting the pavilion and ballpark bleachers, as well as various other activities to clean and refresh the area.

Melanie Timmerman – Orthodontic Technician Supervisor

I have been with Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics since 1996, and I am certified in expanded functions. As a clinical technician, I am working on patients all day; the best part of that is getting to know each of them, and seeing the changes in their personalities as their teeth change. In my spare time, I love being outside and I love to read.  My family and I really enjoy spending time together at the lake and on the boat.

Michelle Keener – Orthodontic Technician

I have been here at Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics since 2000, and I couldn’t be happier!  I love how upbeat the office is, and the way the Drs. make our patients feel so comfortable with their braces on is so great.  Our patients are just wonderful; I love being able to see how their smiles change throughout their treatment with us, and it makes me happy to see how excited they are when the braces can finally come off! When I’m not at work, I really enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.

Sarah Robinson- Orthodontic Technician

I have been working at Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics since 2002. The atmosphere in our clinic very fun and  upbeat!  Our patients are great!  Everyone that I see has a different orthodontic problem, and I enjoy explaining and talking people through their own individual situations.  Plus, seeing them through until the end of their treatment when they have that beautiful smile they came to us for makes it all worthwhile!  In my free time, I love traveling and spending time with my family.

Cindy Pickett – Orthodontic Technician

I have been a part of the Cohen & Johnson Orthodontic team since 2005. I enjoy being able to talk to all of our patients and seeing how much not only their smiles change, but also their personalities.  It’s great to help patients who may be frightened by showing them that they have nothing to fear, and I love seeing how proud of themselves they are when it is finished.  When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time with my family attending Carroll High School band competitions and sporting events.  My family and I also enjoy spending our weekends boating on Coldwater Lake in Michigan.

Courtney Hesterman – Orthodontic Technician

I have been a member of the Cohen & Johnson team since 2010. Working here allows me to learn something new every day, and our patients are just wonderful! It’s so rewarding to see how their confidence increases throughout their treatment as their smiles become what they’ve always dreamed they could be. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my son Owen, as well as traveling.

Hannah Becker – Orthodontic Technician

I have been in the dental field since 2011. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. I enjoy being outdoors and watching sporting events. I love getting to know our patients and seeing their smiles change. I appreciate being able to be part of their journey!

Tara Plough – Orthodontic Technician

I have worked in the dental field since 1998. I love spending time with my son Noah! I enjoy yard work, going to the gym, and just enjoying everyday life! I love creating beautiful smiles and watching my patients self-esteem thrive as their smile progresses into perfection.

Hannah Hesterman – Orthodontic Technician

I have been working at Cohen and Johnson since 2011, and I absolutely love it! The whole atmosphere in the office is happy and upbeat. My favorite part about working here is when your patients open up to you, and they become not only a patient, but a friend to you.  I am currently studying nursing at Ivy Tech Community College.  Outside of the office, I spend most of my time up at the lake. I enjoy being outside and spending time with my family and friends!

Brandy Amstutz – Orthodontic Technician

I graduated from the IPFW Dental Assisting program in May of 2015, and I’ve been with Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics since I graduated. I love being outside, especially riding my horse, Titus. I am also involved in a lot of animal rescue organizations and have two special needs cats.

Erica High – Orthodontic Technician

Dawn Strack – Lab Technician

I have been a part of the Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics team since 1999. As one of the Lab Technicians, I enjoy making all of the different appliances for our patients, and I really like the office stays up-to-date on all of the new technology in orthodontics.  This helps to make treatment faster and much more comfortable for our patients.  It’s great watching what our patients’ amazing new smiles can do for their confidence!  I really enjoy reading in my spare time, and my family and I love spending time together, especially when we can cruise around in our dune buggy!

Kelly Barton – Scheduling Coordinator

 I love meeting new people and enjoys seeing patients grow in confidence with their new enhanced smiles.  My husband, Matt and I have four children Caden, Ella, Laila and Roman.  In my spare time, I enjoy shopping, reading, and boating.

Shantelle McGlothlin – Records Coordinator

Susan Woods – Financial Coordinator

I have been with Cohen & Johnson Orthodontics since April 2009. As a Financial Coordinator, I am able to help patients and parents with payment arrangements and filing insurance. I work hard to make a comfortable option for everyone! When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially at the lake!

Christie Dager – Treatment Coordinator

I have worked in the dental field since 2012. I’m excited to be part of a great team! It’s so exciting to see the beginning to end results with our patients. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoying the lake!

Shelby Uptgraft – Scheduling Coordinator

I have worked in the dental field since 2016. During my time away from work I enjoy being with my son and fiancé. We spend a lot of time outside at the lake riding horses or biking. I’m excited to work here because the staff are all so personable and fun to work with, and Drs. Johnson and Cohen are very knowledgeable. I enjoy meeting new patients and seeing them grow in confidence in their new smile.

Michelle Reiter – Scheduling Coordinator

I have worked in the dental field since 2014. In my spare time I enjoy seeing movies, going out to eat, and playing video games with my husband. I also spend a lot of time with my three cats. I feel very blessed to be a part of such an amazing team! I so look forward to getting to know our patients and their families, and to go through the orthodontic process with them.

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