Our team is made up of a special group of caring individuals who love coming to work each and every day. We love working with each other and care for one another like family! Our goal is to be the best part of your day, while providing the best customer service experience you’ve ever had. Orthodontics is more than just braces, it’s a lifestyle and experience! We can’t wait to meet you and provide you with this amazing experience!
Lori Beth Sanborn
Lori Beth is the practice manager here at the office, and Dr. Sanborn’s wife. She grew up in Carteret County, studied nutrition and accounting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and returned home in 2009. She enjoys getting to know the patients and parents within our practice and working collaboratively with her husband.
Lori Beth loves to host family and friends, sew baby clothes, and spend most of her time keeping up with their two children, Bennett and Noah.
Paden is one of our certified orthodontic assistants. She enjoys working with our patients on a regular basis and creating friendships while watching their smiles improve. She is from Morehead City, and joined our team in September 2009.
Paden and her husband Rod have three sons — Josh, Zach, and Aaron — and they love to beach it come summertime! She was thrilled to welcome her first grandson, Wesley Cooper, in the fall of 2015.
Jeannie is our new patient coordinator and one of the first people our patients meet with to go over their treatment plan and finances. She joined our team in March 2015. Ever since, she has felt blessed to have the opportunity to meet so many great people and help them along on the journey to a new smile.
Jeannie loves spending time with her son and husband, Daniel and Daniel, and traveling back and forth to Chapel Hill to see daughter Hannah at college.
Kirsten is one of our certified orthodontic assistants who transitioned to financial coordinator. She joined our team in June 2012. Kirsten has had a rich dental career and enjoys working with patients and families on all levels of care.
She is a proud military mom and loves spending time with her husband Austin and their two sons Taylor and Alex.
Carla is one of our chairside orthodontic assistants and joined our team in March 2011. She has cared for patients in every position in the office and really enjoys working on the clinical team because she loves working with her hands and getting to know the patients on a personal level by helping them find their smile! Her favorite is “Braces Off Day,” because our patients just BEAM!
Carla loves spending her free time with her husband Jeffrey and daughters Katelyn and Kinley.
Mandy is one of our patient relations coordinators and our Guppy Grinz Club champion. She joined our staff in August 2014 and is most likely the first person you speak to on the telephone. She enjoys welcoming new patients, telling jokes, and making new friends every day.
Mandy enjoys spending time traveling home to see her family and watch her brother play football, going to the beach, and hanging out with her husband Ryan and her two dogs Bo and Maci.
Erin is one of our certified orthodontic assistants. She joined our team in September 2010. Her favorite thing about working here is the wonderful staff and the friendly, family-oriented environment.
Erin enjoys sneaking in a run whenever possible and being a wife to her husband Colby, and mother to her children Colton and Adyson.
Ashley is one of our chairside orthodontic assistants and joined our team in April 2015 after many years in a great dental office. Her favorite things about working here are Dr. Sanborn’s commitment to excellence, our top-notch team, and the friendly, family-oriented environment.
Ashley enjoys being a wife to her husband Michael, and mother to her daughter Piper.
Laura is one our patient relations coordinators and community liaison. She joined our team in September 2015. She enjoys greeting all the smiling faces that come into the office and getting to spend her day with an amazing team.
Laura enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband Brent and dog Obi.
Crystal Wiggs Kitchens
Crystal is one of our chairside orthodontic assistants who joined our team in October 2015. Her favorite things about working here are working with Dr. Sanborn and the rest of the team in a family-oriented environment and watching the life-changing transformation of patient smiles.
Crystal loves spending time on the beach with daughter Kyndall, watching her soccer games, and traveling to see family.