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Our Team

meet our team

Our administrative staff make appointments, maintain accounts, process insurance forms and support the efficient operation of the office. Our goal is to be the best part of your day and we place great value on you and your time.

The Orthodontic Technicians are x-ray certified and have completed a state-required course in expanded orthodontic techniques, as well as annual continuing education courses in CPR, infection control and orthodontics. These technicians work directly with the doctors. Our goal is to provide the finest orthodontic treatment available in a professional environment where the patients’ needs are our top priority.

Our team work to attain an unequaled level of professional service that exceeds our patients’ highest expectations; a level that secures Spannhake Orthodontics as the leader in orthodontic care in our community.

We will strive to motivate and educate our patients in a friendly, caring manner so that they understand the full benefits of orthodontics and realize the importance of a shared commitment between the patients, parents and the orthodontic staff.

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Dr. Jinah Kang

Dr. Jinah Kang joined the practice in September of 2018. Her knowledge and expertise in the application of state-of-the-art orthodontic techniques is exceptional and will complement very well the progressive strategies of orthodontic care delivered in the practice.

Dr. Kang attended the University of Maryland at College Park earning a Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology. She also attended graduate school at Rutgers University receiving a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Kang continued her education at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD degree. She received her Orthodontic Specialty certificate with a concurrent Masters degree in Oral Biology at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Born in Korea, Dr. Kang grew up in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area attending Thomas S. Wootten High School in Rockville. During her leisure times, she enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her nephew.

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Amy - Practice Administrator - Towson and Westminster Offices

As the Practice Administrator, Amy gets to know our patients and their families very well. She loves being able to talk with our patients helping them understand all of the financial aspects of their orthodontic treatment. Amy also handles our patients’ insurance and billing needs. It’s a good feeling to know that she is able to help so many people, and to make them feel comfortable being in our practice. Amy has been in the field of orthodontics for over 27 years.

The Lighter Side of Amy… When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, stepson, and two adult sons. Her hobbies include gardening, crafting, and reading.

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Stacy – Scheduling Coordinator

Stacy has worked in the healthcare and dental fields for over 34 years. Throughout the years, Stacy has developed a wonderful talent of being able to keep patients on a more personalized level. Stacy a stellar background in customer service, which gives her the ability to provide our patients with quality, compassionate assistance.

Married, with two step-sons, she enjoys family time, hiking, and the beach.

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Alesha - Orthodontic Assistant

I love watching people grow into their fantastic new smiles, and I do my best to make sure that process goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Making sure that our patients are always taken care of and made to feel as special as they are to us is my number one priority.

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Melissa - Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

Melissa is an experienced dental assistant who has worked in the field of orthodontics since 2000. She has attended many advanced clinical courses over the years and has gained experience in many different appliances and techniques. Melissa enjoys watching the progress her patients make and the new smiles they receive. She is devoted to her family, loves going to the beach and is the proud mother of a little boy.

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Tia - Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

I always put my best foot forward and do everything I can so that our patients’ experiences here are memorable and rewarding. Being able to meet so many patients while helping them achieve amazing smiles is my favorite part of my job. I am always encouraged to learn new ways to improve our patients’ treatments and time in our practice.

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Jenna - Orthodontic Assistant

Jenna has worked in the dental field for more than twelve years. With experience in cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics, she has a broad range of skills and knowledge. This knowledge allows Jenna to provide information on many topics and treatments to patients and parents. She enjoys helping patients achieve their new smile through her kind and caring manner.

Jenna has three children and is very involved with their sports, school activities, and scouting.

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Millie - Orthodontic Assistant

Millie has been involved in the field of orthodontics for over 30 years. She enjoys making a difference in people’s lives by helping to give them beautiful smiles. Millie brings to the practice a fun humor, as well as great clinical skills.

Millie is married and has two grown sons. She enjoys crafting, canning, and travel.

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“I did a great deal of research and speaking with community parents prior to selecting Dr. Spannhake as an orthodontist. I have been pleased with every aspect of Dr. Spannhake's practice. I have had no issues scheduling appointments, changing appointment dates, getting my questions answered, and stopping into the office for "quick fixes" to my daughter's braces. The staff is friendly, pleasant and respects the importance of color selection for rubber bands and retainers for children:) I have been working with the practice for a full year now and have not one complaint!“ - Debra L.
“I LOVE this place they are so nice“ - Lalonnie R
“They are so honest and nice.“ - Mike f
“Spannhake Orthodontics is amazing. My braces experience took a little longer than normal, but that's only because my mouth and jaws decided to grow oddly, requiring jaw surgery, but It was worth all the waiting and I know my teeth are going to look amazing.“ - Abby B
“Great place to get your smile fixed. My daughter is the one who see Dr. Spannhake and she enjoys going in to the office and seeing the smiling staff. The staff is great with explaining to us what they are going to do and how they do it. I feel very comfortable leaving there knowing they have my daughters intrested at heart. The doctor is great with our daughter and the staff is very friendly.“ - Mike B
“I was a bit nervous to go to the orthodontist office for the first time at the age of 27. But, Dr. Spannhake and her staff were so warm and knowledgeable that I was put to ease almost as soon as I walked into her office. All my questions were answered in the initial invisilign consultation; both about the procedure and the insurance and finance side. I am now 17 weeks into my treatments and I am outstand with the results. I am always seen on time and the staff continues to be as helpful and cheery as they were on day one! I would recommend Dr. Spannhake and her staff to anyone looking for an orthodontist in the Westminster area.“ - Heather B
“This is the best ortho dentist ever...the staff here is like family and they always help my mom and I in all of my dental needs...they are friendly and always willing to help..here at Spannhake office they listen and are just fun...some kid are terrified in coming to a dentist office but not here....its cool ...u even get to do your homework while u wait...“ - Isaiah Johnson
“The people here are very nice, and it's very quick to get a checkup and it's very well organized and welcoming.“ - Roland Joice
“Very good service. Glad we use you!“ - miriam s
“I appreciate your service“ - Chani S
“they help my smile look great.“ - Jodie P
“They make my teeth look nice. They are also nice to me.“ - Andi P
“Dr. S and the whole staff are so professional and helpful.“ - Patrick J
“Dr. Spannhake did a very nice job with my teeth and they have very fast appointments and they make it very painless.“ - Jeremy S
“Both of my children started with Dr. Spannhake and have been very pleased. She is a wonderful orthodontist, so kind and caring and takes time to say hello and ask how we are doing. The staff is very efficient. When we come in, the schedule seems to run on time most days. We are happy, happy, happy here and seeing great results!“ - Tina M
“I might have one of the slowest teeth in the world! the great thing is that my parents found Spanhake Orthodontics to help my teeth. Unlike many other treatment centers, all of the staff is very patient and if a problem occurs in my teeth, they don't stop to think. They do it right away. Spanhake Orthodontics is a place where there is no pain, you can trust anyone to take care of you, and you walk out with a great smile.“ - Toshi Davis
“I had my braces taken off 6 months ago and I love my new smile! I met Dr. Spannhake 2 years ago to address my issues with TMG and my need for orthodontics. She went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable and pain free throughout my treatment!“ - Autumn Keller
“Dr. Spannhake is the best. I count on her to help me have a beautiful smile. She always takes good care of me.“ - Lillie W
“So happy. My daughter lost a tooth this weekend that was wired in that was causing her pain. Called the afterhours # and got a call right back. We managed to cut the wires and get the tooth out. Called this AM and the Westminster office was closed and the Towson office was able to squeeze us in this morning. I figured we would be at the office a while but we were in and out in 15 minutes. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Thank you again for getting us in!!“ - Sarah F
“Very nice service“ - Mark B
“After wearing braces 40 years ago, my bottom teeth shifted some. I came in to see if it could be fixed, Dr. Spannhake is the greatest, I am nearly done and my bottom teeth are going to be straight again.“ - Suzy Z
“Everybody is so nice. I am autistic and they are very patient with me. They are so nice.“ - Cory K
“I love it here. Everyone is so nice and make me feel comfortable every time I'm here.“ - Lexi K
“Everyone at Dr. Spannhake's office is very nice. There's not a long wait to be seen. I am happy my mom chose Dr. Spannhake's for my braces!“ - Brett K
“I can't say enough about Dr. Spannhakes office. They are wonderful with my kids. I have a son with special needs and they are so patient and understanding with him.“ - Melissa K
“Ive been going here for a year so far and proud to say it has been very awesome keep up the good work.“ - Franck Solefack
“Overall, I have been pleased over my last year of treatment. There have been times when the treatment was a bit rough. Perhaps those working on me did not realize the pain being inflicted, or perhaps I have extra sensitivity to pain. I work at a major hospital in downtown Baltimore, and the wait times at Dr. Spannhake's office amaze me they are so short. The front desk staff are very efficient. I can typically get appointments that suit my schedule the best. After more intensive procedures I receive a phone call the next day to ask how I am doing. My treatment is going well. Overall, I am happy.“ - Amanda H.
“Great staff and wonderful service for my daughter!! Wouldn't go any where else.“ - Jennifer H.
“Our boys teeth look great. We are very pleased with the high level of service with have received from Dr. Spannhake and her wonderful staff.“ - Chris D
“After finding my that my teeth had become crooked and I was developing more of any overbite as I aged, I looked around for a good orthodontist as I decided 2014 was the year to treat myself for my birthday. I was not comfortable with an office full of 10-15 year olds so I asked my periodontist who did he use (as he had just completed his transformation) and he said Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake. I am so happy with her work and how I am treated by her staff - this was the best birthday present ever!“ - Maxine S.
“Very friendly staff, I so excited to have my Invisalign. I cant wait til I have a straight beautiful smile !“ - Alisha.N
“We are so happy that we were referred to Dr. Spannhake after our ordeal with another orthodontist! We love everything about the Towson practice...prompt, professional, caring. My daughter's experience has been amazing and we look forward to the next 20 months.“ - Colleen Hanley
“My birthday treat to myself! My periodontist was a patient and he couldn't be anymore happier - so I made an appointment. Can't tell you how pleased I am with her office staff at Towson and I love, love, love Dr. Spannhake. Thanks for taking an old lady and making her feel young again!“ - Maxine S.
“I love the professional service provided to my son and I at the Towson location! Looking forward to the next 18-24 months!“ - Charlene W
“I just went for an Ortho consultation for my daughter and the staff and Mrs Spannhake were so nice! They were so friendly and answered all questions my daughter and I had. I am excited to begin my daughters journey with this office in Westminster!!! I highly recommend checking this place out!“ - Crystal S
“Two members of our family are patients and I plan to bring my youngest for a consultation too. Great staff. Only wish they were open more days in Westminster, but are always accomidating.“ - Andrea S.
“Y'all are really nice and they remember your face.“ - Kaleb B.
“After meeting with a few orthodontic offices for consultations, we chose Dr. Spannhake's office because of how much our son loved it right away. The office is clean and inviting, and the staff is friendly and professional. We are VERY happy with our decision! We have an orthodontist right up the street from our house, and yet drive 25 minutes to Westminster just to see Dr. Spannhake :-)“ - Jackson H
“I love the fact that they are not invasive in treatments. The staff are friendly and time efficient. The treatment was very quick. the best part, the enviornment is safe, accomidating, and CLEAN!!!!! please take your child to Spannhake Orhtodontics....it would be a regretable mistake if you don't........“ - Elijah W
“We've been very happy with Spannhake Orthodontics so far. We heard very good things about them and we haven't been disappointed. My daughter is very comfortable with everyone there. And that's what mattered most to me!“ - Cindy P
“braces were easy thanks to the spannhake ortho team“ - bailey d