Meet The Staff

Meet the Staff


staff of mcdowellorthodontics.comWe are especially interested in making patients feel right at home!  Our staff is committed to making your treatment an exceptional and enjoyable experience.

This includes professional, personalized care in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Each member of our treatment team is trained and certified, and remains invigorated through continuing education courses and seminars.







Amber - Orthodontic Assistant

Amber, Orthodontic Assistant for mcdowellorthodontics.comAmber was born in Baltimore, Maryland and lived in Chicago, Illinois before moving to St. Pete, Florida in 2005. She has been with McDowell Orthodontics since October 2008. She is married to her loving husband, Nick. They have two kids, Zach and Gavin. They also have two dogs, Sammie and Maddie. Amber is a foodie and loves to travel to see new places, taste new things and meet new people.


"I love my job and have for nine years because changing people's lives with their smiles is unforgettable."





Anel - Orthodontic Assistant

Anel, Orthodontic Assistant for mcdowellorthodontics.comAnel was born in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico in 1974. She has lived in Clearwater, FL since March of 2012.  She has been with McDowell Orthodontics since April of 2012 as an Orthodontic Assistant.  She has 2 beautiful children, Kyrsys and Ryan, and a loving boyfriend, David.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her family and friends. 

"I enjoy working for McDowell Orthodontics because I really enjoy getting to know our patients and being able to see how great their smiles look after treatment.  It is also nice working with all of the girls and being a part of our team."





Dana - Insurance Coordinator

Dana, Insurance Coordinator of mcdowellorthodontics.comDana was born in Detroit, MI in 1980, moved to Wisconsin in 1989 and settled until 2002 when Clearwater, FL became her new home. Dana has been with McDowell Orthodontics since February 2013. Dana has 3 dogs and 2 cats that she loves and an amazing fiance, Michael.  In her free time, she loves reading, traveling, trying new things, and spending time at home with her family.

"I enjoy working for McDowell Orthodontics because Dr. McDowell and the staff are awesome!  Also being a part of creating an amazing smile is priceless!"





Erica - Treatment Coordinator

Erica, Treatment Coordinator for mcdowellorthodontics.comErica was born in New York but spent her childhood growing up in Allentown, PA. She recently moved to Florida to be someplace warmer and has been with McDowell Orthodontics since March of 2014. She currently lives in Clearwater with her dog and cat, Riley and James. In her free time she loves to spend it outside, exercising, wakeboarding, kayaking, or fishing.


"The part I love most about my job is seeing how my patients' self confidence grows throughout their treatment, especially when we take their braces off to reveal their beautiful new smiles!"




Heather - Financial Coordinator

Heather, Financial Coordinator of mcdowellorthodontics.comHeather was born in Brandenton, Fl in 1987, moved to Georgia shortly after, and lived there until St Pete Beach became her new home in 2014. Heather has a wonderful husband, Jim, and they have two Boston Terriers names Khloe & Dexter that she loves like children. In her free time she loves going to the beach, traveling, staying active, and spending time with her family and friends. Heather has been with McDowell Orthodontics since November 2014.


"I love working at McDowell Orthodontics because Dr McDowell truly cares about his patients and staff. Also, I enjoy coming to work everyday because the work environment is fun and Dr McDowell, my co-workers, and all our patients are the best!"




Janet - Office & Treatment Coordinator

Janet, Office & Treatment Coordinator of mcdowellorthodontics.comJanet was born in North Carolina and moved to Florida making St. Pete Beach her home in March 2014. She also joined McDowell Orthodontics as a Treatment Coordinator at that same time. She has been working in orthodontics since April 2006! Her passion is creating beautiful smiles and helping patients build confidence. Janet has a loving husband, Kelly. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, going to the local beaches and spending time with family and friends.


"Working at McDowell Orthodontics is so rewarding and I love making a difference in people's lives."




Kaitlyn - Orthodontic Assistant

Kaitlyn, Orthodontic Assistant of mcdowellorthodontics.comKaitlyn was born and raised in St Petersburg, Florida. She has been with McDowell Orthodontics since June 2015. Kaitlyn lives with her fiance, and has two dogs and a horse. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and riding horses. She graduated from Osceola Fundamental High School in Seminole, Florida and also attended the Dental Assisting Institute.


"I love my job because it is very rewarding to help create beautiful smiles and seeing how happy patients are, especially at the end of treatment!"




Leslie - Orthodontic Assistant

Leslie, Orthodontic Assistant of mcdowellorthodontics.comLeslie has been working in the dental field for over 15 years. Originally from Penn State, she moved to Florida as a child and now lives in St Pete with her wonderful boyfriend, Tommy, and daughter, Taylor. They have a fur baby, Scrappy Doo, and enjoy boating, camping, going to Rays and Bucs games and family cook-outs.


"I love making patients excited about having a beautiful smile!"





Lyndsay - Appointment Coordinator

Lyndsay, Appointment Coordinator at mcdowellorthodontics.comLyndsay has been with McDowell Orthodontics since February 2015. She was born and raised in California and moved to Florida in 2014. She has loving parents, two older sisters, a little brother, and three nephews and one niece that light up her life. She also has three amazing dogs she loves to spend time with. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, working out, taking the dogs to the park and spending time with her family. She also loves everything about Disney.


"I love working at McDowell Orthodontics because we not only have fun here, we provide the best care and experience for our patients."




Megan - Records Coordinator

Megan, Lab & Records Tech

 Megan is origionally from Miami, and moved to North Carolina before reciding in Clearwater. She is obsessed with trying new things and is a football finatic. She enjoys anything batman, action movies, and laughing. She joined the McDowell Orthodontic team July 2015.


"The part I love the most about my job is I feel like I found a home with the McDowell family. I love who I work for and who I work with."





Sarah - Orthodontic Assistant


Sarah, Orthodontic Assistant of

 Sarah was born in St Petersburg, Fl and has lived in many other different places throughout her life. She has been with McDowell Orthodontics since April 2015. She has a 3 year old son, Carter. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, running, kayaking, fishing, and going to concerts.


"I love working at McDowell Orthodontics because the staff is like one big family and we all work as a team to make beautiful smiles!"






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