Meet the Team


We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We aim to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient, and we put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment.

Our staff is trained and skilled, and each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We are current with all X-ray and CPR certifications and regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.


I began working with Dr. Crock in June 2020 and love working in an orthodontic practice! As the business coordinator, I oversee all patient finances and accounts. I meet with every new patient on insurance and contracts. I have also worked as a chairside assistant for 20 years before transitioning to the front office. I have always enjoyed working in the field of dentistry helping people with their smiles.

I live in the Licking Valley area. I am married with a daughter, stepson, and two fur babies. In my free time, I like to do crafts, be outside, watch movies, and spend time with my family.

Kathy

Business Coordinator

I am a lifelong Newark resident and graduated from Newark High School. I completed my dental assisting training at the Licking County Joint Vocational School (LCJVS, now C-Tec) in 1996, and joined Crock Orthodontics a couple of months later.

As the new-patient coordinator, I enjoy welcoming patients and their families to our practice. I get to explain their future treatment options and help them to feel at ease about their orthodontic journey! I am also a chairside assistant and love building relationships and doing my part to help patients get the great smiles they deserve, while helping them gain more confidence.

My husband Mike and I have two daughters, Karlee and Kinley. The girls keep us busy with their activities and multiple sports. Yes, I am that crazy softball mom dragging an overstuffed wagon around ballparks all summer long! When I’m not at work, I enjoy taking vacations to the beach, spending time with family and friends, baking, and crafting.

Crissy

New Patient Coordinator

I began my dental career in 1999 and have more than 20 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. Growing up with not-so-straight teeth helps me to empathize with patients of all ages. With my background and knowledge, I am happy to assist you with all your scheduling and appointment needs. I have learned amazing skills on the job and hold certifications in radiology and CPR, and am a certified orthodontic assistant. I love getting to know patients and their families and making sure they have a great experience in our office. A major highlight of my job is seeing the transformation in the patients’ smiles and personalities as they progress through treatment.

My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years and have enjoyed raising our three daughters and our fur princess Libby. I enjoy being creative in my Diva Den, watching my daughter play travel softball, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite time of year in Ohio is fall! I love watching OSU Buckeye football, bonfires, and pumpkin spice!

Ally

Communications Coordinator

I have been in the dental field since 1999 and am happy to be part of Crock Orthodontics team. I love my position as scheduling coordinator because it gives me the opportunity to help our patients with their scheduling needs and answering any questions that may arise during their experience with our office.

It is a pleasure getting to know all the families in our practice and being a part of such a wonderful team led by Dr. Crock. I enjoy seeing the changes that happen during treatment and the end results: beautiful smiles and happy patients.

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my son Cadyn and fur baby Stella. My most favorite thing to do is travel and explore. I also spend a lot of time on the lake and love going camping with my family. In the fall, you will find me cheering on my favorite football team, the Cleveland Browns!

Melissa

Scheduling Coordinator

I bring more than 20 years of experience to the clinic as a certified orthodontic assistant. I live in Lancaster, and I joined the team here in 2017. I love having fun with the patients and seeing smile transformations while working alongside Dr. Crock.

I have been married to my high-school sweetheart Jason for more than 20 years, and we have a daughter Madison and a son Parker. When I’m not at work, you can find me on a ball field or basketball court watching my kids at their sports. I also enjoy being with my family and friends, going out to eat, shopping, traveling, and watching Ohio State and Cleveland Browns football. Not being a fan of winter weather, I look forward to our family beach vacation every year!

Abby

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a certified orthodontic assistant for almost 25 years. I joined the Crock Orthodontics team about five years ago. I love being a part of this amazing team and creating beautiful smiles every day. My favorite part is getting to know the patients and their families and watching them transform throughout their treatment.

I have been married for 20 years and have two daughters, Kendyl and Mayci. When I’m outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My favorite things to do are shopping, camping, and going on vacation.

Lisa

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

I attended C-Tec and graduated from the dental assisting program in 2016. I have worked in orthodontics since then and am a certified dental assistant. I had braces at a young age and loved seeing the changes over the years. I love working in the dental field and watching our patients grow confident in their smiles. I look up to my mother as a role model; she pushes me to work hard and always reach for the stars.

When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family and friends. Shopping is my one of the many things I enjoy doing. During the summer, you will find me at the beach or lying by the pool. During the winter, I coach travel volleyball, which is my favorite sport!

Darion

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

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Newark, OH 43055
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