Orthodontic Assistants &
Amber FoxOrthodontic Assistant
Amber F is an Orthodontic Assistant with Swihart Orthodontics. She started in February 2020 but has been in the dental field since 2012. One thing she loves about her job is that every patient has a different treatment plan, therefore, she’s never doing the same thing twice! She also loves working at a practice where her colleagues, and her patients, feel like family. She is always willing to learn with a smile on her face! You’ll more than likely hear her laugh all around the office; it’s contagious! Amber has been married to her firefighter husband since 2014, and they have a 4-year old son, Carter. She loves anything music-related (especially the Jonas Brothers) and spending time with her family, where she can play with her 3 rescue dogs and countless chickens.
Elena KeilOrthodontic Assistant
Elena has been an Orthodontic Assistant for our team since 2015. Over the years she learned how to make clear retainers and now she is one of the technicians in charge of the laboratory cases. She really enjoys getting to know our patients and watching their confidence grow as their smiles change. She is very much a people person. Her positive attitude and her experience is a great asset to Swihart Orthodontics. She loves running, the outdoors, and anything that her children are involved in.
Amber AltizerOrthodontic Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Amber joined our team in 2017 with 17 years of orthodontic experience. She enjoys her job in the office as an Orthodontic Assistant and one of our Treatment Coordinators. Amber’s favorite part of working with us is the opportunity to get to know each patient throughout their time in treatment. She enjoys everything from putting them at ease at their first visit to celebrating with them when they see their new braces-free smile! When Amber is not in the office, you can find her spending time with her husband and 3 kids. One of her favorite things to do is kayaking on the water as a family.
Heidi AndersonOrthodontic Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Heidi is an Orthodontic Assistant and Treatment Coordinator. She began her career in orthodontics in 2011, where she fell in love with helping build beautiful new smiles. Heidi’s favorite part about her job is how fulfilling it is to watch patients grow through their treatment and gain confidence in themselves. Heidi has a very friendly personality that she brings with her to work each and every day. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have 2 beautiful girls. She loves to travel and see new things, spend time with family and friends, and is always up for spontaneous adventures.
Lakisha PowersOrthodontic Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Lakisha has been a part of our team since 2005. She loves making patients and parents feel at ease at their appointments. In the office, you will find her singing, dancing or making patients laugh! Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and her two grandkids. She enjoys cooking, fishing and traveling, but most of all, spending time with her family and friends.
Lily TurnerOrthodontic Assistant
Lily joined our team as an Orthodontic Assistant in 2020. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in cellular, molecular, and physiological biology in 2019 and is currently applying to dental school. Lily loves all things Disney and even worked for the Walt Disney Company for 2 years before coming to join us! She has been working in the dental field for 4 years and loves the variety that comes with each new patient. When not in the office, you can find her baking, taking photographs, and snuggling her best friend, a 13 year-old rescue dog named Batman.
Front Office Team
Cathy GrayPatient Care Coordinator/Accounts Payable
As a “people-person”, Cathy enjoys helping and interacting with our patients and their families as well as her co-workers. She has 37 plus years of front desk dental experience, with 27 of those years spent here. Cathy enjoys being a part of the praise team at Newington Baptist Church in Gloucester, and loves to read, spend time with her grandchildren, and just being outside – especially at the beach!
Cindy FowlerPatient Care Coordinator
Cindy enjoys making our patients feel at home and making sure they have the best experience possible in our office. She has 26 years of invaluable orthodontic experience and can fulfill many roles in the office at a moment’s notice. When she’s not at work, Cindy enjoys her children and 7 grandkids and going to the mountains and the beach.
Esther HillInsurance Administrator
Esther is our Insurance Administrator. She brings 27 years of experience in orthodontic insurance filing. She is involved in continuing-education classes to maintain the knowledge necessary to file claims successfully. It is especially rewarding to her to assist Swihart Orthodonitic patients in maximizing their orthodontic insurance benefits. When not at work, she enjoys travelling, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer SilcoxFinancial Coordinator
Jennifer is our Financial Coordinator. She is a people person and enjoys getting to know our patients and their families! The office team is like family to her and make her laugh every day. She is married, has two awesome children, and a sweet fur baby. They keep her busy with sports and music. She is most happy at the beach or boating with family and friends.