Meet the Team

At Young Orthodontics, you will find a unique environment that combines the highest level of professionalism with a warm and welcoming feel. Our staff is pleasant and knowledgeable, and we work as a team to help provide the best orthodontic care possible.

Our goal is always to look for ways to improve the care we provide. Each member of our team attends continuing education classes every year to stay on top of the latest developments and technology. Each team member belongs to the American Association of Orthodontists Orthodontic Staff Club, which allows them access to the most current news and trends in orthodontics. Our clinical assistants have met the requirements of the American Association of Orthodontists Certification Program, to achieve the designation of Specialized Orthodontic Assistant

Brittany

Brittany

Orthodontic Technician, Clinical Coordinator

I love building relationships with our patients, sharing in their lives as they work toward a beautiful smile. Dr. Young and my teammates are like family to me: we care about each other and we genuinely care about patients’ comfort and happiness. It’s a wonderful experience to be part of the Young Orthodontics team, where we bring smiles to our patients! I work chairside, in the clinic, helping my team and supporting patients as they achieve their best possible smile.

Outside of the office, I’m always on the go. I have a house full of boys: my husband Zach, our son Wyatt, and our dog, Milo, so in my spare time I’m playing baseball, fishing, and chasing Wyatt around! We love family vacations, working out at the YMCA, and football season.

Dacia

Dacia

Orthodontic Technician, Lab Technician

I love watching each patient’s personality change, along with their smile, as they go through treatment. No matter their age, people become happier and more outgoing as they start to love their smile! We have a wonderful office, with Dr. Young and my teammates often joking and laughing with patients. I work chairside, assisting the doctor with a variety of orthodontic procedures. I also fulfill all the lab duties.

My time off is spent with Bryce, my husband, and two kids, Brielle and Keizer. We love camping and boating at Patoka Lake. We also enjoy watching Brielle’s gymnastic events and going to TriState Speedway on the weekends, where Keizer loves watching the race cars.

Valerie

Valerie

Orthodontic Technician, Insurance Coordinator

I love becoming friends with our patients. It’s rewarding to see how each person changes and grows during treatment. I love when they start sharing their smile with confidence! My teammates and Dr. Young are a fun group. I think of them like family, as we’re here for each other and for our patients. Clinically, I work chairside, assisting Dr. Young with procedures. I also work in the front office, handling all of the in-office insurance matters.

My husband Curtis and I have a zoo: two wild boys, named Liam and Landon; a Labradoodle named Jade; and two Bengal cats, Keaira and Marley. Other than being a mommy of two very active boys, I enjoy running, working out at the Y, and DIY projects, especially refinishing furniture.

Kelly

Kelly

Front Office Coordinator

I love greeting patients and parents and helping to answer any questions they have about their orthodontic treatment. I truly enjoy our interactions and love how we build relationships while helping people achieve great smiles. Dr. Derrick Young is my husband. It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to work with him, and our amazing team, to create beautiful smiles!

Derrick and I have four children: Olivia, Katelyn, Dylan, and Carter. I enjoy spending my free time with my family. We love vacationing, playing sports, and being outside whenever possible.

Tina

Tina

Treatment Coordinator, Orthodontic Technician

I love interacting with patients and their families. I’ve found I can find something in common with just about everyone, and the relaxed atmosphere at Young Orthodontics allows me to connect with patients. I assist new patients with their initial exam, work in the clinic, and take care of marketing for the practice. I love helping to provide an informative, supportive, and fun environment for everyone who comes here.

My husband Ron and I have three children: Whitney, Tori, and Tyler. Ron and I like to spend time with our kids, camping and attending their sporting events. I also like shopping, going to the movies, and taking beach vacations whenever possible!