Meet Our Team

Dr. Meharg is supported by a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing each patient with enthusiastic and individualized orthodontic care. We work together as a team striving for one common goal – to provide our patients with the highest standard of care available that guarantees optimal results. Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions you may have.

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Treatment Coordinator

As Dr. Meharg’s Treatment Coordinator, I have the privilege of introducing our new patients to our practice. At the first visit I will spend time getting to know you and your orthodontic needs. After a full evaluation by Dr. Meharg, I will answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment recommendation and will review the financial plans available to best meet your needs. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy spending time with our children and our 2 golden retrievers.






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Financial Coordinator

I have been a part of Dr. Meharg’s team since 2004. My past experience at Blue Cross/Blue Shield has been very helpful in assisting you with your insurance questions.  I enjoy meeting new patients and their families and assisting them with their financial arrangements when treatment begins.  I enjoy taking road trips with my husband to visit our son in North Carolina.





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Scheduling Coordinator

I was born in Syracuse and have lived around the Syracuse area the majority of my life.  I have worked in multiple aspects of the medical field for 18 years and enjoy helping people.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son and dog along with painting.






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Certified Dental Assistant

I grew up in northern Minnesota and have lived in and out of the Syracuse area since 1991. I started in dentistry in 1994 and worked with Dr. Meharg from 2002 – 2006. After staying home with my kids and volunteering at their schools for 6 years, I returned to FSO in May of 2012.  I enjoy working out, golfing, kayaking and spending time with family, friends and my dog.






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Dental Assistant

I have lived in the Syracuse area all of my life.  I graduated in 2015 from Dental Assistant School and have since spent the last two years in Orthodontics and look forward to continuing that experience at FSO.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my spare time and enjoy being outside as much as possible.





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Laboratory Technician

I am a native of Syracuse and spent four years as a dental technician in the United States Air Force. I gained my experience in orthodontics working two years for an orthodontist. After leaving the Air Force I worked as a motion picture projectionist before returning to the orthodontic field approximately twenty years ago. I’ve been with Dr. Meharg since he bought the practice.

In my spare time, I enjoy golfing and am an avid sports fan.






Executive Assistant

I’m the original staff member! Michael and I have been a team since 1971. In the early days of FSO, I spent a lot of time in the office, but now I mostly work from home. The calendar is one of my specialties, another is curating the quilt collection, some of which I have made. In our spare time, we love to travel and visit our children and granddaughter.