Debbie greets our patients at the start of their appointments and helps them feel comfortable while they're with us. She is also responsible for professional correspondence for our offices. This work gives her the chance to meet new people every day, which she greatly enjoys. Debbie is very proud of her son, Jordan, and his accomplishments, including his membership with the Mensa Society. Debbie enjoys classical music and she is an avid chess player.
Practice Rep./Treatment Coordinator
Ginny is in charge of our practice's marketing needs. She also helps educate our patients and facilitate communication between our doctor. Ginny really enjoys the outreach opportunities her marketing work provides, and she loves developing relationships with our patients during their treatments. Ginny is happy to have married her childhood sweetheart; she raised two sons who are now grown and remains active in her church.
Cindy ensures that the professional nuts and bolts of our practice function smoothly. She is great at keeping up with everyone in the office and facilitating communication between the doctor and staff. Cindy also has a lot of coordinating to do outside the office. She and her husband, Travis, have four children, Kayla, Lacey, Paige, and Aiden. Their kids are very involved in sports and the whole family loves cheering for their favorite NCAA basketball teams.
Regina has been with our office since 1993 and we love having her around. She assists our patients with their insurance information and coverage applications. We appreciate Regina's dedication to each patient and we are proud to call her a friend. She and her husband, Charlie (yep, she's married to Charlie Brown!), enjoy square dancing and spending time with their grown kids and grandchildren.
Regina helps our patients set appointments and answers their questions over the phone. She also assists us with our patient charts. Our patients never lose their joy for Regina even after treatment. She loves having so many friends at work. Regina loves spending time with her family, including her husband, three kids, two cats, and one dog. She also enjoys cooking and basket weaving in her free time.
Brandy helps our patients schedule appointments, operates our phones, and helps make our office comfortable for visitors. She is one of the newest members of our team, joining us in 2012. She is a great addition to our office family and already fits in very well. Brandy loves traveling, whether it's a long vacation or a quick trip to visit friends on the weekends. She also enjoys seeing her favorite bands live in concert.
Megan works with our patients over the phone and in person to set appointments and answer questions about our practice. She has been with us since 2011 and has learned so much already in her time with us. Megan likes to spend time with her family, including at cookouts and football games, and spends some quiet time at home with her daughter.
Tracey works in our lab, creating everything from plastic models to custom appliances. She loves the hands-on aspects of her job and knowing that her work results in beautiful smiles for our patients. Tracey has been married to her husband, Dave, for nearly 30 years, during which they have raised their two daughters, Ali and Sarah. Tracey is a big fan of Penn State, her alma mater, and she loves cheering them on at sporting events.
Tammy is a chairside assistant to Dr. Eckels and a great coordinator. In addition to her duties in the clinic, she also handles inventory responsibilities at all three of our offices. She and her husband, Mike, have three kids, Dylan, Devin, and Ronnie. Tammy loves to spend time outdoors, whether it's kayaking and hiking, or just a relaxing day of fishing.
Kathy works one-on-one with patients during their treatments and adjustments. She’s also responsible for letting our patients know what’s going on in our practice on our Facebook page! Kathy enjoys the good people that she has the pleasure of working with, in addition to seeing the beautiful results that our patients achieve and the wonderful feeling of knowing that she helped create them. Kathy and her husband, Sean, have two daughters, Allie and Tori, and a grandson named Cameron. She enjoys playing tennis, watching football, and spending time with family and friends.
Scheduling Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant
Angie works in our front office answering phones and assisting our patients upon arrival. She also works behind the scenes with our doctor during treatment. She likes seeing how orthodontic care changes our patients' lives and fills them with confidence. Angie is close to her family and has taken up their shared passion for four-wheeler racing. They participate in racing events all over the United States.
Carol began her career in dentistry 40 years ago, and with so many years of experience, we were happy for her to join our team in 2004. She works alongside Dr. Eckels with our patients’ treatments and loves to watch as their beautiful smiles are created. Carol is married with one daughter and twin grandsons. She loves animals and spending her free time at the beach.
Nikkie works in various capacities with our doctor and helps out anywhere she can around the office. She demonstrates genuine care for our patients and is very friendly. Nikkie and her husband, Jeff, have two sons, Parker and Cameron. She is also a person of great faith. She founded Visible Image Ministries and wrote Devotions for Disciples.
Kathy joined our team in 2012 with 16 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. Since then, she’s really enjoyed getting to know our patients and their families. Kathy loves working with Dr. Eckels and the rest of our team, as she knows that everyone here at Eckels Orthodontics has our patients’ best interests at heart. Kathy has three grown children and four grandchildren. Spring and summer are her favorite times of the year because she loves going out on her boat and spending time with her friends and family by the river.