At Great Smiles Orthodontics, we take pride in our excellent team members. Our staff is highly trained in orthodontics!   We are always striving to improve our knowledge and skills through continuing education to provide our patients with the best care.  When working, our team strives to put the patient’s treatment needs as the top priority. 

When you schedule your FREE consultationyou will see how our office is unique with our friendly and approachable staff. Come see what we are all about and how your new smile will transform your life!

Abby Pope, Financial Coordinator

  • I’m married to my husband Josh and we have 3 boys-Britton, Cohen and Walker.
  • I love to clean, go to the beach and get pedicures.
  • My favorite food is anything at Chick Fil A.
  • On the weekend you can find me at a sporting event with my boys!

Jamila Lathem, Orthodontic Assistant

  • I have three kids – Hope, Olivia, & Lake.
  • I am originally from Birmingham.
  • I love Willie Nelson.
  • I am a professional baker.
  • I love to sew.
  • On the weekends, you can find me at the ballpark or at dance competitions.

Jane Taylor, Insurance Coordinator

  • I have two children – Drew & Clay.
  • I am originally from Trussville.
  • I am a big Alabama fan – I attended the University of Alabama.
  • I love to cook and enjoy going out for dinner with my husband to try new restaurants.
  • I love to travel.
  • On the weekends, you can find me spending time with my husband, Phil, cooking out, or playing with our dog named Bailey.

Mesha Lang, Orthodontic Assistant

  • I have one child – Rhyder.
  • I am originally from: Birmingham, Alabama (Clay)
  • My favorite food is crab legs, sushi, and steak.
  • On the weekend, can find me fishing, swimming, playing with my son, or going to a sushi restaurant.

Leslie Fortson, Treatment Coordinator

  • I have two kids – Wes & Alex
  • I am originally from Pleasant Grove, Alabama
  • On the weekend, you can find me watching Alex race motor cross or on the lake.

Pam Browning, Receptionist

  • I have two kids – Chris & Kevin – and 8 grandchildren
  • I am originally from Birmingham
  • I love the beach, sunsets, rainbows, and front porch sitting.
  • I would rather cook out instead of eating out.
  • My family is my whole heart.
  • On the weekend, you can find me spending time with family. 

Telisa Turner, Orthodontic Assistant

  • I have two children –Hayley and Macie
  • I am from Moody, AL
  • I love shopping, sewing and crafts
  • My nickname is Teka
  • On the weekend, you can find me spending time with my friends and family

Brandy Watkins, Receptionist

  • I’m a wife and mother of 2.
  • Lover of all things summer.
  • I have a mini golden doodle who is the baby of the family.

Cheryl Mayo, Treatment Coordinator

  • I have 2 Children, 2 step children, one grandbaby and a spoiled fur baby.
  • I was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • My family is my life.
  • Winter is my favorite time of year.
  • I love to travel, especially anywhere it is cold and there is snow.

Alyssa Hamilton, Orthodontic Assistant

  • I love Morgan Wallen.
  • My favorite food is Mexican (especially happy hour)
  • My favorite hobby is sleeping.

Haley Edwards, Sterilization Technician

  • I’m from Birmingham, AL
  • I have a german shorthaired pointer named Mallard.
  • I graduated from Springville High School.
  • I love going to the beach and traveling.
  • I love Morgan Wallen and Koe Wetzel.

Caitlin Kellum, Orthodontic Assistant

  • I’m the youngest of the Great Smiles Family.
  • I love anything to do with arts and crafts.
  • I have a one year old niece.
  • My favorite food is steak.