Meet the Team


Carolyn Vinton (Orthodontic Assistant)Carolyn

  • Carolyn joined The Brace Place Team in 2006.  Her favorite part of Orthodontics is getting to see the same patients every 6 to 8 weeks which makes it easy to know what they are busy with and considers The Brace Place her second family!  "The doctor's are family Oriented" which is important.  In her free time she is busy watching her kids at their many sporting events and insists on a traditional sit down dinner with the family every night!






LoraLora Demmon (Orthodontic Assistant)

 Lora joined The Brace Place Team in 1994.  Her favorite part of Orthodontics is the way having a great smile changes the way you feel about yourself and how important that first impression is in all aspects of your life.  "Fun Atmosphere" is how she describes working at The Brace Place and "the way the doctors interact with the patients" make it all a perfect fit. In her free time she enjoys camping, snowmobiling, gardening and shopping! 






KarlaKarla Swan (Financial Specialist)

Karla joined The Brace Place in 1995.   Her favorite part of Orthodontics is how rewarding it is to watch the transformation of peoples smiles, confidence and overall happiness once they begin treatment.  "The staff, doctors and patients really make it a wonderful environment and exceptional place to work."  In her free time she enjoys her vintage restored airstream named "Twinkie", gardening, crafting with her husband and  2 dogs.






KelliKelli Smith (Insurance Specialist) Kelli joined The Brace Place in 1999.  Her favorite part of Orthodontics is seeing the transformation in the patients and their self confidence increasing as their smiles become more beautiful.  "I love the camaraderie within our office and many of the staff have worked here over 10 years.  Our doctors really care about our patients and  family is very important to them which makes it a great environment."  In her free time she enjoys gardening, the outdoors, and camping with her husband and 2 Welsh Corgis.






Marie Ramme (Treatment Coordinator)


Marie  joined The Brace Place in 2015 and has been in Orthodontics 18 years and comes from the Portland area.  She is looking forward to enjoying our Central Oregon lifestyle!  "I can't wait to be the best part of our patients day and help educate them about braces and get them excited about their new smile!" 






Kelly Hemphill (Insurance Specialist)

Kelly joined The Brace Place in 2014.  Her favorite part of Orthodontics is helping  people and seeing the before and after results which is truly amazing.  "I love that it is such a family friendly environment and the doctor's kid around and have fun too!"  In her free time she rides horses, enjoys camping and country music and concerts with her husband and 3 kids.







Twila Brusher (Treatment Coordinator)

Twila joined The Brace Place in 2014.  She's been working in orthodontics over 30 years and loves seeing the awesome transformation that takes place.  "It's always a positive change! The doctor's are kind and fun to work with and make every patient feel special."  In her  free time she enjoys riding motorcycles, playing sports, boating, kayaking and hiking with her husband.







 ShandaShanda Finley (Communications Coordinator)

Shanda joined The Brace Place in 2008.  Her favorite part of Orthodontics is helping spread the word about how easy it is to have a beautiful more confident smile!  "I have only had my braces off a few years and wish I would have done it 30 years ago!  I am thrilled with my new smile and it was such an amazing process!"  In her free time she enjoys belly dancing, riding horses, hunting and hiking.





Cyndi (Orthodontic & Lab Technician)   CyndiCyndi joined The Brace Place since 1983.  Her favorite part of Orthodontics is how each patients individual needs are addressed and handled to meet their concerns in a timely manner.  "I love that our doctors are not only exceptional orthodontists but also take the time to get to know our patients and are seen not only as competent practitioners but as friends as well."  In her free time she enjoys cooking, weight training and loves to travel.






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