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Meet the Team


New Patient Treatment Coordinator and Office Manager

I meet with all our new patients, as well as those waiting to begin treatment. At the initial appointment, I collect photos, X-rays, impressions, digital scans, and measurements that Dr. Kleinlerer uses to study each smile and create personalized treatment plans. Working closely with parents and patients to achieve their dreams of a healthy smile is one of my favorite parts of my job. Dr. Kleinlerer is so dedicated to what she does, and it’s very apparent. Her goal is to develop a personal relationship with each patient, through which they are informed, comfortable, and understanding of their treatment plans.

When I’m not in the office I love to dance and sing. At the office I am very guilty of excessive whistling! I find this to be a good alternative to singing and putting on a live concert series in the clinic.


Certified Dental Assistant

I am Kate and I am a fun and fabulous part of our family at MK Orthodontics. I graduated from UMA Bangor in 2011 for dental assisting. Here at our office I am an orthodontic assistant. I am specially trained by the most brilliant orthodontist I have ever met, and would be honored to someday have half the smarts she has. At our office, I am part of a family; a family that shares the passion and motivation to not only straighten smiles but have an impact on lives.

My favorite part of my job is the independence. During a normal orthodontic appointment I have typically 15 minutes to share laughs, stories, and advice with kids and adults that eventually become my friends. My co-workers and our patients are truly my friends and it makes my job so rewarding!

I am human though, so when I am not in the office, I love to spend time with family and friends. I have an amazing niece that consumes lots of my time; she is a mini-Kate in training! I love to dance too much, sing too loud, and make every day better than the last.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge of the orthodontic world!


Certified Dental Assistant

It is my pleasure to be joining Dr. Kleinlerer’s wonderful team! I have been in the field of orthodontics for 21 years. I graduated from Kennebec Valley Community College for dental assisting in 1993. I truly love being an orthodontic assistant. My favorite part is the relationship I develop with my patients and their families! I love seeing my patients’ smiles change throughout their treatment into something they are proud to show off! It is my personal goal to make sure you have a great appointment every time you come into the office, and a smiling face every time you leave!

Outside the office, I love spending time with my husband Todd and our children, Lindsey and Seth.


Patient Coordinator

I love being a part of the MK family. I get to work with such an amazing group of woman each day. In the office you will find me welcoming each patient and their family members to their visits from start to finish. I assist with your paperwork, scheduling needs, financial accounts, and any questions you may need addressed. Typically I'm the voice you hear on the other end of the phone and I am always happy to help!

Outside of the office I enjoy cooking, crafts, reading, and days spent at the ocean. You can usually find me spending time with my husband Jason, and our children Melliah and Macein.