Meet the Team

McDermott Employee Cady Treatment Coordinator

Cady – Treatment Coordinator

I moved to the Brainerd Lakes area 13 years ago and found it to be the perfect place to raise my three boys. I began working at McDermott Orthodontics in 2008 as a Treatment Coordinator. I really enjoy getting to know all the kids and families in our community, in addition to helping them get a beautiful smile. In my free time, you’ll find me singing show tunes, eating doughnuts, thinking about chocolate, and hanging out at the lake.

McDermott Employee Tracey - Financial Coordinator

Tracey – Financial Coordinator

I was born and raised in the Lakes area. I earned my Dental Assisting License from Central Lakes College. I’ve been a part of the McDermott Orthodontics team since 2001. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of our patients and help them through their orthodontic treatment. When I have free time, I enjoy various outdoor activities with my husband and our daughters. If I have to pick a favorite time of the day, it would have to be snack time!

McDermott Employee Kate Dental assistant

Kate – Licensed Dental Assistant

I grew up in southern Minnesota, but have been living in the Brainerd Lakes area for 2 years now. I earned my dental assisting degree in St. Cloud, and have been with McDermott Orthodontics since 2014. Helping our patients on their way to a perfect smile is my favorite part of my job. I enjoy running, playing softball, watching sports, and eating chocolate :)! #GoWild

McDermott Employee Ashley Dental assistant

Ashley – Licensed Dental Assistant

I grew up in true northern Minnesota. I earned my dental assisting degree from MSCTC-Moorhead in 2005. I have been with McDermott Orthodontics since the beginning of 2015. I enjoy having fun with the patients every time they come to our office! My husband and I have lived in the Brainerd Lakes area for 3 years. I enjoy fishing, rollerblading, biking with our dog, chocolate, and potato dumplings.

McDermott Employee Amy Dental assistant

Amy – Licensed Dental Assistant

I’m from right here in the Brainerd Lakes area. I received my dental assisting diploma at Central Lakes College in 2015 and started with McDermott Orthodontics after earning my degree. I enjoy spending time with our patients and getting to know them. My two puppies, Bentley and Tucker, keep me entertained while I’m not working. In my downtime, I like to watch movies, especially Disney films, and spend time with my family.


Tanya – Office Manage

I grew up in Wisconsin and love cheese. I am also a huge Packer fan and am known to wear a cheesehead occasionally. I have worked at McDermott Orthodontics since 2000. I think we offer the best orthodontic care in Minnesota, have the greatest orthodontist in the Midwest, and the most outstanding staff in America. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children and taking advantage of all the great activities available to us in Minnesota. When I get a chance, I like to read a good book or knit something fun for my friends and family.

McDermott Employee Jeanne- Dental assistant

Jeanne – Licensed Dental Assistant

I earned my Dental Assisting license from Hennepin Technical College. I have over 20 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant. I have worked with Dr. McDermott at his Delano office since 2004. I love seeing how a beautiful smile can change a person’s life. I live in Delano with my husband and two children. In my spare time, I love to work out, walk, volunteer at school, bike, and spend time with my family and friends.


Christy – Licensed Dental Assistant

I earned my dental assisting degree in 1997 at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. I have been a dental assistant for over 18 years. I started working with Dr. Mike, at his Delano office, in the summer of 2012. I love working at Dr. McDermott’s office and helping people achieve a perfect smile. I grew up in northern Minnesota in the small town of Laporte. I enjoy spending time with my husband and four boys. When not working, I enjoy living in Minnesota and taking full advantage of the four seasons. In the winter months, you can find me ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, and sledding with my family. In the warmer months, my family and I enjoy boating and hiking.

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