We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!

Our friendly, dedicated, and energetic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive experience every time you visit our practice.

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Linda Alvarez

Linda’s been with us since 2009, but has been a dental assistant for over 35 years! With an eye for details and an artistic flair, Linda brings something unique to each interaction she has with patients. From x-rays to digital scans to assisting with applying braces, Linda is able to combine her years in the field and her dedication to learning new techniques with her caring nature to present patients with a confident, competent orthodontic experience. In her spare time, she loves watching her kids play soccer, traveling, and creating art out of recycled objects.

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Katrina Fischer

A native Cincinnatian, Katrina is our longest-serving team member, having put in 31 years with us! Not a fan of sweating the small stuff, Katrina keeps her eye on long-term patient goals as a clinical coordinator and inventory manager. She also works chairside with patient care, and fills in assisting clinicians as needed. Compassionate and dedicated, Katrina thrives on helping those in need -- as long as they don’t need anything while Duke is playing! Aside from college basketball, she loves birdwatching and antiquing, and has quite a green thumb. When she’s not working, Katrina enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, and especially her grandchildren.

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Heather Henson

Although Heather has only been with us since the spring of 2017, she’s been assisting in orthodontics for over twenty years. Heather’s positive attitude has already made an impression around the office, where she assists with braces placements, monthly adjustments, x-rays, and scans. When she’s not working, Heather loves volunteering with the Mary Rose Mission, helping hand out warm meals from their kitchen. She also enjoys hanging out with her husband and two teens.

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Cathy Johnson, RDH

Cathy has been a part of our team for eleven years now, but has been in the dentistry field for over thirty. This Super Grammy (we’re allowed to call her that) gets to be part of the best day for most braces patients - the day they come off! Her experience and competency also come into play as she works with both patients and parents on how to achieve maximum oral health, while in braces and out of them. Cathy’s love of serving others is an asset in the office, and out of it, where she is active in her local Women’s Ministry, and spends time with family and friends, investing in something very important to her - a legacy of compassion. Her faith, friendliness, and kindness are traits every patient benefits from!

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Mary Lynn Laugherty

A Chattanooga native, Mary Lynn has been with us for twenty years, and is very versatile around the office, handling everything from welcoming and following up with new patients to technical support. With over three decades of orthodontic experience, Mary Lynn combines her knowledge and experience with a kind, caring, and compassionate approach. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her growing family and traveling coast to coast to connect with her extended family!

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Julie Meyer

Julie has been an integral part of the team in our office for almost nineteen years, and she leads by example with the Golden Rule. She is our lab manager and is responsible for our patients receivig excellent fitting appliances and retainers. This is due to her exceptional artistic and organizational abilities. Outside of work, Julie loves spending time with her large family and especially with her two daughters and two grandchildren which she loves with her whole heart!

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Cheryl O’Neill

Cheryl is one of the most senior members of our team, having worked here for nearly thirty years! An almost-lifelong Cincinnatian, Cheryl’s positivity around the office is contagious, and she won’t settle for anything less than making you smile. With a knack for remembering names and faces, she is one of our social butterflies, and goes to great lengths to ensure our patients feel like they’ve been heard and had their questions answered. When Cheryl isn’t working, she can often be found spending time with family, volunteering at a local homeless shelter, or taking time out for healthy activity.

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Myra Schulte

A Californian by birth and Cincinnatian by choice, Myra has been bringing her beach girl vibe to the office for over twenty years now. Since she’s one of the first faces our patients see, she strives to greet each one with genuine warmth and excitement. Myra is also responsible for scheduling appointments, keeping the office running smoothly, and answering our phones. When she’s not being the voice of Thacker Orthodontics, she enjoys attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, hanging out on the beach in the summer, and catching the latest movies.

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Kim Smith

Kim has been a friendly face in our office since 1995. Whether she’s assisting with a braces placement or doing a routine appliance adjustment, Kim is known for her patience, professionalism, and laidback approach that keeps patients relaxed! In her time off, Kim loves spending time with her family, caring for animals, and keeping herself active and healthy.

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Clifton Thacker

Clifton joined the Thacker team about a year ago, and we love having him around! With a great eye for detail, dedication to patients, and a fun-loving personality, he contributes to both the efficiency of our team, as well as fostering the kind of positive atmosphere we work to create for each person that walks through our door. Outside of work, Clifton is working towards finishing college, and loves hanging out with his family and friends.

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Kate Yeardley

Kate’s been with us for almost twenty years, and we couldn’t keep the office running without her. On any given day, she’s helping new patients with consults and insurance questions, posting payments and prepping contracts, billing insurance companies, and filling in on the phones and at the front desk as needed. It’s a good thing she’s as athletic as she is! With a keen attention to detail, Kate keeps us all in order, and because she’s such a people person, we don’t even mind if she has to boss us around sometimes, especially when it comes to remembering to recycle. Outside of work, Kate loves hanging out with family, playing volleyball, and if she can manage both at the same time, that’s even better!