Our Staff

Dutchess Orthodontics Staff

Meet Our Staff


Dental Hygienist


Hi, my name is Natalie.  I started working for Dutchess Orthodontics as a young teenager and instantly fell in love with the profession.  After high school I attended college for five years and obtained my degree in Dental Hygiene.  I now work full time for Dr. Walters’ as her registered dental hygienist.  A registered dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health.  I love coming to the office everyday!  The best part of my job is forming relationships with my patients and their families.  I thoroughly enjoy making smiles beautiful!

Something you may not know about me: I love riding my motocross bike!

General Dentistry


Hi, My name is Ashley. I started in orthodontics 8 years ago and fell in love with the field and making people happy to smile. Since then I have worked in general dentistry and oral surgery but my heart is definitely in ortho. I started with Dutchess Orthodontics in November of 2016. I love this office. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The patients and parents have been great and happy with our services.

Something you may not know about me: I am the proud mom of 2 beautiful children!!

Dutchess Orthodontics


I joined the Dutchess Orthodontics team in 2016 and I have been in the field for many years. I enjoy meeting new people every day and seeing the results of their treatment. We have a great team here at Dutchess Orthodontics and there is always something new to learn.

Something you may not know about me: I enjoy traveling and outdoor activities with my husband, family and friends.

Lab Technician


My name is Michelle. I started working at Dutchess Orthodontics in 2007. I attended Monroe Community College for dental studies. I am the lab technician here as well as a dental assistant. I I love my job and what I do because it is always changing. No two cases are exactly the same and getting to know everyone is such fun. The staff here is equally as great as our patients. They are always willing to help each other out and answer any questions.

Something you may not know about me: I have a lot of animals at home. Dogs, cats, bunnies, you name it! I love animals!

Certified Dental Assistant


Hi, my name is DeAnna and I am a Certified Dental Assistant. I attended Ulster County BOCES and joined the Dutchess Ortho team in 2007. I love getting to know our patients and working in a happy environment.

Something you may not know about me: I may seem quiet and shy, but once you get to know me, I am actually a very bubbly person.

Dutchess Orthodontics Staff Member


Hi, my name is April and I have been in the dental field for 11 years. I recently joined Dutchess Orthodontics, and I am very excited to be working in such an efficient office and to be part of such a great team.

Something you may not know about me is that I have 2 beautiful daughters!

Financial Coordinator


Hi, my name is Andy and I am the financial coordinator for Dutchess Orthodontics.  I have lived in Dutchess County for most of my life.  My wife and I have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.  In my free time, I enjoy playing softball.  Our softball team won the National Championships this year!!!  My favorite part about working here is the friendly staff.

Insurance Billing


Hi, my name is Lori. I joined the team in 2008. What I love best about my job is the happy and caring co-workers that we have here at Dutchess Orthodontics. I work at the front desk. One of my main responsibilities is the insurance billing, but I also make appointments and answer questions our parents may have about their contracts. If you have any questions, I am always happy to help in any way that I can.

Something you may not know about me: I enjoy sewing, tailoring and making window treatments.

Dutchess County


Hello, my name is Gina and I joined the team in 2015. I am grateful to work in such a fun and caring environment. I enjoy meeting all the patients and watching their smiles become out of this world! I reside in Poughkeepsie with my husband and I have three children and one grandson.

Something you may not know about me: I love to antique shop for furniture, pictures and old toys.

Dutchess County


My name is Janice.  I have lived in Dutchess County for forty-six years.  My husband and I have been married for forty-two years and have three wonderful, grown girls and four beautiful grandchildren.  Working part time in Dr. Walters’ office has been a great experience meeting our patients and parents and of course working with the wonderful, friendly staff.


Dutchess Orthodontics provides a friendly and professional staff for all your orthodontic needs. We are happy to help you!