Meet Our Team

Janice

Janice is the creator of JMG Orthodontics. She envisioned a practice that was inviting and cozy, not impersonal and cold. She offers up coffee and cookies (with a toothbrush, of course). Janice and Dr. Griffies strive to make every team member feel that the practice belongs to them as well. She does an amazing job keeping things jovial! “I just wanted to create an environment that I want to be in everyday,” she says,“it just so happens that the team and the patients like it as well!” Janice was born in Dallas, Texas and is one of seven children. She and Dr. Griffies have been married for 37 years and his military service allowed them to travel the world. Together they have two children, Brandy and Chris. They also have five fantastic grandsons and two grand-daughters that they like much better than their children. When she is not at work…well, when is she not? Supposing she finds the time, Janice enjoys reading and sculpting. Her most dedicated hobby however, is undoing any disciplinary strides her daughter, Brandy, has made with her children, by spoiling them to immeasurable extremes. (Thanks, mom)

Wendy

I joined Dr. Griffies’ team in 2008. I manage the front desk, which is always hopping! I really enjoy meeting the patients and getting to know them and their families – it is always exciting! I am originally from Jamestown, North Carolina. I met my husband, William, at college in Boone. We have a very sassy daughter, Clair, who keeps us on our toes!
My time off is spent reading, hiking, canoeing. We take every opportunity that we can to get to the mountains or the beach. And you may be surprised to know that I love music and going to concerts – I really, really love it. Would you believe I love bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers? I’m pretty cool. Ha, ha!

Debbie

I have been with Dr. Griffies for over eighteen years! I worked with him when he was stationed at Ft. Bragg and when he retired from the Army I followed him to Raeford. I am a dental assistant and I am responsible for training the new assistants that join our team. That is probably my favorite part of my job – teaching. My husband and I have four grandsons that we like better than our children! Ha, ha! And a very naughty chocolate lab, Pepperjack, who I don’t want to talk about. I like to spend my time away from the office reading books in the pool and spoiling my grandchildren. You may be surprised to know that I’m a democrat and my husband is a republican – you can imagine what election season is like in my house!

Lisa

I have been working with Dr. G since 2007. I am an assistant and new patient coordinator, which in orthodontics means I get to do all kinds of cool stuff! My favorite part of my job is working with the patients, of course. It is great to watch them grow and gain confidence!
I am a North Carolina girl, originally from Carthage. I am married to Al (he works with me!) and we have two sons, Richard and Kylle (he works with me, too!). I love my hot tub, reading, camping, painting and playing Bejeweled! You may be surprised to know that I collect rabbit figurines and crystal. And I am absolutely addicted to the television shows, “Castle” and “Vampire Diaries”.

Madaline

2007 was the year that changed the office forever! That’s when I joined the team! I am an assistant, which I really love because I can joke with patients (and parents) all day long!
I am from Shandaken, New York, which is in the Catskill Mountains. My husband is retired military and we have two sons, Gunnar and Gabe. They were both patients of Dr.G’s.
When I’m not at work, I like to go to the beach, swim, cook, and rescue dogs. You may be surprised to know that my family professionally trains dogs – all kinds of dogs, especially aggressive and hard to train ones.

Al

I have been on the team since 2009. I handle just about everything in the office! Supplies, x-ray, sterilization, handouts, maintenance – you name it! I love everything about my job!
I am originally from the Big D (that’d be Detroit!). When I’m not at work, I like to go camping and ride my bicycle. You also may not know that I collect coins, and I like wood working. And, I work with my wife, Lisa, and my son, Kylle!

Bill

I have been working with Dr. G for so long that I don’t even remember when I started! It was certainly after all three of my boys finished their orthodontic treatment – how’s that for bad timing? Ha! I am the lab guy. I make all of the plaster casts of patients’ teeth and I manufacture all of our orthodontic appliances. My lab is state-of-the-art!
Honestly, the best part of my job is harassing my co-workers. I’m really good at it! I don’t get to interact too much with the patients, which is disappointing. Now that I think about it, maybe they are doing that on purpose…I was born and raised in Massachusetts, but moved a round a bit after I joined the Army. You may not know this, but I am singer-songwriter with several hits that have yet to be released! When I’m not playing my guitar, I do enjoy a good workout.

Kylle

I joined Dr. G in 2009. I do all kinds of things around the office, but mainly handle the front desk answering the phone (yes that’s me you spoke to!) and coordinate appointments. My favorite thing about my job is the free toothbrushes! Just kidding! I like joking around with the patients! I am from the area, Bucktown (Raeford, that is). I work with my mother, Lisa, and my father, Al. When I’m not at the office I really like to draw, write, sing, dance and play video games. I’m not sure if it’s surprising or not, but I am a massive comic nerd – I love Superman and I have everything, and I mean everything, that has Superman on it. Also, I recently got married (she likes Superman, too)!

Megan

I am one of the newest members of the family since I started working here in January 2017.  I am so lucky to have found a job with such wonderful people to work with and a completely patient and forgiving boss. I am a talker and I love that I get to do basically that all day with or without my hands in your mouth. I love getting to know everyone and having some laughs together.  I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. (go black and gold!) I found myself in North Carolina after my husband, Jesse was stationed at ft. Bragg. We have two amazing, smart, sweet and completely full of energy kids Lilea and Liam. We also have two fur babies Auggie, a basset hound, and Rummie, a fluffy rescue. Needless to say they all  keep me pretty busy at home.  In the off chance I have some time to myself I love to go to yoga or TJ Maxx.  I love arts and crafts, animals, repurposing, gardening, Jesus, chocolate and reggae music. (Not necessarily in that order)