Meet the Team

Here at Benham Orthodontics, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Erin - Front Desk

Erin is proud to be Benham Orthodontics first employee. She has been with Benham Orthodontics since the beginning and has been a cruicial part of it's success.
She was born in El Paso, TX and currently lives in Dallas, TX. Erin attended makeup school in NYC and is certified with MAC cosmetics. Her hobbies include music, makeup, and travelling.
Her favorite part about working with Benham Orthodontics is building relationships with patients and their families.

Dawn Marie Schuda- Front Desk

Dawn Marie grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania and then lived in Southern New Jersey. She is married and has 5 children.  She loves living in Texas and driving past cows every morning. Dawn Marie enjoys the rodeo and all Texas has to offer.  She loves meeting new patients and seeing current patients travel through the stages of orthodontics to a great new smile.

Julie McDonald - Treatment Coordinator

Julie joined Benham Orthodontics in 2012 and has been in orthodontics for over 16 years.  She was born in Las Vegas, NV and currently resides in Plano, TX.  She enjoys seeing patients transform their smile from beginning to end.
Her hobbies include cooking & entertaining, music, and reading.

Ann Taylor - Insurance Coordinator

Ann has been with Benham Orthodontics since late 2015.  She has been in the orthodontic field for over 10 years.
Ann was born in Monroe, MI and currently lives in Carrollton, TX. She received her English degree in Ohio. She enjoys reading and walking her dogs along with spending time with her 3 children. Ann enjoys working at Benham Orthodontics due to the friendliness of the staff and how they feel more like friends than co-workers.

Carolyn Lafferty- Orthodontic Assistant

Carolyn has been in the orthodontic field since 1994 and joined Benham Orthodontics in 2011.  She was born in Ontario, Canada and currently resides in McKinney, TX.  She attended Collin County Dental School. Over the years Carolyn has seen many members of the same family from oldest to youngest siblings and even their parents be treated at Benham Orthodontics.
Carolyn enjoys hockey and hanging out at the lake with friends and family.

Lacy  LeClair- Orthodontic Assistant

Lacy has been in the dental field for over 6 years and started her career at Benham Orthodontics in 2011. 
Lacy grew up on the soccer field, playing as a child and continued through college at Long Beach State University in California then in 2002 she moved to Texas where she met her husband Shane of six years and now has two awesome sons Jordan and Connor. She likes watching her boys play in all their sporting events and enjoys going to the lake with her family and friends and spending time out on her boat, wake boarding, tubing, and fishing!She enjoy’s getting to know her patients and becoming part of their lives by helping them create a smile they can be proud to show off!

Stephanie Catalan - Orthodontic Assistant

Stephanie was born in Oceanside, CA and moved to Texas in 2010. She attended 3 years of college and received a Bachelors Degree in Human Services.  She joined Beham Orthodontics in January of 2016.  Stephanie has over 12 years of orthodontic experience. She is married with two kids. Her hobbies include anything outdoors and spending time with her family.  She enjoys working at Benham Orthodontics and helping people become confident in their smiles.

Christi Nelson - Orthodontic Assistant

Christi was born here in Texas and currently resides in McKinney, TX.  Christi is new to the orthodontic field and has jumped in with both feet.  She enjoys any adventure from fishing & hunting to just spending time outdoors.  Another passion of hers is coaching her daughter in basketball and volleyball. Christi loves the friendly atmosphere at Benham Orthodontics and how the whole office goes above and beyond for each patient.

Brooke Arroyo- Orthodontic Assistant

Brooke was born in Denton, TX and currently resides in Tioga, TX. She completed her dental assisting school in December of 2011 at UNT. She has worked in the orthodontic field ever since.  Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 kids. She loves working in orthodontics because you get to see people's smiles change and become more beautiful.

Juliann Gaudette - Marketing

Juliann has been in marketing and sales her whole life. She joined Benham Orthodontics in January 2016 after experiencing the amazing office and atmosphere while her daughter was receiving her braces treatment. She was born in Houston, TX and lived in Reno/Tahoe for over 16 years and now resides in Frisco, TX with her husband and 2 kids.  Juliann has a Public Relations degree from Texas State Universtiy.  Her hobbies include anything active, outside, or adventurous.  She enjoys wathcing her kids in their sports activites and taking trips.

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