Meet our team
We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient. Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members 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. To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!
Dr. Amanda Gallagher Whetzel was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania and attended James Madison University in Virginia where she received degrees in Health Services Administration and Business. While at James Madison, Dr. Gallagher played women´s varsity field hockey and received Division I Academic-Athlete honors. She received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Dr. Veselovsky was born and raised in Kings Park, New York. She attended the University of Delaware, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in both Finance and Economics. After five years of working in the fashion industry in New York City and completion of pre-requisites at Columbia University, Dr. Veselovsky continued her education at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Dr. Yoonhee Ahn Wang was born and raised in South Korea. After immigrating to the United States at age 20 and enrolling in a local community college, she quickly advanced in her studies and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in both Molecular/Cellular Biology and Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating magna cum laude. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Dr. Schneider was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Fordham University in New York, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She continued her education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Dr. Mair Chaluparambil was born and raised in Rocky Hill, CT. She attended the University of Connecticut where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She continued her education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, where she was the chapter President of the American Student Dental Association and was honored with the ASDA National President of the Year Award. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Ben Whetzel is the Business Manager of the practice. He graduated from Mt. St. Joseph H.S., University of MD, College Park and Widener University School of Law in DE. Ben is an attorney and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in MD and DC. He is a former litigator, and worked in private practice law for 15 years prior to joining the family business on a full time basis in 2016. Ben is Dr. Gallagher's husband, and they reside in Kingsville along with their three sons.
My name is Kristen, and I am one of Dr. Gallagher's treatment coordinators. I will assist you with your treatment goals and answer all of your questions regarding starting orthodontic treatment. I graduated from Medix school in 2010 with my certificate in dental assisting. I have over 10 years of experience in the orthodontic field. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
Hi! My name is Monica and I am one of Dr. Gallagher's Insurance Coordinators here at the office. With my dental experience I will be able to help you understand, utilize, and maximize on your insurance benefits in order to achieve your perfect smile! When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling the world with my husband and son.
Hola! I’m Emely and I am your insurance coordinator here at AGO! It is my responsibility to assist you with all of your insurance related questions as well as help you maximize your Orthodontic benefits. Outside of work I’m a mother of 3 beautiful daughters who I love spending quality time with. I also love traveling, cooking, and playing video games with my girls!
Hi! My name is Faith and I am a treatment coordinator. I meet with new patients, review the treatment process and present treatment and financial options. I was a patient here at AGO for two years, and now I have the privilege to be a part of the team! During my free time I enjoy going to the beach, shopping and working out.
Hello! I am one of the treatment coordinators here at AGO. My job is to customize a treatment plan for each patient. I love meeting and helping new patients achieve the smiles they dream of. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my friends.
My name is Breanna. I am a patient care coordinator here at AGO. My goal is to efficiently schedule each patient in a way that is most convenient for them. I make it a priority to create that bond with our patients. In my free time you may find me soaking up the sun or spending some time shopping with friends!
Hello! My name is Jessica and I am one of Dr. Gallagher's Treatment Coordinators. Here at the office it is my goal to make yours a reality. With my dental experience I will be able to help you understand, utilize, and maximize on your insurance benefits to achieve your perfect smile! When I'm not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and exploring new places!
Hi! My name is Kelsie and I am a patient care coordinator here at AGO. I am here to assist with providing excellent customer service and meeting all your scheduling needs. When I am not in the office I enjoy going to the beach with my girlfriends and spending time with family.
My name is Kelly and I am an Orthodontic Assistant. I have worked in dentistry for 6 years. I started out at a general office where I was able to dip my feet into oral surgery and orthodontics. As soon as I was introduced to orthodontics I fell in love. Being a part of someone’s journey to an awesome smile is what I knew I wanted to be a part of. In my free time I love to ride my motorcycle, play my guitar and spend time with my husband, puppy, friends and family.
My name is Jillian and I am a Certified Dental Assistant. I have worked in the dental field for seven years as a surgical assistant for an oral surgeon. I have always been interested in Orthodontics and I am so glad I made the change. Getting to know patients and watch their beautiful transformations is beyond rewarding. Being on such an awesome team is also an added bonus! When I’m not helping make beautiful smiles, I enjoy being at home with my two sons, daughter and husband.
I am currently a college student, and aspire to develop a career in the dental field. At Amanda Gallagher Orthodontics, I work as a orthodontic assistant and lab technician. I am very honored to have the opportunity to work with well-rounded people as well as learning throughout each new experience. During my free time, I love to listen to music, travel, and spend quality time with friends and family.
Hi, my name is Micaela and I am an Orthodontic Assistant here at Amanda Gallagher Orthodontics! I have been with AGO for over five years now and prior to that I was a patient! When I am not at the office I also work as a barista at Starbucks and enjoy spending time with friends and family and being outdoors!
My name is Julianna! I’m an Orthodontic Assistant and Lab Technician here at AGO. I love being part of improving people’s smiles and helping them boost their self-confidence. In my free time I love spending it with family, friends and my son, Beckham!
Hi! My name is Brittany. I have been a Qualified Orthodontic Assistant for six years, and I have worked in the dental field for twelve years. My husband and I have three amazing children who we love to watch grow! During my time away from my #awesome job, I love to watch my son play in his sporting events, and dance around with my two daughters!
My name is Jenna and I am a Qualified Orthodontic Assistant with 14 years of experience. Since the beginning of my career, I knew this was the job I was meant for. To see each patient's smile transform is truly a rewarding experience. When I'm not assisting the wonderful doctors here at AG Ortho, I enjoy cooking and being outdoors.
Hi my name is Dawn, I am an Orthodontic assistant. I was a patient at AGO before I joined the team. This office was a huge push to get started in the dental field. I graduated from dental assisting school in April 2019 and I was hired here right after graduation. I got married in July 2019. When I’m not working I love spending time with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Howdy! I'm Gissele, a scheduling coordinator at AGO. I assist patients in the office and on the phone with creating their appointments. I enjoy going to music festivals, working out, and spending time with my dog, Mabel.
Hey girl, hey! My name is Nicole and I'm one of the Treatment Coordinators here at AG Ortho. I have been in the Orthodontic field for 15 years. I love discussing treatment plans with the New Patients to help them understand all that goes in to giving them that Hollywood Smile they're looking for. When not in the office I can be found at music festivals with my fiancé, hanging with friends & family, at the beach or watching sports. Let's go Ravens!
IT ALL STARTS WITH A SMILE, and as one of the Patient coordinators here at AGO, I have the extreme pleasure of being part of our patients' journey in achieving their perfect smile. I have a true passion for dental education and promoting healthy smiles. Building relationships with our patients is my favorite part of my role. When I am not working with the best Orthodontic team ever, I love indulging in new experiences with beauty, food, and travel!
Hi! My name is Lauren and I am one of the Treatment Coordinators with AGO. I love meeting our new patients & seeing their journey through orthodontics. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling and spending time with my husband and chocolate lab, Cooper.
Mary (aka “Mert”) started her dental career in 1982. After attending the school of Medix and becoming a certified Dental Assistant, she began working in the general dentistry field. In 2004 she found her passion for orthodontics, and has been in that field ever since as an Orthodontic Assistant. She married her husband Richard in 1982 and later had two daughters. She now has two beautiful granddaughters. Mary loves listening to music, baking, and traveling when able.
As a Qualified Orthodontic Assistant with over 16 years of experience in the orthodontic field, I have enjoyed getting to know all of our patients and forming relationships with them. I love being a part of a team that changes a person’s smile! When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy attending my children’s sporting events, as well as listening to country music and working out.
Hello, my name is Natalia and I’m an Orthodontic Assistant here at AGO. I started my dental career working in General Dentistry in 2007 and found my passion in Orthodontics over 3 years ago. I love being a part of a patient’s smile transformation because it’s such a rewarding experience for me. I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, cooking, & traveling in my spare time... (P.S. Let’s go Ravens & O’s!)
Hi, my name is Harlie! I am a orthodontic assistant here at AGO. I love being able to contribute to the transformation of each smile and being able to care for our patients. I was born and raised in Washington State and just recently moved to MD. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my boyfriend and our Golden Retriever, Griffey!
My name is Alesha and I’m an orthodontic assistant. I graduated from the dental program at Fortis University in 2012. While in school, I was always interested in oral surgery. But after completing my externship at an orthodontic office, I fell in love with Ortho. It is such a joy to help patients transform their smiles! When I’m not working, I enjoy listening to music, traveling, lounging on the beach, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
My name is Korey and I am an Orthodontic assistant! I've been working in the Orthodontic field for 3 years now. I love being able to help patients get their dream smile and seeing their transformation from before to after. In my free time I love traveling, playing soccer, cooking and spending time with my friends and pets!
Hi! My name is Kamryn! I am a former patient and now work part-time assisting both at the front desk and in the clinic. When I am not at work I enjoy playing soccer and going to the beach!
Hi, my name is Alicia and I am an orthodontic assistant l. I’ve been in this field for 2 years now. I enjoy working with patients and meeting new people. In my spare time I love being with friends, cooking, and laughing with my brother.