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. Jennifer Smith was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Temple University, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Doctorate of Dental Medicine, graduating at the top of her class. 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.
I have been working side by side with Dr. Gallagher and her team for 7 years now! From chair side assisting to front office manager, I continue to create a special bond with each patient who walks through our doors. I have 13 years of experience in the dental field and have taught dental assisting at the Fortis Institute. In my free time, I enjoy woodworking, going to the beach, and spending time with my husband and 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.
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.
As a Qualified Orthodontic and Dental Assistant with over 16 years of dental assisting experience, my passion in dentistry is Orthodontics. I love having the opportunity to help patients achieve the smile that they have always wanted! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my five grandchildren, doing arts and crafts, baking, and being outdoors.
I am currently a college student, and aspire to develop a career in the dental field. At Amanda Gallagher Orthodontics, I work as a lab technician and clinic assistant. 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.
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!
I have been working in the dental field for over eight years, and have been a Qualified Orthodontic Assistant at AGO for over five years, where I work during school breaks. My passion is dentistry and I love being able to help others smile more confidently. I graduated from Towson University and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where I am now continuing my education and training as an Orthodontic Resident. I enjoy painting, reading, and spending time with my friends and 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.
I am a certified dental assistant and I have worked as an Orthodontic assistant for over 6 years. I love playing a key role in transforming a patient's smile! I am also in school to become a dental hygienist. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my boyfriend and our sons, work out, go out to eat, and travel!
Hi, my name is Brooke! I am a records and sterilization tech here at AGO! I am also a full time college student going towards my degree in Radiography. While not in the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling and working out!
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.
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!
I am an Orthodontic Assistant here at Amanda Gallagher Orthodontics, and also a college student and former patient with hopes to continue pursuing a career in this field in the future. I am excited to be working with such an incredible team, and know I will be learning a lot from them. When I am not helping around the office, I am a barista at Starbucks, spending time with friends and family, and outdoors!
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.
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 2 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 Makenna! I am a records and sterilization tech here at AGO. When I’m not at the office I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with family and friends!
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.
Hi! My name is Kamryn! At AGO I help with check-in - I take temperatures and ask screening questions to ensure the safety of both my co-workers and other patients. When I am not at work I enjoy playing soccer and going to the beach!
Hi, my name is Madi! At AGO I help with check-in. I take temperatures and ask screening questions. I am so thankful to have a chance to be around such talented people. I was recently a student athlete at Gannon University, but am now at home finishing my Nursing degree. In my free time I like to travel, work out, and be with friends and family!