With 30 plus years in the dental community, the last 20 years Terri has dedicated to working as an orthodontic assistant. Terri joined Dr. Bechtloff’s orthodontic team four years ago and thoroughly enjoys going to work every day. Two years ago she completed a course in Myofunctional Therapy and is a Certified Myofunctional Therapist. This much needed therapy is now available for patients with tongue thrust and digit sucking habits. What she likes most about her job is interacting with the patients and seeing the physical and sometimes emotional transformations.

Terri has been married for 30 years and has three grown children. Her oldest child is a special education teacher, her middle child has chosen a career as an orthodontic/dental assistant, and her youngest just graduated from college with a teaching degree. She enjoys traveling, gardening and most of all spending time with family and friends.