Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Ann Marie

Treatment Coordinator

I work with our new patients, helping them begin their journey to a beautiful smile here at DeFelice & Vecere Orthodontics. I love providing education about how a beautiful, healthy smile will not only improve function, but also self-esteem, which is priceless! I’ve worked in dentistry a long time—32 years—and have loved being a part of this office. My team and I all enjoy giving our patients and their families quality care, not just an orthodontic correction. We are like a family, since most of us have been working together for many years, which makes coming to work fun!

I have been blessed with two wonderful children, Will and Kaitlin, who are now all grown up and thriving. I have a grand-puppy, Paxton, who is a fun Boxer-mix rescue dog. I have a fantastic man in my life, Chuck. We enjoy our joined family (he has four incredible children), and traveling to warm places in the winter months. I love playing in my garden, exercising, spending time with family, and especially summer days on the beach with a good book!

Cathie

Appointment Coordinator

I’m here to welcome patients and their families into the office, in addition to scheduling appointments, taking payments, managing patient recalls, and processing new patient intake information. I’ve been a part of this team for more than 20 years and love that we work together to provide such a great service to the people in our community. The relationships I’ve built with our patients are the best!

I live near the beach, which is one of my favorite places to spend my free time, with my adorable cat named Simba. I enjoy reading, taking walks, and listening to music. My free time is spent traveling to new locations and spending time with my family in Philadelphia. I’m a devoted Philadelphia Phillies fan and make sure to catch at least one game every season.

Pat

Insurance and Financial Coordinator

I handle all the financial aspects of our patients’ treatment, including the processing of all payments, setting up contracts, and filing for insurance. I consider myself to be a natural problem solver, so finding solutions help our patients receive the care they need is the best part of my job. I also really enjoy working with both doctors and the ladies on my team because we treat each other like a family.  We discuss the problems of the world, and sometimes we find a solution, but mostly we just laugh a lot!

I have been married to the love of my life for 35 years. We have three boys of whom we are very proud. I am loving grandmother to a little girl and have another granddaughter on the way soon. My husband and I enjoy traveling, so once a year you will find me on an exotic vacation somewhere. I also have a Golden-doodle named Molly who is the best dog ever; she has added so much fun to our lives!


Orthodontic Assistants

Our orthodontic assistants help the doctors with a wide range of procedures, including fixed Herbst and TAD delivery, Propel®, the delivery of orthodontic appliances, sterilization of all instruments, and restocking the units. They also provide patient education and assist with placing and removing braces, changing arch wires, and taking impressions and X-rays.

Alicia

I enjoy every aspect of my job, love working with patients, establishing a relationship with them is very important to me. I also enjoy working in the lab fabricating appliances, I like challenges and being able to learn new things. My favorite part is when we can change someone's life just by doing our best.

I was born in Argentina and moved to the US in 2000. I am married to Marcelo and we have two daughters, Mariana and Daniela. We also have one dog, Charlie, a sweet black lab. I enjoy simple things in life like being with my family, the outdoors and camping, dancing, and cooking.

Heather

I love meeting new people and developing relationships with our patients over time. There’s nothing better than seeing the change in people from the beginning of treatment to the end. I'm proud of the service we deliver to our patients and believe that our doctors are truly the best around. We've all worked together so long which is an asset to our team in making sure our office runs smoothly and that we make people feel welcome. We each offer something unique to our team and to our patients!

I'm married to Eric and we have two children, Sarah and Ryan. We have a very energetic chocolate lab named Cole who we're happy to have in our family. I love being outside, reading, jogging, going to the beach, and watching my children enjoy their activities. My family and I enjoy Phillies baseball and are devoted Philadelphia Eagles fans. We NEVER miss a game whether it is from our living room or on the field!

Joan

I enjoy working with patients and educating them about taking care of their teeth and braces. I especially love seeing their smiles after the braces are removed. I have worked with many orthodontists in my 28-year career and can appreciate the exceptional work done by Drs. DeFelice and Vecere. They are excellent doctors who truly care about their patients and always have each individual’s needs guiding them through the treatments. 

My husband of 39 years and I have three wonderful children and a fantastic son and daughter-in-law. The greatest joys in my life are my granddaughter and grandson. They are my life's greatest blessings. I do love the beach and all that living at the shore for the past 13 years has had to offer.

Joeleen

I enjoy working chairside with patients of all ages and find it especially rewarding when I see their faces as their smiles improve. Here at our office, we're all like a family. We make a great team and share the same goal of giving our patients the best care and smiles that will last a lifetime.

I’m a proud mom of two grown children, Ricky and Brittini, and proud grandma of two little boys. I have one pet, a chocolate lab named Tucker, who is my baby now since my children are grown. I enjoy going to the beach, roller skating, taking walks, and going to the gym. I also take yearly camping trips and enjoy being outside.

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