Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.


Office Manager, Patient Accounts and Accounts Payable

I’m here to help make Dr. Tinsworth’s life a little easier by supervising our staff, troubleshooting our technology and handling day-to-day operations. I started working for Dr. Tinsworth in 2001 and I love to see the difference that Dr. Tinsworth and the clinical staff have made in so many lives! I am very proud to work with such a wonderful and fun team!

My husband Jeff and I were married in 1982. We have two great kids, Jared and Alaina, and two dogs: Scout, our Sheltie, and Winnie, our Havanese. We love spending time with each other and our family, kayaking, and reading.



Orthodontic Assistant / Clinical Director / Inventory Manager

I entered the orthodontic field with no orthodontic or dental experience. Given the opportunity, I was trained in my hometown in Massachusetts from a local orthodontist who instilled in me the foundation for orthodontic assisting. After moving to Florida, I pursued a career on that foundation that has lead me through 23 years in the field. I started working for Dr. Tinsworth in 1999 and it’s been a lot of fun! My favorite part of my job is not only being part of creating a beautiful smile, but watching as patients evolve through treatment and gain confidence.

I have been married to my husband Chris since 1996, and we have a daughter, Miranda, and two kitties, Sox and Miss Kitty. I have been very blessed with an amazing family and friends. As a family, we enjoy going to Disney World, cheering on the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins, and going to the beach. I am proud to be a Girl Scout Leader for my daughter’s troop and donate time in the community where it is needed.



Scheduling and Insurance Coordinator

I have been in the dental field since 2005. I became a part of the Tinsworth Orthodontics team in the summer of 2013 as a certified dental/orthodontic assistant with expanded functions, and I’m also a specialist in dental insurance. Our patients can rely on my experience and knowledge to ensure they receive the most from their insurance benefit. I love to interact with our patients and see them smile!

On top of working full-time here at our office, I also attend college full-time to further my education. I have a beautiful daughter who keeps me very busy. I enjoy singing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.



Clinical Assistant

My job entails of many different things, including taking diagnostic records, preparing paperwork and materials, and assisting Dr. Tinsworth in the clinic. I am proud to work next to a doctor with such extensive experience. The best part of my job is that I have the benefit working in a state-of-the art office that both the staff and all of our patients enjoy. I also love seeing brighter smiles when patients get their braces off!

Outside the office, I enjoy hanging out with my son, playing sports, and spending quality time with my family.



Certified Orthodontic Assistant / Lab Tech

My job consists of many jobs rolled into one. I try to be Dr. Tinsworth’s right hand and backup with patient care, and also work in the lab to create our patients’ appliances. We work together as a team to be thorough and efficient for the patient and the practice. I have worked with this team since 2001 and consider them to be family, not just co-workers. We treat our patients as if treating family and we welcome and encourage them to come to us for any and all issues or questions.

I am married with three children and five wonderful grandchildren. My favorite thing is having my grandchildren over for fun, sleepovers, and family get-togethers. I am also an active volunteer at my church and in the community.



Marketing / Professional Relations

I am a Manatee County native and began working with Tinsworth Orthodontics in the summer of 2000 as a treatment coordinator. In 2011, after staying home to raise my two young children, I took on the creative and fun position of professional relations and marketing coordinator. It is my job to brand and promote Tinsworth Orthodontics in the community. Since I work with the most knowledgeable and experienced orthodontist and staff in Manatee County, it’s pretty easy!

Having grown up on Anna Maria Island, I enjoy going to the beach, boating, camping, and traveling with my family.