Our Staff


We know that our office is only as effective and welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly, well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive, 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.

Our staff is highly skilled, uniquely trained and strives to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training, multiple certifications and years of experience 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!

Tamara – Scheduling Coordinator
tamara.jpgTamara is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with her X-ray license and is a graduate of IU’s Dental Assisting program. She comes to Nicholson Orthodontics with 24 years of experience in orthodontics. Tamara is married, and they have four children at home. Most of her time off she is busy with the kids sporting events, and she enjoys every minute of it.

Tammy – Office Manager
tammy.jpgTammy has been with Dr. Nicholson since he started 34 years ago. She is X-ray certified and has done many different positions in the office. She enjoys continuing to learn new things to help our office be the best it can be. Tammy is married and has three sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Janice – Treatment Coordinator
janice.jpgJanice has been with Dr. Nicholson since 2003 and is from the Lebanon area. Janice will walk you through all the steps of getting your braces on and is very knowledgeable regarding payment plans and insurance benefits. Janice is married and has two children and four grandsons. She enjoys music, taking small trips on scooters with her husband and friends, and loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Brandi – Orthodontic Assistant
brandi.jpgBrandi is a graduate from the IU Dental Assisting program and is X-ray certified. She worked for Dr. Nicholson years ago and rejoined the team in 2010. Brandi loves to have fun in any situation. Brandi and her husband have two children. They spend a lot of time at ball diamonds, gymnastics, enjoying the outdoors and the Shelby County Humane Society. She has fostered many dogs and their puppies.

Michelle – Orthodontic Assistant
Michelle1.jpgMichelle graduated from Kaplan College with a certificate in dental assisting and is X-ray certified. Michelle’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and getting to know them. She is from the Lebanon area, and many times if Dr. Nicholson is unavailable on evenings and weekends, she is the one on-call. Michelle is married, and they have four children. There is not much free time, but she enjoys having cookouts with family and friends.

Ashley – Orthodontic Assistant
ashley.jpgAshley is a graduate of the IU Dental Assisting program and is X-ray certified. She has worked for Dr. Nicholson since 2008 but has known him all of her life. Ashley is married and has two daughters. She works part-time and enjoys her other days off home with her family.

Taylor – Orthodontic Assistant
Taylor-photo.jpgTaylor is an IU school of dentistry graduate and is X-ray certified. Taylor enjoys IU basketball and reading. She loves working with the patients and seeing the changes in their smiles.

Melissa – Orthodontic Assistant
melissa-photo_resized.jpgMelissa is a 2010 IU School of Dentistry graduate and is X-ray certified. Melissa is married with two sons and enjoys going to their events. Previously, Melissa worked in a periodontal office and is enjoying the fun, upbeat atmosphere of an orthodontic office.

Margy – Marketing Coordinator
Margy-1-.jpgMargy is a graduate of Ball State and was a nurse in the Navy for five years. She has many job descriptions in the office, from filling in for office staff and the Brace Bus driver to running errands. She also does the marketing for the practice. She enjoys meeting the other doctors and their staff, and she knows many of our patients and parents. Margy and Dr. Nicholson have been married since 1984. They have four sons and two daughters-in-law. Margy likes the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.