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Meet the Artists Behind the Smiles!

We are very lucky to have such a friendly, dedicated, and highly experienced team. In fact, we are confident that we have the most experienced orthodontic staff in Bismarck. But at Warford Orthodontics our work is about much more than braces or Invisalign, it is about YOU the Patient. Get to know some of the highly skilled and always good-humored people who are honored to work with your smile!:)

Chasity Cattanach

Director of First Impressions


 Director of First Impressions since 2015

What are your Daily job activities?   
A typical day for me is scheduling, answering phones, greeting everyone, and many other different office tasks.

How about life outside the office?
I got married in June. My favorite foods are pizza, German foods, and pretty much any kind of soup. I LOVE Greys Anatomy (I watched all the seasons on Netflix at least 3 times). In my free time I like being outside, riding horse, camping, and boating.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I absolutely love working here! It’s amazing to see Patients every day and get to know them, I love talking with them.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
It’s really fun to meet Patients at their initial consultation, but the best is to see how bright their smiles are when they finish their treatment!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Our great doctors and staff. We have such a warm, upbeat atmosphere. You can really tell that everyone cares and loves what they do.



Jennifer Patera

Director of Smile Transformation


Director of Smile Transformation

Daily Job Duties:  I have the pleasure of meeting all our patients first hand and in welcoming them our Warford Orthodontics Family!  I coordinate the initial consultation appointment and help our Patients begin their exciting orthodontic transformation!

How about life outside of the office:  I am truly blessed and have 6 amazing children who help keep myself and my incredibly handsome husband young!!  We are always on the go with school and extracurricular activities such as volleyball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, track and cross country…oh and 3 kids in band!!  We love to be together especially those days we can be at home with just us and have nothing to do, they are few and far apart but we sure do cherish them!!

What is your favorite part of working at Orthodontics:  I love every aspect of Warford Orthodontics! No really! From the second you walk in the door, the energy is very special and we have many people comment on that. We have the best staff that you will ever find and a doctor who cares at every level. You know that you are in the best possible care when you are here!  I’m grateful I get to see the transform smiles and lives, like Dr. John says, “It’s about more than the teeth.”

Heart felt Stories: When I see a person and in their consult, I hear them say that they have never thought they would ever be able to change their smile or they have been told that it’s not possible. By the end of their consult they realize that their assumptions and concerns have been made clear and they feel so much better.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different:  Experience matters. The experience our Patients have in our office, as well as the experience of our Team to make the life changing smile transformations.


Hannah Wolf

Director of Patient Experience


Director of Patient Experience

What are your Daily job activities?   
As you can expect, every day is different. I assist Patients with scheduling their appointments, setting up new Patient consultations, assist with the Patient flow, mailing out Invisalign to our many Patients from out of town and many other office tasks.

How about life outside the office?
I’m married and we have a daughter that keeps us very busy. We love to be outside and spending time with our pets. I grew up on a ranch, so that is still very much a part of our lives. We enjoy working cattle and seeing all the new calves in February and March. My favorite shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
The team is amazing. We care about each other and our Patients. We want to help everyone have a great day and see those beautiful smiles!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
The exceptional experience that the team and Dr. John create for Patients.


Brekka Schultz

Grin Booster


Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 2009

Daily Job Activities: I assist the doctors in adding, removing and adjusting braces. I also assist in taking x-rays, photos and impressions, and help keep the office clean and the instruments sterilized. Invisalign has become a big part of our office, and I take iTero scans, add attachments, insert aligners, and assist with checkups. Patient education and answering questions, updating the Patient chart notes and scheduling appointments is also a big part of my day, as well ascorrespondence with other offices or the Invisalign lab. Working with a Patient in my chair is my favorite, but there is a lot of behind the scenes work that is done at all times too!

How about life outside of work? I’m a Country girl, but can’t get enough Jimmy Buffett! I love Nicholas Sparks’ books and his movies! My favorite foods are steak, garden peas and almost any kind of dessert. I have one daughter age 1 and due with #2 in February! No pets at our house, but grew up on a ranch surrounded by animals and would love to have pets again when our children are older, for now grandma and grandpas will do! I love to do craft projects or redo furniture when I catch a free moment!

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics? I love seeing the before and after photos and noticing the change in our Patients confidence as their smiles improve. Some of the things we accomplish still amazes me even after over 5 years. Getting to know our Patients and their families during their treatment is my personal favorite. Making a Patient feel comfortable and at home in our office makes me feel like we are doing our job well , and accomplishing more than just the great smile they leave with!

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?  Too many to pick just one, but I love when a new, young, nervous Patient turns into a confident ball of fire by the end of their treatment. Watching them grow is amazing! I also love hearing the stories from our adult Patients who are FINALLY doing treatment and the excitement and gratefulness they express makes our job all worth it.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different? Staff experience and care. I feel we are all knowledgeable in the dental field and we accompany that with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.


Kathy Kruckenberg

Smile Stability Specialist


Lab Tech, Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 1985

Daily Job Activities: Pouring models and fabricating Invisalign Retainers, and sometimes resetting teeth before making the retainer.

How about life outside of work? I have many hobbies including teaching aerobics, biking, cross country skiing, and walking my three Newfoundland dogs. I like to eat fruits and veggies and my favorite drink is Diet Cherry Coke. For entertainment I love true story movies and listening to Rock and Roll and a little country rock.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics? I love work. I love constantly being busy and doing things with my hands. What makes me tick is knowing I do a good job and pleasing not just the Patients but also Dr. John.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?  When a Patient had her braces removed, she was missing a cuspid and I made a pontic retainer for her. She got tears in her eyes because she could not believe how real it looked to have that tooth in her mouth.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different? The friendly staff! They are always willing to help the Patients and work around their schedules to accommodate them. There are fun things for the Patients to do inside and outside of office. And the complimentary X-rays, exams and second set of retainers set us apart as well.


Nancy Berger

Champion Wire Wrestler


Certified Orthodontic Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 1975

Daily Job Activities: I am involved in Patient care. And I am in charge of ordering all supplies for the office.

How about life outside of work? I enjoy being with my two children and four grandchildren. My favorite movie is “Sound Of Music”!

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics? I love the work. Especially seeing the excitement in Patients when we remove brackets, and to see how happy they are with transformation of their smile.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?  When you have two or more kids or parents from the same family, it is fun getting to know them through the years.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different? The experience of our doctors and staff. Also, our Patients are not just another person, they are treated as we would treat a family member.

Karley Wahl

Extreme Smile Specialist


Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 2013

Daily Job Activities: There is a lot we do in one day, from normal braces to Invisalign. We do a lot with sterilizing and many different things throughout the whole office.

How about life outside of work? I share my home with a dachshund hound named Libby. My favorite food is strudel with cream and potatoes (it’s a German dish). I like to watch Gray’s Anatomy and listen to country music. In my free time I like to be doing anything outdoors like hunting, fishing or just being out on the lake – either relaxing on the boat or water skiing. In the winter I enjoy snowboarding as well.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics? I love working here. What makes me tick is just seeing the Patients change through treatment. When they come in,  you can tell that some of them are really unsure about their smile. Then at the end of treatment they love their new smile and love showing it off. I love just knowing I helped to change that!

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?  I still love the time that Denise lost her glasses and we looked and looked for them and we finally found them, they were on the face of her Patient! We all still laugh about that story to this day.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different? We have on call on the weekends so we are always here to help you out. We are also an Invisalign Elite Provider.


Deana Mack

Director of Investment Accountability


Director of Investment Accountability

Daily Job Duties: I help Patients and families make their smile transformation dream a reality. I help maximize insurance benefits and partner to make the investment as affordable as possible.

What Makes You Tick at Warford Orthodontics? : I show up, I listen, I laugh, I try to be a good friend.  I try to enjoy each & every day.

Life Outside of Work: My kids are very involved with both academics & athletics right now.  They keep us busy attending their events, and watching them play a variety of sports – mainly Track, Basketball & Cross Country.  My husband &  I really enjoy traveling.  I love reading, boating, and walking when I get a chance.  I am also a huge classic rock & Motown fan.

What Makes WO Different: You will find a team that is truly dedicated to providing world class customer service.  I have been working in healthcare for close to 30 years now, and their commitment to quality is obvious in everything they do.  I have never experienced a team like this that has such a great balance of quality of care, and yet still provides a very fun atmosphere for both Patients and staff.

Makiah Hamre

 Smile Transformation Artist

Smile Transformation Artist

What are your Daily job activities?   

Between scanning, doing Invisalign starts, adding attachments, helping keep up with sterilization, and whatever else needs to be done, it’s always a busy and exciting day.

How about life outside the office?
I am a happily married farmer’s wife. I love the quiet and peacefulness of living in the country. Some of my favorite days are when it’s raining outside, when I can wrap up in a blanket with a bowl of popcorn and a movie. Popcorn is defiantly at the top of my list for favorite snacks! I also have a passion for photography. My camera goes almost everywhere with me. I love getting out and exploring new places with it. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything pumpkin spice, sweaters, and the beautiful colors of the leaves. Along with fall comes hunting season. I love getting out to sit in a tree stand or in a blind.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?

I love seeing the glow of happiness our Patients have knowing their smile is becoming perfect! With access to the latest technology we are even able to show our Patients what their end result will look like before they even begin treatment. Seeing the excitement in their eyes, in awe of the transformation that can be made, makes me love my job more and more.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
The friendliness and professionalism of the staff stands out from anywhere else. You can feel the happiness and energy everyone always has. I love working in an environment where the goal is to make each person’s day a little better than when they came in. It ends up making my day better too! EMPTY-PNG

Kierra Walker

Princess of Clean

Princess of Clean

What are your daily job activities?

My job is to keep everything clean and sterilized as well as moving efficiently in “the circle” so our Patients can have an Astonishing Experience!.

How about life outside the office?

I have three siblings and my favorite season is fall because of the pretty leaves and pumpkin spice lattes!  I enjoy going for walks and riding bike outdoors.  In my free time I like cooking for my family, sewing, and quilting.  My favorite meal is Syrian Style Rice and Beans.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?

I like to watch the patient’s teeth transform into a beautiful smile that boosts their self-confidence, I’m a former Patient myself, and know the difference it can make!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?

Warford Orthodontics is different because it has an exceedingly friendly atmosphere and the best Invisalign treatment you’ll find for hundreds of miles in any direction.

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1145 West Turnpike Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501







Warford Orthodontics 1145 West Turnpike Avenue Bismarck, ND 58554