Orthodontic Staff

Our staff team at the University of Iowa Orthodontics Department contributes greatly to the education and clinical service mission of the department. Staff members support all areas including assisting with patient care along with faculty and residents, attending to the orthodontic business office, coordinating appointment schedules at the front desk and fabricating orthodontic appliances in our laboratory.

Office Staff

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Kendra Fordice

Support Service Specialist

"I grew up in Solon, Iowa and have been apart of the orthodontics department for 1 year. My favorite part of my job is getting to know patients and spending time with my coworkers, residents, and doctors. For fun, I like to go on bike rides in the summer!"

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Sue Wollrab

Primary Administrator

Administrative Services Coordinator

"I grew up in the small town of Kalona, Iowa and now live on a farm south of Riverside, Iowa. The best part of my job is the awesome and talented people that I work with every day. I love spending time with my family and I enjoy repurposing furniture and participating in 2 craft shows each year."

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Sarah Thomann

Support Service Specialist

"I lived in Iowa City till I was in 5th grade, then moved to Riverside where I currently reside. I have been a part of the orthodontics department since September 2019, and I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter for fun!"

Dental Assistants

Clinical dental assistants are a crucial part of our department. These assistants are tasked with assisting faculty with dental procedures and help patients and faculty with treatment.

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Lynzie Attig

"I grew up in the small town of Lone Tree but currently live in Tiffin. I started in the Ortho department in March of 2023. I enjoy spending my time outdoors with my friends, family, and my dog, Nellie."

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Lisa Brenneman

Cleft Clinic Coordinator



"I grew up in Coralville, IA and have lived in the area for all of my life except for a short time in South Carolina. For fun, I really enjoy spending time with my beautiful (and slightly spoiled) dog, Maysie and teaching her new tricks!"

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Kate Callan

"I grew up in Clinton, Iowa and worked as an assistant since Highschool. The best part of my job is chatting with patients, making them feel comfortable and finding ways to make their ortho appointment fun, because we are a fun place!"

Jody Courtney

Jody Courtney

"I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and started ortho in 1994. I enjoy getting to know each of our patients and seeing them gain confidence in themselves by the end of treatment. For fun, I enjoy being outdoors, shopping and spending time with family."

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Holly Ehlts

"I grew up in small town Walford, IA, and have been an orthodontic assistant for 4 years. I just recently joined the U of I College of Dentistry Orthodontics in January of 2023. I enjoy watching patients get excited as their smiles get straighter throughout their braces experience, and for fun I do jigsaw puzzles and spend time with my 2 cats."

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Natalie Gravel

"I grew up in Solon, Iowa and now reside with my family in Anamosa, Iowa. I have been in the Orthodontic department since 2011. My husband Bob and I keep busy with our 3 children: Brielle, 7, Nichole, 6, and Nile, 4.  In the summer we like to spend time near and on the water as much as we can and love to cheer on the Hawks come football and basketball season!"

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Sarah Thomann

"I lived in Iowa City till I was in 5th grade, then moved to Riverside where I currently reside. I have been a part of the orthodontics department since September 2019, and I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter for fun!"

Clinic Clerks

Clinic clerks help schedule appointments and communicate with patients. To schedule a consultation or appointment,

call us at (319)-335-7287 or email us at dent-ortho-clinic@uiowa.edu

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Kim Fordice

"I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and have worked in Orthodontics for almost 40 years. My favorite part of the job is seeing the change in peoples smile and how their personality changes as treatment goes as well as being with wonderful people in the department!"


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Sarah Kopp

"I grew up in Coralville and have been a part of the orthodontics department since May of 2022. My favorite part of my job is the people and in my free time I like to read!"

Lab Staff

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Kendra Bogert-Baird



"I grew up in Drakesville - a very small town of less than 200 people in Southeast Iowa. I have been apart of the orthodontics department for 4 years as of August, 2022. I like the fast pace of work in the lab and using 3D printing technology every day! I also enjoy creating new productivity strategies to improve digital workflows within the Orthodontics department. I earned my BFA from the University of Iowa and my MFA from Utah State University in studio art ceramics. I own a small business making miniature pottery for dollhouses!"

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Steve Luckman

Dental Technician II


"I spent most of my younger years in Fairfield, Iowa. I started working for the University of Iowa COD orthodontics department at the beginning of September 2014; so about 8 years. I get a lot of satisfaction from the work I do when I am told that an appliance I have made worked & fit well; that lets me know that particular appliance will help the patient get through their treatment successfully. In my free time, I really enjoy watching sports, sampling various craft beers, & most of all, playing live music in various ensembles & various genres.  I play mostly percussion, but also guitar & piano.

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Becky Langdon

"I lived in California, until moving to Iowa City in 2018, with my husband, 2 kids, a family friend, & a cat (who was less than enthused about the long car ride). I started my career in Orthodontics in 1990, as a chairside assistant, & was fortunate enough to work in the same office for 28 years, until our move to Iowa. After moving, I continued working as an orthodontic assistant, and a medical receptionist, until joining the UI orthodontic team as a lab tech in March, 2023. I love orthodontics and am excited to begin this next chapter of my career learning about all things ortho lab! I enjoy coming to work and being surrounded by such an awesome team of people who are passionate about their field. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outside, exploring Iowa’s small towns & antique shops, watching documentaries, & reading."