The Pitner Orthodontics Team

Dr. Leslie Pitner has put together the top team in orthodontics in the Carolinas! Every person at Pitner Orthodontics has a passion for helping you to achieve your best smile while enjoying a great time in our office. From the day you first open the door to our practice to the day your treatment is complete, you will be greeted as a friend and spend time with a team of people dedicated to making your day better. From making your appointments to tracking down all of your insurance benefits, our office staff is focused on making the process as smooth and convenient as possible. Our clinical staff has over 50 years of experience (and no – we aren’t that old!). We take pride in making every visit easy and fun.

Our Team

Brittany Litteral

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been with Pitner Orthodontics as an assistant since 2012. I was here in 2011, for a short internship, and absolutely loved it! I live in Lexington with my husband, Elliott and our daughter Paisley and a Maltipoo, Callie; and our Lab named Tank.

Cheri McClardy

Appointment Coordinator

Courtney Rauch

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been an orthodontic assistant at Pitner Orthodontics since 2005. I had braces with Dr. John Pitner as a teenager and always wanted to be a part of helping people achieve beautiful smiles. I grew up and still live in Chapin with my husband, Karl; daughter, Riley Rae; and a son Reid. We have a Boykin Spaniel, Jasmine, who we love dearly. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors. On the weekends, you may find Karl and I out hunting for deer.

Gail Branham

Office Manager and Insurance Coordinator

I am Gail and I am the Office Manager and Insurance Coordinator.  I have been a part of the Pitner team for six years  I have one son Jason and a granddad Ferguson. My free time is spent getting together with friends and family and I enjoy going out on the lake. What makes Pitner Orthodontics unique is that we offer our patients every option in orthodontics along with the latest technology.  But it isn’t just the technology – we care about our patients and consider each of them family.

Jenn Cartrette Strickland

Patient Records, Marketing & Community Outreach

Everyone calls me Jenn, and I have been with Pitner Orthodontics since 2010. I will work with you when you first come in so that we can complete your diagnostic records before you begin in braces. I also coordinate marketing and community outreach for the practice. I have been in the orthodontic field for over 20 years, working in South Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina and south Florida. I am also a massage therapist and specialize in dental TMJ massage.

I have a wonderful husband, Brian, and a little girl named Pippa Mae. We enjoy travel and seeing live music. I love to work with our patients to help them achieve the smile they want and deserve. You will see me a lot in the community at parades, school events and sporting events. Smile big and smile often – I hope to meet you soon!

JoAnn Uhl

Treatment Coordinator

I have worked at Pitner Orthodontics for 11 years.  I am the Treatment Coordinator, so at your first visit,  you will see me along with Dr. Pitner. I love being able to meet new patients everyday. I pride myself in making sure you or your child are leaving our office with a full knowledge of your treatment plan.

In my free time, I teach dance and Zumba classes at our local YMCA. I also love to work in my yard. But my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. I have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and my husband Bill of 35 years.  I orginally grew up in Oregon, but South Carolina has been my home for more than 30 years.

I think what sets us apart at Pitner Orthodontics is our love for working with people and the love of what we do here – creating new and beautiful smiles.

Kat Barr

Orthodontic Assistant

I’m Kat, and I have been a part of Pitner Orthodontics since 2006. My family and I moved here from Arkansas and took an “extended vacation” back to Arkansas in 2010. We are now back in South Carolina and loving it! I have been an orthodontic assistant since 2000. I love having the opportunity to be a part of such a life-changing experience. After all, a smile is worth a thousand words.

Melissa Snipes

Financial Coordinator

My name is Melissa and I have been with Pitner Orthodontics for 18 years. I have worked at the front desk, as an assistant, and now I am the financial coordinator. My husband and I live in Orangeburg. Together we and I have four children: three daughters, one son and six grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband and family, and we love spending time outdoors.  I love that at Pitner Orthodontics that we are an all female practice offering over a hundred years of combined experience in orthodontics.

Meredith Norris

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been working with Pitner Orthodontics as an assistant since 1995. I love working with our patients. It is amazing to see how a smile can change someone! I live in Ballantine with my husband, Mark, and our son, Cooper. We love spending time as a family and playing with our Golden Lab Gracie and Miniature Dachshund Fin.

Merry Anna Cates

Orthodontic Assistant

Suzette Graham

Appointment Coordinator

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