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

Becky Renner

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a team member at Pitner Orthodontics for 25 years, and it can only be described as the best job I’ve ever had! I have worked in almost all areas of the practice, and now I get to help our patients by describing their treatment plan and explaining the benefits and beautiful future results. Our patients have always had the confidence to succeed – I just assist them to make a decision and help them choose the right plan for them.

I am blessed with a son, Richie, and my wonderful husband, Rick. I also enjoy life with a very interesting cat named Ron. Ron allows us to live with him!

I love my job and look forward to meeting you. I invite you to come and see us soon!

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.

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

Insurance Coordinator

I am Gail, and I am the insurance coordinator. I have been a part of the Pitner team for two years. I enjoy working with a team who values the needs of our patients and takes pride in doing so. My husband, David, and I live in Columbia with our Cavalier Spaniel, Stormy Gale, whom we adore. I have one son, Jason. I enjoy gardening and riding on the back of my husband’s Harley in our spare time.

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

Front Desk

I have worked for Pitner Orthodontics since 2007. You will see me each time you come in at the front desk or assisting new patients. I love meeting each one of you and meeting new people every day.

I grew up in a small town in Oregon and moved east with my husband and best friend of 33 years. We have two wonderful children and Three beautiful grandsons and 2 beautiful granddaughters. In my spare time, I love to garden, teach Zumba, exercise and spend time with my family.

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 11 years. I have worked at the front desk, as an assistant, and now I am the financial coordinator. I live in Orangeburg and have been married for five years. Together, my husband and I have four children: three daughters, one son and three grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my husband and family, and we love spending time outdoors.

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.

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