“I absolutely could not have asked for a better Dr. and staff—they are always very friendly and helpful and are like family to me now!” -Lori H.

Helm Orthodontics staff

You’ve heard the saying, “people don’t care how much you know; they want to know how much you care.” Our experienced and friendly orthodontic team believes this is true! Whether answering your questions, chatting about life, or offering a warm cup of coffee, we’ll treat you like family every time you are in our orthodontic office in Denver, Colorado. That’s a promise! With us, it’s about more than just teeth—it’s personal. We want to be on a first name basis with you, so check out our team member profiles below and get to know us! We can’t wait to hear from you!


Abby: Practice Manager/Financial Coordinator

Abby has been part of the Helm Orthodontics team since its inception in 2010. With over a decade of dental office management experience, she is an expert at helping families with their financial or insurance questions and concerns. You will notice Abby’s caring and upbeat spirit when you walk through our door, and she has knack for making you feel right at home. Abby is a true Colorado native—born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She absolutely loves being “mom” to her three young children.


Karina: New Patient Coordinator (Bilingual)

Karina has been a part of our team since 2019, but has many years of experience in orthodontics. This has allowed her to learn all areas of the orthodontic practice, such as front desk, insurance, clinical assisting, and working with new patients. This experience makes her a valuable resource to help new patients through the process of starting orthodontic treatment. Karina is a natural at making you feel comfortable at your first visit and an expert at figuring out ways to make orthodontic treatment affordable for you. What makes her so good at what she does is the fact that she is a mother herself, so she understands the challenges and sacrifices that parents face.

Amber: Scheduling Coordinator

Amber has been the friendly face and voice at the Helm Orthodontics front desk since 2018. When you are in the office, you will experience her contagious smile and laughter that will have you laughing with her before you leave! From answering the phones to scheduling your appointments and everything in between, Amber will go the extra mile to make every aspect of your experience in our office enjoyable! What she loves most about Helm Orthodontics is getting to know what each patient is up to outside of the office, whether they participate in sports or are the class president. Amber is mother to 2 young children that light up her life and keep her busy.

Dr. Helm’s clinical assisting team will help him with every step of creating your smile. You will work with Dr. Helm and one of his assistants at each of your appointments. All of his assistants are highly skilled and knowledgeable about the ins and outs of your orthodontic treatment, and will keep you informed every step of the way. They take pride in their work, and are inspired by the beautiful smiles they are able to help Dr. Helm achieve for our patients. Each of them love the relationships they are able to build with our patients and their families.

Mariela: Orthodontic Assistant (Bilingual)

Mariela has been a part of our team since 2017. She graduated from Heritage College Dental Assisting program. Mariela loves watching her patients’ smile transform every visit and is known for her positive attitude and outstanding communication with patients and parents. She loves spending time with her husband, her spontaneous little girl, and her dog, Rocky.

Melisa: Orthodontic Assistant (Bilingual)

Melisa has been a part of our team since 2018. She grew up in Denver and graduated from the Colorado School of Dental Assisting. Melisa loves getting to know her patients and seeing their happiness once they’ve reached the finish line of their treatment. She is best known for remembering every one of her patients and building relationships with them all. Melisa loves being “mom” to her baby boy and her two fur babies, Lyla and Buzz.

Monica: Orthodontic Assistant (Bilingual)

Monica has been a part of our team since 2020. She is always willing to go above and beyond to see patients happy. Once you get to know her, you will learn she likes to crack jokes and keep things fun. Monica enjoys training, working out, and spending time with her fiancé.

Nallely: Records/Sterilization Tech (Bilingual)

Nallely has been a part of our team since 2020. She is our cleaning expert, and truly loves to clean! She helps our clinical team maintain the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection. Nallely has also become an expert at taking photos, x-rays, and digital scanning (she is thankful no more goopy impressions!). Nallely loves spending time with her family and friends.