A Team that Makes You Smile

At Lititz Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have a healthy smile. Our practice proudly accepts insurance and offers several financing options to make braces a reality for families.

All of our clinical staff have completed additional training and have passed a two-part national certification exam to become Certified Orthodontic Assistants. Each assistant completes additional yearly educational requirements to maintain their certification. This level of training ensures you receive the highest level of care possible.

Tawni Martin - Treatment Coordinator


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
1999

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Dark Wilbur Buds

Favorite Quote:
Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “I’m possible.”

Favorite Vacation Spot:
Rodanthe, NC

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Small town, street lights and the smell of chocolate.

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Top 40

Favorite Movie of All Time:
The Notebook

Favorite Food:
Chocolate cake w/ peanut butter icing

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
The relationships and friendships you develop with patient and parents as well as the finished result - the smile!

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
I think the “whopper” came with the Diet Coke.

A Little Known Fact about Me:
I am a "Gigi" and love spending time with my grandson, Henry.

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Jackie Piersol - Certified Orthodontic Assistant, Clinic Coordinator


Has Been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2000

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Dark Wilbur Buds

Favorite Quote:
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Favorite Vacation Spot:
Haven’t found it yet! I like the “Staycation.”

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
I love all the unique shops!

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
I appreciate all types of music.

Favorite Movie of All Time:
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Favorite Food:
Italian Food

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
Although it’s wonderful to help people have a great smile, I also love the technical side.

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
His love of animals and also when he asks patients at their braces off appointment if we should save them for their younger brother/sister.

A Little Known Fact About Me:
I love to watch the “Lawrence Welk Show.”

Kate Berk - Certified Orthodontic Assistant


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2002

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Wilber Buds

Favorite Quote:
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire; you can’t go anywhere until you change it!”

 

Favorite Vacation Spot:
Avalon, NJ

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Fireworks on the 4th of July in Lititz Springs Park

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Top 40

Favorite Movie of All Time:
“Forrest Gump”

Favorite Food:
Seafood

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
Working with great people and families!

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
“Did we take out the right tooth?” (Joking when he takes out an “easy-to-extract” baby tooth.)

A Little Known Fact about Me:
During the summer, my family and I go boating at Long Level on the Susquehanna River.

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Lori Thedford - Scheduling Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator, Certified Orthodontic Asst.


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2003

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Dark Wilbur Buds

Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world. – Gandhi

Favorite Vacation Spot:
Any Caribbean Island

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Wilbur Chocolate Factory

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Hip Hop/R & B

Favorite Movie of All Time:
What Dreams May Come

Favorite Food:
Indian Cuisine

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
The priceless look on a patient’s face the first time they see their new smile!

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
“I just picked up a new set of pliers at Bomberger’s. I can help you get that tooth out!”

A Little Known Fact about Me:
I am a Mom Mom to five beautiful grand-babies!

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Rachel Zimmerman - Scheduling and Financial Coordinator


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2007

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Julius Sturgis soft pretzels

Favorite Quote:
Whatever you are, be a good one.

Favorite Vacation Spot:
Chincoteague, VA

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
The coffee shops.

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Christian Contemporary

Favorite Movie of All Time:
Give me a book and I'm happy.

Favorite Food:
Dessert

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
The relationships you develop with patients.

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
"Is it OK if we save your braces and use them for your little brother/sister?"

A Little Known Fact about Me:
I love researching new places to travel to.

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Esther F. Liranzo - Orthodontic Assistant


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2014

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Wilbur Buds

Favorite Quote:
We learn from failure not from success!

Favorite Vacation Spot:
The beach, love the one in Dominican Republic.

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Wilbur Chocolate Museum

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Hip Hop/R & B

Favorite Movie of All Time:
Titanic

Favorite Food:
Mexican

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
Love the way teeth can move and see the progress with each patient.

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
Loves to talk about animals with patients.

A Little Known Fact about Me:
I am preparing my wedding for September 2015, so excited. We already got our first house together.

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Missy Christen - Scheduling Coordinator


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2016

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Julius Sturgis Pretzels

Favorite Quote:
Go hard or go home.

Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Lawrence River

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Small town with shopping on Main Street.

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Country

Favorite Movie of All Time:
An Officer and a Gentleman

Favorite Food:
Pickles

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
Making people smile and developing relationships with patients and their family members.

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
I think the “whopper” came with the Diet Coke.

A Little Known Fact about Me:
I love spending long weekends at our cabin with my family.

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Amanda Sperduto - Lab and Sterile Technician

 

Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2018

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Dark Wilbur Buds

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything"

Favorite Vacation Spot:
Philadelphia Historic District

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Small town and great schools

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Hip Hop and R/B

Favorite Movie of All Time:
Jason Bourne movies

Favorite Food:
Vietnamese food

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
Always something new to learn!

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
Those cookes are gluten free, right?

A Little Known Fact about Me:
I am a proud mommy of a smart and sweet 7 year old named Julian

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Katie Hoke - Orthodontic Assistant

Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:
2019

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Freeze & Frizz Ice Cream?
Milk Chocolate Wilbur Buds

Favorite Quote:
Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

Favorite Vacation Spot:
California 

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:
Fire & Ice Festival

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:
Country 

Favorite Movie of All Time:
Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Food:
Mexican Food 

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:
Seeing a patient's smile when they've completed treatment!

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism:
“Is it okay if we just save your big brother/sister's braces for you?” 

A Little Known Fact about Me:
My two babies are my world!  We love being outside and going on adventures.

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Caitlin Michael - Orthodontic Assistant


Has been with Lititz Orthodontics Since:

2019

Wilbur Buds, Julius Sturgis Pretzels, or Ice Cream? 

Fox Meadows Creamery

Favorite Quote: 

'be the change you wish to see in the world " - Gandhi

Favorite Vacation Spot: 

Costa Rica and Indian Shores, Florida

Favorite Thing about Lititz, PA:  

I love a small town feel and Lititz has so many unique shops and restaurants

Country, Top 40 or Hip Hop/R & B:  

TOP 40

Favorite Movie of All Time:  

Any dance movie

Favorite Food:  

Seafood 

Favorite Thing about Working in Orthodontics:  

I love working on the Lititz Ortho team and giving back to our community. I also enjoy working with all of our amazing patients and helping them get the smile of their dreams!  

Favorite Dr. Palasz-ism: (Something you hear me say all the time!)

“I will just keep those braces for your brother/sister if you don’t mind..."

A Little Known Fact about Me:   

I am from Canada and met my husband in Canada while on a snowmobile vacation. I love to dance, when I was younger I danced competitively in highland dance and have a few 1st place medals.

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