Orthodontist and Chief Clinical Officer
“I love what I do! I am truly passionate about working in harmony with my patients to transform smiles and change lives!” – From Our Orthodontist, Dr. Avey
I believe in making a positive impact on everyone I meet, by treating them with respect and an energetic smile. I believe every specialist needs to exemplify knowledge, skill, judgement, integrity, and compassion, because without any of these, our patients cannot have the very best care. I believe in educating and investing in our community to share the knowledge and experience I have gained over my career. I believe in adopting the best technology available and leveraging digital tools to maximize clinical efficiency and patient comfort. This allows us to be innovative and modern in our approach to orthodontics. I believe in creating stunning, custom-designed smiles that not only enhance facial esthetics, but improve function, stability, and overall oral health. And finally, I believe that I cannot do all this alone. I believe in a true team approach, and I strive to surround myself with the smartest and most caring people so we can all strive towards the same goal.
I am originally from Ontario, Canada and moved to Florida with my family as a young child. I was fortunate to have a great orthodontist when I was growing up and my time orthodontic treatment was positively life-changing. My goal since then has always been to become an orthodontic specialist so that I could share that experience with others.
I attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida for my undergraduate studies and am an avid fan of college sports (Go ‘Noles!). I achieved my bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, and physics. I was also proud to contribute to original genetic research funded by the American Cancer Society.
I received my dental education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was elected to serve as class president and student body president. I graduated at the top of my class and was recognized for my leadership and dedication to the profession with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. I was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
I completed my orthodontic residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. There, I was able to learn from distinguished faculty and gain experience with many cutting edge orthodontic techniques, including mini-implant TADs, accelerated tooth movement, and 3D imaging. Upon graduation, I received my Certificate in Orthodontics, as well as my Master’s degree for my research thesis studying the effects of jaw position on breathing and sleep apnea.
Outside the office, you can find me spending time with my wife, Katie and our amazing kids, James and Juliette. My family is my biggest passion and no success in the world would be worth it without their constant love and support. We love to travel to new places and spend time outside. We enjoy camping, hiking, snow sports, and whitewater rafting. I believe that family is one of the most important aspects of a fulfilled life and I am incredibly excited to build the GoClear Orthodontics family.
April | Treatment Coordinator
I am the Treatment Coordinator here at GoClear Orthodontics. In January I will have 13 years of orthodontic experience under my belt. Helping create beautiful smiles everyday does not feel like work to me because I love doing it! I live in Concord with my husband Willie, daughter Olivia, father–in–law Ed, and pit bull Crix. Although, out of the 4, I can’t say who is more spoiled! When I’m not making people smile, you’ll find me at my hideaway in the mountains of Georgia, out on the lake, or cruising down the highway on a motorcycle with my husband!
Jacqui | Office Manager
I am the Office Manager for GoClear Orthodontics! I am a mom, wife, and undoubtedly dedicated to my dental career. I have a master’s in computer technology, which gave me a stepping stone into healthcare since everything is constantly changing and I love to stay ahead. Having been in dentistry for over 10 years now, I have worked my way up from assistant, to office manager, and now to regional manager. I am an avid animal lover, having 4 dogs and 2 horses of my own. I love the outdoors and going hiking. In the summer, I am always looking to get to the beach as it feeds my desire to travel… anywhere new to explore is where I am going!
Sam | Operations Manager
More often referred to as “Sam”, I am the Operations Manager of the GoClear Family. In the dental world for the past decade, I know the ins and outs of how to run and operate a successful practice. Patient care has always remained my highest priority! And, it’s easy to go to work when you truly value the relationships you have with your #GoClearFam (staff and patients).
I am married to my wonderful and supportive husband Rick; and we are the proud parents of our beautiful daughter, Alyssa (21), who is a student residing in Georgia. Rick and I share our home outside of Charlotte with our lovable rescue chihuahua, Luna (6 in human years). In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, traveling (especially to the north Georgia mountains), music, gardening, home improvements/interior design and serving the community.