It truly takes a team effort to provide the best orthodontic care in East Tennessee and we have the best team to take care of you and your family. You will always feel welcomed from the 1st phone call to your last retainer checkup and will be taken care of until you have the inspiring smile you always dreamed about. We don’t just stop there either. Ask us about our Treatment Guarantee. Find out a little more about our amazing team below and come meet these orthodontic Rockstars in-person.
Hi everybody! My name is Raelee Jones. Growing up I had a lot of work done in my mouth and I very quickly grew a passion for teeth, specifically orthodontics. As much as I love my job, I also love spending time with my friends, family and especially my aussiedoodle Millie:) I love to travel, especially to the beach, but these TN mountains will always be home to me. I truly believe you're never fully dressed without a smile and I look forward to getting to know every patient and making their smile the best it can be!
Hi, my name is Chelsea Ray and I am the insurance and financial coordinator here at East TN Orthodontics. Before working here I was a patient myself and was able to experience what having a beautiful smile feels like. I was lucky enough to land a job here and love what I do!
Outside of the office I spend all my time raising my two daughters. We enjoy being outside and going on adventures, but on Saturdays you can always find us at the race track.
Hey all! My name is Amanda and I'm one of the scheduling coordinators here at ETO! My children received such excellent care while undergoing their orthodontic journey with ETO, I knew I wanted to be a part of that journey for others.
I love spending time with my family and watching sports (any kind) but my favorite is baseball and soccer and I love to workout with my CrossFit family in Clinton!
Hello! My name Makenna Atkins! I’m excited to start my career as an orthodontic assistant here at East Tennessee Orthodontics. I grew up in Farragut, Tennessee. I had a fantastic experience with orthodontics growing up which lead me to my love for my job today! In my spare time I enjoy working on my car and going to car meets. I’m not shy and can’t wait to get to know all our wonderful patients!
Hey my name is Leigh Nguyen, I've been in the field of dentistry since 2008. I'm married with four children,three boys one girl; Birmingham is my hometown. I'm half Sicilian and I value family and tradition. I'm very passionate about my career and making a difference in my patients lives. I'm so excited to be here at ETO and be apart of changing your smiles!
Hello! My name is Sara Lester and I've been in the dental field since 2002. I'm an ETO's Treatment Coordinator and love meeting our new patients and working with them to begin their orthodontic treatment.
I'm married with 2 children. I grew up in Northeastern Ohio and moved to Knoxville in 2006. I love East TN and am proud to call it my home. In my free time I love to be outdoors and spend time with my family.
Felicia Van Asten
Greetings! My name is Felicia Van Asten and I have been an Orthodontic Technician since 1985. I grew up in East Tennessee, but lived in South Florida for 30+ years, where I raised 3 children. I have 2 daughters and 1 son (all grown) and 2 precious grandsons! As I empty-nested, I moved back to God’s Country...AKA East Tennessee...to be with family and lifetime friends. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, doing home improvements, shopping, and, of course, FaceTiming my grandsons!
I am excited to be here at East Tennessee Orthodontics! I am looking forward to getting to know all of our wonderful patients and being a part of creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Trisler is such an intelligent and dedicated Orthodontist and I am proud to assist him in improving lives all over East Tennessee!
Hi, I'm Kelly, Dr. Trisler's wife. Both Dr. T and I are originally from the Atlanta area, but we are so excited to make Oak Ridge our home! When I'm not wrangling our three kids some of my favorite things to do include helping to do things for the office (of course!), dancing, repurposing furniture, crafting, and making makeup tutorials. We also have 2 golden doodles that have lots of energy and need lots of attention.
Hey y'all! My name is Mercy Sutliff. I've been working in the orthodontic field for almost 4 years. Orthodontics has a special place in my heat because my younger bother had a cleft lip and palate and seeing how much confidence he gained through having his smile improved with braces made me absolutely fall in love with what orthodontics can do for patients.
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, playing volleyball, walking in the park, and cooking anything and everything! I'm so excited to be part of the ETO team and be able to work with Dr. Trisler to create beautiful confident smiles. I can't wait to get to know all of our wonderful patients.
Hola! My name is Cindy Silva and I am the front desk coordinator here at East TN Orthodontics. I was born in Los Angeles, California but have lived in Oak Ridge since I was 7 years old. I received my General Associates degree from Pellissippi State Community College in April and will be graduating from Dental Staff School in August. If I’m not at work I’m either spending time with my family and friends, or shopping. I look forward to watching how a beautiful smile can change our patients' lives!