Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


When it comes to our patients' appliances, models, and impressions, Carol has it covered! She is our all-around "gofer," and has been with this office since 1977. Carol's favorite part of her job is when she sees patients of all ages smile and gain confidence after orthodontic treatment. The variety of patients, treatments, and staff members makes her days exciting and fun!

Carol is married with a grown daughter and a dog named Emma. She enjoys being outdoors, fishing, working in the yard, and camping.


Jill recently joined us in 2015, bringing with her six years of experience after graduating from NWTC. Her favorite part of her job is the awesome people she works with. Everyone is very nice and fun, and knows just how to make Jill smile!

When she's not at work, Jill enjoys spending time with family and being outside.


As a teenager, Jolene was offered an after-school job by her brother-in-law, Dr. Gilbert Schmidtke. His love for orthodontics was highly contagious and she soon wanted to make a career in this field. Jolene enjoys the interaction with our patients and their families. To her, watching the transformation of not only the teeth but also the patients’ self-confidence is amazing.

In her free time, Jolene enjoys family life with her husband Dan and kids, Gabe and Grace. They love road trips out west to visit relatives in the summer and skiing in the winter. 


Kim has been with our office since 2011 when she graduated with her dental assisting degree. Her favorite part of her job is seeing a patient go from being apprehensive at the beginning of treatment to happy and confident when they see their end results. Kim works so well with the rest of the team and always tries her best to make our patients happy.

When she's not working, Kim spends time with her family and friends, or with her five-year-old chocolate lab, Hubba. She also enjoys playing volleyball and boating in the summer.


Kris graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in 1993 and joined Schmidtke Orthodontics in 2001. She enjoys the one-on-one time she gets to spend with each patient, and loves learning all about them. Kris appreciates every member of our team and loves that each person has a unique personality but are all one big team.

Kris has been married to her husband Bill for 14 years. They have two children, Megan and Ian. The things she enjoys the most are spending time together as a family, going on vacations, and baseball games. Kris also enjoys spending time reading and doing things with her friends and children.


Krista is one of the first people our patients meet when they come to our office. She is responsible for scheduling appointments, answering phones, and making sure our office is organized. She graduated with a degree in medical administration in 2012 and continues to learn something new every day! Krista has a passion in bringing smiles to those around her. If she can make your experience better at our office, she is more than happy to do so!

Krista has three brothers and three nieces, all of whom she adores. On weekends, she spends a lot of time with her family and dog Sophie, the light of her life! Krista recently moved to a different house and has been having a lot of fun redoing furniture and doing "fix it yourself" projects. In the summer, Krista loves to be outside with her dog taking walks while exploring this beautiful world!


Krysti has been a part of Schmidtke Orthodontics since 1997, and has more than 35 years of experience in orthodontics under her belt. She loves the personal interactions with patients and getting to know each unique individual. As our office is a "family affair," Krysti's daughter, Monica, also works here! They have a lot of fun together!

Krysti has been married to Don for 35 years. She has five children, Donny and his wife Angela, Margaret and her husband Nick, Kathleen, Monica, and Thomas. She also enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.  Krysti and Monica score power boat racing most weekends in the summer. Her sons participate as racers and the family helps out as pit crews!


Monica works with many of our new patients to help start them on the path to orthodontics. She researches insurance coverage, takes records, and manages recall exams. Monica started as a sterilization tech part-time while in high school in 2007 and joined this office in 2015 as a full-time assistant. Since she has worked here since she was 16 years old, everyone here is like family to her. Because of this, Monica is confident that every patient walks out of our office with the best care we can possibly provide.

Even though she is young, Monica is kind of an old lady at heart when it comes to hobbies! She likes reading, knitting, and sewing, but most of all, she loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends. In the summer you can find Monica by lakes all over the country, racing and scoring power boats with her family. GO PACK GO!




I loved going to Schmidtke Orthodontics as a child. Now I am bringing my daughter and find it’s still the same great practice. Thank you for providing beautiful smiles for my daughter and I. – Andrea T.
My child had a difficult case. Dr. Schmidtke was sensitive to our concerns and went out of his way to make sure we felt comfortable with the care. – Robert F.
I decided to pursue orthodontics as a 43 year old woman. I admit, at first I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of wearing braces as an adult. The staff at Schmidtke Orthodontics quickly put me at ease with the decision I had made. They took the time at every appointment to explain exactly what was going to be happening. The time flew by and I am so happy I went through with it. My smile looks great and I feel much more confident. – Susan V.
If you’re looking for a top-quality orthodontic experience, I highly recommend Schmidtke Orthodontics. Dr. Schmidtke and his staff are second-to-none. They will have you smiling beautifully, and the friendships you’ll make along the way are truly priceless. – Deb S.