Our Staff

DDS, Orthodontic Specialist

Dr. Janice Yanni is the owner of Yanni Family Orthodontics, which she established in 2002. Dentistry runs in Dr. Yanni's family -  both her brother and sister are dentists!  Dr. Yanni was born and raised in Ohio.  She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio and her dental degree from Case Western Reserve.  Dr. Yanni completed her postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh.  She is married to her elementary school sweetheart and has three young children.  When she is not working, Dr. Yanni enjoys spending time with her children and her extended family attending sporting events, skiing and baking. 

Dr. Yanni strives to make all of her patients feel comfortable at each of their appointments and throughout the course of treatment.  Dr. Yanni credits her amazing staff with helping her ensure that each patient at YFO, from the youngest to the oldest, receives superior orthodontic care in a friendly, nurturing environment.

Patient Coordinator

My name is Lisa and I am the Patient Coordinator at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I began working here in 2010. I grew up in Belchertown, MA which explains my love for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.   In my spare time (who has that!!), I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping. I also love photography. My best friends would describe me as fun loving, detail oriented and someone they can always come to for honest advice. My husband’s name is Mike, our daughter’s name is Lindsay and we have a Yellow Lab named Marley. I love to vacation at the beach!

Clinical Assistant Supervisor

Laura is a Certified Dental Assistant and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. She also supervises our wonderful clinical staff. Laura has worked at Yanni Family Orthodontics for more than eight years and has helped Dr. Yanni treat thousands of patients during that time. Laura's special talent is giving extra TLC to all of YFO's patients. When not working, Laura loves spending time at the beach and with friends.  Laura's advice to YFO's patients is to not be scared or worried about orthodontic treatment - it is a wonderful thing and the results will make it all worth it in the end!

 

 

Receptionist

My name is Megan and I’m the Front End Supervisor at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I have worked for YFO since 2015. I am a mom to three amazing boys Jonathan, Brendan and Colin. My husband Shaun and I enjoy spending time with them at Cub Scout meetings, Tae Kwon Do practices or my favorite family dinners. We also have a small Chihuahua named Murphy who is the boss of my house. I enjoy taking family vacations to our favorite place, Cape Cod. My friends would describe me as extremely loyal, caring and giving.

Orthodontic Assistant

My name is Kym Jessop and I am a dental assistant at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I began working here in 2015. I like to spend my spare time hanging out with friends, fishing and going out to eat! Especially when it's somewhere new! And when I'm home I love snuggling up with my kitten, Reggie Nelson. :) 

My name is Gabby and I am the Marketing Coordinator at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I began working at YFO in March of 2016. I received my bachelor’s degree in Communications/Sports Journalism with a minor in business and a concentration in marketing. I grew up in Glastonbury, CT and loved every second of it. In my spare time I love being outside, visiting my best friends from college, going to the Cape and spending time with my family. My best friends would describe me as loyal, honest and grounded.

My name is Alyssa and I am a dental assistant at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I began working at YFO in October 2016. I grew up in South Windsor, CT but moved to Georgia in 2008 and lived there until 2016. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and reading. My friends and family would describe me as laid back, goofy and willing to do anything for them. I have three cats and whose names are Ruki, Charlie and Pumpkin. My favorite sports team is the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. My favorite vacation spot would probably be Cozumel, Mexico.

My name is Donna ad I am dental assistant at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I began working here in 2016. In my spare time I enjoy going for walks. My best friends would describe me as caring, friendly aand outgoing. My husband’s name is Rob, our children’s names are Cameron and Kaitlyn. My favorite sports teams are the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots.

My name is Jamie and I have been an assistant at Yanni Family Orthodontics since 2015. I grew up in Loomis, California and I love going back to visit my family. My best friends would probably describe me as spunky and outgoing – I love to make people laugh! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and decorating cakes. My husband’s name is Matthew and my three sons’ names are Lane, Lukas and Ben. I also have a daughter named Anna and two cats, Tucker and Theo. My favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the San Jose Sharks.

My name is Tanya and I am the Financial Coordinator at Yanni Family Orthodontics.  I began working here in 2016.  I am a Western Mass. native.  I enjoy traveling, boating and shopping.  My husband's name is Rob and my two daughters' names are Tanner and Riley.  My favorite sports player is Tom Brady... so I obviously love the Patriots.  My favorite vacation spot is Aruba or anywhere with a beach.  

My name is Courtney and I am a receptionist at Yanni Family Orthodontics. I began working for Dr. Yanni in September of 2016. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My best friends would describe me as loyal and fun to be around. I was born in Springfield, MA and moved to Agawam when I was eight-years-old. My favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics. I like going on spontaneous adventures and get-a-ways.