Meet the Team

Our team is truly top notch! We strive to make our patients feel special at every visit. Our goal is to give each patient friendly and personalized attention, and every effort is made to attend to your needs in a caring and timely manner. Though we take our work very seriously, we pride ourselves on creating a fun and upbeat atmosphere for everyone. We invite you to come in and see how much fun orthodontics can be! When you become a patient in our office, you become a part of our Bel Air Orthodontics family.


Hi, I'm Katie! As a certified orthodontic assistant, I'm part of the clinical team that will help create your new smile. I assist Dr. Godwin with patient care, perform lab work, and do whatever I can to keep patients smiling. There is never a dull moment in our office. We are always trying to make things fun and interesting, and I get to learn something new every day. I believe that a beautiful smile can be life changing, and I'm proud to be part of a team that creates amazing smiles every day.

At home, I take care of several fur babies, one being a crazy rotti doodle. I try my best to live the life I love, and love the life I live!

Katie – Orthodontic Assistant


Hello, I'm a certified orthodontic assistant here at Bel Air Orthodontics. As part of the clinical team, I assist Dr. Godwin with braces placement, diagnostic records and doing everything we can to keep our patients happy. I enjoy developing professional relationships with patients by keeping up with current events and taking an interest in their favorite things and activities in their lives.

At home, I have one daughter who is the joy of my life! In my spare time, I love traveling, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Colleen – Orthodontic Assistant


Hello and welcome to our practice! I have had the pleasure of working at Bel Air Orthodontics for over 15 years as both a certified orthodontic assistant and clinical coordinator for the practice. My daily responsibilities include assisting Dr. Godwin with patient care and keeping our clinical and lab areas stocked and running smoothly. I love everything about my job! The best part of my job is getting to know our patients and their families. My goal is to make every patient feel at home here by staying in tune with their school activities, sports events, and family life.

Outside of work, I enjoy quiet country living. I love being surrounded by nature, hiking with my son, and shopping for unique items at local thrift stores and antique shops.

Brandi – Orthodontic Assistant


Hi! I am part of the clinical staff here at Bel Air Orthodontics. As a former patient of Dr. Godwin’s, I learned first-hand how gratifying and life-changing the field of orthodontics can be. After obtaining my dental and orthodontic certifications, I was thrilled join the BAO team. I’m proud to be part of a great team who not only creates incredible smile, but also transforms the lives of so many patients.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hanging out with my friends and taking care of my dog, Oakley. In the past, Oakley and I have won agility competitions at the local Farm Fair.

Natalie – Orthodontic Assistant


Hi there, I am one half of the front desk duo here at Bel Air Orthodontics and one of the first faces you will see when you visit the office. I love making sure our patients feel welcome as they come through the door. Our staff works together as a team to ensure that each and every patient has an amazing experience from beginning to end. The most rewarding part of my day is seeing the transformation of our patients’ smiles and knowing we have made a difference.

My husband, Dave, and I are worship leaders in our church and also have a music ministry outside the church. We have three beautiful daughters, and in October 2020 became first-time grandparents!

Melissa – Scheduling Coordinator


Hi there, and welcome to the BAO family! As the office's Professional Relations Coordinator, I work behind the scenes to coordinate fun activities for patients such as our Teamwork, Tokens, & Treasures program, our Cavity Busters Club, and monthly contests. Other aspects of my position include managing our social media page, maintaining our website, and overseeing community events and sponsorships throughout Harford County. When needed, I support the front desk by answering calls and scheduling appointments. 

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two teenage boys. They keep me busy and on my toes! In my spare time, I like catching up on my favorite shows, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Sara – Professional Relations Coordinator


Hello and welcome to our practice! As a patient services coordinator, I’m here to help our patients work through the paperwork that comes with orthodontic treatment. I work with insurance companies to make sure our patients are getting the most out of their benefits, answer insurance questions, and assist patients and their families with financial arrangements. The best part of my job is helping make a patient's treatment experience a pleasant one.

I am married with two sons and four wonderful grandchildren! I sing in my church choir, including the Living Christmas Tree, and work in our church food pantry. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Helen – Patient Services Representative


Hi, my name is Linda, and I am part of the administrative team. I have been involved in all areas of dental administration for over 30 years. My goal at Bel Air Orthodontics is to facilitate the financial aspect of your care, from processing your dental insurance claims to reviewing financial information during your treatment conference. I enjoy bringing my knowledge and financial guidance to the office and helping patients feel at ease with their financial options.

When I’m not in the office, I can be found with either a book in hand or my hands in the garden! I am blessed to be a member of this orthodontic team that truly works together every day to deliver exceptional care to you and your family.

Linda – Patient Services Representative