Meet the Team

We work for smiles.

About our team.

Our team is committed to excellence in every aspect of orthodontic treatment. They strive to provide excellent customer service so that fitting your orthodontic care into your busy lifestyle is as easy and stress-free as possible. They are always available to answer any questions you may have and take pride in being friendly, approachable and honest.

Dr. Alison Mantel, Orthodontist

An Inspired Practice

Dr. Mantel chose to become an orthodontist because of her passion for helping people change and improve their lives, including their aesthetics. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care and service to each and every one of her patients.

Seeing friendly and familiar faces every day inspires Dr. Mantel to come to work, and she loves to do so. Getting to know patients and their families and maintaining relationships with them over the years is a true joy for Dr. Mantel.

Education and Advanced Degree

Dr. Mantel has always had an eye for detail and aesthetics, as well as a fascination with science. She studied fine arts, molecular and cellular biology, and psychology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Mantel then attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, where she earned a Doctor of Dental Science and graduated first in her class. Furthering her education, Dr. Mantel obtained a Master of Science degree from the Marquette orthodontics program.


Professional Memberships
Outside the Office

Dr. Mantel is originally from Appleton, WI, and moved to the Cedarburg area with her husband, Chris, after dental school. They have three children—Isaac, Everett and Ayla—and a Poochon pup named Hilo. Their family can be seen outside every month of the year on bikes, skis, snowshoes and more. In the few moments that Dr. Mantel finds alone, she enjoys painting, crafting and reading. Volunteering with children in hospitals and at community events is what initially motivated Dr. Mantel to pursue a career in orthodontics and her passion for this will always continue to be integrated in both her work and personal life. She loves living in such a healthy and caring community and works hard to contribute to this philosophy. Mantel Orthodontics supports the Cedarburg Junior Women’s Club, the Cedarburg Track Club, the Cedarburg Education Foundation, the Cedarburg Athletic Booster Club, the Cedarburg Public Library, Northshore United Soccer Club, and many other organizations in the area.

Kara, Office Manager

Kara has had a passion for dentistry since attending an Oral Surgery seminar at Mayo Medical College during high school. Kara has held a successful career in the dental field since 2000. She started her career as a dental assistant, then moved on to work in dental insurance management. During her career, Kara has built a great understanding of insurance requirements and guidelines. Throughout the years and different roles, Kara has enjoyed being able to help patients improve their oral health. She enjoys getting to know each patient and watching them grow throughout their treatment. Kara lives in Grafton with her wonderful husband and two beautiful girls. She enjoys being outdoors, running, biking and getting lost in a great book.

Ashley, Receptionist

Ashley currently lives in Grafton with her husband, two kids and her Goldendoodle. Ashley believes that a smile can go a long way and looks forward to seeing your happy, smiling face walk through the door each day. When she is not at work, Ashley can be found spending time with her family either relaxing and playing at home or reading a good book.

Gemma, Receptionist

Gemma is originally from England and has traveled widely before making a home in Cedarburg. New to the area, she enjoys learning about the Wisconsin lifestyle with her husband and three boys. Happy to help local families achieve brighter, more confident smiles, Gemma is pleased to serve Mantel Orthodontics’ patients in a friendly and caring manner. In her free time, Gemma loves to paint (pet and house portraits), travel to new places, cheer on her boys at the pool and on the soccer field, go for a walk downtown, spend time with family and friends, and cozy-up on the couch with a book, a cat, and a nice cup of (English) tea.

Brooke, Treatment Coordinator

Brooke is a Cedarburg native and ecstatic to be Mantel Orthodontics’ Treatment Coordinator. Being able to help patients achieve beautiful smiles is something she very passionate about. The excitement and happiness that patients bring throughout treatment is contagious, and the reason why she loves it at Mantel Orthodontics. Outside of the office, Brooke enjoys any adventure that comes her way, whether it be traveling, trying new sports or testing new recipes in the kitchen.

Heather B. “Busby”, Orthodontic Assistant

Heather was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she now resides in Cedarburg with her husband and two awesome boys. Heather has been a 4K teacher’s assistant at Crossroads Christian Preschool before working at Mantel Orthodontics, and enjoys working with young children. At Mantel Orthodontics, Heather enjoys getting to know patients and loves seeing their smiles transform. In her free time, Heather enjoys decorating, gardening, trying new recipes and watching movies.

Whitney, Orthodontic Assistant

Whitney has been an orthodontic assistant for seven years. She loves working with and getting to know all of the patients, especially the kids! Seeing the amazement and delight that a new beautiful smile brings people makes her job so rewarding. In her free time, Whitney loves to play music with her husband, snowboard, watercolor, and give back to the community by volunteering.

Janice, Orthodontic Assistant

Janice was born and raised in Iowa and became a native to Wisconsin after she married her husband. She’s really enjoyed building friendships with both adults and children in orthodontics since she began in 1997 and is very happy to be a part of Dr. Mantel’s wonderful team. Janice loves the way patients feel when they see progress during their treatment and when their braces come off, the smile they have after achieving mutual goals is totally worthwhile. In her free time she loves walking her dog, enjoying a good cup of coffee, gardening and baking. She especially enjoys spending time outdoors with her son and husband, whether it be hiking, biking, sitting around a campfire or kayaking.

Erin, Orthodontic Assistant

Erin discovered her passion for dentistry a few years ago and has never looked back.  She enjoys being an orthodontic assistant as she loves building relationships with patients and their families and seeing how happy they are after their treatment is complete.  She is a Wisconsin native and has lived in all parts of the state, but now calls Port Washington home where she lives with her husband, son and daughter.  Outside of work, Erin enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants and shops in the Milwaukee area, and spending time with her family and their dog.

Brittney, Lab Technician

Brittney is originally from West Bend, but currently resides in Cascade with her wonderful husband and amazing son. As a laboratory technician, she enjoys being part of the process in making a person’s bite function and smile better. In her free time, Brittney loves being outside, along with playing and spending time with her husband and son.