Just Orthodontics

Care Team

We have an extremely friendly and accesible staff! Most of us have been working for Dr. Just for over 5 years and almost all of us have had orthodontic treatment with Dr. Just. We know orthodontics from both ends, you might say! Click here to see our care team values.

Julie Koeser


A little about me... I was born and raised in the Lakeshore Area. I am married to Don and have 2 grown children, Casey and Kaelyn. When I am not at work I enjoy walking and reading on my Kindle.

I have been a member of the Just Orthodontic team since 1998. I first discovered Just Orthodontics as a “mom” and loved the friendly welcoming atmosphere. I am at the front desk making appointments, taking phone calls and coordinating the financial end of treatment.

My favorite part of orthodontics is seeing the patients beautiful smiles when their braces come off. My husband Don and I live in Two Rivers and you can see us at school, sporting, and community events.I love our community and look forward to meeting you.


Sara Schuh


A little about me:    I was born and raised in Reedsville and moved to Manitowoc in 1998.   My husband Tim and I have 3 children Olivia, Rayna, and Simon. Most of our time is spent exploring all of the fun things this area has to offer. I also enjoy shopping (a lot) and spending time with our extended families.

I have been a part of the Just Orthodontics Team since 1996 and in a dental office since 1988 .  Starting in a general dentistry office as a Dental Assistant. Since starting at Just Orthodontics as a clinical assistant and now moving to the front desk I have been fortunate to work with patients and parents in creating those GORGEOUS Just Orthodontic Smiles! In short, doing what I do and the team I get to do it with is a gift every day.
The thing I love most about orthodontics is how a straight beautiful smile can change someone’s life so much. It is amazing to see the transformation that happens not only to their smile but to the person!


Jackie Sleger

Jackie Sleger is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant who has been part of our practice for the past 6 years.  Jackie has been certified in orthodontics for the past 5 years.  She continues to further her education in technology implemented in the practice. 
Over the past year and a half she has taken courses on the latest technology of SureSmile.  In the past she has worked with the team to study further in the Damon System.  She has attended many lectures based on the care, and comfort for patients.  She is CPR certified and maintains that yearly.

Jackie  QuoteJackie continues to maintain continuing education and achieving a minimum of 12 continuing eduation credits every year.  She has a total of 250 plus hours of further education.  She has spent some of that time at the Gorman Institute studying Temporary Anchorage Devices.  She has also attended the American Association of Orthodontics Annual Session.  Jackie was also certified in Invisaline In 2006.

Jackie enjoys volunteering around the community.  Last year she spent two days volunteering for the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy.  She took her clinical knowledge and past work experience to provide free dental care to thousands of people
around the state.

Jackie is so excited to be helping Dr Just in the newest technology, SureSmile.  She spent time in Dallas, Texas training with the new
Software and learning the process of SureSmile, where she became One of the few certified SureSmile coordinators.   She attended the
SureSmile users conference in Orlando, Florida where she futher advanced in the scanning techniques.

Jackie has been born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  She currently resides in Two Rivers where she enjoys playing with her yellow lab, Wrigley.  She loves to go camping, fishing, hunting and drag racing.

Emily Dirkmann

Emily joined the Just Orthodontic Team as a clinical assistant in 2008. Emily enjoys working chairside and values the commitment Dr. Just has made to her and the team.  Emily feels that she has had more experience in the orthodontic field with Dr. Just’s dedication to have the best and most educated staff.  Emily has completed 200+ hours of continuing education.  She attended the Levin Group Practice Management in Baltimore, Maryland when she had joined the team and learned all the important essentials of working as an orthodontic assistant.

Emily is thrilled to be training for SureSmile, the latest technology in orthodontics.  She was glad to join other team members at their annual session, in Orlando, Florida.  She spent over 20+ hours learning the techniques of the software and the process to insure the best care for her patients.
Emily maintains her CPR certification annually.  She spent time in Chicago learning techniques for achieving the best quality of care Emily's Quote
with the most efficient time for the patients. Emily enjoys volunteering her clinical knowledge to help the community.  She spent one weekend helping people from around the entire state, through the Wisconsin Dental Society’s Mission of Mercy.  She used her skills to assist in creating beautiful healthy smiles to over 1000 patients.

Emily continues to spend time, monthly, doing online training to further her knowledge in orthodontics.  She is planning in the next year to become certified in orthodontics.

Emily loves spending her free time with her family and friends.  She loves playing softball and volleyball throughout the summer.  She is planning on becoming a homeowner, hopefully in the next year.

Teri Carriere

A little bit about me…I was born and raised in Marquette, MI. In 1987 my husband and I moved to Manitowoc. I enjoy watching my two children, Alyssa and Nick, grow up and compete in sporting events. I also enjoy the outdoors and gardening. I’ve been a Dental Assistant for 20 years.
I love orthodontics because…I love helping to create beautiful smiles!


Lori Jacques


Lori graduated in 1991 from Lakeshore Technical College in the dental assisting program.  In June 1991 she began working in general dentistry where she continued her education and dental knowledge for 10 years.
At Just Orthodontics Lori helps the team every afternoon.  She has been with Just Orthodontics since 2009.  She enjoys getting to put her knowledge and skills to use in many areas of the office.  She helps the office including the reception area, in the clinic and helping the laboratory.

Lori keeps educated on orthodontics annually.  She has attended many courses with the team to help her in providing the best quality of care for patients.  Lori has spent 40 plus hours working with the team to learn the newest techniques.Lori's Quote

Lori attended courses through the Levin Group.  She spent 20 plus hours educating herself on patient care and efficiency.  She values the care of patients and the comfort of every one of them.

Lori has spent time volunteering for many educational courses hosted by Dr Just.  She shared her experiences in orthodontics and how to help Dr Just achieve the most beautiful smiles for patients.

Lori recently attended The Bottom Line program in Chicago. While in Chicago she learned about the newest technologies and system enhancements that allow the practice to achieve better than exceptional results.  She got to learn hands on training throughout the course.

In her free time Lori enjoys spending time at her cottage, doing home remodeling and gardening.  Lori with her husband, Steve, enjoy raising their 2 children and dogs.  Lori is free spirited and helps the team excessively .  

Jackie THeisen

Jackie originally joined the Just Orthodontic team back in 2006.  She spent 2 years working with the team and moved to Kentucky with her husband.  Jackie returned to the Just Orthodontic team as a clinical assistant in July 2011.  She is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant since 2007.  She maintains her CPR certification annually and maintains her expanded duties.

Jackie has a range of experience while working out of the state for a few years.  She has attended continuing education courses in Denver, Washington D.C., and San Diego  to include 60 continuing education  credits.  She spent over 16 hours of courses to learn in the aid of temporary anchorage devices.Jackie T's Quote

Jackie also spent many hours dedicated to learning laser training in the removal of gum tissue, and bonding/bracket placement.  She as well studied the technique of the Mclaughlin Program which is dedicated to presenting all aspects of goal directed treatment and utilizing different mechanics.

Jackie is looking forward to learning SureSmile, and continuing her education in the latest technology while growing with Just Orthodontics.
Jackie enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, She loves to travel with her husband as well as cheer on the Green Bay Packers.

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