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Treatment Coordinator

Kelly has worked in the orthodontic field since 1986! As a treatment coordinator, Kelly works with the patients and families as they visit the orthodontist for the first consultation through the time that the braces are placed. Kelly assists Dr. Hickman in explaining all of the treatment options and answers any questions that may arise. She takes the new patients and walks them through the beginning stages of orthodontic care. Her position allows her to create a fun, exciting, and nurturing environment that the patients truly enjoy. Kelly has worked at Hickman Orthodontics since 1991 and has been the Treatment Coordinator since 2002. 

Kelly lives in Indianapolis with her husband Shawn. They have been married since 1990. They have two children, Haden and Kendall. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling or hanging out with friends.




Lab Technician

Kristi has been in the dental field since 1998 and working for Hickman Orthodontics since 2010! Kristi is responsible for taking before and after records, works in the lab fabricating retainers, appliances, and trimming models. She gets to work with patients at the beginning and end of treatment and gives patients their custom appliances. She loves seeing the end result, the experience she gets to share with the patient after they get their braces off, and the boost of self esteem and confidence it gives our patients. She also loves the effort and great result that is given to all patients by all team members.

Kristi's husband is Fabian with children James and Aly and their favorite child Kiki (the furry one). They love spending time with her family and friends, camping, fishing, mudding and riding their motorcycles.



Scheduling Coordinator

Lori has been with Hickman Orthodontics since 2017. She is responsible for scheduling patients, payment plans, and marketing. Lori also takes good care of our patients and parents during their visit and loves to create a family atmosphere. The beautiful smiles that are created at Hickman Orthodontics is her favorite part of being a part of the team.

Lori has a husband named Jeremy and sons Carter and Hayden. Her two dogs add fun to their family. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, camping, reading, and bargain shopping.



Orthodontic Assistant

Sarah has been with Hickman Orthodontics since 2016. She helps Dr. Hickman with all the necessary orthodontic needs of the patients. She also coordinates the flow in the operatory. Sarah loves to interact with each patient and has a great rapport with everyone. Her favorite part of her job is seeing how the patient feels after their smile transformation.

Sarah is married to an IMPD officer named Austen and they share their house with a lot of furry friends. They have three dogs (Sampson, Lilly & Daisy) and a hedgehog (Ophelia). She loves all of her fur babies! In her spare time Sarah enjoys food, football, and naps.



Orthodontic Assistant

Darlene is a recent member of the Hickman team. She assists Dr. Hickman, team members and patients to create the best experience for our patients. Darlene loves helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.

Darlene is married to Mark and has a son (Nathan) and daughter (Nicole) who are both married. She enjoys spending time with her family and going on adventures with her grandson. Darlene also enjoys camping with her girlfriends, dogs and horses and playing piano for her church.




Orthodontic Assistant

Peyton is a recent member of the Hickman team. She assists with sterilization and throughout the operatory. Peyton is currently training to assist Dr. Hickman with all the orthodontic needs of our patients. Peyton enjoys the opportunity to learn new things. She loves seeing how the patients teeth have transformed.

Peyton loves spending time with family and friends in her spare time. She also enjoys watching movies, visiting new states and cuddling with her cat Tuggles.



Orthodontic Assistant

Baylee is the newest member of Hickman Team. She is responsible for assisting Dr. Hickman with all types of orthodontic needs. Baylee loves improving smiles and seeing the end results.

Baylee has a boyfriend, Seth. They have 2 snakes (Hudson and Butter) and 2 fish (Winston and Girl). In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with family, listening to music and going on new adventures.