Your Dream Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Tracy

Scheduling Coordinator

My experience with Linaker Orthodontics started in 2001 when my children began their orthodontic treatment. Dr. Linaker created beautiful smiles for all three of them. I was so impressed by Dr. Linaker’s genuine concern for their treatment and the kind, professional care provided by the entire staff, that I went to dental assisting school in hopes of joining his team. In 2005, that dream came true. I have had the pleasure of assisting Dr. Linaker chairside with patient care and assisting patients and their parents with their scheduling needs. I love my job and the people I work with.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, spending time with my amazing children, and cheering on my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.


Diane

Diane

Orthodontic Clinician

I am very passionate about my career as an orthodontic assistant and have been in this field since 2008. I graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a dental assistant, went directly into orthodontics, and fell in love with the art of straightening teeth. I love the relationships we build with our patients over the months, but my most favorite thing is seeing the pride and confidence beaming on faces after braces are removed to reveal straight, beautiful teeth. Since becoming a part of the team at Dr. Linaker’s, I feel like I have been welcomed into a second family. Everyone is so incredible and I have learned so much, it makes coming to work every day such a pleasure.

I am a born-and-raised Alaska girl, and a mother of two amazing daughters. I love to be active and am passionate about crossfit!


Lisa

Orthodontic Clinician

I help Dr. Linaker make fantastic smiles and create a great experience for every patient who comes to visit us. I’ve been working in dentistry since 1987 and joined the Linaker Orthodontics team in 2001. In that time, I’ve gotten to see so many wonderful smiles and happy patients. I love my job, especially working with our team. We are like a family working together to achieve the same goal: amazing smiles!

I have been in Tucson since 1968. I love the people and of course the weather! I especially love cycling, which you can do almost year-round here!


Mimi

Orthodontic Clinician

My career in dentistry began more than 40 years ago, and I’ve been assisting Dr. Linaker in giving our patients beautiful smiles and healthy teeth since 2000. I am truly blessed to work in such a great place with these great people! It’s a great feeling to come to work every day with a great staff and improve our patients’ confidence and self-esteem through orthodontics. I love working with Dr. Linaker because he has great ethics and integrity. We all work as a team, helping each other in all areas, and treat each other like a second family.

Born and raised in the Phoenix area, I’ve been in Tucson for 17 years. My husband and I love going to church, spending time with our grown married children, and spoiling our grandchildren! We enjoy traveling to see family and do some camping and fishing as well.


Kathy

Marketing / Front Office

In addition to marketing our amazing office to the surrounding communities, I also assist the Front Office and handle social media. My career at Linaker Orthodontics began in 1998, and while I took 11 years off to be a mom, I was happy to rejoin our team in 2009. I genuinely believe that I have the best job in the world. We love making people smile, and Dr. Linaker is the best orthodontist I have ever known. He makes it easy to promote our office to our surrounding communities!

I’m happily married to an amazing guy and love to travel with him as much as possible. We have five beautiful children, a daughter-in-law, and one grandson. I love our church, where I teach in the children’s ministry, and I also lead the parent-teacher fellowship team at my girls’ school. 


Laurie

Financial Coordinator

My daily duties include writing up financial contracts, communicating with insurance companies, and submitting claims on behalf of our patients. I also schedule appointments and support our patients in answering any questions they may have about their treatment. Without a doubt, I love seeing our patients every day and witnessing their treatment progress.

My absolute favorite thing is when our patients walk out of their debanding appointments with huge, perfect smiles on their faces. Along with the rest of my team and Dr. Linaker, I strive to create a friendly work environment where everyone is proud and happy to come to the office.

I’m happily married to my husband of 37 years, Leo, and am a proud mom of my two children, Heather and Adam. I love to travel, golf, and go on adventures with my family. Our travels have taken us to Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Europe, and Costa Rica. My current joy in life is laughing and playing with my grandson Oliver.


Traci

Treatment Coordinator

I have been working in the orthodontic field since 1997 and joined the Linaker Orthodontics family in 2014. When our patients first come to our practice, I make them feel welcome, let them know they are going to be well taken care of, and explain all the details of their treatment plan. I also help to coordinate the financial aspects of their treatment, including contracts, payments, and insurance. I have always had a passion for working in orthodontics and seeing patients’ self-confidence change as their teeth and smile improve.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family. The majority of our time is spent watching my daughter Kori play softball. I wouldn’t change it for the world!