Your smile is the window to your personality, and personality is key to a great orthodontic experience. At Sparks Family Orthodontics, our team is committed to giving you the best there is to offer.
Both Dr. Sparks and his team maximize continuing education to provide state-of-the-art treatment and exceptional skill. Each staff member has completed the West Virginia Orthodontic Assistants exam and Dr. Sparks is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
While acknowledging that he works hard and always does his best, Dr. Sparks readily admits he is surrounded by amazing, staff, and patients that make Sparks Family Orthodontics what it is. Dr. S is a very traditional family man but he also loves to have a good time. Outside of work, you will often find him swimming in the pool with one of his four kiddos or teaching future orthodontists at West Virginia University and Medical College of South Carolina. One of his favorite past-times is people-watching on the coast of any beach. He's got the best job in the world and is surrounded by the best people. Period!
This girl is one of the nicest people you will ever meet but wouldn’t think twice to topple you in an arm-wrestling competition. Let's just say she is a tom-girl at heart. She’ll be the first face you see when you walk into Sparks Family Orthodontics and the one who will help you with all things related to scheduling appointments. Nicole has been in orthodontics for nearly 10 years. She often states her favorite parts of her job revolve around the people she spends her day with – her office family and patients. You will love her!
Nicole loves spending time with her hubby, Josh, and bonus kid, Cale. Outside the office, she is usually doing what tom-girls do best - fishing, camping and being the outdoor rough and tumblin' girl everyone loves!
Jody is chock-full of character and a one-of-a-kind personality. She’s a down to earth gal that likes good ol’ gospel songs and a nice slice of cornbread. Jody holds the privilege of being the only person at Sparks Family Orthodontics to be able to perform most any and all duties - mainly because she has worked in nearly every area in our office at some point in her tenure. In fact, Jody has been a part of our team for over 20 years. Currently, she works with patients and parents to help them understand the process involved with treatment, helps process all insurance claims, and is our liaison to software and IT companies. With so much on her plate at work, it’s amazing that she is able to make the time to stop and chat with patients. She loves seeing the results of the work we do, especially with our surgical patients, since she was one, too! We love her and know you will too!
Outside work, Jody is a true family gal. There is no doubt she loves her husband, kiddos, and grand kiddos because she pretty much does nothing without them. Full of personality and zing - that's our Jody!
"W"..."V"..."U"...can you hear the chant in your head. If not, meet Adam and he will teach it to you. A true Mountaineer fan literally bleeding blue and gold no matter the sport. At Sparks Family Orthodontics, Adam will help you with all your financial and insurance needs. In 2014, we finally convinced him to join our team! He brings with him an extensive financial background from years working in the banking industry. It comes in handy when explaining patients’ financial options and commitments. Adam often states he loves working in an office that places the needs of patients first and provides the best possible customer service for each individual.
Outside work, Adam spends most of his time with his wife, bonus kids, and his newest son, Oliver, doing what you would expect – draggin’ them all to a Mountaineer game or somewhere to watch one. If he's not doing that, he's coaching his kids in some sport in preparation to become a mountaineer!
Tina has two great loves in life beyond family and friends– country music and food. This down- home country girl is one you will absolutely love! Tina has been working in the field of orthodontics for nearly 25 years and has been with our office since 1995. She has worked as an orthodontic assistant and currently serves as our treatment coordinator; Tina’s goal is to make everyone’s orthodontic experience stress-free and enjoyable. She often states her favorite part of her job is seeing the confidence that having an awesome smile brings to our patients.
Tina adores babies and her family; so when she is not in the office she usually is with one of her two kiddos or husband 4-wheelin on the Hatfield and McCoy Trail or dreaming about dippin' her toes in the sand!
Courtney is the only girl (who isn’t 5 years old) you’ll ever meet that will literally skip as her primary mode of transportation. When she’s in a REALLY good mood, this quickly evolves into a gallop which can be dangerous. Courtney has been our retainer and all things lab related expert around here since 2018. But don’t let that fool you, she has been in orthodontics for over 10 years. Courtney often states she loves working with our team and considers us to be the best orthodontic office around! Her favorite part about her job is seeing the transformed smiles at the end of a patient’s treatment.
Outside of work, Courtney is a pastor’s wife to her amazing husband Robbie and mother to six wonderful children. When not making retainers for every patient in the office, Courtney does what a pastor’s wife does best – churchin’ and singin’ to anyone who will listen!
If you are looking up from the dental chair while someone is working on your teeth and see an emoji-like smile that at times, looks exactly like a beautiful Disney princess, then you have met our Laney! Her amazing clinical skills and knowledge of orthodontics makes her a favorite of many patients and parents. As such, Dr. Sparks has forbid her to ever leave. Laney has been a part of our amazing team since 2017 but has over 5 years of clinical experience. Laney often states the one thing she loves most about our office is that when you walk through the door, you’re welcomed by family. There is no doubt that you will love this girl!
Laney is a new mother to baby girl Madison so when she’s not in the office, she does what all new mothers – bats her eyes, blows kisses, and blushes all over her daughter, her hubby, Colbie, and her two Labrador fur-babies, Ellie and Rusty.
This is Andrea. WARNING: You'll love her but she as some issues you'll need to know about ... Don't talk to her about your pets; she'll start crying and immediately ask to scour your camera roll to see pictures of Mr. Wiggles (or whatever your cat's name is). Seriously, Andrea has a heart of gold and is devoted to helping all animals. For example - this past year alone, she adopted two kittens named Finn and Frankie from the animal shelter and fostered a dog named Cash. Andrea worked for a general dentist a couple of years before transferring to the orthodontic field. She's a new member of our team, having joined us in 2019. In her time here so far, she's loved seeing patients smile and the confidence that comes from having that beautiful smile. She's also very thankful to be working with such a warm and welcoming team.
Andrea is married to the love of her life, Zach, and they have one son, Thomas. Outside the office, Andrea enjoys the outdoors, working out, and traveling, but most of all, spending time with her family.
Mandy is everyone’s dream vacation partner – a go with the flow, always up for a new adventure, fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl. She has been in orthodontics for nearly 15 years but recently became a member of the Sparks Family Orthodontics team. She loves to have fun at work and is always laughing and joking around with patients! Mandy’s favorite aspect of her job is that she has a positive, lasting influence on a person’s life, and loves being a part of creating an incredible, life-changing smile!
Outside the office, you can expect to see Mandy with her fiancé, Brian road trippin’, camping, or going to home to VA to visit family.
If you ever come in the office and notice a series of darling, seasonal decorations, ample yet tasteful design elements, or notice that Dr. Sparks is dressed remotely fashionable, then you’ve seen Jade’s handiwork. Dr. Sparks gushes about his amazing wife’s talents and sweetness and loves her more than life itself. He constantly wonders when she’s going to realize she accidentally married him and had his babies. In the office, Jade is a multi-talented member of the team, wearing many hats with knowledge galore! Her career began in secondary education but always says her “heart is in orthodontics and absolutely love(s) it.”
Outside of work, Jade loves spending time with Dr. S and her four kiddos. She is definitely a summer girl and loves her flops. So give her sunshine and a hot day and you have one happy lady!
If someone introduces themselves to you with a two-handed finger gun salute and a wink, it's definitely our Taylor. But pay no mind, she is simply saying hello. She's quirky, fun, and always playing jokes - but that's why patients love her! Taylor and her family relocated to West Virginia when she was a teen and believe it or not, she actually had orthodontic treatment here as a child. She often states her experience as a child in orthodontics is what drew her to this amazing profession. Taylor states her favorite thing about her job is seeing smiles transformed while patients are in treatment.
While not in the office, Taylor spends most of her free time with her high school sweetheart, Tony, and their three kiddos, Riley, Brooks, and Kamryn. Basically, if you are looking for Taylor and she's not at home, she's watching one of her kids at a ball game, going to an Ohio State football game (HUGE Fan - boohoo!), or she's lucky enough, just relaxing at home!
Carie is one fo our lovely Orthodontic Assistants who is good at pretty much whatever she tries - and she's tried just about everything! She has been a member of our team since 2007, taking a 4-year break to have twin boys. Carie is also quite possibly the kindest person you'll meet. Her good skills and heart of gold make her a favorite among many patients. Come in, meet her, tell her about yourself and within seconds you'll feel at home. Carie often states her favorite thing about our office is seeing patients smile and the confidence that comes from having that beautiful smile. She's very thankful to be working with such a warm and welcoming team!
While not in the office, Carie spends most of her time with her son Davin, her fiance, Tyler, and their twin boys, Emmerson and Grayson. Carie enjoys going to concerts and traveling, but most of all, spending time with her family.