Meet the 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.


Loraine Loraine

Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator, Financial and Insurance Coordinator, Front Desk

I am most likely the first face you will see when you enter our office. I am a retired nurse (former head nurse of pediatrics at Englewood Hospital), and retired attorney (Shanahan and Burns, Esqs.), and have been working at Westfield Braces since 2005. From our front desk, I welcome patients and their families to our office, explain to the patients and their parents the step-by-step process of getting braces, file any insurance claims for them, and schedule appointments. I love working with kids and seeing them change during the time we are in their lives.

I am married with three adult children, all of whom grew up in Westfield and attended school K-12 here. I love to knit and read in my leisure time and I enjoy vacations traveling with my husband and family.

Yesica jessie

Registered Dental Assistant / Clinical Manager

I have been with the Westfield Braces family since 2007. I am certified as a registered dental assistant and have accrued an extensive resume in pediatrics and orthodontics. I am very excited to be our clinical manager at Westfield Braces, where I support Dr. Burns, Dr. Sittmann and the team. It is a joy to work with a group of people who are extremely smart, kind, and loving toward our patients and each other.

I am fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. In my free time, I enjoy being a mother to my two beautiful little girls.


Michael Mike

Assistant Office Manager

I do a bit of everything here at Westfield Braces, from scheduling appointments and filing insurance claims to making retainers and appliances, IT support, chairside assistance, 3D printing, and much more! I earned my BA at Fordham University and have eight years of experience in the field of customer service and sales. My favorite part of working in orthodontics is seeing the finished product, whether it’s a finished retainer that looks great or a beautiful smile after our patients get their braces off!

I live in Plainfield with my husband Robert and our Bernese Mountain Dog Sadie. In my spare time, I like playing video games and walking around town with Sadie.



Registered Dental Assistant

I have been with Westfield Braces since 2014 and have more than 15 years of orthodontic experience. You can always catch me smiling, and I love being a part of a team that makes our patients smile! We are a diverse group of people and we all have big personalities, but at the end of the day, we all pull together. We are very positive about life and work so well together!

When I’m not in the office, I love to cook, go to the gym to work out, and spend time with my family. I also love going on getaway vacations!


Nina Nina

Dental Hygienist 

I have been with Westfield Braces since 2008 and am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I graduated from New York University with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Rutgers University with a Master’s in Biomedical Science. I do a few things in our office, such as dental cleanings, Invisalign set ups, wire changes, and helping the front desk. Most of all, I enjoy working with children, learning new techniques, and gaining great experience.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling with my husband, yoga, and spending time with my friends and family and my dog Lola.

Peggy Peggy

Sterilization / X-Ray technician

I joined Westfield Braces in 2015 and have received all my orthodontic training from Dr. Burns, Dr. Sittmann and our team. I ensure that we maintain proper sterilization in our office, in addition to assisting with X-rays and records. Our fun, easygoing staff has created an amazing atmosphere for our patients to enjoy. We all love working together to help our patients smile!

I am happily married with two grown children and a granddaughter I adore. I have a dog, Lucky, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.