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Mission Statement

divider Wilmington Orthodontics is dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment to our patients in a professional, compassionate and fun environment. Our goal is to create beautiful smiles and healthy, balanced bites. We use state of the art technology for diagnosis and detail oriented treatment planning. We provide outstanding, individualized care for each of our valued patients. We take pride in educating our patients about their orthodontic treatment and communicate in a comprehensive, responsive and caring manner.
We are passionate about our work and dedicated to the total patient experience.

Meet Our Team

Staff Member Maria

Maria Collins

Scheduling/Insurance Coordinator

Maria joined our Orthodontic team in 2006. Maria is a graduate of UMass Lowell with a Bachelor of Science degree. Maria grew up in Wilmington and has lived here for the past 18 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, her three children, family and friends.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions about insurance coverage or flexible spending accounts, please call Maria.


Laurie Phinney

Experienced Orthodontic Assistant/Certified Orthodontic Lab Technician

Laurie has been a member of our team since the beginning. She is a licensed orthodontic assistant and a graduate of Middlesex Community College with an Associates in Science degree and a Certificate in Dental Technology. Laurie works in our office as both an orthodontic assistant and also fabricates our retainers and expansion appliances in house. In her spare time, Laurie loves skiing, gardening and hiking with her dog, Lucy.

Claire Spencer

Experienced Orthodontic Assistant

Claire has enjoyed working for Orthodontists for her entire career in dentistry. Claire is a certified and licensed orthodontic assistant. She received her degree from Boston University Graduate School of Dentistry. She has been working with Dr. Perlitsh since 2004 and she previously worked for her predecessor, Dr. George Deemys for many years. Claire makes her home in Methuen with her husband, Jim. They have three grown sons and three beautiful grandchildren. Claire loves spending time with her family and riding her horse, Cisco.