Meet the Team

The Team Hannapel Mission

Our team is thrilled that you have chosen us to help you with your orthodontic care. It is our goal to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile in an atmosphere that is fun and rewarding. We will do all that we can to eliminate any surprises and make your orthodontic visits as comfortable and care free as possible.

We are your support team, with many years of experience in the dental "smiles" field.  To insure that you receive excellence in all areas of your care; each team member is required to have exceptional skills with the latest technological advancements as well as excellent communication skills. Continuing education is ongoing and you can count on us to remain at the top of our field. 

Choosing the right orthodontic team is an important part of your decision and it is our pleasure to help you achieve a beautiful smile and healthy bite.

Dr. Kevin

Dr. Kevin Knapp

Dr. Kevin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Knapp continued his education at the University of Michigan with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and earned his Masters of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics from Seton Hall University. 

Some fun facts about Dr. Kevin...he is a Wolverines fan, a former bio-medical engineer, and has an identical twin brother. He also enjoys snowboarding and being outside. Dr. Kevin is excited to join our team! He loves the field of Orthodontics and the opportunity to create healthy smiles!


Treatment Coordinators

treatment coordinators

Our treatment coordinators will greet you on your first visit to our office.  They will help to walk you through your orthodontic needs and make sure you have all the information you need so that you feel comfortable in choosing to begin your care.  


Front Desk Team

front desk

Our front desk team is here to help make your orthodontic care as convenient as possible. They do a wonderful job of helping our patients with their scheduling needs, questions about insurance or finances, and any other help you may need during your care.


Brenda Thornburg

Brenda has been working with Dr. Hannapel since 2002. She takes on many roles in our office, including: office manager, treatment coordinator, and scheduler. Brenda loves her role in this office and the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and showing them how to get the smile they have always wanted.


Allison Wiers

Allison has worked as the Scheduling Coordinator for Dr. Hannapel since 2008. She enjoys working at the front desk and the interactions she has with our patients and families. 


Haylie Cobb

Haylie joined our team in 2016. She is one of our treatment coordinators and meets with new patients in our office.  She will also welcome you with a smile when she's helping out at the front desk. 


Melissa Clow

Melissa has worked with Dr. Hannapel since 2016 as our Insurance Coordinator. She is very committed to her job and works diligently with the many insurance companies that our office works with. She also assists at the front desk with answering phone and scheduling.


Clinical Team

Clinical Team

Our clinical team, Therese, Karina, Ashley, Alysha, Darci, Amanda and Tena, do a wonderful job assisting Dr. Hannapel with your treatment. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the best patient care available. Part of that responsibility is training and continuing education for our team members. We are proud to be an AOAC Gold Team Certified practice. This designation is provided by a leading education and training program for the orthodontic profession. Extensive time, study, and testing are required to pass this program and our practice has met the requirements for this team certification. You are in qualified hands when you select our practice as your orthodontic provider.

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