Our Staff

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and certifications, and years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!

Our team includes:

EBard Erin Bardfield –New Patient Coordinator

I have worked at Hudson Orthodontics since February 2016. I am married with three children; a boy and 2 girls. I enjoy running, paddleboarding, photography and spending time with my family. I love interacting with our wonderful patients everyday!

Stephanie Smock –Receptionist

I have always had an interest in the dental field.  I enjoy interacting with patients.  I love horseback riding and goin on walks with my husband and 2 dogs.  

I will be the sweet voice on the other side of the phone when you call in.  I'm here to help any way I can.  Can't wait to meet you!

CS          Chris Spellman – New Patient Coordinator

I have been with Hudson Orthodontics since February of 1999. I am the first person you will see when you come in as a new patient. I truly enjoy people and getting to know them, so my position gives me that opportunity from the moment you step into our office. Every patient who comes to us has his or her own individual orthodontic needs and concerns. There is never a patient exactly like the other—that is the best part! There is never a dull moment when getting to know you and getting to plan your individual needs.

I am married with two adult children. I have lived in central Illinois all my life. My time away from work is usually spent with family and friends EATING! I love to cook and experience the greatest joy when loved ones are gathered in my kitchen enjoying good food and fellowship.

I always look forward to each day I come to work. We have a magnificent team that truly cares for each other and our patients. Having a fun, rewarding, exciting, and every changing job is The Best Job In The World. I hope to see your smiling face in our office soon. 

DT  Daphne Tener – Business Manager

I have been an orthodontic assistant at Hudson Orthodontics’s since 2005. I started as an orthodontic assistant and as of 2016, I became the Business Manager.  I will assist you with your financial and insurance needs and questions. We look forward to meeting your family!  You will feel the family atmosphere here at Hudson Orthodontics. I am married with three sons.  I enjoy walking, running, and family time.

DP  Della Peck – Clinic Manager/Chair Side Assistant

I have been working in the orthodontic field as both a lab technician and a chair side assistance since 1977.

I started with Dr. Hudson’s team in 1993. I am married and have two children. I enjoy seeing patients at the beginning of their treatment and envisioning what they will look like when their treatment is over. We develop great relationships with our patients and have a great team.

SLShelbi Lahniers – Chair Side  Assistant/New Patient Coordinator

I recently got married.  When I am not working, I enjoy baking, exercising, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  One thing that I love about my job is getting to work around both children and adult patients.  I look forward to coming to work each day to see new, as well as, familiar faces.  We have a great team here that can assist you with any of your orthodontic needs!  We hope to see you in our office soon!

KM Kate McLaughlin – Chair Side Assistant

I like to work-out and hang out with my puppy, Ellie.  I was a dental assistant before, but now I love being an orthodontic assistant.


Carissa McQuire – Chair Side Assistant

The best part of my job is seeing patients finish with a beautiful smile.


MD  Megan Diefendorf – Chair Side Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 2008 and have worked with Hudson Orthodontics since 2013. I am married, have three daughters, and one son.  I love cooking and entertaining at home.   Watching a patient’s smile change and their confidence grow is very rewarding.

  EBrad     Erica Bradshaw – Chair Side Assistant

  The chance to be apart of giving people a beautiful smile to meet the world with is what drew me to Dr. Hudson's office.   I am a mother of three amazing little boys and one ornery English bulldog.  I enjoy getting camping, swimming and doing all the summer time activities with my boys.

JW          Jean Whitfield – Lab Technician/Marketing

I have worked with Dr. Hudson and the team since moving to the area in 2002. I have over twenty years’ experience in the ortho/dental field. I am married and have two children, who have beautiful smiles thanks to Dr. Hudson!

You might not see me when you are in the office because I am behind the scenes with the operation of the lab. Our in-house lab is responsible for making all custom retainers.

LH  Lisa Hastings – Lab Technician

I have worked in orthodontics since 1996. I love working with my hands and being creative, so the lab is perfect for me.  My free time is spent with my family and taking photographs. 

I graduated from Mt. Zion in 1987. I’m married with four children: Devon, David, Luke, and Brynn.