Scheduling Coordinator

Cathy has been part of the team for over two years and loves to work with children. Her friendly, fun and outgoing personality helps new patients feel welcomed and comfortable. Her two daughters, Kaleigh and Kari, are almost grown and give her and her husband, Mark, much to be proud of. Both girls attend Texas A&M University and are also past patients of Dr. Lee Mahlmann — as is Cathy herself! Most of their free time is spent reading, watching football and working in the garden.


Treatment Coordinator/Receptionist

Denise is one of the first people our patients meet when coming to our office. With more than 30 years of experience in dentistry, we were glad to have her join our team in 2014. Denise’s favorite part of her job is meeting new patients, getting to know them and watching them grow up while they undergo orthodontics. Denise has been married to Stephen for 33 years, and they have two children, Hunter and Stephanie. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, going to the beach, watching college football and taking long walks with her husband.


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Financial Coordinator

Ann Marie’s pleasant personality and years of knowledge in financing and insurance are a plus in one’s orthodontic experience here at Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics. Ann Marie understands all of the aspects of financing, insurance, scheduling and teamwork that are involved in achieving a perfect smile. Ann Marie desires to get to know each patient and parent as they progress in treatment. Ann Marie and her husband, Rick, were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 35 years. Together, they have two sons, Christopher and Corey, as well as three dachshunds, Libby, Thelma and Louise. On the weekends, you can find Ann Marie and Rick cruising around and showing their 1957 Ford Fairlane and 1965 Mustang Convertible at car shows.


Treatment Coordinator/Records and Lab Technician

Valerie is one of our treatment coordinators and also helps with records and in the lab. She enjoys talking with people about all of the treatment options available and will discuss how braces will look, work and feel for each individual. Valerie has been on the team since almost the beginning, and her contagious smile and laugh take the stress out of visits for patients and parents alike. She has three children and two grandchildren, and her hobbies are gardening, woodworking, camping, biking, reading and going out to the theater for a good movie.


Records and Lab Technician, Certified Dental Assistant

Linda is that special lady who prepares every new patient for their braces by taking a series of photographs, X-rays, and impressions/scans for the doctors to study. In addition to taking these records, Linda also enjoys the lab work involved in processing the records. Always joking and laughing, Linda helps prepare patients for their treatment and makes everyone feel comfortable in the office. She loves her coworkers and feels that our office is like her home away from home! Patients also say that they feel they are a part of our orthodontic family. Linda is married to Jeff and loves to spend time with her grandchildren in Matagorda. She loves to exercise and is an aquatic instructor in the summer.


Certified Dental Assistant

Janet spends much of her time working with Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders at chairside. Janet loves getting to know the patients on a one-on-one level, educating them about their orthodontic treatment and how to care for their teeth while wearing their braces/appliances. Janet enjoys getting to see their beautiful smiles transform throughout treatment. Janet and her husband, Scott, have five children and one grandson: Logan, Lindsey, Lexi, Lane, Luke, and Jaxton. Janet spends much of her time caring for the family’s animals, which include horses, a cow, and a flock of chickens as well as pigs, dogs and cats. Janet enjoys many activities including baking, sewing, horseback riding, riding motorcycles and supporting Needville Band Boosters. She also loves classic cars and dancing.


Certified Dental Assistant

Bertha works closely with both Dr. Mahlmann and Dr. Borders, assisting at chairside performing orthodontic procedures as instructed. Bertha has been working for over 40 years in the orthodontics industry. Bertha loves the time spent with the patients. She is always smiling and laughing, putting the patient and the parent at ease. The family has two Westies: Bella, whose nickname is “Chunky Monkey,” and Molly, whom they call Molly B. Bertha enjoys cross-stitching, rug-hooking and other fun hobbies.


Certified Dental Assistant

Jenn started in general dentistry but has been in orthodontics for the last three years. She enjoys working closely with the patients and loves to help them have the best experience possible. Jenn has been married to her husband, David, for 11 years, and they have 1 son named Jared. In her spare time, she likes to sew, do crafts, swim and fish, but most of all, she likes to spend time with her family.



Certified Dental Assistant

Shannon came to us with many years spent in general dentistry and a love for orthodontics. She enjoys having the ability to educate our patients on the importance and benefits of great oral hygiene while in orthodontic treatment. Shannon and her family moved to the Houston area a few years ago from Fort Worth. She has a young daughter named Loran and a husband of over 10 years. They love going on family adventures and spending the hot summer days by the pool.


Certified Dental Assistant

Danielle is an important part of our team. She comes from a background of general dentistry and is very excited to learn all the joys of orthodontics! Danielle has lived in Wharton for the past 5 years. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Rodeo keeps her busy as does her fur child Pearl.