8320 Bellona Avenue Suite 10B

Towson, MD 21204

(410) 415-1003

Meet the Team

Meet Dr. Brummer's Towson, MD team

We recognize that all of 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.

Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator

Dawn Petrovia

For ten years Dawn Petrovia has been working with Dr. Brummer, but she has worked in all aspects of the Orthodontic field for 20 years and is a certified Orthodontic Assistant and has her X-Ray certification. Dawn is our Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator at Brummer Orthodontics; she interacts with the parents and patients to make sure they have the best experience possible at our practice. She loves working with patients and helping them to see if we can accomplish their Orthodontic goals and provide them with beautiful, healthy smiles.

Dawn is happily married and the mother of two wonderful young men. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is always ready for a good adventure.

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "I love working with our team because everyone is kind, caring, and compassionate."

Scheduling Coordinators

Suzanne Kimmel

Suzanne Kimmel has worked as a Scheduling Coordinator at Brummer Orthodontics since 2014. Before she came to work with us, she got her Bachelor of Science from TU and her Dental Assisting and Oral Radiology from the Community College of Baltimore County. In her work here, she assists with patients and schedules appointments, among other things.

Suzanne has two cats, cheers for The Baltimore Orioles and Ravens and enjoys food (especially chocolate and old bay!!!!). She spends her free time with her friends, traveling and enjoys running and working out.

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "I love that I learn something different from everyone and we have fun while working all day" and "Working with my fabulous coworkers and helping our awesome patients!"                                   

Karen Lopez

Karen Lopez has worked for us since we opened on October 20th, 2014. Her job entails answering the phone, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance information, being friendly, and doing anything else to help the office run smoothly.

Karen is originally from Connecticut. She has been in Maryland since 1987 when she got a job at St Paul's School for Girls, where she taught and coached for 10 years.  She married Miguel Lopez in 1994 and they now have 4 daughters.  Isabel is a freshman at Bridgewater College, Cristina is a Junior at Dulaney High School, Anna is an 8th grader at Ridgely, and Sofia is in 5th grade at Pinewood.  In her free time she loves to travel- especially back home to Connecticut-play cards and board games, and read.  For the past 10 years she has been a volunteer field hockey coach for Cockeysville Rec.   

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "I love working with Dr Brummer and her team because everyone is extremely supportive, kind, and each one of us brings different strengths to the office.  We all get along and help each other to the best of our ability.  We also have a lot of laughs throughout each day!" She also added that her "favorite part of the job is meeting new people and connecting with people I haven't seen in years."

Kelly Hepting

Kelly Hepting helps us out by scheduling, working on new patient paperwork and insurance verification. She has worked at Brummer Orthodontics in Towson since November of 2014.

She is a wife and mother of 4 Children ages 14, 12, and twin 11 year olds. She is just returning to the workforce after staying home with her kids and being a part-time school substitute. When she is not working with us or looking after her family, she enjoys exercise and being with her friends and family.

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "we all have the same goal in mind to give the best possible care to patients. Also because everyone is happy and upbeat." She also mentioned that she loves helping to build the practice and meeting new patients.


Orthodontic Technicians

Diane "Dee" Doran

Dee is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant at Brummer Orthodontics, and has been working with Dr. Brummer since 2005. She started working as an Orthodontic Assistant in 1996. In her current role, she works chairside with Dr Brummer creating beautiful smiles for our patients. She is licensed in the State of Maryland as an Orthodontic/Dental Assistant and also holds a license as an X-Ray Technician.

She is married to an amazing man named Mike, and they have two wonderful children-Kimmi and Zach. They also have two dogs named Lucy and Domino who they live with on a farm in Northern Harford County. There they raise Beef Cattle, Berkshire Pigs and Goats. Besides enjoying time with her family, friends and the animals, Dee LOVES Photography. It is her favorite hobby and her farm gives her the best subjects to photograph.

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "I love working with my doctor and team because we are more then co workers, we are family. I love that I can count on any of them day or night for anything." Dee also said that "my favorite part of my job is the relationships we make with the patient and their families. We don't only create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime for our patients but we create wonderful friendships that last a lifetime too."

Sunita McDonough

Sunita has been working as an Orthodontic Technician with Dr. Brummer since 2005. In this position, she does everything from putting braces on, taking them off and everything in between.  She also enjoys assisting our Invisalign patients achieve their goals and operates our state of the art Invisalign iTero scan machine. Sunita has been working in the dental industry since 1998 and is certified in Dental Assisting and Orthodontic Expanded Functions through MSDA and received her Dental Radiation licensee since 1999. She also taught the Dental Assisting Orthodontic Expanded functions course at CCBC from 2004-2006. 

She has been married to her husband, Michael McDonough, since July 3, 2004. They have two wonderful and energetic little girls, Laila and Raina, as well as two dogs, Penelope and Charlie, and a fish whose name is constantly changing. 

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "I love the families that come in to our practice. Every single day they bring a smile to my face. I love watching the kids in our practice grow and I love getting to know our adult patients as well. I love to see the amazing results that our patients get and helping them get the results that they need...I am so very blessed to say that I work with some of my closest friends that I started working with in 1998. Dr. Brummer has been a wonderful employer and friend to me for many years. Her work and commitment to her patients and staff continues to amaze me each day. I am so incredibly blessed to be a part of something so great!!"

Ashley Romero

Ashley Romero is an Orthodontic Assistant at Brummer Orthodontics in Towson, MD, and has been working in dentistry since 2010. She prides herself on her work taking care of patients and making them feel comfortable.

Outside of her passion for Orthodontics, she also has a love of live music shows, hiking, and being outside with her Pit-bull named Mal.

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "everyone is so supportive and genuinely cares." She also said that her favorite part of working at Brummer Orthodontics was "The Team! Seeing the awesome patients and making people happy with their smile."


Lauren Pedersen

Lauren has been working in the dental field since 2005. Her position as an Orthodontic Technician involves performing check-ups with the patient and doctor, taking initial and final records, making appliances, changing wires, putting braces on and taking them off. As she puts it "basically anything and everything that is necessary for each patient's care." She is certified in Dental Assisting from AACC and Orthodontic Expanded Functions at MSDA.

Lauren is a huge sports fan and an athlete herself. She plays for the Baltimore Charm (football) and in many recreational football and soccer leagues in the area.  She is also an animal lover, and a huge rescue advocate! She has a gorgeous Pit Mix, who won't be a puppy for long! 

When asked why she loves working with Dr. Brummer and the team she said "I love interacting with people on a daily basis, but my absolute favorite part is seeing the gorgeous, confident smile that I helped create at the end of the treatment phase!"


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