OrthoSynetics™, Metairie, La, has hired Susan McElvy as director of practice-enhancement consulting.

"Our dedicated team of practice-enhancement consultants are on the front line of serving our doctors to help them develop and grow their practices," said Chris Roussos, president and CEO of OrthoSynetics. "Susan’s industry experience will be invaluable as she helps lead this team of consultants to provide top-notch service to our doctors."

McElvy has more than 16 years of experience in the orthodontic profession. She began her career with a renowned orthodontist in Winter Park, Fla, and has worked and trained in every facet of the orthodontic practice. She previously served as director of training and implementation for Kodak/Practiceworks. For the past few years, she has been the president of her own successful consulting company, specializing in turning around businesses, streamlining companies for maximum efficiency, and creating a powerful team environment.
"My experience working at all levels of the orthodontic industry gives me a firsthand appreciation for doctors’ needs, and will serve me well as we aim to provide unparalleled service to our customers," McElvy said. "I am excited to work with OrthoSynetics and their doctors to maximize the success and growth of their practices."

OrthoSynetics is an orthodontic practice services firm that manages the business and marketing functions of orthodontics practices, including advertising, payroll processing, financial reporting, purchasing, technical support, and patient financial services. The company currently serves about 350 orthodontic practices.