About Our Team
Dr. Nicole Wax
Popularly known as “your community orthodontist,” Dr. Wax has a passion for creating amazing smiles along with giving back to her community. She opened her practice in 2014 in the Fenton/Linden community because it was important to her to be close to family while proudly serving the community in which she grew up. Since her first practice in Linden, MI she has opened practices in Highland and Flushing.
Dr. Wax’s passion for orthodontics stems from her personal experience with braces as a teenager. She was very self conscious about her teeth, but after her orthodontic journey, her confidence significantly increased and to this day, she attributes that confidence to succeeding in dental school and life in general.
When Dr. Wax isn’t creating beautiful smiles; she loves to spend time outdoors with her fiance Ryan, son Oliver, daughter Everly and her two dogs Gypsy (the one eyed beagle) and Aussie (mini Australian Shepherd).
- Michigan State University - Bachelor of Science in Physiology
- Ohio State University - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- University of Detroit Mercy - Orthodontic Residency
Dr. Jason Scherer
Dr. Scherer grew up in a small town in Northeast Ohio. After finishing college at Harvard University, he graduated at the top of his dental school class at the University of Michigan. During his orthodontic residency at the University of North Carolina, he studied under leading experts in the orthodontic field while learning the latest in orthodontic technologies. After practicing for 6 years near his home town in Ohio, Dr. Scherer and his wife decided to move back to Michigan to be closer to family.
When he isn’t practicing orthodontics, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Dr. Scherer loves playing tennis, traveling, watching Michigan sports (Go Blue!), and spending time outdoors with his wife, Ellen, and two boys, Cameron and Jackson.
- Harvard University - Bachelor of Arts (Biological Anthropology)
- University of Michigan - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- University of North Carolina School of Dentistry - (MS in Orthodontics)
Dr. Kelly Pohlman
Dr. Pohlman's interest in becoming an orthodontist started at a young age. As a four-year-old, she chipped a tooth, which eventually came in crooked, requiring her to get braces as a teenager. It was then that she started her own orthodontic journey and became passionate about the field.
While she moved several times growing up, living in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri and Ontario, Canada, she calls the Metro Detroit area home.
After graduating from dental school, she worked as a general dentist for two years. She wanted to practice dentistry to gain experience in private practice and to help her patients achieve dental health. However, even though she enjoyed working as a dentist, she still wanted to pursue her goal of becoming an orthodontist to positively influence the lives of her patients and allow them to leave the office with a smile.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, swimming, hiking, and skiing. She also enjoys reading, working out, and traveling, especially to Europe and the Caribbean. Dr. Pohlman has a Springer Spaniel named Charlie who keeps her busy as well.
- Alma College - Bachelor of Science in Biology
- University of Michigan - Master of Science in Molecular & Integrative Physiology
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- Georgia School of Orthodontics - Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Our mission at Dr. Wax Orthodontics is to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients and our community. It is our passion to give back to our amazing communities that support us. Along with transforming smiles, supporting our schools and community members is a huge part of what we do.
Giving Back to our Community
Together we can make a positive impact in our community!
Paddle for Paws
Dr. Wax Orthodontics and ECO (Engage Community Organization) host our annual Paddle for Paws even every year in August.. Grab your kayak, paddle board or canoe and join us on the water! Our route will take you from the Lake Ponema boat launch, down the Shiawassee River to the Linden Mill Pond! The event takes place on the third Saturday in August and proceeds go towards our friends at our local animal shelter.
Lace up for Learning 5K Run/Walk
Join the Dr. Wax Orthodontics team for the annual fall 5k fundraiser for the schools!! This is an all ages family-friendly event! We welcome all speeds (walk/run/trot, dogs, and strollers to join us on the first Saturday in November. Come join your community for a well-rounded morning of fitness and fun! There will be music, prizes and vendors. The fun will continue after you cross the finish line!
***Please Note: We also have a virtual race option – join us on your own time and your own 5k route!***
Waxtober Block Party
(A patient and community appreciation event)
Join the Dr. Wax Orthodontics team in October every year in celebrating YOU! This is a FREE annual event to our community and our patients! There will be fall themed family photos, an obstacle course bounce house, yummy food, kid activities, and lots of FUN! Bring the whole family to our Linden location parking lot the second Saturday of October!