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
My name is Kelly Pohlman and I am an associate orthodontist at Dr. Wax Orthodontics in Linden, MI and Flushing, MI.
I started my journey to becoming an orthodontist when I was four years old and chipped a primary tooth. Looking back, I never knew that an accident from my childhood would impact my future and lead to my interest in oral health. Over the years, my dentist and I kept a watchful eye on my chipped tooth and when I was 12 years old, he decided it was time to have it extracted. Soon, my permanent tooth erupted but it came in crooked. To fix this imperfection, I required orthodontic braces. Little did I know, it was then that I would meet an orthodontist who would become one of the most influential people in my life. She gave me the opportunity to learn and work alongside her, which ignited my passion for orthodontics.
Growing up, I had the opportunity to live in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri and Ontario, Canada and also spent time in Europe. With every move, I met a lot of new and diverse people in school, sports and the community. My teenage years were spent primarily in Milford, Michigan.
I attended Alma College and received my B.S. in Biology in 2011. In 2013, I received my M.S. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Michigan. I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2017. I was awarded my Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Georgia School of Orthodontics in 2022.
After graduating from dental school, I worked as a general dentist for two years. I wanted to practice dentistry to gain experience in private practice and to help my patients achieve dental health. However, even though I enjoyed working as a dentist, I still wanted to pursue my goal of becoming an orthodontist.
In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, swimming, hiking and skiing. I also enjoy reading and traveling with my family. I have a five-year-old Springer Spaniel named Charlie who keeps me busy as well.
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!
Community Hero Program
We walk among heroes in our very own community every day. A Community Hero is someone who commits acts of kindness and generosity as second nature and spreads positivity to everyone they meet. Their actions show that they care and are passionate about making a difference. We believe these members of the community should be celebrated. By shining a spotlight on these amazing individuals and presenting the community hero award, we hope their kindness and selflessness become contagious throughout our entire community.
Paddle for Paws
Participants enjoy a morning adventure on the water (kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards welcome) in August to support a local animal shelter to help cover medical expenses, food, and other needed supplies.
Lace up for Learning 5K Run/Walk
Participants enjoy the beautiful scenery of a Linden trail as we raise money for our local schools.
Waxtober Block Party
(A patient and community appreciation event)
A celebration of our patients and our community! Join the Wax Ortho Team for a day of fun activities, professional photos, food and tons of giveaways!
Teacher Appreciation Events
A celebration of our local teachers. We love our teachers and everything they do for our youth!