About Us

At Rankin and Fiume Orthodontics, we love making our patients’ smile dreams a reality. Dr. Todd Rankin, Dr. Leonard “Len” Fiume, and our team members are attentive, experienced professionals. We’re also friendly and personable, and love building long-term relationships with our patients and families.

We know that having a radiant smile will transform your life. You will be more confident in every interaction, secure in the knowledge that your smile looks incredible. You’ll also have a healthier mouth, as it’s easier to thoroughly brush and floss with straight teeth, meaning a decreased likelihood of future dental disease. Properly aligned teeth mean less stress on your jaw, neck, and facial muscles, too. Orthodontic care truly changes your life, for the better.

We’ve built our practice on the belief that you – our patient – are our top priority. We want to get to know you as a person, not only as someone whose teeth we’re fixing. We’d love to celebrate your achievements, hear about your plans for the future, and share stories and jokes. We want to get to know the person behind the smile, and become your friends.

Our doctors will develop a custom treatment plan that will provide the most efficient, affordable care, and deliver the best results for your smile. They are conservative in diagnostics and treatment: you don’t need to worry about being pushed into treatment you don’t want or need.

Rankin and Fiume Orthodontics uses state-of-the-art technology and leading-edge treatments. This ensures the most accurate diagnostics and most comfortable care experience. It also delivers the most incredible, lasting smiles.

Our practice offers a family-friendly, fun, and light-hearted atmosphere to put you at ease. We provide a variety of orthodontic treatments designed to create your best smile, including:

Invisalign® invisible braces
Self-ligating braces for faster results
The Ormco Vector TAS™ system

We invite you to please use this web site to learn more about our practice, our team, and the treatments we provide. Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.

Meet Our Doctors

meet dr len fiume
A Love for Patients and Their Smiles

Dr. Leonard “Len” Fiume is originally from Charlotte, NC. He attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill and earned both his D.M.D. degree and graduate certificate in orthodontics from the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

Education and Continuing Education

Undergraduate degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics, Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Fiume pursues continuing education opportunities through local dental study club meetings and orthodontic seminars throughout the year. He is an active member in the American Association of Orthodontists and the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Orthodontists
Southern Association of Orthodontists
North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
Personal Life

In his spare time, Dr. Fiume enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, running, playing guitar, and traveling. He and his wife, Kelly, got married in 2015 and have a beagle named Ben. They could not be more excited to now call New Bern their home.

meet dr todd rankin
A Passion for Lasting Smiles

Dr. Todd Rankin received his D.D.S. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dental Medicine. He did his graduate work in orthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he received a certificate in orthodontics.

Education and Continuing Education

Undergraduate degree, Bucknell University
Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he received an award from the American Association of Orthodontists for exceptional research in facial development)
Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Connecticut
Dr. Rankin maintains an active interest in continuing education by attending both dental and orthodontic seminars on local and national levels. He is a member of both the American Association of Orthodontists and North Carolina Association of Orthodontists (past president of NCAO). Finally he is a long time member of the Schulman Group of Orthodontists.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Orthodontists
North Carolina Association of Orthodontists / Past President
Personal Life

Dr. Rankin and his wife, Melissa, have been married since 2002. They have three children, Wyatt, Mia and Dahlia. When not straightening teeth, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cycling and going to the beach.

Meet Our Staff

I have been an Orthodontic Assistant since 1995 and joined the practice in 2001. I am married and have two boys. I enjoy spending time with my family and in my free time I play roller derby for the Cape Fear Roller Girls in Wilmington. Although I live close to an hour from New Bern, I don’t mind making the drive to work each day because I enjoy working with such a great team in a really fun environment!

Favorite Vacation Spot: NYC
Favorite Orthodontic Phrase: "TORQUE", Dr.Rankin likes to quiz us on our ortho knowledge every now and then and I have learned that no matter what he ask the answer is always torque.

I have been part of the team since 2000 and work in the Finance Department. When I’m not in the office, you may find me anywhere in the world! From comedy clubs and concerts to the beach and mountains, say let’s go” and I am ready! I also love to run, practice yoga and most anything that get me moving.

Favorite movie- The Birdcage
Favorite day- Thursday
Favorite quotes (there are so many)-
“Have I gone mad?”
“Im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.” , Alice in Wonderland
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special. Jim Valvano
Dream your biggest dream, and then dream bigger! She
Favorite speech: Jimmy V ESPY’s 1993

Kay has been a Treatment/New Patient Coordinator in our office since 2010. She began working in the orthodontic field after graduating from Penn State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology. As one of our Treatment Coordinators, Kay enjoys welcoming new patients to our office and making them feel comfortable about their orthodontic treatment.

Kay & her husband Tom have been married since 1995 & have 4 boys: Jarrett, Brady, Nolan and Mitchell. If they aren't on an athletic field you can find the family running, cycling or maybe even relaxing on the beach!

Kim is our lead Dental Assistant Supervisor and has been with Dr. Rankin for over 10 years. She grew up in Greenville and ended up graduating from West Craven Highschool. Kim lives in New Bern with her husband Cory and two young boys. In her offtime she enjoys shopping, going to the beach, hanging by the pool and spending time with her family.

I have been in the orthodontic profession for over 20 years, as a chair side assistant and recently transitioned into the role of treatment coordinator. I enjoy spending time with my two children and family dogs, Phin and Odin. In my spare time I enjoy refinishing furniture and bonfires with friends!

I have been working with Rankin & Fiume Orthodontics since 2004 as a Dental Assistant & now serve as a Lab Technician overseeing our on-site Lab facility where the majority of our retainers and appliances are made. I live in New Bern with my husband Rickey & we together have 3 children (Kenly, Kameron & Chloe) & 2 fur babies that we rescued, Oaklee & Spike. I enjoy relaxing on the river on our boat or at the beach with family & friends or just listening to music by our bon-fire.

Favorite Quote: It is what it is
Favorite Song: Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Favorite Food: Pizza (NY style)
Favorite TV Show: The King of Queens
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York

I have been a part of the Rankin & Fiume Orthodontic team in the Finance Department since Oct. 2015. I enjoy helping patients achieve a beautiful smile through treatment.
I live in the country with my husband and 3 fur babies. Oliver & Cleo are my sweet Yorkies and Boone is smart Black Lab. I enjoy trying new foods, boat riding, working in my flower beds and riding ATV’s

Favorite Quote: “It is what it is”
Favorite Food: French Fries or Hush puppies
Favorite Vacation Spot: OBX!!
Nickname: LOVE
Favorite TV Shows: “This is Us” & “Nashville”
Favorite Websites: Facebook.com & Amazon.com
Birthplace: South Hampton, NY

I joined our team in 2016 as one of our Sterilization Technicians and Orthodontic Assistants. You may see me either in Sterilization cleaning the instruments or around the office seeing patients. I love seeing all of the different faces around the office and enjoy getting to know each person that I meet! When I am not at the office I love being outside, especially on a nice day. I also love going out to get sushi!

Favorite food: Ginataan and sushi
Hobby: Spending time outdoors on a nice day
Favorite vacation spot: Philippines beaches
Nickname: Bren
Favorite tv show: Gotham
Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA