Meet the Team

Dental Hygienist team | Dental Assistant team | Front Office team

Dental Hygienist Team

Melissa, Patty, Janele, Angela, Deb, and Kadi

Deb

Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m looking forward to helping you achieve a healthy smile! I totally enjoy getting to know patients and families, and promise to treat you the way I’d want to be treated: with kindness and as little stress as possible. I’ll take X-rays, clean your teeth, and apply fluoride. A lot of our time together will be spent talking about your oral health and how you can keep it in great shape.

In my free time, my priority is being with my family. My husband and I have two adult children, both now married, and one granddaughter. I also enjoy gardening, traveling, and losing myself in a book.

Janele

Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know you! As a hygienist, I’ll help you achieve great oral health and teach you how to care for your smile. I gently clean your teeth, take X-rays, and apply fluoride and sealants. I’m passionate about healthy smiles and I’ll give you the knowledge and tools to keep yours in excellent condition!

When I’m not working, my spouse and I are kept busy with the children’s activities. We’ve two sons and a daughter who participate in baseball, wrestling, football, volleyball, and basketball.

Kadi

Dental Hygienist

Hello! I’m looking forward to learning who you are while helping you achieve your oral health goals! A healthy smile is one of the best things in the world, and I promise to support you to develop your best one. I’ll perform your periodontal exam, take X-rays, and clean your teeth. I’ll also teach and encourage you to develop healthy habits so you can enjoy a lifetime of smiles!

In my free time, I love being with my spouse, three daughters, and two dogs. I also like riding horses, working out, and reading.

Melissa

Dental Hygienist

Hello! I love developing real, long-term relationships with our patients and look forward to starting to get to know you! I, and everyone here, want you to have a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. I’ll help you improve your dental health through education and thorough, gentle cleanings. I hope you look forward to visiting us and excited about caring for your smile!

When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my spouse, two young daughters, and our family and friends. I play the flute at our church, too, and enjoy reading.

Patty

Dental Hygienist

Hi and welcome! I’m looking forward to helping you improve your oral and overall health and develop the beautiful smile you deserve! I really enjoy meeting new people and working with each to build a strong relationship. I’ll assess your periodontal health, take X-rays, clean your teeth, and teach you how to care for your smile.

Outside the office, I enjoy time with my spouse of 20 years and our son, daughter, and our family dog Roscoe. I like reading, practicing yoga, watching movies, and being with loved ones. We’re currently renovating our home, so that keeps all of us busy!

Angela B.

Dental Hygienist

Welcome to the office! I earned my BS in dental hygiene in 1992 from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and joined the team in 1999. I find the greatest fulfillment in getting to know people, hearing their stories, and seeing generations of families grow up in our office. I take X-rays, clean teeth, apply fluoride and sealants, and provide education on how to maintain oral health. I love when a patient comes for a recall visit and their mouth is healthy!

I have four children — Cory, Garrett, Peyton, and Nolan — and one Bichon Poodle mix named Mr. Bentley. In my free time, I like watching my sons wrestle and play baseball, and my daughter run track and sing. My hobbies include reading, traveling, and listening to all kinds of music.

 

Dental Assistant Team

Justine, Erica, Benita, Angela, and Tammy

Angela F.

Dental Assistant

Hi! I’m a people person and look forward to meeting you! I know some people worry about seeing the dentist and want you to know that our doctors and team members offer painless care. You have nothing to worry about! I’ll seat you, prepare you for your procedure, and sit by your side to assist the doctor while supporting you and making sure you’re comfortable.

When I’m not here, I love time with my husband Chris, our two sons, Evan and Landon, and our foster daughter, Isabella. We have a furry child, Hosmer — a young Lab — too! We love time together, especially golfing. Also, I’m a cheerleading coach and a children’s book author.

Benita

Dental Assistant

Hello and welcome! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and helping you during visits. I want you to feel welcome, safe, and respected during visits: If there’s anything you need, let me know! I work chairside, where I help the doctor and make sure patients are comfortable during procedures.

Outside the office, I love time with my husband, who’s a Lawrence native and works at the University of Kansas, and our son. Our son plays soccer, baseball, and is on the swim team at Lawrence High School. I’m very active with the local running community, am a member of our trail-running group, the Lawrence Trail Hawks, and work part-time for Ad Astra Running.

Erica

Dental Assistant

Hello, I’m looking forward to meeting you! I am here to make sure you feel at ease during visits and informed about your care. I want you to look forward to visits — we’ll look forward to seeing you!. I’ll get you ready for your procedure, work chairside to help the doctor, and make sure you’re comfortable. When you’re finished, I’ll offer post-op instructions, too.

Outside of work, most of my time is spent with my spouse, son, and our three cats. We live in Baldwin City and I love hanging out at home, especially playing games and enjoying a movie night. Of course, I love following KU basketball, too!

Tammy

Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m looking forward to getting to know you! I know some people worry about dental visits. Here, you have nothing to fret about, because our doctors and hygienists provide truly painless care. I’ll help you and make sure you’re informed, understand what’s going to happen, and are comfortable during your procedure. If there’s anything you need, let me know!

My time off is spent with my husband Marty and our spoiled Goldendoodle, Fred. I love to travel, read, and enjoy time with our two grown sons, Oliver and Frank.

Justine

Dental Assistant

Hello there! I began working here as treatment coordinator at the front desk, then transitioned to assisting the doctors in 2015. I love working with a team made up of fun, interesting, caring people who all get along. I assist our doctors at chairside during dental procedures, and help to ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed.

I am engaged to be married in June 2017! I have a nine-year-old son and two dogs. I enjoy quilting, sewing, and reading, and most of all, I LOVE watching KU basketball! Rock Chalk!

 

Front Office Team

Yvonne, Susan, Jill, and Sheila

Jill

Business Office Coordinator

Hi, welcome to our family-friendly dental office! Our three doctors and team members will do everything possible to ensure you feel comfortable and welcome during visits. We want you to look forward to seeing us, as we’ll look forward to seeing you! I handle accounts receivable and payable. I’ll make sure you get the most from your insurance and help with financials, too.

Outside the office, I love to cook and am always trying new recipes. I also enjoy working outdoors and spending time with my married daughter and amazing grandson. Other family members include my quarter-horse gelding and a miniature Yorkie.

Susan

Business Office Coordinator

Hi! I’m looking forward to helping you develop your healthiest smile and making sure you have positive visits. I enjoy getting to know people, growing friendships, and sharing stories. I’ll present and review your treatment plan, and make sure you have all the information you need. I also handle our marketing and advertising and maintain the doctors’ schedules.

My time off is spent cooking and decorating, and I love being outside, especially with my three spoiled doggies. I also love time with my husband, our three sons, and two grandkids. My favorite times are spent traveling, being with loved ones, and enjoying life.

Yvonne

Business Office Coordinator

Hello and welcome! I’m looking forward to welcoming you in person, since I work in our front office. I love working in such a happy, professional practice, where we care for patients with respect and empathy. I’ll help you with your dental insurance, to make sure you are able to get the most from your benefits.

When not working, I enjoy cooking, reading, and tackling projects around my home.

Sheila

Hygiene Coordinator

Hi, I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know you! I am here to help you achieve your dental goals and love making sure your visits keep you smiling. I ensure our hygienists have a well-balanced schedule and plenty of time with you. I also send out our recall cards and run the month-end reports.

Outside of work, my four wonderful and almost grown-up children — Anna, Miguel, Michael, and Lesly — keep me busy. We love animals and have three crazy parakeets and a pet turtle! I enjoy babysitting, time with my kids, and road trips to visit family in sunny California, where I grew up.