Welcome! I am a dental hygienist and have been with this practice for more than 12 years! The doctors here are all fun and easy to work with, and they truly care about our patients. My favorite part of my job is when a patient tells me that their mouth feels great at the end of a visit! I have been married for 19 years and have two children. My son is 13 years old, and my daughter is ten. We also have lots of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and chickens!
Lea Ann Smith
I have been a dental hygienist for 20 years and have been with this practice for 14. Seven of those years have been part time since my kids came along! I am often the first team member to have contact with the patient, and I know how important it is to make their first visit a good one! My favorite part of my job is meeting all of the different types of people that come in to our practice. At home, I have been married for 14 years, and my husband and I have two children, aged seven and three.
I’m a dental hygienist, and I have been with the practice for 11 years. I enjoy getting to know our patients and interact with them with a calming nature and a gentle hand. I love working with people and helping them live healthier lives. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as boating and motorcycle riding! I’m also a huge sports fan and especially love the St. Louis Cardinals! Most of all, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Welcome! I am a full-time dental hygienist, and have been with the practice since January 2006. My job is to welcome patients into the practice and to see them through treatment in preventative care, whether it is getting patients back on track or maintaining oral health. I graduated from Kaskaskia College in 2003 with an Associate Degree in Arts and a dental assisting certificate, then from Lake Land College in 2005 with an Associate Degree in Science. At home, I am married and have two young sons.
I am a dental assistant with five years’ experience in our practice. I graduated from Missouri College in 2004 with academic honors, and am now a chairside assistant with expanded duties in sealants and coronal polishing. I also cover a variety of administrative duties. My favorite part of my job is when our patients turn to the doctor and me, and tell us how grateful they are for our gentle treatment! When I’m not at work, I spend time with my boyfriend, Everett, my stepson, Cameron, and our dog, Baby!
I have been an assistant with the practice for more than 27 years! I attended the Missouri School for doctors’ assistants in 1983 and have worked here ever since. I am a chairside assistant with expanded duties in sealants and coronal polishing. I am also in charge of ordering the office supplies and have a variety of administrative duties. My family includes my boyfriend, Bruce, our dog, Pete, and my best friend and mother, Betty!
I have worked as the front desk receptionist with our practice for eight years! I love to greet our patients with a smile as they arrive, and thank them after they have been seen. I always try to make each patient feel comfortable and at home while they are in our office. I also verify insurance benefits for our patients, and make sure they receive the most from their coverage. My family consists of my loving husband, our four children and seven beautiful grandchildren! I also can’t forget our black lab, Abbey!
As the office manager, I’m in charge of financial arrangements and dealing with dental insurance. My goal is to enable the office to run as smooth as possible. The attention to detail and care that our Doctors give to our patients is superior, and their genuine nature makes this office stand out. Patients can sense the friendly atmosphere of our office and the excellent customer service in every aspect of our business. At home, I am married with two grown children and one grandchild, and a very loving dog!