Our whole team loves helping our patients achieve and maintain beautiful smiles. We look forward to helping you enjoy the smile of your dreams! You can find out more about our team here.
Cindy has worked for us since 2001, but her dental career began back in 1988. She enjoys providing great customer service, helping patients change their smiles, and seeing the outcomes afterward. Outside of work, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 5-year-old grandson, Aaric. She also likes to spend time at the river or the lake and watching the sun rise on the beach.
Jacklyn has worked in dentistry since 2007 and joined our team in 2008. Besides working in our business office, she is a certified dental assistant and is certified in CPR. She has completed training with All-Star Dental Academy and Blatchford Solutions, including extensive phone training. The best parts of her job are helping others and getting to work with an awesome team. When she’s not working, Jacklyn enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, being outdoors in the summertime, and serving with her church family.
Karen has been with our team since 2010 and has worked in dentistry since 1984. She is an expanded functions dental assistant who is certified in inhaled sedation and CPR. Karen has completed continuing education in leadership, Invisalign, OSHA, and infection control. She loves working with the high-caliber team we have here and helping our patients achieve their oral health goals. Outside of work, Karen likes to spend time with her family, especially her two grandsons. She also loves traveling to tropical destinations with her husband as well as cooking gourmet food with him. Flower gardening and attending St. Louis Cardinals baseball games also rate high with her.
Jenna has worked in dentistry since 2015, and she joined our staff in 2017. She has completed continuing education in using the iTero digital scanning system. Jenna says that our teamwork, communication, and excellent doctors are her favorite parts of her job. In her spare time, she enjoys family get-togethers, barbecuing, floating on the water, gardening, playing with her three dogs, riding horses, or anything else outdoors.
Trish joined our team in 2011 but has worked in dentistry for over two decades – since 1996. She is a graduate of Ozarks Technical Community College in both dental assisting and dental hygiene. Trish enjoys helping our patients achieve their dream smiles they have always wanted, whether that’s through health and education or through reconstructing their smile. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, golfing, kayaking, gardening, running, working out, going to the lake, and vacationing.
Katie has worked in dentistry since 2007 and has been with us almost all that time – since 2008. She is certified in anesthesia and has completed continuing education in CPR, Invisalign, and anesthesia. The best part of her job is developing relationships with our patients and helping fearful patients love coming to the dentist. When she’s not working, she enjoys running, biking, swimming, and spending family time with her husband, JD, her son, Eli, and her dog, Kricket.
Jessalyn has worked in dentistry since 2013, all them here at Excel Dental. She is certified in CPR and has completed continuing education in cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Rhys Spoor, along with courses in CEREC and iTero. Jessalyn enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them build confidence through reaching their smile goals. She also likes keeping up with the latest dental technology. Away from work, Jessalyn enjoys spending time at Table Rock Lake with family, watching their daughter do ballet, and playing with their golden retriever and lab. She is expecting an addition to their family in October 2019!
Sally has worked for us since 2017. She has completed continuing education in oral sedation and iTero. She loves working with a wonderful, caring team, interacting with our patients, and seeing them happy. When she’s not working, she likes spending time with her husband and daughter on their family farm, hunting and fishing with her dad, and volunteering at local animal rescues and benefits to raise funds for shelters.
Sally began working in dentistry in 2004 and joined our team in 2017. Each year she completes continuing education to broaden her knowledge of patient care. Sally feels the best part of her job is getting to know our patients and seeing them smile after their treatment. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable during their visit. Outside of the office, Sally likes to spend time with their two boys, ages 6 and 8, and attending their sports and music activities. She also likes redoing furniture, gardening, working in her yard, camping, and floating on the water. Sally and her family are always doing something outdoors.
Tara has worked for us since 2009 after starting her dental career in 2008. She is certified in CPR and has completed continuing education in cosmetic with Dr. Rhys Spoor, plus courses in CEREC and iTero. The part she likes best about her job is working with our patients and watching their smile transformations. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and doing anything outdoors.