Surgical Team

Nicolle-BSN, Registered Nurse

Nicolle joined our practice in 2020; we were happy to add her to our team. She has an excellent bedside manner and deeply cares for our patients. Nicolle is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and is CPR certified. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. When Nicolle isn’t here in the office, she enjoys spending her time with family and friends.

Gwen – Surgical Assistant

Gwen joined our surgical team in 2006 as a surgical assistant.  She is an integral player in coordinating the surgical care and planning of our implant cases.   Gwen has extensive knowledge and training with our dental implant systems and surgical process.  She is certified in CPR with the American Heart Association and DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification) certified.  In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

Lhouanna – Surgical Assistant

Lhouanna joined our team in 2009.  She began her oral surgery career nearly 30 years ago, bringing superior care and bedside manner to our patients from beginning to end.  She is CPR certified with the American Heart Association and certified in DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification).  Lhouanna has received her ICAT along with a certification in Coronal Polishing and Sealants.  In Lhouanna’s free time, she enjoys playing soccer, horseback riding and spending time with her family.

Kristy – Surgical Assistant

Kristy joined the team in 2013 bringing with her 13 years of experience from a previous orthodontic practice.  She understands a specialty practice and provides the bedside manner we know our patients deserve.  Kristy has completed the AATP, Anesthesia Assistant Training Program and is CPR certified through the American Heart Association.  We appreciate that she is able to help out our administrative team when needed. She loves spending time with her family, volunteering at her children’s school and working on home improvements. 

 Laura – Surgical Assistant

Laura joined our team in 2014.  She came to us with 18 years of dentistry experience, providing us with the experience and professionalism we value for our patients. Laura is CPR certified through the American Heart Association and compliant with the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  When Laura isn’t helping patients in our office, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Melissa – Surgical Assistant

Melissa began her oral surgery career with us in 2013.  She brings to the practice 16 years of dental experience, providing our patients chairside comfort and ease throughout their visit.  Melissa is certified in CPR with the American Heart Association.  She enjoys being a part of the Cubs Scouts of America and traveling with her family in her free time. 

Liz-Surgical Assistant

Liz joined our surgical team in 2020.  We are excited she brings 9 years of dental and oral surgery assistant expertise to our practice. Liz has an excellent bedside manner to help patients feel comfortable throughout their procedures and visits to our office.  She is CPR certified through the American Heart Association and certified through the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  Liz enjoys country music, movies and spending time with her family and friends.

Rosa-Surgical Assistant

Rosa joined our surgical team in 2020 as a Surgical Assistant. She brings extensive knowledge in surgical assisting in an OMS practice. She has worked in the dental specialty since 2000, has knowledge in endodontic and prosthetics, and is great with even our smallest patients.  Rosa is certified in CPR with the American Heart Association and has Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification training.  When Rosa is not working, she is at the pool with her 4 children and loves spending time with her family and friends.