Surgical Team

Ann – Registered Nurse, BSN 

Ann joined our surgical team in 2013.  She came to our office with hospital and family practice experience along with excellent bedside manner to assist our doctors and patients.  Ann is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support and the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  In her free time, she volunteers at her church and enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

Audrey – Registered Nurse

Audrey joined our practice in 2019, she brings with her 25 years of healthcare experience. Before becoming an RN, she worked as an oral surgery assistant for 6 years and previously assisting for a general dentist.  Audrey is an asset to our practice with her knowledge and expertise, as well as, her bedside manner. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support (CPR).  In her free time, Audrey enjoys hiking and volunteering with various animal shelters.

Elizabeth – Surgical Assistant, Manager

Elizabeth began her oral surgery career in 2008 with the practice.  She is our surgical team manager for all 3 offices and oversees the practice surgery schedules.  Elizabeth is CPR certified through the American Heart Association and up to date with the current certification in the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  When Elizabeth isn’t at the office, she loves doing projects at home, baking and spending time with her family.

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 Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP).  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, certified in our annual Anesthesia Assistant Training Program (AATP), 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.  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 with excellent bedside manner and care from beginning to end.  Melissa is certified in CPR with the American Heart Association.  In her free time, she enjoys being a part of the Cubs Scouts of America and traveling with her family. 

Laurie – Surgical Assistant

Laurie joined our team in 2018.  She brings with her 28 years of oral surgery experience as a surgical assistant.  Laurie has quickly become a valuable team player and are fortunate to have her knowledge and expertise.  Laurie is CPR certified and currently certified in the Anesthesia Assistant Training Program.  When Laurie is not helping patients in our office, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.