Meet Emmy! Emmy is the hygiene assistant for our team. She plays a huge role in our office running smoothly and efficiently for our patients. We first met Emmy when she came to our office as a student during her dental assisting program. We then offered her a job after she graduated from the program! Her long term goal is to go into the dental hygiene program, and she is currently taking classes to apply. Emmy was a dancer for many years prior to starting college, she is obsessed with her cat named Storm, and she loves to root on the Chiefs!
Ashley is one of our dental assistants in the office. She has been a dental assistant for 10 years and graduated from Vatterott college. She is our new patient coordinator, she is a people person and has the gift of making people feel comfortable at their dental visits! Ashley is married, and has a daughter named Perry. She loves plants, thrifting, and being outdoors!
Julie is one of our front desk team members. Julie graduated from MSU in 2012 with a BS in media studies, she then earned her dental assisting license from OTC in May 2020. Julie was hired at Cline Dental immediately upon graduation. She’s been married for 8 years and has a daughter that brings her so much joy! She’s an avid book worm and has been part of the same book club for 17 years! She also enjoys movies, especially at the Alamo, and traveling and being with family.
Barb, our receptionist extraordinaire, has been with Cline Dental as a patient for 16 years and employed for 4 years.
Barb and her husband have two adult children and enjoy the company of their dogs, Daisy and Ellie. Barb’s hobbies include reading gardening, being outdoors and spending time with her family. Barb has a “green thumb” and is excellent with flowers and gardening. Barb is a diehard Chiefs fan!!!!
Heather graduated in 2016 with her degree in dental hygiene from Ozarks Technical College. She was employed by Cline Dental immediately upon graduation. Heather is one of our dental hygienist, and is also our marketing director. Her greatest joy is to consider her patients as friends and part of our dental family. Heather is a Springfield MO native and a graduate of Kickapoo High school. She is a newlywed and has one cat and 4 legged baby named Bowie.
Joe graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a B.S. degree before earning his MBA at Missouri State University. He has been at Cline Dental for 10 years. He regularly attends continuing education courses. Recent highlights include:
- CPR certification
- Several business courses at ADA
Joe and his wife, Brandy, have a son and a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys running, spending time with family, and supports the Chiefs and the Royals.
Karrie graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 1997. Her certifications and trainings include:
- Block & Anesthesia licensed
- Nitrous oxide
- Sirona Laser
- Annual ADA convention
Karrie and her husband, Tim, have two daughters – Sydnie and Samantha. When Karrie is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and stays busy with sports and activities for her girls. She also enjoys reading and traveling.
An Ava, Missouri native, Melody attended college at Missouri State University and graduated in May 2016 with her dental hygiene degree from Ozarks Technical college. Upon graduation, Melody was hired as a dental hygienist at Cline Dental. In her spare time, Mel enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Josh at the lake camping and Razor riding. Her favorite foods include Doritos and pizza. She has a black Pomeranian named Blackberry. When Melody is 102, she plans to retire and move to the lake.
Missi has been a dental assistant for over 20 years and has been a part of the Cline Dental team since 2014. He accomplishments include courses and training in Cerec scanning and restoration design, iTero, dental implants, and pediatric and endodontic procedures. Missi has earned her certification as a certified dental assistant and has received expanded functions in restorative and prosthodontics.
Missi and her husband John have two children. Her family enjoys spending time outdoors boating and riding ATV’s.
Alvena graduated from Midwest Technical Institute in May 2019. Her certifications include: CPR, Nitrous Oxide, and restorative expanded functions. Alvena completed her clinical rotation at Cline Dental and was hired upon completion of her schooling. Alvena is cross trained to work both on the clinical and front desk areas of our office.
She enjoys the Ozark summers, riding ATV’s, reading and spending time with her family. She has two four legged kids, Lila and Marley.
A certified dental assistant for 20 years, Crystal works hard to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable with a soft touch during their appointments. You will find Crystal helping our hygiene department, both of our Doctors and keeping us organized behind the scenes. Crystal grew up in Pleasant Hope, MO and is the mom of 4 adult children. A Mimi to 3 adorable grandchildren, family is an important part of Crystal’s life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, flea markets, junking, quilting, and walks in the park.
Caitlin is a Springfield, MO native who graduated from OTC’s dental hygiene program in May of 2019. Prior to this, she received her dental assistant training and certification in 2015 from OTC. Caitlin enjoys spending time with her family, running, and random DIY Pinterest projects. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is educating and motivating patients on ways to improve their oral and overall health.