From the time I was in high school I knew I wanted to pursue a job in a healthcare field, I was just unsure which one. I was fortunate to be exposed to the dental field at a young age, when my father opened his own dental office and my mother became his assistant. They exemplified to my sister (who is also a dentist) and I the importance of caring for others, doing your best in all you do, and working hard.I attended the University of Central Missouri (known, then, as Central Missouri State University), where I attained my Bachelor of Science in Biology. While there, I met my future husband, Mike, in Endocrinology class Open-mouth smile. God brought us together, and then guided us to Lincoln, NE to further our studies. I graduated with my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Dentistry in 1996.Mike and I chose to settle near El Dorado Springs, MO where we have been truly blessed. We have two children, Chaney and Brayden, who remind us on a daily basis what is important in life. Our practice continues to grow, thanks to our exceptional staff, wonderful patients, and a God who always has the best plan.
I grew up in northern Missouri where I learned the values of family and friends, and developed an appreciation for small communities. I earned a biology degree from the University of Central Missouri in 1991. I was active in all types of intramural athletics and competed on the university’s track and field team as a decathlete and pole vaulter. I was also fortunate enough to find the love of my life, Cammie, while attending the university and shortly after obtaining a B.S. in Biology.I began my formal dental training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1998. We began our life as dentists and parents and relocated to the wonderful community of El Dorado Springs, MO. I have enjoyed practicing Dentistry in El Dorado Springs for the past 13 years and have been committed to educating patients and treating the dental health concerns of our community. I feel blessed by God to be entrusted with the improvement of smiles and self-esteem of the families we treat. I value the advancement of technology in our dental profession, and strive to incorporate the newest techniques and equipment into our practice, without losing the importance of listening to the needs of my patients.I am blessed with two wonderful children who have shown me what love and life are truly about, and thoroughly enjoy watching them grow in their own activities. I enjoy all types of outdoor activities including white-tailed deer hunting, and can often be reached in a nearby tree stand.I would like to welcome you and your family to a dental practice that will strive to treat your dental concerns but also treat you with kindness and respect!