Kate is a native to Springfield. She graduated high school from Kickapoo and went on to earn her Associate’s of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Ozarks Technical Community College. She graduated and has been employed at Kelly Dental Since 2014. When asked what her favorite part of her job Kate answers, “ My favorite part about my job is being able to build rapport with patients. It makes me feel good when my patient can trust me.”
Kate enjoys her days off with Mikel and her daughter Graylynn. Kate especially enjoys cycling, gardening, and hanging out at Table Rock Lake.
Melinda (Front Office)
Melinda will help you find a time that works with your schedule. She has many years of dental front office experience and will help you make your dental needs work into your busy life. For those with dental insurance, Melinda is also is fantastic at maximimizing your dental insurance benefit. She loves to help and loves people and will make you feel like family from the first time you are in contact with us!
Sharon has been at this location and practice for more than 38 years! You will not find a more capable and experienced dental assistant. She and Dr. Kelly work hand-in-hand as an efficient team to help you have the most pleasant visit and wonderful experience.
Hobbies: Fishing, Floating, Spending time at the lake house
Husband & Children: Steve, Joshua
Favorite movie: How to Train a Dragon
Favorite quote: "Learning never exhausts the mind."
Kori grew up in the small, rural town of Tuscumbia, MO. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ozarks Technical Community College in May of 2017 with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting, becoming a Certified Dental Assistant. While attending OTC, she earned an Excellence in Student Leadership Award as the 2017 Dental Assisting Class President and an Outstanding Academic Award as the top student in her class. She graduated with her Expanded Functions, including Fixed Prosthetics, Removable Prosthetics, Orthodontics, and Restorative I and is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
Kori also had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua with the OTC Dental Programs to provide dental care to those in need. She stated, "My experience in Nicaragua was life-changing, allowing me to utilize my passion for giving back and caring for other people. The time I spent there gave me affirmation of why I chose the dental field, and I hope to return in the future."
In her spare time, you could find Kori at the gym lifting weights, enjoying a good book, rooting for her favorite sports teams (Mizzou Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs) or planning her wedding with her fiancé Justin.