Susan (Front Office Expert)
Susan started her dental career in 1984 working part-time for her hometown dentist in Stockton, MO while attending Drury College. She quickly realized dentistry was the career path she wanted to follow. Susan spent the largest part of her career working as a dental assistant in a specialty practice in Kansas City, even after her and her family moved to Marshfield in 2000.
Susan met her husband in Kansas City and has been married for 29 years. Together they have two daughters, Hailey and Hannah. She loves the outdoors and likes to be on the lake, kayaking on the river or spending time in their small vineyard on their property.
Your dental needs and education are important to Susan, and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. She will treat you as part of her family from the minute you talk to her.
Kate (Registered Dental Hygienist)
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.
Kori (Registered Dental Assistant)
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.
McKennah (Dental Assistant)
McKennah grew up in the small town of Mountain Grove, Mo. She is a class of 2018 graduate from the Midwest Technical Institute Dental Assisting program. McKennah completed her necessary externship hours from MTI at Kelly Dental, and because of her exceptional skill and great attitude, was then made a part of the team!
What she enjoys most about dentistry is getting to know the patients, and helping them to love their smile.
Outside of the office setting, McKennah enjoys spending time with her fiance Haden and their young son Grayson.