Our Team Is Friendly & Fun!

We have the best team ever! One of the compliments we get all the time is: “Your team is so friendly and fun!” Each person on our team has been personally selected because of how well they relate to our patients. What that means for you is – every single person you meet is genuinely excited to see you.

Every person on our team has been selected because of how much they love our patients.

When you sit in our chair, you’re going to feel the love in the office — with the doctors and with our team! It’s just an enjoyable environment, and we’re so blessed to have such an amazing team to work side by side with every day.

We work hard to be efficient, but we also have fun!

When a patient sits in our chair and interacts with our team, we want them to feel like they’re the most special person in the entire room — because it’s true!

More Than Just A Group Of People

The kinds of experiences our patients rave about can very easily be summed up in how well our team loves on our patients. They treat them exactly like they would treat their own kids — let’s be honest, maybe even better! Making sure you feel like you’re part of our family while you’re here is what you should expect.

Experienced. We’ve actually got several employees that have been here longer than even our doctors!
Compassionate. This team is kind, caring, and compassionate. But we also have a lot of fun!
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Heather C.

Clinical Coordinator

What do you love about your job? Why?
I love the relationships I’ve built over the years, and the ones I am building now with all the patients and families. It’s so rewarding to see beautiful straight teeth and the patients smiling faces at the end of treatment.
How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
25 years
What or who inspires you? Why?
My sister inspires me. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year. Her strength and Bravery is so admirable. Through the entire process she always seemed to have a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. She is one of the toughest people I’ve ever known.
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Penny L.

Financial Coordinator

What do you love about your job? Why?
The people I work with and meeting new people and new patients.
How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
19 years
If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
Greece because I have always wanted to see the Mediterranean Sea, their beautiful beaches and sail from island to island.
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Lesli C.

Office Manager

What's your favorite holiday? Why?
4th of July. I love fireworks, family, and fun. I always have a big pool party at my house.
How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
21 years
What or who inspires you? Why?
My family, they make me a better person. Through all the ups and downs of life we are still a strong unit.
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Abby L.

Marketing Coordinator

What TV show are you most likely to binge-watch and why?
The Office! It debuted right as I was starting college and continued as I got my first job in the "real world." I really related to it. I've probably watched the series at least eight times through, but it never gets old!
What is your favorite 90's jam?
You can't tell me there's a better song to get on the dance floor to than "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls.
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
Baseball! My father was a high school baseball coach for 30 years, so it was definitely a common subject in our household. There's so much more going on in a baseball game than just the pitcher and the batter - it's a dynamic, complex mental game. Plus, who doesn't love hearing the ping of a bat?
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Tara D.

Scheduling Coordinator

What do you love about your job? Why?
I love that it is so faced paced and busy! The day goes by so fast, and we get to improve people’s smiles.
If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be?
I'd love to tour Europe.
What is your favorite 90's jam?
90’s? No way! Give me the 80’s.
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Claire C.

Orthodontic Assistant

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
I'd want to visit Europe, so much history there.
What is your favorite movie and why?
Sweet Home Alabama, who doesn’t love a good story?!
What do you love about your job? Why?
I enjoy working with our patients and my HWH family! I love interacting with patients that come to my chair, watching their smiles grow as they do is so fun!
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Jossy

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie and why?
Rush Hour because I love to laugh. Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are hilarious together in that movie.
What or who inspires you? Why?
My Mom is someone who inspires me. I am who I am thanks to her and I know that she is always there for me.
If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
I’d love to go to Paris, visit the Eiffel Tower, try the food, eat pastries, and take lots of pictures.
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Laraine S.

Orthodontic Assistant

What or who inspires you? Why?
My mom inspires me. She was/is a great mom. She's worked hard and showed a lot of love to us, and she's very caring.
How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
40 years
If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
The World. I want to see as much of the world as possible and experience all of it.
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Fran G.

Treatment Coordinator

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
I'd vacation in Rome because of its history, architecture, and food.
How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
37 years
What is your favorite 90's jam?
My go-to 90's jam is "Everybody" by Backstreet Boys. Who didn’t like boy bands in the 90’s?
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Kathy J.

Treatment Coordinator

What's the best place to eat in the area? Why?
I love North Star Topeka Steakhouse. They have the best steaks in town. I started eating there when I was a young kid with my family. My husband and I started going there before we got married and it's become an every weekend thing.
What do you love about your job? Why?
I love being a TC. No two days are ever the same. I love to meet the patients and their families. Many of them bring multiple family members, so we get to know them very well, It's always fun to see them grow up and what they become. It's exciting to have the newest and most updated technology in our office that we get to share. I love to see the smiles we put on people's faces, most lasting a lifetime.
What's your favorite holiday? Why?
Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love spending time with my family and friends. I like the get-togethers and parties or just being around my friends. I love to decorate and shop so it becomes a year round holiday for me.
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Diana S.

Records Coordinator

What do you love about your job? Why?
I love meeting new patients and making them feel at ease with beginning the process in our office. I also love seeing and celebrating the positive changes with our existing patients.
What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is usually anything Disney and currently “The Upside." I love how 2 entirely diverse people find a way to change each other's lives for the better.
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
I love baseball. Our evenings and weekends are spent at the ball field watching our son play.
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Cecy R.

Insurance Coordinator

What or who inspires you? Why?
My children inspire me, and they could inspire just about anyone I’m sure.
If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
I would go somewhere in the Pacific Northwest because it’s naturally beautiful. I could see family and enjoy the outdoors.
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
I love watching soccer because it’s a great sport. I love watching one of my sons play.
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Kassi R.

Scheduling Coordinator

What or who inspires you? Why?
My mother inspired me to be who I am today. She had a very rough up bringing. She defeated the odds. With 3 back surgeries and 2 neck surgeries and a battle with cancer, she was always able to look at the positive side of life. She always had a smile on her face.
What TV show are you most likely to binge-watch and why?
I love reality television. I'll wach any reality show on MTV. I also love to binge-watch medical shows on Netflix like Grey's Anatomy or Royal Pains.
What was your favorite TV show growing up? Why?
I loved Sailormoon! It's an amazing show about a group of Sailor Scouts that protect the universe in the name of love and justice. For a girl growing up it taught me how to respect myself as a woman and how to know what's right and wrong.
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Dulce S.

Orthodontic Assistant

Who/What inspires you and why?
My dad inspires me. He’s always been a hard worker and dedicated to accomplishing his goals.
If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be? Why?
I would totally be an air fryer! Because it comes in handy on long days at work.
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Ariel J.

Orthodontic Assistant

What or who inspires you? Why?
My Aunt Michele inspires me, she’s always taught me to never give up, to always give my best, and to try my hardest.
What TV show are you most likely to binge-watch and why?
I love a lot of TV shows, but I am a Grey’s Anatomy fanatic.
What is your favorite movie and why?
Hope Floats because a girl always needs her mom, and I just love it!
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Cheyla S.

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite 90's jam?
If you grew up in the ’90s and you never sang “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy/Monica at the top of your lungs then you never had your 8-year-old heart broken.
What was your favorite TV show growing up? Why?
When I was sick and couldn’t go to school, my grandma and I would watch Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy, The Price is Right and of course Days of Our lives.
What was your main goal in life when you were 10 years old? Why?
Growing up I had very important goals, one of the main ones would be to become a NASCAR driver so I could become besties with Dale Earnhardt.
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Jasmin G.

Lab Assistant

What or who inspires you? Why?
My kids inspire me. They just have so much energy and they are so motivated to do anything. As little as they are they sure do know how to cheer people up they always have a big smile on their face and that is what motivates me.

If you were a kitchen appliance what would you be? Why?
I would totally be an air fryer! Because it comes in handy on long days at work.

What was your favorite TV show growing up? Why?
Growing up I remember I used to watch Disney Channel everyday! I liked every show that came out back then.