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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Sandra A.

Insurance Coordinator

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?
Teleport to wherever I want to go!
How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
12 years
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
KU Basketball! They're usually a talented group, fun to watch, and they usually win!
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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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Vanessa S.

Orthodontic Assistant

What or who inspires you? Why?
I would say my little brother inspires me most. My brother has always surpassed any leaps and bounds in his life. He never gives up and is always willing to help anyone in need.
What's your favorite holiday? Why?
My favorite holiday is Christmas because I get to spend time with family and make new memories!
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
I love college football because my boyfriend is a college football player at Washburn University
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Carolyn Q.

Orthodontic Assistant

If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
I'd go to Bora Bora. I love the clear water and warm breeze!
What do you love about your job? Why?
All the friends I have made. There is never a dull moment, I feel like I am always laughing.
What's your favorite holiday? Why?
Thanksgiving because it is a day full of family.
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ChapLynn A.

Orthodontic Assistant

What do you love about your job? Why?
I love the relationships I have made with all the girls here, they truly care about every patient.
What or who inspires you? Why?
My little siblings inspire me to be a better person every day.
What is your favorite movie and why?
I love The Holiday, Christmas is my favorite time of year and it’s a love story.
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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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Erika P.

Orthodontic Assistant

What do you love about your job? Why?
I love working with people and learning new things every day.
What or who inspires you? Why?
I have a great passion to work with people. I love taking care of someone or their loved ones and showing them that I care.
What's the best place to eat in the area? Why?
My favorite sit down restaurant would be El Mezcal Mexican Food, nothing is better than a margarita with good Mexican food. Quick food, Freddy's because they have an amazing chocolate brownie concrete to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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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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Kailee J.

Orthodontic Assistant

What sports do you love to watch? Why?
I love watching basketball especially KU. The reason why is because I grew up playing the sport and watching it when I was younger.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?
To be able to fly, so I could go anywhere fast and wouldn’t have to pay for a plane ticket.
If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, for free, where would it be? Why?
If I could go anywhere for a vacation I would go to Costa Rica, I fell in love with their culture when learning about Costa Rica in my spanish class in High school. So ever since then it’s been on my bucket list to go.
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Krystal L.

Treatment Coordinator

What TV show are you most likely to binge-watch and why?
Friends because no matter how many times you watch it you will bust out laughing at every episode!
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
Football, I like both NCAA and NFL, especially the Jayhawks and the Denver Broncos! I live with 3 boys, they love watching football, so we have bonded over that.
What do you love about your job? Why?
I love working with people and helping them love their smile!
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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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Maria P.

Orthodontic Assistant

How long have you worked in the orthodontic or dental field?
26 years
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Miranda C.

Orthodontic Assistant

What do you love about your job? Why?
I love the connections and relationships I’ve built over the years with my patients.
Do you have any hidden talents? What are they?
Photography is a hidden talent of mint. Hopefully that's not hidden for much longer. I’m launching my business page soon. I love taking photos of people, places, and whatever else catches my eye.
What or who inspires you? Why?
My cousin Anna inspires me. She lived with a cancerous tumor for over 10 years. She's never done chemotherapy and has amazing faith. She's a huge part of my relationship and faith in Jesus.
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Morgan B.

Orthodontic Assistant

What or who inspires you? Why?
My father and mother inspire me. They always showed my sisters and I how hard you must work to achieve your goals.
In the story of your life, which Hollywood actor would play you? Why?
Sandra Bullock because she seems very down to earth, but has a tough side to her.
What do you love about your job? Why?
I love the patient interaction and I highly enjoy making people feel better about themselves.
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Samantha N.

Orthodontic Assistant

What TV show are you most likely to binge-watch and why?
Anything with a some drama and action. Just enough to keep me in my toes. I like the shows Ozark, Riverdale and Outer Banks a lot.
What or who inspires you? Why?
I'm inspired by reminding myself that every day could be my last day. It helps me stay motivated and have positive thoughts all day every day 🙂
What do you love about your job? Why?
I love seeing the patients gain confidence with their new smiles. I also enjoy how often we get to see our patients. We truly get to know them and it makes the experience more comforting for the patient.
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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.

Scheduling 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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Falana A.

Scheduling Coordinator

What or who inspires you? Why?
My mother inspires me. Her strength and dedication to our family is unmatched.
What do you love about your job? Why?
I love the positive environment and the people I work with.
What sports do you love to watch? Why?
I love watching basketball and football. I've always enjoyed very competitive sports.
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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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Sarah S.

Scheduling Coordinator

What sports do you love to watch? Why?
I love watching basketball! Have you seen the Jayhawks? Duh.
What's the best place to eat in the area? Why?
I love eating at FreeState! They have the best food and beer!
What is your favorite 90's jam?
Spice up your life! I love Anything by the Spice Girls
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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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Hadley S.

Orthodontic Assistant

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is definitely The Proposal because it never fails to make me laugh. Also, who doesn't love Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds?
What is your favorite Holiday?
My favorite holiday is the Fourth of July because we usually spend it at the lake surrounded by family and friends. I also love watching all of the firework shows around my hometown!
What do you love about your job?
I love getting to work with such an amazing team and to interact with the best patients every day! I also enjoy having the opportunity to learn new things on a daily basis!