Meet the Team



We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Office Manager / Dental Assistant

I do whatever it takes to keep our practice running as smoothly as possible, from managing the office to assisting Dr. Herron when needed. Working directly with patients is my favorite thing to do, and I feel great if I can help an anxious patient overcome dental fears.

I have raised two beautiful and amazing daughters who have become my very best friends. I have four granddaughters who have changed my name to GiGi, a name I wear with great pride and honor. I love life!



Dental Assistant

As a chairside assistant, it is my duty to see that our patients are comfortable and to help each procedure go smoothly and efficiently. I also help keep the lab running smoothly and do most of the fabrication of retainers, appliances, and mouthguards. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing smiles transformed, whether during one or two procedures, or over two full years of orthodontic care. I love seeing people’s confidence and self-image change because of their smile.

I am a person who enjoys life and I stay busy all the time. I am a very active member of my church. Family is very important to me, as well, so I love to spend time with my children and grandchildren. When I get leisure time, I love renting a good movie, cranking up the surround sound, and just relaxing.



Front Office Assistant

I’m one of the friendly faces that greet each patient when they come into the office. I love getting to know our patients and working with our amazing team. We are much more like a family than coworkers.

I live in Columbus with my husband Tyler and our son Zeppelin, who keeps us busy with sports and numerous other activities. We love living in Columbus and being a part of this community. In our spare time, we enjoy traveling and seeing new places.




I am responsible for the financial aspect of our practice. I enjoy working in dentistry and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing dentist, Dr. Herron! I graduated with a major in accounting and minor in business administration from Missouri Southern State University.

I have been married for 32 years to my high-school sweetheart. We have a very spoiled Maltese named Zoe.



Social Media / Marketing

I work on all things social here at Dr. Herron’s! I love being a part of such a great team where everyone works hard to make YOU feel special! 

My husband Ty and I live in Girard, where we raise our two kids, Kendall and Brett. I stay very busy during football and wrestling seasons watching my husband coach the Carl Junction Bulldogs!



Dental Assistant

As a child, I knew that one day I would work in a profession helping others. As a dental assistant, I get to do just that. My job is to ensure that procedures go as smoothly as possible for the patient, as well as for the doctor. It is such a blessing to work with an amazing group of individuals.

I’ve been married for eight years to Cory. Our daughter RyLeigh keeps us very busy! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, coaching cheerleading, and relaxing to my favorite TV shows. My husband and I are foster parents with the hope of eventually adding a few more to our family through adoption. 



Registered Dental Hygienist

Helping others has always been one of my passions, and my job as a dental hygienist allows me to do that every day! I truly enjoy getting to help people improve their oral health, as well as their overall health. It is a blessing to be able to do so with such an amazing and professional team of co-workers.

I have been married to my high-school sweetheart Adam for six years, and we were blessed with our first child in 2016. He is our whole world and we love watching him grow! In our free time we enjoy the outdoors and traveling to our hometown of Dodge City. 



Registered Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, I strive to provide quality dental hygiene care for our patients. I really enjoy helping others achieve healthier smiles and improve their overall health. I am so thankful to be part of this wonderful team!

I am married to my high-school sweetheart, Dale. In my free time, I love to spend time with family, friends, and our black lab named Buck. 



Registered Dental Hygienist

I take great pleasure in assisting people to achieve optimal oral and total body health. Most of my patients are like family and I’m passionate about helping each one. I had more than ten years of dental experience prior to becoming a hygienist in 2007. 

In my free time, I enjoy hunting with my family and cheering on my two sons, Wes and Wil, at various athletic events.



Invisalign® Leader / Child Hygiene

I have a huge passion for helping others achieve straight teeth with no braces with the first name in clear orthodontic treatment, Invisalign. During my patients’ journey to straight teeth, I love being their copilot through the bumps in the road and the smooth sailing of their treatment. 

My most rewarding adventure is that with my husband Jeff and our children: Brandon, Brooklyn, and Boston.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I love being a dental hygienist! I have the opportunity to meet new people, make lifelong friends with my patients, and help them achieve a healthy smile.

I am married to the love of my life, Craig, and together we have four beautiful children. 



Front Office Assistant

I take care of paperwork in the front office and assist the hygienists whenever they need help! I haven’t been with the team for very long, but I feel as though I have! They are some of the most genuine people I have ever crossed paths with. I attend Missouri Southern State University and plan to apply for their dental hygiene program within the next couple years. I have wanted to be a RDH for as long as I can remember!

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family and spending time outdoors. 



Front Office Assistant

I have always had a love for customer service and making a person’s day with a simple smile. HRDC has given me this opportunity to do what I love on a daily basis. I am honored and proud to be a part of the Herron Regional Dental Center team!

I live in Joplin, Missouri with my husband of 12 years, Chris, and my two handsome boys. We enjoy any and all sporting events.

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