Meet the Team

Our wonderful staff can’t wait to meet you!

Mary

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. My life has been very fulfilled with raising three children who have given me grandchildren & great-grandchildren.  I love spending time with them every chance I get.

Christy

FRONT OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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.  We have one son Zeppelin who is attending college & pursuing his dreams. We love living in Columbus and being a part of this community. In our spare time, we enjoy traveling and seeing new places.

Debbie

ACCOUNTANT

I am responsible for the financial aspect & human resources 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 38 years to my high-school sweetheart. We have a very spoiled Maltese named Zoe.

Andrea

Financial Coordinator

My goal is to make each patient feel welcome and comfortable during their visit to our office.  I love being part of such a great team where everyone works hard to make YOU feel special.   My husband Ty & I live in Kansas where we raise our two kids, Kendall and Brett.  We enjoy watching them in their various activities and spending time with our families.

Carlissa

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.

My husband Cory and I have been married for 14 years.  We live in Galena with our two beautiful daughters, RyLeigh and Araya.

Kaelee

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.

I have been married to my high-school sweetheart, Adam, since 2009.  We have two little boys, Noah & Kohen, that are the lights of our lives.  We love watching them learn and grow and doing life with them.  In our free time we enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and making memories together.

Missy

INVISALIGN® LEADER

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.

Jeanice

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a Dental Hygienist, I’m not only committed to continually improving my standard of care to better serve our patients, but also educating and encouraging them to maintain good periodontal health with unique, personalized oral health care services. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, Willie, and daughter, Leighton.

Peyton

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a dental hygienist I very much enjoy establishing relationships and friendships with all of my patients! Educating and providing quality care to patients is my number one priority. Everyone should leave us with the happy, healthy smile they deserve!

I was born and raised here in southeast Kansas. Dr. Herron has been my dentist since I was 4 years old! I was somehow blessed enough to land my dream job in my favorite dental office!

I recently became a mother to my sweet baby boy, Cole. So, in my free time, you can catch me chugging coffee and singing the ABC’s.

SkyLeigh

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a dental hygienist, I enjoy meeting new people and educating patients on better oral hygiene techniques.

I grew up in Baxter Springs and have loved seeing familiar faces while working for Dr. Herron.

In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family, fiancé and our dogs.

Brandi

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a dental hygienist, I enjoy creating an enjoyable space for patients to receive the tools they need to achieve their oral health goals.  Establishing relationships with my patients is by far my favorite part of my job!

I was born and raised in Webb City, Missouri and still currently reside there today.  I attended MSSU Dental Hygiene school and graduated in 2014.

I have the most amazing family and friends and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.  I enjoy traveling when I can and spending time with my two fur babies, Remi and Berti!

Teresia

DENTAL ASSISTANT

I have been a dental assistant for approximately 30 years. Mostly I have worked general dentistry, but have also worked in a pediatric office. I enjoy making several different kinds of crafts.

I have been married for 37 years. We have one son, one daughter and four grandchildren (two boys and two girls). Our kids live out of state so we enjoy traveling to see them!

Ashley

DENTAL ASSISTANT

One of the most exciting aspects of being a dental assistant is that no two days are the same.  Here at HRDC, I get the opportunity to assist with Invisalign and general dentistry procedures.  I love seeing the positive impact that we can make on our patients’ self confidence and overall health.

I graduated from Pittsburg High School and went on to attend Labette Community College’s Dental Assisting Program.  I’m so grateful to serve the community that I call home!