Meet the Team

We recognize that all of 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.


Brenda

Brenda

Practice Administrator

I enjoy helping our patients get the most from their medical benefits. This ensures they’re able to receive the valuable, life-changing treatment they would not otherwise be able to afford. Seeing the relief on someone’s face, when they realize they can get the care they need, is an amazing moment. As our Practice Administrator, I oversee all aspects of our practice, allowing our team to focus on what’s important: our patients’ care and smiles.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I like attending concerts, going to the gym, and cooking. I love to travel and cruise to the Caribbean.


Trisha

Trisha

Front Office Manager

I love to see the transformation in our patients after they’ve completed treatment. Seeing a person smile with confidence is incredible. I work with patients, presenting treatment plans and explaining the doctor’s recommendations. I also handle financial arrangements and insurance, including filing insurance claims. At our front desk, I greet patients, help them schedule future visits, and handle general day-to-day duties.

Outside of work I enjoy traveling – to anywhere with a beach! I love spending time with my family and my dog, Ace. I also enjoy live music, baking, and crafts. I’m an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan, too. And I really want to live in a tiny house.


Gina

Gina

Lead Dental Assistant - Clinical Manager

I find a great deal of personal satisfaction knowing I’ve helped someone improve their oral health. A patient’s smile and thanks at the end of a visit mean a lot to me. I seat and prepare patients to see the doctor, explaining what will happen during the procedure. Then I work chairside, supporting the doctor and making sure our patient is comfortable. At the end, I provide home care instructions and check to make sure the patient is happy with their visit.

I’m happily married and a mother of three incredible children. When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my family, scrapbooking, and going to the movies.


Beth

Beth

Insurance Coordinator

Coming to work is a lot of fun, mostly because I work with such intelligent, funny people every day! I greet patients, help them schedule future appointments, handle general day-to-day office duties, and help manage one of the associate doctors. I keep busy, but I’m never too busy to spend time chatting with a patient! It is fulfilling to know you've made a patient feel comfortable and welcome. Laughter is very contagious and goes a long way in easing dental fear and anxiety.

My husband's name is Seth and we've been married 12 years now. I have four beautiful children—three boys and one girl—ranging in ages from 11 to three. I love spending time with my family! My children’s activities keep my husband and me busy!


Jodie

Jodie

Scheduling Coordinator

It’s such a joy to see our patients smiling when they arrive for their visits and to hear their thanks and see more smiles as they leave. I love interacting with our patients and enjoy our conversations, whether we’re catching-up on the latest family news or talking about upcoming vacations. I work in our front office, answering phones, scheduling dental appointments, and checking out patients at the end of their visit. My most important task, though, is to ensure every patient enjoys his or her visit. I always make sure they feel relaxed and comfortable, and I love seeing their smiles of thanks at the end of a visit.

I really enjoy films, theatre, tennis, trivia, pop-culture nostalgia, and just having quiet time at home with my husband and furry kids, Sebastian and Gretchen.


Laurie

Laurie Anne

Registered Dental Hygienist

I am glad to have one-on-one time with patients. During their visits we talk and share stories, and often develop friendships. It’s a great feeling to help people I care about improve their dental health and smile. I assess a patient’s oral health, provide dental disease prevention and maintenance, and educate my patients. If a person understands why it’s important to care for their mouth, and how to do so, they’re going to be healthier and happier.

When I’m not working, I enjoy walking and playing with my dog and cat. I also like attending country music concerts with friends and traveling home to St. Louis to be with my family.


Marah

Marah

Registered Dental Hygienist

I believe that the best dental care is individualized to meet each patient’s unique needs. Whether I’m providing patient education or a professional cleaning, it is customized to meet each patient’s oral healthcare plan. Getting to know and interact with my patients of all ages is such a pleasure. I genuinely enjoy learning all about their lives and interests. It makes them feel like family!

At home, I have a seven-year-old miniature dachshund name Bailey. I spend a lot of my free time shopping, traveling, and going to the movies, as well as planning my wedding in fall of 2018!


Mataya

Mataya

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working at Highland Dental in 2016, and I’ve loved every minute of it! We’re all focused on delivering great patient care and getting to know every patient on a personal level, building long-term relationships with them. I spend my days providing oral healthcare and preventive procedures. A lot of my time, though, is concentrated on patient education and helping each person find the home oral hygiene solutions that work for them. Motivating people to take better care of their teeth and gums for a lifetime of beautiful smiles is very rewarding!

In my free time, I love to travel, enjoy country music concerts, being outdoors, and spending time with my family.


Carol

Carol

Dental Assistant

My experience in dentistry goes back more than 25 years. When I joined Highland Dental, I immediately felt like part of the team. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and works together in the best interest of our patients. What I enjoy most about working here is the variety of patients who come into the office. Each has a unique personality and story to tell.

I have three boys who are all grown, so I’m an empty nester with my dog. I love to read, target shoot, shop, and spend a lot time with my sister. I am also a big basketball fan and love Kansas Jayhawk basketball. March Madness is the best time of year!


Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth

Dental Assistant

I’ve been a dental assistant for five years and love it! My days are spent helping patients overcome their dental anxiety. I prepare them to see Dr. Reuter, making sure they’re comfortable in the chair and explaining what we’ll be doing. Then I sit chairside, assisting throughout the procedure while providing updates on our progress. Everyone in this office has the same goal: to make sure our patients come first and that they are comfortable at all times.

I have a one-year-old daughter, Olivia. We do everything together! We love to shop, go for walks outside, and just lay on the couch watching cartoons together.


Lindsay

Lindsay

Dental Assistant

I like interacting with and getting to know our patients. Everyone has their own stories to share and I love hearing them. It’s important our patients know this is a safe environment and they don’t need to worry about pain or discomfort. I prep patients to see the dentist, talking with them about what he’ll be doing and answering questions. During procedures, I work chairside, making sure our patient is comfortable while helping the dentist.

I’m married and have three children: Mackenzie, Madison, and Carson. We have two French bulldogs, Silvia and Slade, and two cats, Suri and Stuart. When not taking care of my busy home, I enjoy painting, interior decorating, and searching on Pinterest for my next DIY project.


Scot

Scot

Director of Business Operations and Development

I enjoy knowing our office makes a difference in each patient’s life by putting a healthy smile on their face. It’s a great feeling to see patients smiling when they arrive, knowing they’re going to have a positive, painless experience, and leaving with more happy smiles. I’m responsible for our practice’s marketing efforts. I also ensure our office has the necessary processes and procedures in place to handle future growth.

I’m married and have two beautiful girls who I enjoy spending time with, especially if we can be outside. I also like playing golf and am a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan.