In her dual roles as dental hygienist and office manager, Paula focuses on both dental health and the quality of the patient experience. She has worked in the dental profession since 1994. Prior to completing her degree at Illinois Central College in 1999, she served as a dental assistant and office coordinator. Since joining the practice, she has attended continuing education courses in advanced dental procedures such as CEREC®, Invisalign®, oral conscious sedation, and advanced cosmetic dentistry. Paula is a member of American Dental Hygiene Association and Iowa Dental Hygiene Association. Committed to providing excellent patient education and caring treatment, Paula believes that prevention is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family – Dr. Anderson and their four daughters – especially at their cabin in Wisconsin. She also likes to fish and play golf.
Tricia received her Master’s Degree in 2012 from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She is licensed to practice in Iowa and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Tricia is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist that has an extensive background in treating patients of all ages. She has experience treating a variety of diagnoses; including, but not limited to: oral motor disorders, speech and language delays, apraxia, tongue thrust, articulation disorders, thumb sucking, Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), feeding difficulties, phonological disorders and pragmatic/social language disorders.
Tricia is trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach. She consistently works with a multidisciplinary team to treat the whole patient- working in conjunction with ENTs, Orthodontists, Dentists and many other medical professionals.
Tricia is passionate about incorporating family into her treatment sessions and strives to develop the best plan of care for her patients.
Laura graduated from Dental Assisting Technologies in 2008 and, after serving as a dental assistant in Illinois, became a certified dental assistant here in 2009. She has taken continuing education courses in a number of subjects, including Invisalign® and CEREC®, and is CPR-certified. Laura also specializes in relaxation dentistry. She has Continuing Education credits in Radiology, Child and Adult Abuse and OSHA. Away from the office, she enjoys traveling, working out, cooking, and hanging out with her Labrador retriever, Payton.
Niki began her career as a dental assistant in Illinois in 1999 and has been a registered dental assistant with Dr. Anderson since 2003. She studied for two years at Black Hawk College and two years at Illinois State University, and has numerous continuing education credits in such subjects as CEREC®, Invisalign®, OSHA and radiology. Niki is highly skilled in relaxation dentistry and certified in CPR for adults and children. She assists with the practice’s most complicated and challenging cases. Niki enjoys spending time with her husband Jesse and their children, getting together with friends, cheering on her daughters in sports, and vacationing. She relaxes by taking walks and gardening.
Kelly is our dental hygienist. She also has experience as a dental assistant and has worked in the dental field since 1995. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2007 and is certified in CPR, mandatory adult and child abuse reporting, and Invisalign®. She is a member of American Dental Hygiene Association and Iowa Dental Hygiene Association. Away from the office, Kelly enjoys spending time with loved ones, cheering on her two children at sporting events, exercising and having fun.
Samantha is the scheduling coordinator for the practice and is best known as the person at the front desk who welcomes patients to our office. With two years of study at Black Hawk College and two years at Scott Community College, Samantha has also been a registered dental assistant in Iowa since 2010. She has continuing education credits in OSHA, radiology and mandatory adult and child abuse reporting. Away from the office, Samantha spends time with family, friends and pets. She enjoys camping and going to amusement parks, and plans to wed in the Spring of 2013.
Leslie is our scheduling coordinator. She is a graduate of Dental Assisting Technologies. She has over 8 years of administrative experience. She is also CPR certified. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her church and Christian Care Homeless Shelter.