You are about to meet the most caring and professional dental staff on the planet!!
Aimee Overstreet - Orthodontic Assistant
“The bonds formed with my co-workers make coming to work fun. Dr. Francis is an amazing orthodontist and teacher!”
Aimee has been at Plaza Dental for several years now. She loves seeing her orthodontic patients every month. But if she could have any career, she’d chose to be an amusement park attendant! From the United States Army, the most important things in Aimee’s life are her country, God, family, and cats.
Alex Blackwell - Patient Service Representative
“My favorite part of my job is interacting with patients. I love talking with people and helping them.”
A recent addition to our team, Alex has fit right in and continues to impress our patients! She values family, faith, and friends. Outside of work she enjoys exploring small towns in Missouri and visiting wineries. Would you ever guess she’s terrified of birds?!
Ali Cunningham, B.S. - Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator
“I like being a part of the experience that patients have when pursuing the smile they have always wanted through orthodontics.”
Ali is a true team player, committed to creating a great experience for each patient. She is a Columbia-born Mizzou graduate and loves camping, fishing, traveling, walking her dogs, Cardinals, and Mizzou Tigers. She uses her creativity to make wreathes; she has one for every season! Next time you see Ali, ask her about her wedding plans; she and Shawn are getting married this November!
Amy Black - Orthodontic Assistant
“I love the orthodontic team! Everyone is willing to help each other out, and it's always a fun atmosphere.”
Amy entered the dental field in 2006 and likes seeing the orthodontic patients each month. Outside of work, she enjoys watching her kids and husband play sports. Interesting facts about Amy: she has lived in the same small town all her life (Huntsville, MO) and she dreams of being a movie star!
Andrea Lisenby, B.S. - Community Involvement Manager
“Plaza Dental supports the community in so many different ways…volunteering, food drives, sponsorships, and charity events. Columbia has given us so much, we love that our office is able to give back!”
A graduate of University of Illinois, Andrea has always been an active volunteer. She represents Plaza Dental at the Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Network, the Food Bank, and Special Olympics. When not at work, she and Dr. Lisenby spend time with their three kids, playing outside and watching Disney movies. While dentistry is her husband’s dream job, being a celebrity seamstress is hers!
April Cain, RDH - Dental Hygienist
“It doesn’t matter what kind of day I’m having, every patient brings something special to each day. I enjoy the difference I can make in their lives through dental hygiene.”
April is always making patients and her co-workers laugh! She enjoys camping, gardening, canning, cooking, and spending time with her four boys and husband. Originally from St. Charles, MO, April embraces the value of family (…it’s worth repeating…four boys!)
Ariel White, CDA EFDA - Pediatric Assistant
“Providing a compassionate, friendly, and fun environment for children is such a privledge. Nothing makes me happier than to see children leave after their first visit with smiles on their faces! It is very rewarding to help create a positive and lasting impact on a child’s lifelong oral health.”
Ariel has been at Plaza Dental for five years and really enjoys her co-workers and assisting Dr. Pickens. A former prom queen, cheerleader, and class clown, Ariel loves time with her daughter. Together they love nature, shopping, watching movies, and working on projects.
Ashley Brasseaux, B.S. - Orthodontic Assistant (photo coming soon!)
“I love my co-workers!”
Ashley recently joined Plaza Dental as an assistant to Dr. Francis. She enjoys basketball, dancing, traveling, ice cream, family, the Lord, and adventure. Already she has visited nine countries and lived in three!
Becky Kline, RDH - Dental Hygienist
“I feel fortunate to be able to give patients quality care in a safe, friendly, and relaxed environment.”
Dental hygiene is Becky’s second career; she worked in the food and beverage management industry for year and decided to go back to school late in life, describing it as “best decision ever!” Outside of Plaza, Becky enjoys reading, shopping, and time with her family and dogs.
Cheris Stidham - Sleep Medicine Coordinator
“Our team works together well. We help eachother out whenever possible.”
Cheris has been in the dental field since 2003. Since coming to Plaza Dental in 2012, she has really enjoyed meeting and working with so many wonderful patients. Cheris, her husband, and their three boys enjoy time at the lake and Cardinal games.
Debra Sankpill - Treatment Coordinator
“The atmosphere among my co-workers at Plaza is one of encouragement, appreciatuion, and a passion for excellence in dentistry.”
Debra joined Plaza Dental in 2015 as Dr. Lisenby's treatment coordinator. She has ample experience in the dental field and is able to provide patients with their treatment options in simple language that is easy to understand. Debra's life is filled with an abundance of joy, laughter, and love brought forth by her family, where activities center around church, music, and outdoor fun!
Heidi - Pediatric Assistant
“My favorite thing about being at Plaza is when kids enjoy their time here and can’t wait to come back!”
Heidi always has a smile on her face! She grew up in Centralia, MO and was really involved in agriculture. She even had a sheep farm! Heidi leads a small group at The Crossing, plays guitar, bakes, and hunts. Oh, and she and Will just got married!
Kayla Norment, BS, CDA, EFDA - Clinical Manager
“Dr. Lisenby is a perfectionist, and I never doubt he is doing what’s best for the patient. He provides the highest standard of care!”
Kayla has been Dr. Lisenby’s right-hand woman for years. Together, with the rest of their team, they provide the gold standard of card to all patients, and she particularly likes planning and assisting in dental surgeries. A Mizzou grad, Kayla loves Blues hockey, camping, and antiquing. She and her husband, Seth, are expecting their first baby this summer…a girl!
Kelsie Adamson, B.S. - Patient Service Representative (photo coming soon!)
Kelsie maintains a level of professionalism and trust in the reception area. Her life philosophy is to live everyday to the fullest. She enjoys friends, family, movies, football, hockey, and volunteering. Her dream job is to run a nonprofit organization for childhood cancer. Columbia native, Mizzou grad, and ¼ Thai!
Kylie Vieth - Hygiene Assistant
“I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people everyday.”
While studying Health Sciences at Mizzou, Kylie has been assisting part-time at Plaza Dental. She looks forward to attending dental hygiene school full-time this fall. She is a baseball fan and enjoys spending time with her friends. We will miss her but wish her the best!
Kiersten Dotson - Patient Service Representative
“I love working with such awesome staff and doctors. Everyone really loves taking care of our patients!”
Kiersten recently joined Plaza Dental and her love for helping people shows! Growing up in a military family, she traveled a lot as a child. (Born in Birkenfeld, Germany!) Someday she would love to be a VA nurse and care for our veterans. In the meantime, she enjoys life with her husband and two children.
Lana Watson, COA - Orthodontic Assistant
“Developing relationships with patients and seeing their happiness when treatment is complete is the best!”
Lana has been treating our orthodontic patients for years. 12 years in Texas and 30 in Missouri, she loves camping, floating, and family. If she could have any career, she would own a cat resort or cat hotel. What?!
Madison Green - Patient Service Representative
“The environment at Plaza is very patient-oriented, and I enjoy being a part of the process allowing patients to be happy with their smiles.”
Madison is always eager to assist the patients of Plaza Dental. She enjoys spending time with her family and her daughter, as well as volunteering at her church.
Megan Carter - Dental Assistant
“Learning something new everyday is something I enjoy. That way I can be as helpful to my patients as possible, which is my favorite part of my job.”
Megan loves her family! Her rules of happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for. Her dream job is working on cars, and she has an interesting past. Captain of the elementary school jump rope team; Class Rebel in high school.
Melinda Touchton - Dental Assistant
"The best parts of my job are helping our patients achieve a healthy smile and reducing their anxiety at their appointment."
Melinda really enjoys interacting with Plaza patients and working with Dr. Graham. Most important in her life? "My faith, my family, my dog." Simple enough! Melinda also enjoys riding bikes on the Katy trail and watching Nascar races.
Micaela Tumlin, B.A. - Insurance Coordinator
“It makes me proud to ensure each patient’s experience is made easier by researching the benefits and auditing the account.”
Micaela is an expert in the dental insurance field. She loves “the positive atmosphere” at Plaza and lives by the motto: A clean space is a happy space! Married to her high school sweetheart, faith and family are her greatest values. She enjoys gardening, crafting, and dining out with her husband. Her dream job is to be a museum archivist in D.C. Cool!
Mindy Hayward, B.S. - Practice Administrator
“I love being a leader at Plaza! It is so rewarding to encourage and direct employees to be the best that they can be and seeing their efforts pay off!”
Mindy has been at the management helm of Plaza Dental for more than three years. Under her leadership, Plaza has won several local awards, including the prestigious Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award in 2015. She has a real gift in challenging Plaza staff to reach outside comfort zones to achieve greatness. Like many others at Plaza, Mindy values God, family, and Cardinals baseball!
Missy Darr - Dental Assistant
“My amazing co-workers make work so enjoyable, and we have great teamwork throughout the office!”
Missy has been with Plaza Dental since 2011. She enjoys making patients feel comfortable by answering questions and providing support wherever she can. Missy spends most of her free time with her daughter. If she could have another career, she'd be a lawyer!
Taylor Wolz, C.D.A., E.F.D.A. - Dental Assistant
"I love that everyday is something new! I enjoy meeting new people and helping them live a happier and healthier life."
Taylor enjoys working with Dr. Graham and continuing to learn new skills. Two of her great passions in life are flowers and dogs. She enjoys working in her garden and arranging wedding floral arrangements. One day she would love to have a farm and rescue as many dogs as possible. She and her husband already have four dogs!
Teri Dyson - Dental Assistant
"The best thing about working at Plaza is that is doesn't feel like work!"
Teri loves being around kids all day everyday. She's a perfect fit for our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Stuart Pickens. Homegrown in Columbia, Teri enjoys family, fishing, four-wheeling, and watching movies. Her guilty pleasure is tornado watching!
Tracy McCann, EFDA - Clinical Manager
“I like working with our doctors, because we have the same interests in mind: our patients! I enjoy the feeling when I can help patients find a way to have healthier mouths and smiles they’ve always wanted.”
Tracy joined Plaza Dental Group in 2013. As Plaza's senior clinical manager, she oversees daily operations of Dr. Graham, Dr. Heimerdinger, Dr. Francis, and Dr. Picken's teams. In addition to supporting many doctors and staff, she enjoys the challenge of helping anxious patients feel at home! Making her co-workers smile is one of the many talents that make Tracy a team player! Tracy and her husband have two grown children, so now they enjoy camping with their dog. Tracy has spent much time on mission trips to Mexico and volunteering at Special Olympics.
Valerie Slayton - Accounting Manager
"The environment at Plaza Dental fosters personal and professional growth. We have an amazing team that works together to provide the best dentistry and customer service in town! The office is full of smiles and positive energy, because we are all truly there for each other. I know the patients can see that!"
Valerie is a dental insurance expert. She has helped to improve the systems in place for Plaza's insurance department, thus improving the patient experience. Insurance is confusing! Valerie and her team want to make it painless for each patient. She loves traveling with her husband and daughter, as well as running 5K races and bike riding.