Meet the Team
We recognize that all of our young 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 child 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.
Ever since graduating in 2018 from MTI dental assisting program she has been working in pediatric dentistry and has loved it ever since! Brittany’s favorite part about being a pediatric dental assistant is seeing how patients progress at each visit She loves seeing little patients leave with big smiles! Brittany’s favorite things to do are hunting with her older brother and spending time with her family whether it be bingo night, concerts, or bonfires. She is eager to grow with Expedition Pediatric Dentistry!
Haley graduated from Vatterott College in 2015 and is certified in nitrous oxide. She has worked in pediatric dentistry from the beginning of her dental career—there’s no other area in the dental field that she’d rather be! Haley works with children of all ages, so her days are never boring and she’s always learning something new from the kids! She is a wonderful source of encouragement and motivation.
Haley spends most of her time having fun with her two nieces, nephew, and dog Acorn. She also enjoys baking and decorating desserts for special events.
Maria grew up in the Nixa area and can appreciate all that the Ozarks has to offer! Maria graduated from MTI in 2019 with no question that her heart belonged in pediatric dentistry. Maria loves all things artsy, including painting and drawing and can never resist a good book. She is a Halloween fanatic, and enjoys all things spooky! Maria is happily married to her hardworking husband, Dylan. Together they share time with their 3 very spoiled kitties: Spooks, Skip, and Scout. Maria is always eager to provide outstanding care to our families and to assist in any task presented to her. She has been a part of Expedition Pediatric Dentistry for 3 years and is excited to continue her leadership with our amazing team!
Nikki graduated from Midwest Technical Institute in 2015 and went on to complete the DAANB Infection Control Exam, as well as her certification in nitrous oxide. She loves seeing children who were nervous about their first appointment leave feeling comfortable and excited to come back!
Nikki, her husband Justin, and their three daughters love trying new things. Music is a big part of their family, as well as valued time with family and friends.
Kyra graduated from MTI in 2022, she enjoys working in pediatric dentistry because it gives her an opportunity to educate the youth (and parents) on good oral health, and help them create good habits that will benefit them for a lifetime. In her off time, Kyra enjoys spending time with her family, and being a mom to her twin boys Marshal and Keagan. Her favorite part of working at Expedition is working for an amazing group of doctors who always have the best interest of the children in mind, and amazing coworkers who all work together to achieve the same goal of providing quality care to patients.
Davina brings over 20 years of dental experience with her to our team. She started in the dental industry as a dental assistant and soon after obtained her certification in Invisalign and nitrous oxide. Over the years of providing caring service to her patients, she then worked with the local Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, fondly known as the “Tooth Truck”. She worked for this community-based organization as an office manager. Also in the capacity of office manager, she went into private practice as office manager at another dental office.
Her passion is to strive to ensure that each child has a positive, happy dental experience while being educated on the importance of good oral hygiene to ensure their new, healthy smiles last. Her vast experience over the last two decades helps to make our office run smoothly and efficiently in bringing patients the care they need.
Davina and her husband have two beautiful and energetic girls. They enjoy what the Ozarks has to offer with each season from plenty of lake time to fall camping. We are excited Davina has joined our Expedition Team to further the expectation of excellent patient care for all of our little patients.
Lead Dental Assistant-Nixa/Republic
Britnie graduated MTI in March of 2020. After finishing up her externship for school in a Pediatric office she decided to try out the world of General Dentistry. Not long after working in General, Britnie decided that Pediatrics was more her passion and decided to join the Expedition team and add her unique personality to help kids through their fear of coming to the dentist. Britnie is married and has 3 kids that keep her very busy with sports and school events. In her down time Britnie loves spending time with her kids and husband going to the lake and being at home with all her animals on the farm.
Bree is a graduate of Midwest Technical Institute in Dental Assisting and has received her certification in nitrous oxide. After working in general dentistry, she realized her passion and skills would be put to good use in pediatric dentistry. Bree loves children and is a mom herself. She loves being part of a children’s dental practice where she can help kiddos have a positive and happy experience coming to their appointments! Her goal for all children is to show them that coming to the dentist isn’t scary at all and can be really fun!
Bree loves hiking and going on adventures with her two sons Landon and Lincoln and their fun-loving dog JJ. She spends her free time playing games and trying new restaurants.
Lead Dental Assistant-Springfield
Krista is a Missouri native. She has felt called to work with children ever since she can remember. From caring for family to working in childcare and now dentistry it is her passion for kids to feel safe, loved, and to be able to laugh while enjoying their visit. She loves to travel, read, and watch the sun from its rising to its setting. Krista treasures her faith and the people around her most of all, and enjoys spending downtime outside any way that she can.
Patient Care Coordinator
Lauren graduated from OTC as a dental assistant in 2021 with expanded functions and nitrous certification. She loves being a part of making a child’s dental experience better as well as helping parents as they navigate these new experiences!
She enjoys time with her husband, her dog named Boomer and cat named Leo. She is also a huge Arkansas Razorback fans! She spend her free time outdoors – hiking, camping, and, recently, disc golf!
Lacie finished her dental assisting program at MTI in 2021 and earned her certification in Nitrous Oxide. After completing her externship with our office she immediately accepted a dental assisting position. She enjoys using her patience to help kids of all ages overcome the fear of dental offices. In her free time she loves playing with her dog Keehlah as well as fishing when the weather is warm!
Katrina has been at Expedition for nearly a year. She has 4 years of dental assisting experience and is a Certified Dental Assistant. Katrina’s favorite thing about being a dental assistant is helping patients feel comfortable in what most people would consider an uncomfortable situation. Dental anxiety is real and if she can help her patients have a great experience, then that is a personal win!
Katrina she has two cats, Felix and Winnie. She enjoys drawing and painting. Antiquing is a fun past time, as well as dancing. She has done clogging and recreational ballet!
Ashton graduated from Everest College as a dental assistant in 2010. She pursued additional training, becoming an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and certified in nitrous oxide. After working with patients on the clinical side, she became an instructor in dental assisting at a local college. Ashton loves helping parents get the best possible dental care for their children and seeing our patients with bright and healthy smiles!
Ashton lives on a small hobby farm with her husband Austin and their two girls and four boys. The family enjoys working outdoors with their animals and teaching the children the responsibility of caring for the farm.
Orthodontic Office Manager
Britny graduated in 2013 from a local dental assisting program and soon began her career. She jumpstarted her dental career providing for a general practice and then was given an opportunity to step aside and open two awesome restaurants. Britny then resumed her dental career and felt a passion for providing amazing care to helping patients transform their smiles and has been in the field for 10 years. She loves spending time with her three children: Roam, Kyra, Chloe, and her amazing husband Steve and their pup Indy! Out of the office you can find Britny camping, floating and traveling. She is a fantastic addition to our orthodontic team and is eager to continue providing her expertise to transform Expedition Orthodontic smiles!
After graduating from MTI and completing her externship at Expedition Pediatric Denistry, Caytlin felt a passion for helping children! It is her goal to ease each child’s anxiety and help make their dental appointment an enjoyable experience!
She is a proud mom with two very active boys who keep her busy with football and basketball!
In her down time she enjoys cheering on the Titans football team, playing sports with her family, being by the water, reading, and when it’s warm out she loves finding, catching, and rescuing snakes!
Patient Care Coordinator
Allie has been local to the Ozarks all of her life and loves the area. Allie graduated from OTC in 2019 and has now been in the dental field for 4 years and counting. After exploring her skills in a general practice she has found that her heart is with littles! Her favorite thing to see working in pediatrics is the amount of growth each individual patient has after each visit. Allie is a coffee enthusiast and is a big family girl. She loves to hike with her sweet paw-fect pup, Cooper, and her pur-fect kitty, Hazel Mae, try new and exciting activities and try yummy new foods–her favorite is Mexican! Allie is excited to provide excellent care for our families as a patient care coordinator and to grow with Expedition Pediatric Dentistry.
Nicole has been with Expedition pediatric dentistry for over a year so far and has loved it ever since! One of her favorite parts about becoming a recent dental assistant is that she can connect with the children and loves to be able to help their smiles! Aside from being a valuable employee, Nicole finds her spare time being outdoors with her son Axton and her husband Taylor and family. Her household includes a beautiful German Shepard and a kitty! Nicole is eager to continue helping serve the community!
Anahi started loving the dental field at an early age because her parents were both dentists in Mexico. Anahi was eager to grow her dental knowledge and experience after being able to see how her parents helped the community. Her favorite part about dentistry is watching smiles transformed and become healthy. Anahi is fluent in Spanish and loves to translate for some of our families. In her free time she adores spending time with her 3 year old daughter. Together they love keeping busy by shopping and being outdoors! Anahi is excited to see you and be part of your patient care!
Bio coming soon!