Meet The Gass Orthodontics Team
I really enjoy helping our wonderful patients achieve the smile they have always wanted. I believe a smile is the best thing you can wear. Getting to know you and your families and all the fun things you are doing together is a highlight of my day. You will really enjoy the whole team and feel very comfortable with Dr. Gass. His care and patience for each patient is important to us. At home, my husband and I have two young and very energetic little boys who keep us on our toes. We enjoy hiking, camping, and just about anything outdoors, as long as our third four legged furry son, Gage, can come with us.
I cannot remember a time that I did not have the desire to work in the dental field and after 15 years working in general dentistry my passion still burns strong. My favorite part is getting to know the patients personally and making them feel special through a great healthy smile. When I got the opportunity to work in Orthodontics and make a difference in the confidence of many young children and watch the transformation of adult smiles, I knew this was a perfect fit for me. Since working at Dr. Gass’ office I have learned so much from him and his staff. Their patience and knowledge is extraordinary and it is such a pleasure to come to work every day with a team who shares the same passion and interest in their patients as I do.
Sometimes I am more excited than our patients, since I know how much their new beautiful smiles will change the world for them. Seeing them is like having great friends or family over. It is my job to make them as welcome as can be. Dr. Gass is sensitive, caring, and great at explaining their treatments! I help patients with their questions about the process, what treatment feels like, and choosing the payment options that work best for them and their family. It is important to me that they are well informed and knowledgeable about every aspect of their care, and that they know I am someone they can call to make sure they get the appointments they need or to resolve problems with their insurance provider. At the end of each day, I head home to my husband, two great kids, and our whole farm full of animals. There are kids, horses, dogs, rabbits, cats, and chickens, so it can be a real circus sometimes! I always have fun watching my kids play soccer and baseball. Volunteering is important to us, so our family also spends time with a local horse rescue and at Food For Lane County.
After having braces myself I knew I wanted to work in orthodontics! The assistants I had were so nice and friendly. They always made my appointment a great experience. I wanted to be that assistant for someone else. So obviously, the best part of my job is the relationships I get to build with the patients and their families. Outside of work I enjoy Pinterest projects, BBQ’s, and anything to do with my best fur friend, Jason. I am obsessed with Texas so if you have been to Texas and have something cool to share come find me!
Orthodontic Assistant/Lab Technician
As one of Dr. Gass’ assistants, I help carry out our patients’ treatment plans while making them feel comfortable and at home in our office. I think it is very important to develop a relationship with the patients and their families so that they understand everything about their treatment and feel comfortable coming to me and asking questions. The friendships that I’ve built with our patients mean a lot to me, and seeing their finished smiles at the end of treatment is the best! Outside the office, I love spending time with my two spunky young nephews. My free time is also spent doing just about anything outdoors, especially running, swimming, and golfing. I also enjoy capturing the beauty of nature through photos.
Before working here, I brought my own daughter into this very office for care. I was really impressed with Dr. Gass. He spent time with me at each appointment, explaining what would happen next. We felt more like family than patients. The staff was also so attentive and friendly. I feel so lucky to get to assist him and be a member of this great team! I love hearing about what my patients are doing in school, sports, or for fun at home. It is interesting to hear about the books they are reading and movies they have seen. Sometimes they are nervous or worried about treatment, but that never lasts long, as I keep them company and talk to them like the friends they are. At home, my husband and I have a daughter and a son. I always get excited watching them play sports. My family and I enjoy hunting and fishing together. At lunch you may find me reading or exploring my most recent passion, looking at projects on Pinterest.
I love that my job of making sure you have a first class experience starts at the front desk. I will likely be one of the first people you meet in the office and I truly enjoy each and every smiling face that comes through our door. There is nothing better than getting to know our patients families. My goal is to take care of all your concerns when you call, from scheduling appointments, to checking insurance, to corresponding with your general dental office. At home, my husband and I have three kids who keep us happily busy… and if that isn’t enough, we recently added a German Shorthair puppy. My family and I enjoy spending time outdoors. I also love to read. If I can fit in some quiet time, you will find my nose in a good book.
In a way I grew up in a dental office because my mom is a dental assistant. I have always been comfortable at the dentist so I work very hard to help people that have dental fear/anxiety. During dental assisting school I found that I really enjoyed working with kids and in orthodontics. I have been working in orthodontics ever since. I am also a real animal lover. I have a cat named Dobby, named after a character in my favorite book series, Harry Potter. Soon I will be adding chickens to my new home and maybe another cat. On my days off I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family. If you have a cool animal story I would love to hear it!
Ever since I had braces I knew that I wanted to be an orthodontic assistant. I look forward to being able to provide patients with the same wonderful experience that I had. I enjoy hearing all the fun stories and seeing everyone’s smiles transform. I was lucky enough to spend my internship with Dr. Gass and his staff and feel so grateful to be welcomed to the team. At home it is never a dull moment at home with my husband and our little boy and two dogs. We enjoy building DIY Pinterest projects and going to the lake as a family. We spend endless hours building Legos as a family.
I absolutely love being able to help people with the financial process of orthodontic treatment. With over ten years of experience in the financial area of orthodontics I am confident that I can help you maximize your orthodontic insurance benefit, HSA or flexible spending account. As every orthodontic treatment plan is unique to each patient I believe the financial plan should be as well. I will work with you through every step in the process and am available for questions from your first day of treatment to your last day. Outside of work, I am the wife of an amazing man and the mom to our three wonderful children. I enjoy family time, playing with our dog (fourth child), crafting and volunteering in our church and community.