Meet the Team

We recognize that each patient is unique and deserves to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We enjoy working together, and it shows! We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


O'Fallon Team

I began working in the front office at Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists in 2018, where I answer the phones, schedule appointments, verify insurance, and review contracts with patients. I really like working with our patients and getting to know them. It is great to be able to work in a high energy, busy office that keeps you on your toes!

I have three adult children with whom I love to spend time. I also enjoy going to concerts, Blues hockey games, and traveling with my boyfriend. Together, we have two dogs that make spending time at home a little more enjoyable!

Chrissy

Business Assistant

I began my dental career in 2015, gaining experience in general practice, pediatrics, and finally orthodontics when I joined Bankhead in 2017. It’s so much fun to watch patients’ confidence grow throughout the smile-creating process. I love working with Bankhead because it is truly one big family. Bankhead has been a huge part of my life these past few years and I don't know how I would be where I am today without all of them.

I recently got married to my best friend Kyle. We've been together for eight years and have two wonderful pups, Skylar (American bully) and Remi (Lab/Rottweiler mix). We have recently started the journey of starting our own family and can't wait to see where it takes us. We love spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping, as well as hanging out with our awesome friends and family.

Hayley

Clinical Assistant

I joined Bankhead’s O’Fallon office in 2016. I work in the front office, where I greet patients and schedule appointments, verify insurance, and take care of all types of patient relations. I love getting to be part of the new-patient process and then seeing the excitement when it's time to remove the braces!

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, traveling, and crafting!

Leanna

Business Assistant

I have worked in the Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists' lab since 2017. Most days I make retainers and in-house aligners for patients. The best part of working here has been learning about the dental field and how important it is to take care of your smile!

I have been married to my husband Luke for 30 years and have four children and one grandbaby. I am a crazy plant lady, both outside and inside my home. Succulents are my favorite!

Lisa

Lab Tech

I’ve been in the dental field for more than 30 years, and began my adventure at Bankhead’s O’Fallon office in 2013. I meet with many of our new patients and assist the doctor in explaining their treatment options. I really enjoy getting to know so many awesome, unique people.

My husband and I have four children and an Australian labradoodle. We also have bees and chickens, so there is always something to do. I love to be in the country, work around our yard, and travel.

Sharla

Office Manager

I went to dental hygiene school in Spain in 1989 and started working in an orthodontic office in New Orleans in 1996. I started working at Bankhead Orthodontics in 2005, and I spend most of my time making all kinds of appliances like retainers and in-house aligners for patients. The most fulfilling part of my job is seeing the patients love their smile as they progress through treatment.

I met my husband in Spain. We have been married 29 years and have a daughter and son. We are a proud military family! I have a granddaughter and another one on the way. I love being an Abuela! I have two dogs - Lucky was a rescue dog right before Katrina hit New Orleans and Saylor has made our family complete.

Susan

Lab Coordinator/Clinical Assistant

I began my career as a dental assistant in 1991 and joined Bankhead Orthodontics in 2019. I work alongside the orthodontists and ensure that patients are well informed about orthodontic procedures, braces, and aftercare. Every day I’m here, I get to see changing smiles and changing lives. I love seeing our patients’ beautiful results.

I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. When I’m not working, I love playing golf and going fishing/kayaking. I also love to travel; the beaches are my favorite.

Gina

Clinical Assistant

Hi, I’m Jessie! I have been working in the dental field for 12 years! Working in orthodontics has always been my dream and passion, since I love working with people and being a part of improving their lives.

When I’m not working, I’m busy taking care of my three amazing kids! During my time away from work, I love watching my son Jacob play baseball and soccer, my daughter Chloe play soccer and go to her gymnastics, and my son Connor grow. Every day, he is learning how to do something new!

Jessie

Clinical Assistant

I started my orthodontics journey at Midwest Institute where I completed the dental program and started my career at Bankhead Orthodontics in 2021. I love getting to know patients and seeing all different types of cases in the office. My favorite part is taking braces off and seeing the patients take a first look at their new smile!

In my free time, I love spending time with my family. My boyfriend and I have two puppies together, also a nephew and a niece on the way! I envoy boating and racing season.

Ashley

Clinical Assistant

Coming Soon.

Molly

Clinical Assistant

My job entails helping manage many of the day-to-day tasks of the business and keeping everything running smoothly. My favorite thing about my job is getting to work with such amazing colleagues daily. I also love seeing the patients’ progress during treatment and seeing their new smiles that they have patiently been working towards!

In my free time, I love getting to discover new places, whether it is something small such as a new restaurant, or something bigger like a new vacation spot. Different is always fun to me!

Bri

Business Assistant


Wentzville/Warrenton Team

I serve as a leader here at Bankhead. I assist all staff in any way possible to become more efficient, productive, and competent in their jobs. I also maintain the schedule and all aspects of the finances. I love helping people, so I love what I do every day!

My husband and I have been married for 48 years. We have a daughter and one grandson. I absolutely enjoy taking long summer walks on the beach and sitting around a fire pit in the fall.

Karen

Office Manager

I became a part of Bankhead’s Wentzville team in 2017. From our front office, I help patients sign contracts and schedule appointments. I was a nanny for ten years before joining the dental field, so it’s nice to be able to still work around kids. I really enjoy seeing all their smiling faces!

Away from work, I love spending time with my ten-year-old son, Ethan. I also enjoy shopping and lunch dates with my mom, and going dancing with friends. In my free time, I like to read, go hiking with Ethan, and take Pound class.

Dana

Business Assistant

I have spent my entire dental career at Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists, joining the team in 2010. I am responsible for coordinating patient flow by guiding the orthodontist from one patient to the next. I also make all the fixed appliances and coordinate Invisalign® treatment. My position allows me to see our patients progress through each phase of treatment, and I really enjoy being a part of that.

I am married and have two kids, Liam and Harper. We love animals and have a bullmastiff puppy. We love to travel—family vacations are everything!

Jackie

Clinical Assistant

I welcome patients with a warm smile, answer the phones, and help patients schedule their visits. While I’m new to the office, everyone has made me feel at home! I’ve enjoyed getting to know our existing patients and meeting all the new ones as well!

I usually spend my free time with my 12-year-old daughter Isabel. We love hiking and exploring new parks. My other hobbies include baking and crafts.

Melissa

Business Assistant

My position entails welcoming and introducing patients and their family to our practice. I assist the doctor during the initial consultation and then communicate the treatment plan and financial information. The most important part of my job is to make sure patients are comfortable in our office and fully informed about their treatment plan. I love that my job involves interacting with people from our community and developing relationships with them.

My husband Brent and I have three children. We love to travel and enjoy the beach and lake life! Our children keep us busy with school, basketball, and all their activities.

Sara

Treatment Coordinator

I joined Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists in 2013 after graduating from Laurel Institute for Dental Assistants. The best part of my job is de-bond day, when patients finally see their beautiful, new smile. I love that our team is so supportive and fills my days with laughter!

I love to spend my free time with family, friends, and my niece Mabel—she’s a German Pointer puppy! In the summertime, I enjoy going on hikes, boating, and kayaking. I love to travel and try to go somewhere new as often as possible.

Jessica

Clinical Assistant

I graduated from Center for Advanced Dental Assisting program in 2019 and chose to concentrate my career in orthodontics from the start. I really enjoy working with the young kids to help them feel comfortable and make braces a fun experience. There’s nothing like being along for their journey to an amazing, confident smile.

My husband Josh and I have a son and a daughter, both of whom have big fun personalities. We love playing ball outside, going for walks, jump parks, laser tag, and movie nights.

Kayla

Clinical Assistant

Hi, I am Lauren! You will find me in the clinic of the Wentzville office. I am involved with creating beautiful smiles from the day we put braces on, up until the day we take them off, and every detail in between. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident you are getting the best care possible!

My husband Brendan and I have two kids, son Landon and daughter Everleigh. We also Gunnar, a grey Staffordshire, and River, an English cream golden retriever. In our spare time, we love camping in the camper, hiking, kayaking, and trips to Tablerock Lake.

Lauren

Clinical Assistant

Coming Soon.

Nina

Clinical Assistant


Chesterfield Team

I began my orthodontic career in 2017 after graduating from Waukesha Technical College in Wisconsin. The best part of being a clinical assistant is building relationships with my patients and being alongside them during their treatment.

When I am not working, I enjoy listening to music, watching Netflix, and spending time with my family.

Alexis

Clinical Assistant

I work with all of our new patients, getting them ready for orthodontic treatment. I really like getting to know our patients and their families and watching them grow up. One of my favorite things to do is comparing the before and after pictures, and seeing someone go from not wanting to smile to being confident with their smile.

I have been married to my husband Ryan for 21 years and we have two children, Braden and Brooklyn. We have a dog, Cocoa, and a cat named Bailey. In my free time, I enjoy watching my kids play the sports they love.

Amy

Treatment Coordinator

Coming Soon.

Brooke

Clinical Assistant

Coming Soon.

Kate

Clinical Assistant

I greet patients and assist them from the moment they enter our office. I also make appointments for patients and maintain their accounts. It’s been a lot of fun being a Bankhead team member since 2019. I really enjoy my interactions with patients and getting to see their gorgeous smiles!

At home, I have a Siberian husky named Amiga, and she is my world! In my spare time, I enjoy going out with friends, traveling to new places, and playing tennis. I’m also a huge sushi fan—you name it, I’ll eat it!

Sierra

Business Assistant

I joined the Bankhead family in 2004 and have more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. I enjoy orthodontics because we spend our days making people love their smiles!

My daughter Madison is 17 and I have a bonus daughter and son, as well as a ten-year-old lab named Shalyee. I spend my spare time watching my daughter play softball all year round and spending time with family and friends.

Stacy

Office Manager


Alton/Carlinville Team

I started as an orthodontic assistant in 2006. In 2013, I became a treatment coordinator and 2017 was given the role of office manager. Today, I help everyone get started with treatment from a financial standpoint, ensure the office runs smoothly, and help people understand the recommended treatment and what to expect. I enjoy working with all of our patients and watching their smiles transform.

I am married and have two sons and an Alaskan malamute named Hank. I enjoy time with family and friends, watching my boys play sports, and singing!

Cassi

Office Manager

I attended Lewis and Clark Community College for dental assisting in 1993 and have spent my entire career at Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists. I enjoy getting to know our patients and watching them grow into wonderful young adults. Seeing how we transform smiles into something beautiful. I am also blessed to work with our wonderful team of doctors and staff.

I have been married for 25 years to my amazing husband Jason. We have a 17-year-old daughter Kiley, who is our world! I also have two dogs; Ollie is an eight-year-old Maltese and Cooper is a two-year-old goldendoodle. They are also my other spoiled children. In my spare time, I like to vacation with my family and go out to dinner, and recently we joined a gym. We love it!

Angie

Clinical Assistant

I graduated from LCCC’s dental assisting program in 2012 and joined Bankhead Orthodontics shortly after. I spend my days chairside with the patients and in the lab where I make appliances. I love working with kids and making people smile!

Outside of work, I love going boating, shopping, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my husband and two boys.

Erin

Clinical Assistant/Lab Technician

I have worked in the dental field for 32 years and happily joined the Bankhead team in 2019. I have a desire to help others and I love making people smile, so this role is perfect for me! Our team is the best; we are always here to help and push one another, and we always have each other’s backs. It’s the best work family I could ask for!

My husband Mike and I have been married for 17 years. I love spending time with my son, daughter, and granddaughter, as well as our two miniature beagle puppies.

Holly

Clinical Assistant

I have worked in the dental field for 20 years and am excited to be a part of the Bankhead Orthodontics family. I greet patients when they walk through the doors and schedule their return visits. I’m also trained to help with sterilization and retainer checks. Helping our patients is my main goal—I love seeing them transform and grow up with a great smile.

I have three daughters, one who is getting married in 2021, and the other two who play college softball. I love watching all sports but am very partial to girls’ softball. I also love the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.

Jennifer

Business Assistant

I attended Lewis and Clark Community College in 1996 and have worked at Bankhead Orthodontics for more than 20 years. I start our new patients on their path to a beautiful smile. During their initial exams, I provide treatment options, take records, and provide manageable payment options for treatment. New patients often have many questions, but I’m here to help them know exactly what will happen to get the smile they’ve always dreamed of having. It is my privilege to see each patient start and end treatment.

My husband Chris and I enjoy spending family time with our three wonderful children, Taylor, Drew, and Kyle. As a family, we have a strong love of God, all things Disney, football, the theater, vacations, road trips, and visiting the ocean.

Rachael

Treatment Coordinator

I love people, so working with patients and their parents every day is right up my alley! I’ve been a part of the Bankhead family since 2012 and enjoy making our patients feel like a part of the family, too. Mine is one of the first smiles they see when coming into the office!

I am the mother of five amazing children. I love family get-togethers and spending time with friends. I’ve been into fitness for more than 35 years, my favorites being strength training and kickboxing. I’m new to yoga but am learning!

Tammy

Business Assistant


Administrative Team

I started my journey in the field of dentistry and orthodontics in 2000, finding my passion for working with patients and being a part of changing smiles and building confidence. I began assisting chairside and eventually received my basic skills and expanded functions certification in orthodontics. After years of experience in different positions in the field, I had a desire to share my knowledge in leading the teams on a path to success by training how to achieve excellent patient care and customer service. My goal is to create consistent practice systems, which is such an important component to running a smooth office that provides a five-star experience!

I am married with a son named Dayne who is active in hockey, dirt bikes, and the outdoors. We also have chickens, fish, a black lab Apollo, and a cat Charlotte, all of which brings so much fun and joy into our lives! During our free time, we enjoy boating, working outside in the yard, riding ATVs, and dirt bikes, and spending time with family and friends.

Andrea

Practice Administrator

As a treatment coordinator, I create records and treatment plans for new patients so they can begin treatment with Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists. All four of my sons had treatment here, so I can attest that this team really is the best! I enjoy meeting so many families in our community and helping them with their smile journey.

When not with my Bankhead team, I can be found playing board games, road tripping, and enjoying the outdoors with my husband, sons, and miniature golden doodle.

Anisa

Business Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

I oversee the financial and HR activities in the office, and organize and further develop the financial processes and benefits. I enjoy working with numbers, so it’s actually fun for me to monitor financial reports to ensure they are timely, correct, complete, and appropriate. I also enjoy working with a team that is experienced and committed to providing the best experience in patient care.

I have a wonderful husband Jeremy and two kids, Caleb and Courtney, whom God has blessed me with. In my free time, I enjoy family vacations to the beach, going to the lake, and boating.

Cari

Finance/HR Manager

I received my certificate in dental assisting through St. Louis Community College and later achieved my Expanded Functions Certification. I joined Bankhead Orthodontics in 1999, bringing with me almost 20 years of experience. It is very fulfilling to me making long lasting relationships, not only with the ladies who are employed at Bankhead Orthodontics, but also with the sales representatives and vendors with whom we do business. I thrive on finding great quality products for our patients who deserve the best!

I love spending time with my husband and four children, the oldest of whom just got married and the youngest just started driving! I enjoy working in my garden and canning, freezing vegetables, and making Concord grape jelly! I also enjoy cooking and baking.

Heather

Supply Coordinator

My job involves all things insurance related, including claims, documentation, processing, and payments. I enjoy working hard to make sure our patients get all of their insurance benefits. I’m so proud to have worked with this office since 2012, where we have such amazing, dedicated, and caring doctors and staff. Together, we strive for excellence!

My husband and I have two teenage children and several pets, including two dogs, a rabbit, and a turtle. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family, crafting, sewing, painting, and cooking. I’m also a nail polish enthusiast and have more bottles of polish than I’d like to admit!

Emily

Insurance Coordinator

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