Our Vision is to create a dental practice that provides superior quality dentistry, delivered by a gentle, caring team of registered dental hygienists and trained assistants. Each of our staff members are a part of a team of highly qualified healthcare professionals with many years of experience in the dental field. You will find them all to be very warm, caring and knowledgeable. They participate in continuing education courses annually to stay current on the latest techniques and procedures. These courses will enhance your dental experience in our office.
It seems like yesterday that I started out in Dr. Willard’s practice as his assistant. After 25 years I’m now his Administrator for his team at 248 Dental. The goal is to focus on our patients and team as family, providing the best quality of dental care available, to keep you smiling. Dr. Willard and I will be celebrating 30 years of marriage and are blessed to have two children, a daughter Ashley and a son Kendall. We love living in Branson, enjoying all the Ozarks have to offer and visiting our children. Each team member is family to me, professionally qualified to care for your dental concerns and educate you to maintain a long lasting healthy smile.
Cheri has served as co-administrator of the front office since March 1999. Cheri has helped to create and maintain the comfortable, caring, and loving atmosphere our patients have come to know and love. Getting to know each one of our patients and their families has been very rewarding and she takes pride in recognizing each one. Cheri enjoys helping patients find ways to be able to receive treatment, working with their schedule and helping patients find payment options they can afford and manage. Cheri enjoys KU Basketball, photography, sewing, and cooking in her spare time. She has one grown daughter, Tasha, who graduated from MSU in December 2015 and is now a manager of a store on the Branson Landing. The scope of what we hope to achieve ranges from the high quality dentistry provided to the comfort level of our patient. Our dental professionals and office team are sure to be available, to address any concerns or needs. Our team will go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied.
Annette has served as co-administrator of the front office at Dr. Willard’s since May 1999, when she started her first experience working in a dental office. Annette has lived in the Branson area since 1970 and graduated from Hollister High School. She attended School of the Ozarks, now College of the Ozarks. In her free time, she enjoys watching basketball, baseball and football from high school level to the professional level. “I enjoy working at Dr. Willard’s office, where I work with people whom I call friends. When you work with friends, it makes coming to work every day easier.” Each of our team members is part of a team of highly qualified healthcare professionals with many years of experience in the dental field. You will find them all to be very warm, caring and knowledgeable. They participate in continuing education courses to stay current on the latest techniques and procedures.
Shelley has been performing dental hygiene since graduating from Dental Hygiene school in St. Louis, Missouri in 1991, and has served the needs of patient dental care at Dr. Willard’s office since 1995. “I am proud to be a team member here at Dr. Willard’s Office. We share common goals of working together to help patients improve their dental health. Dr. Willard provides a comfortable work environment for team members so the focus can be on the treatment that is in the best interest of our patients. I have had the pleasure of experiencing the growth of this dental practice and still years later, I find it rewarding serving others in achieving a common goal of dental health. My passion is helping others smile” The goal of our dental team is to provide dental care that improves gum health and provides a bright clean smile. Our dental team has received positive feedback for our services for the gentle and caring skills we use in performing exceptional dental treatments and procedures.
Cindy has been providing dental care since 1996 and started at Dr. Willard’s office in 2004. Cindy graduated from Missouri Southern State University Hygiene School in Joplin in 2001. “I am proud to work at an office that has such high standards of dental care. Dr. Willard and his wife are exceptional and honest employers. I enjoy the comfortable work atmosphere, working with a great team, getting to know my patients and feeling like they are family.” Cindy moved to Branson in 2003 and just celebrated 14 years of marriage with her husband Darren. They have 2 daughters, Abbey graduates from MSU in December of 2017 and Maddie attends Branson Elementary School. Our dental hygiene team’s primary objective is to provide each patient with the highest level of preventive oral care. We will use our knowledge and experience to create an oral care program based on your specific needs.
Sheri has enjoyed a rich and rewarding career in Dental Hygiene since 1980. She has been a member of Dr. Willard’s team since October 1999. Sheri and her husband Roger will celebrate 37 years of marriage in December. They have 2 grown children Amanda and Matthew. Matthew and his wife Jessie have 2 children Ellie and Parker. “I feel blessed to be part of such a warm, caring and devoted team at 248 Dental!” As hygienists at 248 Dental, our goal is to treat our patients as family. We work hard to create the most positive environment and experience for every one. We attempt to develop treatment options to fit the specific needs of our patients, to help them obtain and maintain their highest level of oral and overall health.
Heather is a 2002 graduate of Missouri Southern State University with her Bachelors of General Studies and Associates of Dental Hygiene. She has been a licensed dental hygienist at Dr. Willard’s office since 2002. “I enjoy helping people reach their dental health potential. Dr. Willard’s office is a place to get honest answers and help with your dental needs. I wouldn’t work anywhere else.” Heather and Nathan, her high school sweetheart, grew up in the area and love everything the Ozark hills and lakes have to offer. Heather is very busy with their little active son, Hayes. Our dental hygienists are highly trained and licensed oral health professionals who provide you with educational, clinical and therapeutic services to enhance your oral and overall health. Our dental hygienists use their skill and knowledge to prevent, detect, and treat gum disease and tooth decay in our patients.
Laura has assisted in the dental field at Dr. Willard’s office since 2006. Laura’s organizational and sterilization protocol that she has implemented in our practice, has made this office exceed the standards of the healthcare guidelines. Laura and her husband Mark have lived, worked and raised their family here in the Ozark Mountains of Branson. Laura comes to work every day, proud to be a part of an office that shares the same values that they base their home on, God 1st, Family 2nd, and Country 3rd. Our friendly dental assistants are highly trained to provide clinical support during various dental procedures. Each assistant has special skills that help provide the highest quality of dental care available. They are please to help Dr. Willard provide treatment for your entire family by diagnosing cavities early, controlling periodontal disease and providing continuing care.
Jennifer has worked tirelessly alongside Dr. Willard since 2007, delivering quality Rockstar patient care. Jennifer has provided excellent attention to preparing patients for procedures. Jennifer has a passion for providing care, assistance, and directions to promote a healthy lifestyle. “It is a privilege being part of an exceptional team. Our office is dedicated to professional kindness to all ages.” Jennifer and her husband Jeff are the proud parents of 2 Hollister Tigers, Hunter the all-around sports player and baseball star, age 11 and Hailey the cutest gymnast you will ever watch, age 7. All people are different, just as no dental treatment is the same. Each situation deserves special attention. As assistants, we understand patient trust is the foundation for our success and we treat our patients like family.
Kendra has been a dental assistant at Dr. Willard’s office since 1996, where she prides her relationship with her coworkers and patients. Kendra and her husband Jamie celebrated 25 years of marriage in April 2017. They have three children, Hunter, Chase, and Paige. Kendra enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves vacationing at the beach! “I am excited to be part of a practice that embraces new technology and I have great confidence in the care that our team offers our patients.” Our dental assistant team’s primary goal is to provide each patient with the highest level of preventive oral care. We will use our knowledge and experience to create an oral care program based on your specific needs.
Robin began her dental assistant career in 1977. She joined Dr. Willard’s dental team in 1995. Robin’s love for dental care has given her the opportunity to offer professional skills, building relationships and support to our patients over the years. “I have found being in the dental field is as simple as putting a smile on your face. When you are having fun, loving what you do, there is no work.” Robin has been a long-time resident of Branson and graduated from Branson High School. Robin and her husband Bill have two grown children Kaci and Steven. Steven is married to his wife Cassandra. Our dental assistants are trained to assist our dentist and make your visit more comfortable. Successful esthetic/restorative care requires a well-trained team. Our dental assistants have advanced training to help our doctor achieve the results you desire.