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.
After 30 years in dental care, my role has changed from dental assistant, front desk to administrator. I have been blessed to have a career where I was able to work with my husband, Dr. Willard. We have a wonderful team and 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.
My goal is the same today as it was when I started in the dental field. To care for our team and patients as friends and family. It is exciting to see the growth, changes and all the beautiful smiles 248 Dental has, is and will continue to preserve and create.
Dr. Willard and I are thrilled to be celebrating 34 years of marriage and blessed with a daughter Ashley and a son Kendall. We love to travel, spending time with our children and all the Ozarks have to offer.
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.”
Our dental hygiene teams 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.
I moved to Branson in 2003 and just celebrated 19 years of marriage with my husband Darren. We have 2 daughters, Abbey, 28, lives and works in St. Louis and Maddie, 13, attends Branson Junior High School.
Sheri has enjoyed a rich and rewarding career in Dental Hygiene since 1980. She has been a providing dental hygiene for Dr. Willard team since October 1999. “I feel blessed to be a part of such a warm, caring and devoted team at 248 Dental. As a hygienist at 248 Dental, our goal is to treat our patients as family. We work hard to create the most positive environment and experience for everyone. 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.”
My husband Roger and I will celebrate 42 years of marriage in December. We keep busy on our Ranch, Vineyard and VRBO at Cedarcreek, MO on Bull Shores Lake. We enjoy spending time with our kids Amanda, Matt and his wife Jess and grandkids, Jess, Ellie and Parker.
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.
Jennifer has worked tirelessly alongside Dr. Willard since 2007, as his dental assistant delivering quality rockstar patient care. I have a passion for providing quality care, assistance, and directions to promote a healthy lifestyle.
All people are different, just as no dental treatment is the same. Each situation deserves special attention. As an assistant, we understand patient trust is the foundation for our success and we treat our patients like family. “It is a privilege being part of an exceptional team. Our office is dedicated to professional kindness to all ages.”
My husband Jeff and I are proud parent of two children, Hunter and Hailey. They keep us busy with school and sports.
Kendra has been a part of Dr. Willards team since 1996. Over the years, I have worked in several areas of the office, with my current position being Insurance Coordinator. I love being a part of such a dedicated and amazing team.
My husband Jami and I celebrated 30 years of marriage in April 2022. We have three children, Hunter, Chase, and Paige. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and any soft white sand beach is my favorite vacation spot!
Whitney is from Illinois and moved to the Ozarks 8 years ago to pursue a career in dentistry. In 2016 I graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with an associate degree in dental assisting, while being able to do my internship under Dr. Willard. I continued my career to dental hygiene and have been a licensed dental hygienist since graduating OTC in 2019. I am committed to providing a safe, comfortable, effective, and pleasant patient experience.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, listening to music and spending time with my children, Nikolai and Nevaeh.
Chloe recently graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College Dental Assisting program in May 2022. I began working with Dr. Willard in June 2021. I love the fun environment that 248 Dental has, the versatility of this job and helping to make our patients day better by helping them achieve that smile they want.
I love spending time with friends and my family. I am full of energy and may be found singing or dancing around the office.
Senia graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College dental assisting program in October 2022. I have been a part of Dr. Willards awesome team since May 2021.
I grew up here in the Ozarks and has always had a love for the many hiking trails, rivers and creeks. I have 4 children, Josalynn 15, Daniel 14, Chloe 11 and Rudy 7. They keep we busy with all of their activities. On my days off you will typically find me enjoying the outdoors hunting, fishing or camping with family and friends.
Shannon has enjoyed a career in the dental field for many years. She joined Dr. Willards office in 2018 as a Hygiene Dental Assistant. As a Hygiene Dental Assistant, I have enjoyed the vast variety of this position, which give me an opportunity to work through out office. The wonderful co-workers and patients here make 248 Dental a warm and welcoming friendly place. “I feel blessed to be a part of such a great practice.”
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to babysit my friends puppies and designing at my flea market booth.
Andi joined Dr. Willards practice in October 2021 as an Administrative Assistant. I have worked in the medical and dental field since 2016 in capacities of CNA, CSR and Office Manager. I look forward to welcoming to the 248 Dental and helping you.
I have a grown daughter, Kayla who enjoys learning to homestead. I have a background in martial arts, love the outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking and my dog Henry. My passion is cooking and when I’m not working you will find me in the kitchen creating a masterpiece to post on Facebook.