MEET OUR AMAZING SMILE TEAM!
Hi, my name is Carla. I started my dental career in the United States Navy. I loved being in the military and in the dental field. While in the Navy I worked in general dentistry and oral surgery. Once I started my family, I decided to leave the military, and resume my career in dentistry “on the outside". I was introduced to orthodontics in 1998, and LOVE LOVE this specialty! There is nothing more satisfying then to watch someone who is very self-concious and afraid to smile, and then to see them the day their braces are removed. The specialty of orthodontics is so AMAZING and self rewarding. Outside of the office, I enjoy 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 horses. I am an animal lover! I also enjoy doing canine agility with my dogs Sophie, and Remi, horse back riding, scuba diving, and sports of any kind.
Hello! My name is Maria! I’m the financial coordinator here at KC Braces and Kids. I started my career in orthodontics as a clinical assistant in 2007. I am also bilingual and interpret for Spanish speaking patients. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Hello! My name is Kiera Queen. I wasn’t always a Queen, I became one in 2017 when I married my husband, Mason! I have worked for KC Braces and Kids since 2015. I was actually an Invisalign case with Dr. Dave and loved my treatment so much that I just had to join the team! Mason and I have a coonhound named Louie. He keeps us verrrry busy! If I’m not at the office helping create beautiful smiles, you can find me in the gym or enjoying the outdoors! I love staying active and supporting healthy lifestyles!
Hello! My name is Brandi! I was born and raised in Kansas City! I have worked in Orthodontics for over 20 years now! I love working with people and making a difference in their lives! I have been happily married for fourteen years and have a beautiful stepdaughter! When I am not working, you can find me at home snuggling with my two furbabies or hanging out with my family and friends!
Hello, my name is Claira Wilson, I am from Gladstone Missouri. I knew I wanted to be in the dental field since I was in first grade, it is a real passion of mine to make smiles better! I am a CDA as well as have all four of my expanded functions. In my free time I enjoy church activities, spending time with my dog Lucy, going to Orangetheory Fitness, and spending time with my family and friends!
Hi I’m Ashlee, call me Ash. I’ve been in Orthodontics since 2013 and with Christensen Orthodontics since 2017! I grew up in what used to be a small town Kearney, Missouri. I’ve always loved going to the dentist and getting my teeth cleaned ever since I was a little girl. Now my passion is in my patients and watching their self esteem grow as they watch their smile transform! I love the lake, iced coffees, fall and fuzzy blankets! I love spending time with my family and my daughter, Cora. You can find me in the clinic singing Shania Twain and laughing til my cheeks hurt.
I’m Laura!-I absolutely love my job and my favorite part of it all is to see a transformation from start to finish. I enjoy really getting to know our patients and working alongside the most knowledgeable doctors and staff around. I have over a decade of experience in Orthodontics, general/pediatric dentistry, and instructing future assistants. I’m a big homebody that gives all my love to my 2 cute kids, husband, pug, friends, and dessert!
Hi my name is Amy, I was born and raised in Richmond MO. I then moved to the Liberty area in 2000 when I started my career in orthodontics. I love my job and love making beautiful smiles! Outside of the office, my two children Parker and Hope keep me busy with all of their sport activities. I love being a mother and a wife. To me my family is the greatest treasure in life!
My name is Krissy Bringus and I joined Kansas City Braces in February of 2019. The most rewarding part of being an orthodontic assistant is getting to know our patients and being there the day the braces come off. I love to see people smile! We strive to make every appointment fun and my co workers are like family. I couldn’t ask for better doctors to work for than Dr. Dave and Dr. Jared. When I’m not at work I’m at home watching stand up comedies and spending time with my daughter, husband, and fur babies!
Hi, my name is Katey and I have been with Christensen Orthodontics since November 2018. I absolutely love my job and the people I get to work with every day. It's so rewarding to watch our patients' smile makeovers - from beginning to end! Outside of work, I enjoy everything Disney, traveling, caving, and spending time with my French Bulldog, Duke.
Amanda is a Certified Dental Assistant and Expended Functions Orthodontic Assistant. She obtained her education through Penn Valley health science institute and UMKC School of Dentistry. Amanda is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has two Australian shepherds! Her favorite part about her job is helping people achieve the confidence to smile!
Hello my name is Leslie. I like to go by Lil Leslie. I have worked for KC Braces and Kids since November 2018. I love my job and everyday is a great day. I love to greet each and every patient
Hello, My name is Alaina. I have worked for KC braces and kids since October, 2019. I truly enjoy coming to work everyday. I work with such a great team and Doctors! My favorite part of my job is seeing how happy patients are when they get their braces off and experiencing the change In each child as their smile changes! When I’m not at work I’m spending time with my two daughters, Avery and Jordyn. Us girls enjoy the bright sunshine, making memories and shopping the isles of Target!
Hello! My name is Haylee. I am 1 out of 10 kids in my family. I enjoy reading poetry, writing and helping others. I also love outdoor adventures and art. I was a patient here a few years ago and had such a wonderful experience, I was thrilled when I has the opportunity to join the team!
Hi! My name is Lindsay. Smiling is my favorite. I love helping our patients make smiling their favorite too! I’m a graduate of Park Hill High School and Utah Valley University. I moved back to KC with my husband in 2006 and love calling this city “home” again. As a former preschool teacher and current mother of 4, I have a special fondness for kids. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and decorating.
Hello! My name is Sonlla (pronounced Sonya). I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and have no plans of moving anytime soon! I seriously love my city, but I LOVE to travel when the limits allow. I have been with KC Braces and Kids since Oct. 2019 and it was the best move for me. I truly love my job and the whole team. I am married with 3 children and 1 pup, whom all keep me very busy. All 3 of my kids are active in sports and awesome basketball players. When I have free time, which normally is in the early mornings, you will find me at the gym. I love staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. I find fitness to be fun, keep me sane, and just a part of my normal routine.
Hi, I’m Payden! I was born and raised in Kearney but lived in Dallas, Texas for 3 years. KC has always had my heart and I am here to stay! I have been in the dental field since 2010 and graduated dental hygiene school in 2014. Always having a passion for dental health, i knew I wanted to be a hygienist since I was 16. I love getting to know my patients and helping improve their oral/overall health. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and chasing our toddler boy/girl twins. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!