MEET OUR AMAZING SMILE TEAM!
Hi, my name is Carla. I graduated from Smith County High School in Carthage, TN. Afterwards, I went to Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN. I started my dental career in the United States Navy in 1987. I loved being in the military and being in the dental field. While in the Navy I worked in general dentistry and oral surgery. Once I started my family, I decided to get out of the military and resume my career in dentistry with private practice doctors. I was introduced to orthodontics in 1998, and LOVE LOVE this specialty! Theres 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. Especially here at Christensen Orthodontics! Outside of the office, I enjoy 4 children, 2 grandchildren, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 5 horses. I am an animal lover! I also enjoy horse back riding, scuba diving, and sports of any kind. Especially the Bronco’s, Tennessee Volunteers, Kansas University, and the Royals.
Hello! My name is Maria. I was born in the Land of Oz, Kansas that is. I have lots of family in the area and love living close to them here in Kansas City! I graduated from Garden City High School. My family and I moved here to Kansas City, MO 15 yrs ago. I've been married for 20 yrs. My husband and I have two handsome and wonderful boys. They are involved in lots of sports which always keeps us very busy! But, I wouldn't have it any other way. They are everything to us. I've worked in the orthodontic field for 10 years. I started as a Clinical Assistant but I am now the Financial Coordinator and New Patient Coordinator for our practice. I have been with Dr. Christensen since the beginning. So, don't be alarmed if you see me filing insurance one day and working on patients the next, I have learned to do it all. I am also bilingual and interpret for Spanish speaking patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We look forward to the summer time where we enjoy hanging out at the lake.
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!
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!
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!
Hello, My name is Jennifer B. I am originally from Northern California and moved to the Kansas City area in 1995 and started my dental career in 1998 and Settled into orthodontics in 2003. I started with Dr. Dave and Dr. Jared in May of 2008 and I believe I have landed in the best ortho office in all of the KC metro area. Watching our patients smile transformations when they have completed treatment is by far the most rewarding part of my job along with working with the best doctors and team members ever! When I am not styling smiles you will find me selling real estate or taking my daughter to her band/vocal performances.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.