Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week 2016 takes place this week, June 6–10. In honor of the occasion, we wanted to share a little bit about each of our staff members and thank them for all that they do! If you happen to stop by our office this week, be sure to wish these wonderful ladies a Happy Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week. We will be celebrating with various activities and surprise treats throughout the week!
The Dougherty Orthodontics Family – Meet Our Team
Natalie: Lead Orthodontic Assistant, Invisalign Clinical Coordinator
Natalie has worked with Dougherty Orthodontics for two years. She is originally from O’Fallon, Missouri, which is how Dr. Dougherty and Natalie met. After getting her braces off, Natalie really became interested in dental assisting, and after meeting Dr. Dougherty and learning more about orthodontics, she has fallen in love with orthodontics! In her free time, she enjoys going on vacation, playing with her dog Marley, and hanging out with her best friend—her mom. She has enjoyed volunteering for Magical Smile Night, helping teach kids about the importance of healthy teeth, and has also volunteered with a local school for kids with special needs. Natalie is wonderful with patients—she relates to every patient that walks through the door and is their instant friend. She loves her job and it shows. Natalie is the glue that holds our team together. She never leaves for the day without making sure everyone is taken care of. She is always wanting to learn more in her field and constantly improve herself—such a wonderful role model for our patients!
Lynn: Treatment Coordinator
From a large family of 11, Lynn loves kids and has two of her own. In her free time, she likes gardening, traveling, scuba diving, country music, and her dog Niko (a.k.a. “Prince Niko”). Lynn has been in the orthodontic field for over 30 years. She is also an expanded-functions orthodontic assistant. She did her internship and has never stopped loving ortho since! She volunteers with the Rockwood School District and has a passion for Alzheimer’s philanthropy, as she lost her father to Alzheimer’s. Lynn is super friendly and helps walk our patients through each step of starting treatment in our office, from showing the patients around with the office tour, to scheduling the start of their braces. Kids love her because of her fun, outgoing personality, and her team loves her because she is always making us laugh.
Kierstyn: Orthodontic Assistant
Kierstyn was born in Washington, Missouri. She became interested in dentistry when she realized that the first thing she notices about people are their smiles. While in school, her love for orthodontics grew. She enjoys seeing a patient’s confidence grow by giving them the smile they’ve always wanted. Kierstyn has three dogs (Riley, Zoe, Rigley), a 16-year-old frog (Kermit), and two kittens. During her free time, she enjoys going to the lake with friends. She volunteers in the nursery at church and also volunteers for Service for Sight. She is an awesome team player, always helpful, hard-working, and gets along well with our patients because she is so gentle and kind.
Kristen: Financial and Scheduling Coordinator
Kristen is from Belleville, Illinois. She got married in March 2016 and has two kids, plus one on the way! Kristen says, “I love seeing the patients at debond day when the braces are removed and they are beaming with confidence—it makes me happy!” She has worked at Dougherty Orthodontics for over a year, and she is our in-office IT specialist on top of her regular duties. Kristen has worked in customer service since age 16 and has been in the Air Force National Guard for the last 4 years. During the flood of Valley Park 2015-2016, her and her husband went to High Ridge, Missouri and sandbagged in shifts so they could also be there to take care of their kids. Kristen is such a pleasure to be around. She cares about our patients and the service they receive. Always working hard behind the scenes, Kristen makes sure each day runs smoothly. Not one day goes by that she doesn’t make us laugh!
Happy Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week! – A Note from Dr. Dougherty
“I’m so proud of my team. They are all such a hard-working and delightful group of people to be around. They make me excited to come to work every day. Work is no longer a job, but a home—all because of them. Together, with our patients, I feel like we are a family. They are the most genuinely kind and gracious people I know. I’m so proud to be able to work alongside them. Patients love them and I know exactly why. I have had patients ask if we take ‘nice training’! I couldn’t work with a more knowledgeable and caring group. Thank you, girls, for all you do for our patients!” – Dr. Stefanie Dougherty
Want to wish our team a Happy Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week? Contact us! Call our office at 636.825.1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our Facebook page and leave a post or comment to thank our staff for all that they do.