Meet Our Compassionate Dental Team
Serenity, Scheduling Coordinator/Receptionist
When you make an appointment, chances are Serenity is the first person you’ll talk to! She loves being able to make a great first impression and help people receive the same reliable quality of care she expects for her own family. Today, she’s been a member of our team for over seven years. Before coming here, she never knew that a doctor’s office like this could exist – one where the patients are ALWAYS put first.
Outside of work, Serenity spends lots of time with her husband John and their four children. She has a small farm by the river’s edge and is passionate about kayaking there as often as possible. She completed her first half-marathon this past year and is hoping to complete a full marathon this upcoming fall!
Carolyn, Patient Coordinator
Carolyn has been part of Columbia Healthy Smiles for over 40 years! After graduating from Glasgow High School, she attended dental assisting school in Kansas City. Today, she enjoys the rewarding environment of our office and loves working closely with each wonderful patient.
When she isn’t busy at work, Carolyn’s favorite hobbies include antiquing and playing around with her adorable Corgi.
Megan, Dental Hygienist
Megan’s interest in dentistry was first inspired when she underwent years of important orthodontic treatment. She studied at Missouri Southern State University. Today, she’s been working in the field for almost five years and loves every aspect of it – especially oral hygiene! Getting to know each patient so well and helping them feel more confident in their smile is such a wonderful perk of the job. She also loves spending time alongside her talented coworkers.
Outside of working hours, Megan enjoys hiking, going to live concerts, and traveling. She’s also a very proud dog mom to her Beagle Cora!
MacKenzie, Dental Assistant
MacKenzie is our newest team member, but she already loves being able to help patients overcome dental anxiety and have genuinely enjoyable visits! She actually grew up as a patient herself here at Columbia Healthy Smiles, and the team convinced her to pursue dentistry as a career. Now, she has the wonderful opportunity to work alongside them and help others in the process. She completed her Health Science Associates degree at Moberly Area Community College, followed by her dental assisting certificate at the State Technical College of Missouri. Today, she has her CDA and EFDA certifications.
MacKenzie’s family consists of her mother Laurie, her father Patrick, and her older brother Connor. In her free time away from the office, she enjoys weightlifting, watching movies, candle making, and being a cat mom.
Macqueleigh, Dental Assistant
Macqueleigh is originally from New Bloomfield, and she’s been working in the dental world for nearly five years so far. She studied at the State Technical College of Missouri for her education. Today, she has Expanded Functions certifications and has also received advanced training in orthodontics. Outside of dentistry, she has a degree in substitute teaching as well. For her, the best part of this job by far is meeting new people and helping them enjoy their smiles again!
Macqueleigh and her husband James have a young son named Cade and a Lab named Copper. Outside of working hours, you can typically find her camping on the Osage River, reading, or going antiquing with her mom.
Becky, Patient Care Coordinator
Becky was born and raised right here in Missouri! She completed her studies at Hannibal-LaGrange University before entering the field of dentistry over five years ago. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it’s interacting with her patients.
In her free time, Becky enjoys soaking up every moment she can with her husband and two kiddos. She also enjoys biking, working out, fishing, and watching movies!
Shelby, Dental Assistant
A Missouri native, Shelby completed her studies at the State Technical College of Missouri before joining our team in 2021. She has earned her nitrous certification and is currently working on her expanded functions status. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it is her amazing coworkers and how much she learns each day!
Shelby comes from a big, loud, loving family. On the weekends, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her loved ones, and watching Netflix. She is also a Chick-fil-a enthusiast!
Jennifer, Dental Hygienist
For more than two decades now, Jennifer has spent her days helping her patients improve their oral and overall health. All these years later, it continues to be her favorite aspect of her job! She attended Florissant Valley Community College before completing her studies at Forest Park Community College.
Originally from St. Louis, Jennifer is married and has three children. She loves watching her kids play sports, being active, and spending time with friends and family. One thing you may not know about her is that she has run two full marathons!
Cybill, Dental Hygienist
Cybill was born and raised right here in Missouri! She attended State Fair Community College before undergoing additional training in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it is building trust and relationships with each of her patients.
When she isn’t at our office, you can most likely find her spending time with her husband and two sons. Outside of dentistry, her interests include family vacations, watching her boys’ activities, and game nights!