When our patients are ready to start treatment, Julie works with them to devise a care plan that meets their individual needs. She answers any questions they may have about how the treatment process works, what they can expect along the way, and how to schedule each step. Julie loves the relaxed, flexible environment at our practice and enjoys the truly priceless experience of our patients seeing their new smiles for the first time. Julie and her husband, Doug, have two beautiful daughters named Emma and Ava. The entire family spends a lot of time boating, fishing and relaxing at Missouri's beautiful lakes.
Shana works at our front desk greeting patients, helping them schedule appointments, and filing their insurance claims quickly and efficiently. She loves to get to know our patients throughout the process of improving their smiles. Shana shares our team's values of providing excellent care to each and every individual who visits our office. Shana and her husband, Jodi, have three children.
Stacey oversees all our office operations including human resources, scheduling, billing, and collections. When it comes to patients, Stacey mainly works with the financial side of their treatment. Whether a patient has a health savings plan, cafeteria plan, or is paying out of their own pocket, Stacey will help them find a flexible payment option which can simplify their orthodontic process. Stacey has two children, Addison and Jack, whom she loves spending time with. She also enjoys reading, playing tennis, and going to the movies. Stacey is an active member and elder of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a former Board member of the Springfield Ballet, Missouri Victim's Center, and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and a graduate member of Leadership Springfield.
Lori has worked alongside Dr. Sharp since 1998. She enjoys helping patients improve their self-confidence through their smile. Lori is very passionate about the services she provides as she herself was a patient of Dr. Sharp's. She experiened firsthand his dedication to improving a patient's self-image. Lori enjoys building relationships with patients and their families and watching them get excited about their smile transformation. She places braces, explains and provides homecare instructions, tries to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible and trains new team members. She lives with her husband Andy and their cat and dog. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, friends and travelling with her husband. Lori stays very active by running and doing hot yoga.
Tracey loves working in the dental field; it’s what she’s been happily doing since 1985. Joining our team in 2001, Tracey assists Dr. Sharp with patient care and enjoys talking with, explaining, and comforting patients during their visits, as well as getting to know them on an individual basis. Tracey has two beautiful children, two dogs, and two cats. She loves to be outside and enjoys making jewelry as a hobby. As a native of Springfield, Tracey plans on staying right here in the wonderful Ozarks as long as she possibly can!
Danielle brings over eight years of experience to our practice and we really appreciate her continued dedication to excellence. She helps our patients by placing braces and providing care instructions. She also does great work training new members of our team. Danielle loves to see each patient's smile become more beautiful through treatment and she finds Dr. Sharp's pride in his work very inspiring. Danielle lives with her husband and their two girls.
Sara graduated from the OTC Dental Assisting Program in 2005 and is a Certified Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions. She joined our team in 2017. She brings a lot of experience to our team. Sara has worked in both general and pediatric dentistry but has always favored Orthodontics. Her chairside experience and duties include bracket placement, adjustments and explaining home care instructions. She enjoys getting to know our patients and building a relationship with them. During her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, son and dogs and chickens. She also loves crafting and cooking.
Jaclyn always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child, which eventually led her to becoming a Certified Dental Assistant. Her favorite part of her job is helping patients leave happy and confident with their smile. She place braces and appliances on while instructing patients how to care for their teeth. She is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association. Jaclyn enjoys gardening and spoiling her dog and four cats.
Darla is our diagnostic documents specialist, tending to the records of our patients from their first visit to their post-treatment consultations. Darla joined Dr. Sharp's team in 2009. She has been in the dental field for over twenty-five years and is certified with Expanded Functions in Orthodontics. Darla loves helping patients go from feeling self-conscience about their smile to feeling confident in their beautiful smile after treatment. Even after three decades in the dental field, that transformation is still exciting! Darla and her husband, Mark, have four children. They enjoy sailing, exploring the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and watching the Razorbacks and the Chiefs play football.
Ariana works in our lab where she fabricates most of our patients’ appliances, including retainers, expanders, and holding arches. She enjoys all the hands-on aspects of her job, especially knowing that the appliances she creates will help our patients achieve and maintain their wonderful smiles. Ariana has adopted two children and loves spending time with them.