Our Staff

  • Jody grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Jefferson High School. She earned a Dental Assisting degree in 1987 from Kirkwood Community college and a Dental Hygiene degree in 1990 from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo. She has worked for Family SmileCare Center since 1999. Jody and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter and two sons.

  • Stephanie grew up in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and has a younger brother. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an AA in science in 1998 and from Hawkeye Community College with an AA in Dental Hygiene in 2001. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a local anesthesia certification. Stephanie is married and has three children.

  • Krista grew up on a farm in northern Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in Dental Hygiene in 1995. Along with practicing dental hygiene, Krista joined LifeVantage and helped implement the all herbal supplement, Protandim, into the office. She is married and has three children. She enjoys family and friends, traveling, reading, and being out doors.

  • Kim grew up in rural Mount Vernon, IA. In 2002, she received her AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene and local anesthesia at Kirkwood Community College. For 11 years she cared for patients back in her home town. Kim, her husband Joe, and daughter Maci love traveling, animals, nature, gardening, and getting together with family and friends.

  • Teresa has been a dental assistant with our office since 2001. Before moving to Cedar Rapids, Teresa lived in Chicago. There she worked as a dental assistant and receptionist for twelve years. She enjoys listening to music and traveling.

  • Katie grew up in Des Moines, IA and graduated from Urbandale HS.  She moved to Cedar Rapids in 2007 and attended Kirkwood Community college.  She graduated Kirkwood with an AA in science and from the dental assisting program in 2010.  She is a registered dental assistant with an x-ray certification.  As well as being a dental assistant, Katie also works at Granite City as a part-time bartender.  She enjoyes spending time with family and friends.

  • Tiffany grew up in Marion, graduated from the University of Iowa and then went on to become a dental assistant.  She worked as a dental assistant in Bettendorf for six years before moving back to Cedar Rapids in 2010 when she began work at Family SmileCare Center.  She is a registered dental assistant with x-ray certification. Tiffany and her husband, Spencer, have two children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, travel, cooking and the outdoors.

  • Rechelle grew up in Tama-Toledo, IA. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 2000 from Marshalltown Community College. She married her high school sweetheart in 2004 and they have a daughter. Rechelle began work at our office in 2007. When E4D crown design technology was brought to the office, she completed extra training as our lead assistant. In 2009, Rechelle became a Certified Integrated Specialist with E4D so she can train other offices to use the same day crown system. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel, and spend time with her family.

  • Kim is a graduate of Benton Community High School and Kirkwood Community College. Kim's smile and voice are familiar to many patients. In addition to deciphering insurance coverage and benefits, she works to manage billing and patient accounts. She also keeps all our computers up and running. Kim enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and snowmobiling with family. She has been part of our office since 2001.


  • Alex grew up in Vinton, IA and  graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg in 2011.

    Alex earned her CNA and LPN degree from Kirkwood Community College.  She worked at the Vinton Luthern Home Assisted Living and Home Health until deciding to go back to school.  She graduated from Kirkwood Dental Assisting program with X-ray certification and joined Family SmileCare Center in 2016.

    She loves spending time with her family, friends, and her yellow Labrador Kyker.  Alex loves anything outdoors, sports, shopping and traveling.