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Lashel

Lashel

Registered Dental Hygienist

Cleaning teeth takes up the majority of my job responsibility, and I love making a difference in each patient’s oral hygiene. I enjoy seeing the same faces, getting to know patients, and experiencing life’s ups and downs with them. I feel very fortunate to work in an office that is so family oriented. I look forward to coming to work every day because I enjoy the people I work with. I love dentistry!

 

I was married two years ago to my sweetheart, Benjamin. He’s pretty much my world.; I love him to death. We love to work together and are not afraid of hard work. We love to travel and see new things. I also enjoy spending time with my two nieces, Bristol and Noelle. They make my world go round!

 

Lisa

lisa

Patient Coordinator 

Patient Care is my focus, from the first call to completion. Every one of our patients deserves quality dental work; I know our office provides that and I love making it happen. Our work changes peoples’ lives, for the better. Often patients are afraid of coming to see a dentist, or feel that they cannot afford excellent care. I help them understand not only what is possible, but how they can have it. I assist our patients at their initial exam, making sure they understand treatments and options, as well as payment possibilities, including maximizing their insurance benefits and developing flexible payment plans. I also check in with patients following their appointments, set up referrals and follow up after, and send cards and notes, too.

Away from work, I keep very busy, whether that’s with activities at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle, swimming, working the ranch with my husband, or taking photos of the land, the cattle, and our precious grandchildren. My husband and I have three adult children, who have given us five amazing grandkids. I love to ride the four-wheeler, checking on our cattle, and especially riding through mud puddles!

 

Paula

paula

Appointment Coordinator

For the past 21 years, which is how long I’ve been working at Innovative Family Dentistry, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know our amazing patients. Now we are seeing and treating second and third generations of those early patients, and are truly honored that they trust us to care for their children and grandchildren. I’ll be the one greeting you when you arrive. I check patients in and out, collect payments, answer our phones, send out the new patient paperwork, and make and confirm appointments. Yes, I keep very busy and I love every minute of it!

I am married to my husband, Jimmie, and have three adult children, three grandchildren, and two dogs, who I think of as my other kids, Jack and Zoey. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me pursuing my interests which include traveling, outdoor concerts, old cars, good restaurants, and being with my family and friends. By the way, I am known around the office for having a great memory; the doctor says I’m better than any computer!

 

Micah

Micah

Front Office Coordinator

I love our community here in Oologah, and serving our patients who are our friends and neighbors is an honor. Our patients come to us because they know not only are we skilled dental practitioners, but that they will be treated with respect and gentleness, seen and welcomed as a part of our family. We are committed to caring for those we help, ensuring that their needs and comfort are always emphasized, whether a patient is seeking a routine cleaning or wants to brighten their smile. As the Front Office Coordinator, I oversee everything that happens here, ensuring that everything moves smoothly and that our patients receive the care they deserve.

In my personal life, my lovely wife, Bruna, whom I met while I was living in and working for a non-profit organization in Albania, and I, have an incredible young son, Sam. While most of my free time is spent with my wife and playing with the kiddo, I am also a Church Deacon and am building a sailboat, too. I love to hike and take long backpacking trips, as well as play computer games. I’m a compulsive reader, finishing several books a week on just about any topic you can imagine.

 

Cyndi

cyndi

Dental Assistant

I joined Innovative Family Dentistry in 1989, just two years after earning my certification in dental assisting. I work at the side of Dr. Maltsberger during a variety of dental procedures and take any X-rays or impressions needed to complete treatment. Our team consists of amazing people. We all work together and help each other to accomplish our tasks and our goals.  Although our personalities, lifestyles, and interests are somewhat diverse, we embrace each others’ uniqueness and consider them as assets to our overall team.

I moved to Oologah with my parents in 1979 where I was raised and attended school, graduating with the class of 1984. It is also here that I decided to make a home, and where I have raised my six children. My days are busy keeping a home, raising children, and working. In my leisure time, I like fishing, camping, hiking, and playing the piano.

 

Teresa

Teresa

Sterilization Coordinator

Having been with Innovative Family Dental since 1997, I derive great satisfaction from doing my job well and being as efficient as possible. This way, Dr. Maltsberger can concentrate on providing our patients with the best possible care. It is our goal as a team to offer patients an experience that is safe and comfortable.

On a personal note, I am married with three daughters and four grandchildren. I love to hike, work in my garden, and spend time with my family and friends.

 

Nancy

Nancy

Orthodontic Chairside Dental Assistant

As an assistant, I love being a part of changing a person’s appearance for the better and improving their self-esteem. I’ve worked for Dr. Maltsberger for over 25 years and have truly enjoyed it so much! He sets the standard for excellence and I am glad to be part of it! I feel our office atmosphere is positive and that we as a team get along well with each other. We enjoy our jobs and work hard for each patient!

When I’m not at work, my husband John and I live on a ranch and raise cattle and English bulldog puppies. I am Baptist and attend a wonderful church in Nowata. Our only son has a new wife and child that are a true blessing to our family. I enjoy traveling with my sweetheart and extended family anywhere!

 

Jo Ann

Jo Ann

Dental Assistant

The best part of being a dental assistant here at Innovative Family Dentistry is that I get to do a variety of procedures on a daily basis. My favorites are oral surgery and orthodontics. I love to see the change that having a beautiful smile can make in a person’s life, young or old. It’s a great thing to be part of!

I have been married for 23 years and have two daughters and five grandkids. My two sons-in-law are both firefighters, which I am very proud of. I love working with the young kids in our church, and I love photography.