About Your Team


Kristen is the Practice Manager of Operations at Highway K Dental Care. She has been working in the dental field for over fourteen years! Kristen has knowledge of both the clinical and business sides of dentistry. Her passion has always been with the dental industry. The most important thing to Kristen is that each patient has a wonderful experience each time he or she steps into our dental home. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending quality time with her two children, visiting with family, and traveling to the beach!


Tami has been in the dental industry for over twenty years! She enjoys her job, loves her team, and feels blessed to be a part of our patients’ journeys. Tami is an advocate for stray rescue. She has three grown children, two dogs, and one cat. As a lover of music, you will always find Tami humming, whistling, or singing in the office!


Lauren has been with Highway K Dental Care for three years and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She pursued dentistry because she has always been fascinated with teeth, and she loves helping others achieve a healthy smile. Lauren strives to ensure our patients feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visits. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, Cardinal baseball games, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with her family and friends.


Born and raised in Missouri, Jessie brings three years of experience to Highway K Dental Care. Jessie attended Forest Park Community College and William Woods University, where she graduated with her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2016, and she absolutely loves getting to know and interacting with her patients. Jessie is passionate about educating her patients on the importance of oral hygiene. She recently moved back to Missouri from Colorado, where she practiced for a little over a year. Outside of the office, Jessie enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and traveling.


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Amber is a Business Assistant here at Highway K Dental Care. She attended the Dental Career Institute in Chesterfield, MO and has been working in the dental field for three years. Amber finds immense joy in her work with patients and is dedicated to making the world a brighter place, one confident smile at a time. "My goal is to help every one of our patients leave our office feeling like the best version of themselves!" Amber is blessed with a beautiful family and spends every minute she can with her four-year-old daughter who she describes as, "the absolute light of my life."


Kaitlyn graduated in April of 2019 from the Center for Advanced Dental Assisting and is now a Dental Assistant here at Highway K.  She plans to pursue further educational opportunities and work toward becoming an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). Kaitlyn loves helping patients relax, smile, and even laugh during their visit.  She is passionate about helping patients achieve optimal oral health and particularly enjoys how patients become a part of the Highway K dental family over time.  The patients are her priority and she always makes sure to go beyond simply providing treatment services by also educating them on how to maintain their best smile for many years to come.  In her free time, Kaitlyn loves to run, spend time with her family and friends, and seek out new adventures by traveling to new places and exploring new cultures.