Every successful operation needs a go-to person to keep things organized. At Orchard Dental Care that job belongs to office coordinator Kelly. Since 2014, Kelly has been an integral part of day-today operations. She brought with her 18 years of dental billing and insurance experience. Kelly is well versed in all aspects of dental operations including dental assisting, accounting, and management. Kelly has been happily married to her husband Jeff for 17 years. She is a proud mom to two daughters, Katelyn and Allison, who are very active in music and sports. When she isn’t busy being a chauffeur to her daughters, Kelly enjoys traveling, camping, and walking her dog Teddy
Vera is an Illinois native, married with two daughters and three grandchildren. She has been in dentistry since 1987. She is a great dental assistant and is also cross-train to work the front office. Vera enjoys getting to know her patients, helping fulfill their dental needs and being part of what makes them happy that they chose to come to our office. Participating in continuing education courses helps her stay current on new materials and procedures. She also enjoys gardening, reading, biking, traveling (especially to California where two of her grandchildren live), do it yourself projects and watching sports. Go Cards!
Laurie is a graduate of SIU-Carbondale/Dental Hygiene. She has been a practicing dental hygienist for 30 years. Laurie enjoys meeting patients, working with them to prevent gum and tooth disease, providing gentle yet thorough care to promote a healthy mouth for a lifetime. She believes it is far better to prevent disease than to treat it. Laurie is certified in soft-tissue laser treatment and is also licensed to administer local & block anesthesia, which is very beneficial for patient’s comfort during treatment. In her spare time she enjoys flower gardening, shopping, volunteering at her church and spending time with family & friends.
Born and raised in Belleville, Megan was a former patient of Dr. Banderet’s. She enjoyed the atmosphere that Orchard Dental Care presented, leading her into the path of dentistry. Megan started her dental career with a dental assisting degree at Kaskaskia College, then into Dental Hygiene. She graduated Dental Hygiene School at Lake Land College, where she was certified in block/infiltration as well as nitrous oxide to help make our patients feel at ease. She is passionate towards getting to know her patients and educating them on the importance of their oral and periodontal health. Outside the office, she enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, and going to sports events. Megan is excited to make the transition from a patient to a hygienist at Orchard Dental Care.
Erinn is the first face you will see when you enter our office. She began working in dentistry in 1995 and has worked in the field for 17 years, having taken a break to stay home with her youngest daughter. We are very excited she decided to jump back into the dental field. Erinn will handle your scheduling needs (both on the phone and in the office), she will get you all checked in to your appointment, update your information, send you emails and newsletters, update the office Facebook page, help Kelly with other front office tasks. They are a great team always working together and putting our patient’s first. In her free time outside of work, Erinn enjoys spending time with her family, husband (Aaron, a busy firefighter/EMT), her two daughter’s Alyssa (a 25 year old Radiologic Technologist), & Lilly (a dimpled face sweet 9 year old) and their family dog Lucy. Erinn al enjoys camping and summer trip to the Ozarks with family.
Hamilton is our sweet loving office puppy, he is working towards his certificate to become a therapy dog.
Vera has been assisting Dr. Banderet for 13 years bringing 30 years of total experience to our office.
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