Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Shelly

Licensed Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant

Shelly first joined our team in 1998 as an intern, but we hired her as soon as her schooling was complete! Now, in addition to working chairside, Shelly is in charge of all our diagnostic records, including various X-rays, tracings, and photos. Shelly says, “I love working at Prairie Ridge—there is never a day we don’t laugh, and Dr. Loveless is always making sure that we’re learning something new! My favorite part of working here is our patients. They’re all so wonderful. I love getting to know them!”


Julie

Licensed Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, Lab Technician

Julie began working here in 1986. In addition to helping Dr. Loveless chairside, Julie also orders our entire stock of orthodontic equipment and makes retainers and other appliances for our patients! She loves helping make beautiful smiles and enjoys the variety of her job and the great coworkers she gets to work with. Julie also appreciates “Dr. Loveless’s commitment to provide top-notch orthodontic treatment, utilizing the newest technology out there!”


Shari

Licensed Dental Assistant, Treatment Coordinator

Shari became our treatment coordinator in 2004. She’s the first team member that our new patients meet, since she explains treatment options and introduces them to Prairie Ridge. When it comes to orthodontics, Shari says, “I enjoy the beautiful smiles we help make. Also, Dr. Loveless really cares about his patients and makes our office a fun place to be! I like meeting new people and the excitement from kids when they know it’s time to get braces!”


Sheena

Licensed Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant

Sheena joined our team in the summer of 2006 as an intern and we hired her soon after. As one of our former patients, Sheena is able to truly identify with the patients she now treats.


Heather

Licensed Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant

Heather has been working at Prairie Ridge since 2002. She assists chairside and coordinates all of our radiology needs to comply with OSHA standards. Heather remarks, “I really enjoy what I’m doing! Working with everyone is great—they’re all team players and Dr. Loveless really cares about everyone. I also enjoy seeing the patients leave with a big, happy smile!”


Sherry

Licensed Dental Assistant, Insurance Coordinator

Sherry joined our team in 2004 as a chairside assistant, but has been working in dentistry for 20 years. She says that her favorite part of working in the orthodontic field is that she loves seeing smiles transform. If you ask her, “Working at Prairie Ridge is great because my coworkers are fantastic—they made me feel so welcome and I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been here! Plus, the patients that come here are super!” She enjoys working with Dr. Loveless because he’s very nice, cares about his patients, and likes to have fun.


Laura

Office Coordinator

Laura joined the Prairie Ridge team in 2001 as the person who takes care of everything from scheduling patients’ appointments and typing letters to answering phones (she’s the cheerful voice you hear when you call our office!). Laura loves working at Prairie Ridge—her flexible schedule gives her more time with her family. She says, “It’s so fun getting to know the patients and their families! I feel so fortunate to work for an orthodontist that does such amazing work!”

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