Naomi has worked in the dental field for over 11 years and has experience in both general dentistry and orthodontics. She especially enjoys the unique opportunity the orthodontic environment gives her to get to know her patients and their families during the course of their time in braces. It’s fun to hear about our patient’s lives: sports teams, school activities, jobs, family vacations and so much more; and at the end of their treatment it’s fun to look back at their initial photos and see the transformation in their smile. Naomi received her dental assisting training at Concorde and graduated from Liberty University in 2012 with a BS in psychology. In her free time she enjoys playing and watching volleyball and soccer, trying new restaurants, baking, and drinking coffee (especially if it’s got peanut butter & chocolate!). She is also very involved with her church and enjoys travelling with her husband Jon.
For 15 years, our certified orthodontic assistant, Kathy, has been changing people’s lives by changing their smiles. Kathy says she enjoys orthodontics because she gets to meet so many new people and see firsthand, the positive impact that orthodontic treatment has had on their lives. In her personal time, Kathy enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and family and playing with her cat and three dogs.
Paige was born and raised in Kansas City and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. She enjoys spending time outdoors and camping, river rafting and gardening are some of her favorite pastimes. Paige was drawn to the fast paced, hands-on work environment of orthodontics and the opportunity to build on her assisting skills. Paige received her expanded functions certification in orthodontics in 2013.
Originally from Los Angeles, california, Melissa has called Kansas City home for nearly twenty years. She is happily married to her husband Marcus and enjoys spending time with her three kids and staying involved with their basketball teams and cheer squads. Melissa has worked in the orthodontic field as a certified orthodontic assistant for 12 years and says she is still thrilled at watching the transformation of her patients’ beautiful smiles.
Mikhel is originally from Pleasant Hill, MO and has worked in the dental field for 3 years. She joined the Lakewood Orthodontics team as a business assistant in 2013 and says she really enjoys watching our patients progress to a straight and pretty smile. In her free time, Mikhel enjoys spending time with her son Korbin, cooking, working out, hiking and live music.