Meet the Team

Meet the Team

We recognize that all of 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.


Financial Coordinator

I love seeing a parent or patient smile when we find a financial plan that fits their budget. This means they’ll get the treatment they or their child needs! It’s great to work at a practice where we place the patients and families at the forefront, including their financial needs. In addition to discussing and setting up financial plans, I also help patients get the most from their insurance. I file their insurance claims and post payments, too.

My husband of more than 30 years, Jeff, is a 7th grade science teacher. Many of our patients know “Mr. B.” and share stories about him with me. Jeff and I have three grown children and one amazing grandchild. I love time with my family, horses, and building projects.


Orthodontic Assistant

I love becoming friends with each patient. It’s amazing to watch them transform during treatment. Not only does their smile become more beautiful, but patients fill with confidence. Seeing a person who used to hide their crooked teeth now smiling and laughing freely and happily is so rewarding. I assist Dr. Bauer with orthodontic procedures. I also educate patients about proper oral hygiene and keeping their smile healthy.

I’m married and have two children. When not working, I love time with my family, especially when we’re traveling and enjoying the outdoors. I also like scrapbooking, taking pictures, and hunting.


Clinical Assistant

I love meeting new people and getting to know them during treatment. Watching a person’s personality blossom as they see their new smile appear cannot be beat! I provide chairside assistance to Dr. Bauer during procedures like changing wires and placing brackets. The best moment is when we remove a patient’s braces. I love seeing the joy on a person’s face as they look at their before and after photos!

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my two kids: they are my world! I enjoy running outdoors, with my daughter and my dog. I enjoy watching movies, too.


Clinical Assistant

I love making a difference, one smile at a time! Each of our patients has their own needs and we are attentive to them. We want a patient to finish treatment with a smile they love and to have enjoyed the process of getting it. During a patient’s visit, I assist Dr. Bauer. I work chairside, supporting the doctor while telling our patient what we’re doing. The best part of my job is spending my days helping my friends get the beautiful smile they deserve.

Outside of work, I’m an adventure seeker. I love traveling and taking my two dogs for long walks at the park. My husband and I also enjoy playing board games together.



Appointment Coordinator

I love that my job doesn’t feel like a job: it’s a pleasure to work in a positive, supportive environment, where we make smile dreams come true! I love watching our patients’ transformations, in their smile and in their confidence. The joy on a patient’s face when they see their new smile is the best moment! I schedule visits that work with patients’ and families’ busy lives. I also answer questions about orthodontic care.

I’m happily married to my best friend, Jeff, and we have five kids along with seven grandkids. I love to cook and decorate cakes. I also love watching my youngest play sports and spending as much time as possible with my family.


Clinical Assistant, Treatment Coordinator, and Lab Tech

I wear several hats in our office and love all of them! It’s fun to get to know new patients and families at their consultation, seeing their excitement at getting a new smile. I like answering their questions and making sure their treatment experience is wonderful. I also offer chairside assistance during procedures, supporting the patient and Dr. Bauer. Additionally, I handle our inventory and lab work.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful boys. I love the country life and enjoy scrapbooking and crafting.


Treatment Coordinator

I love spending my days around people who are happy to be getting new smiles. Watching a person as they move through treatment, and seeing their happy, beautiful smiles at the end, never grows old! I give office tours and introduce patients and parents to orthodontics. I assist Dr. Bauer during new patient consultations and exams, answering everyone’s questions. I also review treatment plans and make sure families and patients understand their care options.

My husband Les and I have been married for more than 20 years. Our daughter, Courtney, is in nursing school and our son, Caleb, is about to start high school. We have a farm, raise cattle, and ride mules in our free time. We have two dogs and a micro mini pig, named Maggie, too. I enjoy running. My daughter and I recently completed our first half marathon!

American Association of Orthodontics Invisalign Greater Springfield Dental Society
Back to Top