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Meet Our Dental Team!

Our Doctors
Our Hygienists
Our Macon Team
Our La Plata Team
 

 

OUR DOCTORS

 

 Dr. William Marshall - Owner

Dr. William Marshall was born and raised in Clairmore, OK. He received his BA/DDS degree from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in 1996. In 1997 he joined the United States Air Force where he spent two years in Misawa, Japan and one year at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. During that time he completed a 6 week Periodontal Residency Course. From 1999-2002 Dr. Marshall worked as an associate for Dr. R.A. Vantuyl in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2002 Dr. Marshall and his wife Avis moved to Northeast Missouri to open Long Branch Dental Group.

Dr. Marshall is a member of the American Orthodontic Society. He is certified in Advance Treatment and Case Finishing Straight Wire by the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Marshall is a current member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Northeast Missouri Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

During his time away from the office Dr. Marshall enjoys spending time with his wife Avis and their three children Chase, Ian, and Ella. He also enjoys hunting, traveling and watching Oklahoma football. BOOMER SOONER! 

 

 Dr. Del Gregory - Associate Dentist 

Dr. Del Gregory was born and raised in La Plata, Missouri. He received his BA/DDS degree from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in 1996. After graduation Dr. Gregory returned to La Plata to provide advanced dental care to the surrounding communities. 

Dr. Gregory is a current member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Northeast Missouri Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Gregory has attended the MDI Mini Implant Course at the Univeristy of Oklahoma School of Dentistry for Long-Term Denture Stabilization.

Dr. Gregory enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, hunting, and farming. As a La Plata High School Alumni, he also enjoys cheering on the Bulldogs!

 

Dr. Robert Wilhite - Associate Dentist

Dr. Robert Wilhite was born and raised in Huntsville, Missouri and attended Huntsville High School. He graduated from the Washington University in St. Louis with a DDS in 1963. That same year he opened a dental practice in Macon, Missouri that he owned and operated until selling his practice to
Long Branch Dental Group in 2002.

Dr. Wilhite is a lifetime member of the American Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association.

Outside the office Dr. Wilhite enjoys many activities such as fishing, sports, and playing golf. He is currently President of the Missouri Golf Association Board of Directors. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his grandchildren, Christian, Audry, and Perry. Over the years Dr. Wilhite has proudly served the Macon community in many ways including announcing the Macon High School Football games, serving 25 years on the Board of the Macon Building and Loan, and performing annual school dental screenings.

 

Dr. Amanda Fitzpatrick - Associate Dentist

Dr. Amanda was born and raised in La Plata, Missouri and graduated from La Plata High School in 2001. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Truman State University in 2005. Dr. Fitzpatrick graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in May 2009.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the American Dental Association, The Missouri Dental Association, The North East Missouri Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Fitzpatrick moved back to La Plata after graduation and joined Long Branch Dental Group in 2009. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Clint, her daughter Morgan, and her mother. She enjoys golfing, reading, and watching softball and football. She also teamed up with the Macon County Health Department to do annual school screenings and apply fluoride treatments to children in Macon County public and private schools.

OUR HYGIENISTS

Crystal Nelson - Registered Dental Hygienist

Crystal Nelson was raised in Green City, MO.  She then graduated from Truman State University in 2002 with her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology.  Her interest in overall health then progressed to dental hygiene where she received her degree from Missouri Southern State University in 2005.  She is certified in Nitrous Oxide sedation and Local Anesthetic Administration.  She has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.  Crystal joined the Long Branch Dental Group team in 2007 where she enjoys a team-like atmosphere providing quality care and patient education.

In Crystal's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Justin and three kids, Sawyer, Cooper, and Jada.  She enjoys skiing, swimming, basketball and watching the Cardinals.

Nicole Bentley - Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole Bentley was born and raised in Moberly, MO. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2009. She is currently a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and Missouri Dental Hygiene Association. After graduating she looked forward to and was happy to find a job as a hygienist in the town she was raised. She enjoys getting to know her patients and tries to make them feel as comfortable as possible. 

Away for the office Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband Billy, son Carter, family, friends and her beagle, playing softball, watching the Cardinals and watching her husband dirt track race.
 

Amy Richardson - Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy Richardson was raised in Moberly, Missouri. She graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from Nichols Career Center Program of Dental Assisting in Jefferson City in 2000. Amy was enthusiastic about the preventative side of dentistry and decided to return to school for Dental Hygiene. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She is certified in Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Local Anesthetic Administration. She is a current member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, American Dental Assistants Association, Missouri Dental Hygienist Association, and Missouri Dental Assistance Association. Amy joined Long Branch Dental Group in March 2013.

In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, singing in choirs, and taking community education classes in cooking, woodworking, and calligraphy. She also loves to travel and spend time with her 17 nieces and nephews! 

 Mendy Demilia - Registered Dental Hygienist

Mendy  Demilia was born and raised in Hutchinson, KS. She received her Associates Degree in the Science of Dental Hygiene from Iowa Western Community College in 2011. Mendy is certified in local anesthetic administration and nitrous oxide sedation. After graduation she worked in the Omaha NE area, before relocating with her family to Macon. She joined the Long Branch Dental team in July 2011. She is currently a Member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She enjoys getting to know her patients and providing them with personalized oral health education in a comfortable setting.

In Mendy’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and three three children Easton, Nolan and Claire. She likes playing ball with her kids, reading a good book and going fishing.

 

OUR MACON TEAM

Nikki - Office Manager

Hi, my name is Nikki. I was born and raised in New Cambria, Missouri. I now reside in Bevier. I started working in the dental field as a trained Dental Assistant in May of 2002. I became employed with Long Branch Dental Group in May 2005 as a Dental Assistant. In January of 2009 I became a Dental Receptionist at the Macon office. Then in 2010 became the Office Manager.  I love that my job allows me to meet so many people in our surrounding communities. My goal as Office Manager  is to make our schedule flow smoothly and on time so patients have a great dental experience.

Away from work I enjoy spending time with my husband Jeremy and our two children, Lanie & Brady. In our free time we enjoy taking our kids outdoors fishing, swimming, walking, playing ball, and going to grandma and grandpa's. 

Darcie- Dental Receptionist

Hi, my name is Darcie. I was born and raised in Marceline, Missouri. I now live in Macon. I was hired as a
Dental Assistant at Long Branch Dental Group in September 2005. Then in March 2010 I became a Dental Receptionist. I enjoy being able to meet and care for our patients. I also enjoy working with all of my co-workers; we work hard and have fun together. My goal as a Dental Receptionist  is to know all of our patients and make sure every patient receives the care that they need in a friendly
environment.

In my free time I have fun boating, camping, fishing and spending time with my husband Danny, daughter Danica, family and friends. 

 

Trayla - Dental Assistant

My Name is Trayla Lowe I was born and raised in Macon Missouri. I am a trained Dental Assistant and am certified in Expanded Functions. I joined Long Branch Dental Group in 2008 as a dental assistant. Along with assisting I am in charge of lab case management here at the office making sure cases get out on time and back in time for patients scheduled appointments. I enjoy seeing major restoration and the changes they can make in people’s lives. There is nothing better than seeing someone who wants to start smiling again after they have had restorations done in our office.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children. My hobbies include running, reading and spending time with my sisters. 

 

Dikena - Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Dikena. I was born and raised in Macon, MO. I then attended Moberly Area Community College and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science degree.  I have been employed as a trained Dental Assistant at the Macon office of Long Branch Dental Group since September of 2010. I enjoy working with all of my co-workers and feel lucky to be part of this dental group. Everyone works hard to see that each patient's needs are met and that they are comfortable in our office.

Away from work I enjoy spending time with my husband Aaron and our daughter Reese.

 

 


 


 

 OUR LA PLATA TEAM

Lisa - Dental Receptionist

Hi, my name is Lisa. In 2000 I started working in the field of dentistry for Dr. Del Gregory in the La Plata as a trained Dental Assistant. Then coutinued on with Long Branch Dental Group in 2002. I am a trained Dental Assistant and am certified in Expanded Functions. I now work as a receptionist in the La Plata Office. I enjoy coming to work every day so that I can be a part of the dental team. It is rewarding to see a case from start to finish and see the difference dental treatment can make in a patient's life. My goal as the Dental Receptionist is to help patients feel comfortable in our office and to help them understand and utilize their dental insurance benefits. The atmosphere at Long Branch Dental Group is fun!

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and traveling with my husband and children.

 

Natasha - Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Natasha. I have worked for Long Branch Dental Group since October 2004. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Truman State University.

I enjoy working at Long Branch Dental Group because I like working with people addressing their needs and concerns. My number one goal as a dental assistant is to make our patients comfortable. I listen to their concerns, reassure them if they are nervous and help educate them on dental health. I feel our dental team provides patients with excellent dental care.

I keep busy outside of work. I play the keyboard and sing in a rock band and take Tae Kwon Do classes. I also enjoy riding motorcycles with my family and relaxing around the house with my son Lincoln.

 

OUR MOBERLY TEAM 

Laura - Dental Receptionist

Hello my name is Laura and I was born and raised in Moberly, MO. I was the office manager for Dr. Dan Menze for 20 years. In July 2009 Long Branch Dental Group purchased Dr. Menze’s practice and I was happy to be able to continue with the practice. Some of my duties include scheduling appointments, answering all your insurance questions, processing insurance claims, and making patients feel welcome. I enjoy working
with the staff and feel they are like extended family.

In my free time I like to go to the lake, walking in the park, and going to visit my daughter in Dallas, TX.

Ann - Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Ann. I have lived in Huntsville, MO since 2002. I was an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Ramlow for 5 years, and a Dental Assistant for Dr. Menze for 2 Years. I joined the Long Branch Dental Group in July of 2009. I enjoy working with the staff; we have lots of fun and laugh alot. As a dental assistant with Long Branch Dental Group I want to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease.

Away from work I love to hang out with my husband, son, and daughter, ride my horses, and taking karate class with my son.

 

Carrine - Certified Dental Assistant

 Hi, my name is Carrine. I am a dental assistant certified with the Dental Assistant National Board. I have over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant. I started working in 1999 as an assistant for Dr. Del Gregory before joining the Long Branch Dental Group team in 2002.I like the team atmosphere here. We all work well together and enjoy making each other laugh. My goal as a dental assistant is to get to know each patient and their individual dental needs while assisting the doctors in providing our patients with the highest quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

When I am away from work I like to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy the outdoors, staying fit and my pets.