Stephanie Closterman - Treatment Coordinator
Stephanie graduated in 2000 from the UMKC/Penn Valley Dental Assisting program with her Certificate in Dental Assisting. She lives at Lake Viking with her husband and daughter. Her favorite things outside of work are traveling, fishing, watching football, and spending time with her family. Building relationships and seeing patients' confident smiles are just a few reasons why Stephanie loves working in dentistry. Stephanie enjoys working with Dr. Clark because she treats every patient like she is treating family, as well as her gentle chairside manner.
Tiffany White – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tiffany graduated with her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from North Central Community College. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Greater Kansas City Dental Hygiene Association. She lives in St. Joseph with her husband and three children. Tiffany enjoys watching her children play sports, spending time at the lake, and being with family and friends. She loves working in the dental field because it gives her the opportunity to provide a valuable health care service while establishing trusting relationships with patients. Tiffany enjoys working with Dr. Clark because of her meticulous attention to detail and her creative approach to providing outstanding patient care.
Keri Haenni, EFDA – Registered Dental Hygienist
Keri graduated from North Central Missouri College with an associate’s in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and is also an Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She is a founding member of AAOSH and the Northwest Missouri Dental Hygiene Society. Keri and her family live in St. Joseph. She loves spending time with her husband, Mark, working on projects together and watching their kids participate in sports and other activities at school. In her spare time, she volunteers for the state of Missouri doing free dental screenings and fluoride application to elementary school students all over the Northwest area. Keri's favorite thing about dentistry is the fact that with every patient she sees, she knows that she has helped improve their health and quality of life. She is excited to work with Dr. Clark because she genuinely cares for everyone's whole health and wants to educate on the importance of a healthy smile.
Katrina Lindstrom – Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Katrina comes from a small rural town in Northwest Missouri. She currently lives in St. Joe with her husband and three children. Katrina also has two amazing grandchildren. They have two cats and two turtles. They are a family of sports fanatics. Katrina's favorite sport is softball and plays on a league for the Missouri Air National Guard Women's slow pitch team. Katrina's passion is for dentistry. When you come to our office, you will find her having fun, talking with patients and putting peoples interests first and their apprehensions aside through laughter, stories and singing (off key of course). Katrina loves working with Dr. Clark as she takes dentistry one step further by looking at complete overall body health and educating patients on complete nutrition and how oral health affects the entire body.
Shelby Culp – Appointment Coordinator
Shelby attended Northwest Missouri State University where she majored in biochemistry. Shelby started her dental career as a Dental Assistant. She grew up in Mound City, where she still resides. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys spending time with her daughter, Ellasyn, being at the lake, and participating in/watching sports. Helping others feel good about their smile and promoting total body health are two reasons Shelby loves working in dentistry. What she enjoys most about working with Dr. Clark is her ability to create an upbeat and fun atmosphere for all of her patients while providing them with the highest quality of care.
Nancy Jennings - Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Nancy is a graduate of Central High School and has 17 years of dental experience including Expanded Function Training in Restorative and Prosthetics. Nancy is married and has two daughters and lives in St Joseph. She enjoys making things with her hands and sells her crafts at local craft sales. Nancy loves working with the team at Clark Family Dentistry because of the Complete Health Dentistry model of dentistry, the attention to detail as well as the fun and positive atmosphere.
Taylor Davis - Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Taylor graduated from Marshalltown Community College Accredited Dental Assisting Program in 2011. She grew up in Iowa and moved to St. Joseph in late 2015. She loves spending time with her family and friends as well as boating in the summer. Taylor has worked in the dental field for over 5 years and enjoys building trust filled relationships with her patients. Taylor loves working with Dr. Clark because she genuinely cares about everyone's overall health and provides the highest quality of care in a fun and challenging atmosphere.
Kirstin Blocker - Nutrition Coach
We are so grateful to have her on our team to help our patients with total body health, and thus better oral health.
Here's her position:
"I am an advocate of supplementation. Here’s why:
The frightening bit about our diets is that most of the population consumes foods laden with additives, hormones, pesticides, herbicides and preservatives just to name a few. Yes, eating an organic diet is a great start to avoiding these health-hazardous chemicals, but it is actually more than simply ingesting the chemicals that should concern us. Our topsoil, the fundamental component to growing nutritious foods, is nearly deplete of all its former nutrients. So, what does this mean? We are left with foods that contain significantly less vitamins and minerals. For those of you that are new to this, vitamins and minerals support our bodily functions in every aspect; without them, the body is left much more susceptible to disease and illness. It is my opinion that when your body is deficient in vitamins and minerals, illness surfaces. This brings me to my next point…
Cleanse thy bod!
Because: Unfortunately, we live in a society where many of the processes and chemicals I mentioned above are what allow us the fortune of opportunity and growth in agriculture alongside the responsibility of feeding the nation. So, we may not be able to avoid toxins altogether (unless you live in a bubble), but there are ways of cleansing the body to help rid of the toxicity that we are exposed to daily. Let me explain (in simple terms) what happens when our body is exposed to a toxin: Toxin enters the body...The body acknowledges the toxin as ‘foreign’...The body either expels or stores the toxin within a fat cell.
So, consider all of the diet soda consumed by our society today. I can only guess that people drink ‘diet’ anything because they think they are doing a good thing by avoiding excess calories. Yes, aspartame and sucralose are zero calorie sweeteners, but they may just pack on more fat than any soda drink derived of real sugar because your body has zero idea what to do with that zero calorie sweetener; so, into the fat cell it goes and there it will stay until you learn how to remove it.
Now, why do I turn to Isagenix…
Isagenix fits seamlessly into my lifestyle.
I understand the importance of fortifying the body with essential vitamins and minerals, and I absolutely understand the benefits of cleansing at the cellular level. The toxins are quick to enter and slow to leave, so it’s important we are assisting our body in ridding of them frequently. It’s my opinion that when you experience toxic overload, ill symptoms surface. Isagenix is the only company that meets all of my criteria in a supplement as well as the only company offering a whole-body cellular cleanse.
So, first and foremost – quality of ingredients is huge on my list and Isagenix met all of my requirements in that department (Free of GMOs, gluten and soy as well as exceeds USDA organic standards). Knowing what I know about our food supply and the industry itself, I know that even when I am eating foods that are organic, I am still not able to eat enough to get optimal nutrition every day. I would have to eat lots of organic foods in order to feed my body the nutritional value of a single Isagenix shake.
And secondly, convenience; I only take the time to prepare a healthy sit-down meal a couple of times per day. Any more than that it is too time consuming and I find myself with a refrigerator full of expired foods before I get the chance to utilize them. On that note, I now save money on groceries because I buy less at the grocery store.
Like most people, some of my days can take unexpected turns and if it weren’t for the convenience of organic nutrition at my fingertips, there are times I would have to either, struggle to find something while out or go without eating when in a time crunch (neither of those scenarios leave me feeling well!).
In a nutshell, those are just a few of the reasons why I’m a lifer. I do not go a day without it and I have helped people reclaim their health whom I know do not go without it either!"