Meet the Team

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Kelly graduated from McKendree University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Management along with a minor in Economics and Finance. As every young graduate she thought she was headed into corporate USA, however, soon to realize she was unhappy. In 2005, after rethinking her career path, she became employed for a local oral surgeons office and absolutely fell in love with the dental field. She quickly divulged into learning as much as she could regarding the mouth and how it relates to health of your entire body.

She became the Practice Manager and a treatment coordinator for Dr. Mastroianni in May of 2009. Kelly dedicates herself to the growth of the practice and we are all thankful to have her as our leader. She enjoys the outdoors specifically boating and camping with her husband Craig and their two children, Blaine and Bryson.

I value the atmosphere that Dr. Mastroianni creates for his employees. I wanted a career that would allow me to be there for my family but where I can utilize my skills learned at McKendree. Since working for Dr. Mastroianni, I feel I have it all. I get the pleasure of meeting new families to watch the transformation process begin. Each and every case is different so my workday is never the same! I get to manage an amazing team and interact with our employees on all levels.

  • 9 years experience in the dental field, 5 of which specializing in orthodontics
  • Trained in OSHA, blood borne pathogens and cross contamination
  • CPR certified

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Margie has been with Dr. Mastroianni since 2004. Before joining the Mastroianni Orthodontics team she attended Southern Illinois University to study Elementary Education. After choosing to be a stay at home mom for almost eleven years, she decided to return to the work place. She pursued a career that allowed her to work part-time but still be involved in the lives of her children. Mastroianni Orthodontics was a great fit! She currently lives in Collinsville, IL with her husband, Jack and three wonderful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about running and has completed several marathons. For Margie, running is a key component of staying happy and healthy.

She enjoys meeting and developing relationships with our patients. She also loves the fun and modern environment of the office. Not only does she love the patients but also the team at Mastroianni Orthodontics.

“We are all very unique, upbeat and caring. We come to work each day to brighten the smiles of many people, while having a great time doing so, this shows through the many interactions we have with each other on a daily basis”

You never know where you will see Margie at in the office. She has fulfilled almost every position from: chair side assisting, lab technician, front desk and treatment coordinator.

  • Has a total of 10 years experience in the dental field
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination, blood borne pathogens
  • CPR certified

Angela
After obtaining general dentistry experience in a pediatric office, Angela wanted to explore a career that allowed her to work with patients of all ages. She currently resides in O’Fallon, IL with her dog Angel. When not in the office serving our patients, Angela loves to garden. She works very steadily in her vegetable garden to grow beautiful fruits and vegetables.

She joined our practice in November 2013 and is really enjoying the world of orthodontics. Angela is a complete team player, always eager to assists co-workers and excels at making patients feel comfortable while in the dental chair. With her complete procedure knowledge Angela assists in making sure our patients have an experience they will want to share!

“I am glad I found a practice I love, doing something I love to do, and surrounded by a great team. Thanks for giving me such a great opportunity Kelly and Dr. Mastroianni”

  • Total of 2 years experience in the dental field, 5 months specializing in orthodontics
  • Certified in coronal polishing and sealants
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • CPR certified

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Janie pursued her passion for oral health by becoming a dental assistant in the early 90’s. It wasn’t until August 2003 when she truly found her calling as an orthodontic chair side assistant. She currently lives in Troy, IL with her husband, Brent and two children. Janie is very loyal and committed to her weekly boot camp classes along with participating in running events in the community. She recently completed a Tough Mudder and she can not wait until she does another! When not hitting the gym Janie is active with her sons football/baseball teams and enjoys being in the kitchen with her daughter baking.

Janie is very knowledgeable with every faucet of the practice. She upholds several different responsibilities such as: treatment coordinator, chair side assistant, Invisalign coordinator, assists the front desk and inventory management.

“It is very rewarding to witness the transformation from a patient who does not want to smile to someone who cannot stop smiling. Working with our younger patients keeps me youthful and young at heart”

  • Total of 23 years experience in the dental field, 11 of which specializing in orthodontics
  • Certified in coronal polishing, sealants and CPR
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • Basic skills certified in general dentistry

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Jessica also known as “Jess” joined our practice in April 2009. She currently lives in St. Louis with her husband Bryan and their two dogs Diego and Weezy. She enjoys the outdoors, values friends and family and loves to shop. With already having a background in general dentistry she was ready to expand her skill set by learning a specialty; which was orthodontics. Joining our team as a chair side assistant she quickly picked up on our office protocols, policies and/or procedures and soon found her way in a leadership position.

In the clinic she assists co-workers, directs Dr. Mastroianni through his daily schedule and helps train new clinicians. While not in the clinic she works closely with the practice manager and Dr. Mastroianni, to look for innovative ways to improve the quality of service we provide to our patients and their families. Our practice is very fortunate to have Jessica as part of our team!

“Knowing that I took part in transitioning someones smile which will help improve their oral health is incredibly rewarding”

  • Total of 9 years experience in the dental field, 5 of which specializing in orthodontics
  • Certified in coronal polishing & sealants
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • Basic skills certified in general dentistry
  • CPR certified

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Kim supplies a helping hand for so many members of the Mastroianni Team. She came aboard in April 2009 as a scheduling coordinator only to find herself in a leadership role as our front desk team lead. Serving our patients in a eloquent manner, making sure all their needs are met Kim fits this role perfectly. As you come into the office Kim is a familiar face you will see as she greets you at your initial consultation or appointments in between.

She lives in Holiday Shores with her husband Russ and son Ethan. Kim has 4 other grown children and 7 grandchildren. Healthy living, valuing family and her faith are some of her strong convictions.

Kim plays a very active role with the practice and we value all of the extra tasks and responsibilities she takes on.

“Being part of the Mastroianni team has been and still is, a constant learning and growing experience” I get to meet so many people from so many walks of life. It is great to be able to Bless others and be blessed by everyone I encounter on a daily basis from patients and their families, to a great team of co-workers and Dr. Mastroianni. I look forward to the “the education” that lies ahead.”

  • Total of 11 years of experience in the medical field, 5 of which have been specializing in orthodontics
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • CPR certified

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Julie entered the dental field in 2000 and fulfilled her interest for orthodontics in 2004. While juggling a busy household of three children, Jordan, Nolan and Evelyn, Julie works part-time for the practice. They currently live in Troy, IL. and when time allows Julie enjoys scrap booking and spending relaxing time with her friends.

When Julie is not chair side assisting she enjoys updating our clinical records with properly cropped photos and x-rays of our patients starting and finishing treatment. She is a great employee and we are fortunate she is part of our amazing team. She excels chair side and we are grateful for her willingness to take on extra projects and tasks.

“My awesome, fun loving coworkers are what make working at Mastroianni Orthodontics so great!

  • Total of 14 years experience in the dental field,10 of which specializing in orthodontics
  • Certified in coronal polishing & sealants
  • Trained in OSHA, blood borne pathogens and cross contamination
  • Certified expanded function assistant in orthodontics
  • CPR certified

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After a career change from general dentistry to orthodontics Dawn joined our team in March 2011. She lives in Shiloh, IL. with her husband, Ryan and daughter Madison. While away from the office Dawn is an Advocare distributor, who prides herself on educating her clients on how to stay healthy and active. Routinely she participates in local running events to help support her community. If Dawn is not in the gym you will also find her volunteering her time at the local animal shelter. From slithery reptiles to furry puppies Dawn is passionate about seeing that animals are cared for properly.

She is a full-time energetic assistant who is always spreading positivity throughout the office. When not in the clinic, Dawn can be found in our in-house laboratory fabricating retainers and other appliances to maintain our patients’ smiles.

“I am so glad I made a career transition into orthodontics, the upbeat atmosphere and fast pace work environment is perfect for me”

  • Total of 10 years experience in the dental field, 3 years specializing in orthodontics
  • CPR certified
  • Certified in coronal polishing & sealants
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens

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Our staff was excited when Jemorra joined our orthodontic team in November 2011. As a previous patient, she had first hand experience of the professionalism and chair side manor our staff puts forth throughout the entire process. Whether you are a first time patient, having your braces removed or anything in between Jemorra knew she wanted to become a integral part of transforming someones smile. She is very committed to her church where is works as a secretary of the youth department while also singing in their choir.

Jemorra has a vibrant and upbeat personality. Each one of the employees have turned to Jemorra for words of encouragement and/or enlightenment. She values work ethic, honesty and loyalty and we could not imagine our team with out her. If she does not answer to Jemorra you may want to try Jemorra-Jean, JJ or doctors favorite J-Dawg!

“To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work” – Sister Mary Lauretta “I constantly remind myself of this quote because what you choose for a career will help determine your purpose in life”

  • Total of 5 years experience in the dental field, 3 of which specializing in orthodontics
  • Certified in coronal polishing & sealants
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • Basic skills certified in general dentistry
  • CPR certified

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If you are a new patient to our practice, Deb is someone you will most likely meet at your initial consultation. She joined our team in October 2009 and since then has held numerous roles within our practice. Deb was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. but now resides in Columbia, IL with her husband Don and two sons; David and Drew. While working full time Deb juggles watching her sons play competitive sports, including baseball, track, football and soccer. When their schedule allows Deb and her family love to vacation and spend time outdoors. It is a delight having Deb part of the Mastroianni team.

“It is so fulfilling to know that my #1 job at work is to make people smile. When you couple that with our amazing team, it makes work both rewarding and fun!”

  • She has a total of 8 years experience in the dental field, all of which have been specializing in orthodontics
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • Basic skills certified in general dentistry and expanded functions certified in orthodontia
  • CPR certified

Cierra
We were excited to have Cierra become part of the Mastroianni team in May 2014. She lives in Bethalto, IL with her boyfriend Brandan and their dog Brody. Cierra attended Missouri College and majored in Dental Assisting. She interned with our practice in December 2013 and we were amazed with her skill set. She quickly adapted to the field of orthodontics and we were impressed how quickly she learned our policies and procedures. She treats patients as first priority, which is something we pride Cierra on.

Currently, Cierra works full-time as a orthodontic chair side assistant. While not in the clinic, she is always willing to lend a helping hand. She helps plan and execute fun events and contests for the patients. Her orthodontic skills and knowledge continue to grow everyday. Cierra is an excellent assistant and we are very lucky to have her as part of our team.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, going to country music concerts and float trips in the summer months.

“My journey has just begun at Mastroianni Orthodontics and I am excited to see where it is headed. I enjoy working with Dr. Jeff and the rest of the team”

  • Total of 4 months of experience in the orthodontic field
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • CPR certified

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In June 2013 we added the addition of Courtney to our clinical team. From the moment she was interviewed we could tell Courtney would be a great fit for our practice. Transitioning from general dentistry to orthodontics can sometimes be challenging and Courtney has soared with flying colors. Her clinical as well as knowledge of orthodontics continues to grow everyday. She is married to her husband Jason and they currently live in O’Fallon, IL. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, rock climbing, reading and spending time with friends and family.

We have heard nothing but positive feedback from our employees and patients in regards to Courtney. She is an amazing assistant and well rounded team player.

“Success is the result of hard work, vitality and learning from mistakes. Working with such an amazing team at Mastroianni Orthodontics has allowed me to reach a great level of success.”

  • Total of 2 years of experience in the dental field, 6 months specializing in orthodontics
  • Trained in OSHA, blood borne pathogens and cross contamination
  • CPR certified

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Laurie joined our practice in April 2013 and works specifically with our reception team. Laurie can assist you in answering questions regarding your account or keeping your treatment on track with scheduling the appropriate appointments. She currently lives in Swansea, IL with her husband Jay. Laurie has two grown daughters, Emily and Katelyn. In her free time she enjoys shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

Whether you are working with her over the phone or in person her bubbly personality and energy always shines through. She is a pleasure to work with and a great addition to our team.

“We have an amazing and enthusiastic team. Dr. Mastroianni has a unique and spectacular way of interacting with each and every patient. I also love the friendships you develop with the patients and watching them leave our practice with a great smile.”

  • Total of 12 years experience in the field of orthodontics
  • Trained in OSHA, cross contamination and blood borne pathogens
  • CPR certified