Meet Our Orthodontic Team

At the orthodontic practice of Thomas M. Blase, DDS, MSD, our friendly, dedicated, and energetic orthodontic team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We welcome you with warm smiles to our practice!

 

Kathy & Sara

We are the new front office coordinators, assuming the duties of our long-term receptionist of the past 19 years.  (Cathy and her husband moved to Omaha at the end of 2016 to be near their twin daughters and new granddaughter!)  We welcome and greet our patients as they come through the door and make sure that our patients have the necessary follow-up appointments after seeing Dr. Blase.  We have loved getting to know our patients, their families, and our coworkers and look forward to the funny stories and laughs that seem to be an integral part of our work with Dr. Blase and his team!

 
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Megan

As an orthodontic assistant, I assist Dr. Blase with putting braces on and taking them off. I’m also responsible for adjustments, hygiene instruction, sterilization, and lab work. I am Dr. Blase's third employee to reach the 20-year employment landmark, having worked for Dr. Blase since May 1997. My favorite part of the job is seeing patients gain confidence as they move through the process of having their teeth straightened. I live with my beloved husband, Mike, and several pets.  

 
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Amy

Hello, I’m a treatment coordinator, and I assist Dr. Blase with new patient evaluations. I explain treatment and financial options, and make sure our patients are comfortable with the orthodontic experience. I met Dr. Blase and his family as their newborn daughter's first babysitter over 30 years ago, and have worked with him in his office for over 22 years. We are all like a big happy family, and we love meeting new patients! At home, I live with lots of kitties and one Chihuahua -- and the love of my life, my  three-year old daughter Fiona. I love yoga and spending time with family and friends.

 
 

Kim

Hello, it’s nice to meet you! I am an orthodontic assistant, and I take patient records, assist with bandings and adjustments, and educate patients on proper oral hygiene. I have worked at this office since 2012, having learned to assist at an orthodontist's office when my husband was stationed in Arkansas.  I am married to an active-duty service member, Chris, and have two teenaged children. I am from Alabama orginally and enjoy the annual Auburn-Alabama football game; the result determines whether Chris or I will be happy for the ensuing 12 months -- until their next match-up!

 

 

Kali

Hi!  I am a chairside assistant and met Dr. Blase through Lisa.  She and I have been friends since grade school, so its extra fun working with my orthodontic-office family AND one of my best friends!  I enjoy the variety that comes with each day, the conversations with our patients, and the laughter that is a constant companion throughout our work days -- and not all of it at Linda's expense! ;-)  I have worked with Dr. Blase since 2014.  My hobbies include hiking, camping, and selective mingling!

 
 

Lisa

Welcome! I’m a dental assistant in our practice, and I’ve been in the dental field for five years. I love the end result of orthodontics, and the confidence it gives our patients. Seeing their smiles when the braces come off is priceless!  I am married to Paul and we have a son, Cole, and a daughter, Rylan.  As of this writing, Rylan is one week old!  Our family loves to go on RV camping trips, spending weekends at one of the (sort of) nearby lakes boating and having fun with our friends.

 
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Dusty

Hi there! I’m a treatment and financial coordinator, and I help our patients with various aspects of care, including making the most from their insurance coverage. I’ve been working here since 2001, and I love working for such an honest doctor. Dr. Blase always treats his patients thoughtfully and with their best interests at heart!  My husband is Brandon, and we have a Chocolate Lab named Cobea. I love dancing and cooking, riding in sandcars, and outdoor actvities!

 
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Linda

Hi there! I work as an orthodontic assistant, taking X-rays, impressions, records, assisting with putting braces on, and scheduling appointments. I have been working in the orthodontic field for nearly 40 years, and with Dr. Blase since 2001. The best part of my job is getting to know our patients and seeing their happiness when their braces are removed! I am married to Ed, and between us, we have had five children, four adopted children as well, and one granddaughter!  I can often be found during my lunch break at Costco!

 

 

Darla

Darla has been a part-time member of the staff since she joined Dr. Blase's family in February of 2016.  She likes to follow him around during her morning visits and is frequently found sleeping on top of whichever patient Dr. Blase is seeing at that moment.  She is a long-haired mini-dauchshund and has added immensely to the unique and fun-loving nature of the office -- and all without even talking!

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