Meet Our Assisting Team
Meet Karen, E.F.D.A.
Karen grew up in Joplin, MO and although she lived in Missouri most of her life, she has also lived in Illinois, Washington, California, and Hawaii. Her favorite vacation spot is the on the beach in Florida! She lives in Springfield with her dog Snoopy and the cat her daughter left behind. She has been dental assisting for 35 years and received her EFDA certification in 1989. Her oldest daughter lives in Willard and her youngest, lives in the dorm at the University of Arkansas. Karen is proud to be a part of Branson Dental, where progressive treatment and top-notch patient care is always the priority. Karen is excited to be one of the newest members of the Branson Dental Center family! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and church activities.
Meet Jennifer, Hygiene Assistant
Jennifer has been a hygiene assistant since 2011. She was born and raised in the Branson, MO area. Jennifer is one of the most organized people you would meet and if you don’t believe it, just take a look at our hygiene area! She keeps the hygiene department top notch, always putting the patient needs as a priority. Jennifer is married and has one daughter and two sons and five beautiful grandbabies. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys baking and reading.
MEET DANIELLE, CDA, EFDA
Danielle started at Branson Dental Center working at the front desk and has since worked in most areas of the practice. She has been able to work with all dentists, but primarily assists Dr. Quigg. She loves making same-day CEREC crowns for patients! Ten years now into her career at Branson Dental Center, she still enjoys caring for patients and working with her Branson Dental Center family. She received her education from OTC and has her CDA E.F.D.A. Danielle is married and has two adorable little boys. She was born and raised in Hollister, MO. Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
MEET Kelli, CDA, EFDA, Restorative II
Kelli was born and raised in the Branson area, and has been a patient of Dr. Tallon’s since she was 3 years old. She received her education from OTC and has her CDA, EFDA, and Restorative II training. Kelli has been working for Branson Dental Center since 2004. Kelli is married and has two little girls. She loves gymnastics, shooting guns and is a dedicated Green Bay Packers fan who bleeds green and gold
MEET JILL, CDA
Jill grew up in the Ozark mountains and most consider her to be a country girl at heart. She started with Branson Dental in 2017 and became an assistant back in 2010 because of her love for people. Jill has two kiddos and a wonderful husband. In Jill’s spare time she loves the outdoors and even enjoys smoking meat in her smoker for her family.
MEET KRISTEN, CDA, EFDA, Restorative I
Kristen grew up in Highlandville, MO. She received her education from OTC and has her CDA and Restorative I training. Kristen joined our team while finishing school in July of 2017. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and 5 year old. Kristen also loves to bake, hike, and be on the lake. ” I am so grateful I get to be a part of the Branson Dental Center team!” – Kristen
MEET Tiffany, CDA, EFDA, Restorative I
Tiffany is a native to the Branson Area. She attended Dental Assisting school in 2016. Tiffany had spent numerous years in education, however her curiosity for Dental was forever present. Tiffany joined the Branson Dental Center team in May of 2017. She is a proud wife and mom to 3 children. Tiffany loves spending time outdoors with her entire family.
MEET KARLA, CDA, EFDA, RESTORATIVE I and RESTORATIVE II
Joining us from Springfield, Karla VanBuren is one of the newer members of our team. She earned her CDA in 1988 from Graff Vo-Tech, now known as OTC. After 7 years in the dental field, she took time off to homeschool her two girls for 16 years. Once returning to dentistry in 2011, Karla became an EFDA and loves it. What she enjoys most about dentistry is the personal connection with patients and working as a team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.