Our Staff

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KourtneyKourtney- Orthodontic Assistant

Kourtney joined our team in 2016. She comes from a big family and has 7 brothers and sisters, she is also a triplet and sisters with our treatment coordinator Lindsay. Kourtney is one of our Orthodontic Assistants that helps Dr. Regalado coordinate Invisalign treatment and works chairside making beautiful smiles.

Outside of work she loves to play recreational sports and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite colors are light blue and pink and her favorite food is nachos.

MissyMissy- Appointment Coordinator

Missy joined our team in 2010 and has been assisting in orthodontics for over 18 years. In 2008 she opened Wendle Orthodontics Lab and is responsible for the amazing and creative hawley retainers our patients receive. Missy has since transitioned to our front desk and is the first smiling face you see when you are greeted at the front desk for your appointment. Her role is essential in promptly answering your phone calls and coordinating appointments.

Missy has been married to her husband Jason for 22 years and they have 2 boys Colton and Parker and a chocolate lab named “Booner”. When she isn't at work she enjoys watching her boys participate in sports, she loves sweets and baking and is always up for a good mud obstacle. You can reach her at frontdesk@smilecenterorthodontics.com or call her at (618) 288-7000.

MelissaMelissa - Clinical Assistant

Melissa joined our team in 2019 after completing dental assisting school at Advanced Dental Careers and finishing a degree in mathematics at Lewis and Clark Community College. Our 23 year old assistant is excited to start her new career as an orthodontic assistant. In Melissa’s free time she enjoys drawing and sculling. Her favorite food in Guacamole and her favorite bands are “Blink 182” and “Gorillaz.”

KrystaKrysta- Orthodontic Assistant

Krysta joined our team in 2017. New to orthodontics, she jumped right in to training and was a natural. She has learned so much over the past couple of years and is excited to continue to grow in a field she loves.

She is married to her high school sweetheart of 13 years and has a 12 year old son Brayden. Krysta loves watching Reality TV and doing crafts when she has spare time. Family comes first for her and spending time with her family is one of her favorite things to do. Her favorite food is pizza, her favorite color is green and her favorite holiday is Halloween.

JeannieJeannie- Orthodontic Assistant

Jeannie joined our team in 2008 and has been assisting in orthodontics since 1995. She is our lead assistant and clinical trainer. Her wealth of orthodontic knowledge and experience aids in the training of our clinical staff to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care. Jeannie’s expertise carries over into the lab, as she is the one who makes our essix retainers, night splints and mouthguards. Jeannie works closely with Dr. Regalado to help ensure our patients keep their beautiful smile after treatment. Not only is she a true asset clinically she is our “Mrs. Fix It” when something malfunctions in the office.

When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her grand- daughter Allison, and her children Brittney and Brandon. (Brittney also works at Smile Centers) Jeannie enjoys being outside and traveling to new places.

KatlynKatlyn - Appointment Coordinator

Katlyn joined our team in 2019. She has worked in the dental field for 4 years. She is excited to learn and grow in the orthodontic field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves the outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. Katlyn has one son, Reed, with her husband Michael.

KaraganKaragan - Appointment Coordinator

Karagan joined our team in 2019. She loves reading, watching movies, and hiking. She enjoys traveling and having fun with her husband, Josiah. Her dog Siri is her favorite walking partner. She graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2018 with a degree in Social Work. She loves laughing and a good joke.

StephanieStephanie – Office Manager

Stephanie joined our team in 2011 and loves being involved in the orthodontic field. She has over 7 years of experience assisting patients and parents through their orthodontic treatment. She works with our new patients to coordinate their insurance benefits and to work out a contract that is easy to afford. Stephanie is married to a firefighter, has two children, Jordan and Olivia, and a German Sheppard named Roxi. You may contact Stephanie at stephanie@smilecenterorthodontics.com or call her at (618) 288-7000.

Reasons to Choose Smile Center Orthodontics

  1. Leading-edge technology, including a paper-free office and digital X-rays.
  2. Excellence in customer service – meeting patient needs is our No. 1 priority!
  3. Affordable payment options, including $0 down and 0% financing with approved credit.
  4. Convenient hours, including evening hours and Saturdays so you do not have to miss school and/or work.
  5. Convenient location right on Route 159, across the street from IHOP.

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