lisa bennett registered dental hygienist


Registered Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Southeast Missouri in the small, rural town of East Prairie.

I enjoy being a partner with my patients in meeting their oral health care goals. I appreciate and enjoy working with a professional team which is dedicated to delivering excellent dental care.

I enjoy spending time with my family. I relax by gardening and entertaining friends.

Oral Health Expert Kristen Stambaugh


Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born in Massachusetts but have spent most of my life in Missouri. I grew up in Springfield, MO, moved to Columbia in 1990, and have lived here ever since!

I enjoy several aspects of my job. After being in the dental field since 1995, I have learned how our oral health is linked to our overall systemic health, including conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. I feel that it is important to not only help patients maintain proper oral hygiene, but also educate them on how good home care can potentially help them with their overall health as well. I have also really enjoyed getting to know my patients over the years and building relationships with my coworkers. It’s nice to work in an office where everyone strives to do what is best for our patients and where we can establish the best quality of care for them.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. My oldest daughter plays soccer on her high school team and my youngest daughter has been playing on a competitive girls soccer team for three years. We travel quite a bit to support them and watch a lot of soccer games! You could say that I am a true “soccer mom!” I also enjoy being outdoors (walking/running our dogs, biking, playing soccer, etc.), baking, traveling and shopping.

Brittany - Dr. Foote's Office


Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Jefferson City, MO, but have lived in Columbia since 2008.

As someone who been through extensive dental work over the years, I have seen my fair share of dental offices. Through my experience as a patient I have learned the importance of a confident and comforting dental staff which is why getting to know my patients and building a rapport with them is the best part of my job. The relationship built with my patients allows me to provide quality care and the patient to communicate comfortably with their oral health needs.

When not at the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We like to go on bike rides, walks with our dogs, and to the Lake of the Ozarks.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I have always lived near Columbia.

I love that I am able to play a part in patients' health by educating and assisting them with their oral hygiene goals. I believe that patients being successful in meeting their oral health goals comes from a combination of the patient, dentist, and staff working together. I am so excited to get to start my dental hygiene career with such a great dental team!

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and playing the piano. I love to travel and have been to 8 countries so far.

Haley Schulte, expert with oral issues


Dental Assistant

I’m originally from Moberly, MO, but have lived in Columbia since 2005.

No two days are the same, which always keeps things exciting. The dental field is quite interesting and I find the rest of the staff to be so helpful and truly a pleasure to work with.

I enjoy spending time with loved ones, listening to music, reading and hiking around The Pinnacles and other locations.

Angie Dameron, top oral health expert


Certified Dental Assistant

I am originally from Moberly, MO, but have been in Columbia since 2003.

I enjoy visiting with the patients, whether it’s meeting them for the first time or just catching up on their lives. I also enjoy seeing my coworkers every day. They are like a second family!

I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my two young daughters. They keep me busy with their sports and other activities.

Mellony Melson oral hygiene dental expert


Office Manager

I have always lived in Columbia.

I love interacting with and getting to know our patients. It’s also very rewarding when you have a patient who might initially be fearful of or not enjoy coming to the dentist express what a great experience that they’ve had and that we made them feel very welcome.

I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and son, camping, and attending football games.

Liz - Dr. Foote's Office



I am originally from Northern California.

The best part about my job is being part of a team that shares the same goal, which is to provide superb dental care to every patient that walks through the door, from start to finish.

I enjoy spending time with my 10 year old son, swimming, exploring Missouri, fellowship, shopping, and fine dining.