About the staff

Natalie – Dental Assistant

Hello and welcome!! I have been a dental assistant since the spring of 2007 and began working at Dental Arts in the fall of that year. My job involves seating of patients, taking x-rays, assisting the Doctor with exams, restorations, extractions, full and partial dentures, root canal therapy, and some lab work. I love working with our patients, making them feel as comfortable as possible, but most of all seeing them smile again. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Zach and catching up with family and friends.

Jan – Dental Assistant

Hello!My name is Jan. welcome to our practice. I have been a dental assistant for 25 years. My job keeps me busy assisting the Dr., lab work, and taking x-rays. I love getting to know all our patients and making them feel comfortable in our office. My husband and I have been married for 34 years we have 2 sons. In my free time I enjoy boating, four wheel riding, Zumba and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you.

Jana – Office Manager

I have been with the practice for over 20yrs and take pride in providing patients with a comfortable, friendly and family-oriented atmosphere. I perform many duties including incoming phone calls, scheduling appointments, welcoming patients, assist with insurance or billing questions, keeping employee records, accounting and payroll. I enjoy working with people and strive to make every patient’s experience with our office a positive one.

My husband Harry and I have three lovely daughters, one grand-daughter and three grandsons. When I am not working, I love to spend quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy decorating, golf, pool time, and most of all attending my grandchildren’s activities which include dance, baseball, soccer and basketball.

Kendra – Dental Hygienist

I have been a dental hygienist for 16 years. I am responsible for your dental cleanings and periodontal (gum) therapy as well as educating patients on ways to improve their overall dental health. I have been with Dental Arts for several years and I truly enjoy working with patients to achieve their oral health.

I have been married to John for 15 yrs. We are the parents of Race (9) and twins, River and Rain (4). Given the above, if I have any spare time, I like playing bunco, bingo, and spending time with family and friends. I am very involved with Race’s sports and love helping out with Little League.

Leigha – Dental Hygienist

Hello! I work for Dr. Samadzai as one of Dental Hygienists here at the Dental Arts. I am a 2004 graduate of John A. Logan College and have been employed for this office since May of 2005. As your dental hygienist, I am in charge of all your hygiene needs, including cleaning your teeth, periodontal(gum) treatment, educating you on proper oral hygiene and instructing you on how to maintain proper hygiene at home.

I enjoy meeting all my patients, learning about them and becoming part of their dental health network. I am engaged to be married and I enjoy showing and riding horses and anything that involves the outdoors. Also, I enjoy basketball and football and spending time with my friends and family.