Meet the Team
Jamie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Our Hygienist, Jamie, joined our practice in 2013. She graduated from UMKC with a B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. Her responsibilities include performing oral prophylaxis (cleanings), oral cancer screenings, educating patients on home care and nutrition, and charting various conditions as well as disease and decay. Jamie’s thorough nature and close attention to precision make her a perfect fit for her position, as well as her gentle approach and friendly demeanor. During your visit, you will often hear Jamie’s infectious laughter as she and her patients share their time together. Her favorite thing about working with Dr. Schaefer and our team is the way our office promotes a positive environment and a genuinely family-like atmosphere. Jamie and her husband, matt, have been married since 2002. They have 2 children, Linley, and Charlie. In her leisure time, when she is not running the kids around to various activities, she enjoys attending church with her family, boating at the lake, swimming, going to sporting events and festivities, traveling (not as much as she would like to), shopping, hanging out with her family and friends, and watching movies and reality TV. Her moto is, “You don’t have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”
Joy, Office Manager
Joy has been an expanded functions dental assistant since 2017. She became part of our team in 2017 as our hygiene assistant after having completed her internship with our office in 2016. Her main responsibilities are to greet each patient, get them comfortable and prepared for their appointment, managing insurance claims, scheduling of patient appointments, managing financial aspects of the practice, implementing procedures and policies, and making sure all records including x-rays and medical history are up to date. With her A.S. Degree and Certification of Dental Assisting with Expanded Function, she is a true utility player, and you will often see her in the front office, assisting Jamie and Dr, Schaefer in multiple operatories, and helping patients schedule for future treatment. Joy’s tender nature and helpful spirit make her a true asset to this team and our entire Schaefer Dental family. When she is away from the office, she enjoys fishing and camping with her husband, Ricky, and their three boys, Devon, Nathan, and Hunter. As a family, they love being outside with their dogs, playing games, watching movies, and putting together Lego figures.
Cheyenne, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Cheyenne has been an expanded functions dental assistant since 2016. She has reunited with our team in 2020, after completing an externship with us in 2015. Cheyenne is responsible for assisting Dr. Schaefer in all aspects of patient care. Her duties include assisting Dr. Schaefer during procedures, maintaining instrument sterilization, scheduling patient appointments, exposing x-rays, reviewing medical history, creating treatment plans, and most importantly maintaining patient comfortability. Cheyenne’s spunky personality makes her the perfect addition to the team. When she’s not helping Dr. Schaefer in our office, Cheyenne enjoys crafting and spending quality time with her friends and family. Cheyenne has been married to her high school sweetheart, Cody, since 2019. Together they have one daughter, Juliet, and two fur babies, Dex and Mace.