Meet The Staff

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Bev Wintermann

Dental Assistant

Bev joined the Plaza Dental Care staff in 1998. Bev is a dental assistant and brings many years of dental experience to the team. She has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She and her husband Steve have been married for 45 years. They have three children along with four grandchildren. In her time away from the office she enjoys time with her husband and grandchildren. Helps her husband with auction service and boat and camper storage.

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Julie Wade

Dental Assistant

Julie has been working as a dental assistant since 2001. She earned her dental assisting certificate from Kaskaskia College along with her prophy and sealant certificate from the state of Illinois. Julie focuses on making your dental visit comfortable and helping give you the smile you want. She and her husband Brandon reside in Avistion with their son Beckett, daughter Naomi, and dog Bella.

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Stephanie Gaffner

Dental Assistant

Stephanie is the newest member of our dental. She graduated from Kaskaskia College in 2016. Is a certified dental assistant, and received her sealant and prophy certificate from the state of Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys helping her Grandpa on the farm, riding four wheeler, hunting, fishing and spending time with her boyfriend Tyler and her four legged fur baby Livie.

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Jamie Dickenson

Dental Hygienist

Jamie has been with Plaza Dental Care since 2002. She completed an Associated Degree in Applied Science /Dental Hygiene from Lewis Clark Community College in 2001. She specializes in educating and motivating her patients in their oral health. Jamie resides in Greenville with her husband and two children. Outside of work she enjoys  being outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Tiffany Munie

Dental Hygienist

Tiffany has been in the dental field since 2003 after graduating from Lake Land College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science/Dental Hygiene. She has been a registered dental hygienist with Plaza Dental Care since 2003. Tiffany enjoys her work and feels the one on one time spent with her patients is the most rewarding part of her job. Outside of the office she enjoys reading, boating, camping and spending time with her friends and family. Tiffany and her husband Cory reside in Pierron with their son Parker and daughter Mabry.

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Kari Meyer

Dental Hygienist

Kari graduated from John A Logan College in 2007 with a degree in Applied Science/Dental Hygiene. She joined Plaza Dental Care in 2008. Kari enjoys spending time with her patients and keeping them in good oral health. When not spending time making mouths healthy, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son Wyatt.

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Megan Swinney

Dental Hygienist

Megan graduated from John A. Logan College in 2010 with an Associates degree in Applied Science/Dental Hygiene. She started at Plaza Dental Care in 2011 as a Temp hygienist and in 2015 joined our practice as a part time hygienist. She enjoys meeting new patients and building professional relationships, as well as educating patients on their oral health. Megan enjoys spending time with family, doing on walks with her dog Deuce, shopping and watching movies.  She resides outside of Albers with her husband Cory and their two sons Waylon and Tucker, and is expecting a baby girl in February 2017.  

Tracy Gaffner

Practice Administrator/ Treatment Planner

Financial Coordinator

Tracy began her career in dentistry over 36 years ago as a certified dental assistant when she joined Plaza Dental Care in 1980. She earned a Dental Assistant certificate from Robert Morris Collage.  Later she became our  Business Assistant. As our Practice grew she became our Practice Administrator, Treatment Planner, and Financial Coordinator. Tracy’s background in dentistry and her attention to detail, enable her to help our patients with their dental care and financial arrangements. She loves the field of dentistry, as it isi always advancing to help make a patients dental experience pleasant. Tracy has been married over 35 yrs and had four grown children and tow grandchildren.

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Karen Gurley

Business Assistant

Karen is one of the first to greet you at our office. She enjoys talking with our patients and making them feel welcomed and relaxed. Karen has been with our practice since 1991. As our scheduling coordinator she tries to accommodate our patient’s needs. Karen has two awesome sons, two great daughters-in-law, and four fantastic grandchildren. She loves spoiling her grandchildren, reading, traveling and working in her church.