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 35 years. She and her husband Steve have been married for 46 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 here at Plaza Dental Care. She graduated from Kaskaskia College and started with us 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  on the family farm, riding four wheeler, hunting, fishing and spending time with her two dogs Ava and Livie. 

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Jamie Dickenson

Dental Hygienist

Jamie has been with Plaza Dental Care since 2002. She received her Associated Degree in Applied Science from Lewis Clark Community College. Apart from work, she enjoys camping, animals, boating, being out-doors, and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Greenville with her husband and two children. . 

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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 , son Wyatt and daughter Wren.

Lauren Holloway

Dental Hygienist

  Lauren graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Plaza Dental Care in 2019. Lauren loves getting to know her patients & helping them reach their optimal oral health. Going to Blues/Cardinals games, boating, swimming & taking photographs are some of the things she loves to do when she isn’t working. She loves to spend time with her husband & two sons, Clayton & Jacob. 

Tracy Gaffner

Practice Administrator/ Treatment Planner

Financial Coordinator

Tracy began her career in dentistry over 38 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 is always advancing to help make a patients dental experience pleasant. Tracy has been married over 37 yrs and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

 

Tara Vaught

Business Assistant

 Tara is the newest member of Plaza Dental Care. She has been in the dental field for 3 years. She enjoys seeing patients feel comfortable and confident about their smile. Tara enjoys spending time with her family and taking vacations.  Tara and Terry reside in Trenton and have two children Tatynn and Tripp.  When Tara is not working she loves spending time  with her family around their pool.