Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

our team

 
 

 

Janet Bass                

Welcome! My name is Janet, and I have been the patient account representative since 1996. Treatment fees, payment options, insurance benefits, and flex spending are some of the things that I help patients with on a daily basis.

This is a great practice to work with and a great place to have orthodontic treatment! Our doctors and staff are highly dedicated and always work hard to make sure that you and your family have a great orthodontic experience.

I live in Millersburg with my husband Jim. We have two grown children and are the proud grandparents of four wonderful grandchildren.

 

 

Denise Hartley

 

Hi there! I’m Denise Hartley. I began working as a receptionist/scheduler at CMO in March 2011. Meeting and getting to know our patients and their families is the best part of my job.

Family is important to me. I have two grown daughters and two young granddaughters. I enjoy hiking, gardening, reading, sewing, and being a mom and grandma.

 

 

Jessi Botkins

Hey, my name is Jessi! In March of 2005 I became an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Taylor at CMO. I enjoy getting to know each of our patients and their families, as well as the hands-on involvement that comes with my position. Watching personalities and smiles change over the course of treatment is very rewarding and can also be challenging at times. As a team we are all very close and enjoy laughing and having fun together and we love to involve our patients in the fun!

My husband and I live in Columbia. We have 2 children, Logan and Hadley. I graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s in business administration and a major in management. I look forward to meeting you!

Connie Elliott

Hi there, I'm Connie. I started working with Drs. Harl and Ramlow in 1992 and continued working with Dr. Taylor once he bought the practice. I can't believe it's been 20 years. Time sure flies when you're having fun! My first job in dentistry started after I had 2 root canals and my dentist put me to work. Between general dentistry and orthodontics I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years! 

Working in orthodontics is fun because of the involvement with the patients, no matter what age. We have quite an assortment of personalities working here, which keeps a lively involvement with our patients and a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

My husband Bob and I live on a farm outside Bunceton. We have five children, some grown and some still at home. There is never a dull moment between them and our seven grandkids, believe me! It seems as if there is always a birthday party at our house!

 

Loretta Sprinkles

Hi! My name is Loretta and I have been working at this practice since 1996. I started working in orthodontics in 1985 and became a certified orthodontic assistant in 1996 then added expanded functions in 1998. My goal is to make you and your family feel at home when visiting our practice and to make your braces experience as comfortable and fun as possible.

I currently live in Tipton, and I have been married to my husband Rick since 1981. We have two children, Matthew and Emily. In my spare time I enjoy reading, bowling, scrapbooking, camping, and playing with my grandchildren.

 

Lisa Maasen

I am a certified orthodontic assistant and have worked for CMO since 1981. One of the enjoyments in this job is seeing a patient every four to six weeks while watching him or her change in personality, attitude, apperance and confidence.

My motto: “Clean Teeth are Happy Teeth!” If you come in here with clean and healthy teeth and gums you will make my day brighter. Remember, smiling is a gift to everyone and doesn’t cost anything.

I live in Jefferson City, my favorite color is purple and I love cats. I also enjoy motorcycles, the St. Louis Cardinals, estate/garage sales and enjoy sunny days!

 

Denise Hanson

My name is Denise and I have worked full time in dentistry since 1975. I became a certified dental assistant in 1978 and a certified orthodontic assistant in 1996. In 1999 I completed my expanded functions in orthodontics. In 1987 I started working for Central Missouri Orthodontics as a lab tech. Most likely you won't see my in the office unless you need a retainer or another appliace made as I spend most of my days in our lab. 

I am originally from Chicago, but reside in Columbia. My husband and I have 3 children. Our oldest son is a U.S. Marine and our other 2 children are currently finishing high school and college.

 

 

Annie Mitrisin 

Hey!  I recently graduated from dental assisting school and started working for Dr. Taylor in June 2015. Prior to graduation I was a nanny and continue to do so in the evenings and weekends when I am needed.

 I am enjoying my career as an orthodontic assistant and look forward to working with all of our patients and their families. I couldn't have asked for a better team to join! I chose to work in orthodontics because I think it's a rewarding career that allows me to watch our patients, of all ages, become more confident as their smile progresses during treatment.

While I'm not working here I enjoy traveling, working out, babysitting and watching sporting events.  Go Cards! 

 

 

Janel Rhoda 

Hi, I'm Janel. I joined this wonderful team in July as a receptionist. I have a lot of fun with my position and enjoy getting to know all of our patients. My boys are both avid soccer players...making me a crazy soccer mom! We enjoy hiking and playing basketball together. Sometimes we take Blue, our black lab, along too. 

 

 

 

 

 

our team

our team