- Jillian, Hygiene Team Leader
Jillian started at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center February 2017 and has 20 years of dental experience, 16 years as a dental hygienist. Jillian's main goal is to make every patient feel comfortable and important. She wants to educate her patients about their unique dental needs without the lecture. She feels that her job revolves around making long-lasting relationships. Jillian is looking forward to meeting you and your family. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband, Joe, and their kids, Oliver and Natalie. They love being on their boat on the Mississippi River. She also has horses that she does show jumping with, and 2 dogs that are always with them wherever they go.
Andrea joined Cedar Rapids Smile Center in July 2016. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene and has been practicing dental hygiene in the Cedar Rapids area ever since.
Andrea has two daughters who keep her very busy. She enjoys attending their dance events, performances and competitions. They have two dogs, Buddy, an Aussiedoodle, and Rudy, a Poogle. Andrea likes getting together with her family for bonfires and cookouts, she also loves to cook and bake.
Deb received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa. She has over 40 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist in a clinical and public health setting. She was President of of the Dental Hygienists Association and served on the Iowa Dental Board for 9 years. Deb is currently the Business Manager at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center. She and her husband, Dr. Dennis Yossi, have two grown children, Megan & Chris.
Kristi has an AAS degree from Kirkwood Community College. She has been a dental hygienist since 2009 and joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in March 2010. Kristi's husband Kyle is a HVAC/refrigeration service tech at Brecke Mechanical. They have three children, Ethan born in 2005, Kora born in 2012, and Kyson born in 2019. Kristi enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking the kids to fun places, traveling, spending weekends at their camper in Prairie du Chien, swimming, art, boat rides, waterskiing and flamingos.
Bailey graduated in 2020 at Carl Sandburg College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in September 2020. She lives in Marion with her boyfriend, Carter, who is on the Marion Fire Department. Bailey is passionate about her career and loves making a difference in her patients’ lives. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa.
Sheena graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2021. She joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in June 2021. Sheena loves to get to know her patients and help them to improve their oral health and relate their oral health back to their overall health. She wants to make sure patients feel comfortable in her chair and treats every patient differently based on their individual needs and personality. Sheena lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband, Luke and cat, Roxy. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch movies, go shopping, cooking and baking, exploring new places and hiking to get away from everything for a little while.
Samantha started at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August 2021 and has been in the dental field since 2015 when she became a Dental Assistant. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene in 2017. She loves having a career in dentistry because she loves being able to educate her patients about their own individual oral health needs and helping them to relate it back to their own overall health. Most importantly, she wants to be sure her patients are comfortable and feel important and heard. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends and she loves to travel. She lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband and 2 kids named Carter, born in 2011, and Johnny born in 2017.
Chloe graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2021 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is from Illinois but moved to Cedar Rapids in 2018 for school. She and her boyfriend have a miniature lop bunny named Max! Chloe spends her time reading, watching movies, or hanging out with family and friends! She says, “I love getting to know my patients and creating a personal connection with them."
Dana began her dental career at kirkwood in 1991 with dental assisting. She went back to school for dental hygiene and graduated in 1997 from Hawkeye Community College. In her 30 year dental career she has seen a lot of changes and continues to evolve with those changes. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and claims to "have the best patients!". She has two grown boys and one bossy cat at home. She loves to be on her kayak, bike or on a plane to her next favorite destination.