- Brooke, Hygiene Team Leader
Brooke joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in 2014. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Health Coaching and Integrative Physiology. She is a 2011 graduate from Kirkwood Community College in the Dental Hygiene program. Brooke and her husband Levi enjoy biking, running, camping, and Iowa Hawkeye Athletic events. They have one fur baby name, Mr. Kitty.
Alice has worked for Dr. Yossi for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa and has over 30 years of experience. Alice enjoys reading, traveling, needlework, gardening, and her grandchildren. She has a son, Nick, and a daughter, Lizzy. She has five grandchildren: Riley, Lily, Ellie, Nemo, and Charlotte. She considers many patients to be “family” and feels honored to be able to provide healthcare to all patients.
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.
Ellen attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene and has been a dental hygienist since 1978. She has over 40 years of experience, the last 30 of which she has worked with Dr. Kent Willer and Dr. Dennis Yossi. Ellen and her husband Dwight have been married for 40 years. They have three children, two sons, Zach and Sam, and one daughter, Amy. Ellen enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, golfing, spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren.
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 waterskiing, spending time with friends & family, decorating, playing cards, art, boating, snowmobiling, gardening, spending time at the river, cooking, and traveling.
Shelbie joined Cedar Rapids Smile Center in September 2016 and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2011. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She is married to her wonderful husband Maurice and they have two daughters Razaya and Kinsley. In her spare time she enjoys camping, scrapbooking, boating, running and spending time with her family and friends.
Jillian started at the Cedar Rapids Smile Center February 2017 and has 20 years of dental experience, 13 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 a horse that she does show jumping with, a black lab named Ben, who is always with them wherever they go.
Erika joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in June 2019. She has an AAS degree from Kirkwood Community College. Erika and her husband have been married since April 2013 and have three children, two sons, and a daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside, and watching movies. She loves her dogs, Emma and Chloe, and cats, Nermal and Catfish. .
- Jenny, Treatment Coordinator, Dental Assistant Team Leader
Jenny received her dental assisting training from Kirkwood Community College 2012 and joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in May 2015. She completed her Expanded Functions training in 2015. Jenny is a Marion native and currently lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband Tony and daughter Kate. She enjoys reading, walking, being outside, and spending time with her family.
- Erica, Lab Coordinator
Erica is a Registered Dental Assistant, Expanded Function certified. She's been in the dental field for over 10 years, with experience as an office manager, assistant and more recently providing lab technician skills. She enjoys spending time with her family, boating, reading, and having bonfires.
Lindsey graduated from the dental assisting program at Kirkwood Community College and has since earned her Expanded Functions and National Certifications. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since 2009. Lindsey enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. She has been married to her husband, Josh, since October 2018.
Luba is originally from Latvia and moved to Iowa in 2004 with her mom. Russian is Luba's first language. She is a 2015 graduate from Kirkwood Community College Dental Assisting program and was Expanded Functions certified in June of 2016. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since December of 2015. She enjoys watching movies and TV shows, going to the gym, spending time with family, camping, and walking dogs. She has 3 fur babies: a Pug-mix named Apollo, a Dachshund named Rockee, and boxer named Mia. She lives with her fiancé Dan, who is a welder.
Sharon has been with Cedar Rapids Smile Center since June 2008. She received her dental assisting training from Northeast Iowa Community College at Peosta and has been in the dental field since 1998. She enjoys reading, scuba diving, traveling, and going to Iowa games. She has two standard poodles, Mic & Finn.
Makayla graduated from Kirkwood Community College from the Dental Assisting program and has completed her Applied Science degree in 2018. She has been with the Cedar Rapids Smile Center since her internship in November 2017 and was employed in January of 2018. She enjoys playing piano and hanging out at home. She has one sister and a twin brother.
- Caitlin, Business Office Coordinator, Front Desk Team Leader
Caitlin joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in March 2016. She has six years of administrative experience, three of which were in a medical therapy office. Caitlin and her husband, Taylor, welcomed their first son in August of 2018. They also enjoy playing with their dogs, Penny & Skully, going to see movies, hiking, being outside, and watching Hawkeye sports!
Caitlin is a current notary public with commission through November 2021.
- Angie, Insurance Coordinator
Angie has been with Cedar Rapids Smile Center since October 2010. She is a registered dental assistant with Expanded Functions training. She started her dental career in 1991 as a dental assistant and front desk staff member. Angie attended Hawkeye Community College for Respiratory Therapy. Angie enjoys antiques, motorcycling, creating, writing poems, Facebook, and spending time with family, especially her son, Jacob.
Angie is a current notary public with commission through December 2021.
- Corinne, Office Assistant
Corinne joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in December 2016 and has been in the customer service industry since 2006. She enjoys reading, jet skiing, camping, boating, spending time with her husband Brandon and daughter Lucy. Corinne and Brandon welcomed their precious first daughter in November of 2018. They also have 2 cats, Karmel & Pixie.
- JoHanna, Office Assistant
JoHanna has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Human Relations from the University of Iowa. She has 6 years of experience in a medical office setting and joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center team in November of 2017. JoHanna enjoys hanging out with family and friends, taking her dog, Willa, to the park and watching Netflix. Her and her husband, Chris, have a son named Wyatt and a daughter named Rowan.
- Haley, Office Assistant
Haley graduated high school from Jefferson and recently graduated from Kirkwood Community College. She has 5 years of work experience and joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center team in April of 2018. Haley enjoys yoga, reading and being outside. She is an only child and is very close with her mom. She's been with her boyfriend for 4 years now and they have a Pitbull named Rusty.
- Baylee, Marketing Coordinator
Baylee joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August 2018. She graduated from Mount Mercy University in May 2018 with degrees in Marketing and Management. She enjoys crafting, sewing, farming, and spending time outdoors camping and fishing with her boyfriend and two dogs, Reynolds and Bella.
- Katie, Scheduling Coordinator
Katie joined the Cedar Rapids Smile Center in August of 2019. She graduated from Benedictine College in 2015 with a degree in Art. She worked as a Dental Technician before coming to the Smile Center. She enjoys crafting, bike riding, and movies as well as spending time with her boyfriend and two kittens, Jack and Faye.