Katie graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. A Nixa native, she is so happy to be back working and living in this area. As a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), she takes great pride in helping others. “One of the greatest joys in my life is taking care of our patients and educating them about the importance of oral health. I love helping them feel better, be healthy and flash a confident, beautiful, shining smile when they leave our office. I want our patients to have a positive experience when they visit the dentist. I truly believe that when you smile, the whole world smiles back.” When Katie isn’t “flashing” her winning smile at Excel Dental, she likes to compete in triathlons, marathons, knit, and be with her family. Recently she attained one of her life ambitions by completing an Ironman endurance race!