Linda Jennings Schowengerdt, Registered Dental Hygienist

LindaLinda has over 40 years of experience in the dental field. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and practicing with a dentist in Omaha, NE, Linda joined her husband’s dental team in 1991. She loves working with such wonderful patients and a talented staff who aim to make every patient comfortable. In addition, Linda works hard to make sure each of our patients understands exactly what they need to do to maintain their oral health.

Linda and Dr. Schowengerdt have been married for 37 years. They have two daughters and one son-in-law. Their oldest, Amanda, is an architect with Corner and Greer in Joplin, MO and she is married to Matt Fleming, a pharmacy technician. Their younger daughter, Emily, is an account supervisor. When Linda has a spare moment, she enjoys gardening and reading mystery novels. She also loves singing.

Teresa McCoy, Hygiene Assistant

teresaSince 2007, Teresa has been meeting our patients’ dental needs. She is the recipient of an AA degree and has taken multiple classes in the dental field; including classes in basic skills, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, HIPA, and OSHA. She is also certified to monitor nitrous oxide patients. Teresa is a great asset to our office because she always makes sure that we are ready for our patients and is willing to help the rest of our staff whenever help is needed.

In her free time, Teresa enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Brandi Todd,  CDA Office Manager

brandi's website picBrandi joined our team in June 2010 and has been going above & beyond for our patients ever since! Brandi received her expanded functions certification in the spring of 2011 & received her Certified Dental Assistant Certification in the spring 2013. She also researches new dental products with help from Dr. Schowengerdt. One of Brandi’s greatest qualities is her ability to make sure our patients are happy and comfortable when they visit our office.

Brandi has a daughter Mesa that her life pretty much revolves around. She is an extremely active member of Riverside Cowboy Church where she runs the sound board. She also loves riding horses and helping take care of the cattle on the family ranch. She will really take any excuse she can find to be outside. She also enjoys working in her families leather shop, where she gets the opportunity to put her artsy side to work.

Tesla, Dental Assistant

tesla dental assistantTesla started working here as an Dental Assistant on July 11th 2016, and she says,”I can honestly say I have never been more happy.” Tesla spends most of her time with her baby which is her 2 year old shitzu dog Gunner. He is her life.  Other than that she play’s slow pitch softball for fun. Then when she is not doing that she spend’s her time with friends and family.

Emily, Certified Dental Assistant

emily dental assistantEmily joined our team in August of 2012 and worked here to 2014, she then left to go to college. She came back to us in January of 2016 to work full time and finish out her college degree going to school online full time. Emily started out here as an Office Assistant and is now a Certified Dental Assistant. Emily has been a patient of Dr. Schowengerdt’s her whole life. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a Minor in Psychology. When she graduate’s Emily plans on staying in the dental field but using her new expertise in another way in the dental industry.
In Emily’s spare time she is usually doing homework, if not she is running. Emily enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and running (often times with her dad) is something she looks forward to everyday. She also enjoys going to flea markets with her mom where they find new projects to do together. One of their favorite projects is refurbishing old items together. She also has a twin brother Ely and a little sister Abigail that she enjoys spending time with.

Amelia, Patient Coordinator

New patient coordinatorAmelia is our Patient Coordinator, she started working here at the office in May of 2016. She was born in California and raised in Arizona. Amelia has two kids, Leila born in August of 2012 and Jaxson born in April of 2016, and a fiancé, his name is Mason. Amelia and Mason met here in Missouri; however, neither of them are from here. In her spare time, Amelia spends time with her family, enjoys watching new movies, reading good books, and baking. Amelia and her family like going on trips and experiencing new things together. In the future, she would love to go through nursing school and maybe even move back home to Arizona.

Jamie, Office Assistant

JamieJamie joined out team October 2016. She is currently an office assistant and hopes to one day be a CDA. When she is not at work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband, Seth and their children McKenzie and Stanton. They live on a farm so they spend a lot of time outdoors. She enjoys hunting with her husband and doing anything family oriented.