Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy has 25 years in our practice and appreciates Dr. Kent and Dr. Kathy's exceptional skills and dedication to patients. She is very kind, knowledgeable and really understands the art of dental hygiene. Cindy loves being a part of our dental family. He duties include patient dental hygiene assessment and patient education during a comfortable dental setting. When she is not working, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family. She is very involved in her church and serves as an officer for the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Lindsay's duties include assisting the doctors with all procedures and making sure everything is running smoothly and on time. She also keeps track of inventory and maintenance for our office. Her favorite part of her job is dental education, and helping patients understand treatment better. Lindsay is also certified in child tooth cleanings and sealants. Outside the office, Lindsay enjoys cooking, watching sports and reading. She got married in October 2015 to her high school sweetheart. She is also an animal lover and likes to spend time with her two cats and dog.
Kelsie's duties include assisting the doctors, preparing room setups, seating patients, and taking x-rays. Her favorite part of her job is working with the patients, seeing transformations in their smiles and getting to be a part of those transformations! Kelsie enjoys working with our doctors because they are patient centered, fun to work with and do great dental work! Kelsie is also certified in child tooth cleanings and sealants. In her spare time, Kelsie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves arts and crafts, shopping, and her dog Ellie.
Tierra's main responsibilities are greeting and seating patients and anticipating their every need while working side by side with the doctors to ensure that each patient has the very best experience. She helps out at the front desk as needed and is certified in child tooth cleanings and sealants. She enjoys talking to patients about their dental health and answering their questions. While employed at Metro East Dental Care, she also earned a degree as a surgical assistant. Tierra loves working in a positive environment where patients are treated in a timely manner. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking spontaneous road trips and trying new things.
Sandy's duties include putting together financial arrangements, scheduling appointments, following up on treatment, performing financial consultations, creating and sending billing statements, and answering phone calls. Her favorite part of her job is working with people, and helping them find a way to get their treatment needs met. Sandy has been with Metro East Dental Care since 1992. Sandy values the integrity of Dr. Kent and Dr. Kathy's dental patient care. Outside the office, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, going to craft shows, being outdoors and working in her flower garden.
Julie brings a wealth of knowledge to our office since she has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She has been in our office since October 2016. Julie takes expert care of our patients. Her main responsibilities at our office include greeting our patients, answering the phone, scheduling appointments, verifying patient insurance coverage and entering payments. Julie's favorite part of her job is being able to help the patient understand their treatment and seeing their smile after treatment has been completed. She enjoys seeing the patients interact with Dr. Splaingard and the trust they have in him.
Julie is married to Michael and together, they have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, Cardinals baseball games, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandsons. Julie has also been on the committee for her hometown Relay For Life event since 2007.
Our friendly dental team and dentists make your comfort and care a priority. Please contact our Granite City dental office for more information on the services we offer. We also serve the surrounding communities of Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Edwardsville, IL. We hope to see you soon!