We know that our office is only as effective and welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly, well-trained staff members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive, nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.
Our staff is highly skilled, uniquely trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our team has specialized training, multiple certifications and years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We aim to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Our team includes:
Jessica – Clinical Coordinator
Jessica has been the Clinical Coordinator at Just for Kids since 2015. She has also been a Dental Assistant at Just for Kids since 2013. She received her CDA, Coronal Polishing and Expanded Functions certificates in 2013 through the University of Southern Indiana. She then completed a Bachelor of Science in Health Services in 2015 from the University of Southern Indiana.
Outside of work, Jessica spends her time with her husband, family, friends and two dogs. She also enjoys being outdoors and staying busy. “I love the family environment at Just for Kids. It is awesome to develop personal relationships with patients and parents. It is very rewarding to work alongside my teammates, and Dr. Cook to provide excellent oral health care to children.”
Jill – Business Assistant
Jill has been a Business Assistant with Just for Kids since 1998. She graduated from Gibson Southern High School and later attended the University of Southern Indiana for 1 ½ years.
In her free time, she enjoys camping and reading. “I love seeing the new families. It is very rewarding to see the satisfaction and happiness from parents who had anxieties about their child’s appointment. It’s great to see their smiling faces when they leave, knowing we were able to help their child.”
Leslie – Business Assistant
Leslie has been a Business Assistant with Just for Kids since 2000. She attended Mater Dei High School and later attended the University of Southern Indiana.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, Travis and Gunner. Leslie loves watching the boys’ sporting activities. She and her husband also like to take small trips on their motorcycle. She enjoys staying busy, being involved with PTO at her children’s school. “One of the things I love most about working for Just for Kids is spending my day working with some of my closest friends. I enjoy seeing all of the patients and getting to know their families.”
Jenny – Patient Care Coordinator
Jenny has been a Dental Assistant for Just for Kids since 2006. She took on a new role in our office as the Patient Care Coordinator. Before Jenny became a Dental Assistant, she attended Henderson Community College.
She enjoys working in her yard and going to craft and antique stores. She also loves spending time at the beach. “I love our family-friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to work with my best friends.”
Susan – Dental Hygienist
Susan is a Dental Hygienist that has been with Just for Kids since 2000. She graduated from Indiana School of Dentistry with her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene.
Susan enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and walking her dog. “I have been working at JFK since 2000. I love working with the kids and seeing how they are all so different. They make me laugh and are always entertaining. I also love all of my coworkers!”
Rebecca – Dental Hygienist
Rebecca is a Dental Hygienist that has worked for Just for Kids since 2003. She received her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
Rebecca enjoys being outdoors with her family and friends. Activities such as camping, fishing, or riding four wheelers are at the top of her list, along with her husband and two children. “I have been a Dental Hygienist since 1996. One thing I love most about my job is educating the parents of the children we see at our office. I am able to teach the parents about proper brushing techniques and give dietary recommendations. I feel that I play a positive role in keeping healthy teeth for a lifetime for the children.”
Rachel – Dental Hygienist
Rachel is a Dental Hygienist that has worked at Just for Kids since 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with a minor in nutrition from the University of Southern Indiana. She also holds a CDA and credentials in providing local anesthesia.
Rachel, her husband, and young child enjoy participating in community events and staying active. She enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking and traveling with friends and family. “I have a passion for educating children about oral hygiene. I love interacting with children of all ages and getting to know our patients on a personal level. I also enjoy working alongside Dr. Cook as he provides exceptional dental care. I truly take pleasure in my job at Just for Kids.”
Brittany – Dental Hygienist
Brittany has been a Dental Hygienist with Just for Kids since 2013. She received her Associate’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana in 2007.
Brittany enjoys spending time with family and staying busy with her son. “I love seeing children’s anxieties fade over time by treating them like I would treat my own.”
Leana – Dental Assistant
Leana has been a Dental Assistant at Just for Kids since 1993. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with her CDA and Associate of Science degree. She recently went back to school to earn her Coronal Polishing Certificate.
In her free time, Leana enjoys baking, family activities and YMCA group exercise classes. “I love educating patients and parents on oral health and showing them that the dentist can be a fun and positive experience.”
Allyssa – Dental Assistant
Allyssa is a Dental Assistant that recently completed the program at Ross Medical Education Center. She is currently working to earn her CDA.
Allyssa loves spending time with her family. She takes pride in being a small group leader for her middle school girls at First Christian Church in Newburgh. She also enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats during basketball season. “I love the family and kid-friendly environment at Just for Kids. Every day is a new and fun adventure! It is awesome getting to meet new faces and watching the children grow.”
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and compassionate team can deliver, schedule your child’s next appointment at Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry today!