Dr. Todd Anderson
A graduate of Moorhead (MN) State University and Marquette University School of Dentistry, Dr. Anderson practiced in North Dakota for seven years prior to joining Dr. Ker in Springfield in 2005. Dr Anderson has provided quality dental care to Springfield and Nixa for thirteen years. Dr. Anderson is also a former Marine Corps officer.
Dr. Jeff Sletto
Dr. Sletto, or “Dr. Jeff” as he refers to himself, has been a wonderful addition to our office. After attending MSU in Springfield, he then went on to UMKC in Kansas City for his DDS degree, graduating in 2017. He and his wife, Lonna, moved back to the Springfield area after graduating and we couldn’t be happier that he found his way to our dental family. Dr. Jeff and his assistant, Lemmie, enjoy making their patients feel at-ease and usually end up laughing with them, “catering to cowards”, indeed.
Dr. Jeff has certainly had an exciting year in 2017…he and Lonna welcomed their first child in September, a baby boy named Maddax! When the Sletto’s aren’t cuddling their baby boy or fur baby, Kingsley, they can usually be found in one of their off-road vehicles including one Dr. Sletto built himself out of a BMW car.
You will know Crystal by her big, contagious smile! She has been part of our team since she graduated in 2005 and has been Dr Anderson’s assistant that whole time. After that many years together, Crystal and Dr Anderson work like a well-oiled machine. You will hear them finish each other’s sentences, and will often hear them laughing with their patients. Crystal has been a great benefit to this office and we appreciate how she can make her patients feel at ease with her humor. She is a very knowledgeable and capable dental assistant who loves her job. At home, Crystal loves spending time with her “guys”: her husband, son and dog, Dexter.
Josie “wears many hats” around the office. You will usually see her at the front desk checking patients in and out, working on insurance, handling several phone calls and helping the doctors, hygienists and assistants however she can. Josie has been working for Dr. Ker since she graduated in 2007. She has her Expanded Functions training in dental assisting and will jump back and see patients chair-side whenever needed. If you have a question about dental insurance or your bill, Josie is your go-to lady. We feel so lucky to have her as part of our dental team. Josie’s home is filled with love for her pug, Peanut and her Chihuahua, Popcorn.
Our resident redhead, Lemmie has been in dentistry since 2000 and has been part of our dental family since 2004. An expanded functions dental assistant, Lemmie has worked at the front desk, as an assistant, and was the Account Manager for Dr Ker for 10 years. She is very kind-hearted and is certainly a well-rounded, knowledgeable asset to our team. Lemmie is currently working as Dr. Sletto’s assistant, which she loves; their laughter can be heard throughout the office everyday.
Tara, Lab Tech
Our in-house lab would not be the same without the artistic and technical skills of our denture lab tech, Tara. Trained Ness Academy, Tara has enjoyed working for Dr. Ker since 2012 and says he has taught her many things about dentures that can only come from his many years of experience. Tara loves what she does, and it shows! Our dentures are truly a work of art! Tara loves to spend time at the lake camping with her family, including her son and her fur baby.
Jeff, Lab Tech
Jeff has been making crowns and bridges since 1972 and has made an estimated 30,000 crowns! With his years of experience, many certifications and continuing education, we are proud to have Jeff as our in-house crown and bridge tech. Jeff and his wife, Debbie have been happily married for over 40 years and have 4 kids and 4 grandchildren.
Originally from Lamar, MO, Kloye graduated from OTC in 2017 with her degree in Dental Hygiene and joined our team in June. We couldn’t be happier to have her as part of our dental family. Kloye, was a dental assistant at OMS while attending hygiene school and brings with her a wealth of dental knowledge. Don’t let her love of pink and all things girly fool you, Kloye is an outdoor enthusiast who grew up in the woods. She often returns home to Lamar to spend time with her family, taking her dogs Ruger and Howie with her, of course.
Also from Lamar, MO, Jordin graduated from MSU with her BS in Exercise and Movement Science in 2014 and went on to MSSU to receive her dental Hygiene license in 2017. Jordin is also a licensed Realtor and works with her dad and grandfather with their residential construction business. She lives in Springfield with her Yorkie, Mac. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors and traveling.
Lizzie has been in Dentistry since 2001. She is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant as well as very experienced in the Business Office aspect. She enjoys watching her 3 girls compete in Color Guard with MSU, Swim Competitions, and Karate.