Margie – Office Manager

Margie has worked in the dental office since 1987, both as a chairside assistant and at the front desk as office manager. She has been around long enough to remember the "old days" and has seen the amazing changes in dentistry. She has particularly enjoyed getting to know our patients and their families and watching the children turn into adults with families of their own.

Margie has lived her whole life in central Illinois. In her free time she enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband. Together they have four grown children, Nick, Gabe, Sarah and Matt, a spoiled yellow lab named Maui and two cats Dex and Izzy.



Jenni - Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenni graduated from the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois in December of 2010. After graduation, she worked for a large corporate dental office before finding her home at Dr. Larison's office in the fall of 2011. Her work week consists of both assisting Dr. Larison chairside and seeing dental hygiene patients for dental cleanings.

Jenni was born and raised in central Illinois. She lives in a small town south of Springfield with her son, Mason, and her shelter-adopted kitten, Mixie Mue.



Kim - Dental Assistant

Kim has been a dental assistant since 1996 and still loves it. She began working with Dr, Larison in August of 2011. Her dental assisting career began in southeast Iowa, where she was born and raised (Go, Hawkeyes!). She moved to the Springfield area in 1998.
Kim and her husband, Ed, have two children, Ashley and Nick, and a labrador retriever named Casey. She enjoys attending her children's sporting events, the summer, and being outside.


Michelle - Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle graduated from Illinois Central College in 2000 and joined Dr. Larison's practice in 2005. She enjoys the interaction with her patients while helping them maintain a healthy smile. Michelle and her husband, Matt, have two children, Madeline and Meredith. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her children in their sporting activities.





Myat graduated from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Molecular Cell Biology. She also completed Lincoln Land Community College's Dental Assisting training program. After finishing her externship at Dr. Larison's office, she joined the office full-time in April 2014. She particularly enjoys working as a chairside assistant. She was born and raised in Myanmar, South east Asia, and moved to Illinois in 2002. In her free time Myat loves taking road trips.

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