Meet Our Staff

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 and well-trained team members!

Our staff is uniquely trained, highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications. Each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. 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 and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment.


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Teresa Buzbee
Office Administrator 

Teresa has been in the dental field since 1995. She started her dental career in the Business Office scheduling patient appointments.  Teresa has had hands on experience with all aspects of the dental office.   In 2012 Teresa and her husband Roger Buzbee DDS have put both there dental expertise together along with a great team and opened Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center offering high quality and personal dental treatment for the family.    

When Teresa is not at the office, her and Roger along with all their kids, Wesley, Ashely, Heather, Dow, Brock and Wyatt and grandkids Kynlee and Ava are at Table Rock Lake relaxing, fishing, paddle boarding, cooking and finding hidden treasures either underwater or on the shoreline.  The grandkids are always finding that ever so awesome “rock”.      


Ashely Dibben Front Office

Ashely Lanning
Scheduling and Insurance, Treatment Planning

Ashely has been in the dental field since 2010.  She assisted in the Hygiene Department for two years while attending Drury University.  Ashely graduated in 2012 with a major in Public Relations and Communications.  She then moved her excellent skills with communication and public relations to the Business Office.  Ashely coordinates and schedules appointments, treatment plans, performs account management and handles the intricacies of dental Insurance and Pre Determinations.   Most any questions you may have can be answered by Ashely. 

Ashely is also a native of Springfield.  Her free time is spent with her husband Tyler and two daughters Kynlee and Ava.  She enjoys cooking recipes she finds on Pinterest, reading and taking the family to Table Rock Lake.


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Angela Penland
Front Office

 

Angela graduated from Vatterott College with her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Degree (EFDA) in 1997.   She has been working in the dental field ever since.  Over the years Angela has acquired skills in all areas of the dental office.  She now spends most of her time in the Business Office coordinating and scheduling patient’s appointments, treatment plans, account management and dental insurance.  But do not be surprised if on occasion she steps in as an assistant to Dr. Buzbee.

Angela is a native to the Springfield area and in her free time she enjoys cooking (she does surprise us with a treat here at the office every so often), Chiefs football, spending time with her two daughter’ s Taylor and Lindsey and most of all her granddaughter Luna. 

 


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Alicia Molenaar
Hygienist

Alicia has been in the dental field since 2000.  She started as a Dental Assistant and worked her way through Hygiene school.  Alicia graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at OTC in 2010, where she earned the Golden Scaler Award for clinical excellence.  Interacting with her patients and getting to know them is what she loves most about dentistry.  She values patient comfort and strives to provide a thorough yet comfortable experience.  Alicia is committed to ensuring her patients understand their oral health and how to implement a home care routine tailored to their specific needs. 

When she’s not waging war on gum disease, you can find Alicia either at a Flea Marker or working on her next home-improvement project.  She also loves being outside and spending time with her husband Will and their two boys Kye and Levi. 

 

 


Eunice Anderson Hygienist

Eunice Anderson
Hygienist

Eunice has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 25yrs.  She went to school on the East Coast, and has practiced in several states before settling in the Midwest.  Eunice loves her patients and enjoys interacting with them regularly.  While she is excellent clinically and very thorough, Eunice has a very gentle touch and makes sure her patients are always comfortable.  Optimum oral health is a priority for Eunice and she strives to help her patients achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. 

When she isn’t working in the dental office, she is spending time with her teenage daughter Brittany.  Brittany is attending Drury University.   Eunice enjoys volunteering with her church and regularly being involved with Community Outreach.  Eunice enjoys dinner out with her daughter, going to the movies and reading. 

 

 


Shanda Millard Assistant

Shanda Millard
Dental Assistant

 

Shanda graduated in 1985 with an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Degree (EFDA).  Shanda is originally from Iowa and moved to Missouri in 1996.  Shanda has spent her entire career in the dental field and has been with Dr. Buzbee since 2005.  You can be assured you are in great hands with Shanda.  She enjoys building relationships with her patients and always finds time to say hello and catch up when you are in. 

Shanda spends her free time with her daughter, Bailey, and grandkids, Bradley, Lili and Zahra, who live here in Springfield.  She also enjoys visiting her son, Ben, in Chicago.  She is a summer girl and spends the rest of her free time at the pool with her grandkids or at the lake soaking up some sun.   

 


Veronica Heithold Assistant

Veronica Heithold
Dental Assistant

 

Veronica or better known to us as “Vern” has been a dental assistant for over 23 years.  Vern graduated OTC in 1993 with her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Degree (EFDA).  Vern has a very calm and compassionate demeanor and this translates through to her patients, whether she is doing a simple procedure or more difficult treatment, Vern has a way of making most all patients very comfortable with a visit to the dental office.   

After hours Vern gets great joy out of watching her three boys, Aiden, Riley and Gavin, play basketball, football and run track.  They are also involved in drama and choir.  Vern enjoys camping and the outdoors.