Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.




our team becca

Chairside Assistant

I was happy to join the awesome team at Innovative Orthodontics in 2016. I use my background in customer service to serve our patients better and provide them with an experience I know they will be happy about. I love getting to know everyone and seeing the positive effect a straight smile can have on a person’s self-esteem. The team here at Innovative Orthodontics welcomed me with open arms. We all help each other and support one another as a team. We realize team allows us to provide the best smiles for our patients.

In my free time, I love being with my friends and family and taking road trips to new places in the area.



our team carrie

Scheduling Coordinator

Hello! I am the front office scheduling coordinator. I have been in the orthodontic field since 2002, and I love what I do! Dr. Spence is an amazing orthodontist and the whole staff is a fun, outgoing bunch of people to work with. I enjoy helping Dr. Spence provide the best care for our patients and love seeing their beautiful smiles at the end of treatment. Your whole family will love coming to see us, and we have cool contests for kids!

I have two beautiful daughters, Lily and Skylar, along with our pet Pit bull, Livi. I enjoy scrapbooking and cheering my girls on at all their sporting events. As if I’m not busy enough, I am also a board member on the Scott City Youth Basketball League and the Scott City Parks Department!



our team courtney

Front Desk Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in Innovative Orthodontics. I enjoy working with our patients and their families as office manager. My goal is to make your orthodontic experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

My husband Jeff and I have two daughters, Kendall and Kamryn. We also have two furry family members, our Schnoodle Maximus and Opie the cat. As a family, we enjoy camping, biking, and gardening. The outdoors is our favorite place to be!



our team jenny

Chairside Assistant

I am a DANB certified chairside assistant with expanded functions, and I have been working in the orthodontic field since 2003. I help Dr. Spence by fabricating various orthodontic appliances in the lab. I feel the in-house lab provides a great service for our patients by supplying them with the needed orthodontic appliances in a timely manner. I also team with Dr. Spence to coordinate personalized treatment plans and financial plans that best benefit our patients and help them achieve their orthodontic goals. I love getting to know all patients individually, and providing personalized care based on their needs.

After work, I love spending quality time with my son Keyton, daughter Sofia, and my family.



our team julie

Chairside Assistant

I am a DANB/expanded functions certified chairside assistant, and love what I do! I began working in the dental field at Innovative Orthodontics in 2006 as a chairside assistant. Our practice is a great place to have fun and get your teeth straightened at the same time. Dr. Spence has a great sense of humor and keeps us laughing all day. The best part of my job is seeing the smiling faces of our patients when they get their braces off! They are so excited, and I know I’ve done my job well when I see their smiles.

At home, I spend time with my husband Lucas and our two children Gwen and Tobin.



our team kaci

Treatment Coordinator

Welcome! As the treatment coordinator, my days are filled with various activities involving new patients. They include the initial phone call, office tour, and consultation with Dr. Spence. I enjoy getting to meet all the new patients and their families. I appreciate working with such a loyal and devoted team. Dr. Spence’s dedication to his patients is always inspiring, and I’m proud to work alongside him and our team.

My free time is spent having fun with my husband TJ and our two dogs Pat and Coco!



our team laura

Chairside Assistant

I have been working in the orthodontic field since 1985 and am a DANB-certified chairside assistant with expanded functions. I work on patients from the start of their treatment to finish, and love getting to know each person personally. Of course, I also enjoy seeing our patients’ finished smiles and how happy they are with the care they’ve received. It is a pleasure to work with Dr. Spence and our team, as we all take the time to get to know our patients and their families, and come to work each day with a cheerful and fun attitude.

After work, I love spending time with my husband Korky, daughter Rachel, stepdaughter Allie, and my wonderful granddaughters Katie, Hartley, and Annebelle!


our team sandyTaylor

Chairside Assistant

Hello! As a Chairside Assistant, I enjoy getting to know our patients and guiding them through their treatment. It is very rewarding to see the impact a beautiful smile can have on a patient's life. I know you will feel very comfortable and at home in our office. Dr. Spence and the Innovative Orthodontics team is funny, friendly, and there is never a dull moment.

My husband, Graham, and I recently moved back to home to Missouri all the way from Alaska! We enjoy cooking, hiking, and binge watching Netflix.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile!



our team loeta

Sterilization / Lab Assistant

I love working in our practice! I am a sterilization technician, lab assistant, and carpool driver. I have worked in the dental and orthodontic field since 1972 and with Dr. Spence since 2010. My favorite part of my job is simply being around our wonderful patients. When I drive our carpool, I get to chat with them about school, vacations, and their families. Dr. Spence is one of the most genuine people you could ever meet. He’s fun to work with, and he tells jokes that make us all laugh.

In my spare time, I spend time with my family, including my husband Bob and our two children, Burt and Linden.



our team sandy

Financial Coordinator / Marketing

Welcome to our practice! I am in charge of the office marketing, I manage our website, and I am the financial coordinator for the practice. My goal is to help patients and parents understand their insurance coverage and collect their full benefits. I began my career in orthodontics by joining the Innovative Orthodontics team in 1974, when I worked in the lab to fabricate various orthodontic appliances for our patients. Having been in this office for so many years, I love seeing the kids of patients we treated when they were younger.

When I am not in the office, I love spending time with my family, including my husband Alan and daughters Brandy and Courtney. My favorite hobby is spoiling our four beautiful grandkids: Nate, Ty, Kendall, and Kamryn! My husband and I also enjoy going to NASCAR races and camping with our family.




Sterilization/Chairside Assistant

Hello! I’m very excited to be the newest team member at Innovative Orthodontics! I joined the team the summer of 2018 and work part time as I finish my degree at Southeast Missouri State University. My favorite thing about working at Innovative Orthodontics is the supportive team atmosphere and fun personalities of each of my teammates.

I’m looking forward to graduating in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in health promotions. When I’m not working or studying, I love being active outdoors. I spend my free time riding bikes, fishing and playing soccer. I played soccer for SEMO from 2015-2018.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile!  


Poplar Bluff Team




Poplar Bluff Office Manager

Cindy serves as office manager and an orthodontic assistant at the Poplar Bluff location. She has 33 years of experience at this location working for Dr. Fox before his retirement. Cindy is responsible for the day to day management of the Poplar Bluff practice, including all orthodontic, clerical, and financial operations.

She is a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (C.O.A.), Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A), and infection control and CPR certified. Cindy is also OSHA trained. Cindy is proud to work with a staff of highly trained and professional orthodontic assistants. She said there “have been a lot of changes in orthodontics over the past three decades, but one thing has remained constant—the product of our practice’s work creates beautiful smiles. We love working with and helping families in our area.”

Cindy has been married to her husband, Terry, for 30 years. She enjoys her family, friends, and German shepherd dogs. When she is not working, Cindy and Terry enjoy boating and four wheeler riding.




Poplar Bluff Lead Chairside Assistant

Theresa has worked at the Poplar Bluff location for 30 years, serving currently as the head chair-side assistant. In this role she orders all orthodontic supplies and materials, as well as taking care of the logistics of orthodontics operations.

She is a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (C.O.A.), Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A), and infection control and CPR certified. Theresa is also OSHA trained.

Theresa and her husband, Terry, are the proud parents and grandparents of their daughter Christy and two granddaughters, Carley and Cassie. Theresa is an avid reader and enjoys water sports and being on the ocean.




Poplar Bluff Chairside Assistant

Donna, who has beenat the Poplar Bluff location for 30 years, graduated from Three Rivers College with her certification in Dental Assisting, and was a chair-side assistant for Dr. Fox before his retirement. She is a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (C.O.A.), Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A), and infection control and CPR certified. Donna is also OSHA trained.

She and her husband, Steve, married for 31 years, have two sons: Mitchell, 21 and Matthew, 18, who are both in college at Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers College, respectively. Donna loves being with her family, friends, and dog Samson. She is a Member of Temple Baptist Church. Donna is known at the office for her laughter and singing to patients. She is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, playing cards, and shopping.



Chairside Assistant

Brandi is a chair-side assistant with 21 years experience at the Poplar Bluff location. She is a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (C.O.A.), Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A), and infection control and CPR certified. Brandi is also OSHA trained.

Brandi and her husband, Aaron, have been married for 18 years. They have two beautiful daughters: Madison, 15 and MaKenna, 6, which keeps them very busy with completive cheerleading and dance. She is a member of Living Word Baptist Church. Brandi enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and reading. “The most rewarding aspect of my job is making a difference in people’s lives by helping give them beautiful smiles.”



Chairside Assistant

Megan has worked in orthodontics for 17 years as a chair-side assistant at the Poplar Bluff location. She is a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (C.O.A.), Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A), and infection control and CPR certified. Megan is also OSHA trained.

She and her husband, Brian, have been married for 13 years. They have two dogs, Rusty and Roxy. She is a member of Midland church. Megan enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, and anything outdoors! Megan “loves working in orthodontics because it is very rewarding by changing peoples’ lives and self-esteem, giving them beautiful smiles.”



Chairside Assistant

Rachael has worked at the poplar bluff location for 7 years. She is a chair-side assistant. Rachael is a Certified Orthodontist Assistant (C.O.A.), Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A), and infection control and CPR certified. She is also OSHA trained.

She and her husband, Tim, have been married 10 years. They have two children: Shelby, 14 and Matthew, 9. She and her family also have two dogs, Spike and Perceus! Rachael loves Cardinals baseball, Nascar, reading books, and watching movies.

Rachael likes interacting with her co-workers and the patients. Rachael said “she loves everything about her job!”


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