Our Staff

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Tonya – Scheduling Coordinator
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Tonya is our scheduling coordinator/dental assistant and has been a part of the team since 2015. She graduated from the Platt Dental Assisting Program in May 2000. Tonya has prior experience in all aspects of the dental office, as well as both general dentistry and orthodontic chair side dental assisting. She is married and has two children. Tonya enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, doing DIY projects and is active within her Seminole tribal culture.

Rita – Scheduling Coordinator
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Rita is our scheduling coordinator. She has been a part of the Elassal team since 2005. She is skilled and well versed in scheduling to accommodate our patient’s needs. When not at work, Rita enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, decorating, shopping, fishing with her husband, and spending time with friends.

Ashley – Financial and Insurance CoordinatorAshley 3 cropped

Ashley is our financial and insurance coordinator. She makes it her top priority to ensure our patients financial and insurance needs are taken care of. Ashley has been part of our team since 2007. She is certified in coronal polishing and radiation. Ashley enjoys playing with her daughters, Olivia and Randi, gardening and playing with her three dogs. She and her husband, Jason, are avid outdoorsmen. They enjoy hunting and fishing together.

Francis – Treatment Coordinator
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Francis is our treatment coordinator. She has over 30 years of dental experience. She has been a part of Elassal Orthodontics since 1986. Francis works hand in hand with all new patients, as well as current patients who are ready to start treatment. She is certified in radiation. Her main goal is to ensure all patients have knowledge of treatment. Francis enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working on craft projects, and volunteering.

Lisa – Orthodontic Clinical AssistantLisa 1 cropped

Lisa has been an orthodontic assistant since 1998. She has been with our team since 2012. Lisa enjoys getting to know our patients and she says “Watching the smile transformation process firsthand is what fuels my passion for dentistry!” She is certified in coronal polishing and radiation. Lisa enjoys cooking, gardening, and loves laughing! America's Funniest Home Videos is her favorite TV show!

Kim – Orthodontic Clinical Assistant
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Kim has been with Dr. Elassal since 2009 and is part of our clinical assistant team. She received her training from Moore Norman Technology center and graduated in 2009 with a CDA. Kim is certified in coronal polishing, radiation, nitrous oxide and sealant placement. Kim loves watching OKC Thunder and OU play. When not at work, Kim loves camping and spending time with her family.

Kenita – Orthodontic Clinical Assistant

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Kenita is our newest team member. She came highly recommended and we are so excited to have her as part of the Elassal team. Kenita graduated from ATI Dental Assisting program in 2008 and she loves being a part of every patients smile transformation. Kenita is certified in coronal polishing, radiation, nitrous oxide and sealant placement. When she’s not working, Kenita enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, and reading.

Janice - Ordering and Inventory

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Janice has been with Elassal Orthodontics since 1994.  She was a clinical orthodontic assistant.  She left for four years due to her family being stationed in Germany.  Janice returned in 2002 from Germany and continued assisting until 2016 when her main focus became ordering and Inventory.  When not working, Janice enjoys sewing and decorative painting, but her most favorite activity is face timing with her grandchildren in Wyoming.

 

Jerra – Lab Technician
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Jerra has been with Dr. Elassal since 1995. She is our lab technician and part of our clinical assistant team. Jerra is certified in coronal polishing and radiation. When not working, she loves to ride her Harley, bake, plant flowers, and work in the yard. She has three daughters and six grandchildren. Jerra loves volunteering in the Clothes Closet at her church.

Patti – Lab Technician
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Patti is our lab technician and has been a part of the team since 2014. She had 15 years of experience of working, prior to taking time off to raise her two children. We are very fortunate that she decided to return to work in September 2014. Patti enjoys watching her daughter run track and having free time to do other things.