Meet the Team: Stephanie

Meet the Team: Stephanie

Meet Stephanie, part of the team here at Uncommon Orthodontics! Check out these questions that Stephanie answered for us:

What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?

I am a dental assistant at Uncommon Orthodontics.

What is your favorite part about working for Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?

My favorite part about working with Dr. Jamie is that she is so sweet and cares about all of the patient’s needs throughout treatment.

Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?

I only had braces once, and that was for an orthodontist in Tulsa, OK when I was 20 so that I could have the “patient experience”. It was fun!


What is one thing that not many people know about you?

Most people do not know that I am originally from Texas and have moved around many times before settling down in Oklahoma, and now Missouri. Most people also do not know that I am super shy when not in my work atmosphere.

If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?

I think Adam Sandler would be great, and I am pretty sure that we would be rolling laughing at the end of his appointment.

Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?

I do not have any pets at this time. If we were going to get one, I would like another German Shepherd, or a baby monkey.

What job could you never do?

If I had to pick a job I could never do, I would have to pick be a singer. As much as I like to sing to my steering wheel, if you turn the radio down, it doesn’t come out like the singer’s voice.

What is the last movie you watched?

The last movie I watched was Toy Story, literally, I love the movie and so do my kids.

 What celebrity has the best teeth?

The celebrity I think has the best teeth would be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

What do you love about the Joplin area?

What I love most about the Joplin area is that there is plenty to do, lots of places to eat, and my family always has a great time!

Thank you for answering our questions! We look forward to the rest of your career at Uncommon Orthodontics!

If you want to know more about our team, check out our "Meet the Team" page.

Meet the Uncommon Team: Mendy

Meet the Uncommon Team: Mendy

1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My role is scheduling as administrative assistant.
2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    While, One of my favorite things is definitely the fun environment, I also, love watching our patients go through their smile transformation and see how much they grow in the process.
3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    Yes, I had braces in my early 20s.
4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I wanted to be a choreographer.
5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    My choice of celebrity patient would be Madonna.
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
    I have two cats: Ambry – who is 1-1/2 years old and Tori – who is 13 years old.
7. What job could you never do?
   Most of all, I could never be a surgeon because I am not a fan of blood or protruding body parts.
8. What is the last movie you watched?
    Probably the last movie I watched was Caddyshack.
9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    I think Bruno Mars has the best teeth.
10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    I love all of the great choices of restaurants in the Joplin area.
Meet Megan

Meet the Uncommon Team: Megan

1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I work in the Lab and in Sterilization.
2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    Dr. Jamie is so friendly and patient and everyone on the team genuinely loves what they do.
3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    Yes, I have them now!
4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I am terrified of horses.
5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    Tom Cruise, to fix his midline.
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
    Yes, a one-eyed cat named Nimbus.
7. What job could you never do?
    I could never be a Podiatrist... feet gross me out!
8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was Star Wars.
9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    I think Kasey Kahne has the perfect smile!
10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    The thing I love about Joplin is how close everyone is in the community and events that the town does like Third Thursday.
Meet Samantha at Uncommon Orthodontics

Meet the Uncommon Team: Samantha

1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I am an administrative Assistant working at the front desk.
2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I love how motivated everyone at Uncommon Orthodontics is to make everyone’s smile
    beautiful.
3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    Yes, I had braces at the age of 12.
4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I love to barrel race and be outdoors.
5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    I would love to have Channing Tatum as a patient.
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
    Yes, I have 4 horses: Tez, Cruise, Zandee, and Shadow. I also have a dog, Dixie, and a cat, Bob.
7. What job could you never do?
    I could never work at the Humane Society – I would want to take all the animals home with me.
8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was Pirates of the Carribean: Stranger Tides.
9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    I think Jennifer Anniston has great teeth!
10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    One of the things I love most about Joplin is how strong the community has become since
    the Tornado in 2013.
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Meet the Uncommon Team: Mayra

1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I work at the Front Desk and in Sterilization.
2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I like the amount of attention that is given to each patient and to the employees.
    This is a great place to work!
3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I have never had braces.
4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    Most people probably don’t know that I’m deathly afraid of cockroaches.
5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    If we could have any celebrity patient, I would want it to be Jimmy Fallon.
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?
    I have one pet, his name is Mario and he is a two year old lab.
7. What job could you never do?
    I could never be a bug exterminator.
8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was The Good Dinosaur.
9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    I think Kevin Heart has awesome teeth!
10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    Joplin has a lot of great restaurants, and I LOVE Sushi.
    My favorite place in Joplin to eat Sushi is Hans.
Meet the Uncommon Team: Amanda

Meet the Uncommon Team: Amanda

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My role at Uncommon Orthodontics is Administrative Assistant and New Patient Coordinator.
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie, and Uncommon Orthodontics is the way they make you feel like a family & acknowledge the hard work everyone does for our patients every day.
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I have braces right now! I am 29!
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    One thing that not many people know about me is that I am obsessed with prison documentaries!   
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    If I could have any celebrity as a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics it would have to be Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town, she has some lower crowding that could be fixed :)   
  6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?
    I do not have any pets but I would love to have a pot-belly pig!
  7. What job could you never do?
    I could never be a brain surgeon, that’s serious Science! 
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was Insurgent, very good series!
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    The celebrity with the best teeth is Jessica Alba
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    Joplin has so much that I love, the community is very close and you can feel it when you visit! I love all the restaurants in the area as well as the shopping and the Starbucks at almost every corner!  
Uncommon Team McKinzy

Meet the Uncommon Team: McKinzy

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    New Patient Coordinator 
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics? I absolutely love my team and have learned so much from Dr. Jamie. Unfortunately i have not had the chance to work with Dr. P yet, But i look forward to doing so! 
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    No 
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I am an obsessive cleaner! 
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    I don't know :-)
  6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?
    I have two dogs: Khaos and Luna. 
  7. What job could you never do?
    I could never work in a funeral home! 
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    Elmo Musical with my 2 year old son. 
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    Jennifer Anniston 
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    It is very relaxing and welcoming!
Meet the Uncommon Team: Sam

Meet the Uncommon Team: Sam

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My role at Uncommon Orthodontics started as New Patient Coordinator, but now I am a Dental Assistant working in the back.
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My favorite part about working for the doctors and company is the environment and how laid back it is.
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I have never had braces.
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    Most people don't know that I'm training for MMA.
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    If I could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics I would want it to be Michelle Obama.
  6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?
    I have a dog. He is a boxer and his name is Ruger.
  7. What job could you never do?
    A job that i could never do is a funeral home job.
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie that I watched was Fast 6.
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    Carrie Underwood has the best teeth.
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area? 
    The one thing that I love about the Joplin area is that it has a lot of food choices.
Joplin MO braces Magan

Meet the Uncommon Team: Magan

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    Financial Coordinator. I meet with all the New Patient, explain their treatment plan, explain our Uncommon financing, answer any questions they may have, and get them scheduled to start treatment.
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    Dr. Pickard, Dr. Signorino, and the entire Uncommon team are great to work with. I enjoy learning new things and working with a positive and motivating team.
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I never had braces.
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I served on the first sequestered jury trial for Jasper county in 2005.
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    Katy Perry
  6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?  If not, what pet would you like to have?
    We have 2 cats, Moe & Bear.
  7. What job could you never do?  
    Taxi Driver
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    American Sniper
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    Megan Fox
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    My family and friends are here.
Joplin braces Team Madison

Meet the Uncommon Team: Madison

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    New Patient Coordinator 
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P, Dr. Jamie & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I haven't had the opportunity to work with Dr. P all that much because he’s been out but I do look forward to it! Dr. Jamie is absolutely amazing. She is very understanding and patient. I have learned a lot from her. 
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    Yes, I have had braces. I was 15 years old. 
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I have lots of anxiety about everything. I over think every situation because I don't ever want to mess up, I want to do it right the first time. 
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    Someone that is funny because I love to laugh and it would make my job that much more enjoyable. 
  6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names? If not, what pet would you like to have?
    At the time no, but I would love to have another English Bull dog. 
  7. What job could you never do?
    A job I couldn't ever do would have to be dealing with septic 
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    American Sniper 
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    Carrie Underwood and Bruno Mars 
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    I like that it is a smaller town but there are still things to do to keep busy on the weekends although I am from Webb City and love that town more.