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 & 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 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 & 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.
Meet the Team

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 & 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 & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My favorite part about working for Dr. P 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 & Uncommon Orthodontics? I absolutely love my team and have learned so much from working here. 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!
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 & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    Dr. Pickard 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 & 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!
  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.
Uncommon Orthodontics team Cassie

Meet the Uncommon Team: Cassie

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My role at Uncommon Orthodontics is Administrative Assistant. 
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    My favorite part about working for Uncommon Orthodontics is getting a chance to help patients and meet new people. 
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I did have braces when I was 16 years old. 
  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 a Worship Leader and Children's Pastor at Destiny Church in Joplin, MO. 
  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 at Uncommon Orthodontics, I would want it to be Blake Shelton.
  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 pet dog, a maltipoo named Tango. 
  7. What job could you never do?
    I could never be an ER nurse. 
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The last movie I watched was Big Hero 6, with my seven year-old son. 
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    The celebrity with the best teeth is Halle Berry. 
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    I love the Joplin area because it still has a small-town feel, but still offers a lot of different options.  
Ashley with Uncommon Orthodontics

Meet the Uncommon Team: Ashley

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I provide After Hours Customer Care. 
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    I love that they do all of their work with excellence and the positive environment. 
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    Yes I had braces when I was 12 years old. 
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I am a born and raised Texan. 
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    Will Farrell would be fun. 
  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 toy poodles: Cammie and Lulu. 
  7. What job could you never do?
    I could never be a chef. 
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    The Butler 
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    Halle Berry 
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    I love how friendly the people are in Joplin.
Uncommon Team Member Faith discusses braces

Meet the Uncommon Team: Faith

  1. What is your role at Uncommon Orthodontics?
    Dental Assistant 
  2. What is your favorite part about working for Dr. P & Uncommon Orthodontics?
    What is not to love about Uncommon Orthodontics? 
  3. Have you ever had braces? If so, how old were you?
    I'm proudly sporting Uncommon braces at the age of 29.  This is my first experience with braces. 
  4. What is one thing that not many people know about you?
    I'm terrified of automatic car washes. 
  5. If you could have any celebrity be a patient of Uncommon Orthodontics who would you want it to be?
    Blake Shelton.  I'd never get anything done though. He's hilarious. 
  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 three dogs. A Pomeranian named Kaylee, a Yorkie named Toodles, and a Golden Retriever named Biscuit. 
  7. What job could you never do?
    Respiratory Therapy. 
  8. What is the last movie you watched?
    23 Jump Street 
  9. What celebrity has the best teeth?
    Luke Bryan has a gorgeous smile! 
  10. What do you love about the Joplin area?
    I love the small town feel, but that it is also big enough to offer lots of shopping and eating options.