Financial and Insurance Coordinator
Building relationships with our patients, keeping up with what’s happening in their lives, and developing real friendships with them is the best part of my work. I’m one of the first people you’ll see when you come into our practice, and I’ll greet you with a smile. I also answer the phones, schedule appointments, help our patients make financial arrangements, and process insurance claims.
After work you’ll find me with my husband, Josh, and our rescued dog, Lanie. I am a preschool Sunday school teacher and enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Of course, I love the Cubs, the Bears, and Illini football!
I try to make a connection with our patients, learning about their hobbies and interests. I really like working with the younger patients, making them feel comfortable and encouraging them every step of the way. It’s wonderful when I hear them ask when they get to come back with a big smile on their faces. A lot of my work here involves assisting Dr. Brucker with procedures. I also order our dental materials, perform lab work, take x-rays, and review treatment plans with our patients.
In my personal life, I have been blessed with many siblings who have, in turn, given my many wonderful nieces and nephews whom I love to spoil! I enjoy reading, gardening, hunting, shooting, traveling, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Meeting and building relationships with our patients is very rewarding. Each is interesting and has great stories to tell. My duties at our practice include assisting Dr. Brucker, performing lab work, taking x-rays, reviewing treatment plans with our patients, and performing sterilization procedures.
My personal life is kept full, as I am the middle child of a large farming family. I enjoy reading, singing, traveling, and spending time with my amazing family! I find my relationship with Jesus Christ, my savior, the most important aspect of my life. I’m looking forward to meeting Him someday – face to face!
I love meeting our patients that come into the office each day and being able to get to know them on a personal level. My work here involves assisting Dr. Brucker with procedures, performing lab work, taking x-rays, reviewing treatment plans with our patients and performing sterilization procedures.
My personal life is kept full, as I am the oldest child in a family of ten. My family farms and raises hogs so when I’m not working at the office, you can find me working on the farm and spending time with my family. I also love playing my guitar, singing, reading, horseback riding, and hanging out with my friends. My relationship with my personal savior, Jesus Christ, is the most important part of my life. I am a member of the Forrest Apostolic Christian Church and enjoy doing many activities with my church’s single group.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Some of my many responsibilities include cleaning and polishing teeth, giving patient education, and delivering anesthetic, but my most important role is making sure our patients leave the office with a happy, healthy a smile. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level and seeing their oral health improve because of the information I have given them. It is very rewarding to make such a big difference in their lives. Our office staff is my second family, and we work really hard to treat each other, and our patients, like family.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Matt, who co-owns Kilgus Dairy. I have three outgoing children; Kamber, Collin, and Kelsey who help us on the farm. We are very active in our church and its services. I teach pre-school Sunday school, and we participate in an adult Bible study. I am also active with the Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Farmers group.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I love getting to know our patients on an individual level and working with them to achieve great oral health. A lot of my work involves patient education, but I also perform cleaning, give periodontal and fluoride treatments, place sealants, and am certified to give dental anesthesia.
I live in Champaign with my husband, Travis, daughter Taylor, and dog, Petey. We enjoy outdoor activities, especially boating, camping, Illini football, and MLB baseball.
Registered Dental Hygienist
The best part of my job is when patients show improvement in their oral health because of the advice that I gave to them. It makes them feel better about themselves and makes me feel good because I’ve truly helped improve their health and, in the long run, their quality of life. I go home at night with a smile on my face, because my work allows me to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.
My personal life includes my husband of more than 30 years, Tom. We have two children, Melissa who is married to Dwayne, and Justin, who is married to Emily. In February 2014 our family was blessed with the birth of Cayden Jay, Justin and Emily’s son. Our family also includes two dogs, Molly and Bailey. I enjoy boating with my family, walking with my daughter and the dogs, shopping, being with my family and our friends, and going on cruises. I am an active member of the Loda United Methodist Church where I serve as the recording secretary for the Administrative Council.
Making a connection with patients is most important to me. Much of my work involves interacting with the patients from greeting them when they arrive to answering phone calls. My other responsibilities include scheduling, social media maintenance, marketing and setting up financial arrangements.
After work, I go home to my husband, Phil, 2 kids, Connor and Lexi, dog Addie, and cat Toby. My family and I live right here in Gibson City. Love spending time together, going to the park, watching movies. You will always find us in church on Sunday.