Your Columbia, MO Dental Experts
Our entire Willett & Patton DDS team is dedicated to making you feel at home when you come to the dentist. We want to hear your dental goals and will help you achieve the oral health you need and desire. We can’t wait to meet you!
As one of the Front Desk Receptionists, Amy has been welcoming patients since 2001 and knows the importance of a sincere smile. But she also likes to keep things fun.
“I enjoy having fun as well as getting to know our patients. Often when I go to other doctor appointments, people don’t know who I am, there’s no personal exchange. I wouldn’t want to work there. If I didn’t have fun being here, I probably wouldn’t have lasted as long.”
Linda was Dr. Willett’s patient before joining his staff in 1996. For Linda, a comfortable office environment is important, but additionally she appreciates Dr. Willett’s trust in his staff.
“People seem to have a good feeling about our office – that it’s comfortable and welcoming. Of course Dr. Willett is also very good at what he does. I think we offer a real service here for people; educating them, helping them to see that taking care of their teeth is not just something you go do every few months.”
Stephanie received her Bachelors in Health Science at the University of Missouri in 2014, and has been a dental assistant for three years. During this time she became certified in the Expanded Functions for Restorative 1, Fixed Prosthetics, and Removable Prosthetics.
“I’m so grateful to have found an office that treats each other and their patients like family. I love being a dental assistant because I enjoy seeing people become more confident with their smile as well as improve their overall health!”
Erin Seitz received her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She joined the team in 2009 as a dental hygienist. Erin’s favorite part about working at Willett and Patton’s is the family environment.
“I love my co-workers and we have really amazing patients. Everyone here has a lot of sympathy and genuinely care about people. It’s a family feel, but there is still a focus on quality of work, as well as educating our patients.”
Libby Grantham graduated with her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry and has served as a dental hygienist with Dr. Willett since 1995. She also has a strong background in periodontics (gum disease).
“I appreciate the fact that Dr. Willett values us, as well us our knowledge and skills. He also cares about his patients and believes in doing everything with excellence. Everyone on staff is great.”
Michelle serves as a dental assistant to Dr. Patton. She is certified in the Expanded Functions for fixed prosthetics.
“I loved the staff even before I worked here because I was a patient first! Everyone strives for excellence in their job yet takes time to genuinely care for each person who passes through the door.”
Rebecca has been comforting anxious patients and working alongside Dr. Willett as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant since 1998. Rebecca enjoys the challenges and rewards of working in dentistry.
“It is one of my greatest joys to connect with each patient in a way that makes them feel welcome and comfortable in our office.”
Ashley Patton received her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2011. She chose to go to dental hygiene school while her husband, Dr. Chase Patton attended the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2009. Ashley was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri and is excited to be back in her hometown to serve the community. Her passion for people, genuine care for their oral health, and getting to know her patients is what she loves most about her job.
Sarah was born and raised in New York. She received her Bachelors degree in Communication from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has a passion for people and loves to greet patients in person and over the phone. Sarah is very happy to have joined the Willett and Patton family and has loved watching our patients dental anxieties disappear.
“It is such an amazing experience when we welcome patients into our office and they have a sigh of relief, it’s almost as if they are saying, “I’m home.” This office is filled with love and gentleness and it is such a blessing to work here.“
Dana Clemons has been working with Dr. Willett as a dental hygienist for nine years. She received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Missouri Southern State University.
“I enjoy building relationships with our patients and love seeing people walk out of the office with a healthier and more beautiful smile!”