Meet the Staff at Ernest E. Curry & James C. Jordan, D.D.S., L.L.P.
Deb: Office Manager
Debbie started working at the office in 1984. Her first job was as a dental assistant then moved to the front desk in 1986. She’s been in the dental field since 1977. One of the most enjoyable parts of her job is meeting new people and getting to know patients on a personal level.
She has been happily married to Joe for over 41 years, she’s been blessed with two children, two grandsons and a granddaughter whom she enjoys spending her spare time with.
Debbie enjoys photography and crocheting.
Kim has worked at the office since 1988. She graduated in 1987 from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin with a degree in Dental Hygiene and is an active member of the Greater Springfield Dental Hygiene Association. Kim is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and splits her time at the office between clinical dental hygiene and administrative duties at the front desk.
She is also a licensed paramedic and volunteers with the Ash Grove Fire Department. Kim is married to David and has two children, Jacob and Aiden.
Karla has enjoyed practicing dental hygiene since graduating from Missouri Southern State College in 1984. She enjoys teaching patients how to achieve a healthy smile that will last a lifetime and it is her goal for patients to not only enjoy but to look forward to their preventive dental visits.
Karla enjoys golfing, gardening, scuba diving, snow skiing, scrapbooking, traveling and spending time with her husband Ronnie and their 3 dogs.
Judy is a certified dental assistant and has worked with Dr. Powell for over 30 years. She graduated from Graff Vo-tech Dental assisting program in 1979 and worked for Dr. Powell until he retired in 2015.
She is a native of Southwest Missouri and enjoys the family atmosphere of our office. She strives to treat each patient like they are family.
Tami is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been on staff for over 30 years. She enjoys getting to know patients and making their appointment time as comfortable as possible.
Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs at the lake. Tami enjoys cake decorating and has decided that is what she wants to do when she grows up.
Anita is an expanded functions dental assistant, she graduated from the OTC Dental Assisting Program in 1987 and began working with Dr. Powell at that time.
After marrying Bryan in 1990, they relocated to Texarkana AR-TX where they lived for 19 years. Anita continued her dental assisting career as a registered dental assistant in Texarkana. In August of 2009, they moved back to Ash Grove and Anita is happy to be back with the dental office in which she began her dental career.
Anita is a wife and proud Mom of two wonderful children, Kayla & Cody. She enjoys gardening, cake decorating, and watching her children participate in car shows.
Robin: Administrative Assistant
Robin, a transplant from Arizona moved here to Springfield, MO. in 2014 with her husband, that is from Springfield but has been in Arizona for the last 20 years.
She has three children, ages 30, 27 and 14. Her youngest son is visually impaired and belongs to the St. Louis foundation for the blind. She has three dogs, that her husband says she loves more than him. She has been in the healthcare field since 1993.
In her spare time, her hobbies are spending time with family and friends and boating at their lake house on Table Rock Lake.
Meghan joined our practice in January of 2016. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene OTC Program. She also has her B.S. in Health Science from Drury College. She grew up in the area where she met her husband. They have 2 beautiful girls, 2 dogs, and a guinea pig. Her hobbies are reading, biking and spending her spare time with family.
Amanda is from the Springfield area. She graduated from OTC in December of 2003. She is a dental assistant and helps out at the front desk when needed. Amanda has been at our office since November of 2014.
Amanda married Justin in 2003, they have 2 children and 1 cat. She enjoys spending time with family and is an avid Cardinals & Chiefs fan.