Meet the Staff at Willard Family Dental
Kim Grant RDH
Kim has been with the office since 1988. She graduated in 1987 from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin with a degree in dental hygiene and is a member of the Greater Springfield Dental Hygiene Association as well as the American Dental Hygiene Association. She splits her time at the office between clinical dental hygiene and administrative duties.
She is married to David and has two children and three grandchildren. She is also a nationally registered paramedic and has volunteered with area fire departments since 1990.
Jennifer Nelson RDH
Jennifer graduated from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 1997 and has been with the office since 2015. She has 5 children and 4 grandchildren.
On her off hours, she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, floating and grilling. Indoor activities center around food and drink. Microbreweries, sushi, Jimms Steakhouse, Basil and Bourbon in Bolivar are among her favorites.
Tami Sherwood CDA
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 has two children and 4 grandchildren. Tami enjoys cake decorating and has decided that is what she wants to do when she grows up.
Anita Beasley EFDA
Anita is an expanded functions dental assistant. She graduated from the OTC Dental Assisting Program in 1987 and began working at the office 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 and Bryan have two children – both married and live in the area. She enjoys gardening, cake decorating, and watching her children participate in car shows.
Tracy Curry, Administrative Assistant
Tracy, Dr. Harris’s wife, joined the team January 1, 2021. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. Loves bicycling and walking their dog Grace. She also is active in her church and nursery and is involved with Bible study as well.
Vicki Knight, Administrative Assistant
Vicki has worked processing medical, dental and vision claims for over 20 years. She is new to our front office team.
She has been married to Mark since 2008 and together they have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Shopping is her favorite past time even if it is just window shopping. She enjoys spending time at home and church. She and Mark are members of Northside Christian Church.