Our Team



Office Manager

I have worked with Dr. McCarthy for many years, and I can confidently say he is the best dentist I’ve ever worked with in the field. He continually grows as a dentist while constantly challenging himself and our team to improve.

Our team is small and caring by design. Sarah, our hygienist, is the best in her field: she is highly organized, gentle, and takes time to educate patients about oral hygiene. Candace, our chairside dental assistant, is also highly proficient: She ensures Dr. McCarthy has everything needed while keeping their patient comfortable.

I am proud to be part of this team and love that it’s allowed me to meet our wonderful patients and their families! Each of us enjoys being here to help each other put our patients first. Dentistry does not get any better than this.

I’ve worked in the dental field since 1972, am a certified dental assistant, and have worked with Dr. McCarthy since 1989. I oversee all front-desk duties, from welcoming patients to answering phones and setting appointments. I also set up and manage patient financials.

Outside of the office, I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach and hold a variety of certifications in the fitness industry. My passion in this field is going into clients’ homes to help them with functional living exercises. I have two daughters and each of them have two children. I am close to my family and am extremely proud and humbled by my daughters’ many accomplishments. I also am an avid dog lover and share my life with my two pugs.


Registered Dental Hygienist​

Being part of a compassionate, supportive team, and spending my days in a positive working environment, makes me excited to come to the office! Dr. McCarthy is an excellent dentist, and everyone here genuinely cares about our patients.

I started working in dentistry in 2010 as a dental assistant before completing a dental hygiene program. My goal as a hygienist is to give my patients a happy, healthy smile, empower them to improve their home oral hygiene and build a personal relationship with each.

I handle patient health screening, assess the patient’s oral health, and take digital X-rays. I also remove calculus and plaque from teeth, apply preventive materials to protect teeth, and offer patient education.

My time off is spent in the company of my two children and husband.


Chairside Dental Assistant

I love working with Dr. McCarthy and our team because we all coordinate well together. We are constantly working to ensure our patients are well cared for, and we are always laughing. I am genuinely grateful to be with such wonderful people every day.

I started in the dental field in 2012 and joined this office in 2015. I enjoy caring for our patients and making sure their dental experience is stress-free and full of smiles.

Staying chairside, I assist Dr. McCarthy with the procedure: acting as his second pair of hands and constantly checking that our patient is comfortable. I greet and seat people, prepare patients for their treatment, and explain what we’ll be doing. When finished, I offer home care instructions and check that our patient is pleased with how the visit went.

Born and raised in St. Louis, I now reside in rural Missouri with my fiancé. I enjoy views of nature off of our back porch and taking trips to the city for its everlasting charm and delicious food!