Clinical Assistant/Lab Director
Stephanie assists the doctor chairside with patients, takes records, and manages all lab work (setting up indirect bonding models, fabricating records models, making retainers and appliances, etc.). She has worked in the field of orthodontics since 1999, and she loves to watch patients grow in the practice and see the end results of their orthodontic care and how it has changed their lives. Stephanie completed training courses in Basic Appliance and Retainer Fabrication, Orthodontic Lab Soldering, and Biostar Essix Retainer Fabrication from Great Lakes Orthodontics in New York. Her favorite thing about working with Dr. Gust is that he loves to have fun with both patients and staff. "He is always more than willing to answer any and all questions I might have about a patient's care or about an appliance I am fabricating," she says. "I also love that he includes the staff in the patient's care by thoroughly discussing their treatment with us. He always goes the extra mile to make sure the patient's smile is perfection. We definitely live up to our motto of 'beautiful smiles, exceptional care'." About her job, she says, "I love being a part of our patients' lives and making their smiles beautiful! I learn something new every day and, of course, I love doing lab work!" She's a native of Ness City and has a son, Austin. Outside the office Stephanie likes bowling, cooking, football, watching NASCAR, and visiting with family and friends.
Jennifer assists Dr. Gust chairside with patients and during new patient appointments, manages the clinical team, orders all supplies, and helps manage the schedule in the treatment room. She is a native of Hutchinson and has been in general dentistry since 2000. She joined the field of orthodontics as part of the Gust Orthodontics team in January of 2011. Jennifer's favorite part of orthodontics is the transformation of smiles. She loves "getting to know each and every one of our patients and helping them achieve the perfect smile they deserve!" Jennifer says Dr. Gust "is an awesome doctor" who strives to "make sure people have a perfect result." Jennifer and her husband, Todd, have twin boys, Talon and Cohen, and a daughter, Nataleigh. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family, and going to the lake.
Morgan assists Dr. Gust chairside with patients and takes records. She is a native of Hutchinson and has been in the field of orthodontics since 2002.
Kayla assists Dr. Gust chairside with patients and during new patient appointments. She is a native of Pittsburg, Kansas. She joined the field of orthodontics as part of the Gust Orthodontics team in 2012. Kayla and her husband, Joel, have a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Tate.
Amanda assists Dr. Gust chairside with patients and takes records. She is a native of Tialto, California and Stafford, Kansas and has been in general dentistry since 1994. She joined the field of orthodontics as part of the Gust Orthodontics team in January of 2013. Amanda's favorite part of orthodontics is seeing the transformation of smiles. She loves "when patients complete treatment and see their 'braceless' smile for the first time!" Amanda says she enjoys working with Dr. Gust because of his "kind and caring attitude towards his staff and patients." Amanda and her husband, Kelly, together have three children, Kaden, Kailey, and Aidan. In her free time, Amanda enjoys being with family and friends, going to the lake, camping, attending her children's sporting events and activities, and caring for her dogs.
Pam assists Dr. Gust chairside and takes records. She is a native of Hillsboro, Kansas and has lived in Newton, Kansas since 2004. Pam has been in general dentistry since 2004 and joined the field of orthodontics as part of the Gust Orthodontics team in June of 2013. Her favorite thing about orthodontics is "seeing the new found confidence that a beautiful smile can bring." She also enjoys when "someone who was once 'afraid' or ashamed to smile is now unable to stop smiling after treatment is complete." About Dr. Gust, Pam says, "He is compassionate and caring towards all patients as well as to staff. He takes great pride in his work to make sure every patient achieves a 'perfect' smile!" She also loves her co-workers and loves "being a part of a fun team." Pam has a son, Quinn, and a daughter, Hailey. Outside of the office, Pam enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and sewing.
Sarah is responsible for managing all aspects of each of our offices. In addition to her duties as Office Manager, Sarah is also responsible for coordinating all patient contracts and finances. She is a native of Satanta, Kansas and joined our team in 2008. Her favorite thing about her job is seeing the before and after pictures when a patient completes treatment. She says, "It's amazing to see what Dr. Gust can do and it's fun to see the patient's reaction when they see the results." About Dr. Gust, Sarah says, "It is wonderful to work for someone who loves what they do. He makes work fun and I learn new things every day." Sarah and her husband, Steve, have lived in Hutchinson since May 2008. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, watching college basketball, playing with her dog, Leo, and traveling.
Scheduling and Insurance Coordinator
Vanessa is responsible for scheduling patient appointments and filing insurance claims. She is a native of Haven and has lived in Hutchinson since 2000. She has worked in dentistry since 2004 and joined the Gust Orthodontics team in February 2011. Vanessa's favorite part of orthodontics is seeing the confidence in each patient after they have achieved a perfect smile. She enjoys working for Dr. Gust because "he is the friendliest, most caring individual who strives for perfection in his field. It is a wonderful thing to work for someone who cares so much for his patients and staff." She also loves working with "wonderful people and patients" each day. Vanessa and her husband, Jeremy, together have three children. Outside of the office, she and her family enjoy all aspects of being outdoors from camping and hiking to boating and kayaking. Vanessa also enjoys antiquing and spending time with her four horses that she trailrides and shows.
Patient Accounts Coordinator
Terri is responsible for managing all patient accounts. She was born and raised in Hutchinson and has been with our team since April of 2008. Terri's favorite aspect of orthodontics is "watching the transformation of the patients' smiles and how it can change their lives." She says Dr. Gust "is an amazing orthodontist" and she loves "the wonderful way he treats his patients and employees and the joy he shows when he completes a patient's new smile!" Terri's favorite things about her job are working with a wonderful orthodontist and a great team. Terri and her husband, Al, have two sons, Matthew and Alex, and a daughter, Katie. Outside of the office, Terri enjoys spending time with family, gardening, reading, and being involved in church and school activities.