Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


 

Amanda Amanda

Clinical Director

Amanda assists Dr. Gust chairside with patients, takes records, and manages the clinical team. She is a native of Rialto, California and Stafford, Kansas and has been in general dentistry since 1994. She earned her certification in dental assisting in 1996 and expanded functions certification in 2004 for supragingival scaling. She joined the field of orthodontics as part of the Gust Orthodontics team in January of 2013.

Amanda's favorite part of orthodontics is getting to know our patients and creating an awesome environment for them to be in. She loves when patients complete treatment and see their “braceless” smile for the first time! Amanda enjoys working with Dr. Gust because of his kind and caring attitude towards his staff and patients.

Amanda and her husband Kelly 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.

 

Stephanie Stephanie

Clinical Assistant / Lab Technician

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 completed training courses in Basic Appliance and Retainer Fabrication, Orthodontic Lab Soldering, and Biostar Essix Retainer Fabrication from Great Lakes Orthodontics in New York.

Stephanie loves to watch patients grow in the practice and see the end results of their orthodontic care and how it has changed their lives. 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.’”

Stephanie is a native of Ness City. She has a son Austin, husband Talmage “Bud” Brown, and a very spoiled Yorkie named Tal. Outside the office, she likes bowling, cooking, football, watching NASCAR, and visiting with family and friends.

 

Morgan Morgan

Clinical Assistant

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. Morgan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Hays State University and has several years of orthodontic assisting experience.

Morgan’s favorite thing about her job is getting to know our patients and seeing their smiles transform. She appreciates that Dr. Gust and our team have created a fun, enjoyable work environment where everyone feels at home.

Morgan and her husband Sam married in 2009 and have a daughter, Maisy. Aside from working at Gust Orthodontics, she also works for Eagle Communications, volunteers with music therapy for Hospice of Reno County, and serves on the Fox Theatre Board. She enjoys singing and writing music in her free time.

 

Pam Pam

Clinical Assistant

Pam assists Dr. Gust chairside and during new patient appointments. She 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 newfound 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. For Pam, no two patients are alike, and that makes each day exciting.

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! I also love my co-workers and being a part of a fun team.”

Pam is a native of Hillsboro, Kansas and has lived in Newton, Kansas since 2004. She has a son Quinn and a daughter Hailey. Outside of the office, Pam enjoys being outside doing yard work and gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Kayla Kayla

Clinical Assistant

Kayla assists Dr. Gust chairside with patients and during new patient appointments. She joined the field of orthodontics as part of the Gust Orthodontics team in 2012. Kayla enjoys the personal connection she creates with our patients and the community. It’s fun for her to get to know the whole family and see all the smiles at the end of treatment.

Kayla is a native of Pittsburg, Kansas. She and her husband Joel have a daughter Taylor and a son Tate. Their pets include Butch a Boston terrier mix and a small herd of Boer goats. Kayla’s free time is spent with her kids’ activities, church, 4H Club Community Leaders, outdoors, and with family and friends.

 

Vanessa Vanessa

Insurance Coordinator

Vanessa is responsible for scheduling patient appointments and filing insurance claims. 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 patients after they have achieved a perfect smile. She enjoys working for Dr. Gust because “he is the friendliest, most caring individual who does beautiful work while striving 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 is a native of Haven and has lived in Hutchinson since 2000. She has been happily married to her husband Jeremy since 2003, and they have three amazing children, Jordan, Laynee, and Corbyn. Vanessa and her family live on a farm with five horses, two goats, and lots of chickens, ducks, and barn kitties. They love the outdoors; most weekend you will find them hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, or kayaking.

 

Terri Terri

Financial Manager

Terri is responsible for all aspects of our office’s financials and collections. She was born and raised in Hutchinson and has been with our team since April 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 been married for more than 35 years. They have three children — Matthew, Alex, and Katie — daughter-in-law Jessica, and grandson Jeffrey, as well as two dogs Lucy (Yorkie) and Fred (Poodle Maltese mix).

Terri has a great love for perennial gardening and enjoys reading, crafting, and decorating. More than anything, she loves spending time with her new grandson, family, and good friends. Terri is also very involved in her Catholic faith and the community. She volunteers at the local resource center for the Annual Christmas Angel tree program, and has worked with Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society, Red Cross, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program. 

 

Stephanie S.

Clinical Assistant

Stephanie began her career in dentistry in 2011 after completing her dental assisting education in 2010. She began in the field of orthodontics with Dr. Gust in March 2017. Stephanie assists Dr. Gust with patient care, including taking diagnostic X-rays and records, and makes sure her patients feel comfortable during their visits.

Stephanie finds great satisfaction in interacting with patients, getting to know them, and helping them through their procedures with great success. She also enjoys working with Dr. Gust and the team, saying, “They’re all great! Each one cares about the patients and each other, and Dr. Gust is great at what he does—making amazing smiles!”

Stephanie is married with three children. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, watch her kids in their sports and other activities, crochet, and run.

 

Ann

Front Desk Coordinator

Ann is responsible for managing all business aspects of each of our office, in addition to coordinating all patient contracts and finances. She joined Gust Orthodontics in 2016 with more than 25 years of experience in the dental field. Even after so many years, seeing patients’ excitement and how pleased they are with their new smiles at the end of treatment never gets old!

Ann loves working for Dr. Gust because of his sincere appreciation and kindness that he shows to his staff and the passion he has for orthodontics. She also appreciates coming to work every day with to a team who have become wonderful friends.

Ann was raised in the small town of Little River, KS, but has called Hutchinson home since 1987. She is married to Rene and has two daughters, two amazing sons-in-law, and a handful of grandchildren who melt her heart! In her spare time, Ann loves spending time with family and friends, going to her grandchildren's sporting events, staying active with her church, and watching KU Basketball!

 

Leslie

Clinical Assistant

Leslie joined Gust Orthodontics in 2017, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in orthodontics. She assists Dr. Gust at chairside, working hands on with the patients to help create beautiful smiles. Leslie’s favorite part of being a clinical assistant is seeing patients' reactions when they get their braces removed. The smiles are priceless!

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