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Meet The Camdenton, Lebanon & Waynesville Orthodontic Team Of Stryker Orthodontics



Our Camdenton, Lebanon and Waynesville orthodontic teams are committed to working together to help create beautiful smiles in a fun and caring environment.


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Shellee Bertram – Treatment Coordinator, Marketing Team Lead & Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistantshellee bertram of stryker orthodontics

Shellee Bertram is one of our Treatment Coordinators. She has been with Stryker Orthodontics since May 1994 when the practice opened. She has worked in the dental field for over 30 years. Her experience and caring attitude is brought to each initial exam and allows the patients and their families to feel comfortable with their decision to start treatment with our office. Shellee and her husband, Dave, have three sons, Logan, Matt and Colin, a daughter, Callee-Mae, and two precious grandsons. When Shellee has spare time, she enjoys reading, going wine tasting, sewing and cooking.

Fun Fact: She makes weighted blankets for kids with autism through Project Linus.

Denise Hendrix – Clinical Operations Team Lead & Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

denise hendrix of stryker orthodonticsDenise Hendrix has been with Stryker Orthodontics since May 1996. She is our Lab Technician and resident birthday cake baker. Consequently, she makes sure that Dr. Stryker and all the team members have their favorite cake or pie for their birthdays. She married her husband in 1983. They have two amazing boys, Jory and Nicholas. She loves to read, garden, sew, paint and cook. If anyone knows Denise, they are aware she can’t sit still for very long.

Fun Fact: Christmas is the BEST time of the year. She LOVES the snow and LOVES to decorate. She has 26 Christmas trees in her house at Christmas!

Cheryl Amos – Treatment Coordinator

cheryl amos of stryker orthodonticsCheryl Amos is one of our Treatment Coordinators. Her dental career began with the Stryker Orthodontic team in 1998. Her experience and personable touch helps keep our office running smoothly. Cheryl and her husband, Joe, live on a farm and raise Limousine cattle. Cheryl’s son, Josh, his wife, Megan, and their two sons live close by, as well as her daughter, Jessica. They all love stopping by for a home-cooked meal. Outside the office, she can be found spending her time scrapbooking, gardening, camping and going to the beach!

“I truly love being in a place every day that has such a positive impact on my life and our patients’ lives. Dr. Stryker is a wonderful and caring employer, and my co-workers are like my extended family.”

Melinda Mertens – Waynesville Orthodontic Office Coordinator

melinda mertens of stryker orthodonticsMelinda Mertens is the Office Coordinator for our Waynesville orthodontic office. She came to Stryker Orthodontics in November 2004. Melinda and her husband, Scott, have four active sons, Tanner, Eli, Aiden, and Jude. Melinda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending church and watching her boys play soccer.

“Working for Ross and Mary Stryker is one of the best things that has happened to me! I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing couple with outstanding morals!”

Mindi Russell – Clinical Coordinator & Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

mindi russell of stryker orthodonticsMindi Russell has been an Orthodontic Assistant with Stryker Orthodontics since December 2000. She loves working directly with the patients and has her own way of making each patient feel like they are her favorite. Mindi and her husband, Tommy, have been married since February 1991. They have three sons; Nathan, Brennan and Tyler. Her family is growing fast, she now has 3 grandchildren, Maddie , Rylan and Case. In Mindi’s spare time, she likes to cook, clean, landscape and spend time with the most spoiled Yorkie in the world named Max!

“I absolutely love my job! Working for the best orthodontist and having a great team makes coming to work fun. It gives me a rewarding feeling seeing the patients before, during and after treatment and knowing how much we have changed someone’s life.”

Marla Laval – Financial Team Lead

marla laval of stryker orthodonticsMarla Laval is our Financial Team Lead. She will be happy to help you with any financial questions that you might have along your journey to a beautiful smile. Marla has been with the Stryker Orthodontics team since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Steven, daughter Olivia, son Bryce and daughter-in-law Patty. Marla also loves cooking delicious, healthy snacks for the whole team. She also likes to spend a few quiet minutes in the morning with a cup of hot tea and the Bible.

Fun Fact: Dr. Stryker and the team always look forward to the days when Marla brings in one of her wonderful desserts to share with all.

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer

Sherri Kuelker – Camdenton Office Coordinator

sherri kuelker of camdenton orthodontic officeSherri Kuelker is our Office Coordinator in the Camdenton office. She came to Stryker Orthodontics in 2014, after 14 years in an optometrist office. Sherri lives in Osage Beach with her husband, Tom. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Sherri loves fishing and spending time with her family at the beach.

“I have been in this office many years with my daughter as a patient. I always thought it would be a great place to work. As the Orthodontics Office Coordinator, I can now truly say that it is!”

Melanie Feeney – Practice Team Lead

melanie feeney of stryker orthodonticsMelanie began her dental career with Stryker Orthodontics in March 2011. She is our Office Team Lead for all locations. She also assists in insurance billing and accounts receivable. Melanie’s husband, Matt, is a John Deere Sales Representative at Larson Farm and Lawn. They have a wonderful son, Luke, who has been the reason for their proudest moments. Melanie loves being at home or spending time with friends and family. She enjoys life to its fullest.

Fun Facts: Likes Sci-Fi movies Dislikes: Meat except for hamburger, just like her sister Melinda Mertens who is also a part of the Stryker Team!

Stephanie Williams – Scheduling Coordinator & Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

stephanie williams of stryker orthodonticsStephanie Williams joined the practice in November 2012 as an Orthodontic Assistant. “Lil bit” as she is lovingly referred to, lives in Lebanon with her two daughters, Mya and Makayla, and her son, Ki. Stephanie loves being outside with her family, and we love hearing the funny stories about the things her kids do and say!

Fun Facts: Stephanie says that someday when her kids are raised, she will have time for fun… we have a few things to teach this girl!

Sonia Venable – Invisalign Coordinator & Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

sonia venable of stryker orthodonticsSonia Venable started with us in July 2012 as an Orthodontic Assistant. She resides in Hartville, Missouri with her son, Morgan. While she is soft spoken in nature, she keeps us laughing. She loves making crafts, sewing and spending time with her family and friends.

Fun Facts: We all get a kick out of having Sonia order our Mexican food in Spanish when we go out to lunch – sometimes we wonder “What is she really telling the waiter?”

Stephanie Lee Justice – Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

stephanie lee justice of stryker orthodonticsStephanie Lee joined the Stryker team in November 2014 working in sterilization and is now an orthodontic assistant. In her spare time, Stephanie loves taking photos and spending time with her husband, Thayer and son, Greyson. On her days off, you will find Stephanie spending time with family, binge watching Netflix, and loving on her dogs, Lexi and Neeko.

“Joining the Stryker team was a dream that I had every since I was a patient of Dr. Stryker’s years ago. Now that I’m on the team, I value every single part of this office even more than I did back then! What an AWESOME team!”

Tara Vaughan – Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

tara vaughan of stryker orthodonticsTara Vaughan joined the Stryker team in January 2015 as an orthodontic assistant. Before she started here, she was an assistant manager at Maurices in Lebanon. Tara lives in Competition with her two cats…she might be a crazy cat lady! In her spare time you’ll catch her binge-watching the newest series on Netflix, or sitting outside by her fire pit.

“After wanting to work at Stryker Orthodontics for YEARS, even when I was a patient, I finally got this awesome opportunity to work with the greatest team in the world. I enjoy every bit of it!”

Roseanne Newsom – Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

roseanne newsom of stryker orthodonticsRoseanne Newsom joined Stryker Orthodontics in January 2015 as an orthodontic assistant. Prior to joining our team Roseanne worked as a dental assistant for a general dentist. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin she now lives in Waynesville, MO. with her husband Brian and their two children, Madelyn and Tyler. We are proud of Rosanne and her family for their service to our country as a military family. Brian serves in the United States Marine Corp.

“We have so much fun here, I look forward to coming to work every day! This is the best team of people to work with.”

Laura North – Sterilization Technician

laura north of stryker orthodonticsLaura North became a part of the Stryker team in June 2015 as a sterilization technician. Her experience from working at Mercy Hospital, for the past nine years, made her a perfect fit for the job. Laura loves spending time with her husband, Greg, and their three children, Adria, Aaron, and Aurora. Laura enjoys getting together with friends, shopping, working out, and the occasional Netflix binge.

“My first experience at Stryker Orthodontics was as moral support for a friend that was being seen at the office. There was this amazing positive energy! We both left there in an even better mood than when we went in! I’m so excited and thrilled to be a part of such an exceptional team!”

Amy Jones – Record Technician & Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

amy jones of stryker orthodonticsAmy Jones joined the Stryker team as a Diagnostic Records Technician in November 2015. Her and her husband, Jeremy, have four children. Her children are everything to her and she loves acting silly with all of them.  For twenty years, Amy has had a passion for fitness. As a result, she loves to help guide people on their journeys to fitness and to help them find their passion for it, like she has done.

“I am so excited to be part of the amazing Stryker team and LOVE that I instantly gained a ton of new friends in my coworkers!”

Emmaly Henderson – Schedule Coordinator

emmaly dukes of stryker orthodonticsEmmaly started with Stryker Orthodontics in July 2016 as a scheduling cordinator and front desk receptionist. She says that even after her FIRST WEEK with our team, she knew she was right at home because of how extremely helpful everyone is and she also loves the Stryker teams’ infamous ENERGY! She recently married the love of her life, Aaron Henderson, who is a lineman at Laclede Electric Cooperative. When she is not at her Stryker home, Emmaly enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. And she says, “Of course, I also love to shop any chance that I get!” Emmaly has a bright personality and we are thrilled to have her sharing it with all of her new teammates.

Alyssa Dyer – Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistant

alyssa dyer of stryker orthodonticsAlyssa joined the Stryker Orthodontics in September 2016 as an orthodontic assistant. She had previously worked as a registered dental assistant in an oral surgery office in Cleveland, Tennessee. Alyssa received her dental assisting degree from Chattanooga State Community College in 2015. She is originally from Camdenton, Missouri, where she now lives with her husband, Garrett, their new baby girl, and their two dogs. Alyssa likes to attend concerts, spend time with friends and be outdoors.

Fun Fact: Alyssa was a patient at Stryker Orthodontics as a teenager! She had impacted cuspids and is congenitally missing two teeth. Check out how amazing her smile is after her Stryker experience!

Want to become a part of the Stryker Orthodontics Team?

We have 3 orthodontic offices, including a Lebanon orthodontic office, a Waynesville orthodontic office and a Camdenton orthodontic office. We are always accepting applications for any openings we may have now or in the future. Lack of experience is not a barrier. You bring a positive attitude and a strong work ethic, and we will provide an excellent training program!

Our office has an upbeat atmosphere with a great group of team members and a caring orthodontist. A great benefit package is offered with a chance for raises and bonuses after your training period. Our team takes one or two educational trips each year to fun and exciting places. Send your resume or application today by Fax: 417-532-9526, online or by mail to: PO Box 1193 Lebanon, MO 65536.

We are always accepting applications. Click here to download an employee application.

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Lebanon Orthodontic Office
590 Lynn St. (North Highway 5)
Lebanon, MO 65536
Monday through Friday, 8:00a - 5:00p


Waynesville Orthodontic Office
100 Lafayette Cir.
Waynesville, MO 65583
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Camdenton Orthodontic Office
293 E. Hwy. 54, Suite 102
Camdenton, MO 65020
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