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.


Clinical Supervisor

Jenni graduated from Omaha College of Health Careers. She has been working as a certified orthodontic assistant for 40 years, with a brief hiatus to raise her three daughters. Jenni’s many skills include chairside assisting, retainer fabrication, and inventory control. She has been performing these tasks for Dr. Stafford for more than two decades.

Family and friends play a huge part in Jenni’s away-from-work activities.


Financial Coordinator

Deanna has been in the dental profession for more than 20 years. She started as a dental assistant and moved into financial roles. She is responsible for contract implementation, insurance filing, and patient scheduling. She has worked at Stafford Orthodontics since June 2014.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, is a Hawkeye and Chiefs fan, and is very active in community theater.


Clinical Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

Katherine comes to Stafford Orthodontics with 25 plus years of orthodontic experience. She has been a member of the Stafford Orthodontics team for 3 years.  She loves that she has had a part in making the patients' smiles beautiful.

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys reading, crafts, camping, motorcycle riding and spending time with friends and family.


Clinical Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

Ami grew up in Earlham, Iowa and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 1999 with her Dental Assisting degree.  Ami joined Stafford Orthodontics in October 2020.  She loves the patient interactions and seeing their smiling faces each day.

In her spare time, Ami loves spending time with her husband, Kyl and running with three crazy kids, Payson, Zoe and Scarlet.


Clinical Assistant

Betty works with Dr. Stafford in our Atlantic office. She has been with Dr. Stafford since 1995. She is a registered chairside expanded duty assistant.

Betty enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, daughter-in-law, and grand-dogs. She is a great Iowa Hawkeye fan.

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