At Blackwell Dentistry, Dr. Neale is proud to have the ongoing support of such a capable, experienced, and friendly staff! Everyone brings their unique skills and passions to the practice while sharing the same goal of providing personalized, community-driven patient care. They can’t wait to get to know you and your family very well during your first appointment and hopefully many more to come. To learn more about each team member, keep reading below:
Jordan, Front Office Manager
Jordan has been with Blackwell Dentistry for over 4 years. Jordan is the Front Office Manager and ensures top quality service to all patients who enter the building. All her family is in Michigan which is where she calls “Home”. What Jordan loves most about Blackwell Dentistry is; the team atmosphere, community involvement, and the way Dr. Neale treats us all like family. When Jordan is away from the office, she can be found having game nights, traveling, working out or watching TV.
Dana, Patient Care Coordinator
Dana has been in the Dental Field for 17years; 8years with Blackwell Dentistry! She has had many years of training and certificates from several different scopes in Dentistry. From Implants to cleanings; she has seen it all. Her favorite thing about Blackwell Dentistry is helping people of all ages. “I have built friendships with patients and co-workers; very rewarding.” When Dana is away from the office she can be found enjoying “Lake time” with her friends and family. She will be married to her Husband Randy for 35 years in March of 2022. They have 3 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren.
Josh, Marketing Coordinator
Josh has been with Blackwell Dentistry for the last 3 years as the Marketing Director. He attended Southern Virginia University. The thing Josh enjoys most about Blackwell Dentistry is “working with a doctor who cares about patients more than everything and how much fun the office is.” When Josh is away from the office, he can be found golfing or with his Cat Finn. He also spends a lot of time networking in Kay County, going to all the Chamber events, and is shadowing to join a couple of nonprofit boards.
Jessica Ochoa, Receptionist
Jessica attended Advanced Dental Assistant Academy in 2019. She has also attended Cowley County Community College and Northern Oklahoma College. She has been with Blackwell Dentistry since 2019. The things Jessica enjoys most about being a part of Blackwell Dentistry are; the people she works with, the patients, and the friendships she has built. Away from the office, Jessica can be found spending time with her family, shopping, or watching her children play sports. Jessica is happily married to Daniel and they share 3 beautiful children and 1 dog together; Kaylianna, Kaisen, Kaden, and dog Batman.
Desmond, Hygiene Dental Assistant
Desmond attended Advanced Dental Assistant Academy and has been a Dental Assistant since 2019 with Blackwell Dentistry. She is currently certified in Coronal Polishing and Radiation and Safety. She loves building relationships with her patients that will last a lifetime. When Desmond is away from the office, she spends her time binge watching Netflix/Hulu or reading. She enjoys spending time and making memories with her daughter Emory and husband Brandon.
Melody, Back Office Manager
Melody has been in the Dental Field for 9 years. She has been with Blackwell Dentistry for over 5 years. She holds Certifications in Radiation and Safety, Coronal Polishing, Sealants Application, will attend Nitrous Oxide Administration classes in Jan. 2022, and is a Nationally Certified Dental Assistant. Melody was voted as the “Outstanding Dental Assistant of the Year” for 2021 by the Oklahoma Dental Assistant Association. She is a Board member for the American Dental Assistant Association and the Oklahoma Dental Assistant Society. Melody’s favorite thing about working at Blackwell Dentistry is watching her co-workers blossom everyday into someone that they are proud of. She loves the patient interaction and helping people! Away from the office, Melody can be found enjoying music concerts, at the racetrack, attending her children’s sporting events, at the Hominy Lake, or anything outdoors with family and friends. Melody and her husband Sean have 3 children: Sammi, Tinley, and Huxley.
Michaiah holds 3 different Associates Degrees in Dental Assisting, Pre-Dental Hygiene, and Dental Hygiene. She is currently taking more classes for a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at WSU. Machaiah is a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Kansas and Oklahoma. She also holds certifications to administer Local Anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. She has been in the Dental Field since 2016 and with Blackwell Dentistry for over a year. Michaiahs favorite thing about being with Blackwell Dentistry is the family-like atmosphere; “We know how to work hard but also how to have a good time”. When she is away from the office, she spends her time with friends, family, and her dog Snyder. She also enjoys golfing with her boyfriend and home improvement projects.
Tiffany, Dental Assistant
Tiffany attended Custom Dental Assisting School. She has been a Dental Assistant for 9 years and with Blackwell Dentistry for over 6 years. Tiffany holds certifications in Radiation and Safety, Sealants Application, Coronal Polishing, and 16hrs of training in Orthodontics. Tiffany’s favorite thing about working for Blackwell Dentistry is meeting new people, helping to calm their nerves, and assisting in transforming smiles! Outside of the office Tiffany’s favorite activities include Kayaking, exploring, waterfalls, spontaneous trips, and spending time with friends and family. Tiffany has 3 children: Sydnie, Delanie, and Noah. Tiffany is also the proud Mimi of 2 grandchildren with 1 more on the way.
Taylor, Dental Assistant
Taylor attended Advanced Dental Assistant Academy this year and is enjoying her time as a growing Dental Assistant with Blackwell Dentistry. Taylor holds a certification in Radiation and Safety. Taylors favorite thing about working for Blackwell Dentistry is building everlasting relationships with her patients and teammates. She loves her teammates willingness to help each other out. When Taylor is away from the office, she spends her time reading, true crime, but especially loves naps! Taylor is the proud mom of 3 children: Ryleigh, Josie, and Sawyer.
Melissa, Dental Assistant
Melissa has been with Blackwell Dentistry since 2020. She is an expert in OSHA and runs our State-of-the-Art Sterilization Center. She attended Advanced Dental Assistant Academy where she earned her Dental Assistant Permit, CPR cert. and Radiation and Safety Cert. Melissas favorite thing about Blackwell Dentistry is her co-workers and building relationships with the patients. When not in the office, Melissa can be found cooking (she loves baking) or reading books.
Talby, Dental Assistant
Talby has been a Dental Assistant since 2015. She has been with Blackwell Dentistry since 2020. She carries certifications in Radiation and Safety, CPR, and Coronal Polishing. Talbys favorite thing about Blackwell Dentistry is that everyone here is like family. She loves how well Dr. Neale teaches his team and his Dental techniques. She admires the teamwork in the office and the way the team treats every single patient that walks through the door. Outside of the office Talby can be found with her children outside, shopping, or with family. Talby shares 2 children with her husband Tate; Gateley and Tolson.
Makayla, Dental Assistant
Makayla attended Advanced Dental Assistant Academy in 2020 where she graduated with her Dental Assisting Permit, CPR Certification, and Radiation and Safety Certification. She loves working at Blackwell Dentistry and here is what she has to say about it; "Blackwell Dentistry isn't just a place to work, its family". When Makayla is away from the office, she can be found spending time with her children; Makinna, Haiden, Halie, or her husband Matt.
Kailee Finton, Dental Assistant
Kailee holds Certifications in Coronal Polishing, CRP, and Radiation and Safety. She has been a Dental Assistant for 7 years and truly loves what she does. Her favorite thing about Blackwell Dentistry is building relationships with the patients and co-workers; she states "they are like family". Outside of Blackwell Dentistry, Kailee can be found spending time with her daughter Myla and their dog Smokey Bones.
Jessica Hand, Dental Assistant
Jessica has been with Blackwell Dentistry as a Dental Assistant since 2020. She attended Advanced Dental Assistant Academy where she received her Dental Assistant Permit, CPR cert., and Radiation and Safety cert. Jessica is also certified in Coronal Polishing, Sealants Application, and will be attending Nitrous Oxide Administration courses in 2022. What Jessica enjoys most about Blackwell Dentistry; “I love the family atmosphere. I love how we all work well together, and that we can be friends outside of work. We have a great boss and management! I also love building relationships with our patients.” When not in the office you can find Jessica hanging out with her friends and family, watching scary movies with her children (Noah, Elijah, Jeremiah), shopping, eating out, or making Tik-toks (follow her @jessicahand55).
Kaylie Murry, Dental Assistant
Amanda, Claims Coordinator
Amanda has been with Blackwell Dentistry since 2013. Her favorite thing about Blackwell Dentistry; "Knowing everything I do is for the benefit of the patients that we see. Knowing we can give them the best dental care along with taking care of their insurance without it being a hassle towards them. I have met some of the best patients along the way and I have met the best employees that have become friends." When away from the office Amanda can be found; working out, reading, enjoying church, concerts, spending time with others, or date nights with her husband Robbie. Robbie and Amanda have 2 children; Paxton and Aspen.