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About Joplin Family Dental | Best Dentist | Joplin MO

Your Teeth | Your Health | Our Commitment

Meet the Award Winning Dental Team

Cindy | Office Manager

I began working for Dr. Fitterling in 1999. As the Office Manager at Joplin Family Dental, I have the honor of working with an amazing team of people. Our goal is to help our patients be comfortable while they are here. Our patients love that we offer sedation as an option for their appointments!

Following an initial evaluation appointment, patients return for a consultation appointment. I discuss Dr. Fitterling’s recommendations and options. I enjoy educating patients about their dental health. I will listen and answer questions about your personalized treatment. 

In my free time I love spending time with my family and especially my five grandchildren! I also enjoy being outside in my yard and garden because I love flowers and plants.

Cindy was named the 2013 AADOM Office Manager of the Year

(American Association of Dental Office Managers)

In 2014 Cindy devoted many hours of continuing education to graduate as a FAADOM Fellow

(Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management)

We are thrilled Cindy received these prestigious honors and is our office manager!

Patient Coordinators


I have worked for Joplin Family Dental since 1996 and have enjoyed watching our practice grow over the years. We have wonderful patients and a wonderful team. Dr. Fitterling provides you with the best overall care and dentistry. The Joplin Family Dental Team is the best!


I love my job! I began working with Dr. Fitterling in 2006. I have been a clinical assistant but now I’m a Patient Coordinator in the business office. I enjoy being able to help patients with their dental health and seeing the excitement on their face when they achieve the “perfect” smile they’ve always wanted!


I’m honored to serve families and individuals at JFD as Patients Services Administrator. Prior to joining the team I worked as Patient Concierge Specialist for a top-rated orthodontist. I believe it is essential for each and every patient to receive the highest quality of customer service before, during and after their appointment. It is my way of saying ‘thank you” for choosing our practice.


Julie | Registered Dental Hygienist

It’s an honor and a privilege to work with a group of people who not only care so much about the patients and their health, but who also strive to provide the highest quality of dentistry available. I absolutely love my job and the relationships I have made with my co-workers and patients. It feels more like a hobby than a job!

Beth | Registered Dental Hygienist

I love my job as a dental hygienist. Our dental team offers comprehensive dental care so you can keep your teeth for a lifetime. We love our patients and truly want them to have the best dental experience they can have. We want to be the reason people smile every day!

Lisa | Registered Dental Hygienist

I’m so fortunate to work at such an amazing office. Dr. Fitterling is exceptional! He truly wants our patients to have the best dental health possible.  Our team works so well together. Patients always ask, “Why is everyone so happy around here?” Our response is, “We love what we do!”

Clinical Assistants

Susan | Certified & Expanded Function Dental Assistant

If you want great dentistry done right, then Joplin Family Dental is the right place for you. I am proud to say I work here. 


I feel fortunate to be a part of such a warm, friendly and talented team who truly care so much about each of our patients.


Joplin Family Dental is such an awesome place to work! I have learned so much and grown as a dental assistant. It makes coming to work so easy when you like everyone you work with and love what you’re doing!


I have been absolutely blessed to work with such great people. They have been so patient and welcoming. The dentistry done here is the best I’ve seen. I’m honored to work with such a great doctor and co-workers.