With a dedicated team working alongside Dr. Nicole Medley, our patients can depend on seeing the same friendly faces at each visit. This brings comfort and familiarity to each appointment. If you have questions about our dental services in Independence, Missouri, please call Medley Smiles Family Dentistry at 816-252-1590! Our caring team members will address your concerns and help you prepare for your visit with our dentist. Read below to learn more about our staff.

Medley Team


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Catie – Receptionist

Born and raised in South Florida, Catie moved to Missouri in 2012. She joined the dental field in 2008, starting out as a dental assistant. She then joined our team in June 2018 and has enjoyed working for a growing, fast-paced and patient-focused office. Catie welcomes each patient with a smile and helps them to feel at home. And when it comes to insurance, she’s thorough in getting the information necessary to inform patients of their benefits.

Catie’s family lives throughout the country and although they’re all spread out, it’s a wonderful excuse for her to travel often. In her spare time, she spends time with her family, friends and her boyfriend. She loves to play cards and throw darts. Catie’s also a huge fan of scary movies and reality TV.


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Courtney – Treatment Coordinator

Courtney has been our treatment coordinator since March of 2018! She helps our patients achieve optimal oral health for life with multiple options to pay for their dental treatment. She also has a bachelor’s degree in social psychology from Park University and likes helping our practice grow, which allows us to serve more people. Courtney was born on Guam and shares her fur babies with her boyfriend. She comes from a large, tight-knit family; she’s the third of five children. In her free time, Courtney loves to read, dance and make memories with her friends and family.


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Dani – Registered Dental Hygienist

We have had Dani as part of our office staff since September 2017. She graduated with honors from Concorde Career College, where she obtained her Associate degree in dental hygiene while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Dani loves seeing the compassion we show our patients and appreciates being with a team that genuinely cares about providing excellent service. She contributes to our office success by building relationships with our patients and being supportive to her team members.

Dani and her husband have been married since 2013, and they have two crazy cats and one old dog. They love to travel, play foosball and sing karaoke on the weekends.


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Jenny – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenny and her family moved to Blue Springs, MO, in 2014 and she’s been with our office since its opening that same year! She graduated from State Fair Community College dental hygiene program in 2014 as well. She strives every day to serve our patients at the highest level possible and ensure our patients are always comfortable and educated on their oral health. In their free time, she and her fiancé like watching their daughters’ sporting events, being outdoors and spending time together.


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Teresa – Dental Assistant

Teresa began working with us at the beginning of 2019 and graduated Dental Assisting school in 2012. She loves being able to touch a patient’s life in a positive way by not only giving them a reason to smile but also enhancing the quality of their life. Teresa has a high level of compassion for our patients that helps them feel comfortable and cared for. She has three sons, and together they like going to the lake and watching races.