Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

 

Shelley

Registered Dental Hygienist

“Every day is different in dentistry and I still enjoy my job after all these years. I love being part of a team that genuinely cares for their patients and enjoy working with each other.”

Shelly has been with Custom Dental in Harrisonville since November 2011, just two months after Dr. Wassink opened his practice. She earned her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1984 and has appreciated having a career that balances work and family so well.

When she’s not cleaning teeth, Shelly and her husband enjoy camping in their fifth wheel. Her four adult children all live in the Kansas City area and she visits them regularly.

 

Victoria

Dental Hygienist

“I love being able to come to work knowing that my team always has my back. We truly are the best definition of teamwork I have ever been a part of!”

Victoria graduated from Concorde Career College in 2016 and is excited to be a part of the Custom Dental team! As a dental hygienist, she offers education to patients on oral health and hygiene, cleans teeth, and provides treatment to prevent gum disease. Best of all, she enjoys using her knowledge to help others lead a healthier, happier life.

Victoria is married to her best friend, Leo. She also has an American Eskimo dog who is loyal, cute, and likes to shed everywhere. In her leisure time, Victoria enjoys traveling with Leo and taking different dance classes at a studio in downtown Kansas City.

 

Tammy

Office Manager

“I absolutely love helping our patients figure out details and finances and then putting their plans into action. The friendships and relationships I have developed with so many of them will last a lifetime.”

Tammy started with Dr Wassink in 2014 and brought with her many years of front office, insurance, and billing experience. Although office manager is her title, helping patients navigate through their treatment is the most important and rewarding part of her job.

Tammy and her husband Tim have been married almost 40 years. They have three kids with wonderful spouses and the sweetest grandkids. They are an outdoors family and have all invested in mountain bikes, so much of their free time is spent on the trails in Overland Park.

 

Carley

Director of First Impressions

“Every member on our team is supportive, fun, and great to work with.”

Carley has been with Custom Dental since 2020. Some of her job duties include checking in patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and verifying insurance. She loves getting to know every patient who walks through the door.

Carley and her boyfriend Chris have a beautiful young daughter named Ava. They enjoy watching movies, being outdoors, and getting together with family and friends.

 

Angie

Dental Assistant

“I love the environment at Custom Dental and how everyone is very team oriented.”

Angie has been with Custom Dental in Harrisonville since we opened our doors in 2011. She has her CDA (certified dental assistant) as well as expanded functions and has been assisting for 26 years. Angie is warm and caring and has a knack for putting the patients at ease.

When Angie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and is very active with her church.

 

Laura

Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

“The best part of working in dentistry is changing people's smiles and building relationships with patients that last a lifetime.”

Laura graduated from Concorde Career College in 2009 and joined our team shortly after. Holding her expanded functions certification, she is qualified to assist during all procedures to ensure our patients achieve the best results.

Laura and her husband Erik, along with dogs Dally Jo and Gunner, raise cattle on their farm, in addition to owning a feed store and diesel shop. When she has free time, Laura enjoys being with her nieces and nephews, hunting and fishing, and traveling. She’s also a track official for tractor pulling and gets to drive every now and then as well.

 

Alisha

Dental Assistant

“I love the relationships I build with our patients and seeing them leave with a smile.”

Alisha started with us in 2016 as a hygiene assistant. She also worked up front as our director of first impressions and now is one of Dr. Wassink’s assistants in the back. Alisha is currently working toward getting her CDA and expanded functions.

When she is not in the office, Alisha enjoys spending time with her husband Thad, her son Beau, and her black lab Duchess. They also really enjoy traveling, camping, and riding their side-by-sides.

 

Alisa

Hygiene Assistant

“My favorite part about what I do is turning frowns upside down.”

Alisa is the lead hygiene assistant. She started her career with us with no dental experience and is now a rock-star assistant!

Most of Alisa’s free time is spent with her cat Ophelia. She also loves yoga and any other form of exercise.