Meet the Staff
MICHELLE - Financial Coordinator
LESLIE - Registered Dental Hygienist
LINDA - Registered Dental Hygienist
AMANDA - Appointment Coordinator
LISA - Dental Assistant
MEAGAN - Dental Assistant
TINA - Treatment Coordinator
|MICHELLE - Financial Coordinator
Michelle started working for Dr. Licata in the year 2000. She was raised in St. Louis and graduated from Lindbergh High School in 1987. She attended Southeast Missouri State from 1987-1989 and then started on-the-job dental training. In 1995 Michelle passed her Dental Assisting Expanded Duties exam.
|LESLIE - Registered Dental Hygienist
Leslie has worked with Dr. Licata since 2003. Leslie was raised in Wentzville and graduated from Wentzville Holt High School in 1999. Leslie spent two years at St. Charles Community College from 1999-2001, and then attended Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL from 2001-2003 where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Leslie is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Hygiene Association.
Beyond her career as a dental hygienist, Leslie's main focus is her family, she is a very busy mom of two. Leslie has also done volunteer work for Give Kids a Smile.
Leslie feels the most important aspect of patient care is building a comfortable and trusting relationship with her many patients. She prides herself on being extremely comprehensive and thorough. The best part of working in Dr. Licata’s office is “how the whole staff strives to be comprehensive and punctual.” She feels it is “important to treat our patients as she would like to be treated.”
|LINDA - Registered Dental Hygienist
Linda is another dental veteran, having worked in Dr. Licata’s office since 1997. Linda was raised in Wykoff, Minnesota where she graduated from high school in 1980. Linda earned her Associate’s Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene from Wichita State in 1995. While there, she participated in the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society, and also assisted with the publishing of an article in the Journal of Dental Hygiene regarding a study of tartar-control toothpastes. Linda is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Hygiene Association. She has volunteered for Give Kids a Smile.
Linda has many interests outside of dentistry. She loves to scrapbook and read, and often swaps books with our patients! She participates in a Special Needs Ministry through St. Joseph Church, plays a role in the yearly Autism Speaks Walk, and participates in the Parents Group at the Center for Autism where she works on developing new adult programs for people with autism.
Linda feels her most important aspect of patient care is trying to make patients feel comfortable coming to the dentist, and she also enjoys motivating patients to achieve their optimal oral hygiene.
Linda states her favorite part of working at Dr. Licata’s office is “the great doctor and staff she gets to work with.” She also “loves the nice office environment as well, and feels that her patients are the greatest in the world.”
AMANDA - Appointment Coordinator
Amanda has the friendly voice you will hear when you call, and has the pleasant smile that will greet you when you enter our office. She started working for Dr. Licata in 2008. Amanda was born and raised in Dyersburg, TN and graduated high school there in 2001, then attended Dyersburg Community College before moving to the St. Louis area. Amanda holds a certificate in Advanced Dental Career Training.
When not at work, Amanda likes riding 4-wheelers, reading, and taking walks. She also enjoys camping, floating, and exploring the outdoors. While at work, she prides herself on helping patients feel comfortable and providing a positive atmosphere for patients. Amanda enjoys striving to provide the best customer service possible. Her favorite things about Dr. Licata’s office are “working with her very friendly co-workers and learning something new every day from the Dr., staff, and the patients, too!”
|LISA - Dental Assistant
Lisa has worked with Dr. Licata since 2002. She was born and raised here in St. Louis, and graduated from St. Louis Gateway Institute of Technology in 1994. She is a licensed medical assistant from Missouri College, and is currently working on an RN degree through Meramec Community College.
In her spare time, Lisa has volunteered several times at the Give Kids a Smile Clinics. She also volunteers several times a month at a local food pantry. Her hobbies include reading and bicycling.
Lisa feels her most important aspect of patient care is to make the patients feel at ease, and to be sure that they are comfortable with our staff and with the treatment they are receiving in our office. Lisa has many favorite things about working for Dr. Licata, including “working for an excellent dentist, the overall comprehensiveness of our office, the staff’s desire to keep our patients happy and comfortable, and the high level of organization our office keeps.”
|Meagan - Dental Assistant
Meagan has been in the dental field since 2001. She was born and raised in St. Louis. She graduated from Parkway North High School then went on to complete her bachelor’s degree, graduating in 2010 from Columbia College.
Outside of the dental office, Meagan has many interests. She enjoys many outdoor activities, stays active working out, and spends time with family.
Meagan feels one of the most important aspects of patient care is making sure our patients are comfortable and at ease. She also feels strongly about communicating clearly to make sure all questions are answered.
She is a positive person who enjoys her job and loves helping improve the dental experiences of our patients. Meagan is very much a “people person” and loves working in Dr. Licata’s office because of the high level of care given and the wonderful staff members that surround her.
|TINA - Treatment Coordinator
Tina has been in the dental field since 1991. She was born and raised in Sullivan, Missouri and graduated from Missouri School for Doctors Assistants in 1990.
What Tina likes most about working with Dr. Licata is having the opportunity to meet and work with all different types of people. She is here to help our patients with any financial questions and to maximize dental benefits. Tina is very knowledgeable about dental insurances and can help our patients address their dental needs and concerns in many different ways.
Outside of the dental office, Tina enjoys boating, gardening, reading books, and spending time with her two teenage daughters and husband.