Our Team

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Martha “Jodi” Braid

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Dr. Martha “Jodi” Braid

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Braid was glad to have the opportunity to come back home to Southern Illinois when she opened Dental Care for Kids in 2008. She considers herself blessed to work with an amazing team who help serve the dental needs of the hard working families of Southern Illinois.

Dr. Braid received her dental degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois. She received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from University of Missouri-Kansas City in affiliation with Children’s Mercy Hospital. There she received specialized training that allows her to provide oral conscious sedation and provide services in an operating room environment. She is a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Braid dedicates a great deal of time to her practice and other professional and community organizations including her church, the dental society, and the health department just to name a few. But what Dr. Braid enjoys most is spending time with her husband and children as well as her extended family, who also reside here in Southern Illinois. They spend a lot of time playing back yard sports like basketball and street hockey, riding bikes, boating, hiking, baking and camping.

Dr. Amy Wyatt

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Dr. Amy Wyatt

General Dentist

Dr. Wyatt is a general dentist who grew up right here in Southern Illinois. Although she is not a pediatric dentist, her passion has always been working with kids. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Louis University, Dr. Wyatt decided to pursue a degree in dentistry at Southern Illinois University-School of Dental Medicine. In 2006, she returned to Southern Illinois to work with children at the Adolescent Health Center. In 2008, Dr. Wyatt began working at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in their dental hygiene program and Community Dental Center. Dr. Wyatt continues to work part time at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Wyatt love to volunteer at dental events and is hoping to start participating in dental service trips in the Caribbean. Dr. Jodi is thrilled that Dr. Wyatt shares her enthusiasm for providing high quality dental care for our kids.

Meet The Team

Denise

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Denise

Business Assistant/CPR Certified

Denise is a business assistant here at Dental Care for Kids. She has worked in the dental field since 2006. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is that everyone works well together and it feels like home. Denise’s favorite part about her job is meeting new people and knowing that she is making their experience  as good as possible. On her free time Denise likes to go camping and boating with her family and friends.  Denise’s ideal vacation spot is anywhere that has a beach.

Michelle

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Michelle

Business Assistant/CPR Certified

Michelle is a business assistant here at Dental Care for Kids. Michelle has been in dentistry since 2016 and looks forward to many more years. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is the patient interaction she has from the start of the patient’s appointment to the end of the patient’s appointment. Michelle is committed to Dental Care for Kids because of the great team that she works with and all the patients she sees throughout the day. Her favorite part of the job is seeing the results that come out of a dedicated team and dedicated patients. On her free time Michelle likes to go fishing with her family, going to St. Louis Cardinal games and really enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorite vacation spot is sunny Florida.

Kelli

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Kelli

Licensed Dental Hygienist | Coronal Polish | Pit and Fissure Sealants | Nitrous Oxide Monitoring | Sedation Monitoring | CPR Certified

Kelli is a dental hygienist/dental assistant here at Dental Care for Kids. Kelli has been in dentistry since 2014. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is the amazing team members and the ability to make kids feel as comfortable as they can to make their experience a good one. Kelli is committed to Dental Care for Kids knowing that she is making a huge difference in patient’s lives. Her favorite part of her job is giving the patient a lead in their oral health that will lead to a life time of great oral health. On her free time Kelli likes fishing, traveling and spending time with her husband and son. Her favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beach.

Heather

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Heather

Coronal Polish | Pit and Fissure Sealants | Nitrous Oxide Monitoring | Sedation Monitoring | CPR Certified

Heather is a dental assistant here at Dental Care for Kids. She has worked in dentistry since 1995. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is working with kids and making a difference. She is committed to Dental Care for Kids because she knows she works with a great group of ladies and knows we all strive to make a difference with each child. Heather’s favorite part about her job is watching the kids grow over the years and gain dental confidence. On her free time she likes to spend time with her family. Heather’s hobbies also include crafts. Her favorite vacation spot is St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Marcia

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Marcia

Coronal Polish | Pit and Fissure Sealants | Nitrous Oxide Monitoring | Sedation Monitoring | CPR Certified

Marcia is a dental assistant here at Dental Care for Kids. She has worked in dentistry since 1996. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is the children. She is committed to Dental Care for Kids because she knows it is a great place to work and because of the care that is given to the children. Marcia’s favorite part about her job is working with children and working with a great staff. On her free time she likes to spend time with her family. Marcia’s hobbies include riding her Harley with her husband. Her favorite vacation spot is Florida.

Anisha

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Anisha

Coronal Polish | Pit and Fissure Sealants | Nitrous Oxide Monitoring | Sedation Monitoring | CPR Certified | Expanded Restorative Certified

Anisha is an expanded functions dental assistant here at Dentel Care for Kids. She has worked at Dental Care for Kids since 2014. Her favorite part of her job is seeing all of the smiling faces of the patient’s that we see every day and knowing that we are truly making a difference in their lives. Anisha’s hobbies include sports, reading, cooking and being outdoors. She enjoys hiking with her family on the weekends and watching her daughter play soccer.

Hannah

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Hannah

Coronal Polish |Pit and Fissure Sealants |Nitrous Oxide Monitoring |CPR Certified

Hannah has worked in dentistry for one and half years. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is being able to work as a team to provide great dental care to children. She is committed to Dental Care for Kids because she loves helping children that need us the most while making them have a great experience. Hannah’s favorite part about her job is being able to work with kids of all ages. On her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and enjoys CrossFit. Her favorite vacation spot is anywhere with a beach.

Brooke

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Brooke

Licensed Dental Hygienist | Coronal Polish | Pit and Fissure Sealants | Nitrous Oxide Monitoring | Sedation Monitoring | CPR Certified

Brooke is a dental hygienist here at Dental Care for Kids. She has worked in dentistry since 2010. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is working with the kids and being part of an awesome team. She is committed to Dental Care for Kids because she knows how important oral health is, especially with kids. Brooke’s favorite part about her job is seeing a child who is scared of the dentist do great at the office. On her free time she likes to spend time with her family. Brooke’s hobbies also include helping on the farm and getting manicures. Her favorite vacation spot is anywhere that has a warm beach.

Joy

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Joy

Certified Dental Assistant |Coronal Polish |Pit and Fissure Sealants |Nitrous Oxide Monitoring | CPR Certified

Joy is a certified dental assistant here at Dental Care for Kids. She has worked in dentistry for  12 years. Her favorite part about working at Dental Care for Kids is being a part of a great team that provides a good experience for the patients and helps the children with their oral health. Joy is committed to Dental Care for Kids because she knows she is making the children feel comfortable at the dentist and she is helping the children understand how important their oral health is.  On her free time she likes to go hiking, do gardening, watch movies and DIY projects. Joy’s favorite vacation spot is Panama City Beach, Florida.

Briza

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Briza

Certified Dental Assistant

I have been in dentistry for one year and I am excited for many more. My favorite thing about working at Dental Care for Kids is teaching kids the significance of their oral health and insuring they face the appointment with confidence.

I am committed to my role at Dental Care for Kids knowing I have been trusted to be a part of a talented team with high standards.

I love being able to impact kids of all ages with diverse backgrounds.

In my free time I enjoy exploring the outdoors or being indoors with my pets. Some of my hobbies are hiking, kayaking and painting. My favorite place to be is anywhere with my family.

Why Choose Us?

Dedicated To Pediatric Dentistry

Our practice is dedicated to seeing only children as patients.

A Great Staff

Two dentists and ten team members on staff to serve you!

Friendly Environment

We've created a friendly environment to make going to the dentist stress-free.

Emergency Support

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