Our staff at Preston Family Dental is friendly, knowledgeable, patient and very thorough. We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the latest in technological advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Our Team

Taylor Pyle – Patient Coordinator

Taylor Pyle – Patient CoordinatorTaylor joined the Preston Family Dental team in October 2014. She is a hometown Republic graduate. She is usually the first voice you hear when calling our office and the first smiling face you see as you come in our door. Taylor loves to see new babies come in and getting to visit with patients in the waiting room. When not at the office, she loves all things country, from hiking and kayaking to concerts and hanging out at the lake. Taylor has a perfect Golden Retriever named Savanna that is always with her.

Gina Stidham – Insurance Coordinator

Gina Stidham – Insurance CoordinatorGina joined the Preston Family Dental team in October 2012 as the Insurance Coordinator. She verifies the patients’ dental benefits and files insurance claims. She also works directly with patients to answer any questions they may have regarding their dental benefits. Outside of the dental office, Gina spends her time personal training, teaching fitness classes, volunteering with a local rescue shelter, and spending time with her son, Austin, and fiancé, Buddy. In her free time, she enjoys going on diving trips with her family, running, biking, and paddle boarding with her girlfriends, spending time at the lake, gardening, and taking care of her animals.

Stacey Finley – Dental Assistant

Stacey Finley – Dental AssistantStacey started with Preston Family Dental two weeks after we opened in November 2002! She completed her Basic Skills Mastery Examination in March 2004 as well as the courses necessary to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Fixed and Removable Prosthetics and Placement of Restorative Materials. Stacey is married to Justin, and they have two kids, Kaitlyn and Carter; and two dogs, Rooney and Zoe. They spend a lot of their time at their kids' sporting events, but during downtime, they enjoy golfing and being around family and friends.

Peggy Lester – Dental Assistant

Peggy Lester – Dental AssistantPeggy joined Preston Family Dental in June 2004. She has a total of 27 years of dental assisting experience. Once she began working for Preston Family Dental, she completed her Basic Skills Mastery Examination and the courses necessary to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Fixed and Removable Prosthetics and Placement of Restorative Materials. She relocated here from Chanute, Kansas with her husband, Roger. During their 35 years of marriage, they have raised two daughters and now have three grandchildren. Peggy enjoys camping, hiking, playing golf, riding four wheelers, antiquing and spending time with her friends and family. When given the opportunity, she loves to travel to visit lighthouses and covered bridges.

Autumn Rayle – Dental Hygienist

Autumn Rayle – Dental HygienistAutumn joined Preston Family Dental in June 2011. She earned her license to practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist after completing OTC's Dental Hygiene Program with honors. Autumn led her class as President and organized the senior project that entailed partnering with Dickerson Park Zoo to provide oral prophylaxes to resident endangered wolves. She continued her relationship with OTC by serving as a RDH representative on the Dental Programs Advisory Board. Autumn and her husband, Jason, are proud parents of two fur babies, Bentley and Copper. Aside from her profession, she enjoys traveling, shopping, beach vacations, the lake, target practice, hiking and spending time with family. Autumn states the bonds she has formed with the patients and staff at Preston Family Dental make it easy to come to work every day.

Katrina Doza – Dental Hygienist

Katrina Doza – Dental HygienistKatrina has been with Preston family Dental since 2008. She graduated with honors from Missouri Southern State University in 2002. Not only did Katrina complete her dental hygiene degree, she also played volleyball and ran track. Katrina grew up in Willard, but now lives in Republic with her husband, Joey, and their two daughters. Katrina loves getting to know her patients and educating them on oral hygiene. She excels at communicating with her patients, ensuring they are comfortable during their dental appointment and knowledgeable of any dental concerns. Katrina enjoys spending time with her family and watching her daughter play volleyball. Her hobbies include running, anything outdoors, and playing with their Australian Shepherd, Jax.