The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Smiles Unlimited is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been carefully selected to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.
Cathy, Office Administrator
Cathy is the first smiling face you will see when you enter our office. She will happily answer your phone calls, schedule your appointments, file your insurance claims, coordinate your treatment plans, help you understand insurance benefits and much more. If you have questions, she probably has the answer!! Cathy came to Smiles Unlimited in 2004 to help answer the phones for a few days. She loved it and decided to stay! She had no experience in the dental world and knew nothing about dentistry other than her brother was a dentist, Kevin McNamara, DDS. With her many years of experience in customer service and office administration, she learned insurance and dentistry and has moved the practice into a new decade of electronic claims and paperless charts. Cathy graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has been married to her best friend John since 1990. She has 2 step children, 4 grandchildren, and a dog Zeus. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, karaoke, swimming and vacations in the Caribbean.
Julie, Dental Assistant
Julie has been a dental assistant for over 25 years and with Dr. McNamara for over 20 years. She is an extremely talented assistant who allows the doctors to do their best work while focusing on keeping you comfortable. Julie has a caring personality and has the patients best interest at heart. She enjoys meeting new patients and welcoming them to our practice. Julie is fluent in spanish. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, Alfredo, and children, Samantha and Erik. Julie is very involved with the Belton and Raymore communities. She enjoys an active lifestyle and staying fit.
Lori, Registered Dental Hygienist
Lori has been working at Smiles Unlimited since 2008. She graduated from Missouri Southern in 2003 and moved to Kansas City that same year. Lori is originally from Northeast Arkansas. Lori understands the importance of oral health and its effects on the entire body. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is getting to know the individuals she cares for and educating them on proper home care techniques. She enjoys traveling home to visit family and spending time outside of the office with her sons Max and Carter. She also enjoys reading and remodeling her house.
Shaina, Registered Dental Hygienist
Shaina joined Smiles Unlimited in 2014. She has been in the Dental field since 2009 when she started as a Chairside Assistant. She graduated from Concorde Career College in 2013 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Shaina grew up in Belton where she graduated high school in 2008. She enjoys spending time with her husband Nick, daughters Brooklyn and Gracelyn and her two crazy boxers.