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, Practice Administrator
Hi I'm Cathy. I am the first smiling face you will see when you enter our office. I 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, I probably have the answer!! I came to Smiles Unlimited in 2004 to help answer the phones for a few days. I loved it and decided to stay! I had no experience in the dental world and knew nothing about dentistry other than my brother is a dentist, Kevin McNamara, DDS. With my many years of experience in customer service and office administration, I learned insurance and dentistry and have moved the practice into a new decade of electronic claims and paperless charts. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I have been married to her best friend John since 1990. We have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and our non-human companion Athena. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, karaoke, swimming and vacations in the Caribbean.
Sonya, Insurance Coordinator
My Name is Sonya. I joined the Smiles Unlimited Team in May 2018. I am a ROCKSTAR Office Insurance Coordinator, and I will be the second smiling face you see when you step into our office. I have been in the dental field for 12 years. I graduated in 2008 as a dental assistant at the top of my class, but after 6 months I was moved to the front office and there I found my dental niche. I really enjoy the challenges of the insurance world with the ever changing coding system. My true passion honestly is being able to use what I have learned to be able to explain to my patients what exactly is needed while informing them about how the insurance may help them. It is my goal to make sure my patient understands the reason and the expense prior to leaving the office. I was born and raised in the Grandview, Ray-Pec, Belton area and currently reside in Belton. I recently married my best friend and love of my life Anthony. We have 2 children Aaron and Monty, a dog Jenga and a cat Smokey. I enjoy fellowshipping, reading and volunteering my time to help others. We recently became Christ Followers. I love to go camping, floating, and boating. I like doing yard work and we are currently working on fixing up our house.
Julie, Lead Dental Assistant
Julie has been a dental assistant for over 30 years and with Dr. McNamara for over 25 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.
Jenny, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenny is a 2013 graduate from Concorde Dental Hygiene School and prides herself in providing excellent care to her patients. Jenny joined Smiles Unlimited in October 2018. She is passionate about the oral and systemic connection, not only giving patient's a more confident smile, but a healthy smile. She empowers patients to take a more active role in their oral health. When outside of the office, she enjoys baking cakes for her family and friends. Jenny has two children Kennedi and Korbyn and two chihuahuas Mollie and Chloe. She enjoys watching super hero movies and trying new restaurants. She is a Belton native and loves working in her home town.
Cindy, Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Cindy. I joined the Smiles Unlimited Team in October 2018. I graduated from Concorde Career Center in 2003 from the Dental Assisting program. I love taking care of patients and their needs. I have 4 beautiful children, 1 grandchild and 2 dogs that keep me busy.
Michelle, Registered Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been a dental hygienist for 7 years. After graduating from UMKC in 2013, she practiced in Kirksville, MO before moving back to her hometown of Belton in 2015. She works hard to make each patient feel comfortable and confident in their smile. Michelle enjoys educating her patients on their oral and overall health in a way that makes it fun and interesting! Michelle married her husband, Nick, in 2013. Together they have a young son named Owen and two large, lazy dogs. She enjoys live music and reading.