Get Acquainted with Your Dental Team

Every member of our team loves helping patients, and it shows! Meet them below.

Chelsea - Dental Hygienist at DentaLink



Chelsea graduated from St. Louis Community College in 2019 with her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She has an infectious positive attitude and loves making others smile alongside her. After extensive training, she is overjoyed to finally be able to do what she loves and help our patients with their oral health. Chelsea is passionate about her family, friends, and her dog, Sugarbear. In her free time, she loves to travel and experience new things.

Barb - Dental Hygienist at DentaLink



Barb has been in the dental field since 1988 and joined our practice in 1995. She has a degree in dental hygiene and stays informed on the latest treatment techniques by taking continuing education. She especially enjoys interacting with patients and educating them on oral hygiene. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family, especially her three grandchildren.

Hayley - Dental Hygienist at DentaLink



Hayley began her dental career in 2018 when she joined our team. She has earned her associate’s degree and is currently attending dental hygiene school at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park. Hayley enjoys working for two great doctors and with all her co-workers. She loves giving patients the smile they have always wanted. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her family and friends, watching her niece, Jordi, and traveling whenever she has the chance.

Jessi - Dental Assistant at DentaLink



Jessi joined our office in 2015, shortly after entering the dental field. She loves giving patients back their smiles. She also enjoys the warm atmosphere of our office and how everyone feels like family. She feels extremely lucky to be a part of our practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with friends and family. She loves being a mom to her two sons.

Carolyn - Hygienist at DentaLink



Carolyn recently relocated to the St. Louis area this summer from Kansas City. She is a UMKC Dental Hygiene graduate and has been working as a hygienist for over five years. After growing up in a family of eight kids, Carolyn is very easy-going, loves to be a good team player and enjoys working with lots of people. The best part of being in the dental field is making connections with patients through personalized oral health education and easing dental anxiety. She likes spending time with her big family and friends, practicing yoga, and cheering on the Chiefs and Blues!

Angela Markley, Admin at DentaLink



Angela has been in the dental field for over 30 years as an Expanded Function Assistant and as an Office Administrator. Angela has a passion for dentistry, but particularly enjoys the relationships built with patients and team members.

In her free time, she enjoys time spent with family and friends. She loves music, live theater, and anything outdoors including gardening, camping, fishing, and boating.

Kelsey Williams- Admin and Dental Assistant



Kelsey is the life of the office. She loves our DentaLink family and makes sure everyone knows it! Kelsey has been working in dentistry for over 4 years and loves getting to work with her hands and with patients. While currently working towards her advanced certificates in dental assisting she is also a stellar member of our admin team. In her free time Kelsey loves spending time with her daughter Kalin and being outside.

Kerstin - Dental Assistant



Kerstin is new to dentistry but has always felt a strong passion for helping others. Kerstin has many years of experience in customer service. She is a dedicated worker who is warm-hearted and outgoing. After being a patient at the office for five years, she feels very fortunate to work for two excellent Doctors in such a technology-oriented practice. After recently graduating from a Dental Assisting Program, she hopes to further her career by earning her Expanded Functions certification. The best part for her is making relationships with patients and seeing the joy on their faces as they begin to grow confident with their smiles. Outside work, Kerstin enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Sammie - Registered Dental Hygienist



Sammie Graduated from STLcc in 2021 with her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She is outgoing and personable and enjoys building great relationships with her patients. She is passionate about future travel using her dental Hygiene services to help underdeveloped countries. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hiking, painting, and spending time with friends and family.

Keri – Front Office



Keri recently joined the DentaLink team. After meeting two extraordinarily caring and highly qualified dentists and a friendly welcoming team, she knew within days, this was where she belonged. Her most immense pleasure has always been connecting with her patients and making them feel like family. She has worked in the dentistry industry for over 25 years, managing everything from four-office family practice to a single-family practice office. She has been privileged to make lifelong relationships along the way. For the past 18 years, she has also been a co-owner of a custom home building company. Keri hails from a huge Italian family of 11 children, ten girls, and one boy. In her leisure time, she likes spending time with her son and daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as her fiancé Todd, his two adult children, extended family, and their two adoring golden doodles. She enjoys visiting dog parks, hiking, working out, and traveling.

Ngonidzashe Machaka – Admin

Ngonidzashe Machaka (Ngoni)


Ngoni works from home. He believes in lifelong learning and has a certificate in support DDS. He is glad for the opportunity to begin a career in dentistry. Though he is new to dentistry, he has always worked in the service industry with experience in aviation, volunteerism, and digital marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys working with and encouraging young people, teaching them that “if you can imagine it, you can be it” and giving them tools and knowledge to help them achieve their dreams. He likes being outside and in nature, playing and watching soccer (Chelsea “Go Blues”), and spending time with friends and family. He is pleased to be a part of the team that strives to make each patient’s experience memorable.

Sindi Melchert – Admin

Sindi Melchert


Sindi has been in the dental field for most of her career and loves working with patients. Her love of St. Louis has brought her back to the area. In her free time she really enjoys time with her family and friends, camping, travel and riding her motorcycle.