Meet Our Team

Our professionals have the highest levels of accreditation and provide the best care to our patients. You’ll feel comfortable and welcome at our office from the moment you arrive.

Melanie

Office Manager

Melanie has an Associates Degree in Nursing and has been with our dental practice since 2001. She likes helping patients gain knowledge of their dental plans to help achieve optimum oral health. When Melanie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. She also enjoys watching her children play sports and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Julie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie has been with our practice since 1988, and she’s been in the dental field for over 28 years. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa. She loves her coworkers at the office of T & C Dental Partners, and she says that many of the patients have been coming to our practice for so long that they feel like family. She keeps her own mouth in tip top shape, making her a great fit for the field. Julie has two children, Sam and Jack, and she loves spending time with them and the rest of her family. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends.

Michelle Tovrea, RDH, BSDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle attended Kirkwood Community College for her Dental Hygiene Degree and later pursued her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene at UMKC. She loves to educate patients on their oral health and help them understand the importance of taking care of their teeth. Michelle recently just completed her training in becoming an Orofacial Myofunctional Therpist and is excited to incorporate that into our dental office.
In the meantime Michelle loves to spend time with her husband, Travis, and daughter, Vale.

Monica

Registered Dental Hygienist

Monica has her Dental Hygiene Degree from Des Moines Area Community College. She went into the dental field because she loves teeth and loves taking care of hers. She always loved going to the dentist and couldn’t believe people are nervous to go. She wants to help patients feel more comfortable so they can enjoy it as well. Her in free time, she enjoys hanging out with her two cats and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching movies.