Meet The Team


At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Front Admin

I joined the Putman Dental team (previously Dr. Burris’s) about 10 years ago as office manager.  I have over 30 years of experience in the dental field, and I still learn something new every day. I enjoy maximizing insurance benefits and making sure a patient’s experience goes as smooth as possible. In my free time, I enjoy taking my little camper out any chance I get! 


Front Admin

The dental field is truly a passion of mine. I have been a dental assistant for the past 30 years and Putman Dental has given me the opportunity to take my talents to the front office. I am the goose to my maverick, Patti, we make a great team and are here for you! I focus most of my time outside work on my family, I am a very blessed mother of two. You can also find me at the nearest craft show or searching for Bigfoot.


Dental Hygienist

It’s been a pleasure to work for Dr. Burris (now Putman Dental) for so many years! The best part has been the mission trips and getting to know so many nice patients! I am married and have four grown children. I enjoy my church and cheer for my university in all sports, GO Buckeyes!!


Dental Assistant

I graduated from Midwest Technical Institute and have been a dental assistant for 4 years, I previously worked with Dr. Putman at another office for 2 years and am excited to join him again. The team here at Putman Dental feels like family. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my Dog, Piper. I am looking forward to serving the Springfield community and the surrounding areas with Putman Dental! 


Dental Assistant

Originally from the Chicago suburbs where I coached 5th grade basketball for the local park district. I moved to Springfield 4 years ago and have been a dental assistant ever since. I previously assisted Dr. Putman for 2 years prior to joining the Putman Dental team! I love meeting and getting to know new people, helping them through their dental anxiety. I pride myself in creating enjoyable experiences for our patients every visit. My free time is spent with family and Sundays are dedicated to watching Formula 1 racing.


Dental Hygienist

I began practicing dental hygiene in 1981 and have found it to be a very rewarding career. I have seen dental care advance over the years making it easier and less frightening for patients. I have been able to serve both here and in Jamaica, Kenya, Honduras, The Dominican Republic and in The Philippines and those experiences have had a huge impact on my life. It is truly exciting to see how we can positively impact a patient’s overall health by improving their oral health.