Meet Our A-Team

Christine Broeg — Office Manager/Scheduling Coordinator

I’ve lived in Mt. Pleasant for 28 years with my husband, Jeff.  I enjoy reading, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and going to see our three children. I welcomed my first grandchild in August 2017 – he’s such a doll!

I am the first person you see when you walk in to OAI! I enjoy taking your phone calls, scheduling appointments, answering all of your questions, and meeting new people. I have been with Dr. Kaci C. Vela since OAI opened in January 2016 and am loving the ortho world! Working both with her and our team has been very rewarding. My favorite thing about ortho is getting to know our patients. Seeing their confidence soar as they get the smile they desire is very exciting!



BRIANNA “BRI” NELSON— Financial/treatment Coordinator

Together with her husband Kyle, she shares two beautiful children. Jaeden is their wild toddler boy who loves to play with his two Golden Retrievers, Copper and Carly. Lyndi is their sweet baby girl who was born in April of 2021.  We spend most of our spare time camping with family and friends and we also love to volunteer at Midwest Old Threshers every year.

Before working for Dr. Kaci C. Vela I was working as a CNA, I was looking to further my life and career in a different profession. I love working at OAI because I learn more every day and also get to meet new people and help put a beautiful smile on their face! I also love to help people learn that orthodontic treatment is not just cosmetic and straight teeth. If the teeth are not functioning properly then you can be damaging your enamel!


 



Cala Leonard, — LEAD ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

I live in Fairfield, IA with my husband, Jerred and our dog, Toby. We are expecting a little boy in March of 2022! We are very excited and counting down the days! We spend most of our weekends with our family and friends.  We love going camping and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes!

Before DSI I worked as a CNA for 7 years. I loved my job and my residents, but was looking to learn new things and try out a new field! I love working in the central core sterilization room because I get to meet and talk to all of the specialty dental practices that come to DSI. I have made some wonderful new friends and can’t wait to see what my future at DSI holds for me!

 

Megan LarkinsOrthodontic Assistant
Bio will be coming soon!
 
 

 Ashley Holl –Orthodontic Assistant/Sterilization Manager
I am from Mt. Pleasant and my bio will be coming soon!