Meet the Team

Nicole Kish, Scheduling Coordinator

Nicole is our director of first impressions. Her voice greets patients on the phone and in person when visiting the office. She wrangles our schedule every day. If you need to get the whole family in before the end of the month, Nicole works to make it happen.

Just For Fun

Favorite drink? Lemonade and sweet tea
Whose shoes would you like to fill for a day? Boutique owner
Favorite candy or chocolate bar? Swedish fish
If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out? Bounce off my eraser.


Kristen Stevens, Financial Coordinator

Kristen mastered insurance benefits and interpreting confusing information years ago. Once our clinical team recommends treatment, she translates it into a financial plan. Kristen investigates outstanding claims with a vengeance. You want her on your side.

Just For Fun

Favorite waste of time? Googling stuff
If the entire office came over for dinner, what would you prepare? McAllister’s catering
Pick two celebrities to be your parents: Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton
Favorite Halloween costume? Baby Spice


Amy Raider, Marketing Director & Patient Liaison

Marketing something as unique as Tosh Dental Group never disappoints Amy. She savors the glow of a well-done promotional event or marketing piece. Amy switches between managing reports and spreadsheets to developing newsletters and social media posts. She is genuinely grateful for the many patient spokespeople who refer friends and family to our office.

Just For Fun

Childhood hero? The gymnast Mary Lou Retton
If you were a kitchen utensil, which one would you be? The tool that smooths out icing on a cake
Favorite Halloween costume? Strawberry Shortcake
Childhood nickname? Fernando Valenzuela


Michelle Lecher, Registered Dental Hygienist

With her personable approach, Michelle reassures patients of all ages that they’re in good hands. You’ll never feel guilty when talking with her. Michelle loves dentistry and knew at an early age she wanted to be a hygienist. You may see her prepping patients for treatment as she also has a local anesthesia permit.

Just For Fun

Worst injury? Getting teeth knocked out by a horse
If you were a kitchen utensil, which one would you be? Potato peeler
Favorite Halloween costume? Popeye and Olive Oil
Favorite Christmas present? Art desk with tracing light


Lisa Smith, Registered Dental Hygienist

We often overhear Lisa complimenting patients. Her sincerity and compassion shine through when discussing treatment, home care and even what you did over the summer. Lisa makes comfort a priority with her gentle touch and thorough explanation of procedures. She works to make every visit a pleasant experience.

Just For Fun

Favorite place to eat? The Salty Cowboy
Favorite Halloween costume? Sailor
If you could be any superhero, who would it be? Captain America
Favorite waste of time? Pinterest


Lori Sturgis, Registered Dental Hygienist

Lori joined our team in 2009 and has built strong relationships with many patients over the years. She welcomes the opportunity to convert new patients to “regulars,” too. Lori puts everyone at ease by caring about each person as an individual. She enjoys catching up with patients between visits at our community events. Lori also wins the award for longest time dealing with Dr. Tosh’s shenanigans!

Just For Fun

Where were you born? The wide-open country
Smooth or crunchy? Crunchy
If you could be any superhero, who would it be? Whoever marries Thor
Favorite Christmas present? Diamond necklace from my mom


Claudia Larsh, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Our resident ninja, Claudia ensures our patients are taken care of well. She’s been Dr. Tosh’s extra set of hands since 2013. And her heart of gold calms even the most anxious patients. We all watch out for her devious side though as she loves to startle her co-workers.

Just For Fun

Favorite waste of time? Watching reality TV shows on Netflix
Favorite candy or chocolate bar? It would probably be easier to say what isn’t my favorite
If you were a kitchen utensil, which one would you be? Ice cream scoop
Pick two celebrities to be your parents: Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia


Kiersten Acevedo, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Kiersten brought a fresh air of fun into our already fun-filled office. Her big smile greets patients and carries through each visit. She excels at transferring patient concerns to Dr. Tosh to make sure each one is addressed. Everyone loves her energy and enthusiasm.

Just For Fun

Favorite drink? Vanilla Coke from Milky Way in Frankfort
Childhood hero? My grandpa
What song best describes your work ethic? Firework by Katy Perry
Worst injury? Jumping on the bed and tore nostril off on dresser


Tanner Bamforth, Dental Assistant

Affectionately known as our mascot, Tanner continues to expand his role. He interned several summers and regularly volunteered for our community service events. Tanner completed his graduate degree program by receiving his masters in Physiology. His recent focus on obtaining his radiology license and developing his patient care skills proves his dedication to dentistry.

Just For Fun

Favorite waste of time? Riding and working on my motorcycle
A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say? Fiesta at the South Pole
If the entire office came over for dinner, what would you prepare? Cereal
Pick two celebrities to be your parents: Adele and Morgan Freeman, a lot of wisdom and love


Heather Tosh, Creative Director

The Tosh Dental Group “brand” is a result of Heather. Her vision for the practice comes through in the look and feel of everything we do – from the wall colors to our circular business cards and even to the warm welcome you receive. It’s all Heather. We rely on her graphic design background to develop effective, good-looking materials. And she helps a ton with keeping Dr. Tosh in check.

Just For Fun

Favorite drink? As my kids would say, “Mom, do you need your Grande Soy No Water Extra Hot Chai?”
A penguin walks through the door wearing a sombrero. What does he say? Got any grapes?
If you were a kitchen utensil, which one would you be? Cake decorating piping bag
What song best describes your work ethic? All Night Long by Lionel Richie