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About Your Team

About Your Team

You can expect personal, one-on-one attention from our entire team. At Family Dentistry of Arnold in Arnold we understand that each of our patients has unique wants and needs. That’s why we promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile, so we can design a care plan that is right for you. We take the time to explain your options, listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.



Dr. Daniel Hartwig, DDS and Dr. Cody Krech, DMD


Business Assistant Team

Business Assistant Team: Amber, Kelley, Amanda, Stacy


Dental Assistant Team

Dental Assistant Team Front Row: Mariah, Brooklyn, Karen
Back Row: Brian, Felicia


Dental Hygiene Team

Dental Hygiene Team: Catie, Shannon, April, Dawn

Business Assistant

Amanda was born and raised in Sainte Genevieve, and she graduated from Sainte Genevieve High School. After receiving her degree at UMSL, Amanda has served the dental field for almost two years. She wanted a new career path that challenged her and allowed her to grow. She loves being able to help patients celebrate their beautiful smiles! Amanda and her husband, Nathan, love spending quality time with their families. Together, they have two fur babies: a Border collie, Rowe, and their cat, Ellie. Amanda and Nathan travel as much as possible, and they spend most of their free time on Nathan’s family farm, where they plan to eventually build their home.

Dental Hygienist

April is from Enfield, a small town in the "middle of nowhere" Southern Illinois. She currently resides in Mehlville. April attended John A. Logan to receive her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and Certificate in Dental Assisting in 2008. She's served the dental field for seven years, five of which have been at Family Dentistry of Arnold. Her passion has always been helping people and building strong interpersonal relationships. Dentistry provides a unique opportunity to not only do those things, but also have a ton of fun! April's favorite thing about her job is hearing her patients say they love coming to the practice and how their dental anxiety is now nonexistent! She's married to her Prince Charming, Eric, and together they have two four-legged "fur babies," Augie and Reggie. April's hobbies include spending quality time with her family and friends, hiking, shopping, and traveling. She loves exploring all that St. Louis has to offer, especially Cardinal baseball games, Blues hockey games and country concerts.

Business Assistant

Amber was born and raised in DeSoto, Missouri. She graduated from DeSoto High School, and she’s worked in the dental field for over a year. Amber has a passion for helping others, and the dental field truly allows her to not only help her patients feel confident, but also healthy. In her spare time, she loves spending quality time with her family members and close friends. She enjoys camping, trail riding, and bonfires. Amber is happily married with two children of her own, plus two “bonus babies” who are her husband’s children.

Dental Assistant

Originally from Dinuba, California, Brian currently resides in Fenton. He’s attended Missouri College, Reedley College, and has one incomplete year of pre-med studies at UMSL. He’s been a dental assistant for seven years, and he is passionate about the field of dentistry due to personal experiences. He had some extensive dental work done as a child, and he’s been hooked ever since! He likes to change the negative stigma of the average dental experience.
Brian is the eldest of four kids. Born and raised in a Christian home, he leads worship at his home church in Fenton. You will often find him with a microphone in his hand or playing the piano or guitar. Music is Brian’s biggest passion in life.

Dental Assistant

Originally from St. Louis, Brooklynn currently lives in Festus. She graduated from Festus High School, is currently attending Jefferson College, and plans on going to STLCC Forest Park for her dental hygiene degree. Although she is new to the dental field, Brooklynn has a big passion for helping others in any way, shape, or form. The dental field gives her a chance to make someone healthy and feel good about themselves. Brooklynn loves seeing smiles from everyone when they leave the practice, not only because they are thanking her, but because they are confident in their smile. Brooklynn has two brothers, one sister, three cats and one dog. In her free time, she enjoys working out, buying new shoes (she’s a shoe fanatic), gymnastics, practicing softball, and getting her nails done.


Dental Hygienist

Originally from Arnold, Catie currently resides in Imperial. She attended Fox High School and St. Louis Community College for her dental hygiene degree. She’s served the dental field for almost three years after being a patient herself at the Family Dentistry of Arnold office for several years. Once she saw the care and compassion of this team, she knew dentistry was something she wanted to pursue. Catie loves educating her patients and bringing smiles to their faces. When she’s not working, Catie enjoys her time home with her husband and chocolate Lab, Cooper. Together, they enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and spoiling their fur baby.


Dental Hygienist

Dawn is originally from St. Louis, and she currently resides in Hillsboro. She attended Lindbergh High School and Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. Dawn has served the dental field for over 17 years. She became a dental hygienist because of her desire to help people. She loves spending time with her patients to help them understand the importance of how their dental health relates to their overall health. Dawn is happily married to her husband, Mike, for 22 years, and together they have two beautiful children, Dakota and Bailey. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, going on outdoor adventures, and crafting.

Dental Assistant

Felicia has lived in Festus, Crystal City, and DeSoto, but now currently resides in Tower Grove. She attended Missouri College and Ozark Technical Community College. She has eight years of experience in the dental field, and she loves having a career where she is able to grow and practice her skills. Felicia loves to breaking the negative dental stigma and helping patients overcome their dental fears. She lives with her two cats, and she loves to read (at least one book a month!). She also enjoys practicing yoga, working out consistently, cooking, eating, and traveling at every opportunity possible.

Dental Assistant

Although Karen was born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she lived in Minnesota for 12 years, which is where her husband Trevor is originally from. The Minnesota snow and freezing cold nights were too much for this southern girl, so Karen now resides in Fenton. She's attended Christian County High School, Coastal Carolina Community College, and University of Southern Indiana. Karen has over 29 years of experience in the field of dentistry. She used to fall asleep in the dental chair when she was a kid and still does today! When her school counselor suggested the dental field, she thought, "That's a thing? Awesome!" She loves pretty smiles!
Karen has four boys: Ty, Taylor, Nicholas, and Matthew. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and antiquing with her husband. They also have three dogs, so they like taking them to the dog park. As her coworkers can attest, she really loves to dance!

Business Assistant

Kelley was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Although she went to school in Fenton, she currently resides in Oakville. Kelley has served the dental field for more than six years. Growing up, she always wanted to work in the medical field, and she truly enjoys helping her patients smile. Kelley has been happily married to her husband, Steve, for three years. Together, they have a young daughter, Adeline, and a "fur-kid" named Nymeria. In her spare time, Kelley enjoys reading, hanging out with family members and friends on the weekends, and attending shows at the Muny and Fox Theatres in the summertime.

Dental Assistant

Originally from Arnold, Mariah currently resides in Cedar Hill. She attended Fox Senior High and Anthem College for her dental assistant certification. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Mariah has served as a dental assistant for almost four years. She loves to make others feel more comfortable with their oral health. Mariah is happily married with two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside and spending quality time with her family.

Dental Hygienist

Shannon was born in England, and due to both of her parents serving in the military, her family moved around quite a bit. Although she currently lives in Arnold, Shannon calls Colorado "home." She received her dental hygiene degree from Lewis and Clark Community College in 2005, and she's worked at the Family Dentistry of Arnold office for over 11 years. Growing up, Shannon had negative dental experiences and always feared visiting the dentist. She wanted to make a difference for patients with dental fears, easing their anxiety and improving their smiles. Shannon is happily married with two beautiful children, Jeyenn and Emry. They also have a spunky "fur baby" named London. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys vacationing with family and friends. Music soothes her soul, and she loves DIY crafts so much that her husband hates Pinterest!

Business Assistant

Stacy was born and raised in St. Louis, and she currently resides in High Ridge. Her education background includes Mehlville High School and Mississippi State University. She also received a softball scholarship through Forest Park’s softball league. Stacy has worked in the dental field for over 25 years; when she was in high school, she assisted a dental practice and loved seeing every patient smiles from proper oral health care. Stacy married her high school sweetheart, and together, they have two kids, Cameron, 13 years, and Sidney, 8 years. She loves watching her kids play baseball, basketball, and softball. She also loves attending art classes with her daughter.