Meet the Team

Amie Blain

Registered Dental Hygienist
Amie started working at Dental Designs in 2004 as a dental assistant with Dr. Holst and then decided to continue her education at DMACC graduating from the dental hygiene program in 2011. Since Amie has returned to Dental Designs her and her husband, T.J. have added 3 children (Cooper, Marley, Thea) to their family along with their dog Wrigley. In her free time Amie enjoys traveling with her family which includes an annual trip to Chicago to cheer on the Cubs!

Laura Castro

Registered Dental Hygienist
Laura joined the Dental Designs team in 2018. Prior to this she practiced dentistry in Mexico after her 2011 graduation from dental school in Guadalajara, Mexico. She moved back to her childhood home of Iowa to attend the Indian Hills Community College Dental Hygiene program. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her husband Nick and their 2 fur babies.

Nicole Jones

Level 2 Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Nicole has been working chairside with Dr. Holst since 2001. She attended the first Level 2 Expanded Function class offered in the state of Iowa at the University of Iowa in 2016 allowing her to place restorative materials for Dr. Holst. Nicole and her husband Geoff have two boys, Caylor and Creyton. They enjoy spending their free time outdoors.

Olivia Montgomery

Level 1 Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Olivia is an expanded function dental assistant.  She graduated from Indian Hills Dental Assisting program in 2016. She joined the Dental Designs team in 2020. Born and raised in Knoxville ,Olivia enjoys being able to work with the people in her hometown.  She spends her time helping our patients in the clinical area and has also cross trained to assist the business team.  The best part of the job for Olivia is” seeing patients leave after treatment with a smile on their face and know they are happy with the work that was completed.”

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her fiance Jake and their two dogs. Together they enjoy camping and home improvement projects.

Sydney Washington

Registered Dental Assistant
Sydney is a registered dental assistant who recently joined the team at Dental Designs. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health in the spring of 2020. Following graduation, Sydney returned back to her hometown of Knoxville to work and apply to dental school. When not in the office, Sydney loves riding four wheelers on her family’s acreage, going on hikes, lifting, and running. She is learning about the field of dentistry from one of her biggest inspirations, Dr. Lisa Holst, and hopes to one day become a DDS herself!

Lori Deutsch

Office Manager
Lori has been part of the Dental Designs team since 2000. As an office manager, who is also a registered dental assistant, Lori knows exactly what it takes to keep our office running smoothly so our clinical team can focus on our patient’s unique needs. She loves the variety in her job and the opportunity to interact with patients getting to know their entire family.

Lori is married to Duane, and they live in Knoxville. They also have twin daughters, Mandi and Alissa. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and friends, reading and traveling.

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