1170 W Kansas St. Liberty, MO. 64068
(816) 716-1000

Meet The Staff

Meet the Team at Northland Family Dentistry


Jamie DeFriesJamie

Jamie graduated from Concorde Career College and had additional training in Expanded Functions include Restorative, Prosthodontic, Orthodontic, and Sedation practices. She also has been trained in Cerec Crowns including design, stain and glaze procedures. She has been with Northland Family Dentistry since 2014 and assisting since 2007. Jamie is married to her husband Matt, and they have three kids Elyssa, Elija, and Ella. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to her kids sports activities including football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and gymnastics.

Courtney SpeirsCourtney

Courtney Speirs is a Dental Assistant in our office. She attended Park University and had additional training in Expanded Functions in Fixed Prosthetics, Restorative I, and Orthodontics.

Her favorite part of her job is building a rapport with her patients and co-workers. Courtney is married to her husband Brett with two children Maddux and Easton, ages 4 and 5. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing with her husband, watching sports, and playing video games.



When you come to our office you will likely meet Angie.  She is an excellently trained dental assistant from Concorde College.  Along with her assisting abilities she has been independently trained in meeting your specific needs, ranging from scheduling your appointments, billing insurance and answering questions regarding your insurance, and treatment plan coordination.  She is a proud parent of 2 beautiful girls.  Angie spends her free with her family and enjoys cheering on the KC Chiefs and Royals.


Buffey is an integral part of our team. She serves as our Practice Administrator and helps with assisting at times.  She graduated from Concorde College as a dental assistant and moved up the ranks to Practice Administrator. She bring many years of experience to her leadership role, and has enjoyed being involved with all the new technologies as they develop and become available.  She enjoys meeting new patients and the ones we have seen for years have become family.  Buffey is married Shawn they have 2 beautiful daughters who keep them busy.  In her spare time she enjoys DIY projects at home, sporting events with her family, and is a huge fan of William Jewell football which her husband coaches.


Lisa is a Dental Hygienist and has been a member of the team for 3 years. She about to have her 2 child with her husband Brad and enjoys a healthy lifestyle.

She’s an avid Yogi and enjoys eating healthy. She really loves connecting with patients and helping them to develop healthy lifestyle choices that will ultimately help their oral health. 


Whitney graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene at Concorde Career College.   Her love of dental hygiene fuels her desire to provide an important service to our patients.  She enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health. She enjoys being outside in the summer with her family, and going to the beach. She is married to Kale, her high school sweetheart, who  is also in the dental field.  They have 2 children Grayson and Brynlei.