Meet our Team
Dr. Christopher Weber
Dr. Weber is one of our delightful doctors and owners here at Soft Touch Dental. He has been practicing dentistry since graduating from SIUE School of Dental Medicine in 2011. Dr. Weber is truly the heart of our practice. His ruminative and gentle nature ensures that each and every patient receives individualized treatment catered to his/her own personal needs and ideals. Dr Weber is consistently furthering himself and the practice by continuing his education in the dental field. Dr. Weber genuinely cares about his patients and embodies our office with his “soft touch” and soothing words.
Dr. Weber and his wonderful wife Meredith made an addition to their family in March of 2017. Blessed with a vivacious and adorable baby named Victoria, Dr. Weber loves spending time with his girls and watching his daughter grow. When not in the office, Dr. Weber enjoys rock climbing, watching movies(especially the latest in the Star Wars Saga), and reading comic books. Dr. Weber is often the voice of reason and is beloved by his family, the Soft Touch Staff, and his patients.
Dr. Leon is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of the Dental School at University of Missouri-Kansas City, he has over 28 years of experience in helping his patients achieve and maintain optimal dental health and smiles that they can be proud of. His soft touch and gentle nature are the foundation of our practice philosophy.
Dr. Leon maintains membership in professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Organization for Conscious Sedation. He and the rest of our dental team attend ongoing education courses throughout the year to make sure we are offering the latest and the best dental techniques. Dr. Leon has been married for 40 years to his wife Mitzi, who also works in the office helping patients for the last 24 years. They have 3 children; Melissa, Larry, and Jeffrey and one granddaughter named Aspen. Dr. Leon’s hobbies include: biking, swimming and baseball (Go Cards!).
Dr. Jason Allen
Dr. Allen is a 2000 Graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Since completing Dental School, he has received further training in Cosmetic Dental work and Clear Aligner Therapy (ClearCorrect). He is always taking courses to keep up on the latest in dental treatments and technology.
Dr. Allen lives in the city and enjoys riding his bicycle to work when he can. He also likes hiking and spending time outdoors with his two daughters, playing pinball, and looking for new restaurants to try out. Dr. Allen’s calm nature and gentle touch help put patients at ease and feel relaxed while they are in his care.
Dr. Allen welcomes all patients to the office at Soft Touch Dental and is happy to serve you.
Dr. Azaryas Mandefro
Dr. Azaryas Mandefro is dedicated to giving your family the advanced dental care and personalized attention you deserve. Dr. Mandefro earned his bachelor’s degree from Mizzou (University of Missouri) and his DMD from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, and Greater St. Louis Dental Society, and lives in Town and Country with his wife Betty and their daughter Ellie. Dr. Mandefro and is staff look forward to servicing you as the top Dentist Florissant MO has!
Meet our Soft Touch Dental Staff
Molly – Officer Manager
Molly is our lovely office manager. She wears a variety of hats at the office with both grace and poise. You will see Molly at the front desk as well as in the clinical parts of the practice either assisting the doctor or helping our hygienists. Ever willing to help and be a team player, Molly is constantly pushing the team to be better together. Well versed and abundantly experienced in all positions in the dental office, Molly is an incredible asset to Soft Touch Dental.
Molly and her husband, Josh, have a charming and handsome little boy named Peyton. Molly is completely in her element playing hostess in a house full of family and friends. She loves going on family trips (most recently to Florida and California), taking long walks in nature, and doing holiday crafting with her sister. Molly likes helping others and finds great satisfaction in doing good for her peers. She plays a vital role in many of her friends and family’s lives. Molly is well-liked and adored by all.
Bree – Dental Hygienist
Bree is one of our fabulous Registered Dental Hygienists and also our team lead for the hygiene department. She has been working as a hygienist since 2000. Our patients can count on Bree to give them a pleasant and thorough cleaning experience. Her patients often praise her for her gentle voice and calming demeanor. Bree is a talented and kind hygienist with phenomenal listening skills. She is well known for going above and beyond on every occasion and does everything in her power to make sure our patients have the tools and information they need to have great oral health.
Bree and her fiancee Brett have two daughters between them. They plan family outings to fun and exciting places like the St. Louis Zoo or Holiday World nearly every weekend. Bree loves to bake and her coworkers love to try all her recipes. On the weekends, she enjoys riding on the motorcycle with Brett, eating delicious food, and listening to good music. Bree is well respected and loved by her friends and family for her impartial advice and genuine affection.
Karla- Dental Hygienists
Karla is one of our fantastic and experienced Registered Dental Hygienists. She is dedicated to ensuring our patients receive the very best standard of care. Karla is a great listener, and often has our patients laughing during the dental cleanings with her hilarious repertoire of stories and witty commentary. She strives to make your experience a relaxing and happy occasion regardless of any past negative encounters at the dental office you may have had elsewhere. As our OSHA coordinator, Karla is diligent in making certain that both her teammates and patients are receiving care in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
Karla is an unwavering and loyal wife, mother of two, and friend. She loves attending the movies with her son Logan and spending girl time with her daughter Adrianna. On the weekends, you will most likely find Karla losing her voice at a cheerleading competition or deep in the creative process in her craft room. She is talented and imaginative with a knack for knowing exactly what the people want. Karla brings laughter and stability to all those she loves and cares about.
Hannah – Hygiene Assistant
Hannah is our wonderful hygiene assistant. She is one of the first faces you will see when you make an appointment at Soft Touch Dental. You count on Hannah to be sympathetic and caring during your visit. She is a great listener and takes pride in providing the best care possible to her patients.
Hannah grew up in a small farm town in Southern Illinois. She made the big move to St. Louis where she met her husband and got married. She has a three step-children and a dog. On the weekends you can find her exercising, at sporting events or back at her farm in Illinois. She loves spending time with friends and family and also volunteering for the St. Lous County Police Family Association.
Kelsey- Dental Assistant
Kelsey is one of our awesome assistants. She considers her unofficial title to be “Director of First Impressions.” Kelsey is the front line for our new patients. You will most likely see her taking x-rays and helping the hygienists. She has a knack for explaining procedures and situations in a way that our patients can understand. This helps our patients really get involved in their treatment and feel confident that they are receiving both necessary and top of the line treatment. Kelsey also holds certifications in assisting the doctors with procedures, and our patients can occasionally find her chair side with Dr. Weber and Dr. Mandefro.
Kelsey is a bit of a bookworm with her favorite books leaning towards the adventure/fantasy genre. She loves Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and anything by Anne Rice. Kelsey enjoys singing and going out dancing. On the weekends you will find her hiking at Pere Marquette or spending time with her family and close friends.
Andi- Dental Assistant
Andi is one of our delightful assistants. Her multiple certifications in prosthodontics and experience in the dental field give her the knowledge and capability to take care of any of our patients’ needs, while her infectious laugh and empathetic nature make even the most anxious patient feel comfortable and confident with any dental procedure. Our patients can always count on Andi to make them laugh and treat them like family.
Outside of the office, you can find Andi spending time with her family. Andi loves camping, floating on the Black River, attending sporting events, exploring, or enjoying a night in with good food, great friends, and family. Andi’s three children, Nino, Tae, and JJ, are her whole world. Andi is a devoted and protective mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many.
Jordan – Dental Assistant
Jordan is one of our awesome dental assistants. You can find him chairside with any of our doctors. Jordan has been working in the dental field for over three years and has the unofficial title “Head of Hospitality.” His favorite part of his job is helping patients to feel good about themselves during the course of treatment. He prides himself on making the patients as comfortable as possible while in our dental office.
While Jordan may not be new to the dental world, he is new to our city. A California transplant, he loves exploring St. Louis and already claims the Cardinals as his team. The St. Louis Cardinal Nation adopted him with ease. On the weekends you can find Jordan enjoying a margarita in his neighborhood in Central West End or out on the town for a night of dancing. Jordan most admires his mother Debra who has been nothing but supportive during his move to St. Louis.
Debbie – Dental Assistant
I’m Debbie, and I have been in dentistry since 1987 where I attended Bryan Institute to become a dental assistant. After a few years of front office and chairside assisting I became certified with DANB. I have worked with oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and overall general dentistry. In 1999 I became expanded function in restorative and prosthodontics. I also have a teaching certificate that allowed me to pass on my knowledge to dental assistant students at Sanford Brown College and Everest College.
For many years I volunteered myself to do dental presentations at local elementary, junior, and senior high schools which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have also lent myself to the elderly by presentations at VA homes and skilled nursing facilities. When there is an opportunity for me to educate or learn something about dentistry I’m all for it. Needless to say…I love teeth! In my spare time, I am an avid basketball fan. I love the outdoors and spending tie with my two grandchildren.
Jill- Insurance Coordinator/Receptionist
Jill is one of the initial people you will talk to on the phone and the very first face you will see when you walk through our doors. Our resident insurance guru, Jill maintains relations with the insurance providers and is more than happy and willing to help our patients with any situation that arises. Jill is one of our most thorough team members. Her patience and dental experience ensure our patients are in great and capable hands.
Outside of our dental office, Jill loves spending time with her family. She and her son, Jace, enjoy movie and pizza nights. Jace is a dedicated soccer player, and Jill is never happier than when seeing his had work pay off on the field. Jill is active within her own community and has a respected voice among her peers. She loves to laugh and has the best sense of humor.
Tona- Treatment Coordinator/Receptionist
Tona’s smiling face will be waiting for you after your dental visit to check out. She has invaluable experience in the dental field which equips her to handle any questions our patients may have. Tona’s positive attitude and kind words are sure to boost the mood of everyone she encounters. Tona has a big heart and treats all of our patients like family.
Tona is always going on another adventure. She loves traveling and frequents Central America and the surrounding islands. When she’s not lounging on the beach, you can find her playing trivia, golfing, cooking with her beau Roley, or painting the town with her sister. Tona has 5 children including Eric, Megan and Manny, and Matt and Maria. The most recent addition to Tona’s family is little Michael, her very first Grand-baby.