Meet Our Caring Team

Dedicated to making kids smile.
Front Office Team
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Amanda our office manager wearing a purple top and smiling
Amanda

Office Manager

I come from a military family and grew up all over the world. I moved to Wichita, KS, when I was 12-years-old. I am married to my dream man and have two amazing kiddos.

I got into dentistry by chance. I was looking for a change in my career, and I came to love it and have never left.

The best part of my job is working with such a fantastic team and all of us sharing the same goal day-to-day, namely, making sure children and their parents have the best experience at our office.

Outside of the Office:

Our family goes to Table Rock Lake as much as possible. We are an active family, so we spend a lot of time at the gym or playing basketball and softball. We value our family time and spend as much of it as we can together making lasting memories.

Fun Fact:

The best quote I’ve ever heard was by Fred Devito: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

Hannah our insurance coordinator wearing a purple top and smiling
Hannah

Insurance Coordinator

I have been married to my husband, Rusty, since 2011, and we have a daughter, Annabelle, and son, Aiden. We also have two little dogs that we rescued, Scruffy and Ollie.

We live in a town called Mount Hope just outside Wichita, KS – we absolutely love living in a small town. I have a strong faith that Jesus is my savior. His love and forgiveness gets me through the day and helps keep me positive.

When I started in dentistry, I knew very little about the industry and nothing about insurance. However, I quickly learned to love it and enjoy increasing my knowledge every day.

One major passion of mine is helping people. I genuinely believe we provide the best care to our patients and, on the billing end, we try to be very thorough in what we bill and pay close attention to the details. I work hard to help all patients can maximize their insurance benefits.

Outside of the Office:

Spending time with my family and friends is what I love to do in my spare time! A family board games/food day is something we try to do monthly.

Fun Fact:

An iced americano from Starbucks is my FAVORITE pick-up!

Brooke our marketing coordinator wearing a purple top, with long brown hair and smiling
Brooke

Marketing Coordinator

I am originally from Girard, KS, and have two kids. I chose dentistry because I enjoyed the awesome atmosphere at the Children’s Dental Professionals, LLC office.

Since joining the team, I have enjoyed working with our outstanding doctors and love the opportunity to collaborate with my co-workers. I simply love working here and am excited to care for your kiddo’s smile.

Outside of the Office:

I love to travel and spend time outdoors.

Fun Fact:

Top of my bucket list is to travel to Paris.

Macy our patient coordinator wearing a purple top, with shoulder length blonde hair
Macy

Patient Coordinator

I have been working at Children’s Dental Professionals, LLC since 2012. I love spending time with my animals (goats, chickens, dogs) and my family. On the weekends, you can usually find me outside working in the yard or fishing!

The best part about my job is being around children and having a great relationship with my co-workers. I try to bring humor to our office to make the day a little brighter by making my co-workers and patients laugh.

Outside of the Office:

I own an online clothing boutique that takes up a lot of my spare time. I also like to fish, host cookouts, and go to the lake.

Fun Fact:

Number one on my bucket list is to go to Hawaii. I would like to learn how to surf and also dive in a shark cage.

Megan. M our patient coordinator wearing a purple top and eye glasses while smiling
Megan M.

Patient Coordinator

I was born and raised in southeast Kansas and have lived in Wichita for more than nine years. I am married and have a very active four-year-old son who keeps me on the go.

I have more than a decade of experience in the dental field. What initially drew me to dentistry and keeps me here is the opportunity to help people and make a difference every day.

The best part of my job is my daily interactions with children. They always have something funny or sweet to say. It brings me such joy and entertainment to be a part of so many kid’s lives.

Outside of the Office:

My favorite thing to do in my free time is to be outside. My family is very active, and we love to ride bikes, kayak, canoe, camp, hike, and enjoy the sunshine!

Fun Fact:

The theme song of my life is always changing. My family and I enjoy being goofy, and we make songs up together all the time. Whatever silly thing we might be thinking can quickly turn into a tune at our house.

Summer our dental assistant wearing a purple top, with short brown hair and smiling
Summer

Patient Coordinator

I’m from Missouri and moved to Kansas about eight years ago. My husband, Mike, and I have three kids.

I love helping patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile! I think my warm personality and being very sympathetic is of value when working with our patients and parents.

I love the friendly and fun atmosphere at Children’s Dental Professionals, LLC. Our doctors truly value all of our team on a professional and personal level!

Outside of the Office:

I enjoy running outside when the weather is nice, traveling, and watching Kansas City Chiefs games (Go Chiefs!).

Fun Fact:

My favorite quote: “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Amber our patient coordinator wearing a purple top
Amber

Patient Coordinator

I have two incredible daughters, eight years apart. Their dad and I met in a grocery store almost 12 years ago. We live in Derby, KS. We have a very spoiled Labrador named Rocky. Everyone that knows me, knows that I am obsessed with my dog!

Why did you choose dentistry?
I’d like to think dentistry chose me. I worked at a bank when a dentist that worked down the street came in and offered me a job. I feel very fortunate to have been working in dentistry for almost 10 years now.

What is the best part of your job?
Definitely, the children are the best part of my job. I love seeing all of their smiles when they head inside the office. Now that we take temperatures of everyone I love hearing about how their day is, or what they have planned for the day.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?
Being compassionate and patient are two traits that I enjoy bringing to the office whether on the phone or in person. However, my love for children is definitely what takes the cake!

What do you do outside of the office?
Outside of the office, I love to have a fun game night with the family, even though we can be a little competitive. We also enjoy going on trips or taking hikes nearby.

Share an interesting fact about yourself?
An ice-cold soda is my favorite pick-me-up!

Our Dental Assistants
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Lee our dental assistant wearing a purple top, with blonde shoulder length hair and smiling
Lee

I grew up in Kinsley, Kansas. I’ve been married for more than 40 years. I have four boys and two daughters-in-law, along with two grandchildren and three granddogs.

I started in dentistry by applying for a part-time dental assistant job when I was in college and got the position. Since then, I have fallen in love with the dental field and have made it my career.

I continue to bring a positive attitude to each visit and love giving kids the best experience possible.

Outside of the Office:

I love spending time with my family. I like to cook, take walks with my husband and granddogs, and have started to enjoy traveling.

Fun Fact:

Top of my bucket list is to visit Machu Picchu in Peru.

Christy our dental assistant wearing a purple top, with orange shoulder length hair and smiling
Christy

I am married and have three sons whom I love spending time with and seeing them grow. I have been in the dental field for more than six years. I enjoy working with kids and helping them understand the importance of dental health.

I chose dentistry because I found a real interest in teeth and learning about oral health. Since entering the industry, I have endeavored to make each visit fun and have enjoyed working with kids. I also love our team and working at Children’s Dental Professionals, LLC.

Outside of the Office:

My three boys play soccer, so we spend a lot of our free time at the soccer fields. Other than that, I enjoy being outdoors with my kids and traveling.

Fun Fact:

I want to skydive!

Cassidy our dental assistant wearing a purple top and smiling
Cassidy

BIO COMING SOON!

Yazmin our dental assistant wearing a purple top standing outside and smiling
Yazmin

I have been in pediatric dentistry for more than ten years. I’m happily married with three kids and a young puppy. I’m from the great city of Chicago and moved to Wichita a few years ago. We are a big sports family that loves the Chicago teams.

I love being able to make others laugh, and I like helping people in life. I choose dentistry because its a way to help others, especially kids. I wanted to make sure I could help kids conquer any fears they may have, mainly because I was afraid of the dentist as a child.

The best part of my job is being able to help a child have a better experience by being silly, telling jokes, and making them laugh.

Outside of the Office:

I love doing arts and crafts and playing sports with my kids. I also enjoy watching movies, especially scary movies. I enjoy going to theme parks and riding rollercoasters.

Fun Fact:

I’d like to take a family trip to Rome.

Cami our dental assistant wearing a purple top standing outside and smiling
Cami

I was born and raised here in Wichita. I have one daughter, and a miniature dachshund that we love to spend our time with.

Why did you choose dentistry?
As a child, I struggled at every dentist appointment and never wanted to go. As I grew up, I became very interested in oral health and I could never understand why I had such a negative view of the dentist. I chose the dental field to help others overcome their fears and realize just how fun it can be!

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is making sure every kid has had a positive experience and leaves happy.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?
I am a team player and very eager to help around the office.

What do you do outside of the office?
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and family. I am creative and also love to craft.

Share an interesting fact about yourself
I am shorter than most of my patients!

Yatzari our dental assistant wearing a purple top, with long brown hair and smiling
Yatzari

I was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I love spending time with my little family, especially my dog Roxy!

Why did you choose dentistry?
I always knew I wanted to work in Healthcare since I was very young! I became very passionate about Oral Surgery and Orthodontics but always wanted to work in pediatrics. I was very fortunate to join the team here at Children’s Dental Professionals because I get to work with the people who make me most happy, kids!

What is the best part of your job?
The best part about my job is seeing my patients go home with a smile, there is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing my little patients happy.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?
I love being part of the team and helping others.

What do you do outside of the office?
In my spare time, I enjoy doing arts and crafts and I love watching Disney movies, but my favorite thing to do is go to The Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

Who is your hero?
My hero is my mom.

Dental Hygienists
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Amber our dental hygienists wearing a purple top with short brown hair and smiling
Amber

Clinical Supervisor

I’m married to my best friend and the absolute love of my life. I have one daughter and one son. My husband and children wish we had a dog, but haven’t started the “pet” thing yet. Maybe we will have a fish one day, and probably a dog – I’m usually outnumbered on these decisions.

I’ve always had a passion for the health industry, and as a child growing up, my favorite place to go was the dentist office. As a child, I was inspired by my hygienist, who was always very friendly and had fun ways of trying to get me to care more about my oral health.

When we started clinical rotations in dental hygiene school, pediatrics was my absolute favorite. From then on, I knew I would work in pediatrics after graduation. Kids make you smile with their witty and honest personalities; there is never a dull moment. They make you realize how simple it is to be happy, and you feel like a kid again in those moments.

I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of doctors, co-workers, and bosses. These people truly are my “second” family. I already gushed about how much I love children before, but again I love the kids!

Outside of the Office:

Outside the office, I am always with my husband and two children. We love the zoo, Tanganyika, parks, swimming pools, and going to the gym. The kids are just now starting to explore sports, so I’m sure more fields and gyms are in my near future. We love to be active and social. We enjoy grilling and entertaining friends and family at our home as often as we can.

Fun Fact:

My favorite quote: “Life is like a box of chocolates, never know what you’re going to get.” – Forest Gump.

Taylor our dental hygienists wearing a purple top, with short brown hair and smiling
Taylor

I had the coolest dentist growing up and was intrigued by the profession. I started out as a hygiene assistant then decided to pursue dental hygiene school. Since then, I became very passionate about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. I enjoy screening for myofunctional disorders, then working with the doctors to determine patient needs.

I am very caring and compassionate. I want every experience to be as positive as possible for each patient, and I work hard to understand how the patient is feeling to ensure they know I care.

Outside of the Office:

I love my family, and my boys keep me very busy. In my spare time, I enjoy watching and playing sports. I also enjoy working on home improvement projects.

Fun Fact:

My hero is my mom. I appreciate her so much! I have nothing but positive memories from my childhood, and my mom is a huge part of that.

Barb our dental hygienists wearing a purple top with long brown and pink hair
Barb

I was born and raised in Wichita, KS, and I have three kids. I graduated from WSU in 2008 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene and then in 2009 with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. I work at Children’s Dental Professionals, LLC only 2-3 Fridays a month. I also work full-time at a general dental practice.

When choosing dentistry, I was looking to work in the medical field. I love people and the idea of healthcare and helping others. Dental hygiene gave me that with a schedule that worked best for my family.

I love seeing repeated patients that request me even though I only work a couple of times a month. I enjoy picking on and joking with my patients and couldn’t ask for better bosses than the three I have. I always aim to be a team player and have fun with my co-workers.

Outside of the Office:

I love being outside, spending lots of time with family, playing games and cards, and traveling whenever given a chance. My kids keep me busy with their school activities and sports.

Fun Fact:

My favorite quote: “Live life to the fullest with no regrets because you are never guaranteed tomorrow!”

April our dental hygienists wearing a purple top with long brown hair
April

I grew up in a small town in Kansas. I’m married with two children and three dogs. I chose dentistry because I wanted to be in a job where I could help people.

Since entering the dental field, I genuinely enjoy talking with our patients and parents about everything from praise for a job well done to recommendations for improvements.

Outside of the Office:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I like going to movies, listening to music, reading, and watching or playing sports. I love to make memories and scrapbook them too.

Fun Fact:

My theme song for my life would be “If Today Was Your Last Day” by Nickelback.

Amanda M. our dental hygienists wearing a purple top and standing outside
Amanda M.

I grew up in the Wichita area and have a wonderful husband and two fluffy cats.

I became interested in working with teeth after spending my middle school and high school years at the orthodontist’s office. I then received a B.A. in Biology from Kansas University. I worked as a dental assistant before earning a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from WSU.

I enjoy educating patients and their parents on proper oral hygiene home care as I guide them to optimal oral health.

Outside of the Office:

I love to be outdoors, gardening, hiking, snow skiing, traveling, relaxing with my husband and cats, and spending time with friends and family.

Fun Fact:

I’d like to travel and see as much of the world as possible.

Nicole our dental hygienists wearing a purple top, with short dark hair and smiling
Nicole

I have been married for more than ten years and have two children.

I started in dentistry because I always wanted to help people. I enjoy teaching oral health and watching people learn new things about their teeth. I then use that information to improve your home care routine.

I enjoy working with people and being surrounding by a team who love dentistry as much as I do.

I chose pediatric dentistry because I wanted to continue helping patients with special needs. Working with these individuals has enabled me to be adaptable and tailor my routine to fit each person’s circumstances.

Outside of the Office:

My children and I enjoy going to Colorado to hike up mountains, going to the zoo to learn about animals, planting gardens, and watching movies together.

Fun Fact:

My first bachelor’s degree is in Gerontology (the study of aging).

Susan our dental hygienists wearing a purple top and smiling
Susan

BIO COMING SOON!

Kids Love Us, Just Ask Their Parents

The entire staff has a true love for children and their dental care. They actutally get excited when I tell them it's time to go to the dentist!

Brooke M.

The best dentist and dental assistants in the world! Sweet and caring ladies. The Lord truly blessed us when we found this dental office.

Candy T.

They always make my kids feel comfortable and it's always a pretty painless experience. So glad a friend recommended this office!

Katrina T.

This office provides professional yet personal care. They take their service that one step further while working with each patient.

Donald A.
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