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.”

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

Clinical Supervisor

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.

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

For 18 years, my hometown was located in Georgia. Growing up, I had always enjoyed going to my small town dental doctor, and as far as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with teeth. Plus, caring for people always has been one of my strongest suits.

I moved to Kansas in 2008 and have been here since. My husband and I got married in 2010, and now we have two beautiful children; a son (5) and a daughter (4). My two kiddos make me who I am today! We have three fur babies; Duke (Boxer), Klaus (German Short-haired Pointer), and Magnolia (German Short-haired Pointer).

My favorite part of my job is working with the children and seeing the smiles on their faces! I like providing an uplifting and fun environment at work.

Outside the Office:

If you don’t find me having a movie night with my children, then you will find me in the kitchen cooking one of my favorite recipes! We love being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and just enjoying fresh air!

Fun Fact:

My bucket list includes traveling and visiting Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hawaii, and a few others!

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

Clinical Lead

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.

Nicole our dental hygienists wearing a purple top while standing outside
Sarah

I am married with two children. I have always enjoyed learning, and am a very detail-oriented person. This led me to further my knowledge and become a dental hygienist.

I choose this role because I am passionate about educating others on how to improve their oral health and create healthy habits for life.

As a hygienist, I am learning different things every day. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know each child’s unique personality.

Outside of the Office:

I am very focused on dentistry. I enjoy attending dental seminars to further my education and learning more about how airway health impacts overall health.

Fun Fact:

I would love to live in a mobile, tiny home and travel across the United States!

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.

Megan R our Dental Hygienist wearing her purple dental uniform
Megan R.

I grew up in Goddard, Kansas, and graduated from the dental hygiene program at Manhattan Area Technical College in 2014. I earned my Extended Care Permit II in 2015 while working in a public health clinic, mostly doing outreach in dental work for school-aged children in classroom settings. I continue to do this type of dental outreach several times a month.

I have known I wanted to work in a pediatric office since my first day of dental hygiene school! I love how energetic children are, and I love learning about their perspective of the world because it is so different from an adult’s perspective. They have as much to teach me as I have to teach them!

The best part about my job is getting the opportunity to influence a child’s outlook on dentistry positively. I want kids to look forward to seeing the dentist and enjoy getting their teeth cleaned!

I strive to be compassionate and stay positive in all situations. Even if your child is nervous or worried, they can count on me to walk them through every step of the appointment. I’ll make sure they know that everything is going to be okay.

Outside of the Office:

I enjoy reading, watching movies, baking, traveling, and spending time outside with my “fur baby,” Ellie. I like going on hikes, bike rides, or just spending time in the sunshine.

Fun Fact:

I have been skydiving! When I was in college, my roommate and I jumped out of a plane with parachutes on! It was so exhilarating – I would love to do it again.

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

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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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