Meet the Team

Front Office Team

 

Nancy L.

Office Manager

I love how our doctors and staff work together to take care of our patients, to ensure that each person has a great dental experience! I joined our practice in 2015 and manage the day-to-day business aspects, recruit, develop, and support our team. Our office has a wonderful team environment focused on our patient’s dental health.  We also have a lot of fun together participating in community events, celebrating holidays, and creating fun videos to share with our patients!

I’m blessed to have a wonderful family. I have a wonderful husband Doug, and two beautiful and energetic granddaughters who are my favorite hobby! I also love traveling, time with my friends, and am always up for an adventure!

Pam

Business Administrator and Receptionist

I love meeting our new patients and enjoy the relationships I have built with our established patients. I started with the practice in 1988, working for Dr. Joe, and watched Dr. Rupp grow into a wonderful, caring person and doctor, just like her father! Other than caring for the doctors, I open and close the office, manage facility maintenance, and order/track our office supplies. I also greet and check in patients, oversee the schedule, and handle collections.

Beyond work, I enjoy my family and host many family gatherings. I love being a grandma and spend every moment I can with my precious granddaughter, Emerson.

Mickey

Receptionist and Fill-In Assistant

I love to see smiling, familiar faces arrive for their visits. Having been with Riverside Dental since 2005, after starting in the field in 1993, I’ve met so many wonderful people! Our office is a family and our patients are a big part of that positive, welcoming feeling. I greet and check in patients, update their records, verify insurance, and schedule future visits. I’m also a dental assistant and fill in to assist the doctors when needed.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have two grown daughters, a two wonderful grandsons who keep me going!

Tara

Insurance Coordinator

I really enjoy solving problems within the insurance process, so our patients get the most from their benefits! I’m a new arrival at Riverside Dental, having started in 2017, though I brought with me several years of experience in insurance. I review treatment plans with patients and explain their dental benefits. I also file and process insurance claims, and follow up for timely results.

I’m from a small town in Kansas and moved to Wichita to attend college at WSU to complete my degree in business administration. I am married to Alex and we have two beautiful children, James and Grace! I enjoy time with friends and family, walking our dog, and exploring Wichita.

Dental Hygienists

Nancy S.

Monday-Friday Dental Hygienist

I look forward to getting to know patients and developing real connections with them. It’s a great feeling to help someone achieve a strong smile and keep it healthy! I started at Riverside Dental in 1981 and can’t imagine working in a more positive practice. I take X-rays and clean, scale, and polish patients’ teeth. Much of my time is focused on teaching my patients how to keep their teeth and gums healthy so they have great smiles.

Outside of work, I love traveling with my family, especially exploring the outdoors, fishing, and going to the lake. I’m married and we have three wonderful sons who are the loves of my life. All the boys went to the University of Kansas and played many sports. My husband and I also have two sweet Australian shepherds, Maddie and Rocky.

Michelle

Monday-Thursday Dental Hygienist

It’s rewarding to work closely with my patients, and helping each to improve their oral health and develop a clean, beautiful smile. At Riverside Dental, our doctors and my coworkers are family, and we care for our patients’ well-being and happiness. My dental field experience started in 1989 and I joined the practice in 2000. Working with patients, I clean teeth, provide preventive and maintenance care, and teach my patients how to keep their smile in great health.

I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years. My husband and I have two kids, Sydney and Colby, and we enjoy watching and supporting their sporting activities.

Ashlie

Tuesday-Thursday Dental Hygienist

I love catching up with my patients every four to six months. It’s fun to see how their home-care efforts improve their oral health, and I like hearing about the changes in their lives. My career in the field started in 2000 and I joined Riverside Dental in 2005. I can’t imagine a friendlier, more supportive and happy office! I clean teeth, check for oral disease, and provide preventive care. I also offer a lot of education, so patients can keep their smile healthy for life! In addition, I help as an assistant, order supplies, and volunteer with KMOM, which is a free dental clinic.

My husband’s name is Derick. We have two young kids, Carter and Kemper, and we love to travel and explore new places, cultures, and experiences. We also love KSU and Royals baseball!

Rachel

Monday-Thursday Dental Hygienist

I love getting to know my patients and forming relationships with them. I am happiest when patients improve their home care and develop a healthier smile! I started working at Riverside Dental as a Dental Assistant in 2006 and then studied to became a hygienist in 2010. I clean teeth, examine and treat patients for gingivitis and periodontitis, take X-rays, and place sealants. I also like to provide education and encouragement!

My husband Josh and I have been married for more than ten years. We have two sons, Cayden and Logan, who keep us busy with their dirt bikes, football, and other activities; they do it all! We live in the country with cats, chickens, ducks, and a lizard.

Dana

Monday and Friday Dental Hygienist

I have worked both as a Dental Hygienist and as an adjunct instructor at WSU for 30 + years. I am passionate about educating my patients on dental health and helping them keep their beautiful smile!

The best thing about working at Riverside Dental is the high quality patient care. The staff is caring, positive, and fun!

Outside of work, I like gravel biking and mountain climbing.

 

Megan

Friday Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Wichita State in May 2019 and joined the Riverside Dental team as a Dental Hygienist shortly after graduation.  I love working at Riverside!  The patients are all amazing and the staff is so supportive and fun to work with!

My hometown is Andale, Kansas.  I grew up and went to high school there, then headed to “the big city” of Wichita to attend WSU, which I now call home.

I enjoy traveling and spend most of my free time at the lake with my family and friends.

 

Lisa

Friday Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Wichita West High School and WSU for Dental Hygiene.  I love Riverside Dental because the people are so funny and pleasant to be around.  We laugh and tease each other.  The staff is very supportive.

I enjoy volunteering at my church, scrapbooking, and going to movies.

 

 

 

Dental Assistants

Shelly

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

I love being part of Riverside Dental and helping people enjoy their smile! I’ve been here since 2007, after starting in the field in 1996, and I treasure the friendships with our patients. I seat and prep patients, take impressions and X-rays, and assist the doctor with the procedure: acting as a second set of hands. My attention is always on our patients’ comfort, as I talk with them about how they’re feeling and what we’re doing.

Outside the office, I love time with my amazing grandkids and finding wonderful bargains at Goodwill!

Christy

Dental Assistant

I love being part of the Riverside Dental team! Our doctors are friendly and kind, and make our patients feel like part of the family. Working at our practice, I sterilize instruments, prepare the room for treatment, and seat and prepare our patient. Then, staying chairside, I assist the doctor with the procedure while making sure our patient is comfortable. I started working in the dental field in 2009 and found my professional home here in 2010.

I share my life with my son, Jackson, and Cabo, my Pomeranian. Outside of work, I enjoy time with Jackson and lying by the pool in the summer and am really into essential oils and sharing their benefits with others.

Madison

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

I am thrilled to be back in my home town, Wichita, and being back with my dental family at Riverside Dental!  I have been a Dental Assistant since 2010 and I love working in dentistry as every day brings you something different and challenging.  I’ve had the opportunity to work in pediatric dentistry, assist with oral surgery cases for the military at McConnell Air Force Base, and as a Dental Assistant for General Dentists.

I am married to Kyle and together we have a cat, Waylan, and a wiener dog, Rocky.  I love music and going to concerts, playing pickle ball, summertime at the lake, and traveling.  I love hot weather, so I am looking forward to summers in Wichita!

 

Shelbie

Dental Assistant

I recently graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at Fortis College. Going through this program, I was able gain dental knowledge in the classroom, and I also received hands-on experience working as a Dental Assistant as an intern. This prepared me well for my new role at Riverside Dental. I love working at Riverside Dental! Working with three dentists and such nice patients, has allowed me to broadened my knowledge and experience in so many different dental procedures.

We moved to Wichita from Columbia, South Carolina in July. My husband, Michael, is in the military and we were fortunate to be stationed in Wichita. We love Wichita! We find something new and fun to explore every weekend, and the people are so friendly! Together we have a new and very energetic puppy, named Thor! 

Becky

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Wichita Area Technical College May of 2013 with my Associates in Dental Science.   I have been working in dentistry ever since and absolutely love it!  I love working at Riverside Dental because of the patients.

I love all of my patients and just like taking care of them!  I love the environment, it’s such a fun place to work!

I have 3 kiddos, 1 boy and 2 girls and they are my whole universe!  We have 2 pups, my German Shepherd, Mila and my Dauchhound, Zelda.  Outside of work, I like keeping busy with my family.  We are always getting into something fun and spending time with each other.

 

Ruby

Dental Assistant

Although I am new to Riverside Dental, I have been working in the dental field for more than 6 years.  I really enjoy being able to utilize my experience to assist the doctors to get the best results for our patients.   I am also fluent in Spanish which allows me to help our Spanish-speaking patients understand their care.

I am a native Wichitan and love our community.  I enjoy spending time with my family, especially with my beautiful daughter, playing soccer, and going for runs when times allows.

 

Andrea

Dental Assistant

I graduated from Wichita State Technical School in May 2020 with an Associates in Dental Science. I always loved going to the dentist as a child and knew I wanted to work in a dental office. Working at Riverside Dental is just what I was looking for! The patients and staff are very friendly, and the doctors make our work fun!

Away from work I love to paint, run, exercise, and spend time with my family!

 

Glenda

Dental Assistant

I have worked as a Dental Assistant for 6 years prior to joining Riverside Dental. I like helping people and love to see them happy about their smile! I really enjoy working at Riverside Dental. It’s such a friendly, positive environment which makes it a great place to be!

I love to play soccer, spending time with family, and of course, time with my dog Snoop!