FRONT OFFICE TEAM
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!
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR AND RECEPTIONIST
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 and two wonderful grandsons who keep me going!
I began my career at a dental practice after I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Art, where I was a receptionist and then transitioned to their treatment coordinator. Here at Riverside Dental as our insurance coordinator, I verify and file insurance claims, credit payments, help patients understand their dental insurance benefits, and provide treatment estimates. Working with people is the best part of my job. Everyone here is genuinely nice and caring, and our patients are a wonderful group of people.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy the outdoors! I love hiking and biking especially.
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.
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.
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!
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 become 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.
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.
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.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at my church, scrapbooking, and going to movies.
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!
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, laying by the pool in the summer, and am really into essential oils and sharing their benefits with others.
EXPANDED DUTY DENTAL ASSISTANT
I am thrilled to be back in my hometown, 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!
I graduated from Wichita Area Technical College May of 2013 with my Associate’s in Dental Science. I have been working in dentistry ever since and absolutely love it! I love working at Riverside Dental because our patients are so great and I genuinely like taking care of them. We have a great environment, too—it’s such a fun place to work!
I have three kiddos, one boy and two girls, and they are my whole universe! We also have a German shepherd named Mila and my Dachshund, Zelda. Outside of work, I like keeping busy with my family. We are always getting into something fun and spending time with each other.
Although I am new to Riverside Dental, I have been working in the dental field for more than six 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 time allows.
I graduated from Wichita State Technical School in May 2020 with an Associate’s 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!
I worked as a dental assistant for six 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!
Outside of work, I love to play soccer, spend time with family, and of course, play with my dog Snoop!