Andra – Office Manager/Registered Dental Hygienist
Andra graduated from the Dental Hygiene program of Wichita State in 1971. Several members of Andra’s family are in the dental profession and this inspired her to become a dental hygienist. Andra worked in general dentistry for two years before switching to periodontal dentistry in 1973. Andra joined Dr. Anderson’s practice in 1984. Andra enjoys the one-on-one contact with the patients and has developed many friendships over the years. Andra feels that working with patients on homecare is one of the most rewarding parts of her work as a dental hygienist; that and seeing the improvements after a patient has gone through treatment.
In early 2017, Andra started working full time as the office manager. She still fills in as a dental hygienist on occasion; she’s enjoying learning new skills and a different side of dentistry. Andra and her husband have two daughters and are enjoying their time as grandparents to eight grandchildren.
Emily – Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily joined our practice in 2003. Emily graduated from Johnson County Community College, then transferred to Wichita State University to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2003. Emily is passionate and dedicated to improving patients’ oral health. Helping and educating patients has been very rewarding. Patients love Emily’s sweet disposition and gentle touch. Emily’s caring personality makes everyone feel so comfortable. Over the years she has enjoyed meeting new people and forming relationships with her patients. At home, Emily loves spending time with her husband and four children. With sports, dance, school activities, two busy careers and a baby, this family is always on the go!
Karen – Registered Dental Hygienist
Karen is one of our many “Shining Stars”! Karen graduated from the Wichita State School of Dental Hygiene in 1987. Karen started working with Dr. Anderson over twenty years ago and enjoys her work very much. Karen feels that periodontics is a good fit for her and we agree wholeheartedly! Karen has many longtime patients who consider her a friend and they always look forward to seeing this pretty woman and catching up with her. Karen always has a warm smile for everyone and puts them at ease. Karen’s pride and joy are her family. Karen has five children and two grandsons. As you can imagine, this is a busy family. Karen’s hobbies include; gardening, chickens, landscaping, and really anything outdoors! As a family, they enjoy skiing in the winter and camping at the lake in the summer.
Pandora – Registered Dental Hygienist
There’s always laughter in the office when Pandora is here! You can’t miss this tall beautiful woman who always has a smile on her face. Pandora is a favorite with her patients and she’s also a bit of a prankster. Pandora graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Wichita State University in 2000. Pandora started working with Dr. Anderson in 2002. Pandora and her husband have two very busy daughters and they enjoy going to all of their sporting events. Over the years, Pandora has become quite an accomplished photographer. Her co-workers love getting to see her work.
Jenni – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenni joined our practice the end of May 2020, she is working full time with us. We all know what a learning curve it is when you are starting a new job and especially when we are all navigating through the “new normal of Covid-19” but, Jenni has sailed through like a champ!
Jenni loves to get to know her patients and really enjoys chatting with them about their families, friends and work. She has a real talent for putting people at ease. Jenni graduated from dental hygiene school in Emporia, Kansas in 2015. She worked in general dentistry for five years before joining our periodontal practice.
Jenni is married and she and her husband have two daughters. They love to travel with their girls. In her spare time, Jenni enjoys photography and piano.
We are so happy to have Jenni join our “dental family”! She’s such a ray of sunshine with her beautiful smile.
Kristen – Receptionist
Kristen has a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. It’s hard to believe that this pretty young woman actually has a son in college and a daughter in middle school! Kristen is our “go to gal” at the front desk and is dedicated to helping every patient navigate the complex world of insurance. Patients can be reassured that they have someone on their side when they’re dealing with insurance. Kristen is always learning something new and has been working with Dr. Anderson since 2009. She very much enjoys getting to know the patients.
Kristen has two wonderful children and spends her free time with family and friends.
Brandy – Assistant
Brandy started working with Dr. Anderson in 2015. The first impression that you have of Brandy, is her beautiful smile, which rarely leaves her face, and her dimples! Brandy enjoys working with different patients every day and getting to know them. Brandy gets great satisfaction in helping people take care of their teeth.
Brandy lives in Derby with her husband and three children. Brandy and her husband stay very busy with the sporting events of their very active family. Camping is another favorite activity for Brandy and her family.
Mary Ann – Assistant
Mary Ann is our bundle of energy! She’s a beautiful young woman with a twinkle in her eye and a wonderful smile. Mary Ann is a very calm and comforting presence for her patients, she’s always willing to answer any questions or concerns they may have. Mary Ann is very experienced and knowledgeable and ready to help in any way for patients or co-workers. Mary Ann is also fluent in Spanish.
Mary Ann is from western Kansas. Mary Ann has been working alongside Dr. Anderson since 2005. Mary Ann enjoys working out and spending time with family and is happily married.
Tonya – Receptionist
The last week of July 2020, Tonya came to work with us. She is taking over Front Desk duties from Rachel who left us to go back to school.
We are excited to have Tonya joining us. She has a very sweet disposition and is so willing to help in any way that she can. Tonya has many years of experience in healthcare. She has worked as a medical assistant for a family practice in her hometown for several years and also worked the front desk area. Tonya is familiar with navigating the ins and outs of filing insurance which is very helpful for everyone!
Tonya and her husband have three beautiful kids. They love cheering them on at sporting events and packing up for weekends at the lake.
We know that you’re going to love Tonya as much as we do already!