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Meet Our Team

Tanna | Hygienist

Her favorite part of the job is providing a dental environment that kids are excited to return to, molding their experiences from a young age to help them achieve lifelong oral health. Tanna and her husband Matt have three, soon-to-be four beautiful children, two daughters and one son. They are the joys of her life! On the weekend you can find her family going out to breakfast and spending time at the lake. Things you might not know about Tanna is her favorite color is black, she loves thrift shopping, and she has an obsession with buying shoes for her kids.

Bri | Dental Assistant

Her favorite part about her job is caring for the little ones. She said “It’s very rewarding to know your making a positive impact on patients lives. You may be the only smile that patient sees all day.” Helping kids overcome their fears of dental work is by far the best part of working with the kids. Bri and her husband have 2 huskies, Bailey and Jax. She loves when she comes home from work and those two are wagging their tails ready to see her! In her free time Bri enjoys traveling, working out, and listening to crime podcasts.

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Courtney | Dental Assistant

Courtney’s favorite part of her job here is working with the kids every day! She said that earning their trust and educating them on dental health is so rewarding. It’s so fun to see the patients get excited about their oral health! Courtney has 2 boys named Conway & Cruz. 3 things you may not know about Courtney is that she married her high school sweetheart, she was born and raised in Leavenworth, and everyone’s name (including pets) in her family starts with a “C” (which goes back to her great Grandpa. How cool!)

Rhiannon | Front Desk/DA

Her favorite part about working here is the interactions between the patients and parents. Being able to bless children in need and get to know them makes her heart very happy! Rhiannon has 3 of her own children and they are her world. Everything they do makes her smile. You can find Rhiannon playing board games with her family or just spending time with them without electronics on the weekends. It is so nice to unplug with family over the weekend!

Sadie | Dental Assistant

Her favorite part about her job is getting to meet different people and hear their stories. She loves how funny and brutally honest kids can be. On Saturdays you’ll find her doing anything outside, especially going for walks and playing frisbee. She also enjoys going to antique stores and making quilts on the weekend. Three things you might not know about Sadie is that she took 12 years of piano lessons, she’s been making quilts since she was eight and she has at least 40 of them. She brushes her dogs’ teeth every day because 80% of dogs have gingivitis or gum disease by the age of three.

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Taygan | Dental Assistant

Taygan’s favorite part about her job here is interacting with the kiddos and making them laugh and smile! Her ideal Saturday would be at the race track or hanging out with her family at the lake.  Three things you probably didn’t know about Taygan is that her favorite color is black, she enjoys dirt track racing, and she loves to binge-watch her favorite shows on Netflix when she has free time. Say hello to Taygan next time you’re in our office!

Raven | Patient Coordinator

Raven loves being the first friendly face a patient sees at their appointment! Raven enjoys spending her off time with her family and Shih-Tzu. She enjoys shopping and listening to 80s music. If she could take a dream trip she would go to Colorado to hike and explore the mountains! She is an avid painter and creates amazing works of art!

Mandy | Dental Assistant

Mandy’s favorite part about working at Little Chompers is adding brightness and positivity to a patients day! Mandy is busy outside of the office taking care of her four children and spending time with her husband. She likes visiting a local food truck and eating their street tacos on the weekend! Mandy can wiggle her ears and she LOVES pickles!!

Kaitlyn | Dental Assistant

Kaitlyn worked as a CNA for several years and is looking for a new adventure working at Little Chompers. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son! Tee best way to spend a weekend for Kaitlyn is visiting the lake with family. She loves eating Mexican food and wants to do her job to the best of her ability!

Paige | Dental Assistant

Paige loves taking care of patients and thinks that they are the best part of the job! She loves shopping and spending time with family in her off time. She loves taking care of her dog and enjoys eating Mexican food! Her favorite color is Turquoise and is an avid horse rider!

Susan | Office Manager

Her favorite part of the job is working alongside the best coworkers. Susan loves the work environment here at Little Chompers. They all enjoy serving their patients the best they can day in and day out! She has 2 children, 6 grandkids, and another one due in January. Susan and her husband have been married for 32 years! Her favorite way to spend a Saturday is doing DYI projects with her husband and spending time with the grandkids.

Lauren | Practice Manager

Her favorite part about working here is the rewarding factor when she is able to gain the trust of a patient, especially the younger ones. Trust is huge in a dental office! Lauren is a boy mom with two boys, ages six and one. They also have a 12 year old black lab named Milo who completes the family. Three things you may not know about Lauren is, she plays the violin, she has jumped out of an airplane, and she was once life flighted to KU Medical Center.

Dr. Jared

Dr. Jared had his own dental practice for 18 years before moving here from Utah. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2001. He completed his residency in 2003 at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He really enjoys family time and hosting others at his home. A few characteristics the staff use to describe him are calm, quiet, efficient, sweet. He wears a new pair of shoes almost everyday and likes to shop for good deals or funky designs.



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