Kandy, RDH Lead Hygienist
Kandy has been with the practice since 2006. She graduated in 1988 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Pam has been with our dental practice for 26 years. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from Johnson County Community College in 1988 with an Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
In Pam's spare time, one of her favorite things to do is spending time with her daughter at the pool in the sun and also just being outdoors. Pam is also married.
Becky, RDH Hygienist
Becky joined Excelsior Springs Family Dentistry over 5 years ago. She grew up in Lebanon, MO and started her Dental Hygiene education in St. Louis. After moving to Kansas City in 1977, Becky received her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Becky has over 40 years in the Dental Hygiene profession. She is devoted to making each patient feel comfortable and educating every patient on their individual oral hygiene needs.
Becky is married and she and her husband, Jim, have 5 grown children between them, and 7 grandkids. Becky has a great love of animals, and through the years, she and Jim have saved numerous feral cats and stray or homeless dogs. Becky's a vegetarian, mainly due to advocating for more humane treatment of animals, and also for health reasons.
When not working in dentistry, Becky and her husband have a "vacation rental" business with properties in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the ski resort of Angel Fire, New Mexico.
Rebecca, RDH Hygienist
Rebecca has been a hygienist since 2015 and in the dental field since 1996. She loves teeth, smiling, camping, hiking, and gardening.
She has a wonderful happy husband and 4 great kids.
Jerrie, Lead Dental Assistant
Jerrie has been working with Dr. Houk for 26 years. She graduated from Lathrop High School in 1980 and Dental Assisting School in 1986.
Shannon, Dental Assistant
Shannon is a 2008 Excelsior Springs High School graduate. She attended the University of Central Missouri before enrolling in the Dental Assistant Program at Concorde Career College, where she graduated with honors. She is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Shannon and her husband have one child and two dogs; a goofy Lab and a grumpy Jack Russell. She is a die-hard Royals fan and loves cheering on the boys in blue at the K. Shannon started with our office in 2011 and she's been assisting Dr. Craven for 6 years.
When Shannon is not at work, she loves spending time with family and friends, going on adventures with her husband and daughter, and marveling at motherhood.
Sue, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Sue has been in the dental field for 25 years working as a receptionist and a dental assistant. Currently Sue works as the Office Floater, working as needed with Dr. Craven and Dr. Houk, as well as assisting the Hygiene department and the office staff. Originally from rural Iowa, Sue lives with her husband in Lawson, the mother of three grown children and blessed with six grandchildren.
Allison, Dental Assistant
Allison graduated from Richmond High School in 2015. She joined our team in March 2018 with excitement for her career as a Dental Assistant.
Allison enjoys spending time with her family/friends and mini dachshund, Nismo.
Kari, Office Manager/Insurance Coordinator
Kari was born and raised in Lawrence Kansas, Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU. She has over 12 years of experience in the dental field, and has been with Excelsior Springs Family Dentistry for 9 years. She has many roles here at the office which include; Insurance Coordinator as well as the Office Manager. You may see her running the front desk as well as seating patients or possibly assisting the doctor. She recently accepted the role of Office Manager, and is excited to grow with the practice. Kari plans on furthering her education in office management and is currently a member of AADOM. Kari enjoys traveling and crappie fishing with her family.
Lesley, Hygiene Coordinator
Lesley is originally from Excelsior Springs but has lived in Lawson since 2001. She has worked in the pharmacy/medical field for 15 years and has currently worked here since July 2016. Lesley enjoys working with the public and helping others.
Kelli, Treatment Coordinator/Accounts Receivable
Kelli graduated with honors in the Dental Assisting Program through Vatterott College. She was later asked to become a member of the Dental Assisting Program Advisory Committee and has currently been serving on the board for 2 years. Kelli worked in administration for many years before deciding to join the dental field. She loves working with the public and seeing all their smiles!
Kelli joined our team in July 2018. She enjoys her position as the Treatment Coordinator and Accounts Receivable where she can utilize her knowledge in administration and dental, making her career the perfect combo :)
When Kelli is not at work, you will find her spending time with her amazing children and husband. She loves being outdoors, cheering on her kids at various sporting events or traveling to the gulf coast.