Meet Our Team

  • Kandy, RDH
    Lead Hygienist

    Kandy has been with the practice since 2006. She graduated in 1988 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene.

  • Pam, RDH

    Pam has been with our dental practice for 28 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.

  • Rebecca, RDH

    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.

  • Barb, RDH

    Barb began her dental career at 15 years old working at a local dental office in a nearby small town after school. At a young age, she considered herself as one of those 'crazy kids that just knew what they wanted to do when they grew up.' At the dental office, she would work both front and back office with helping the team finish up their day. Then she would stay after closing to clean and get ready for the next day. Eventually, she worked her way up to become a dental assistant. During the day Barb worked full time as an assistant and in the evenings she took night classes to prepare her for Dental Hygiene school. After saving up, she was able to apply to the Dental Hygiene program at Johnson County Community College. Barb is now proud to say she has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 20 years now and still enjoying it!

    Barb joined our team in the summer of 2018. Her favorite part of her career has been the people. Barb truly enjoys building relationships with her patients and being apart of our dental team. Everyone who sits in Barb's chair is a person first and a patient second. She likes to cater to her treatment for each person as an individual like they are a member of her own family.

    In 2001 Barb was blessed to have married her supportive husband. Together they share 3 busy and fun-filled kids. As a family, they enjoy taking their camper on trips, local and out of state. Barb and her family also savor their downtime just hanging out at home and spending time together.

  • Barbara, RDH

    Barbara joined our practice in June of 2019. She is a registered dental hygienist that graduated from the  University of Missouri Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1989. Barb has been in the dental field since 1981 as a receptionist and a certified dental assistant.

    Barbara and her husband have two children and a rescue German Shepard, Sadie. Her family are true Chiefs fans, they have been going to Chiefs games since 1976.

    When Barbara is not working she enjoys doing genealogy, scrapbooking, bowling, hiking with Sadie, reading and spending time with her family.

  • Jerrie
    Lead Dental Assistant

    Jerrie has been working with Dr. Houk for 28 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 has 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 8 years.

    When Shannon is not at work, she loves spending time with family and friends, going on adventures with her daughter, and marveling at motherhood.

  • Kari
    Office Manager

    Kari was born and raised in Lawrence Kansas,  she has over 13 years of experience in the dental field spending the last 10 years with Excelsior Springs Family Dentistry. Kari 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
    Insurance 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.

  • Amanda

    Amanda is a 2019 Liberty North High School graduate; She then continued her education at Concorde Career College in Kansas City, Missouri. Amanda started with our office July 2019 after finishing her externship working with Dr. Whitehead. In her free time Amanda likes traveling, spending quality time with her family, and being active outdoors.

  • Kristen,
    Hygiene Coordinator

    Kristen joined the practice in April of 2019. She has worked the dental field for eight years. Kristen has been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years, they have two children and reside here in Excelsior Springs.

  • Morgan,
    Treatment Coordinator

    Morgan started with our office in April for 2019. She spent five years in the medical field before she made the switch to dental. Morgan and her husband adopted their first dog Savage in 2016. Then in 2018, they added Nala to their family. In 2019, Morgan and Montana brought their daughter Emerson into the world. 

    Morgan brings an extra dose of laughter to our office and we enjoy having her as a member of our team.

  • Madeline
    Dental Assistant

    Madeline is currently attending Maple Woods College for her pre-recs. After she finishes at Maple Woods, she is planning on attending UMKC to become a Dental Hygienist. When Madeline receives her college degree, she plans to continue working at our office.

  • Mallory, Dental Assistant

    Mallory graduated from Lafayette High School in 2018. After high school she attended Missouri western for a semester. Mallory then began Dental Assisting School at Concorde Career College in January and graduated in August of 2019. Mallory joined our team in October of 2019. In her free time Mallory loves to go shopping, travel and spend time with family.

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