Julie is a very welcome addition to our staff this year. She has a fantastic background in various retail settings. Julie also has extensive training as a former pre-school teacher and this level of patience is very helpful with our front office administration. Julie helps with scheduling, coordinating referrals, and fulfills a multitude of other roles at the front desk.
Kim has been with us for 3 years and has been a great addition as an insurance specialist and implant surgery coordinator. Kim spends a great deal of time assisting patients with insurance benefit determination and treatment planning with referral offices. Kim’s previous experience in a cardiology practice is very helpful to us, especially when we work with primary care physicians for pre-op anesthesia assessments and medical clearances. Kim leads our front office administration and is extremely dedicated.
Soheyla is our newest addition to the team and we are thrilled to have her! She provides our office with an excellent background in front office administration as well as medical and dental billing. Soheyla has worked in both the dental and medical industries and for a large health services provider. This gives her great insight to both small medical and dental practices as well as large medical industry administration.
Nicki has been with our practice for over 8 years and is our multitask master. Nicki originally started in our practice as a certified surgical assistant and then expanded her roles into managing our surgery center accreditation every three years, study club operations, surgical team support and training, referral office communication, and all other aspects of practice management. She has completed ACLS/CPR training on multiple occasions as well as the AAOMS national anesthesia certification exam DAANCE.
Grant has been with our practice for 6 years as a surgery assistant. He works in all phases of the surgery side of the practice as well as on our consultation side. Grant studied mechanical engineering at UMKC and is continuing his education with a degree in nursing. He has tremendous technical skills in many aspects of the practice from detailed mechanical problems to IT troubleshooting. He has completed ACLS/CPR certifications several times, the AAOMS national anesthesia exam DAANCE, and has his EMT certification and CNA licenses in KS and MO.
Felipe has been with our practice for over 4 years and
graduated with a Biology degree from Creighton University. Felipe is a talented assistant who works in all areas of the practice on both the surgery and clinic sides. He is bilingual and his Spanish fluency provides tremendous assistance and comfort to our Spanish speaking patients. Felipe has completed ACLS/CPR training multiple times as well as the AAOMS national anesthesia exam DAANCE. Felipe is applying to Physician Assistant programs and preparing for a future career in healthcare.
Tegan is a recent graduate from Kansas State University with a BS in Life Sciences and has her CNA and CMA licenses. Tegan has strong work experience from a previous position at an orthopedic surgery clinic. She recently completed her ACLS training here and is continuing her skillset development in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Abigail is a summer surgery assistant who is finishing her second year at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She is a highly qualified Summa Cum Laude graduate from Pittsburgh State University with a degree in Biology. She is excelling in dental school and already has vast experience in the oral surgery arena including 2 mission trips to Cambodia in 2015 and 2017. She recently joined us on our 2019 Kansas Mission of Mercy trip and we were happy for her help!